WHO informal consultation on quality improvement and Faculty development in nursing and midwifery education
Date: 2010 ongoing
WHO CC involvement: Professor John Daly
The overall aim of the informal consultation was to facilitate improvement in the quality of nursing and midwifery education through (1) Development, validation, application and testing of evaluation criteria and processes for global academic quality standards; (2) Operational testing and analysis and monitoring of nursing educational outcome/practice competencies, linked to primary health care; and (3) Faculty capacity-building core courses and supportive mentoring developed and tested across a network of institutions.
Several teleconferences and working groups were held during 2010 to commence this important work.
Professor Daly represented the WHO CC UTS at this meeting. In addition he is representing the Global Alliance for Leadership in Nursing Education & Science (GANES) Professor Daly accepted an offer of appointment to the STTI Research & Scholarship Advisory Council for 2009-2011. This new appointment follows 6 years of consecutive service on the STTI RSAC.
Strategic interventions to better address population health needs and rapidly changing practice environments through nursing and midwifery contributions are threefold:
- addressing the education-practice gap by applying and measuring entry to practice core competencies;
- enabling educational institutes to prepare more competent graduates programmatically through the application and use of educational quality standards; and
- equipping educators with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgment required for excellence in nursing/midwifery education.
WHO publication: Transformative scale up of health professional education
An effort to increase the numbers of health professionals and to strengthen their impact on population health (opens an external site)