NMCN Research Workshop for Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria New Date

Dear Sir/Madam,
The Board of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria at its 42nd General meeting held in Abuja 30th October to 2nd November, 2017 observed that Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria though have access on a daily basis to enormous health related data have not done enough in carrying out research studies and dissemination of research findings. The Board at the above meeting mandated that to improve research and research utilization in healthcare, research workshop should be organized for Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria. The theme of this workshop is ‘Scientific Research: A Tool for Developing Nursing in Nigeria’. The main aim of this workshop is to sharpen the knowledge and skills of nurses and to sensitize them on the value of engaging in research studies for the promotion of excellence in the profession and healthcare delivery.
The above workshop which could not hold as earlier proposed has been rescheduled to be implemented in Abuja centre as follows:
1. Abuja 
Venue: Hotel De Bendy Plot 892 Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Utako District, Abuja
Date of Arrival: 8th October, 2018
Workshop: 9th – 11th October, 2018
Departure: 12th October, 2018
The registration fee for the above workshop is thirty-five thousand naira (N35,000.00) only.
In view of the above, the Council implores employers of Nurses and Midwives to please encourage and sponsor at least three (3) Nurses and Midwives to participate in the above workshop.
Those who wish to sponsor themselves should be given all the necessary support too.
All intending applicants are to log on to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria website: www.nmcn.gov.ng to register for the workshop. Please note that remita payment details are required for the online registration. The registration site for each centre shall be closed when the expected numbers of participants have registered.
It is the hope of the Council that the above programme will strengthen the participation of Nurses and Midwives in research as well as promote evidence-based practice in healthcare delivery in Nigeria.
Thank you for your usual cooperation and support towards the promotion and maintenance of excellence in Nursing and Midwifery education and practice.
Alh. Faruk Umar Abubakar 

Report explores ways of encouraging men into nursing

While nursing is increasingly viewed as a worthwhile and rewarding career for both men and women, the perception of nursing as an inherently female profession is still a barrier to more males entering nursing, according to a new report from researchers at Scottish universities.

The Men in Nursing report was led by researchers at the University of Dundee and produced in conjunction with colleagues from Edinburgh, West of Scotland and Robert Gordon Universities. The report was commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland through the Scottish Collaboration for the Enhancement of Pre‐Registration Nursing (SCEPRN), and explores the causes of under-representation of men in nursing roles and sets out a series of recommendations designed to help encourage more males to join the profession.

Report co-author Dr. Heather Whitford, from Dundee’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences, said, “Attracting more men into nursing is a huge challenge, but this report provides us with key insights as to how we can increase the numbers of males entering the profession. By introducing more gender-neutral narratives we can show the potential of nursing as a worthwhile and rewarding career, regardless of gender.”

Researchers found that less than 10 percent of Scottish nursing students are male, a figure that has hardly changed in the past 10 years. Many of those interviewed in the study said that the perception of nursing as a ‘female job’ was one of the biggest factors deterring males from choosing nursing as a career. Others cited a lack of male role models in the profession, or a lack of male figures in recruitment material, as barriers to entry.

The report also highlighted a number of positives. The perception of nursing as a worthwhile and positive career was cited by many men as a motivating factor in their career choice. The profession was also viewed favourably in terms of stability, and opportunity for development.

To encourage more men to become nurses, the report recommends a gender-neutral rebranding of nursing and a renewed focus on the skills and caring values that underpin the profession. The authors also highlighted the need for gender-neutral education on health and care topics to begin earlier, ideally at pre-school or primary school levels. In addition, more narratives showcasing positive male nursing role models should be developed and marketed.

Dr. Whitford said: “Last year, the University of Dundee launched its ‘#MenDoCare’ campaign, aimed at increasing the number of male applicants to our nursing courses. We remain committed to encouraging more men to enter the profession and this report will help assist us in achieving that aim.”

