FAQ

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

 22nd January 2021

Ref: Amendments to the Nursing Council Act 2003

 

The Council will be submitting proposal to the Minister of Health and Wellness for amendments to the Nursing Council Act 2003.

Inputs are being sought from different stakeholders. Your proposals, if any, should reach the Registrar of the Council by 15th March 2021 by hard copy at La Vigie, Forest Side (Behind SBM Park), Curepipe, by fax on the 6730333 or by soft copy through the Email below.

 

The Act can be downloaded from our:

Website:

http://www.ncmauritius.org/downloads

Email:

nursingcouncil@intnet.mu

                                                                                                                                                            Dhunrajsing Persand         

                                                                                                                                                            Registrar

 

Registrar Nursing Council

Following an open advertisement and an interview exercise, the Board of the Nursing Council has appointed Mr. Dhunrajsing Persand as Registrar of the Council to be effective as from 1st January 2021.

Mr Persand is holder of a MSC in Hospital Services Management and an MBA Specialised Human Resource Management. He has served as Director of Nursing from 2014 – 2018 and has been a member of the Board of the Council for the same period

Francis Supparayen

Registrar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dated: 23rd December 2020

 

 

To All Nursing Administrators  Male &Female

Registration of Nurses and Midwives & illegal Practice

It has been observed with great concern that a number of nurses and midwives are presently practicing nursing or midwifery in your institution without a valid license. They have either not registered or renewed their license with the Nursing Council. Your attention is drawn to Section37 (1) & (5) of the Nursing Council Act:  

No person shall practice nursing or midwifery in Mauritius unless he/she is registered with the Nursing Council.  Any person who contravenes this section commits an offence and is sanctioned by law

In the event that a case of alleged medical negligence is brought before a court of Justice and it  is found  that the nurse involved is not updated with his/her registration, he/she will be in serious trouble for illegal practice as per the above. The accountability of the Nursing Administrator will also be questioned for condoning illegal practice among his/her staff. For your information each year the Council has to deal with around 20 to 25 cases of Medical negligence and around 10 cases have been referred to Tribunal. To date 4 cases have been referred to the PSC for disciplinary action.

Each year by the end of February the Council issued Registration Certificates to all nurses and midwives as per the list submitted by the Nursing Administrator. We have observed that quite often some names are either missing or wrongly spell out while among female nurses some have changed their names and have not informed the Council accordingly.

In the interest and safety of one and all I will humbly advised you to take this shortcoming very seriously and initiate appropriate action. The collaboration of your Ward Managers can be useful as they are in contact with their staff and can ensure that they are licensed to practice

 

Registrar

 - Copy to: Ag. Director Nursing

                  - RNA’s

                                                                                               

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Documents Needed For Registration

Original + Photocopy


For Mauritian citizens

 

Additional documents needed for Foreigners

 

Related sites to be visited

         

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INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF NURSES 2021 Congress and Exhibition Nursing the World Together

THEME:  NURSING THE WORLD TOGETHER

The ICN 2021 Congress and Exhibition will have the overarching theme “Nursing the World Together”. This theme builds on the theme of International Nurses Day 2020, “Nursing the World to Health” and combines it with the ICN President’s watchword “Together”.

2020 is a time to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives internationally, highlight the challenging conditions they often face, and advocate for increased investments in the nursing and midwifery workforce. While the world is focusing on the global pandemic COVID-19, the convergence of these two events should not be lost on us. The importance of the nursing workforce in this time of need cannot be overstated. Nurses are at the centre of efforts to prevent, contain and manage this health emergency.

The ICN 2021 Congress and Exhibition will build on the vital contribution of nurses in the battle for health and well-being across the entire world. We recognise that no country can do this alone: we must do this together.

Please read the sub-theme explanations below carefully to determine the best category within which to submit your abstract.

 

SUB-THEMES

Sub-theme 1: Nursing Leadership

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and highlights that experienced nurse leaders are needed in the right places to help nursing deliver its potential and ensure that the distinctive nursing perspective is included in policy-making and decision-making. Leadership is a fundamental part of effective nursing care and in advancing the nursing profession to meet current and future needs of the population, health systems and nurses. In this sub-theme, we are looking for projects, experiences or research that demonstrate the impact and importance of nurse leaders at all levels, from setting the direction at the global level to driving change in frontline clinical care.

