School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa
Egypt has a substantive and rich history in nursing education with continuous evolution over many years. A government commitment to further enhance the capacity of the nursing workforce recently required all nursing curricula to be upgraded and presented in a competency-based format. In response to this directive, lead agencies in Egypt, including the Educational Development Fund and the Nursing Sector Group of the Supreme Council of Universities, have garnered internal and external nursing expertise to provide guidance in the curriculum reform process. The authors of this presentation are currently working in close partnership with several Egyptian nursing education providers supporting the transition to competency-based nursing education.
Shifting from bio-medical style syllabi to competency-based curricula is a time intensive and multi-faceted process. Successful transition requires a base knowledge of the fundamentals of competency-based programme design and its associated pedagogies. An understanding of relevant definitions, curriculum development processes, mandatory curriculum inclusions, and assessment techniques are core requirements to the development processes. This presentation provides an oversight of these terminologies and processes. The presentation provides insights to policy makers and educators embarking on similar nursing curriculum reform and nursing workforce capacity development initiatives.
Publication (Name of Journal)
ICN Regional Conference
(2018). Supporting the nationally mandated transition to competency-based nursing curricula in Egypt. ICN Regional Conference, 1-18.
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