Leadership in Nursing Education: championing policy and development initiatives

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308662
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Leadership in Nursing Education: championing policy and development initiatives
Author(s):
Geyer, Nelouise; Vasuthevan, Sharon
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lamda-at-Large
Author Details:
Nelouise Geyer, MCur, BCur, ceo.nea@edunurse.co.za; Sharon Vasuthevan, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

BACKGROUND: The South African health system is a nurse-based healthcare system challenged by an extensive and changing burden of disease; poor health outcomes, particularly mother and child care, serious shortages of health professionals and a variety of other factors. South Africa has undergone significant legislative and policy changes during the last two decades, particularly in the health sector, to address these challenges. This includes the incorporation of all nursing programmes into the higher education system. These factors highlighted the role and influence of nurse as a crucial component of human resources to address these challenges.

OBJECTIVE: To describe two projects to strengthen leadership in nursing education in South Africa and to share initiatives addressing the capacity building needs of nurse educators.

METHODS: A professional organization for nurse educators was involved in a national, country project and championed an organizational initiative to strengthen leadership in nursing education. The national initiative in the form of a Nursing Summit, was undertaken by the Ministry of Health where nurses could consider the challenges and collectively propose strategies to address these. This initiative addressed (i) policy changes required to promote nursing and midwifery; (ii) improvement of planning and development of nursing resources; (iii) promoting education and clinical practice. Parallel to this process the organization developed a capacity building programme addressing (i) innovative teaching and learning; (ii) promoting scholarship and a research culture at nursing education institutions; (iii) strengthening leadership skills amongst nurse educators in the quest to take all nursing programmes to higher education.    

RESULTS: There is evidence of growth in education and research capacity with an increase of nurse educators willing to take up leadership positions in the professional organization.

CONCLUSION: Championing growth and development of the leadership of nurse educators can be successful.

Keywords:
nursing education; capacity development
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLeadership in Nursing Education: championing policy and development initiativesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeyer, Nelouiseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVasuthevan, Sharonen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lamda-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsNelouise Geyer, MCur, BCur, ceo.nea@edunurse.co.za; Sharon Vasuthevan, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308662-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>BACKGROUND: The South African health system is a nurse-based healthcare system challenged by an extensive and changing burden of disease; poor health outcomes, particularly mother and child care, serious shortages of health professionals and a variety of other factors. South Africa has undergone significant legislative and policy changes during the last two decades, particularly in the health sector, to address these challenges. This includes the incorporation of all nursing programmes into the higher education system. These factors highlighted the role and influence of nurse as a crucial component of human resources to address these challenges. <p>OBJECTIVE: To describe two projects to strengthen leadership in nursing education in South Africa and to share initiatives addressing the capacity building needs of nurse educators. <p>METHODS: A professional organization for nurse educators was involved in a national, country project and championed an organizational initiative to strengthen leadership in nursing education. The national initiative in the form of a Nursing Summit, was undertaken by the Ministry of Health where nurses could consider the challenges and collectively propose strategies to address these. This initiative addressed (i) policy changes required to promote nursing and midwifery; (ii) improvement of planning and development of nursing resources; (iii) promoting education and clinical practice. Parallel to this process the organization developed a capacity building programme addressing (i) innovative teaching and learning; (ii) promoting scholarship and a research culture at nursing education institutions; (iii) strengthening leadership skills amongst nurse educators in the quest to take all nursing programmes to higher education.     <p>RESULTS: There is evidence of growth in education and research capacity with an increase of nurse educators willing to take up leadership positions in the professional organization. <p>CONCLUSION: Championing growth and development of the leadership of nurse educators can be successful.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing educationen_GB
dc.subjectcapacity developmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:16Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:16Z-
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
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