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WSU College of Nursing: Korean War veteran honors nurses with $1 million in gift commitments

A military veteran is paying tribute to the nurses with whom he worked alongside during the Korean War through $1 million in gift commitments to the WSU College of Nursing.

His most recent gift of $500,000 establishes the Waldron O. and Janet S. Lindblad Professorship in Geriatrics — the first distinguished professorship at the WSU College of Nursing. He has also committed an additional gift of $400,000 through his estate plan.

The professorship will help shape gerontological nursing research at WSU and aims to influence how the college trains nurses across Washington state to care for an aging population. The number of Americans over age 65 is projected to more than double by 2060, making geriatrics and gerontology a dynamic and growing field for nursing research and practice.

In 2016, Lindblad made a gift of $100,000 to create the Janet S. Lindblad Excellence Fund in honor of his late wife, who died in 2011. That fund supports graduate students, faculty, and programs with a preference for work in the field of geriatrics and gerontology.

“The WSU College of Nursing is privileged to help Mr. Lindblad fulfill his dual wishes of honoring the nursing profession and advancing the field of gerontology,” said Dr. Joyce Griffin‑Sobel, dean of the College of Nursing. “Students and faculty are already benefiting from the Janet S. Lindblad Excellence Fund. I’m confident the new Lindblad Professorship in Geriatrics will bring distinction in research and scholarship in the field of aging at Washington State University.”

Lindblad flew medical evac during Korean War

Lindblad in his Air Force uniform.
Wally Lindblad, Air Force

A veteran of the United States Navy and U.S. Air Force, Lindblad, 92, flew medical evacuations during the Korean War with five nurses on board the aircraft. “I saw how hard they worked,” he noted recently. “They were just 21 or 22 years old, but we never lost a patient. That’s how I fell in love with nursing.”

His interest in geriatrics is prompted by his experiences and those of his wife as they aged, he said.

Lindblad has been in an assisted living facility in Pullman since shortly after his wife died. He moved there after living for many years in Vancouver, Washington, to be closer to a daughter who is a longtime employee in WSU’s Department of Plant Pathology. Lindblad has two other children.

Retired from Air Force, he found success in securities and real estate

Lindblad left the family farm in Fahlun Township, Minnesota, at 17 and enlisted in the Navy during World War II. He attended pilot training and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force in 1950, flying about 1,000 hours ferrying service members wounded in the Korean conflict out of Tokyo. Lindblad retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1978 and followed up his military career with success in securities and real estate investing. He said his longtime involvement in Masonic organizations has been important in his life.

In describing the motivation behind his generous gifts to the WSU College of Nursing, Lindblad recalled one occasion during the Korean War when he had 28 injured people on board his plane when one of its four engines failed. “We flew 1,700 miles on three engines,” he said. “Every one of those guys lived – again, nursing did it for us.”



The heartwarming moment nurses teach young cancer patient the Kiki dance

This is the heartwarming moment nurses put a huge smile on a young cancer patient’s face by teaching her a brand new dance.

Louise Goulden is currently undergoing treatment for leukaemia at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

8 year old Louise Goulden
Louise Goulden is undergoing chemotherapy. Credit: MEN Media

The eight-year-old was diagnosed with the disease two years ago, and spent four-and-a-half months on Ward 84 before going into remission.

But around seven weeks ago, Louise, who lives in Royton, relapsed and ended up back in hospital.

Last week, during her second round of five-day chemotherapy, the youngster was surprised in her room by a group of nurses who asked her if she wanted to learn the ‘Kiki’ dance:

The routine – which is to rapper Drake’s hit single, In My Feelings – was captured on video by her parents and shared on social media.

It has already had hundreds of shares and thousands of views.

Louise’s mum Janice Thompson praised the staff at RMCH for going above and beyond for her daughter every single day.

kiki dance
The Kiki dance has swept social media. Credit: MEN Media

Louise loves singing and dancing and was so happy when she got to do it

The people working at RMCH are truly amazing. The compassion and dedication of the staff just inspires me, they take it to a whole new level.

