Constructs of Care - Building Children's Nursing for Africa Conference 2019
It's nearly time for the next BCN conference - a participative conference for health care professionals in the paediatric field to celebrate and build on what we do well in caring for children and their families

Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative

Who are we and what do we do?  

We are 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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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Mr Mmusetsi Mokwatsi
Pioneering for the Northern Cape

The pioneering nurses on our the new Masters in Nursing (Child Nursing) are already on their way to becoming Africa's first Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Publication Date:
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:15
Read about the work of the programme in The Lancet Global Health

An article co-authored by Minette Coetzee, Neil H McKerrow, Angela Chimwaza, Natasha North and Stephanie Sieberhagen has been published in the July edition of The Lancet Global Health.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:30
Angela Leonard attends Commonwealth Nursing Conference

Angela Leonard attended the 3rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference in the UK in March.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 16:00
Thank you Mrs Roodt
Mrs Sandra Roodt Retires: We Say Goodbye to a Champion for Children's Nursing

Mrs Sandra Roodt, Head of Nursing at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, retired at the end of May 2016.  Mrs Roodt was appointed as Head of Nursing in 2006. At a celebration tea on May 18th, Mrs Roodt was presented with a certificate in recognition for her advocacy and support for children’s nursing training and practice. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:30