KWAZULU-NATAL COLLEGE OF NURSING. PRESENTATION ON BEST PRACTICES - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT BY DR L.L. NKONZO-MTEMBU. Districts of KwaZulu-Natal. Introduction. Curriculum development in KZN College of Nursing has truly been an experience in crossing new frontiers .
PRESENTATION ON BEST PRACTICES - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT BY DR L.L. NKONZO-MTEMBU
To lead in Nursing Education and to achieve excellence in nursing practice through education and training of nurses registrable with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) and South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) at Basic and Post Registration levels.
To produce caring and competent nurses and clinical nurse specialists that will be responsive to the current and future health care needs of the people of KwaZulu-Natal by empowering them with nursing knowledge, skills, values and attributes in a supportive and therapeutic environment.
(has reduced absenteeism)
The process of curriculum development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring did not occur in isolation. The process was affected by political changes, changes in the National Education Policy, Disease Profiles in KZN and by socio-economic changes. The process was not radical but evolutionary. The principle of continuous consultation with relevant stakeholders facilitated the process.