ESTABLISHMENT OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO REGISTERED NURSESASSOCIATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF NURSING COUNCIL OF TRINIDAD
1930:- Certified Nurses Association of Trinidad and Tobago was founded at the ColonialHospital, San Fernando.1932:- Trained Nurses and Midwives Association was inaugurated at Port Of Spain ColonialHospital1933:-Both Nurses Association made continual representations to local authorities and severalCommittees and Royal Commissions sent from the Colonial Office in England to enquire intomatters affecting Nursing. Members gave evidence before these commissions.1934:- Medical Officers organised a course of lectures in Public Health Nursing based on amodified syllabus of the Royal Sanitary Institute. Participants paid for this education andattended same on their personal time. This was the first structured programme in Public Health Nursing Education.. Royal West India Commission recommended that increase attention should be paid to the training of nurses by such methods as the appointment of Sister Tutors andCentralization of training institutions.1935:- Name of the Lunatic Asylum was changed to Mental Hospital. Appointment of a SpecificBoard to standardize educational qualifications for entry into Nurse Training. Ward Sisters wereappointed from among the trained nurses at the hospitals.1938:- Memorandum submitted by both Nurses Association to the West India RoyalCommission (MOYNE COMMISSION) recommending
Registration for Nurses.
First unqualified Sister Tutor was appointed from Overseas Nursing Service to teach at ColonialHospital, Port of Spain.1940:- The first scholarship for nurses was granted for representatives of each of the twoAssociations to study at the West India School of Public Health Jamaica. The granting of suchscholarships was later assumed by the Government.1943:- Both Nurses Association again prepared a draft bill to provide registration of nurses in theColony.1944: Recommendations of the Russell Committee were:1.District Nurses to be trained as Health visitors2.Provision of an approved full time programme for Health Visiting.