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South African Nursing Council – Recognition Awards 2012

PROFESSOR PHILDA NOMUSA DUDU NZIMANDE

SUMMARY OF CONTRIBUTIONS OF PROF PHILDA NOMUSA DUDU NZIMANDE TO THE TRANSFORMATION OF NURSING PROFESSION

Prof Nzimande qualified as a general nurse in 1961 at McCord Hospital in Durban.  She continued to study and has a number of nursing diplomas and degrees.  She completed her Masters in 1982 and later DPhil et litt in Nursing Science in 1982.  She has extensive experience in both classroom teaching and clinical nursing environment.

Prof Nzimande has contributed in a number of professional and scientific organisations as follows.

Membership of professional and scientific organisations

  1. KWAZULU NURSES ORGANIZATION
    Elected First President of the organisation (membership plus minus 9 000 nurse).  Organization dissolved on 9 August 1995 in favour of joining DENOSA – a newly established Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa.
  2. NATAL AND KWAZULU NURSE – EDUCATORS DISCUSSION GROUP
    Founder and an active member.  A society that was established to keep together Nurse Educators in KwaZulu natal when the apartheid system divided the Nursing faculty in terms of the Homelands system.
  3. NATAL AND KWAZULU NURSES ORGANISATION
    Founder member and one-time vice-organising secretary at National level and one-time chairperson of Ngoye Region.  (This organisation was established to keep together nurses in both regions during the apartheid era).
  4. NATAL AND KWAZULU COMMUNITY NURSES HEALTH DISCUSSION GROUP
    Past-chairperson of the organisation. (This organisation was established to keep together nurses in both regions during the apartheid era.)
  5. HEALTH FACILITIES PLAN – NGWELEZANA SUB-REGION
    Past-chairperson.  (A transformation structure which aimed at facilitating a multidisciplinary approach to health care provision within the region.)
  6. ACTIVE MEMBER – First International Secretary of the Sacred Heart Sodality which co-ordinate different sodalities in Southern Africa, active in women initiatives within the church
  7. A past member of the Editorial Committee/Board an official publication for KwaZulu Nurse Organisation – the Nursing Dossier
  8. A Chairperson of the Editorial Board of Curationis.  A Scientific Nursing Journal (referred) in South Africa owned by DENOSA the National Nurses Organisation
  9. A past member and conveyor of a Research Committee – Natal and KwaZulu Nurses Organisation
  10. NATIONAL NURSING RESEARCH FORUM
    In Natal – a past member South African National Research Committee
  11. AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
    A member since 1998
  12. AMERICAN NATIONAL TRANSCULTURAL NURSING SOCIETY
    A member since 1998
  13. INTERNATIONAL BICULTURAL NURSE SCIENTIST
    A member since 1998
  14. Invited to become a Council member on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing – In USA – in February 1989
  15. Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Inc. International Honour Society of Nursing – Alpha Lambda Chapter – University of Illinois Chicago USA – from 21 May 1989
  16. National Facilitator – Steering Committee for Nurses Unity – towards professionalism in South Africa – 1993, which lead to the formation of a negotiation forum called Nurses Planning for the Future (NPFF)
  17. A management and Research Consultant since 1992
  18. First Chairperson of the Transitional Nurses Committee – which aimed at leading South African Nurses united and gaining recognition to the International Council of Nurses and Commonwealth Federation of Nurses – 1994
  19. Past member of various academic institutions committees e.g. member of Faculty Board. SENATE Tertiary Committee, University of Zululand, Member of Senate, Council and Vice Chairperson of Ngwelezana Nursing College
  20. Elected as First National Chairperson – of the Interim National Board of the Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa (DENOSA) established on 28 January 1996 – Facilitated and convened negotiations committee with 13 nursing organizations towards dissolving in favour of DENOSA
  21. Elected as First national Chair (President) of the Joint national Board of the UNIFIED DENOSA on 1996
  22. Elected as First President after the First Democratic Elections for DENOSA in 1997
  23. Appointed by Minister of Health to represent South African Nurses in the South African Interim Medical and Dental Council for 1997 and 1998
  24. Served in the National Co-ordinating Committee for Effective Drug Prescribing Training (Essential Drug Listing)
  25. Served in Provincial Transformation and Rationalisation Nursing Education Committee for Natal and KwaZulu Province
  26. Served as a member of a Planning Committee for an International Conference organised by Anlia Polytech, Natal and University of Zululand Universities.  Theme “Nursing at the Cutting Edge Caring for the 21st Century” 1998
  27. Facilitated an International Workshop on Open Learning by McMillan publishers
  28. Campus Representative for Durban Umlazi Campus at the Association of Tertiary Institutions (ATI) which aims to co-ordinate and rationalize institutions of Tertiary Education (Universities, Technikons, Colleges) in Natal and KwaZulu Province – 1997 and 1998

 


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