– Janice Thompson, mother

Louise’s mum added that the hospital staff make her daughter smile “every day”.

Her family hope she will be able to go home for several weeks before undergoing a bone marrow transplant in September.

Source: http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2018-08-09/the-heartwarming-moment-nurses-teach-young-cancer-patient-the-kiki-dance/

Subjects Required for Nursing: Requirements to Study Nursing in South Africa

Nursing as a profession is regulated in South Africa just like in most countries the world over

South Africa has three categories of Nurses which are:

  • Registered Nurses or Nursing Sisters

Who are responsible for the supervision of enrolled and enrolled auxiliary nurses and perform other nursing responsibilities just like their counterparts  in other countries.

  • Enrolled Nurses

They perform functions within their scope of practice which is limited in nature and are supervised by registered nurses.

  • Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries

This categories of nurses perform basic ward procedures usually non technical ones like bed bathing a patient.


What are the Subjects Required for Nursing or Requirements to Study Nursing in South Africa?

You can take any of the following routes to become a nurse so requirements differs as per the route chosen:

  • a four-year bachelor degree in nursing
  • a three-year diploma
  • a one-year higher certificate in auxiliary nursing
  • one-year postgraduate advanced diploma in nursing and midwifery on top of your degree or diploma.


Bachelor Degree in Nursing Sciences (BCur)

The bachelor degree in nursing is generally a four-year-long course

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements include: Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences, but this is not compulsory at all institutions. You will need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification at exit level 4, with the following grades:

  • English (50-59%)
  • First additional or home language (50-59%)
  • Life Sciences (50-59%)
  • Maths Literacy (50-59%)
  • Life Orientation (50-59%)

Diploma in Nursing

Entry Requirements

You need to have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification at exit level 3 or 4, depending on the institution applying to. The score has to be:

  • English (50-59%)
  • First additional or home language (50-59%)
  • Four other subjects (50-59%)
  • Life Orientation (50-59%)


Higher Certificate in Auxillary Nursing

Entry Requirements: You generally  need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification at exit level 3 or 4, depending on the institution, to qualify to study this course which must have the following grades:

  • English (50-59%)
  • First additional or home language (50-59%)
  • Four other subjects (50-59%)
  • Life Orientation (50-59%)

Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Nursing

This course is designed to strengthen and deepen your knowledge in nursing and midwifery. During this course, you will specialise as a nurse or midwife (or accoucheur). This course is also only one year long and can only be completed after you have received a diploma or degree in nursing. Unlike the other courses, this course is mostly theoretical. This qualification will also be helpful if you wish to pursue a career in nursing management. This is the postgraduate course for an individual who has a diploma in nursing, will have to complete in order to work as a nursing sister in South African Hospitals.

Entry Requirements

In order to enroll in a course like this you have to have completed:

  • Bachelor in Nursing Sciences (or equivalent) or a degree and comprehensive diploma
  • Diplomas in nursing and midwifery
  • Advanced diploma in midwifery, staff nurse and advanced diploma

You also have to have some experience to apply to this course – excluding your community service year. You have to have two years of experience as a Professional Nurse and/or Midwife (including at least one year in the field of speciality within the last five years).


