welcome to lesotho nursing council
we are responsible
Roles and Differences
- Acts in the interest of the public (protecting the public)
- Safeguard the public by promoting good practice, preventing poor practice and intervening in unacceptable practice of the cadres it regulates.
- Sets Nursing and Midwifery standards to guide practice
- Assures that all registrants practice within their scope of practice and adhere to the set standards
Acts as the voice of its members by:
- Principal focus is nurses’ wellbeing and welfare
- Advocating for issues of public, health and nursing policy and better care and education standards.
Advocates from the context of the nurse, ensuring the individual and profession’s rights are upheld, their contributions acknowledged, nurses’ working conditions are appropriate and that nurses have a voice in policy setting (TNMC, 2012).
The roles and responsibilities of Director Nursing Services – are primarily directed at achieving national health goals for better health of individuals, families and communities. DNS plays a role of executive and advisory to the government (MoH).
DNS roles provides opportunities for nursing and midwifery professions to influence government policies and decisions in relation to people’s health and health-care provision.
DNS achieve these roles and responsibilities by collaborating with Health partners, NTI, Regulatory and Professional bodies as well as the community at large.
Nursing Directorate mandate is to provide equitable, accessible, competency and evidence-based nursing and midwifery care to all the people of Lesotho, in line with the policies of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the decentralization reforms.
- Equity and fairness
- Quality nursing and midwifery services–well managed, culturally sensitive, integrated, available, accessible, accountable, sustainable
- Professional integrity
|REGULATOR||PROFFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION||NURSING DIRECTORATE|
|To safe guard the public by promoting good practice; preventing poor practice and intervening in unacceptible practice||To act as the voice of its members, advance nursing and nurses/members well being||To present and lead nursing within government and represent the government within the broader nursing community|
|Interested in supporting registrants to provide safe care.||Interested in supporting members to provide safe care||Interested in supporting nursing departments to provide safe care|
|Speaks on behalf of the public to advocate for public policy matters||Speaks on behalf members to advocate for professional and public policy matters||Speaks on behalf of government to advocate for professional and public policy matters|
We are What we do
We are responsible for the regulation of the Nursing Education and Practice in Lesotho through setting standards of nursing education and training as well as standards of practice of nursing practitioners and ensures compliance of the set standards