Fellowship Programme for Nurses and Midwives: Action Plan for Quality Care Delivery in Ghana

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/620402
Title:
Fellowship Programme for Nurses and Midwives: Action Plan for Quality Care Delivery in Ghana
Author(s):
Opare, Mary Ama
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Sigma
Author Details:
Mary Ama Opare, RN, DipEd, CertMidwifery, oparemary@yahoo.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, September 19, 2016: The aim(s) of the project/research: To produce cutting-edge nurses and midwives with specialist competencies who are motivated in leading and developing the future of nursing and midwifery as specialist Nurses and Midwives in Ghana, Africa and beyond Problem statement: what is the problem / gap addressed by the project/research. The Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives seek to promote Specialist education, continuous Professional development and Postgraduate nursing, midwifery and related programmes and also contribute to the formulation of policies to improve health care. The College aims to build upon foundations set and strengthen competencies through Academics, Clinical care, Sense of professionalism, Research, Leadership and Management drive. Specialty programmes are designed to be highly practical oriented with 30% academic work and 70% Practicals. Courses are modular and self-driven with the support of accredited training sites of the college.  Methodology: 30% Competency-based teaching and learning approaches using a robust curriculum developed through assessment of needs and global/regional best practices coupled with 70% clinical practicum is employed over a period of 3years full time education. Results: Ongoing: Residents successfully received exposure into 2nd block of academic programme. Residents are showing signs of leadership and drive to care.  Clinical practicum to be implemented in May to assess level of competence after the first academic year. Conclusions: Specialist training through Fellowship professional Colleges creates opportunities for professional nurses and midwives to develop themselves into high level clinicians and academicians through mentoring and competency-based teaching and learning. Lessons learned: Fellowship specialist programmes must be backed by strong political will and institutional commitment to drive a concept into a reality In developing a new programme, access to fully committed faculty could be challenging Recommendations for research: Assessment of impact of care by specialist nurses and midwives and implications for continuing academic development Recommendations for practice: In order to develop strong specialists in nursing and midwifery, competency based approach to teaching and clinically focused curriculum are critical for success.
Keywords:
Specialist Nurses/ Midwives; Sense of Professionalism; Leadership Drive
Repository Posting Date:
16-Sep-2016
Date of Publication:
16-Sep-2016
Other Identifiers:
LEAD16PST142
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Leadership Connection 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleFellowship Programme for Nurses and Midwives: Action Plan for Quality Care Delivery in Ghanaen
dc.contributor.authorOpare, Mary Amaen
dc.contributor.departmentMu Sigmaen
dc.author.detailsMary Ama Opare, RN, DipEd, CertMidwifery, oparemary@yahoo.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/620402-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, September 19, 2016: The aim(s) of the project/research: To produce cutting-edge nurses and midwives with specialist competencies who are motivated in leading and developing the future of nursing and midwifery as specialist Nurses and Midwives in Ghana, Africa and beyond Problem statement: what is the problem / gap addressed by the project/research. The Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives seek to promote Specialist education, continuous Professional development and Postgraduate nursing, midwifery and related programmes and also contribute to the formulation of policies to improve health care. The College aims to build upon foundations set and strengthen competencies through Academics, Clinical care, Sense of professionalism, Research, Leadership and Management drive. Specialty programmes are designed to be highly practical oriented with 30% academic work and 70% Practicals. Courses are modular and self-driven with the support of accredited training sites of the college.  Methodology: 30% Competency-based teaching and learning approaches using a robust curriculum developed through assessment of needs and global/regional best practices coupled with 70% clinical practicum is employed over a period of 3years full time education. Results: Ongoing: Residents successfully received exposure into 2nd block of academic programme. Residents are showing signs of leadership and drive to care.  Clinical practicum to be implemented in May to assess level of competence after the first academic year. Conclusions: Specialist training through Fellowship professional Colleges creates opportunities for professional nurses and midwives to develop themselves into high level clinicians and academicians through mentoring and competency-based teaching and learning. Lessons learned: Fellowship specialist programmes must be backed by strong political will and institutional commitment to drive a concept into a reality In developing a new programme, access to fully committed faculty could be challenging Recommendations for research: Assessment of impact of care by specialist nurses and midwives and implications for continuing academic development Recommendations for practice: In order to develop strong specialists in nursing and midwifery, competency based approach to teaching and clinically focused curriculum are critical for success.en
dc.subjectSpecialist Nurses/ Midwivesen
dc.subjectSense of Professionalismen
dc.subjectLeadership Driveen
dc.date.available2016-09-16T14:25:38Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-16-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-16T14:25:38Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Connection 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
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