University Hospital of the West Indies Graduate Nurses' Association:|
The University Hospital
of the West Indies (UHWI) Graduate Nurses' Association, Toronto Chapter
was established in 1985. The UHWI School of Nursing is located in
Mona, Kingston, Jamaica and has been in existence since 1948.
A group of friends, reminising
about the fun-filled days at their school of nursing and indulging
in "remember when..." stories, unanimously agreed that they had experienced
a lot of fun and happiness while receiving an education of very high
quality. Examining their professional paths, they realized that they
represent many levels of nursing management and a wide variety of
nursing specialties. They concluded that the years at UHWI, at no
financial cost to them, was a learning adventure of fun resulting
in personal and professional growth. These graduates of the UHWI School
of Nursing, unanimously decided to find a way of "giving back" to
their hospital and school, and to help others benefit as they did...and
so the University Hospital of the West Indies, Graduate Nurses' Association,
Toronto Chapter, was born.
Fund-raising events have been a major part of the energy of the Association
- we have been blessed that all such activities have been successful.
Fortunately, the members have managed to stretch themselves and planned
many other successful major affairs, as diversity of activity is necessary
to accomplish the objectives of the Association. Being immersed in
multiple events, although very exhausting at times, have provided
us with fun, personal growth and greater friendships.
Since the inception of The
Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations, an umbrella group of Jamaican
Alumni Associations, our Association has been a member. As members,
we have enjoyed many privileges and feel we can be presumptuous in
saying that we have contributed significantly to the success of the
University Hospital of
the West Indies Graduate Nurses' Association has its own Web site.
For additional informational about this Association and about their
fund-raising events, click on the link that follows to go to their