Dr Olivia Baorapetse Baloyi

 

Person

Prof Olivia Baorapetse Baloyi

Telephone

 +27 (0)31 260 1279

Email

baloyio@ukzn.ac.za 

Campus

Howard College 

Research Interests

Maternal Child Women’ Health (MCWH) Expert Nursing Education.

Qualitative Research Approach Expert  

Designation

Lecturer

 Biosketch

Dr. Baloyi is a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing & Public Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa (SA). She successfully completed her Bachelor of Nursing from Wits University (SA) in 2003, followed by her Masters in Nursing from Wits University (SA) in 2007. She is a registered educator, advanced midwife and neonatal specialist. In 2016, she joined UKZN to pursue her PhD, through a development program nGap (New Generation Academic Program). Consequently, in 2018 she obtained her PhD. Her PhD resulted in the development of a model to enhance the development of clinical reasoning skills in undergraduate midwifery students using grounded theory. The findings of her research were presented both locally and internationally. 

She has taught midwifery for 15 years. She is currently involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery, inclusive of research supervision for both Masters and PhD students at UKZN. She has successfully guided the process of Curriculum Development in the field of Midwifery both locally and internationally. As an active member of the WHOcc she is involved in the achievement of the Terms of Reference. In addition, she is actively involved in community projects and inter-university projects and research. She has accepted an invitation, “The Visiting Scholar Award Program (VSSP) for Global Partners, Duke University” 2020-2021, which was interrupted by COVID19 pandemic to resume in 2022.

List Publica

tions

Baloyi O.B. & Mtshali N.G. (2018). Clinical reasoning skills in undergraduate midwifery education. A concept analysis. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 8, 44-52. http://doi.org/10.1061/j.ijans.2018.02.005

Baloyi O.B. & Mtshali N.G (2018). Developing clinical reasoning skills in an undergraduate midwifery program. A grounded theory inquiry. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 8, 98-106. http://doi.org/10.1061/j.ijans.2018.04.002

Baloyi O.B. & Mtshali N.G. (2018). A middle-range theory for developing clinical reasoning skills in undergraduate midwifery students. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 9, 92-104. http://doi.org/10.1061/j.ijans.2018.10.004

Ojuri-King M.I., Jarvis, M. & Baloyi O.B (2018). Midwives perceptions of their post-natal role in a South African level one hospital.  International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 8, 23-27. http://doi.org/10.1061/j.ijans.2018.02.002

Jarvis, M. A., & Baloyi, O. (2020). Scaffolding in reflective journaling: A means to develop higher order thinking skills in undergraduate learners. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 100195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijans.2020.100195

Ntinkica O., Jarvis, M. & Baloyi O.B. Ouch that was sore: Advanced midwifery students’ perceptions of neonate pain assessment. *Submitted to: Global Journal of Health Science

Baloyi O. & Jarvis, M. Continuing Professional Development in WHO Afro-region member states: A literature review. *Submitted to: Global Journal of Health Science

 

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