Developing a national competency-based curriculum for technical nurses in Egypt

Brownie, Sharon and Charles, Docherty and Al-Yateem, Nabeel and Rossiter, Rachel and Gadallah, Mohamed (2018) Developing a national competency-based curriculum for technical nurses in Egypt. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 24 (9). pp. 922-932. ISSN 1020-3397

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Nursing in Egypt has evolved over recent decades. Development has accelerated following recent government recognition of the contribution nurses make to healthcare access, quality and delivery. A vision to enhance nursing capacity resulted in a recent mandate requiring all nursing curricula to be competency based. Concurrently, the Educational Development Fund of the Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers drafted a nursing educational plan including a strategy to develop and implement a contextually congruent educational model with proven success comparable to international standards. This report discusses the 4-year curriculum development project designed to upgrade the current technical-level nursing curriculum to a consistent competency-based model. The competency-based educational model will be trialled in 3 technical institutes before nationwide rollout and implementation. Details of the project plan are described, including an overview of curriculum development considerations. This report provides insights for policy-makers and educators embarking on similar health workforce reform and capacity development initiatives.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:nursing education, curriculum development, institutes and academies, capacity building, Egypt
Subjects:R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
ID Code:7515
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