Collaboration with Cameroon wins Award
“Infrastructure Building for Degree Level Nursing Education in Cameroon”, a UEA/Cameroon project has been announced by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) as a winner of their 2016 award for "Projects that Work".
The British Council funded project ran initially from 2007–2011 and involved HSC staff members Catherine Delves-Yates and Gibson D’Cruz collaborating with a team of Cameroonian Nurse Educators. The outcomes of the project were the teaching of a pre-registration nursing curriculum founded upon the principles of evidence based care at two Cameroonian Nurse Education Institutions, plus the teaching of the first specifically designed nurse education course for experienced Cameroonian nurses (Masters in Nurse Education) at the University of Buea, Cameroon.
Since the completion of the funded project Catherine Delves-Yates has continued to work with a number of the Cameroonian Nurse Educators involved in the original project team. This has proved to be a highly successful collaboration resulting in both courses being further developed and the pre-registration nursing programme adopted by three more Nurse Education Institutions.