Lightbourne & Coldwell Earn BHB Scholarships

January 4, 2018

Bermuda Hospitals Board today announces the first two recipients of its mental health scholarship awards as Waleed Lightbourne and Janai Coldwell.

“The scholarships were newly established this year and are administered by BHB. This year, they were funded with donations from the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust,” BHB said.

“Recipients of the award must have completed the two year Bermuda College Associate’s Degree in Nursing. The two year scholarship pays $40,000 per year to attend Northampton University so the recipient can complete their Bachelor’s Nursing Degree in Mental Health.”

Waleed Lightbourne:

Lightbourne, Waleed Bermuda Jan 4 2018

Chief Operating Officer, R. Scott Pearman, comments: “I am proud to see the first two recipients of the mental health scholarship awards announced and would like to thank the BHCT for the donation that has launched them.

“Our mental health services need Bermudian nurses for the stability and future leadership of on-island services. The Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute will see many of their senior nursing staff retire over the next five years, so we are greatly encouraged to see the next generation start their training.”

Chief of Nursing, Judy Richardson, adds: “Congratulations to Mr Lightbourne and Ms Caldwell! I’m always excited to see new nurses qualify and it is especially pleasing to see two talented and committed Bermudians choose a nursing pathway in mental health.

“It is a highly fulfilling professional career to choose, with opportunities, if wanted, to advance through different areas and eventually move into higher levels of management. I look forward to seeing them return home after training.”

Janai Caldwell:

Caldwell Janai Bermuda Jan 4 2018

BHB noted, “Waleed graduated from the Bermuda College [BC] with his Associate’s Degree in 2015. He was the first Bermudian male to graduate from the Nursing Programme. Waleed is currently working in BHB’s nurse internship programme in the Acute Care Wing of KEMH.

“Janai’s interest in psychiatric nursing was peeked during her tenure as a Community Support worker in the Learning Disability Department at the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI], a post she currently works in. She decided to go back to school to gain her RN designation and attained her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in May 2017.”

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  1. How thrilling. I had the wonderful pleasure to interact with Janai.
    She has always been a clever, witty person. Kudos to Janai and Waleed. Come back to YOUR country, so that we have more of our own serving and providing for us. Well done!!

  2. sweet black says:

    Congratulations Janai I am so proud of u Lady. U deserve every bit of this u have worked really hard. Keep up the good work

  3. biggadon says:

    Congrats Waleed ….well done. We are in dire need of Local male Nurses even more so Psych Nurses at MAWI….hurry back we need you 2. FOLKS IF YOU KNOW A YOUNG BERMUDIAN WHO IS NOT SURE WHAT THEY WANT TO DO, PLEASE DIRECT THEM TO PSYCH NURSING….jobs are plenty.

  4. Breezy says:

    Congratulations Janai Caldwell and Mr. Lightbourne. Have fun !