Note: The Emergency Nursing Curriculum is complete, and was officially endorsed by AFEM at the African Conference on Emergency Medicine 2016 in Cairo. It is available for download here.
Dear Emergency Nursing expert,
AFEM represents many countries, with the aim to strengthen emergency care in Africa. The Emergency Nursing Group, which I am currently leading, was set up within AFEM to facilitate the strengthening of emergency nursing in the region. Since our group was established we decided that in order for us to progress emergency nursing in Africa, we needed a common understanding and agreement of what an emergency nurse is and what he/she does in Africa. It is for this reason that we have developed this African Emergency Nursing Curriculum.
We have consulted with many of our emergency nursing colleagues across Africa as well as internationally to develop this document. We are hoping that this document can be used to provide guidance to lead nurses/nurse academics in various countries in Africa to aid the further development of emergency nursing skills and competence in the continent of Africa.
In order for this to happen it was vital that we hear from experts such as yourself, so as to establish the views of as many people and countries as possible.
AFEM values your opinion on this matter and continue to be grateful to receive your emailed responses regarding the nature and content of the curriculum and how well the statements may meet local/national emergency nursing needs now and in the future.
The final published document is available on this website, following the definitive pronouncement and endorsement of AFEM to guide the development of emergency nursing knowledge and skills competence throughout sub-Saharan Africa. This document will be reviewed and updated regularly.
Thank you very much for your cooperation and I look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions.
AFEM Nursing Committee Chair
Immediate past-Nursing Committee Chair