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International Nursing Science Conference

August 21-23, 2023 | London, UK

August 21 -23, 2023 | London, UK
Nursing Science 2023

Victoria Nyirenda

Victoria Nyirenda, Speaker at Nursing Science Congress
Mponela Rural Hospital, Malawi
Title : Nurse educators’ engagement in research in christian health association of Malawi nursing colleges


Engagement of nurse educators in research is required to enable students to develop a clear understanding of how to take care of patients. The study aimed at assessing the extent of nurse educators engagement in research in CHAM Colleges. The study used the quantitative approach. A descriptive research design was used to obtain data from 98 nurse educators in CHAM Colleges. Data was analyzed in SPSS. Data was presented in frequency tables and graphs. The findings revealed that only n=37 (37.8%) respondents have ever conducted research. Majority of the respondents have been involved in research activities in one way or the other though involvement was low. For example only 4.10% of the respondents published in peer reviewed journals. The results also revealed barriers in engaging research of which inadequate funding n=52 (53.1%) was the greatest. The findings suggest provision of adequate funding, increase intakes of post graduate nurse educators and building research capacity in order for nurse educators to engage in research.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Midwifery in 2012 at Mzuzu University, Master of Science in Nursing & Midwifery Education in 2019 obtained at University of Malawi. She is highly motivated with eleven years of practical experience in the care of patients, clinical teaching and managerial work. She has worked as a Nursing Officer at Kasungu District Hospital She has worked in different departments like Medical-Surgical Nursing, Surgical High Dependency Unit, Maternity and ART clinic. Currently, she is Senior Nursing officer working at Mponela Rural Hospital. She is also a co-opted member of Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi under inspection and investigations department.