Joke: Different Types of Nurses

> It starts with categories of Nurse’s groupings:

1.The almost RETIRING NURSE who is leaving in a few years or months so sees no need of frighting…

2.The BORN AGAIN NURSE who says everything is evil and sin, so !!tuvumilie tu!!!

3.The EDUCATED NURSE who feels amesoma sana kuliko wengine, so others comes behind them and they feel uncompairable to anyone…

4.The STATUS QUO NURSE, not here, nor there, just there, report to work and leave, that’s all, detached with anything else within the profession…

5. The “I DON’T KNOW NURSE “totally lost and detached with her profession, no idea what’s happening, always caught unaware…

6. The” IN SCHOOL” NURSE, always busy in books and has no time to know anything happening about the profesion…

7. The BUSY NURSE who never create time for any meeting or anything else apart from her usual activities. They feel those who participate in fighting for nurses right are doing wrong and are just emotional, they are judgemental and are used so much by the managers and administrators who are enemies of nurses to frustrate nursing activities, they hide behind special duty allocations and have something they are doing for so ad so, very loyal to their “masters,”, the worst betrayers around us😷😷, they are fast trackers of our moves to the mightier…

8. The “KNOW IT ALL NURSE”, who has monopoly of ideas and if others don’t follow their way of reasoning or doing things, they resist every move and efforts made by others, even what is of great value to our progress. These are mostly the different categories of leaders and some individuals…

9. The “RESISTANT NURSE”, resists everything, and very uncooperative, never participates in anything of professsion, even the best…

10.”The ENLIGHTENED NURSE, educated, empowered, smart, critical thinker cooperative, articulative participator, team player, organized and well oriented nurse. These nurses knows their rights and fights for them head on. They know the power of unity, cooperation and solidarity, they call it as it is. They are ready to walk the talk and protect their union. Actually they are WBCs of the profession, protecting it day and night…


* When all these come together and invade the PROFESSION, INFLAMMATION starts and the PATHOPHYSIOLOGY continues💀💀💀

> So pick your number and tell me where you belong…😎😎😎

School of Nursing, St. Gerard’s Catholic Hospital Kaduna 2018/2019 List of Successful Applicants

The list of successful candidates who sat for 2018/2019 entrance exam has been released Congratulations to the successful candidates who passed the 2018 Entrance Exams at School of Nursing, St. Gerard Catholic Hospital. You are one step closer!

Interview/Screening dates:

Tuesday 21st August, 2018 – No. 1 to 51

Wednesday 22nd August, 2018 – No. 52 to 101

Thursday 23rd August, 2018 – No. 102 – 151


University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital For Slapping A Nurse

The Management of University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital yesterday suspended A Medical Officer Who Slapped A Female Nurse Within The Hospital Premises on 27/08/2018.


This Is The Fourth Official Report of Medical Officers Assaulting female Nursing Officers This year.


Find the Letter of Suspension below


Zambia Police 2018 Recruitment List

Zambia police has released names of the 2018 recruitment list. Below is the list of selected candidates

For full list of names released today and published in Zambia Daily Mail Newspaper of 1st September 2018 check Zambia Police Recruitment 2018 Full List of Selected Applicants


Doctor Slaps Nurse in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

According  to a message circulating on social media, a doctor has a gained slapped a nurse.  Below is the post shared on social media platform


Another one has happened. Our colleague was slapped by a Doctor yesterday at night at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.




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).


UKWAZI School of Nursing Application Form for 2019 Intake



The old (legacy) auxiliary nurse and enrolled nurse qualifications have been phased out by the SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL.

The following new nursing qualifications are being phased in

  • the HIGHER CERTIFICATE in AUXILIARY NURSING to commence in January 2018 – a 1 year programme; and
  • the DIPLOMA IN NURSING: STAFF NURSE (GENERAL NURSE) to commence in January 2019 – a 3 year programme.

UKWAZI SCHOOL OF NURSING has already been accredited by the COUNCIL ON HIGHER EDUCATION for both new qualifications and it is also registered by the SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY for these qualifications. The SCHOOL has been inspected by the SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL for the new qualifications and the main campus (Roodepoort) has been accredited for the new Auxiliary Nurse qualification – accreditation of our Potchefstroom sub-campus is expected shortly.

Our sister company (UKWAZI SKILLS CAMPUS PTY LTD) offers a programme for the training of health care assistants which is accredited by the HEALTH & WELFARE SETA (it is not regulated by the SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL).  This programme will aid prospective nursing students who  do not have LIFE SCIENCES as a subject on their National Senior Certificate (or whose mark in Life Sciences is too low) in applying for admission to the new nursing qualifications as it includes foundational Anatomy and Physiology.  The course will still equip students with the required skills and competencies to find employment in the health care industry.


