Nursing/Midwifery courses to run in Universities, Poly, others



PIC 2&3; Participants observing the National anthem at the 14th Biennial Nursing Leaders Conference Organised by Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria held in Kaduna on Tuesday. Photo: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS

The dichotomy between the Nurses/Midwifery and Doctors in Nigeria can  now heave a sigh of relief as arrangement have been completed for its
courses to run in Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics  and other professional bodies.
This was disclosed during the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria  (NMCN), Biennial Leaders Conference, which comprises 36 states of  Nigeria and Federal Capital Territory held in Kaduna recently. The  course, which was important, can never be overemphasized, having
occupied a strategic position in the society.
Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole represented by the  Director, Hospital services, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Wapada  Babau pointed out that the approval has been given since January 2017  and that department of colleges of faculties of Nursing and Health  Sciences would be running in Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics,  Monotechnics and other professional bodies.
He commended the organizers of Nursing and Midwifery Council of  Nigeria for organizing forum like this where experts would come and  interact with each other from experience the way forward in the
performance of nurses and midwifery in Nigeria, promising that the  federal ministry of health will continue to give helping hand in  ensuring adequate service delivery.
Speaking at the Biennial Conference, the former registrar, Nursing and  Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Mrs. Olatokunbo Olanipekun said the  reform on the education of nursing and midwifery is to consolidate the  previous performances already achieved.
She added, that the theme of this years’ conference: “Consolidating on the Gains of Nursing and Midwifery Education Reforms in Nigeria” which  will revolutionize Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery for service delivery  was to Cushing the reform.
The former registrar, warned anyone or bodies that may want to use  this opportunity to open Nursing school in Nigeria to make sure the  requirements are met otherwise, it will be closed down because health  issue is not something to play with, she vowed.
Earlier in her welcome address, Hajiya Salihatu Aminu who is the  Director of Nursing Services, Kaduna state, commended NMCN for  choosing Kaduna for the conference, saying, Kaduna state is known to  be the center of learning.
Consolidating this, she noted, Kaduna state government having known  the important of health delivery to her citizenry, when this present  administration came on board it started refurbishing, building hospitals in the various part of the state and equipping them for  maximal performance


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