About AccelEd project

Accelerating Master and PhD level nursing education development in the higher education system in Kazakhstan


General aim of AccelEd project is strengthening nursing education on Master level and establishing and launching PhD nursing science in Kazakhstan through changes in policy, legal framework and institutional structures, involving ministries, universities, healthcare institutions, associations (both in healthcare and education), and international nursing communities. AccelEd focuses on modernisation of policies, governance and management of higher education system in Kazakhstan on local and national levels by promoting evidence-based nursing science for improved quality of healthcare services.
Specific objectives set within the work packages (WPs) are the following:
1. To strengthen nursing science in Kazakhstan through the capacity building of teaching staff based on contemporary
issues in global nursing (WP2.1).

AccelEd will develop competencies of nursing faculty members of KZ medical universities in order to ensure smooth implementation of three cycles of Bologna-type reforms in education, and will enact the trinity of the education, practice and research of nursing in the country.

  1. To build the capacity of nursing faculty in nursing research methodologies by joining to the broader international
    community of nursing researchers (WP2.2).

Best European practices and methodologies will be transferred to be applied in nursing faculties of KZ medical universities by the teachers of nursing research, incl. peer-learning, counseiling and internship experiences.

  1. To create sustainable structures and systematic processes for cooperation on nursing research between medical
    universities and healthcare institutions in order to foster evidence-based nursing (WP2.3).

New approaches and tools will be introduced to the project target groups to facilitate creation of sustainable continuation and application of nursing education and research to practical innovation development in healthcare system.

  1. To initiate structural and institutional changes in managing Master and PhD level nursing education and quality
    assurance of post graduate education in nursing according to best European practices (WP2.4).

Activities carried out by the project will address improvement of quality assurance system in nursing Master and PhD level education, developing competence in nursing research and final theses development and setting clear guidelines for graduates and evaluators of nursing faculties of KZ medical universities.

  1. To strengthen the role of nurses in healthcare system of Kazakhstan and promote the development of nursing science
    and research on PhD and higher levels (WP4).

Stakeholders of nursing science and research will be approached and encouraged to apply the experiences developed by the AccelEd project in teaching of nursing science and research, as well as developing policy framework for the benefit of nurses as significant element of healthcare services’ modernisation.