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DENOSA erected an exhibition stall at the Annual Nursing Education Conference at Emperors Palace

DENOSA has erected an exhibition stall at the Annual Nursing Education Conference, organised in conjunction with the Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders (FPNL) at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Attendees at the conference are urged to visit the store and check the goodies that our bookshop has to offer them. 

The three-day conference is held under the theme, “Discovering New Avenues: Leadership for Education, Practice and Research,” which aims to consider new solutions to man old challenges in the nursing profession. 

The Conference runs from Wednesday 25 June until Friday 27 June. The conference was opened by a keynote address by International Council of Nurses (ICN) President, Dr Judith Shamian, who urged nurses to unite and not to remain in their own bubble, but to forge alliances with the global drivers of health such as World Bank, IMF and African Development Bank. “If alliances need to happen, it’s possible most of the time,” she told the conference. 

“It’s essential that we work with other organisations.” Judith shared with the nursing education conference the strategic plan of ICN from 2014 to 2018, which is based on four pillars namely Global Alliance, Strategic Leadership, Policy Impact, and Diversification. 

“Let’s not miss the boat. The future is not something we enter; it is something we create.” She urged nurses to be part of the 2015 ICN congress in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, which will be held under the theme: “Global Citizen, Global Nursing.” 

From the main session,U-Boat Replica Watches the conference broke into breakaway sessions tackling different issues namely Advocacy for nurses, standardised patient, writing skills for beginners, Patient and practitioner safety, and innovative method of teaching Nursing Dynamics. 

With South Africa in its 20th year of democracy, there have been many new developments in the nursing profession in relation to regulation, legislation which have an impact on the manner in which nurse educators prepare or produce new nurses. These include the reengineering of primary health care and the full implementation of the National Health Insurance, implementation of the Nursing Strategy, which will demand training of nurses of special kind.

ICN President, Dr Judith Shamian, addressing Nursing Education Conference at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.