Dominica Nurses Association recognizes Agnes Brooks


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.

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  1. Mary
    February 7, 2012

    Well correct me if I am wrong but I believe Nurse Brooks was born in Anguilla and so has retired back to her homeland.

  2. How nice
    February 6, 2012

    Lovely lady..inside and out. True professional too..with a loving and caring side. May the good Lord Jehovah truly bless and keep you and may He grant you good health. Take care of yourself and enjoy your retirement. Eat healhty and keep active and may your good name be both on Earth and in Heaven.

  3. observant
    February 5, 2012

    All I can say is Sister Brooks was good. Really good! What professionalism! What brilliance! Really really good!

  4. Anonymous
    February 4, 2012

    Congratulations Sr. Brookes!! For her encouragement and support and caring attitude to all your students. This recognition is well deserved

  5. Juelle
    February 4, 2012

    Thanks Sr.Brookes for your contribution to nursing and Nursing education in Dominica.Your works will always be remembered and cherished. Thanks for being a great mentor

  6. phucet
    February 4, 2012

    congrats Agnes from your sis-inlaw in St.Croix

  7. February 4, 2012

    Very well done Sister Brooks. Proud to be one of your OLD SCHOOL STUDENTS. Wish you GOD’S richest blessings,good health and long life. You are my role model. Must say that we love you and appreciate every thing you did for us. BLESSINGS and CONGRATULATIONS.

  8. Anonymous
    February 4, 2012

    Retired in Anguilla?, in compared to Dominica.

  9. Praying
    February 4, 2012

    Congrats Ms Brooks, I’m one of your products.

  10. 7.5 Agreed
    February 3, 2012

    Nurse Augustina Dubique needs to be recognize as well. Spent 25yrs as a nurse and still lost her daughter in the health center when the landslide fell and covered them both in GoodHope 1986

  11. Sout Man
    February 3, 2012

    Job well done, Sister Brooks. May God Bless you!!

  12. powder puff
    February 3, 2012

    Nurse Brooks, i remember you 50 years ago when i was in children ward, i never forget your kind and professional care you gave me, i never got you off my mind.I wish you good health and God’s blessings.You and your crew that work on the children ward, were
    nurses of the highest calibar.
    Thanks again NURSE BROOKS.

  13. ANTICOME 2
    February 3, 2012

    CONGRATULATION SISTER BROOKS, however, you are truly MISSED, under you tutelage , many things that are happening presently (nurses manner of dress, attitude towards patient, work and coworkers) would not have been tolerated.

    Do enjoy your retirement!!!

    • LawieBawie
      February 7, 2012

      Your mathematics is off. She went to Dominica 42yrs ago.

      • LawieBawie
        February 7, 2012

        Sorry ‘ANTICOME2’!! This was meant for ‘powder puff’

  14. Figtree
    February 3, 2012

    Congrats to Sister Brooks. I think she should also be recommended for a meritorious service award come next independence celebrations, if she has not yet received such an honour.

  15. Grand Bay Girl
    February 3, 2012

    cONGRATULATIOS! I am one of your former
    student at PMH. U help me build this profession and gave me a foundation.I am ever so grateful. Blessings

  16. Stafford
    February 3, 2012

    Ms Brooks we thank for your yeoman’s service and unwavering contribution to nursing and health in general in Dominica. Enjoy your retirement in Anguilla and remember that you are truely loved in Dominica.

  17. Michael
    February 3, 2012

    I know Nurse Brooks as a little boy when I visited my aunt who worked at the PMH. She always coveyed greetings to my mom and the family even when she retired. A very warm lady. Blessings to her.

  18. Gerard Nibbs
    February 3, 2012

    well deseved SisterBrooks. surely missed out on this one Happy and proud to be graduate from your tutelage.May God richly bless you always.

    • T
      February 4, 2012

      where are GN? been trying to locate you for some 5 plus yrs. I am in New York.I will ask TV -man (J) potters street sister your friend where you are next ime isee her or daughters.Guess who?

  19. lisad
    February 3, 2012

    Congratulation Miss Brooks. You are a true mentor. Enjoy your retirement.

  20. Anonymous
    February 3, 2012

    congrats well deserved

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