Introducing: The Harry Crossley Children's Nursing Development Unit
We are proud to announce our new name which is the result of being recognised as meeting the scale, scope and quality of work required to be recognised as a Teaching and Scholarship Unit of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT.
In June 2019, four Master of Nursing in Child Nursing students travelled to Namibia on an outreach programme to the paediatric and neonatal service at Rundu State Hospital. The group, Akua Dwomoh Boateng, Ireen Muleya, Winnie Njuguna and Jabulani Kgasapane, brought knowledge and skills acquired in thier clinical master’s programme as well as their combined experience from four African countries. The nursing team in Namibia was led by Beatrix Callard, a fellow programme graduate, who now heads the neonatal nursing service at Windhoek Central.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our evidence-based practice guidelines (EBPGs) as an UCT open access resource. Follow this link - https://bit.ly/2HiIvY3 - to see last year’s Master of Nursing (Child Nursing) graduates’ poster presentations of their EBPGs.
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. Click down to read more.
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.