oa Professional Nursing Today - The Task Shifting Phenomenon : the basis of Netcare's new nursing staffing model : congress review

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



The delivery of quality nursing care requires consistency, competency and sustainability. The world is getting tired of the nursing leadership mantra that there are not enough registered nurses for us as a profession to guarantee this care.

This article tackles a possible solution based on task shifting, a phenomenon being experienced in all occupations around the world, which is being driven primarily by rapid technological developments. A new staffing model is proposed - one that relies on the robustness of a stable corps of staff nurses led by competent professional nurses.

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