Botswana

The Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative’s partnership with the Bamalete Lutheran Schoool of Nursing (BLSON) commenced in 2011 with a scoping visit to UCT’s Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative by Mrs Martha Mothibe & Kelebonye Johane.

In 2013 Prof Minette Coetzee, Jane Vos & Jane Booth, along with Heidi Grundlingh (from the Children’s Hospital Trust) conducted a Curriculum development workshop in Ramotswa at BLSON. Subsequent to this BLSON sent 5 nurses to UCT as students from 2012 – 2014 and then 2 as educator interns for 3 weeks in 2017. Following a few delays BLSON are hopeful that they will be able to commence their own purpose fit paediatric nursing training programme in July 2020.

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