Jebet attends midwifery workshop at KCB Leadership Centre

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Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-09-26 17:13
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KCB Leadership Centre

Group photo of participants who attended the workshop.

Joyce Jebet, a lecturer at the School of Nursing Sciences attended a midwifery workshop held from 19th to 21st September, 2018. This was a workshop organized by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK). It was held at KCB Leadership Centre.

The main objective of the workshop was to review the syllabus for the Bachelor of Science Midwifery (BScM) and develop regulatory tools.

In attendance were various stakeholders who included:

  • The Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK)
  • Amref International University (AMIU)
  • University of Nairobi (UON)
  • Moi University (MU)
  • Kenyatta University (KU)
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST)
  • Midwives’ Association of Kenya (MAK)

                                                               

Background

Midwifery is a speciality that needs intense training. Midwifery training in Kenya has been happening in a combination with general nursing and community health. Upon evidence, there is need to introduce a training that will be specific to midwifery alone. In order to strengthen this training, Bachelor of Science in Midwifery training needs to be introduced so as to enable midwives to be more specialized. This degree will be offered to direct entry and upgrading students. The entry criteria will be like for BScN.

Activities done at the workshop

The Bachelor of Science in Midwifery syllabus which had been developed was reviewed. All the courses to be offered in the programme were reviewed. The hours allocated for the theory and practicals were also reviewed. In addition, clinical hours was the respective clinical courses were reviewed.

The regulatory tools that were developed were:

  • BScM training guidelines
  • The scope of practice
  • The examination guidelines
  • Clinical logbook
  • Accreditation tool.

Way forward

Having successfully developed the syllabus and the regulatory tools, the plan was to have a validation workshop after the documents have been presented to the Nursing council education board.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2021-09-30 17:13

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