Dates: 22 January 2024 to 19 January 2024
Venue: Fully online with VULA (UCT's E- Learning Platform)
Time: 16-week course consisting of a range of teaching and learning activities, requiring approximately 3-4 hours weekly. 

All activities completed in your own time, ensuring maximum flexibility. Requirement to submit a weekly assignment for feedback.

Course fee is R 7 200 per person
Register Online: Registration Form

Entry Requirements: Registered Nurses (Professional and Enrolled).You must be currently, either regularly or occasionally, working with sick newborns. You may work at any level of health facility; you do not need to work in a neonatal high or intensive care or neonatal specific ward.

This course aims to introduce nurses working with sick newborns to essential knowledge and skills. An assessment of clinical skills competence in the participants clinical setting is recommended.

The course is run by the Harry Crossley Children’s Nursing Development Unit in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Cape Town.

Course Content:

  1. An understanding of anatomical, physiological and developmental differences for different gestational age and weight of newborns, and how this impacts the response to illness and the required nature of care.
  2. An ability to provide safe, quality, evidence-based nursing care to sick newborns, using the Regul8 Framework as a guide.
  3. A recognition of the important supportive role and resource of the principal caregiver and the ability to provide care for both the newborn, their family and themselves in acute and highly stressful situations.
  4. An understanding of their role and the complex system and environments where newborns are nursed, to ensure safe and efficient care and the best possible hospital outcomes.

Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who have completed and submitted all learning activities and assignments to an adequate standard.

Registration Deadline: Closed

Please note that places on the course are limited. Your application will be subject to a selection process, and you will be informed of the outcome of your application.

Only participants registered for the course will be eligible to attend. Limited space available