Meet Young Nigerian Nurse, Olanrewaju Sherif Who Just Graduated From Pennsylvania University

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Young Nigerian Nurses are breaking boundaries and setting new records across the globe. However, one aspect of the profession people seems to always chide away from is the Unionism cum political terrain. Today, I am introducing to you an activist who has taken unionism to a different level in person of Olanrewaju Sherif Adewale who at the weekend graduated from Pennsylvania State University in State College, USA. Below is the profile of an astute and eloquent Ogun State NANNM PRO:

A graduate at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA, Mr. Sherif Olanrewaju earned his Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Global Workers’ Rights.

Sherif certified as a Registered Nurse (RN) at the School of Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Ile-ife and then proceeded to the School of Psychiatric Nursing, Aro, Abeokuta where he obtained the registered psychiatric nurse {RPN} qualification. He also attended the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing Sciences {BNSc} and subsequently bagged a post graduate diploma in education {PGDE}. He also attended 30th Annual Review of Geriatric Medicine organized by the Department of Continuing Education of the Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA in 2014. He combined his studies in these institutions with activism by joining the students’ union movement, a decision that laid a very solid foundation for hisorientation as a trade union leader and civil society movement activist, after he started work. He has also attended various conferences and seminars at the national and international levels because of his flair for the labour movement and professional development.

The philosophy of “one for all and all for one” was infused in him while growing up as a young boy. He had the opportunity to interact with political activists and grassroots mobilizers in his community, as a senior high school student. This helped him to develop a questioning mind that sought answers for why the vast resources in our communities are not adequately allocated for projects that could help alleviate poverty and promote communal unity.

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It struck him then that in Nigeria, as with most African countries, the masses need to struggle before they can get any real benefits from the system. This spurred his interest to get involved in the struggle for a better society, thus he cut his teeth in the National Association of Nigerian Student Nurses and Midwives {NANSNM} the union body of student nurses, where he served as the public relations officer and secretary of the electoral committee in his basic nursing school period.

While he was studying for his post-basic qualification in psychiatric/mental health nursing, he was elected president of the students’ union government and also served as the internal auditor of the Nigerian Universities Nursing Students Association {NUNSA}, Obafemi Awolowo University chapter while studying for hisbachelor’s degree in nursing science. His involvement in these efforts enhanced a desire to study labour relations, so that he would be better equipped to serve in the labour movement.

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He started work as a psychiatric/mental health nurse at the Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta where he was very much actively involved in the labour movement in the hospital. His  quest for better working conditions and guts to ask questions almost cost him his  career as a professional nurse within his first few years of work, when nursing management felt his voice was already too strident as a rank and file member of the union, and sought to bar him from contesting for elections, realizing that with his  popular support amongst members, he  was quite likely to win. He challenged the decision and hospital management settled the crisis which allowed him to contest and he won.

Since then, he has been actively involved in the leadership of his trade union/political association, the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives {NANNM}. He started out by serving as the vice chairman of his branch at the Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Aro-Abeokuta in Nigeria. He proceeded to serve at the state level as the Ogun state council public relations officer. His performance as a young leader attracted the attention of the national leadership of the association and he was appointed as the national youth coordinator of the National Association Nigeria Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria. He was also one of the elected NANNM delegates to the quadrennial National Delegates’ Conference of the Nigerian Labour Congress in 2015, making him one of the youngest delegates to the Congress.

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In 2016, he was also elected as Assistant National Secretary of the of the Nigerian Labour Congress’ youth committee at its inauguration, a position he holds till date. He was actively involved in drafting of the National Youth Policy of Nigeria Labor Congress. He is the Ogun State coordinator of Socialist Workers & Youth League (SWL) an organization of men, women and youths who are committed to the fight for a better society.

He has attended various training seminars, conferences and courses for trade unionists within and outside Nigeria. These have contributed to his enhance knowledge of the labour movement, and sharpened organizing. He has attended Youth Leadership from the Fredrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation (FES), Youth and Gender Development from Solidarity Center, Tax Justice advocacy and young workers from PSI andInternational Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) – Africa.

He attended Public Service International (PSI) Young Workers Academy where young workers from the African and Arab Countries Region met in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss on workers’ rights issues including quality public services, tax justice and gender equality. Young workers in attendance were enlightened about issues affecting the working class and our awareness about labour policies and politics on the local and international scene as they affect workers’ welfare, performance and productivity was raised.

Sherif attended IV international Course on political Training for political Educators at Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes (ENFF) Brazil 2017.

