Magda Mulder
Award of Excellence

Magda Mulder: Lifetime achievement

  • Pioneer in Wound care teaching with the establishment of the first University recognized formal wound care certification qualification in South Africa
  • Recognized in her role as a clinical nurse wound

     consultant, working alongside medical consultants,

     further advancing inter-disciplinary decision-making 

     as a care model for better patient outcomes;

  • Connected learning content with the reality of bedside care by formally incorporating wound care teaching in

     the curriculums of undergraduate nursing and later     

     expanded to  the medical school;

  • Brokedown professionals’ walls by early intervention

     on student doctor/ student nurses interactive work

     study and problem solving  establishing the concept

     of  “Inter-professional teams for life” in the young.


Professor Magda Mulder heads the School of Nursing at the University of the Free State since 2011. She obtained her PhD from the University of the Free State. Professor Mulder was a member of the executive committee of the Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa (WHASA) for several years.  She obtained an International Interprofessional Wound Care Certificate

SUN/Toronto during 2016 cum laude.

Prof Mulder:

  • Developed and established Wound Care as a specialty area at the School of Nursing, University of the Free State. Since 2003 a total of 260 Advanced Wound Care practitioners have been trained.
  • Decentralized the Wound Care program to the Western Cape, Gauteng, and KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Lectures third-year medical students of the School of Medicine, University of the Free State.

Established a Wound Care Clinic at the Universitas Hospital in Bloemfontein. 

  • Acts as a Wound Care consultant for patients, professional Nurses, medical practitioners, medical companies, and legal practitioners.
  • Edited and co-edited numerous textbooks including the Basic Principles of wound Care (Mulder M, Small, N, Botma, Y, Ziady, L and MacKenzie, J.  2002 Basic Principles of Wound Care. Cape Town: Pearson Education).
  • Offered numerous workshops and delivered presentations at national and international workshops and conferences in Wound Care. 

  • Developed a classification system for Wound Care products in South Africa which is used by Medical Companies and Wound Care practitioners

The Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa thereby recognizes those who have:
  • achieved academic excellence and/or who have
  • made significant practical contributions and
  • enhanced the field of wound care within their communities

Academic excellence in wound care:

  • Research
  • Publications
  • Training of Wound Care Professionals

Social contribution:

  • Wound care clinics
  • Hands-on involvement in wound care at the grassroots level
  • Training of caregivers

WHASA membership:

  • Contribution on National and Regional levels
  • Active Leadership
  • Active Membership


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