2018 ncpc medical team List of Selected Successful Candidates





1 Dr Mbalaso Okechi Doctor ABIA 74% 1532 M
2 Dr Ejeagba Okezie Doctor Abia 73% 1513 M
3 Nduka Chika Peace Nurse Abia 60% 1903 F
4 Ikechukwu Onyinyechi Lovelyn Nurse Abia 59% 1038 F
5 Nwabugwu Oluchi Happiness Nurse Abia 58% 1928 F
6 Dr Fashie Andrew Patrick Doctor Adamawa 66% 1115 M
7 Dr Joel Zwabragi Doctor Adamawa 64% 1502 M
8 Paul Mighty Nurse Adamawa 57% 1737 M
9 Haniel Asabe Madai Nurse Adamawa 56% 1763 F
10 Bitrus Zacharia Nurse Adamawa 55% 1477 M
                                                                                  AKWA IBOM
11 Dr Umana Ifiok Doctor Akwa Ibom 76% 1167 M
12 Dr Uduehe Enono Doctor Akwa Ibom 73% 1648 M
13 Etuk Uduak Nurse 60% 1883 F
14 Eyibio Ikemesit Nurse 55% 1717 F
15 Udoeka Praise Nurse 52% 1668 F
16 Dr Onwugamba Christopher Doctor Anambra 74% 220 M
17 Dr Okoye Eloka Doctor Anambra 74% 1806 M
18 Dr Oguanuo Ifechi Doctor Anambra 71% 166 F
19 Okeke Aloysius Ogochukwu Nurse 66% 258 M
20 Chukwuka Henry Nurse 65% 1938 M
21 Ekweani Daisy Nurse 60% 1044 F
22 Bitrus Lawas Nurse Bauchi 54% 973 M
23 Yakubu Bukata Nurse Bauchi 52% 1724 M
24 Jerry Ishaya Nurse Bauchi 49% 1017 M
25 Dr Ayoko Utavie Doctor Bayelsa 64% 1939 M
26 Dr Okatubo Geoffrey Doctor Bayelsa 58% 1170 M
27 Orubo Tamar Nurse Bayelsa 57% 1239 F
28 Wanatoi Doris O. Nurse Bayelsa 48% 936 F
29 Dr Yahaya Adaiah Doctor Benue 68% 339 M
30 Dr Samuel Mamu Barnabas Terlumun Doctor Benue 68% 1188 M
31 Dr Akaangee Lucas De-Jesus Doctor Benue 65% 1866 M
32 Tyongi Bridget Nurse Benue 62% 373 F
33 Ochigbo Eneh Cordelia Nurse Benue 52% 1686 F
34 Ameh Ada Nurse Benue 51% 894 F
35 Anyoko Juliana Nurse Benue 51% 1573 F
36 Obilikwu Esther Nurse Benue 51% 1657 F
37 Dr Musa Emmanuel Doctor Borno 67% 1865 M
38 Dr Musa Nuhu Doctor Borno 63% 856 M
39 Hassan Emmanuel Nurse Borno 55% 1973 M
40 Adamu Habiba Nurse 53% 415 F
41 Hassan Dahaltu Nurse 52% 338 M
                                                               CROSS RIVER
42 Dr Edem Kevin Doctor Cross River 74% 1376 M
43 Dr Debua Ayi Doctor Cross River 69% 1658 M
44 Edet Glory Nurse 58% 1145 F
45 Akesa Solomon Nurse 46% 646 M
46 Dr Eboma John Doctor Delta 70% 1039 M
47 Dr Okonye Clinton Doctor 64% 780 M
48 Orumana Lilian Nurse 64% 1034 F
49 Omoyibo Eguono Esther Nurse 55% 831 F
50 Stephen-Edjere Beauty Nurse Delta 55% 1652 F
51 Dr Alobu Walter Emeka Doctor Ebonyi 74% 1312 M
52 Dr Obaji Obinna Victory Doctor 73% 1691 M
