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MRS. ALICE KEMUNTO MARANGA - ONDIEKI

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DEPT OF NURSING
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SUMMARY

I am a Clinical Nurse Specialist/Lecturer (Medical-Surgical Nursing)  at Egerton University, Faculty of Health Sciences, department of Nursing. My career objective is to be an expert in clinical interventions, teaching and research in line with the Vision, Mission and Objectives of Egerton University, my aim is to pursue scholarly excellence and generate and disseminate knowledge and skills to students and healthcare workers through training and mentorship to help in mitigation of disease and suffering.

I have special interest in Simulation-based Medical Education with the aim of improving skills of Health-care workers in general. I am currently the co-odinator of simulation-based activities in the faculty of Health Sciences; through collaborations, i have led projects on simulation-based Medical Education with great achievements to include; Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EMoNC) project by the Liverpool Tropical school of medicine which sponsored training and certification of MBCHB final year students on EMoNC and equipped the skills laboratory at the faculty; Helping Babies Breathe(HBB) and CPAP projects( Rotary international Global grant project) which facilitated training of more than 90 health care workers in Nakuru, this projects also helped in equipping the skills laboratory at FHS and opening one at the County hospital. This was achieved by the assistance of organized teams from Israel Universities and USA (UNMC, University of Utah)

Am currently co-ordinating the “Simulation on wheels and water safety project’ which is a partnership between; The Embassy of Israel, Nakuru County Government, Egerton University, Technion , Center for Global Engagement(Technion), Israel Institute of Technology and Mashav aimed at training health care workers and CHVs on life saving skills

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

June 2018 to Date: University of Nairobi -Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.

2011: Kenya Methodist University-Masters in Health systems management(Completed course work and deferred)

2015: Mount Kenya University- Master of Science in Nursing (Medical-surgical Nursing)

2010: Egerton University -Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

1998: Kenya Medical Training College-Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN)

1993: Sironga Girls High school (KCSE)

1989: Taracha Primary School (KCPE)

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING:
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

SHORT COURSES/WORKSHOPS

  • 2021:Antimicrobial Resistancepart I(USAID-Global Health elearning Center)
  • 2021: Good governance in the management of Medicines(USAID-Global Health elearning Center)
  • 23-26 Feb. 2021: Scientific Publication and Publishing (Training centre in communication-Africa)

  • June 2019-Essential pain management workshop (Kenya pain society).
  • 2018: CPAP certification(University of Utah)
  • 14-15 Aug.2018 Advanced paediatrics life support course. American Academy of Paediatrics

  • 12-13, Sept. 2017 Master Trainers for HBB, Global Educational program in Neonatal Resuscitation ( University of Utah)
  • 17 Feb-18 May 2017 Leadership and Management (UoN UHIV fellowship program)
  • 17 Feb-18 May 2017 Efficiency in Health Care Delivery (UoN UHIV fellowship program)
  • 2017, Feb 13-17 Life-saving skills on EmONC (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine).
  • 2014, May 19th-23 Innovative teaching Methodologies and clinical mentorship (Partnership for the Advanced Clinical Education by- University of Maryland and University of Nairobi)
  • 2006, November  2nd-3rd Comprehensive Course in Obstetric Analgesia (Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi).
  • 2006, June 13th -15th Injection Safety And Infection Prevention(John Snow Incorporated Making Medical Injections Safer Project)
  • 2004, June 14th -25th Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (Ministry of Health, USAID’s IMPACT project).
  • 2005, April 5th -8th Induction Course for Unit In charges(Ministry of Health)

OTHER COURSES

  • 7/5/2013: ISO 9001:2008 Refresher training for staff(Egerton University)
  • 7/10/2013: ISO 14001:2004 training( Egerton University)
  • Feb 2015: Data management(Egerton University)
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • March 2018 to date: Lecturer/Clinical Nurse Specialist Department of Nursing, Egerton University, Kenya.
  • 2013 - March 2018:Ass. Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Egerton University, Kenya.
  • 2011 - 2013:Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kenya Medical Training College, Nakuru,
  • 2003 - 2008:Nursing Officer, Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital, Annex.
  • 2008-2010:Senior nursing Officer, Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital, Nakuru.
  • 2001 - 2002:Nursing Officer, Narok District Hospital, Kenya.
  • 1999-2000: Nursing Officer Convention Medical Center Nakuru.
  • 1998-1999: Nursing officer, Nyanchwa Medical Center Kisii

            ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • July 2020 to date: Academic Advisor - Sept 2016  preservice nursing class.
  • July 2018-date: Co-ordinating Officer - Departmental examinations.
  • June 2017 to date-Co-ordinator - Simulation-based activities (FHS)
  • January 2017 to date -Co-ordinator - Medical-Surgical, Mental and Psychiatric Nursing thematic area.
  • 2014 to date –Member-Admissions and training Sub-Committee (FHS)
  • 2014- 2018: Academic Advisor- 2014 pre-service nursing class
KEY PROJECTS

2021-‘SIMULATION ON WHEELS’ AND WATER SAFETY PROJECT: A mobile capacity building project to improve maternal, neonatal,  basic trauma management  and water safety  in peri-urban and  rural health facilities and communities in Nakuru County.

