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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2019

Brenda T Spear

Speaker at Nursing Conference - Brenda T Spear
Chamberlain University, United States
Title : Assessing the learning needs and increasing workforce capacity of nurses in underdeveloped countries


The purpose of this workshop is to define and describe field-tested instruments useful in assessing the learning needs and workforce capacity of nurses in underdeveloped countries. Building workforce capacity was completed in three phases addressing the clinical nursing teams as well as the nurse educators in Seychelles Africa. The first phase was established with assessing and collaborating with the Ministers of Health, the in-country World Health Organization, and the local nursing leadership. Learning assessment tools were utilized. The second phase provided indepth education to nurse educators and clinical nurses. The bedside nurse education seminars focused on the following topic discussions: prioritization and delegation, care delivery models, nursing process, safety, acute care as well as chronic illness management. The nurse educators received seminars discussing the following: curriculum development, evaluation and assessment, critical thinking and clinical reasoning, and development of evidence-based practices. Also, online preparation courses such as seminars to writing skills, APA guideline reviews, and hands-on online platform education were offered. Phase three encompassed the coordination of the nurses enrolling into an online higher education program. The completion of the degree allows the nurses in Seychelles to continue to educate and share evidence-based practices as well as improved quality of care, increased patient satisfaction, and/or decrease attrition. Using Master Instruction techniques, this workshop will provide hands-on, interactive activities and case studies to demonstrate methods of not only assessing, but also of building your workforce capacity. Written material will be provided as well.

Take Away Notes:

• At the end of this presentation the audience will be able to describe field tested instruments useful in evaluation the workforce capacity of their nurses

• At the end of this presentation the audience will be able to conduct interactive activities that will improve the capacity of their nursing workforce

• At the end of the presentation the audience will be able to discuss ways to assess the capacity of their nursing workforce


Brenda Spear is a seasoned nurse administrator, practitioner and educator who has extensive experience in educating others regarding nursing capacity. As the President of Chamberlain University in Cleveland, Brenda has the responsibility for a successful nursing program. Her international work includes a successful, ongoing project in the Seychelles that is providing higher education opportunities to over 30 nurses.