The Dominica Nurses Association (DNA) has once again awarded one of its members for her sterling contribution to nursing and nursing education in Dominica.
The recipient is Agnes Brooks, a retired Nurse Educator who served from 1970 to 1997 at the then Princess Margaret School of Nursing (now Faculty of Health Sciences, Dominica State College). Brooks also served as Principal Tutor of that institution for the latter 15 years of the said period.
During her tenure Brooks kept abreast with the many changes which were taking place in nursing education in order to offer and deliver training programs that would produce a highly qualified and disciplined cadre of nurses, who would best meet the health needs of the ever changing society.
Brooks always looked forward to the future of nursing as it related to the expanding role and development of the nurse, but never took her eyes off her objective to graduate nurses who would keep the compassion and care in nursing, while at the same time delivering holistic, scientific, safe and quality health care at the patient’s hospital bedside or at a remote community health clinic or humble dwelling.
Brooks is happily retired and lives in Anguilla, her home island, but her indelible mark is imprinted on the nursing service in Dominica and abroad, where the hundreds of nurses who were trained under her tutorship continue to make her proud.
Brooks was awarded on Sunday 29 January, 2012 when the DNA joined the Wesley Christian Union Church for its annual January Thanksgiving Celebration.
DNA extends gratitude to Pastor Wilson and the congregation of the Wesley Christian Union Church for the warm and blessed church celebration. The DNA executive thanks its membership for the large turnout in support of the event.