Key areas of interest include:

• Clinical leadership

• Policy leadership

• Research leadership

• Education leadership

• Administrative leadership

 

Sub-theme 2: Epidemics and Pandemics: Nurses’ Experiences, Reponses and Policy Recommendations

2020 has shown the devastating effects of infectious diseases on the world. With hundreds of thousands of infections, countless lives lost, and billions lost economically, epidemics and pandemics pose the greatest risks to global health and the economy.  This topic explores the vital role of nurses in preventing, managing, controlling, responding and recovering in times of crisis.

Key areas of interest include:

• Nurses’ experiences of challenges during the time of COVID-19

• Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

• Other infectious disease outbreaks

• Supply and availability of appropriate and quality products/resources, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), in epidemics and pandemics

• Policy recommendations for preparedness and responses in epidemics/pandemics

 

Sub-theme 3: Nursing Regulation and Education

Nursing regulation is one of the three pillars of ICN’s strategic development, and education is a core element of regulation and continuing professional development. ICN continues to promote the well-being of the public by defining nursing practice, improving nursing education, and overseeing the competence of nurses through licensing and disciplinary rules and regulations. In this sub-theme, we aim to bring together leaders and experts in nursing regulation and education from around the world to share insights and determine actions. Practical and innovative solutions will be explored to address the learning needs of students and post-registration nurses.

Key areas of interest include:

• Nursing and healthcare ethics

• Challenges and solutions to regulatory systems

• Regulatory standards and competency development

• Continuing professional development and lifelong learning

• Competence-based education and innovative education strategies

 • Evolving roles of nursing and scope of practice

 

Sub-theme 4: Quality and Safety

Patient safety is the cornerstone of high-quality healthcare. Nurses are patient safety critical, whether it be prevention and identifying risks, ensuring safe clinical practice or surveillance of health systems and raising concerns. This sub-theme will focus on comprehensive safety culture including both patient care-related and occupational aspects. Strategies to reduce workplace safety risks and hazards in these areas will be discussed.

Key areas of interest include:

• Safety of healthcare delivery

• Safe staffing and risk reduction

• Person-centred care

• Quality and nursing excellence models and interventions

• Nursing working conditions and well-being

 

Sub-theme 5: Nursing Care and Advanced Practice Nursing

As the population’s health and healthcare needs change, so too have the roles and responsibilities of nurses. The challenge that is set before us is to continue to evolve the profession to deliver consistent and high-quality care, responsive to population health needs. Sessions in this sub-theme will provide opportunities to share and exchange knowledge and expertise and discuss what’s new in our practice.

Key areas of interest include:

• Nurse prescribing challenges and solutions

• Innovations in nursing practices

 • Health promotion and education

• Community and primary health care

• Advanced Practice Nursing

 

Sub-theme 6: Nursing Workforce

Leading labour market analysts predict significant shortages in the supply of healthcare workers globally. The global shortage of healthcare workers will have serious implications for healthcare and for the health of billions of people across the world.  This sub-theme is looking for research, projects and practical solutions to address human resources for health issues.

Key areas of interest include:

• Recruitment, retention and a sustainable workforce

 • Investment in the nursing workforce and cost effectiveness

• Student and novice nurses and career development

 • Nurse migration and mobility

• Workforce culture and diversity

 

Sub-theme 7: Global Health Challenges

There are major global health challenges to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These include, but are not limited to, universal health coverage, mental health and well-being, refugee, displaced population and migrant health, infectious diseases, immunisation, disasters and justice-related issues (e.g. human trafficking).  This sub-theme highlights the role of nurses in these vital areas.

Key areas of interest include:

• Health equities and access to healthcare

 • Climate change and health

• Antimicrobial resistance

• Disaster preparedness and response

• Non-communicable diseases – please provide additional information about the focus in this area (e.g. cancer, cardiovascular disease, mental health etc.)

 • Ageing and health

 

Sub-theme 8: Digital Health and Innovation

Digital Health can benefit patients, healthcare professionals, health organisations and public authorities. Digital Health – when applied effectively – delivers more personalised ‘citizen-centric’ healthcare, which is more targeted, effective and efficient and helps reduce errors, as well as the length of hospitalisation. Nursing now and in the future relies on the availability of meaningful data and new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to support personalised nursing care and improve health. This sub-theme explores the digital transformation, outlining digital technologies in use in all of the domains of nursing.

Key areas of interest include:

 • Emerging technologies and the impact on patient care

 • Decision support tools and digital health enabling technologies

• Data and information management

• Cost-effectiveness measurement

• Digital and virtual healthcare (including mobile and telehealth)

 • Role of nurses in digital health, including mobile health apps


Published on 11/05/2020