53 Chukwuma Gozie Oru Nurse Ebonyi 60% 1708 F
54 Odaa Timothy Chidinma Nurse 57% 674 M
55 Ogboji Chinedu Nurse 53% 1696 M
56 Dr Okoh Emmanuel Doctor Edo 72% 553 M
57 Dr Ige-Orhionkpaibima Sunday Fred Doctor 71% 1337 M
58 Osigbeme Augustine Etseilena Nurse Edo 60% 1828 M
59 Elijah Isoken Nurse Edo 60% 829 F
60 Uhumesi Joseph Ehis Nurse Edo 59% 622 M
61 Dr Ogidi Samuel Doctor Ekiti 74% 1462 M
62 Dr Ojo Ademola Doctor 74% 1537 M
63 Dr Akerele Opeyemi Doctor Ekiti 74% 73 M
64 Akinyemi Victor Olubunmi Nurse 57% 1814 M
65 Popoola Tolulope Nurse 55% 1538 M
66 Afolabi Olajumoke Nurse Ekiti 54% 987 F
67 Atewologun (Nee Ogunbiyi) Damilola Nurse Ekiti 54% 266 F
68 Dr Anih Eze Doctor Enugu 74% 978 M
69 Dr Madu victor Doctor 73% 86 M
70 Eze Ernest Nurse Enugu 63% 777 M
71 Eze Jude Ugochukwu Nurse 57% 1321 M
72 Ogbo-Omale Simon Nurse Enugu 57% 1523 M
73 Gimba Daniel Nurse FCT 54% 1498 F
74 Dr Maikenti Yalwe Onesimus Doctor Gombe 68% 351 M
75 Dr Maina Daniel Doctor Gombe 61% 65 M
76 John Rebecca Nurse Gombe 52% 1030 F
77 Omale Tiphonas Moses Nurse Gombe 51% 1592 F
78 Dr Onyeze Chigozie Doctor Imo 76% 1638 M
79 Dr Madu Nwokedi Doctor 74% 742 M
80 Okafor Onyinye Nurse Imo 65% 685 F
81 Anunobi Tochi Anthonia Nurse Imo 63% 857 F
82 Ike Chinonye Nurse Imo 61% 1078 F
83 Ado Musa Nurse Jigawa 50% 1302 M
84 Dr Danboyi Timothy Doctor Kaduna 66% 1339 M
85 Dr Bakut John Maiganga Doctor Kaduna 65% 1244 M
86 Juris Thomas Nurse 53% 898 M
87 Bako Anangha Nurse Kaduna 49% 1021 M
88 Haruna Alheri Nurse 48% 1151 F
89 Ibrahim Bebeji Bilkisu Nurse Kano 55% 85 F
90 Muhtar Binta Nurse 53% 681 F
91 Bala Marka Nurse 50% 1800 F
92 Dr Mamman Ibrahim Garba Doctor Katsina 59% 1178 M
93 Adamu Zarah Nurse Katsina 50% 1410 F
94 Dr Shehu Nasiru Doctor Kebbi 65% 1849 M
95 Dr Michael Augustine Doctor Kebbi 60% 960 M
96 Ahmadu Grace Nurse Kebbi 60% 1066 F
97 Nenge Ibrahim Nurse 55% 183 M
98 Kure Abigail Stephanie Nurse Kebbi 52% 1234 F
99 Dr Aiyemowa Femi Doctor Kogi 71% 1650 M
100 Dr Obaitor Anthony Simpa Doctor Kogi 69% 1844 M
101 Adelabu Oluwatoyin Nurse Kogi 60% 1175 F
102 Awe Promise Nurse 59% 1624 M
103 Joseph Joel Nurse Kogi 56% 249 M
104 Dr Gana Victor Gana Doctor Kwara 75% 1556 M
105 Dr Oladapo-Shittu Opeyemi Doctor Kwara 68% 185 F
106 Adegoke Olawumi Emmanuel Nurse Kwara 66% 421 M
107 Adeyemi Oluwaseye Nurse 60% 1767 F
108 Olayiwola Elizabeth Nurse Kwara 55% 1222 F
109 Dr Iroha Ugochukwu Doctor Lagos 65% 1049 M
