Provided partial scholarship grants to members, prior to Government’s introduction of a scholarship programme.
Facilitated overseas attachments through arranging accommodation and professional courtesies.
Host educational conferences annually to update nursing and midwifery personnel.
Provide opportunities for members to benefit from ICN 3M fellowships and ICN bursaries for Leadership training programme.
Provide opportunities for receiving educational offerings of the Commonwealth Nurses Federation. & ICN (workshops/conferences)
Source sponsorship for members and nursing students to participate in international, regional and local nursing/health forums.
Convene Quadrennial Conferences with TTNA Amer. Inc. every (4) four years since 1983 to expose members/nursing personnel to new knowledge from international, regional & local speakers.
Played a lead role in the policy change resulting in the transfer of nursing education to tertiary educational institutions.
Represented nursing and midwifery personnel on national committees for improving the health service; including the Morean Commission & 1990 Cabinet appointed Task Force to review the health situation
Participated in the development of the NCTT’s first Professional Code of Conduct for the Registered Nurse, Licensed Midwife & Health Visitor; the development of the first curriculum for the preparation of Intensive Care Nurses in Trinidad & Tobago and the development &/ or review of curricula for other nursing and midwifery programmes.
Provides library service at Head Office
Provides awards and book grants for nursing students.
Established and operates a Nursing Academy to provide continuing education programmes for nursing personnel and health care programmes for members of the public.
Provides support to members families in times of need.
Seeks to have nurses recognised at national, regional &international levels for their contribution to nursing and the population.
Provided legal oversight/support to protect nursing’s interest during the Commission of Inquiry into the “egg nog” adverse event at St. Ann’s hospital.
Sought to have a nurse representative on each RHA Board commencing with promulgation of the RHA Act 1994.
Provide inputs in the development of local (national), regional and international nursing /health policies and local and regional legislation e.g. CARICOM’s Model Professionals Bill
Intervene where members have reported an injustice /legitimate, safety and health issues affecting them on the job. e.g. PCCs receiving less salary than HNs at SFGH; or dehumanized by HR practice
Lead Lobbies, including networking and mobilization of response against any policy with negative implications for nursing and midwifery personnel.