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NURSING: A STEP INTO THE FUTURE Michael Larui. Ministry of Health and Medical Services Verzilyn Isom. Solomon Island College of Higher Education (SICHE)

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1 NURSING: A STEP INTO THE FUTURE Michael Larui. Ministry of Health and Medical Services Verzilyn Isom. Solomon Island College of Higher Education (SICHE) Mary MacManus. Auckland University of Technology (AUT) New Zealand

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3 Nursing Service in Solomon Islands National Nursing Administration - Nursing Management and Development Nursing Council of Solomon Islands National Referral Hospital Provincial Nursing Division Schools of Nursing Faith Based Organization Non governmental Organization Solomon Islands Nursing Association

4 Nursing Services in Solomon Islands Improve quality care in nursing practice Strengthen Leadership and Management Research Capacity Building – Evidence Based Practice Continuing Professional Development

5 School of Nursing and Health Studies Prior to 1984 Nursing education within MHMS Highest award Certificate in Nursing 1984 Transfer of nursing Education to SICHE Establishment of School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS) Along with 7 other Schools 1995 Upgrade from Certificate to Diploma 1996 First Diploma in Nursing 2009 – 2011 Redevelopment of Diploma

6 SICHE Development towards a University The National coalition for Reform and Advancement (NCRA) Government Policy Statement Part 9.Social Sector 9.1 Education (b) NCRA will convert SICHE to National University Key Activities : -Finalization of the Solomon Islands National University Bill (SINU) - Development of the Transition Implementation Action Plan -Review of the SICHE Academic Regulations -Development of the Academic Master Plan -Development of the Organizational Structure. SINU will strengthen and raise the quality and the level of its programmes and qualification to ensure credibility and recognition of its course and award Nationally,Regionally, and Internationally

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8 DEGREE DEVELOPMENT

9 Goal of the Degree To produce well educated, competent graduates who have the: advanced knowledge, skills and practice required to show leadership in the safe and effective delivery of nursing care to individuals, families and communities in the Solomon Islands academic ability to proceed to postgraduate of education and to contribute in a meaningful manner to health development in the Solomon Islands

10 Pathways To Bachelor Degree Yr of studyProgrammeComments Year 4 Bachelor of Nursing RN direct entry to year 4 with RPL 2 years RN practice MOH requirement Year 3 Diploma in Nursing 3 yr Level 6 Diploma Leads to nursing registration in SI Year 2 Year 1

11 Bachelor of Nursing Core Courses Leadership and Management Research and Evidence Based practice Applied Science and Pharmacology

12 BN Structure 2011 - 2012 Wk123456789101112131415161718 Semester 1 Study Skills Semester 2 Block 1 Block 2 Applied Learning in Workplace

13 Outcomes of the BN Degree is designed for and focuses on the advancement of nursing practice in SI and surrounding countries RNs with strengthened assessment and diagnostic skills especially for work in an isolated sole practice areas Addresses major health issues and health strategies in SI Regional centre for nurses to complete a bachelor degree that is relevant to Pacific nursing practice and addresses local need and issues Solomon Islands RNs can advanced to degree level First SI undergraduate degree will set the process for others

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15 First Students Programme commenced July 2011 Completed July 2012 Students Commenced 23 11 Female 12 male Completed 21 Experience 7 – 25 yrs. RN practice Acute Care – 12 Primary Health – 11

16 BN 2011 – 2012; Challenges Students Academic level of degree Reading and writing skills Teachers Workload teaching across Diploma and degree Amount of new development Movement to higher level of teaching Resources Learning Support for students Library resources

17 Student Feedback “I am very confident now in managing any emergency cases that come into the Emergency Department” “I can assess,diagnose and manage any ill patient” “A very appropriate program that suits the country’s situation” “Encourage all Registered Nurses to take up this program it has really helped us in our leadership and Management skills as well”. “Has really advanced our knowledge of science and rationalized issues” “Has improved my work ethics and now can lead the younger nurses” “I have made the right decision to take up this program”

18 ISSUES FOR THE FUTURE All staff to acquire higher qualifications (Masters. Doctoral) Increase qualified staff through recruitment from the Sol Is, the Region and internationally Acquisition of required resources for the programmes Improve the quality of support services systems provided to students and staff. To establish and develop relationships and partnership with National and Regional institutions for the purpose of recognition and credibility. Full commitment of the Government to support.

19 Use of Degree Graduates in MHMS Clinical Leadership Challenges Identifying and supporting future leaders

20 SI Education Development Framework PHD PG/Masters Specialist Nsg Bachelor in Nursing Acute care, Primary Health, Midwifery Child Health Diploma in Nursing SICHE In Country SICHE Out of Country 3 Year diploma Level 6 4 years degree includes 3 year Diploma Post Bachelor degree

21 ON-GOING DEGREE DEVELOPMENT 2013

22 Midwifery Degree BN (Midwifery) Semester 1 123456789101112131415161718 Between semesters Intro BN Block 1 Science for Reproductive Health Management of pregnant woman Care of the Newborn Practice 1 5 weeks Block 2 Science for Reproductive Health Management of pregnant woman Care of the Newborn Practice 2 4 weeks BN Midwifery Semester 2 1234567891011121314151617 Post Semester 2 Block 3 Research and Evidence Based Practice Leadership & Management Registered Midwifery Practice Practice 3 5 weeks Block 4 Research & Evidence Based Practice Leadership & Management Registered Midwifery Practice Midwifery Clinical Practice 4 10 weeks

23 Child health Structure Bachelor in Nursing Child Health Unit Name Credit points Core Units (40 credit points) Leadership and Management Research and Evidence Based practice 20 Applied Units (40 credit points) Developmental Science and Pharmacology Assessment & Diagnostic Inquiry Child Heath 20 Child health Units (40 credit points) Child Health Management and Management of the ill Child or Neonatal Care 20

24 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Leadership of Verzilyn and Michael Teachers in the SNHS Nurses in the MHMS


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