New e-learning platform launched to help Canada’s 400,000+ nurses build their skills
NursingSKL, created by a group of Canadian physicians and nurses, helps nurses improve their clinical skills in seven clinical specialties. And, with nearly 66% of nurses suffering from burnout and nearly 1 in 3 contemplating leaving the profession, services to help with professional development could not have come at a better time.
NursingSKL is a novel e-learning platform that helps nurses build their clinical skills and earn CPD certificates through highly engaging animations, gamification, and clinical tips delivered by leading healthcare practitioners.
NursingSKL launched its e-platform in seven different specialty areas, including mental health, oncology, and women’s health. Currently, the e-platform is offered in English only. With NursingSKL, nurses will also be able to learn important clinical skills from leading practitioners, earn continuing professional development (CPD) certificates to maintain their licenses, and participate in fun games to connect to colleagues around the country.
News Source: Canadian Nurses Association
Ghana to Continue Exporting Nurses to Barbados
The vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said Ghana will continue to export nurses to Barbados. He attended the AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum in Barbados and made this known.
At the Forum, the Vice President emphasized: “the need for people of African and Caribbean descent to have a renewed mindset shifted from that of impossibilities to a mindset of possibilities”.
In 2019, the government of Ghana and Barbados signed an agreement to recruit nurses from Ghana.
News Source: Nurses in Ghana
India stands at 1.7 nurses per 1,000 population, WHO norm is 3 nurses per 1,000: Associations
At a recent national meeting on the first-year completion of the #NurseMidwife4Change campaign, the campaign partners, the Indian Nursing Council (INC), All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF), The Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), Society of Midwives-India (SOMI) and Jhpiego, came together to discuss the issues affecting the nurse and midwifery profession and the progress made so far.
The experts recognized the nurses' and midwives' role and contribution to India's health care system. They also discussed the need to prioritize investments to further strengthen this cadre and position nurse midwives as leaders, educators, and collaborators.
Today, India stands at 1.7 nurses per 1,000 population,
as opposed to the World Health Organization (WHO) norm of 3 nurses per 1,000. Presently, policy priorities targeted at strengthening the nursing sector in India have mainly focused on increasing the number of nurses in the health care system.
Source: The New Indian Express