“Leader, Mother, Teacher: How nursing in Africa is changing”

Natasha North
Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, University of Cape Town

You are invited to join fellow UCT Alumni and friends to find out more about this exciting and hugely important initiative.

The Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative (CNPDI) is building the children’s nursing workforce in Africa. As well as offering postgraduate programmes uniquely designed to support national goals and clinical service needs, the team are also committed to strengthening the African children’s nursing workforce as a whole, working closely with partners to set up new programmes for paediatric nurse training at facilities across Africa, and encouraging students and alumni to take an active role in research and policy development.

Natasha North is the Research Programme Director of the CNPDI and is based in UCT’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. She began her professional life as a nurse in clinical practice in the UK, completing her initial nurse training at the Royal London Hospital Whitechapel before working in national policy development, research and external affairs roles for leading British healthcare institutes and foundations. Natasha moved to Cape Town in 2014 and since joining UCT she has undertaken research into the nursing workforce, gaining a grounding in human resources for health policy, professional regulation, and insights into the specific and complex challenges of nursing in lower resourced health care systems.

Date:          Tuesday 25th June 2019
Time:         18h00 until 20h00
Venue:       TBC
Tickets:      £15 
Students:   Free of charge
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