Quality assurance and accreditation of nursing and midwifery educational institutions
Other Titlesreport of regional workshop, Male, Maldives, 9-11 July 2007
AbstractQuality of education is fundamental for producing a quality nursing and midwifery workforce. The intercountry Workshop on Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Nursing and Midwifery Educational Institutions was held in Male, Maldives, during 9-11 July 2007. The objectives were to improve the quality of nursing and midwifery education in countries of South-East Asia Region and to agree upon the draft guidelines on quality assurance and accreditation of nursing and midwifery educational institutions. The report presents the two key mechanisms of ensuring quality of education, namely quality assurance and accreditation. The components and processes of quality assurance and accreditation, the relationship between the two mechanisms as well as the role of nursing and midwifery educational institutions and regulatory body or council in quality assurance and accreditation are highlighted. The country actions in improving the quality of nursing and midwifery education are also included.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2008). Quality assurance and accreditation of nursing and midwifery educational institutions. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205715