Core Competencies Nursing and Midwifery

Nursing and Midwifery


The core competencies for programmes in the School of Nursing and Midwifery are: Students must be capable of achieving the following generic competencies and outcomes by graduation:(Essential nursing and midwifery skills)

a. Maintaining patient/client dignity, privacy and confidentiality.

b. Effective communication, observing, assessing, reporting and recording skills, including listening and taking physiological measurements.

c. Safe moving and handling of patients/clients.

d. Infection prevention and control.

e. Performing technical skills and using complex equipment.

f. Essential first aid and emergency procedures and incident management.

g. Safe administration of medicines.

h. Emotional, physical, personal, spiritual, bio-psychosocial and compassionate care of patients/clients.

i. Meeting patients/clients’ needs, including those for comfort, nutrition and personal hygiene.

j. Consult and follow advice of a suitably qualified professional relating to any risk posed to service users by own health.




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