2016-2020-CONTINOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP): Building capacity for the use of neonatal cpap at the Nakuru County Referral Hospital, Kenya (Rotary International Global Grant (GG1862566)

2016-2020-‘HELPING BABIES BREATHE’.A capacity-building project to enhance health care workers knowledge and skills on immediate care of the newborn at the Nakuru County Referral Hospital, Kenya (Rotary International Global Grant (GG1862566))

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Cancer symptom management.
  • Adherence to standard guidelines.
  • Simulation-based Medical Education.
  • Emergency Nursing
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

                            ONLINE LEARNING MODULES

  1. Maranga A, K (2020) Peri-operative and ENT Nursing: Egerton University E campus, link- https://bit.ly/3nNs3Db
  2. Maranga A, K (2020) Introduction to Fundamentals of Nursing: Egerton University Ecampus, link- https://bit.ly/3h4VHTd
  3. Maranga A, K(2020) Fundamental concepts in Nursing practice: Egerton University Ecampus, link- https://bit.ly/2ShcDLS
  4. Maranga A, K (2020) Clinical Pharmacology I: Egerton University Ecampus, link- https://bit.ly/3eeKSMr

                            PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

  1. Maranga A,K; Dr. Kimani S; Dr.Mwaura J; Prof. Karani Anna(2022] Institutional barriers  to advanced breast cancer pain management by nurses at a county referral hospital in Kenya, East African Medical Journal (under peer review]
  2. Maranga A,K; Dr. Kimani S; Dr.Mwaura J; Prof. Karani Anna (2022]Prevalence and patient-related barriers to advanced breast cancer pain management by nurses at Kisii County Health facilities Kenya Journal of Nursing & Midwifery(Under peer review]
  3. Ngutiku J M , Maranga A,K, Kulei S J (2022) Barriers to cervical cancer screening services among nurses working at thika level 5 hospital IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS)Volume 11, Issue 2 Ser. V (Mar. – Apr. 2022), PP 40-48 https://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jnhs/pages/11(2)Series-5.html
  4. Ngutiku J M . Mutunga C, S. Maranga A,K (2021) Uptake of cervical cancer screening services among nurses working at thika level 5 hospital East African Medical Journal vol.98 No.10 October 2021.https://www.ajol.info/index.php/eamj/article/view/220115
  5. Maranga A,K, Kulei S,J knowledge on the WHO analgesic ladder for cancer-related pain management among nurses at a county referral hospital Kenya Journal of Nursing & Midwifery, 2021; 6 (1): 39-48 ©Numid Publishers https://kjnm.co.ke/index.php/kjnm/article/view/202/pdf
  6. Maranga, A. K., & Abunga, S. M. Factors Contributory to Ethical Distress Experienced by Nurses in Kenya. Journal of Medicine, Nursing & Public Health, 2021 4(2), 32-45 https://stratfordjournals.org/journals/index.php/Journal-of-Medicine-Nursing-P/article/view/867
  7. Maranga, A. Perceptions and Attitudes of nurses towards the WHO guideline for cancer-related pain management at a county referral hospital in kenya. Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing, 2021 6 (1), 79 – 88. https://doi.org/10.47604/jhmn.133
  8. Maranga A,K and Abunga S M: Nurses description of their lived experiences on Ethical Distress: Journal of Medicine, Nursing & Public Health, 2021 4(1), 118-125 https://stratfordjournals.org/journals/index.php/Journal-of-Medicine-Nursing-P/article/view/914
  1. Kulei S,J, Maranga A,K uptake of ‘free’ maternity services among women in rongai sub- county hospital, nakuru county. International Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing Practice ISSN 2710-1150 (Online) Vol.2, Issue No.3, pp 1–11, 2020 https://carijournals.org/journals/index.php/IJHMNP/issue/view/132
  2. Ngutiku J M, Dr. Mutunga C, S,   Dr. Karonjo, J,K. Maranga A,K, (2019) Assessment of knowledge on cervical cancer screening among female nurses working at Thika level 5 hospital. Kenya Journal of Nursing and Midwifery 4(1),12-19  2019, link- https://www.kjnm.co.ke/index.php/kjnm/article/view/138/pdf
