Global Nurse Capacity Building Program

Global Nurse Capacity Building Program

The Global Nursing Capacity Building Program (GNCBP) works through its implementing partner, ICAP/Columbia University, to strengthen the knowledge, skills and abilities of nurses that deliver care to people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and co-morbidities, as well as the capacity of in-country nurse leaders, organizations and institutions in 11 African countries. It consists of two subprojects, General Nursing and the Nursing Education Partnership Initiative.

Overarching Goals of the GNCBP:

  • Improve the quantity, quality, and relevance of nurses and midwives to address essential population-based health care needs, including HIV and other life threatening conditions.
  • Identify, evaluate, and disseminate innovative models and practices that are generalizable for national scale-up of nursing and midwifery education.
  • Build local and regional partnerships to provide technical and capacity building support for nursing and midwifery policy and regulatory development, curricula reform, faculty education, continuing professional development, retention, and leadership.

GNCBP also seeks to optimize care and treatment service delivery models and support staffing for Care and Treatment Scale Up in line with 90-90-90 targets through Test and Start, pediatric e-learning and campus to clinic education and mentorship programs to ensure HIV nurse competencies for work in high HIV burden clinics.

Learn more at the ICAP website.