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He was also opportuned to represent Public Service International (PSI), as part of the People’s Health Movement team that served as young “Global Health Watchers” of the 142nd session of the World Health Organization {WHO} Executive Board meeting in Geneva, in January 2018. He equally attended 71st World Health Assembly and 143rd World Health Organization {WHO} Executive Board meeting in Geneva, in May 2018. This was an invaluable opportunity for capacity-building as a young health professional and labour leader, which enabled him to gain deep insight into the dynamics of global health politics and policy formulation.

School of Nursing Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital 2019/2020 Entrance Application Form

This is to inform the general public that admission forms into the SCHOOL OF NURSING EKSUTH, ADO-EKITI for 2019/2020 academic session are now available for sale on-line.  

School of Nursing Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital

ENTRY REQUIREMENT:

Candidate must possess a minimum of Five Credits in WAEC/NECO/SSCE/NABTEB to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two sitting and candidate must attain the age of 17 years in 2019.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

  • Visit the school e-portal at: www.sonadeksuth.edu.ng
  • Select your Application method which could be either Option A or Option B as explained below

OPTION A: SCRATCH CARD APPLICATION METHOD:

  1. Pay the sum of N11,000.00 (Eleven thousand naira only) to Fidelity Bank Plc Account No: 5030094390. Account Name: EKSUTH (SON) Sales of Forms Account.
  2. Bring photocopy of your payment teller to the school to collect receipt and scratch card then
  3. Visit the school website www.sonadeksuth.edu.ng and
  4. Click Apply with Scratch Card
  5. Scan and upload your recent passport photograph (Not more than 30Kb) and submit your relevant data.
  6. Print out your exam venue slip which you will bring to the exam center

OPTIONS B: ONLINE PIN GENERATION APPLICATION METHOD:

  1. Visit the school website www.sonadeksuth.edu.ng
  2. Click Apply for Online PIN without coming to the school
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to generate Remita RRR Pin
  4. Print/write down the code
  5. Go to any bank and pay using the RRR pin or pay online via ATM Card, etc
  6. Please note that this process attracts additional Payment/Logistic charges of N550.00 only 
  7. After payment, login to the website www.sonadeksuth.edu.ng with the 32-digits PIN
  8. Scan and upload your recent passport photograph (Not more than 30Kb) and submit your relevant data
  9. Print -out your exam venue slip which you will bring to the exam center

CLOSING DATE:

Friday, 30th August, 2019 by 2.00pm

DATE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION:

Saturday 31st August, 2019 by 11 00am

EXAMINATION VENUE:

At centers as designated on Exam notification slips

FOR ENQUIRIES: 08167117825, 08090719944, 07062420926 Or Email: info@sonadeksuth.edu.ng

  1. DO NOT PAY INTO ANY INDIVIDUAL/AGENT/ PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT
  2. SCRATCH CARDS/32-DIGIT PIN OBTAINED WILL BE USED TO CHECK RESULTS
  3. LOSS OF SCRATCH CARD/32-DIGIT PIN WILL ATTRACT REPLACEMENT FEES

Signed:

Mr. Babatope Omotehinse

Ag Director of Administration

For Management

2019 List of Successful Candidates for Interview into FCT School of Nursing, Gwagwalada

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Iranian Nurse Confesses to Killing Six-Year-Old Boy, Bags Death Sentence

Iran has executed a nurse convicted of murdering a six-year-old boy, the judiciary’s official news agency reported on Sunday. The woman was found guilty of carrying out the murder in June 2016 while working for the boy’s grandmother at her home in Kelardasht city, in the northern province of Mazandaran. The nurse was sentenced to death a year later.  

She confessed to the premeditated murder and said she did it out of “anger,” the prosecutor said, quoted on Sunday by the Mizan Online news agency. “The verdict was finalised as it was not appealed,” the prosecutor added. The executed woman was not identified in the report. She was in her early 40s.  

Iran does not publish official statistics on the number of people it executes. But according to Amnesty International, while secretive China is the world’s “leading executioner”, Iran had the highest known figure in 2018 with at least 253 people put to death, down from 507 in 2017.

2 Nurses Killed By Boko Haram In Nigeria Awarded Florence Nightingale Medals

Two nurses abducted and killed last year by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno have been awarded the Florence Nightingale medal, the highest international award in the nursing profession.

Hauwa Liman and Saifura Hussaina were abducted in Rann in March 2018, where they were working as midwives for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The Nigerian Red Cross nominated both nurses for the medals, before a decision was taken by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Crescent.

