School nurses not qualified - NAJ

Damion Mitchell, Jamaica Gleaner, July 12, 2007 The Nurses' Association of Jamaica (NAJ) is concerned that the majority of school nurses are not qualified for the job. NAJ president Edith Allwood Anderson says, by medical standards, only registered nurses should be employed in schools. Speaking at a Gleaner Editors' Forum, held yesterday at the newspaper's head office in central Kingston, Mrs. Allwood Anderson said the majority of school nurses are, in fact, practical nurses. "It's a safety and a quality care issue," she said. ... School