Assessment of Clinical Skills Laboratory Highlighted in New Study
Ms Roxann Moodley of Nursing and Public Health at UKZN graduated with Master’s in Nursing with her thesis titled: “A Process Evaluation of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in a Private Nursing School (KZN)”.
Moodley’s research study was a process evaluation of a clinical skills laboratory which included both qualitative and quantitative research methods. ‘Interesting enough, there is minimal research on the usuage and effectiveness of the clinical skills labortory in South Africa.’
The research included both the perspectives of the students and support staff that used and worked in the laboratory.
‘The results clearly indicated that there is sufficient equipment and experienced support staff.’ The project setting was based in KwaZulu-Natal and restricted to one clinical skills laboratory.
‘It was a great fulfilment to complete my masters and add to the body of knowledge that exists out there. A choice of topic really needs to be thought about and the researcher must have a passion to drive the research.’
Moodley is currently a Medical Representative at Litha Pharmaceutical and is hoping to move onto becoming a trainer in a pharmaceutical company. Her long-term goal is to become a manager of a nursing school and have a great impact on future nurses.
‘I also plan on studying towards my Doctorate and want to keep it in the clinical field where my passion lies.’
In her spare time, Moodley enjoys reading, hip-hop dancing and motivational speaking. ‘I love people and socialising, and have a very soft heart when it comes to animals. I love analysing and researching new facts to keep myself updated.’
- Zakia Jeewa