South Africa Moves to Revitalize Nursing

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has unveiled a national strategic plan aimed at rebuilding and revitalising the nursing profession in South Africa.

The National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice was developed by a task team appointed by Motsoaledi following the 2011 Nursing Summit, which identified the main challenges facing the country’s nursing profession.

The plan seeks to promote high quality training along with high standards of professionalism and well-resourced practice environments for nurses and midwives.

It also aims to ensure strong leadership at all levels of nursing and midwifery practice, as well as the training of the number of nurses required to deliver healthcare services in the country.

Source: All Africa (link opens in a new window)

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