Mr. Desmond Croker
Mr Desmond Croker is currently a Nurse Lecturer in the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences. Before coming to the Turks and Caicos Islands he worked in Trinidad as Registered Nurse at the Port of Spain and Mt Hope Hospital, Nurse Educator at COSTAATT and District nurse with special responsibility for Non-communicable diseases at the Arima Health Facility. In Jamaica as Nurse Educator at Montego Bay Community College, the International University of the Caribbean and the University of the West Indies, and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) nurse at the University of the West Indies. And in Guyana as a Registered Nurse at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and West Demerara Regional Hospital, Nurse Educator at the Georgetown School of Nursing, Senior Nurse at the 5G Dialysis Centre and Medical Extension Officer at the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Development and Conservation.
Mr Croker received his M.Sc. in Advanced Nursing from the University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus, Trinidad in 2014 after completing a B. Sc. in Nursing Education at the University of Guyana in 2004 and a Diploma in Nursing at the Georgetown School of Nursing in Guyana. He also is a Caribbean Certified Diabetes Educator (CCDE) having been trained at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus in 2012. He began teaching Nursing since 2003 and is currently in his 18th year of teaching. He is also a certified Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor with the American Heart Association and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Mr Croker is interested in studies related to Non-Communicable Diseases especially Diabetes and Cardiovascular diseases and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Health with Texilla American University.