The government has urged nurses to keep abreast with technology and other capacity building programmes to improve the quality of health services offered in the country.

Addressing qualified nurses during a St Anne’s Hospital Brunapeg School of Nursing graduation ceremony in Plumtree, the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Mr Aldrin Musiiwa spoke about the dynamic nature of the nursing profession hence the need for continued capacity building programmes.

“Nursing is dynamic, it is changing everyday. You need to keep abreast with new technology, utilise the changes given to you for in-service education. The sky is the limit. Opportunities for post basic courses are within your reach including university programmes,” he said.

Mr Musiiwa added: “Learning is for life. Broaden and strengthen your practice by continuing your education. That is the surest way of achieving best practice and evidence-based practice. Therefore read journals and books, listen to the news, go to conferences and get an advanced education”.

The graduation ceremony saw a total of 47 general nurses and 48 primary care nurses being awarded with certificates after a six months upskilling programme of handling and caring of pregnant women.