Teryima Andrew, Jos
The University of Jos on Wednesday inducted 52 students who graduated as qualified nurses, with admonitions to practice the profession according to it ethics.
In his address, Vice Chancellor of the university Prof Sebastian Maimako, admonished the graduands to be good ambassadors of the institution through qualitative and professionalism in their practice.
Inducting the students, Registrar and Secretary General Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Faruk Abubakar, represented by the Director of Administration Mrs. Magret Eze.
Mr. Abubakar, charged the inductees to ensure strict observant of code of ethics in nursing profession.
While taking oath, the inductees made pledges to be just in their practice of nursing “the total health of my patients will be my first considerations. I will not permit considerations of religion, rationality, race or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patients”
They collectively assured of best practice “I will maintain by all means in my power honor and the noble traditions of nursing profession.”
Earlier, Dean faculty of medical science university of Jos, Simon Yiltak, appealed to the university authority to retain first class students to lecture in the institution.
Dr. Yiltok revealed that admission into nursing at the university was highly competitive “in the last admission, (2016/2017) session 11.6 percent applied for nursing science which was 29.6 percents.”
“With pressure, may I now present 52 inductees of our noble institution for administration of oath.”
Miss Nwankwo Ngozi, was adjudged the best graduating students, while, Miss Ati Awashima, was awarded the best graduating student in professional exams.
Department of Nursing Science was established in the university ten years ago, the induction of the nurse is the first, since establishment of the department.