Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative

Who are we and what do we do?  

The Child Nurse Practice Development Initaitive 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 build Children’s Nursing for Africa in Africa by:

  1. Training children’s nurses to work to best effect in Africa’s health systems
  2. Working with educators who train children’s nurses
  3. Working with nurses and teams to best effect in Africa’s health systems
  4. Building the evidence base for working to best effect in Africa’s health systems
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Wednesday, 26 June 2019
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. Read the interview summaries by clicking on the links below. 

A summary of a presentation by Bronson Hlatshwayo, written by Elijeshca Crous (1st year MNCN student)

An interview with Denyse Musengimana, written by Ireen Muleya (2nd year MNCN student)

An interview with Leilani Titus, written by Jabulani Kgaspane (2nd year MNCN student)

An interview with Idah Mzama, written by Adess Mwale (1st year MNCN student)

An interview with Marianne van der Heijden, written by Andrea Amos (1st year MNCN student)

An interview with Sebotse Ngake, written by Nadia Harris (MNCN 1st year student)

An interview with Tulipoka Soko, written by Busisiwe Jama (1st Year MNCN student)

An interview with Winnie Wanjiru Leah Njuguru, written by Akua Boateng (2nd year MNCN student)

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. The purpose of this internship was to provide a nurse educator with the opportunity to join an established children’s nursing programme team to share ideas and learning. Yevonnie will be co-leading the new children’s nursing programme design and delivery at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Under the guidance of Prof Minette Coetzee and her team at the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, they shared ideas on how best to train nurses nursing children and so improve the lives of those children and their families in countries in the southern and eastern regions of Africa.

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.

The full text of the article can be accessed free of charge using this link: https://rdcu.be/bAYdR

For more information: Natasha.North@uct.ac.za

Publication Date:
Fri, 10 May 2019 - 21:30
Beatrix Callard MNCN Graduate
Beatrix Callard: MNCN Class of 2017 Graduate

Beatrix has learnt a lot in the past two years and feels as though she will be able to take back a new set of tools and understanding to her previous post in the Maternity Unit at Windhoek Central Hospital in Namibia. For Beatrix, the MNCN course at UCT has both been a challenging and rewarding experience – believing that the thorough process of the modules in the course have given her a better understanding of her role as a Paediatric Advanced Practice Nurse.

Publication Date:
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 - 15:00

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