110 Dr Babatunde Gabriel Doctor 64% 694 M
111 Owotomo Hannah Nurse Lagos 45% 1383 F
112 Dr Enjugu Esla Jephthah Doctor Nasarawa 71% 1356 M
113 Dr Moses Alexander Doctor 61% 1403 M
114 Maku Ari Nurse Nasarawa 64% 271 M
115 Asufi Joyce Nurse 57% 1716 F
116 Ishaya Victor Tama Nurse Nasarawa 56% 629 M
117 Dr Dogo Joy Doctor Niger 55% 182 F
118 Ibrahim Juliana Nurse 55% 49 F
119 Goge Silas Nurse Niger 50% 1002 M
120 Saba Josiah Nurse Niger 49% 1509 M
121 Dr Osibowale Bamikole Doctor Ogun 75% 5 M
122 Dr Afuwape Ibidolapo Doctor 70% 1032 F
123 Lasisi Abiola Nurse Ogun 58% 1794 F
124 Afolabi Deborah Nurse 56% 595 F
125 Oyefeso Rebecca Nurse Ogun 54% 1786 F
126 Dr Ojo Rufus Doctor Ondo 66% 1780 M
127 Dr Arikan Samson Doctor 63% 1470 M
128 Dr Olagbe Kehinde Timothy Doctor Ondo 63% 311 M
129 Akinboluji Felix Nurse Ondo 66% 188 M
130 Ernest Agadigha Nurse 58% 571 F
131 Gbadegesin Elizabeth Nurse 55% 1074 F
132 Oloruntoba Helen Nurse Ondo 55% 1313 F
133 Dr Olulode Olufemi Doctor Osun 72% 507 M
134 Dr Oluwajulugbe Philip Doctor 70% 1529 M
135 Ojo Abimbola Nurse 70% 77 F
136 Oluwole Samuel Olurotimi Nurse Osun 62% 71 M
137 Aduragbemi Tunde Jeremiah Nurse Osun 54% 1212 M
138 Dr Adetimehin Omobolanle Doctor Oyo 70% 16 F
139 Dr Adedeji Opeyemi Doctor 68% 1413 M
140 Adesina Comfort Nurse Oyo 62% 370 F
141 Adeleke Oluseyi Nurse 58% 1766 M
142 Solomon Victoria Nurse 55% 792 F
143 Omonayin Rachael Nurse Oyo 55% 1956 F
144 Dr Chun-Gyang Shadrack Doctor Plateau 68% 662 M
145 Dr Fabong Jemchang Yildam Doctor 66% 480 M
146 Danat Innocent Nurse Plateau 56% 1905 M
147 Longsha Emmanuel Nurse 54% 1365 M
148 Jones Gakso Goyol Nurse 53% 1598 M
149 Njakhar Micah Nurse Plateau 53% 62 M
150 Dr Pepple Erinma Doctor Rivers 64% 1524 F
151 Dr Okpan-Omo Elizabeth Doctor 63% 1658 F
152 Omokaro Stella Nurse Rivers 56% 1799 F
153 Nwanguma Georgina Nurse 55% 129 F
154 Enyindah Frank D. Nurse Rivers 51% 1878 M
155 Kpalap Priscilla Nurse Rivers 51% 1147 F
156 Onah Ifeyinwa Nurse Sokoto 48% 1135 F
157 Dr Ukandu Joshua Doctor Taraba 69% 1577 M
158 Dr Daniel Ezra Garbeya Doctor 66% 1271 M
159 Dr Iyua Kuleve Doctor 66% 1432 M
160 Dr Chuto Samaila Doctor Taraba 66% 349 M
161 Samuel Abel Karawa Nurse 59% 939 M
162 Kaigama Galeya Nidi Nurse 47% 1817 F
163 Magayaki Polycarp Nurse Taraba 47% 1791 M
164 Dr Turaki Ishaku Doctor Yobe 63% 947 M
165 Aje Ishaya Gwadi Nurse Yobe 58% 1720 M
166 Jonah Manasseh Nurse Yobe 50% 1205 M
167 Isyaku Zaharau Nurse Zamfara 46% 1907 F

