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Campus to Clinic - Mentoring Guide for Participants
As an important partner in the global effort to expand access to quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services to all people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families, ICAP at Columbia University supports the design, development, and implementation of a diverse range of HIVrelated clinical and systems strengthening activities.
NCI has proudly launched the Campus-to-Clinic (CTC) Initiative in South Africa in 2011. CTC is a pilot program to mentor nurse educators in sub-Saharan Africa and to adequately prepare graduating nurses for the demands of clinical work in the provision of HIV care and treatment services. The CTC Initiative focuses on bridging the gap between pre-service and in-service training and building the competence and confidence of nurse educators and mentors in HIV and TB care and treatment. Governments across sub-Saharan Africa reacted initially to the HIV pandemic by mobilizing healthcare workers to give care to those in dire need. With the frontline of most healthcare systems being nurses, they were called upon to have increased competencies required to provide comprehensive HIV care. Additionally, Ministries of Health are increasingly developing broader strategies for scaling-up the healthcare workforce. This shift focuses on the educational institutions that prepare students for clinical realities. In particular, it became apparent that nursing educators and mentors need expanded knowledge, clinical skills, and new teaching methodologies that prepare nursing students for their extensive role at the clinical level. Ultimately, nurses who are competent to care for their communities will improve health outcomes and remain in their jobs.
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