The Academic field of Nursing profession in Nigeria continues to soar higher against all odds. The past few years had seen an astonishing rise in the numbers of Nurses promoted to professorial rank in the academic field. For Professor Idongesit Ibanga Akpabio of the Nursing Department of University of Calabar, October 2016 will forever remain a great month and year; a year she was elevated to the coveted post of a Nursing Professor against all odds!
An erudite scholar and a professional nurse per excellence, Professor Idongesit Ibanga Akpabio was duly recognized for her efforts in making nursing profession a better profession within and outside the shore of this country. Her appointment which came as no surprise to many nurses is a confirmation to Pele’s quote that “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
She is a Professor of Community Health Nursing and currently the Dean, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences