Prof NG Mtshali

Person Professor Ntombifikile G. MTSHALI
Telephone  +27 (0)31 260 1511
Campus Howard College
Research Interests Nursing and Midwifery Education
Designation Adjunct Professor
 Biosketch Professor Mtshali is the Director of the UKZN WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery.  She is a registered Nurse and Midwife. She holds a PhD, Masters in Nursing (Nursing Education), Honours in Nursing Education and B Cur (Nursing Administration and Community Health Nursing + Occupational Health Nursing). She holds a Post-basic Diploma in Operating Room Nursing Science. She was awarded a Sub-Saharan Africa FAIMER Fellowship in 2008-2010. She previously served as the Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Health Sciences at UKZN, Senior Manager Education and Training in the SANC, and Coordinator of the Faculty of Health Sciences Academic Development and Student Success programme. In 2014-2015 she joined the ICAP at Columbia University Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI) as a Manager in South Africa. While with ICAP, she was seconded to the National Department of Health, the office of the Chief Nursing Officer, to provide technical support to three public nursing colleges (PNC) who served as a pilot project to the integration of PNC to higher education. Her research interest is in strengthening nursing and midwifery workforce through transforming nursing and midwifery education in the Region, and interprofessional education for interprofessional collaborative practice.
Recent  Publications 1.      Ukoha,W.C.; Mtshali, N.G. 2022.  Preconception care practices among Primary Health Care nurses working in Public Health Facilities in KwaZulu-Natal”. Global Health Action, 15:1, 2112395,      Damba, FU & Mtshali, NG & Chimbari, MJ. 2022. Barriers and facilitators of translating health research findings into policy in sub-Saharan Africa: A Scoping Review. Palgrave Communications, Palgrave Macmillan, 9(1), pages 1-15. DOI: 10.1057/S41599-022-01070-2

3.      Ukoha,W.C.; Mtshali, N.G. We Are Having a Huge Problem with Compliance”: Exploring Preconception Care Utilization in South Africa. Healthcare 2022, 10, 1056.

4.      Baloyi, O.B., Jarvis, M.A. & Mtshali, N.G., 2022, ‘A report of a South African university’s management of undergraduate nursing students’ teaching and learning following the COVID-19 interruptions’, Health SA Gesondheid 27(0), a1816.

5.      Ukoha WC, Mtshali NG and Adepeju M. 2022. Current state of Preconception care in Sub Saharan Africa: A systematic scoping review. African Journal of Primary Healthcare and Family Medicine, 14, 1.

6.      Moabi, P.S. & Mtshali, N.G., 2022, Nurse educators and student nurses’ perspectives on ways to improve implementation of simulation-based education in Lesotho’, Curationis 45(1), a2260.

7.      Mdunge V, Mtshali, NG, Mthembu SZ & Harerimana, A. 2022. Postgraduate Students Experiences with Learning Management Systems at a Selected Nursing Education Institution in KwaZulu-Natal. African Journal of Health Professions Education. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2022;14(2):89-97.

8.      Harerimana, A, Duma, SE & Mtshali NG. 2022. First-year nursing students’ digital literacy: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2023, 13, (1), 31-37.

9.      Harerimana A, Mtshali NG. Using Mobile Technologies Among Undergraduate Nursing Students for Academic Purposes in Tertiary Education: A Quantitative Survey. Comput Inform Nurs. 2021 May 1;39(5):257-264.

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