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Dr Katlego Mthimunye

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Dr Katlego Mthimunye is a Senior Lecturer (Adult Nursing) in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences - Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health. Katlego previously worked at the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, as well as University of the Western Cape, South Africa, where he taught pre- and post-registration nursing modules and supervise/d post-graduate dissertations (Honours, Masters and PhD).

His post registration educational background includes a Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education from Stellenbosch University (SU) as well as MSc in Nursing Education and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in nursing from the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Katlego’s research interests are Renal Health, Nursing Education and Health Information Systems. 

His educational philosophy is best captured in the notion of a learner-centred ideology aligned to the Cognitive development theory by Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934). Katlego’s goal is to positively influence students by showing them how they are valued individuals who should always strive for self-improvement and that everyone should be respected, recognised for their work, and encouraged to share ideas. In addition, he believes that no single approach is right; every individual student’s success is dependent on multiple levels of context. 

Katlego holds dual professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council - NMC (Adult Nursing) and the South African Nursing Council – SANC (Registered General Nurse, Registered midwife/Accoucheur, Registered Mental Health Nurse, Registered Community Health Nurse and Registered Nurse Educator). His clinical experience in nursing practice ranges from Surgery (ward-based) and Neurosurgery ICU. His most recent clinical experience is in Renal nursing, working in the private and public sector. Katlego had the opportunity to work as a dialysis nurse providing a range of treatment modalities in chronic and acute setting in South Africa and the United Kingdom. 

Katlego Mthimunye

Student experiance

Learning and Teaching 

Curriculum developement

Health Information Systems

Renal Health

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Theory-practice gap: Nursing students’ self-reported depth of understanding of bioscience and its relevance to clinical practice, Rafferty, B., Mthimunye, K., Bimerew, M. 30 Nov 2023, In: PLoS One
  • Designing theoretical assessments at nursing higher education institutions: A scoping review, Donough, G., Daniels, F., Mthimunye, K. 21 May 2022, In: South African Journal of Higher Education
  • Nursing students’ perceptions of the clinical learning environment at a university in South Africa, Jaganath, C., Bimerew, M., Mthimunye, K. 2022, In: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences
  • Pre-registration nursing students' anxiety and academic concerns after the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Italy: A cross-sectional study, Comparcini, D., Tomietto, M., Cicolini, G., Dickens, G., Mthimunye, K., Marcelli, S., Simonetti, V. 1 Nov 2022, In: Nurse Education Today
  • Exploring the challenges and efforts implemented to improve the academic performance and success of nursing students at a university in the Western Cape, Mthimunye, K., Daniels, F. 2020, In: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences
  • Nurse educators' challenges and corresponding measures to improve the academic performance, success and retention of undergraduate nursing students at a university in the Western Cape, South Africa, Mthimunye, K., Daniels, F. 1 Jun 2019, In: Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning
  • Predictors of academic performance, success and retention amongst undergraduate nursing students: A systematic review, Mthimunye, K., Daniels, F. 17 Apr 2019, In: South African Journal of Higher Education
  • Student nurses’ perceptions of their educational environment at a school of nursing in Western Cape province, South Africa: A cross-sectional study, Mthimunye, K., Daniels, F. 8 Apr 2019, In: Curationis
  • The development and validation of an intervention for the improvement of academic performance and success of nursing students at a university in the Western Cape, South Africa, Mthimunye, K., Daniels, F. 2019, In: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences
  • Predictors of academic performance among second-year nursing students at a university in the Western Cape, Mthimunye, K., Daniels, F., Pedro, A. 21 Mar 2018, In: South African Journal of Higher Education

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Oral presentation: Theoretical assessment design: Best practices in pre-registration nursing education 2021
  • Oral presentation: Perceptions of nursing students regarding teaching and learning at a university in the Western Cape. 2019
  • Oral presentation: Perceptions of nursing students regarding teaching and learning at a university in the Western Cape. 2019

  • Nursing PhD April 08 2019
  • Registered Nurse-Adult Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2019
  • Registered General Nurse, Registered midwife/Accoucheur, Registered Mental Health Nurse, Registered Community Health Nurse and Registered Nurse Educator South African Nursing Council – SANC 2011

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