The School will commence admission procdures for the first intake of students for the January 2018 intake of the Higher Cerificate in Auxiliary Nursing at its ROODEPOORT CAMPUS soon. Students wishing to have their details recorded on a waiting list are invited to complete the prescribed form and to contact the School in that regard.  Admission procedures for our POTCEFSTROOM SUB-CAMPUS will follow as soon as the South African Nursing Council has finalised its accreditation processes.

Details for the 2019 intakes of the Diploma in Nursing will be finalised later.  However, students intending to apply for admission can request the School to record their names on a waiting list so long.

An Information Brochure which explains the dates of all intakes; fees payable; course content; etc will be available from our offices in due course.  It will be available by fax; email; or personal collection.  You are invited to contact your campus of choice – Roodepoort or Potchefstroom (see tabs at the top of this page) for further information in this regard.



The decision to admit a student to higher education study is the right, responsibility and prerogative of UKWAZI SCHOOL OF NURSING (the SCHOOL”) in terms of section 37 (1) of the Higher Education Act, 1997.


Each learning programme (qualification) offered by the SCHOOL requires a minimum APS (apart from programme specific requirements) for an applicant to become eligible for selection to that programme.  Applicants with the highest APS receive preference in the selection process.

The table below contains the APS points for subjects achieved in the various SCHOOL leaving certificates and for converting non- National Senior Certificate (“NSC”) qualifications to NSC achievement levels:

*          Independent Examinations Board

**         National Certificate (Vocational)

An APS is calculated by adding up the points for an applicant’s best 6 (six) subjects as reflected in the applicant’s SCHOOL leaving certificate.  Life Orientation is excluded for purposes of the calculation of an APS (and thus does not form part of an applicant’s 6 (six) best subjects).


The following are the admission criteria for the HIGHER CERTIFICATE:

An applicant without Life Sciences / Biology in matric or whose mark is below the minimum achievement level of NSC 4 can still achieve eligibility by successfully completing the SCHOOL’s bridging course (currently the HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT COURSE offered by UKWAZI SKILLS CAMPUS)

  • with an average mark of 75%; and
  • with a minimum mark of 50% (fifty percent) in the ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY module thereof.


The minimum requirements for holders of a National Senior Certificate to become eligible for selection for admission to the Diploma in Nursing (Staff Nurse) are as follows:

An applicant without Life Sciences / Biology in matric or whose mark is below the minimum achievement level of NSC 5 can still achieve eligibility by successfully completing the SCHOOL’s bridging course

·         with an average mark of 80%; and

·         with a minimum mark of 60% (sixty percent) in the ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY module thereof.


An applicant who meets the admission criteria for a qualification is entered into a selection process.  The selection process is aimed at admitting the best candidates to the SCHOOL’s learning programmes.

The selection process consists of selecting those candidates

i.        with the highest APS for the qualification

ii.        who meet the admission criteria of the qualification as prescribed by the rules of the qualification, by legislation and by                 the School’s internal admission criteria

iii.        whose admission is supported the School’s selection panel based on an interview conducted with the candidate

iv.        who have previously undergone health care or similar education and training at the School.

The SCHOOL is entitled to change its selection criteria at any given time e.g. SCHOOL might consider introducing the National Benchmark Tests as a selection tool in future.


South Africa : Nurses march to KZN Legislature

KWAZULU-NATAL Nurses Forum organiser Bheki Gumbi has accused the Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal of spending an exorbitant amount of money on outreach programs like circumcision instead of hiring nurses. Gumbi said this on Monday when nurses marched to the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature where they submitted a memorandum of demands.


•Filling of all vacant posts;

•Students nurses to be hired full time;

•Nurses to be paid extra money for doing other jobs that are not in their job description; and

•Closure of all private nursing colleges and moving nursing training to Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (Tvet) colleges to allow everyone to get a funding from National Student Financial Aid System (Nsfas).

This is the second time in two months that the nurses have submitted the memorandum to the Department of Health. The first one was submitted at Natalia in May.

Gumbi said they are tired of being ill-treated by the Minister of Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, and his department.

He also accused the department of not caring about the community.

“Dhlomo is turning [the] community against nurses because the community blame us [ nurses] if they do not get help at the clinics or if they have to spend their whole day in the queues in hospitals. The community deserves to know that it is not our fault that we are short staffed. We are the ones who have to turn people away without helping them because clinics are closing,” he said.

He said they want the department [of health] to fill all vacant nursing posts. He also said that they are tired of being overworked by the department.

“Three nurses have to attend to 60 patients in a ward because we are short staffed. In attending to those patients they also need to translate languages for doctors which is not part of their job. If the department wants nurses to translate for doctors they must pay them for that because it means they are working two different jobs now.

