APN Role Exists in Country Today:
Recognize Foreign Licensure:
Swaziland Nursing Council
There are chiefly two roles of Advanced Practice in Swaziland. Of note, the role of the registered nurse includes the ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients for a number of conditions (Klopper & Uys, 2012). Outside of the registered nurse role, there are two areas of Advanced Practice Nursing:
- Nurse-Midwife – Provide delivery, maternal health, and sexually transmitted disease care.
- Nurse Practitioner – Provide advanced assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, including prescribing. Primary in the hospital setting.
There are two programs in Swaziland that educate Nurse-Midwifes. A nurse must first have their diploma or bachelors of science in nursing prior to entering the program. In general, the Midwifery course takes one year to complete (Klopper & Uys, 2012).
There are currently no Nurse Practitioner programs in Swaziland. Apparently, they previously but are no longer present (Klopper & Uys, 2012).
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Klopper, H. & Uys, L.R. (2012). The state of nursing and education in Africa: A country-by-country review. Sigma Theta Tau. Retrieved from: http://books.google.com/books?id=SzgiwENnd4UC&source=gbs_navlinks_s