The parents of Liman and Hussaina received the medals their late daughters were awarded posthumously at a ceremony led by president of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Bolaji Anani and Eloi Fillion, head of delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Only 29 nurses considered outstanding from 19 countries have been awarded the medal worldwide.

A statement from the ICRC said the award “immortalizes the outstanding contribution and ultimate sacrifice in serving humanity” of Liman and Hussaini.

At the time both women were abducted, Rann had been badly hit by the armed conflict.

Only three health care centres were operational — and only a few midwives were available to care for a population of nearly 80,000 people affected. Since 1912, the Florence Nightingale award has remained the highest in nursing.

It recognizes “exception courage and devotion to victims of armed conflict or natural disaster.”

Florence Nightingale is considered the founder of modern day nursing and helped victims of war in the 19th century.

New nurses have to take the Nightingale Pledge at induction and the International Nurses Day is marked on her birthday.

“The devotion of Ms Hauwa Liman and Saifura Hussaini to their people, for whom they gave their lives has profoundly moved thousands of people around the world and deeply impacted the International Committee of the Red Cross as well as the people the organization assists,” said the ICRC.

France Denies Nurse Citizenship for Working “Too Much”

French authorities rejected a nurse’s application to be naturalised, arguing that she works too much.

The prefecture in Val-de-Marne, near Paris, denied her application in June stating that she is “in breach of working time regulations”.

Widely shared on social media, the official letter — which the prefecture confirmed as legitimate to Euronews — details that on top of her job in a clinic, the nurse has also picked up a monthly average of 119 hours of shift work in two other medical institutions.

“You thus accumulate three jobs for a monthly duration of 271 working hours,” it states.

French law stipulates that employees cannot work over 48 hours in one week or a weekly average of 44 hours over a 12-week period.

For instance, an employee working 48 hours a week for 6 weeks and then 40 hours for the following six weeks, will have respected the law as that averages to a weekly 44 hours over 12 weeks.

A spokesperson for the prefecture told Euronews that her application has been postponed for two years “to give her time to comply with the legislation.”

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[b]’Take my nationality away'[/b]

The decision has been widely condemned on social media, with centrist lawmaker Jean-Christophe Lagarde writing on Twitter: “In our country, the staunchest racists say foreigners do not work. But the State can do that?”

Union leader Jerome Marty, a doctor, also voiced his stupefaction at the decision.

“I work 60 to 70 hours a week like countless doctors, nurses…and I’m not even speaking of the interns who work up to 80 to 90 hours a week,” he wrote on Twitter

“Take my nationality away,” he added.

According to Eurostat, EU employees spent an average of 40.3 hours per week in their main jobs in 2016.

Full-time employees in the UK were found to spend the highest number of hours per week at their main job (42.3 hours) while French and Dutch workers spent a weekly average of 39.0 hours — just slightly above the EU’s shortest work week recorded in Italy with 38.8 hours.
Source: Euro News

UCH Ibadan 2019/2020 Post-Basic Perioperative Nursing Admission Form on Sale

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the above named School for a 1-year course in Perioperative Nursing beginning from November 2019 leading to licensing by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria as Registered Perioperative Nurse (RPON) The course is designed to equip Registered Nurses (RN) with the theoretical underpinnings and skills required for providing safe, effective and acceptable perioperative care to the Nursing clients.

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must:

  1. Be Registered Nurses (RN) with current practice license of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  2.  Have at least five (5) credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings in English languages, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry from WAEC or NECO O’level examinations’.
  3. Have at least one (1) year post qualification experience as a General Nurse.
  4. Approval for one (1) full year of release from employers or other training Schools.
  5. The course is offered as both residential and full time. The school reserves the right to rusticate any student found to be involved in another course or employment during training without refund of fees paid.

2. METHOD OF APPLICATION

Application form is available beginning from Monday 3rd June, 2019 through the UCH SCHOOLS’ PORTAL at website https://portal.uch-ibadan.org.ng. Interested individuals are to do the following;

  1. Make a payment of a non-refundable fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00) only through any commercial bank into University College Hospital, Ibadan T.S.A. Account- Perioperative Nursing School. Teller to be changed to receipt at UCH Accounts Department.
  2. Make a payment of Two Hundred Naira (N200.00) only into Oyo State Nursing & Midwifery Committee Account, First Bank Plc. 2019704292.
  3. Present both the UCH receipt and First Bank teller for the payment of N200.00 at the Perioperative Nursing School to collect PIN (Personal Identification Number) for login and online application submission.
  4. Go to the portal on https://portal.uch-ibadan.org.ng, download the Applicants’ User Guide and enter your PIN (Personal Identification Number) to login and create your account. (v) Follow instructions on the Applicants’ User Guide to input your data and submit your application online.
  5. Print 2 copies of your form and Photo card and submit for authentication at the Perioperative Nursing School.

