Implementing 6 university projects in a developing country - Lessons learned

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308584
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementing 6 university projects in a developing country - Lessons learned
Author(s):
Mokoka, K Elizabeth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
K Elizabeth Mokoka, RN PhD, pm.unedsa@edunurse.co.za
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Abstract :

BACKGROUND: The University- based Nursing Education in South Africa (UNEDSA) programme was established  after  generous funding of close to R100 million from Atlantic Philanthropies and ELMA Foundation, enabling 6 universities to do projects aimed at transforming nursing education, practice and research by strengthening teaching, scholarship and infrastructure.

OBJECTIVE: : To describe the projects implemented by the six universities , the achievements of the projects and to share the invaluable lessons learnt from implementing projects in a developing country.

METHOD: Each of the funded universities had to design and implement a project that will transform nursing in the country and influence up-scaling.

RESULTS: Some of the major achievements of the projects, managed under one umbrella by FUNDISA, include:

  • A nursing school with its own established primary health care clinic to the benefit of the community and to create a clinical learning platform for undergraduate and post graduate students across the multidisciplinary team.
  • A high fidelity simulation centre which will enable transfer on knowledge in the integration of theory and practice.
  • A common teaching platform for three universities and the development of a preceptor training programme
  • Practice improvement in maternal and child health bringing education and practice together through learning centres which will encourage teaching and learning and enhance access to information which will ensure EBP.
  • Introduction of pre doctoral and doctoral degrees and creating an enabling environment for the retention of academic staff.        

CONCLUSION: The lessons learned from the programme can provide insight into the planning and implementation of future projects and strategies that can be used to ensure goal achievement and long-term project sustainability.

Keywords:
funding; Universities; UNEDSA
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
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementing 6 university projects in a developing country - Lessons learneden_GB
dc.contributor.authorMokoka, K Elizabethen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsK Elizabeth Mokoka, RN PhD, pm.unedsa@edunurse.co.zaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308584-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Abstract : <p>BACKGROUND: The University- based Nursing Education in South Africa (UNEDSA) programme was established  after  generous funding of close to R100 million from Atlantic Philanthropies and ELMA Foundation, enabling 6 universities to do projects aimed at transforming nursing education, practice and research by strengthening teaching, scholarship and infrastructure. <p>OBJECTIVE: : To describe the projects implemented by the six universities , the achievements of the projects and to share the invaluable lessons learnt from implementing projects in a developing country. <p>METHOD: Each of the funded universities had to design and implement a project that will transform nursing in the country and influence up-scaling. <p>RESULTS: Some of the major achievements of the projects, managed under one umbrella by FUNDISA, include: <ul> <li>A nursing school with its own established primary health care clinic to the benefit of the community and to create a clinical learning platform for undergraduate and post graduate students across the multidisciplinary team.</li> <li>A high fidelity simulation centre which will enable transfer on knowledge in the integration of theory and practice.</li> <li>A common teaching platform for three universities and the development of a preceptor training programme</li> <li>Practice improvement in maternal and child health bringing education and practice together through learning centres which will encourage teaching and learning and enhance access to information which will ensure EBP.</li> <li>Introduction of pre doctoral and doctoral degrees and creating an enabling environment for the retention of academic staff.        </li> </ul><p>CONCLUSION: The lessons learned from the programme can provide insight into the planning and implementation of future projects and strategies that can be used to ensure goal achievement and long-term project sustainability.en_GB
dc.subjectfundingen_GB
dc.subjectUniversitiesen_GB
dc.subjectUNEDSAen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:13Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:13Z-
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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