FMIC’s Nursing Services is central to supporting the realisation of our mission to promote optimal health and wellness for the children of Afghanistan. Our staff is committed to employing the most up-to-date knowledge and practices of our field, in an effort to maintain the highest professional standards.
FMIC’s team of over 115 national Afghan nurses provides support to the hospital’s 85-bed facility, which includes the intensive care unit, the operation suite, the emergency department and the infection control department. All of our nurses are certified in Basic Life Support, Paediatric Advanced Life Support, intravenous (IV) cannulation and medication.
FMIC’s Nursing Services began in 2005, with a team of ten Afghan nurses and one French nurse, led by a Nursing Administrator from Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. This international team established a strong foundation for the nursing division by sharing and building on their diverse knowledge, for example by setting up FMIC facilities according to French standards and AKUH processes.
Further, at a time when there was no standard for nursing education in Afghanistan, French missions to FMIC provided Afghan nurses with hands-on clinical training in international standards of nursing practice. The high demand for this training led to the formal establishment of FMIC’s Nursing Education Services and Infection Control Programme in December 2006.
Nursing Education Services
FMIC believes that the delivery of quality care begins with a dedicated and able caretaker. This is why Nursing Education Services is an integral part of our nursing department. NES supports our nursing staff’s continuous professional development by providing comprehensive orientation, in-house training, and in-service education opportunities. Training is offered both on-site and through our eLearning programme. Topics covered range from medication recertification, to caring for patients who experience seizures or have undergone a blood transfusion, to appropriate measures for dealing with a needle stick injury. Nurses may also have the chance to pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing.
As nurses, we are dedicated to providing you with the compassionate care and medical expertise that you need to get through challenging times.
We are committed to treating each patient as a unique individual, who deserves safe, competent, tailored care and education regardless of gender, race, culture, religion or class.
We hold ourselves responsible for creating a welcoming environment where you are supported in achieving and maintaining optimal physical and emotional well-being. We will be your advocate, respect your privacy, and ensure that you receive accurate information about your care.
We believe that family plays an important role in the recovery process. We will strive to educate your family and actively involve them in your journey to wellness.
We have the authority and autonomy to make decisions about the direction, delivery, and supervision of nursing care, and we are accountable for those decisions. We will collaborate with other health care professionals to cultivate a community of practice.
We will contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession, by supporting research, setting standards of practice, participating in life-long education, and influencing legislation that affects our profession.
We have the right to practice in a safe and respectful work environment, understand our job performance expectations, receive regular feedback and performance appraisal, and work towards professional advancement opportunities.
We will role model leadership in professional nursing throughout Afghanistan and the region.