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Hilda Bowen Library: About Us

The Hilda Bowen Library is the specialized health sciences library of the University of The Bahamas. It is located at the Grosvenor Close Campus in down town Nassau. It serves students in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

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Out Island Nurse

Out Island Nurse by William McRae Gillies (1896-1976).  In 1965, Gillies painted Zel Lockhart into posterity as the archetypical Out Island Nurse. The viewer can sense from the nurse’s distant gaze and serious expression that she is aware of the magnitude of her work. Yet, she leans into the morning, coat on one arm and valise in hand, ready to meet any challenge.  -- H.A. Munnings, 2014.  Extract from his book Healthcare in the Bahamas.

Articles About Hilda Bowen Library

The Hilda Bowen Library  is named in honour of former Princess Margaret Hospital Matron, Hilda Bowen.

Hilda Valerie Bowen, M.B.E., 1923-2002 : pioneer Bahamian nurse.
Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society (October 2002) vol.24 

Nursing & Allied Health Sciences Library Staff

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Clarice Forbes
Hilda Bowen Library,
Grosvenor Close Center,
University of The Bahamas,
Nassau, Bahamas.
1-242-302-4300 Ext. 5807

Contact and Location

Tel 242-325-5551


Nursing & Allied Health Sciences Librarian

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Virginia Ballance
Hilda Bowen Library,
Grosvenor Close Campus,
University of The Bahamas,
Nassau, Bahamas
325-5551 x228 Internal extension 5808