Americans and the rest of the world have done so, and maybe that was the reason why we continue to envy them while we look down on our own… to the detriment of our own health system. The world over nurses were leading the battlefront in terms of their institutions’ accreditation using learning models.
Magnate® and Planetree® models in the US offers some of the best prototypes of what nurses could learn and the difference it had made (ANCC Magnet Recognition Program, 2018). These encourage greater nursing authority Excellence in Nursing Services as guided by evidence-based practice. Planetree, on the other hand, recognizes as a standard of excellence: patient-/person-centered care based on evidence and standards.
‘Magnete Recognition means education and development for the nurse through every career stage, which leads to greater autonomy. To patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best that they can be’
Kenyans can bank on nurses to negotiate better health care for them, and it is true that they have never disappointed. As we mark this memorable day there is a need for greater investment in the profession and the right change of attitude.
The NursesNow, Kenya launch [Photo courtesy of Ministry of Health]
The global launch was done some 6 months ago in Geneva and London and today 23rd August Kenya launched its NursingNow campaign at KICC led by National Nurses Association of Kenya. The occasion was graced by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Health Madam Cicily Kariuki.
You can check out more on this campaign and sign up to support the NursingnNow campaign. Service providers and commercial outfits in health ought to see this as a golden opportunity to partner for a noble cause.
Check out other posts by this author including: Does Kenya owe her nurses a job? Why not embrace Cuban docs and export Kenyan nurses here. Which should we do first? Universal health care or universal health cover or both?
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[The author Simon Kamau under the pen name Compleat Nurse holds an
MS Nursing Leadership & Health Systems Administration from The
University of Colorado Denver].