NIMART Online Course

Nurse Initiated Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (NIMART) Online Course


INTRODUCTION TO NIMART
  • Nurse Initiated Management of Antiretroviral Therapy (NIMART) has been developed to improve the health and survival of people living with HIV (PLHIV).
  • It does this by equipping Registered Professional Nurses (RPNs) with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to initiate and manage clients on anti-retroviral therapy (ART).
  • Nurse prescribing is governed by section 56(6) of the Nursing Act, 2005.
  • The Act requires that RPNs practice within the scope of practice and be authorised to prescribe selected medications following competency-based education and training.

ABOUT THE NEWLY UPDATED NIMART COURSE
NIMART Learning Process
1. Complete the NIMART 2022 learning modules :
  • This includes 21 Modules with in-module multiple-choice questions (MCQ) assessments
  • ≥70% pass mark for each module quiz is required

2. Complete the Final Exam in MCQ format:
  • This includes 30 MCQ questions
  • ≥70% pass mark for the exam is required
  • There is a 120-minute time limit for exam completion

3. Work through the Case Scenarios:
  • 10 case scenarios with in-module multiple-choice questions (MCQ) assessments
  • ≥70% pass mark for each case scenario quiz is required


COST
The cost of the NIMART course, exam and case studies is R4,500 including VAT**. 
*Professional nurses who are members in good-standing of SAHCS can apply to qualify for subsidised course fee. Contact valencia@sahivcs.org for more information.
**2022 pricing. Course pricing is subject to change each year. 

WHO SHOULD ENROL?
Professional nurses

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Click here to download the application form. Please complete and return the form, along with the required supporting documents, to valencia@sahivcs.org

DURATION
This online course will take +/-60 hours of online learning to complete at your own pace. You have up to 6 months to complete the online course, MCQs and final exam.

COURSE MODULES
1 Introduction to NIMART
2 Epidemiology of HIV
3 Testing and Diagnosis
4 CD4 cells and viral load
5 Staging of HIV infection
6 Counselling
7 PEP
8 PrEP
9 ART
10 Supporting adherence
11 Drug resistance
12 Drug Interactions
13 Opportunistic infections
14 HIV & Comorbidities
15 STIs
16 Safer conception 
17 Contraception
18 PMTCT
19 TB/HIV co-infection
20 Referral and retention in care
21 Data Management
22 Useful resources