Who are we and what do we do?

The Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative is a nurse-led academic initiative in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at The University of Cape Town, situated at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. We work with interdisciplinary colleagues from both academic and clinical settings to strengthen the practice of children's nursing across Sub-Saharan Africa.

We are Building Children’s Nursing for Africa in Africa by:

  1. Educating Children's Nurses @UCT
  2. Education Practice Development
  3. Clinical Practice Development
  4. Building the Evidence for Education, Practice and Policy

 

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Launch of our UCT open access Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines

We are delighted to announce the launch of our evidence-based practice guidelines (EBPGs) as an UCT open access resource. Follow this link - https://bit.ly/2HiIvY3 - to see last year’s Master of Nursing (Child Nursing) graduates’ poster presentations of their EBPGs. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 - 13:15
Interviews from the recent Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference

At the recent Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference, some of the Masters in Child Nursing students got to work interviewing some of the plenary speakers and the delegates. Click down to read more. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 13 May 2019 - 22:45
A programme living up to its promise

When asked about her recent visit to Cape Town at the invitation of the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, the response of Yevonnie Chauraya is nothing but positive. Yevonnie Chauraya, university nursing lecturer from Zimbabwe,  joined the UCT based team of child nurse educators for a three-week internship from January to  February 2019. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 10 May 2019 - 22:15
New evidence of a growing children’s nursing workforce for Africa

New research published in the international journal of Human Resources for Health presents the findings of an initial workforce survey. Conducted by CNPDI Research Programme Director Natasha North, with co-authors Minette Coetzee and Maylene Shung-King, this is the first time a systematic count of specialist children’s nurses has been attempted for this geographical region. Full text of article can be accessed free of charge here: https://rdcu.be/bAYdR

Publication Date:
Fri, 10 May 2019 - 21:30

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