The University Pretoria And The University of Limpopo
The Department of Nursing Science at the University Pretoria (UP) and the Department of Nursing at the Medunsa Campus of the University of Limpopo (UL) are collaborating.
The overarching goal of the project is:
To institute a community-oriented nursing education programme for women and child health to enable nurses to render quality care to victims of violence and unplanned pregnancies and to patients with HIV/AIDS and malnutrition; and to reduce maternal and peri-natal mortality in the Tshwane and Jubilee district hospitals and associated clinics
The four primary project goals are to:
- Implement a nursing education model to liberate women and ensure nursing education is relevant to community needs
- Increase job satisfaction and facilitate the career development of more than 200 practising nurses to help to combat the brain-drain among South African nurses;
- Increase the recruitment and throughput rate of nursing students to advance the standard of training and care; and
- Increase the supply and capacity of leadership among nursing educators to strengthen nursing education at UL and UP.
Highlights of the activities of the CONEWCH Project
Project team and resources
The centres are now fully staffed and equipped with furniture, desktops (with internet connectivity), books, laptops and printers. Three mini busses (two for UL and 1 for UP) have been purchased to transport students and staff when undertaking various project related activities.
Utilisation of Learning Centres
Community of Practice (CoP)
The CoPs were established with five focus areas, namely, Gender-related violence, Health literacy, HIV & AIDS and related malnutrition, Reproductive health (unplanned pregnancies) and Maternal and perinatal mortality. All the groups meet once a month on to discuss the common issues related to the action research in the clinical area related to the focus area.
UL and UP had an exhibition stand (displaying UL and UL logos and the four CoP focus areas.
PMTC Workshop in Tshwane Learning Centre