Neonatal Nurse Practice Educators Training Course
The neonatal Practice Educator Training Course taught by Canterbury Christ Church University built on the outcomes of the Neonatal Nurse Training. Our aim was to develop an initial cohort of Practice Educators to develop the resources, knowledge and skills to teach basic neonatal interventions to junior staff in a range of practice settings e.g. district and provincial hospitals to support the delivery of safe standards within basic neonatal care. 9 senior nurses from Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children and 2 nurses from National Paediatric Hospital, Hanoi were trained as Practice Educators.
Each of the neonatal nurses was required to produce two separate learning resources and to pass a summative teaching assessment on a self-selected topic for each of the five key areas of basic neonatal care. In order to successfully achieve this and to promote sustainability, the Practice Educators Training Course supported Da Nang University of Medical Technology & Pharmacy to build their capacity to evaluate practice education (including the use of resources) by developing a bespoke local Practice Assessment Tool and supporting its application to the neonatal practice education setting.
The first eleven nurses and two lecturers graduated in December 2015.