Bio of Hyacinth Jackson
Hyacinth Jackson (Director, Membership Relations JDCF)
Hyacinth Jackson was born in Kingston, raised in Hanover, and spent most of her adult life working and gathering her wealth of experience within the nursing arena in Toronto, Canada.
She started her lifelong nursing education by first obtaining a Nursing Diploma at Humber College in Toronto. While continuing on her nursing journey, she was able to acquire a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ryerson University and later a Master of Science in Community Health Nursing at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, while working full time and raising a family.
Hyacinth Jackson has extensive nursing experience in the field, including Nurse Clinician, Medical Surgical Nursing, Nurse Management and Nurse Educator in numerous hospitals, which has lead to her present position as Nursing Professor at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada.
In collaboration with a colleague, Hyacinth developed and successfully executed the Seneca Nursing Outreach Program (S.N.O.P) which is a Canadian-Jamaican partnership that allows Canadian nursing students to travel to Jamaica and gain experience in impoverished Jamaican communities for the past seven years.
Hyacinth uses this opportunity as a vehicle to constantly revisit her roots and make meaningful contribution to the communities in which the groups volunteer.
After visiting various communities and recognizing the health needs, she decided to enroll in a Diabetes Educator Program at the Michener Institute in Toronto, in an effort to enhance her ongoing contribution to international nursing education.
Hyacinth contribution epitomizes the essence of what the JDCF symbolizes.