DNP Scholarly Project Addressed Maternal Health in Kenya
(January 17, 2024) — The first global Doctor of Nursing Practice scholarly project has launched with a focus on developing workshop materials addressing maternal and newborn health in a Kenyan community.
The project, developed by DNP students Clarissa Berry (G’24) and Farwa Mateen, (G’24) in collaboration with Canadian Nurses for Africa and the Kakamega County Health Service, provided several 2-day workshops addressing maternal and newborn health for community health workers. The project was spearheaded by Debra Kosko DNP, MN, FNP-BC, FAANP, associate professor and assistant dean for evaluation and outcomes, who traveled to Kenya in fall 2023.
Along with her Canadian colleagues, she met with Kakamega government officials and Masinde Muliro University School of Nursing faculty, establishing new relationships which will provide future collaborative education and research opportunities.