Monday, November 5, 2007

This presentation is part of : A Community of Practice to Develop Post Graduate Nursing Education
Why and how we got involved in an international community of practice
Hester C. Klopper, PhD;, MBA;, RN;, RM;, BA, CUR;, M, CUR;, School of Nursing Science, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa and Neltjie C. Van Wyk, PhD, Nursing Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

For most of the Universities forming the consortium who agreed to develop and teach the Masters programme in East Africa, it was a first experience in working together with other Southern African Universities on a project, and the first experience of working outside their own borders. It involved much effort to make such an enormous commitment over three years possible within a situation of scarce resources, but it also lead to development in individuals and Schools. The benefits for consortium universities and its Faculty will be described and analyzed.