WHAT WE DO: MISSION EXCEPTIONAL
Create awareness of the nursing crisis in South Africa.
Recruit exceptional young people for the Nursing Profession in South Africa.
Mobilize exceptional nurses to the hospitals and clinics in South Africa where help is needed most.
Encourage, motivate, appreciate and honour all currently employed nursing staff.
Raise the status of nurses in our nation.
Engage with people of influence to increase the annual Health Budget to meet critical needs.
Encourage church groups and communities to volunteer practical assistance at the public hospital and clinic in the area.
HOW WILL WE DO THIS?
With positive role models, brochures, banners, car magnets and videos we will promote the Nursing profession in High Schools, Colleges, Universities and Hospitals. We will raise funding from private enterprise for bursaries for exceptional young people.
Using our website, social media and newspapers, we will advertise vacant nursing posts. We will encourage previously trained professional nurses to re-enter the profession. We will motivate churches and communities to volunteer general assistance at a hospital or clinic in their area.
Through promotional banners, social media and radio, we will use International Nurses Day (12th May) to promote a culture of honour and gratitude towards nurses. Recognising the enormous influence they have, Nursing Directors and Medical doctors should play a significant role.
RAISE THE STATUS:
We will partner with national corporates and people of influence in this exceptional mission. Advertising and product gifts will be aimed at raising the image and status of nurses.
We honour and respect those who are presently working tirelessly in the NDoH to address the health care needs of the nation. We hope to arrange meetings to encourage, appreciate and share ideas with people of influence. We urge the government to drastically increase the annual Health Budget and motivate for change.
WHAT WE CANNOT DO
The Education and Training of Nurses
This is the responsibility of the South African Nursing Council – SANC, the Nursing Colleges and the Universities. We recognize there are those appointed and qualified to compile syllabi and determine the standard and training for nurses in the nation. Our passion and vision is to see EXCEPTIONAL nursing care practiced at every hospital and community clinic in South Africa.
Procedures for dismissal for poor nursing practice, are to be enforced by SANC, NDoH and those qualified and empowered to do so.
Professional wages and working hours of nurses
We hope to be a voice/advocate on behalf of nurses, requesting market related salaries and healthy working environments for all staff. However, we see wisdom in leaving these negotiations to those qualified to do so.