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Andrea Amos

 

MNur (Child Nursing) Cape Town, Paed Dip (Critical Care Nursing Child), RN

 

Registration with SANC: 15473341 Nurse (General, Psychiatric & Community) and Midwife; Critical Care Nursing - Child 

Andrea Amos works as a clinical educator within the Children’s Nursing Development Unit. Her role is to actively support designated clinical units to plan and implement practice improvement as part of the Best Practice Units project. She facilitates and contributes to preparing online content for journal club for children’s nurses around Africa. She has a keen interest in using graphic recording to facilitate dialogue, as well as helping nurses to improve their practice.

Andrea is a registered Critical care children’s nurse and worked in a paediatric intensive for care unit for six years at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. In 2020 she obtained her Master’s in Child Nursing from the University of Cape Town and co-developed an Evidence-based Practice Guideline called ‘The Nurse’s Role in Supporting Mothers/Carers in Administering Oral Medication to their Hospitalised Children’, which has been accepted for publication in the journal Curationis.

Andrea believes that nurses are the driving force behind healthcare and necessary allies for all healthcare professionals to provide holistic care to all patients. Great outcomes cannot be achieved without nursing care.

Qualification

Awarding Institution

Year awarded

R425 Diploma in Nursing Science: General, Community, Midwifery and Psychiatry

Cape Peninsula University of Technology/ Western Cape College of Nursing)

2011

Post-graduate Diploma: Critical Care Nursing - Child

University of Cape Town

2016

Masters in Nursing - Child Nursing

University of Cape Town

2020
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