“The department promised to hire nurses in 2007 but now they [department] want to bring back retired nurses to fill up all the vacant posts because they do not want to hire students nurses full-time. We want government students to be hired full-time and get all the benefits,” he said.

Gumbi said they are giving the department two weeks to respond to their demands.

Legislature’s chief operating officer, Zethembiso Nzuza, said they will keep an eye on the department to check if they are dealing with the issues stated in the memorandum. He said they are aware that this is not the first time that the nurses are voicing their concerns.
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Doctor Who was Jailed for Attacking Nurses Could be Struck off.

A DOCTOR who battered police and hospital workers in a drunken rampage faces being struck off.

Dr Karen Clark punched a nurse in the head, kicked another and dug her nails into a third after being taken to hospital for treatment.

The 36-year-old also attacked cops and was found drunk behind the wheel of her car and was jailed last year for eight months for breaching community payback orders.

She now faces being struck off if she doesn’t change her behaviour after being banned from returning to work for a year by the Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service.

The hearing was told Clark, who failed to show up for the tribunal, has not been in touch with her solicitors for three months.

Marianne O’Kane, the tribunal chairwomen, said: “In the absence of any evidence that Dr Clark has expressed remorse or gained any insight into the circumstances that led to her convictions and indeed with evidence of re-offending, there remains a risk of recurrence.

“The tribunal considers that in light of the lack of new information, Dr Clark would be a risk to patients if she was permitted to practise medicine and public confidence would be undermined.”

Troubled Clark  turned to theft and violence after spiralling into alcoholism and has served two prison sentences.

The medic, worked at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, wrote about her battle with the booze in a blog where she revealed how she became addicted to alcohol in her 20s.

She said: “I am Karen. I am an alcoholic and most likely an addict. My substance of choice is alcohol. It has taken me to a place that I can only describe as hell.

“I am a medical doctor (emergency medicine). I discovered alcohol when I was 15. I can only describe taking that first sip as the most amazing euphoric feeling I thought was possible.

“My alcoholism really took off in my 20’s. I functioned for a long time. In the past year I have been in accidents, horribly compromising situations, I have had countless hospital detoxes.”

Clark was working as a senior registrar in the emergency department at Glasgow Royal Infirmary when she started drinking

She was jailed for a total of nine months at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court in April 2015 for the attack on the four nurses and four police officers.

Clark also admitted breaking into a hair salon in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, and stealing money, a set of straighteners and hair products in February 2016.

Sheriff Iona McDonald gave her 18 months supervision with an alcohol treatment requirement and told her: “If you don’t deal with the alcohol issue you’ll end up dead.”

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Uganda Public health facilities Infested With Quack Medics – Monitoring Unit

…2 quacks who forged Nursing Certificates arrested

A big number of local government public health facilities are infested with quack health workers who find their way on the government pay roll, according to preliminary findings by the Health Monitoring Unit (HMU).

Dr Jackson Ojera Abusu, the director HMU, said this has come as a result of complacency to vet health workers especially medical doctors, nurses and laboratory personnel.

He revealed that the unit has launched a crackdown to eliminate imposters who are putting the life of unsuspecting patients at risk.

“The crackdown has started with Buikwe District [in the central region], where imposters masquerading as enrolled nurses were detained and are currently held at Kira Road Police Station. They have been on the Buikwe District pay roll since 2013,” Dr Abusu said.

He was speaking yesterday during a press conference held at the HMU offices in Kampala after the arrest of the two quack nurses who were apprehended last week in Buikwe District. This was after preliminary investigations revealed they accessed the pay roll using fraudulent academic documents.

The two nurses, Sarah Nakigozi and Justine Nzukidwa, currently detained at Kira Police station were masquerading as enrolled nurses.

“They went on to forge registration certificates from Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council. HMU has confirmed from Mulago School of Nursing and Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council (UNMC) that the above nurses are fictitious and highly fraudulent,” Dr Abusu said.

In their July 23 letter responding to HMU’s request to verify the duo’s professional documents, the Nurses’ Council confirmed that “Nakigozi Sarah and Nzukidwa Justine are not nurses or midwives duly registered or licensed with the UNMC and directly under its mandate and are not allowed to practice nursing or midwifery.”

However Dr Ekwaro Obuku, the president of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) said the best way to get rid of quack health workers would be channeling the resources to the respective professional bodies that have the mandate to perform the role.

“It is not clear what role this body [HMU] is going to play. For us we cannot work with them because they do not exist in the laws of Uganda,” Dr Obuku in telephone interview.

Dr Abusu, however, said that HMU which was set up by President Museveni in 2009 would be working directly with districts and health facilities to verify and ventilate health workers’ transcripts in the next three months after which they will release a report.
Source : Uganda Monitor