Kathy-Ann Swan Named Nurse Of The Year

May 5, 2015

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[Updated] The Bermuda Nurses Association has announced that Kathy-Ann Swan has been named as the Nurse of the Year, honouring her for her more than 30 years of service to the good health of Bermuda’s residents.

In responding to the recognition she has received, Ms. Swan said, “It is an honour. I think I took this for granted. What a recognition; I really appreciate this prestigious award.

“Most of my over 30 years in nursing was in acute care, including long term care, medical surgical, operating room, and MWI. I am now the Director of Education at the Bermuda College.”

When asked what she loved most about the profession, Ms. Swan told Bernews, “I love nursing. I am passionate about nursing. Being a role model and mentor, assisting others to either improve or adjust, providing that caring, client orientated, professional environment, promoting nursing, assisting in educating and developing our future nurses into the profession.

“The many opportunities in nursing that I have been given, working with so many different teams, meeting so many different people, and learning so much.

“Nursing is life-long learning; keeping abreast of trends, best practices, and evidence.”

Update 3.58pm: The PLP has offered its congratulations to Ms. Swan, with Shadow Minister of Health Ms. Kim Wilson saying, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party is today pleased to join Bermuda in celebrating the career and contributions of Kathy Ann Swan; the 2015 Nurse of the Year.

“Nursing is an occupational field that is under-represented by Bermudians. It is an area where Bermudians can and should participate in and make careers for themselves. Mrs. Swan is a shining example of how with hard work and tenacity, Bermudians can reach the highest levels in this field.

“That is why in the PLP’s Vision 2025 we are committed to substantially increasing funding for training to give more Bermudians an opportunity to earn careers in nursing and to create another generation of Bermudian nurses of the caliber of Mrs. Kathy Ann Swan.”

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  1. Pastor Syl says:

    Congratulations, Kathy Ann Swan! You surely deserve this award. I will never forget your care for my mother when she was in the Extended Care Unit. Blessings, my dear.

    • Shahidah says:

      Congratulations Cousin Kathy, God has blessed you to contribute to a most worthy cause, that of caring for so many folks. May God continue to bless you. Love you

  2. Transparency says:

    Deserved!

  3. Ronnie says:

    Congratulations Kathy!! You so deserve this. I am so happy for you.!

  4. Mike says:

    Hurray for Kathy ….
    A Nurse Trail Blazer for Nursing Education in Bermuda.