                                                       MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS (MLS)

168 Ononuju Ikechukwu MLS Anambra 55% 1664 M (SE)
169 Okonji Charity Uzonwanne MLS Delta 62% 1034 F (SS)
170 Ojerinde Olakunle MLS Oyo 61% 924 M (SW)
171 Isah Isaac MLS Kebbi 64% 1747 M (NW)
172 Danbaki Andokari MLS Taraba 54% 522 M (NE)
173 Uronnachi Emmanuel Pharmacist Ebonyi 67% 1309 M (SE)
174 Omede Deborah Pharmacist Delta 65% 1460 F (SS)
175 Sonuga Yetunde Pharmacist Ogun 61% 1927 F (SW)
176 Stephen Chabula Mota’a Adamawa 66% 617 F (NE)
177 Odoh Theresa Benue 58% 1478 F (NC)
178 Dayol Meshak Plateau 58% 393 M (NC)
179 Stephen Chubiyojo Pharmacist Kogi 58% 26 M (NC)
180 Waziri Ashia Pharmacist Kaduna 60% 1486 F (NW)
                                                    OTHERS (CHEWs)
181 Auta Wasa Silas CHEW Kaduna 51% 1862 M
182 Sambo Sunday CHEW Gombe 46% 1168 M
183 Daniel Asabe Matta CHEW Plateau 45% 1493 F



DOCTORS                  =   65

NURSES                     = 102

PHARMACISTS          =  8

MLS                            = 5

CHEWs/OTHERS        = 3     

TOTAL                        = 183


  1. Pass mark = 45% and above
  2. Cut off mark for Doctors = 55%
  3. Cut off mark for Pharmacists = 50%
  4. Cut off mark for Nurses = 45%
  5. Cut off mark for others(CHEWs) = 40%
  6. Two (2) DOCTORS and three (3) NURSES who passed and obtained the highest scores above their respective cut off marks from each STATE (as applicable) are selected.
  7. One Pharmacist and one MLS who passed and obtained the highest score above their respective cut-off marks from each of the GEOPOLITICAL ZONES are selected.
  8. Any two or more candidates who obtained the same highest score as above in a STATE are BOTH selected

Three OTHER HealthCare Professionals including CHEWs who made the cut-off mark for their cadre were selected from across the geopolitical zones. 

Invite To The Nigerian Universities Nursing Students Association (NUNSA) UNIBEN Chapter 2018 Health Week

Nigerian Universities Nursing Students Association (NUNSA) University of Benin Chapter invites you to her annual health week.


Healthy Living In The Community



Nightingalism; The Nurse, The Client And The Society



Nurse Goodluck I. Nshi

UGONSA National Secretary



Date: Monday 9th

– Rally And Bonfire


Tuesday 10th

– Symposium


Wednesday 11th

– Community Outreach @ Hall 2 Car Park


Thursday 12th

– Picnic


Friday 13th

– Dinner/Swearing In Of New Excos


Sunday 15th

– Thanksgiving



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Nurses And Politics In Nigeria: Who And What Will Catalyze It?

Good day my esteemed professional colleagues.

My name is Smart Madu Ajaja.
I am a US-based Registered Nurse with professional and service experiences in general, Orthopedic, industrial, correctional and oncology nursing.
I am also a writer, philosopher, motivational speaker, public policy commentator and Human and environmental Rights activist with interests in socioeconomic, civil and criminal, and environmental justice.
I am humbled and honored to be in your midst.
The discourse that brought us together is quite apt, timely and compelling, and at the end of it, I am hopeful that we will get inspired to go back to the drawing board to rethink nursing and nursing practice in Nigeria.
I am not going to give a lengthy speech beyond the introduction of myself I gave you about myself. I will prefer to make this an interactive encounter so everybody would be involved.

Now let’s proceed by doing a quick self professional audit;
Do we agree that we nurses are a group of repressed professionals?
Do we also agree that there’s a fundamental problem with the nursing education curriculum that assaults our basic human rights?

