Human Resources for Health Project in Bangladesh

Entry-to-Practice Competencies for Nurse-Midwives in Bangladesh
The HRH Project and the Government of Bangladesh are using a multi-faceted approach to strengthen the education of Nurse-Midwives (NMs). Once approach is to strengthen the educa-tion of NMs in Bangladesh. Working with the Bangladesh Nursing Council (BNC), with technical support from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN), the project has developed a complete list of entry-to-practice competencies for NMs in Bangladesh. A Competency Development Working Group (CDWG) was established with members from the BNC, Directorate of Nursing Services (DNS), and Principles and Instructors In-Charge from several Nursing Institutes (NIs). CASN conducted a training workshop on competency development and writing competency statements, as well as provided technical assistance around creating a process for competency development…

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