Dr. Florence Wangari Mbuthia

Designation: Lecturer
Contact: +254720304568
School/Institute: Nursing
Department: Midwifery

 

Academic Background

QualificationInstitutionYear
PhD NursingUniversity of Free State, South Africa2021
Master of Public HealthReproductive Health, Kenyatta University2015
Bachelor of Science in nursingMoi University2008

Professional Qualifications

QualificationInstitutionYear
BscN (Registered community health nurse)Nursing Council of Kenya 2008

Areas of Expertise

  • Reproductive Health

Work Experience

  • Sept 2015 – To date: Lecturer – Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
  • Sept 2012 – Aug 2015: Lecturer; Part time – AMREF Virtual Training School
  • Feb 2009 – Aug 2012: Lecturer – Kenya Medical Training College
  • Jan 2009: Lecturer – TumuTumu Nursing School
  • Nov 2007 – Sep 2008: Lecturer – Mathari Nursing School
  • Oct – Dec 2008: Clinical Nurse – Metropolitan Hospital Nairobi

Publications

  • Mbuthia, F., Reid, M. & Fichardt, A. mHealth communication to strengthen postnatal care in rural areas: a systematic review. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 19, 406 (2019) doi:10.1186/s12884-019-2531-0
  • Mbuthia, F., M. Okumbe, G., Monda, J., & Ng’ang’a, M, Intrauterine device uptake among women seeking family planning in Nairobi county, Kenya. African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health: January-March 2017, Vol 11, NO 1

Papers presented in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  • mHealth communication to strengthen postnatal care in rural areas: a systematic review. In the 2nd African neonatal nursing conference. 14th – 15th November 2019 College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Clinical learning experiences: a study among undergraduate nursing students. DEKUT, Kenya, in the 3rd DEKUT International Conference on Science, Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship. 1st -3rd Nov 2017, DEKUT Main Campus, Nyeri.
  • Obstetric fistula and family planning: case study of intrauterine device uptake in Nairobi county in the 1st International Conference on Reproductive Health. May 22-24, 2017. Kenyatta University in the 1st International Conference on Reproductive Health. May 22-24, 2017. Kenyatta University.

Awards, Scholarships and Recognitions

  • Edward Tiffy King Bursary amounting to R20 000
  • Best student in Gitugi Girls High School (K.C.S.E 2001)
  • Effective training skills facilitator
  • Student performance assessment facilitator
  • Generic instructor in ETAT+

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • National Nurses Association of Kenya