Fellowship Programme for Nurses and Midwives: Action Plan for Quality Care Delivery in Ghana
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Repository Posting Date2016-09-16T14:25:38Z
Author(s)Opare, Mary Ama
Author DetailsMary Ama Opare, RN, DipEd, CertMidwifery
Lead Author Sigma AffliationMu Sigma
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.
DescriptionLeadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Conference NameLeadership Connection 2016
Conference HostSigma Theta Tau International
Conference LocationIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
Date of Publication2016-09-26
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