University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Title: Exploration of the perceived barriers to collaborative clinical facilitation among nurse educators, preceptors, clinical nurses/midwives and nursing and midwifery students in Northern Ghana
Francis Kyerepagr Kobekyaa is a Nurse Educator at the St. Joseph’s Midwifery Training College, Jirapa in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Francis started his nursing career as a Community Health Nurse after graduating from the Jirapa Community Health Nursing Training School in 2004. Thereafter, he worked at Ketuo Health Centre as the Community Nurse in-charge of the facility in the Puffien Sub-District. He also doubled up as the CHOs’ Supervisor responsible for two CHPS Zones in the SubDistrict. During his time, the Sub-District recorded an increased in skilled delivery with improved maternal and child health service performance indicators. In 2007, he gained admission to the Presbyterian University, an affiliate of the University of Ghana where he obtained Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Registered General Nursing Licensing Certificates. In 2014, he obtained a scholarship from the Netherlands Initiative for Higher Education to pursue an Honours Degree in Nursing Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. He graduated in 2016 and continued with a Full Research Masters (Mphil) in Nursing Research at the same university with funding from the Vice Chancellor of the university. He is currently working on two articles for publication.