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Building Children's Nursing Conference

The biennial Building Children's Nursing for Africa (BCN) conference, hosted by the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, in collaboration with Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, is a participative conference for nurses who work with children, newborn to adolescents, and their families, to consider and celebrate their contribution to excellence in care.

For details and to register for the next conference: Constructs of Care, being held from 16-18th April 2019, click here.

This conference stands as a clear example of the Initiative's ongoing dedication to the goal of Building strong and sustainable system capacity, in particular through the establishment of a dynamic community of child health nursing leaders, educators, researchers and practitioners across Africa.

Previous conferences:

The inaugural conference (2013)

The inaugural conference was held in April 2013 and embraced the theme of 'I'm not just a nurse'. It was a very successful first conference, a short summary of which can be read here

Foundations of Evidence (2015)

April 2015 saw the second Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference being held, with a new theme of 'Foundations of Evidence'. Equally as productive and inspiring as the first, daily conference reports and an overall conference summary can be selected below. 

'Pillars of Practice' (2017)

March, 28-30 2017 saw the third Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference held with the theme 'Pillars of Practice'.
Daily conference reports can be selected to read from below.