  1. Otenyo S., Maranga A, K.,(2018) Factors affecting adherence to Antihypertensive Medication regimen among haemodialysis patients attending a private Hospital in Mombasa' EPH-International Journal of pharmaceutical sciences and research Vol. 9, issue 2; 2018. Link- https://bit.ly/33eHE5y
  2. Mutunga-Mwenda C.S, Wilson A.L., Maranga, A. K. Assessment of adequate Self-care practice by diabetes mellitus type II patients attending the diabetes clinic at Kakamega county referral hospital Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing Vol.45(2017) link- https://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JHMN/article/view/40048
  3. Otenyo, S.  Maranga, A. K. ,  Mutunga C, S. Management of hypertension in mentally ill patients, Kenya Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2017;2:2, 124-132. link- https://bit.ly/3elPh0t
  4. Maranga, A. K., Abunga S. K., Dr. Mutunga C,S Mukthar V,K.( April 2017), ’Ethical distress as perceived by nurses in Kenya’ Kenya Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2;1 P45-53. link-https://bit.ly/3aZyY7p
  5. Mutunga C,S.,Kangethe A.,Ngutiku J.M and Maranga A,K.( April 2017) Attitude and practice on psychiatric patient admission procedures by nurses at a National Teaching and Referral Mental Health Hospital in Kenya’ Kenya Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2:1 P64-71. link- https://bit.ly/33gCNkh
  6. Mutunga C,S.,Kangethe A.,Maranga A,K.( Dec’2016)’The Nurses’ knowledge on psychiatric patient admission procedures at a National Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya’ EPH-International Journal of Medical and Health Science. Vol 1,issue-11.P1 link- https://bit.ly/3xKtvLl
  7. Maranga, A. K.,   Mukthar, V. K., Dr. Mutunga C, S.,   Chemoiwa,R. K(2016) .‘Hospital governance for the Counties in Kenya, ‘Emphasis on Government-Run Institutions'. EPH-International Journal of Medical and Health Science Vol 1, issue-11  P2. link- https://bit.ly/3eMbF1S
  8. Adero Delvin A.,Mutunga-Mwenda C,S.,Evelyn Ogugu.,Otenyo Sallie.,Maranga Alice.(Dec’ 2016) ’Implementation of World Health Organization Hand hygiene guidelines among nurses working at a referral Hospital in Kenya’ Kenya Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, Vol.1, No.2. link- https://bit.ly/3h7zT9o
  9. Maranga, A. K. ,  Dr. Mutunga C, S.,   Karonjo J,K., Otenyo, S., Adero, D.A.(2016 Oct’) ‘Determining cancer-related pain management practices by nurses at the Nakuru County Referral Hospital’-EPH-International Journal of Medical and Health Science, link- https://bit.ly/3uuW3Xn
  10. Chemoiwa, R. K., Mukthar, V. K., Maranga, A. K. and Kulei, S. J.(2014 Oct’) ‘Nurses Infection Prevention Practices in Handling Injections: A Case of Rift Valley Provincial Hospital In Kenya’- East African Medical Journal, Volume 91, Issue No. 10, Link- https://bit.ly/3tfJo95
  11. Mukthar, V. K., Maranga A.K., Chemoiwa, R. K., & Kulei S. J.(2014)‘The Uptake of Modern Contraceptives Among Women of Reproductive Age(15-49 years) Attending Maternal Child Health/Family Planning Clinics; The case of Rift Valley Provincial Hospital in Kenya’. East African Medical Journal, Volume 91, Issue No. 11, link- https://bit.ly/3uk0807

             CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. Tsimbiri1, R. Margalit2, E. kibaru1, A. Maranga1, A. Otara1, C. Berkland31Nakuru/KE, 2Tel Aviv/IL, 3Omaha/US (May 2018) Taking the Helping Babies Breath program in Naivasha to the next step: building an international collaboration to develop an Advanced Medical Simulation Training Center in Nakuru Kenya (9th CUGH Conference)
  1. Maranga A,K. (2017) 'Assessment of Nurses’ knowledge on cancer-related pain management at A  county referral hospital in Kenya'Egerton University 11th International Conference( Abstract book page 98). 

         RN-BSCN LEARNING MODULES

  1. Drucilla Makworo(Author) Maranga A,K(Reviewer) (August 2018-January 2019) Ear, Nose, Throat and Ophthalmic Nursing:) Nursing Council of Kenya, College of Health Sciences (University of Nairobi), African Medical and Research Foundation.
  2. Jostine Mutinda (Author) Maranga A,K (Reviewer) (August 2018-January 2019) Medical-Surgical Nursing III Nursing Council of Kenya, College of Health Sciences (University of Nairobi), African Medical and Research Foundation.

