Mrs Thusile Gqaleni



Mrs Tusiwe Gqaleni



 +27 (0)31 260 3037



Howard College


Lecturer and clinical facilitator

Research interest

Patient safety in specialised care units critical and high care units


 BiosketchMs Tusiwe Gqaleni is currently employed as a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Public Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). She obtained a Master of Nursing degree (MN) in 2017 titled “an analysis of an adverse event reporting system as an indicator of quality nursing care in selected critical care units in one district, in KwaZulu-Natal”. She has a critical care specialty and a vast experience in critical care units, nationally. She is currently involved in both theoretical and clinical teaching, as well as postgraduate student supervision, in the nursing discipline. She is a PhD candidate, enrolled in 2018, with an objective to develop an implementation strategy for Patient Safety Incident reporting for healthcare workers in specialised care units. Key research Interest: Patient Safety in specialised care units (Critical care and Highcare units)

Peer reviewed conference proceedings 

Gqaleni, T. Adverse event reporting system experienced by critical care nurses in KwaZuluNatal, South Africa. A poster presentation and abstract publication at the 2017 Annual National congress of the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa, Sun City. Southern African Journal of Critical Care 33 (2): I was awarded the Runner-up Best Poster Presentation. 

Peer reviewed publications 

1. Gqaleni, T. and Bhengu, B.R. 2018. Adverse event reporting system experienced by critical care nurses in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery (20) 1-4 2. Gqaleni, T. and Bhengu, B.R. 2020. Analysis of Patient Safety Incident reporting system as an indicator of quality nursing in critical care units in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Health SA Gesondheid 25 (0) 1-8 

Grant Awards 

1. Thuthuka Funding by National Research foundation in January, 2021 for a period of three years 2. University Capacity Development Grant in February (UCDP), 2021


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