By Dupson Collins, 19th, 2023

In a bid to increase capacity building for effective work performance and efficient service delivery, Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme (CADFP) and the project implementation in Africa have embarked on manpower training and capacity for Nurses/ students nurses using preceptorship co-curriculum methods to improve their practical work experience, and professional skills to expose them to real-world solutions.

Speaking with the Programme Coordinator, Prof. Julia Ugorji an Imo State-born American and Prof. Elise Jolade an Ondo City-born American said that Nurses are a critical part of any health system. They make sure patients and their families receive the best care regardless of the type of environment they operate.

The programme head and Associate Dean of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Metro State University, Minnesota USA added that the essence of the training programme is to educate both students nurses and Nursing personnel on how to translate their theoretical learning to real-world clinical practices.

She said that (CADFP) is a fellowship programme for African institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa to host an African-born intellectual to work on projects in research collaboration, graduate student teachings /mentoring and curriculum co-development.

In the same vein, Dr. Elise Jolade a Department Head at Hunter College The City University, New York said the training programme is about giving back to the society where someone comes from and then improve the quality of clinical practice and experience of both students and Nurses.

According to her, lectures and practical sessions would be on the ground to tailor the objectives of the seminar.

The Nurse consultant and a fellow of Carnegie African Diaspora, Prof. Julia Urgoji appreciates the Carnegie Foundation, Institute of International Education, the hosting institution- UNIMED and the Teaching Hospital for the opportunity, collaboration and partnership.

She also appreciated the enthusiasm and relationship of the Nursing department leadership and faculty for embracing the project.

Akinjide Oluwatope
Head, Media and Publicity
UNIMED Teaching Hospital
Ondo State.
26th June, 2023.

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