           PHD Thesis

  • Maranga A,K,(PhD Candidate) Kimani S, T, Mwaura J, Prof Karani A;(Supervisors) A simulation-Based Model to address barriers to Advanced breast  cancer pain management by Nurses at the Kisii County Referral Hospital, Kenya. (presented results)
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  • 16/7/2021: Life saving skills (Njoro Sub-County hospital)-'Sims on wheels project.
  • 7/10/2017: Simulated lifesaving skills-Neonatal resuscitation - 1st  Annual Reproductive Health Symposium.
  • March 2017: Assessment of Nurses’ knowledge on cancer-related pain management at a county referral hospital in Kenya - Egerton University 11th International Conference(Abstract book page 98)
  • April 2017: Neonatal Resuscitation - Egerton University, EmONC training for MBChB and Nursing students.
  • May 2017: ABC/Maternal Resuscitation - Egerton University, EmONC training for MBChB and Nursing students.
  • 7-12th May: Life-saving skills on EmONC for health workers within Nakuru County - Milele resort, Organized by Liverpool Tropical School of Medicine(LSTM)
  • June 2017: Neonatal Resuscitation all steps - Egerton University, EmONC training for MBChB and Nursing students.
  • 26/9/2015: Implementation of the WHO guideline on Cancer-related pain management by nurses at a County Referral Hospital in Kenya.- Mount Kenya University postgraduate students seminar presentations.
  • 27/9 2015: Implementation of the WHO guideline on Cancer-related pain management by nurses at a County Referral Hospital in Kenya - Mount Kenya University stakeholders seminar presentations for Masters and PhD graduands.
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS

2011:Recognition by the principal KMTC Nakuru for  meeting work targets

Rotary international global grant #GG1862566

TEACHING AREAS

Nurs 100: Introduction to fundamentals of Nursing.

Nurs 102:  Fundamental concepts in nursing practice

Pharm 200: Introduction to pharmacology and Therapeutics

Pharm 204: Clinical pharmacology 1

Pham 205: Clinical Pharmacology 11

Nurs 311: Genito-urinary, skin and Geriatric Medical-Surgical nursing

Nurs 312: Endocrine, Musculo-skeletal and Nervous system Medical-Surgical Nursing.

Nurs 410: Palliative and Oncology Nursing.

Nurs 460: Peri-operative and ENT Nursing

Nurs 461: Trauma and emergency Nursing

POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :
  • Co-Supervision, guidance, and mentorship of the following Masters in Nursing student of Mount Kenya University; Leading to the following publication
  • Wilson Lugaya Akhoya.
  • Mutunga-Mwenda C.S, Wilson A.L., Maranga, A. K. Assessment of adequate Self-care practice by diabetes mellitus type II patients attending the diabetes clinic at Kakamega county referral hospital Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing Vol.45 (2017) link- https://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JHMN/article/view/40048

 

OTHER SOCIETIES

     PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Registered and licensed by the Nursing Council of Kenya(NCK)
  • Registration number BScN (KRCHN ) 973, Licence number  063502.
  • Member: Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN)
  • Member of the Nurses in Academia chapter
  • Member Universities Academic staff Union-Egerton Chapter

 

       ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2021: Participated in formulating scope of practice and guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing(APN] in Kenya.
  • 2018-2020 Guided and reviewed Undergraduate BSCN and higher diploma curriculums for various institutions to include St.Pauls University, Careen Hospital School of Nursing (Cardiology Nursing).
  • 2018-Part of a team of experts who reviewed the duration of training of nursing at different levels and reviewed the number of years of training of diploma in Nursing program from 31/2 years to 3years through a final inter-Universities consultative meeting at Meru university.
  • 2018-2019: Reviewed the following learning modules for the RN-BSCN eBSCN Curriculum by the Nursing Council of Kenya, College of Health Sciences (University of Nairobi), and African Medical and Research Foundation.
  • Ear, Nose, Throat, and Ophthalmic Nursing.
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing III (Genito-Urinary, Neurological, and skin)

        OTHER SOCIETIES

  • Reviewer -Kenya Journal of Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Member-Seventy Day Adventist Church
REFEREES

Dr. Amos M. Otara

Egerton University,

P.O.Box 536-21115,

Njoro.

Prof. Catherine Mwenda

South Eastern  Kenya University,

P.o Box 170-90200,

Kitui.

Pr. Wilson Odhiambo

Central Rift Valley Conference of SDA Church,

P.O.Box 13502-20100,

Nakuru.

 


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