Ms Joyce Muswede
Thursday 8 October 2020
Topic: South African Nursing Council Continuous Professional Development Update
Ms Joyce Muswede resumed her duties as the Senior Manager – Professional Practice at the South African Nursing Council (SANC) on the 1st of June 2019. Before serving in this portfolio, she served as an Acting Director: Nursing Practice in the National Department of Health at the Office of the Chief Nursing Officer from January 2018 to May 2019 and represented NDOH in various platforms. She was the Deputy Director: Nursing Practice in the same Office from 2015 to 2017. Before her tenure in NDOH she was the Assistant Director for compliance inspections in the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) from 2013 to July 2015 where her primary role was to inspect all health establishments from PHC clinics to Tertiary and Central Hospitals for compliance with Regulated Standards for Health Establishments.
Due to her extensive experience in Primary Health Care she was instrumental at OHSC in inspecting the first cohort of PHC clinics that achieved the ideal clinic status in the introduction of the IDEAL clinic realization programme. Ms Muswede is an experienced midwife who has worked in PHC at various clinics in Limpopo Department of Health, i.e. Tshilwavhusiku Health Centre, Madombidzha clinic, Kutama clinic. She is a seasoned Primary Health Care Practitioner who also worked at Kutama Sithumule Maximum Security Prison where she spent a total of 9 years rendering Primary Health care to inmates.
Ms Joyce Muswede has the following qualifications: Diploma in Nursing Science (General, Community, Psychiatry) and Midwifery Science (R425) from Venda Nursing College; Advanced Diploma in Primary Health Care (Clinical Nursing Science, Health assessment, Treatment and Care from Northwest University in 2009; Bachelor of Arts in Nursing Science (BA Cur) from UNISA in 2011; Honours Bachelor of Arts in Nursing Science from UNISA in 2012; and Master of Arts in Nursing Science from UNISA in 2015.