By TERYIMA ANDREW-
National Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) have challenged practicing nurses in Nigeria to be diligent and dedicated in their duties, and uphold secrecy of the people they take care in hospitals.
Registrar, National Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), Alhaji Faruk Abubakar, gave the charge on Thursday at the university of Jos, during the 3rd Induction ceremony of newly qualified graduate nurses of the faculty of Health Sciences, university of Jos, Plateau state.
Administering oath of the nursing profession, the registrar, represented by the deputy director, planning and statistics Mr. Emmanuel Idontri, urged the inductees to be human in dealing with patients.
He said human lives are sacred, therefore they should not dehumanize any patient.
The inductees were also tasked to administer medication correctly, and also uphold human dignity and secrecy of all patients without any form of bias.
Here is one of the oath of allegiances taken by the newly inductees “I will do my utmost to abide by the code of ethics of nursing according to the nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria and will uphold the integrity of the professional nurse.”
Speaking at the induction, Vice Chancellor university of Jos, Prof Sebastian Maimako, who spoke through the Provost, College of Health Sciences, University of Jos, Prof Simon Yiltok reiterated on the relationship between nurses and patients.
Prof Maimako assured the public that the inductees have been trained and satisfied to practice nursing in any part of the world.
The VC revealed to the gathering that management of National Universities Commission (NUC) have approved Masters (M.Sc), PhD and part-time degree programme for nursing sciences , to kick start 2019/2020 academic session.
It was noted however that, part-time programme for nursing at the university of Jos, must be practicing nurses.
This was disclosed by the provost of the College of Healthy Sciences, Prof Simon Yiltok.
Earlier in a welcome address, the Head of Department Nursing Science, Dr. Abraham Ajayi, requested for increase in admission of students into the department, from the current 75 to 100 students per session.
Dr. Ajaye said the department is equip, it has every morden facilities and manpower for training intending nurses.
It was observed that 25 out of the 87 graduands inducted into nursing profession during the induction were males nurses.
The 87 inductees are the first graduates inducted when the Faculty became College of Health Sciences, and the 3rd induction ceremony of the 10th sets of graduands of the department of Nursing Sciences.
The faculty have since it existence , after it was formally approved by NUC graduated over seven hundred nurses into the nursing profession.
The best graduating student, Miss Obenwa Chinenye Maureen, was presented with an undisclosed sum, for her excellent academic performance.