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Inger Hendry

Inger Hendry


MNur (Child Nursing) Cape Town, BNur (Nursing), PG Dip (Child Nursing) Cape Town, PG Dip (Forensic Nursing) Free State,HDE Pretoria College of Education, Dip Nursing Natal College of Nursing


Registration with SANC: 225652 Nurse (General, Psychiatric & Community) and Midwife

Additional qualifications: Post-Basic Child Nursing Science

Inger Hendry is a registered paediatric nurse with 20 years clinical paediatric nursing experience. Inger joined the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative as a lecturer nine years ago, and recently took a two year break from teaching to complete the Master of Nursing degree in Child Nursing, returning to teaching in 2018. Inger trained at Addington Hospital in Nursing (General, Community, Psychiatry) and Midwifery and then obtained a Bachelor of Nursing and a Postgraduate Diploma in Child Nursing at UCT. She later obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Nursing from the University of the Free State. Inger previously worked as a senior professional nurse mostly in the Trauma unit at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Inger also has seven years’ experience of working in a district hospital as a forensic nurse clinician. Inger is a passionate nurse clinician and teacher, who values being able to relate to people honestly. She enjoys solving problems and is not intimidated when things around her do not work. Inger strongly believes in creating an environment in which sick children and their families can obtain the best care possible.


Awarding institution

Year awarded

Higher Diploma in Education

Pretoria College of Education



Diploma in General Nursing (Psychiatry, Community and Midwifery) (City Council of Durban silver medal award for best student)

Natal College of Nursing


Bachelor of Nursing for Registered Nurses

The University of Cape Town



PG Dip Child Nursing

The University of Cape Town


PG Dip Forensic Nursing (With Distinction)

The University of the Free State



2 Education courses: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

The University of Cape Town


Master of Nursing in Child Nursing

The University of Cape Town




Davis, C, Hendry, I, Barlow, H, Leonard, A, White, L, Coetzee M. 2014. Exposing students to research through a journal club in a postgraduate child nurse diploma. Curationis. 37(2), 1-9.

Hendry, I. 2010. Forensic care in sexual offences. In K. Joyner (Ed.), Aspects of Forensic Medicine: An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals (pp 23-44). Cape Town, South Africa: Juta.

Kotze, M., & Hendry I. 2010. Forensic care in child sexual abuse. In Joyner, K., (Ed.), Aspects of Forensic Medicine: An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals (pp 45-70). Cape Town, South Africa: Juta.

Congress proceedings (published abstract):

Davis, C., Barlow, H., Hendry, I. & Coetzee, M. Journal club: restoring the links between education and PICU clinical practice. Critical Care Society of Southern Africa National Congress. South African Journal of Critical Care, 2010. 26(2): 60