Dr Sharon Vasuthevan is a nursing education expert from South Africa who enjoys several nursing leadership positions both at work and in nursing professional organizations. She is known for her passion and leadership in nursing education and uses every opportunity to progress the nursing education agenda in South Africa.
She has been closely involved with the changes in the nursing qualifications and the development of the Nursing Qualification Framework in South Africa through her collaborative initiatives amongst nursing education stakeholders.
Nurse educator development has always been at the core of all her professional work and she has organized several conferences and workshops through the nursing Education Association to address the development needs of nurse educators.
In her current role as Nursing Executive, her vision is to align practice with education and to promote evidenced based practice. The professional image of nurses is high on her agenda and she has recently launch a special project, known as “Project Gentle” to promote professionalism, leadership and caring amongst the 10 000 nurses employed by her hospital group.
She is known as a change agent and has the ability to influence decision and policy makers to understand the role of nurses both in education and practice and to brand nursing as a unique caring profession.
Sharon is a self starter and has the ability to find opportunity in adversity. Her greatest strength is her ability to collaborate between public and private sector and across professional organizations.
She has the energy to mobilize nursing groups and create excitement in any nursing education initiative that will attract nurses to participate and co create their own future.