Inter-Institutional nursing collaboration. Can it work in the presence of divided interest?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308333
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Inter-Institutional nursing collaboration. Can it work in the presence of divided interest?
Author(s):
Daniels, Felicity
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda-at-Large
Author Details:
Felicity Daniels, PhD, fdaniels@uwc.ac.za
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Background

The South African higher education sector was faced with post-apartheid challenges of transformation and restructuring to serve a new social order. The Council on Higher Education’s proposed new institutional and organizational forms within regions resulted in higher education institutions being faced with the realities of impending mergers and collaborations across universities and technikons and across programmes. This was a new phenomenon within the higher education sector in South Africa. At the time nursing education was offered by five higher education institutions located within a 50 kilometer radius, within the Western Cape Province.

In December 2002 the Minister of Education announced that with effect from 2005 only two of the five universities would enroll students for the bachelor and diploma nursing programmes leading to registration as a nurse. The Cape Higher Education Consortium instead proposed the establishment of a common teaching platform for undergraduate nursing education to ensure optimal use of all resources within the region. The proposal was accepted and the common teaching platform for undergraduate nursing was established in 2005, while universities involved continued to offer separate specialist diploma and graduate nursing programmes as well.

Methods

Qualitative evaluation research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the collaboration between the universities. Students, Lecturers, Heads of Nursing Schools, Deans of Health Science Faculties, and Deputy Vice Chancellors of the universities and the Chief Executive Office of the Cape Higher Education Consortium participated in the study, either through a semi-structured or focus group interview. Stuffelbeam’s context, input, process, product model was used to frame the research. Data was analysed inductively.

Results

This novel approach to the delivery of nursing education in the Western Cape did not unfold without challenges which resulted from differing institutional cultures, philosophies, mission, vision and interests amongst other contributing factors. The collaboration is currently being reviewed.

Keywords:
Bachelor of Nursing; Universities; Collaboration
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInter-Institutional nursing collaboration. Can it work in the presence of divided interest?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDaniels, Felicityen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsFelicity Daniels, PhD, fdaniels@uwc.ac.zaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308333-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Background <p>The South African higher education sector was faced with post-apartheid challenges of transformation and restructuring to serve a new social order. The Council on Higher Education’s proposed new institutional and organizational forms within regions resulted in higher education institutions being faced with the realities of impending mergers and collaborations across universities and technikons and across programmes. This was a new phenomenon within the higher education sector in South Africa. At the time nursing education was offered by five higher education institutions located within a 50 kilometer radius, within the Western Cape Province. <p>In December 2002 the Minister of Education announced that with effect from 2005 only two of the five universities would enroll students for the bachelor and diploma nursing programmes leading to registration as a nurse. The Cape Higher Education Consortium instead proposed the establishment of a common teaching platform for undergraduate nursing education to ensure optimal use of all resources within the region. The proposal was accepted and the common teaching platform for undergraduate nursing was established in 2005, while universities involved continued to offer separate specialist diploma and graduate nursing programmes as well. <p>Methods <p>Qualitative evaluation research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the collaboration between the universities. Students, Lecturers, Heads of Nursing Schools, Deans of Health Science Faculties, and Deputy Vice Chancellors of the universities and the Chief Executive Office of the Cape Higher Education Consortium participated in the study, either through a semi-structured or focus group interview. Stuffelbeam’s context, input, process, product model was used to frame the research. Data was analysed inductively. <p>Results <p>This novel approach to the delivery of nursing education in the Western Cape did not unfold without challenges which resulted from differing institutional cultures, philosophies, mission, vision and interests amongst other contributing factors. The collaboration is currently being reviewed.en_GB
dc.subjectBachelor of Nursingen_GB
dc.subjectUniversitiesen_GB
dc.subjectCollaborationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:57Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:57Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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