3. METHOD OF SELECTION PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Applicants shall be notified of the date, venue and time for Computer Based (CBT) Entrance Examination through their e-mail addresses and text messages.
  2. Only candidates with authenticated (stamped and signed) Photo cards shall be allowed into examination venue.
  3. Only candidates who attain acceptable standard at the examination shall be invited for interview or considered for selection following interview.

School of Occupational Health Nursing UCH 2019/2020 Occupation Health Nursing Form on Sale

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the above named school for a 1- year fulltime course in Occupational Health Nursing beginning from November 2019 leading to certification of and licensing by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria as registered Occupational Health Nurse (ROHN).

The course is designed to equip registered Nurses (RN) with the theoretical underpinnings and skills required for becoming competent occupational health nurses in conserving, promoting and restoring the health of individuals and groups in diverse workplaces.

1. Admission Requirement

Applicants must:

  1. Be registered nurses (RN) with current practice license of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  2. Have at least five (5) credit passes at not more than two (2) sitting in English languages, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry from WAEC or NECO O’level examinations.
  3. Have at least one (1) year post qualification experiences as a general nurse.
  4. Approval for one (1) full year of release from employers or other training schools.
  5. The course is offered as both residential and full time. The school reserves the right to rusticate any student found to be involved in another course or employment during training without refund of fees paid.

2. Method of Application

Application form is available beginning from Monday 3rd June, 2019 through the UCH SCHOOL PORTAL at website https://portal.uch-ibadan.org.ng. interested individuals are to do the following:

  1. Make a payment of a non-refundable fee of Ten Thousand Naira (10,000.00) only through any commercial bank into University College Hospital, Ibadan T.S.A account school of Occupational Health Nursing. Teller to be changed to receipt at UCH account department.
  2. Make a payment of Two Hundred Naira (200) only into Oyo State Nursing & Midwifery Committee Account, First Bank Plc. 2019704292.
  3. Present both the UCH receipt and first bank teller for the payment of N200 at the school of occupation health nursing to collect PIN (personal identification number) for login and online application submission.
  4. Go to the portal on https://portal.uch-ibadan.org.ng download the applicants’ user guide and enter your PIN (personal identification number) to login and create your account.
  5. Follow instructions on the applicants’ user guide to input your data and submit your application online.
  6. Print 2 copies of your form and photo card and submit for authentication at the school of occupational health nursing.

Method of Selection; Please Note:

  1. Applicants shall be notified of the date, venue and time for computer based (CBT) entrance examination through their e-mail addresses and text messages.
  2. Only candidates with authenticated (stamped and signed) photo cards shall allowed into examination venue.
  3. Only candidates who attain acceptable standard at the examination shall be for interview or considered for selection following interview.
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MCPDP For Nurses in Lagos 2019 Nigeria Navy Reference Hospital Ojo, Lagos Chapter

A Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme for Nurses and Midwifery at Nigeria Navy Reference Hospital Ojo, Lagos Chapter is Scheduled as follows

Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme for Nurses and Midwifery
Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme for Nurses and Midwifery

Francis Mendoza, Filipino Nurse Helps Deliver Baby On International Flight

A Facebook post went viral about a Filipino nurse who helped deliver a healthy baby boy in the middle of a flight on Tuesday (July 9).

“Many people think that what I did was a heroic act. But I only did what a nurse should do when they are in a situation like this,” according to Francis Dominic Mendoza, 25 years old.

Francis was on a flight en route to Manila. He was on his way home after working as a nurse in Ireland for a year.

He noticed a commotion after a pregnant woman, 37 weeks in, went into labor. There was no medical doctor on the plane, so they had to improvise medical tools and prepared the first aid kit.

The delivery was successful. The flight had to make an emergency landing in Thailand to makes sure the mother and her son are in a safe condition.

“I have never been so happy and fulfilled as a nurse! Assisting this woman who bravely delivered a healthy baby boy inside the plane while we were in the middle of the flight was just so AMAZING. Nothing more!” according to Francis.—AAC