Conference to improve the nursing profession

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pretoria - Strategies to improve the nursing profession is expected to be thrashed out during a Nurses Conference in Sandton today.

At least 3000 nurses from all corners of the country will converge at the Sandton Convention Centre to attend the three-day conference to be held under the theme: 'South African nurses participating in health policies: Delivering Quality Care'.

Hosted by the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA), the first national nurses conference aims to equip nurses in the country to influence policies related to delivering quality health care.

Developing a well grounded, focused assertive balanced nurse practitioner within the health care delivery system and positive practice environment where nurses have quality jobs that allow them to provide highest quality services, will be among the presentations to be discussed during the conference.

DENOSA spokesperson Asanda Fongqo said the organization believed the conference would go a long way in the ongoing quest to improve the country's ailing health system.

"In line with government's resolution to prioritise health, we urge nurses not to miss out on this opportunity to enhance their capacity in delivering quality healthcare to our people."

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane is expected to deliver the opening address.