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Dilemmas in Nurse Practitioner Education: The Experience of Botswana. Dr. Cynthia N. Pilane, RN/ DLitt et Phil Phone: (+267) 355 2270(w) University of Botswana (+267) 3971309 (h) Mobile: (+267) 72263973 Email: [email protected] Onalenna S. Seitio, RN/RM, BEd. MSN/CS Phone: (+267) 3953033

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Dilemmas in Nurse Practitioner Education: The Experience of Botswana

Dr. Cynthia N. Pilane, RN/ DLitt et PhilPhone: (+267) 355 2270(w)

University of Botswana(+267) 3971309 (h)

Mobile: (+267) 72263973

Email: [email protected]

Onalenna S. Seitio, RN/RM, BEd. MSN/CSPhone: (+267) 3953033

Institute of Health Sciences –GaboroneMobile: (+267) 72619577

Email: [email protected]

Patricia T Ncube, RN/RM BEd. MSNPhone: (+267) 3552398

University of Botswana(+267) 3926105

Mobile: (+267) 72575643

Email: [email protected]

introduction
Introduction

The current nursing education system in Botswana does not support continued learning:

  • No recognition of prior learning
  • Repetition of content
  • All diploma holders are awarded a blanket one year exemption when they want to pursue degree
  • Cost for attainment of degree is prohibitive
rationale for articulating fnp with bns
Rationale for articulating FNP with BNS

Making the programme cost effective in terms of length of time and financial burden and redundancy.

  • It takes a minimum of twelve (12) years to qualify with BNS.
  • To complete BNS from FNP costs a total of P 310 488.00
  • to decrease unnecessary redundancy and repetition.
comparison of the fnp bns and mns programs
Comparison of the FNP, BNS and MNS Programs
  • Entry Requirements
  • Mandate of the Program
  • Duration
  • Number of Credits
  • Academic Regulations
course equivalence
Course Equivalence
  • Health Assessment
  • Family Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Physiology/ Patho-physiology
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Pharmacology/ Pharmaceutical Interventions/ Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Communication and Study Skills
  • Computer Applications in Health Care/ Computing and Information Skills
  • Children and Adolescents in Health and Illness
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Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Statistics
  • Research Theory
  • Role Development
  • Disease Diagnosis and Management in Adults and Older Adults
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Disease Diagnosis and Management Practicum
  • Research Project
  • Epidemiology
  • Primary Care of Children and Adolescents (Practicum)
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Application of Principles and Practice of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care (Practicum)
  • Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults (Practicum)
example of course comparison
Example ofcoursecomparison

HEALTH ASSESSMENT:

  • FNP 401- 4 CREDITS, FOCUS ON ACQUISITION OF ADVANCED SKILLS
  • Inbuilt PRACTICAL HOURS (1 CREDIT)
  • BNS 300- 3 CREDITS, FOCUS ON ACQUISITION OF BEGINNING Skills
  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION IN OTHER COURSES
  • MNS 604 -3 CREDITS, FOCUS ON ACQUISITION OF ADVANCED Skills
  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION IN OTHER COURSES.
analysis
Analysis
  • Entry requirements for both FNP and BNS are the same.
  • Duration of FNP and BNS programmes, and total credits differ because of repeated content.
  • FNP credits build on the basic General Nursing which is also three years long
  • BNS completion does not add value, instead content repeated
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Out of the 19 courses done in the FNP programme:
  • twelve (12) are the same with MNS.
  • better coverage, depth and focus than in BNS.
  • Five (5) courses (17 Credits)- not offered at BNS
  • Only two (2) courses are identical in both FNP and BNS.
fnp credit deficit
FNP credit deficit
  • basic sciences (21 credits)
  • liberal arts/optional courses (41 credits), making a total of 62 credits.
  • 17 credits done in FNP but not in BNS, make up for optional courses,
  • FNP deficit is therefore only 45 credits to get a degree.
conclusion and recommendations
Conclusion and Recommendations

According to the above analysis:

  • FNP should do only 45 credits to qualify for BNS.
  • FNP be exempted from CHN and Psych Mental Health courses.
  • FNP to be articulated with the Masters program
  • Other post basic programmes be analyzed and articulated with BNS.
  • University of Botswana to expedite articulation process.
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