Center for Nursing Excellence – Get the knowledge when you need it

The Center for Nursing Excellence (CNE) will be of great importance for nursing in Kazakhstan. All the participants of ProInCA's masterclass held at Astana Medical University (AMU) in the end of October 2019 agreed on this, because, as they see it, the CNE and its e-platform: provides nurses with information and knowledge when they need it; gives access to up to date evidence-based nursing knowledge that helps to improve the quality of patient-centered care; and it gives nurses the opportunity to learn and career growth.

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During this masterclass, the participants worked on the further development of the e-platform and the organizational structure of the CNE. The e-platform at  will contain a lot of information and courses for nurses, nursing students, and nursing teachers. The website contains information about Nursing in Kazakhstan, including an overview of laws and regulations; Evidence-Based Nursing; Nursing Clinical Guidelines; Nursing Research and Nursing Leadership. Also, some general Nursing Information and a calendar with nursing conferences and activities can be found here. More content will be added, and all information will be available in Russian, Kazakh, and English. A web designer will make the website more attractive. The courses that are available now at the CNE are for nursing teachers. Other classes will be added in the future.

Participants from different universities and hospitals during the CNE masterclass in October 2019

The CNE will be a network organization. Universities, colleges, clinics, and other organizations will contribute to the CNE collaboration to build the e-platform and bring the information to nursing practice. The CNE is preparing five regional working groups. These working groups will play a key role in delivering information to practice and connect local nurses, nursing students, nursing teachers, and nursing researchers to the CNE. The central CNE office, responsible for the e-platform and daily management, will be situated at AMU.

The CNE will contribute to improving the nursing profession in Kazakhstan. We invite you to have a look at the CNE website and to join the CNE's future activities. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at


Erwin de Beer

Bea Dijkman

Amangali Akanov

Gulim Aimagambetova

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Astana Medical University, Kazakhstan

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