Developing Leaders through Graduate Nursing Education: A Challenge in the Context of Pakistan

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149135
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing Leaders through Graduate Nursing Education: A Challenge in the Context of Pakistan
Abstract:
Developing Leaders through Graduate Nursing Education: A Challenge in the Context of Pakistan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Upvall, Michele J., PhD, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:Aga Khan University School of Nursing
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Rozina Karmaliani, RN, MPH, PhD; Farida Pirani, RN, MSc; Raisa Gul, RN, MHA; Farida Khalid, RN, MSN
Advanced practice with leadership and education components is the conceptual focus for the first Master's of Science (MScN) programme in Pakistan. Initiated in 2001, the MScN Programme aims to prepare nurses who are practice-oriented with advanced knowledge and leadership skills for their professional roles in either urban, rural, tertiary-care or community settings. The significance of this programme must be emphasized in a country where most nursing education takes place at the Diploma level, higher education is equated with as little patient contact as possible, and hierarchy dominates the cultural milieu. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the challenges and responses to implementing an advanced practice nursing graduate programme within the cultural context of Pakistan. Challenges include implementing a new programme with limited human resources in an uncertain political climate, lack of role models for both students and faculty, and developing congruence between student abilities and expecatations of graduate eduction. In response to these challenges, new initiatives began to emerge. A linkage with the University of Sheffield was developed in the planning phase of the MScN programme. Networking at individual faculty and institutional levels also provided opportunities for programme growth and expanded teaching/learning opportunities after the programme began. The MScN programme continues to evolve and new challenges and opportunites will emerge. It is expected that the nursing profession in Pakistan will experience positive growth and change as graduates integrate their knowledge into practice and become leaders within the country.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping Leaders through Graduate Nursing Education: A Challenge in the Context of Pakistanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149135-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing Leaders through Graduate Nursing Education: A Challenge in the Context of Pakistan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Upvall, Michele J., PhD, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Aga Khan University School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">michele.upvall@aku.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rozina Karmaliani, RN, MPH, PhD; Farida Pirani, RN, MSc; Raisa Gul, RN, MHA; Farida Khalid, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Advanced practice with leadership and education components is the conceptual focus for the first Master's of Science (MScN) programme in Pakistan. Initiated in 2001, the MScN Programme aims to prepare nurses who are practice-oriented with advanced knowledge and leadership skills for their professional roles in either urban, rural, tertiary-care or community settings. The significance of this programme must be emphasized in a country where most nursing education takes place at the Diploma level, higher education is equated with as little patient contact as possible, and hierarchy dominates the cultural milieu. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the challenges and responses to implementing an advanced practice nursing graduate programme within the cultural context of Pakistan. Challenges include implementing a new programme with limited human resources in an uncertain political climate, lack of role models for both students and faculty, and developing congruence between student abilities and expecatations of graduate eduction. In response to these challenges, new initiatives began to emerge. A linkage with the University of Sheffield was developed in the planning phase of the MScN programme. Networking at individual faculty and institutional levels also provided opportunities for programme growth and expanded teaching/learning opportunities after the programme began. The MScN programme continues to evolve and new challenges and opportunites will emerge. It is expected that the nursing profession in Pakistan will experience positive growth and change as graduates integrate their knowledge into practice and become leaders within the country.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:56:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:56:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.