Do we also agree that we should push for a review of the nursing education curriculum in Nigeria to adapt it to our peculiar environment to meet the 21st century challenges and advancements in line with global best practices?

Are nurses fully in charge of policy formulation, analysis and implementation in Nigeria for the good of nurses and the nursing profession?

Are we in agreement that there is a compelling need to clamor for change in our situation?

Now that we have identified all these, what do we do?

I posit that as long as we continue to have the slave nursing education curriculum, nurses will continue to be a population of abused and chronic emotionally traumatized people.
Nurses have suffered and will continue to suffer indignation for their failure in the past to be involved in politics unless something is done now to inspire them to raise their consciousness to act in their profession’s best interest or people who have no idea about their professional struggle will continue to jeopardize them and their profession with ridiculous policies that would continually make them subjects of subjugation in the clinical environment where they are the pivots.

The reason we are where we are is because nurses have never had the luxury of having anyone who knows about the challenges nurses face daily in the hostile clinical environment in Nigeria speaking for them and the nursing profession.

Therefore, with the above and many more indications for taking action, I have decided to become the catalyst nurses need to launch nursing in Nigeria into the 21st century, and I vow to draw more nurses into the mainstream of Nigerian politics so they can be where decisions affecting Nigeria including their profession are made.

In effect, I wish to use this medium to officially announce to you my professional colleagues and the whole of the Nigerian nursing community that I am running a race to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of the APC whose party primaries comes up on August 17, 2018.

I am therefore passionately calling upon Nigerian nurses to line behind me in tandem with other Nigerians whose messages I carry on this historic journey to make me the first Nurse-Senator in Nigeria.

I believe that we can accomplish this ambitious aspiration through hard work, faith in ourselves and the power of God, to bring to fruition, via actionable legislations, most if not everything we have discussed here tonight.

God bless the Nigerian Nurse and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Questions and Responses

1. I know you gonna be a Senator, not just for nurses but for Nigeria, and I pray that your heart desires to come through…
Before I ask my question(s), I’d love to appreciate your vision, and the courage to come into the limelight, and serves as an illumination for people to follow, more power to you sir.
You have highlighted some important points to which some I agree and to others I don’t…
Knowingly, that if you win this senatorial election, you ain’t gonna be alone, but how do you intend to work with those that have obviously very little interest about nursing matters.

Response 1.
I have the ability to rally support for what I believe in because I am a communicator. Besides, my proposed colleagues who did not know the challenges nurses face everyday will be better informed and convinced beyond doubts by a nurse than any other person. Above all, we would be all working collectively for the good of Nigeria through a variety of collaborative efforts where they will need my support to accomplish their goals that make sense to me for the overall good of Nigeria.
The job of repositioning nursing in Nigeria will be started by a nurse at the senate and as it stands, I look well positioned kickstart it.

Question 2.

How could you bridge the gap between nursing and other professions, what are the measures in place to tackle the monopoly issue we face day in, day out. Also, You said you are foreign based, and it’s not a bad idea, but are you really in tandem with the immediate nursing problem if you are not too conversant with insults brought upon us, especially those working in the ward.

Response 2.
I have the ability to rally support for what I believe in because I am a communicator. Besides, my proposed colleagues who did not know the challenges nurses face everyday will be better convinced by a nurse than any other person. Above all we would be all working collectively for the good of Nigeria through a variety of collaborative efforts.

The job of repositioning nursing in Nigeria will be started by a nurse at the senate.
I am a born bridge builder whose best attribute is bringing people together to get things done.
I have forced a federal government policy reversal that had given western Union and Moneygram an undue monopoly that forced indigenous money transfer companies out of business.

I also in 2012, inspired the traditional dethronement of a traditional ruler whose dynasty illegitimately occupied the Royal throne of my hometown of Abavo in Delta state for 21 years.

Thank you all for listening.
Smart Madu Ajaja, RN