I was wondering if the moderators could comment and/or assist on this , but also thought it raised points that might be of relevance for the greater GHD Nursing and Midwifery community.
GHD offers subscriptions to UpToDate , an evidence based resource. To qualify applicants must:
1. Be a physician, surgeon, nurse, physician's assistant, or medical student outside of the U.S.
2.Volunteer/work for a public or non-profit entity.
3.Have at least intermittent Internet access.
4.Be able to complete the application in English.
5.Explain how your work directly aligns with our program aim.
6.Verify that neither you nor your institution can afford UpToDate.
Why aren't any nursing students or programs in nursing covered under this program?
If UpToDate covered only bachelors or higher degree programs in nursing/midwifery in LMIC it still would be a great resource to a number of students or faculty that very much need access to pertinent information for training in clinical care, advanced practice nursing, and to inform the design of practice improvement projects.
For example Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) has schools of nursing but no medical school; Lesotho, too, may have a somewhat similar situation. In such health systems, care is very much nurse driven. For example the University of Swaziland has a graduate Family Nurse Practitioner program to facilitate provision of primary care in lieu of physicians. While RNs in such graduate programs might qualify for access to UpToDate as individuals, it is on a case by case basis.
Why are nursing students or schools of nursing not eligible for UpToDate?
Would GHD allow select nursing programs to get institutional access?
Are members of the GHD Nursing community aware that they may be eligible to use UpToDate ?
Have members of the GHD Nursing community applied to use this resource?
How was your experience?
If are you just learning about this resource or already have access do you or would you find use of an evidence based clinical resource useful for:
(1) your practice
(3) post graduate nursing students
(4) nursing school faculty