Take advantage of “YouStart” – Ghana Nurses and Midwives urged

Nurses and Midwives should not put all their trust in the promise of Social and National Insurance Trust benefits but embrace the “YouStart” programme to create wealth and comfort even in their retirement.

They have been charged to be proactive and develop an entrepreneurial mindset to create value for money and make them financially independent.

Mr Franklin Owusu-Karikari, Director, Business Support and Policy, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation, gave the advice in Accra at the closing ceremony of a national Youth Boot Camp for Nurses and Midwives across the country to mark International Youth Day which falls on August 12.

The programme was organised by the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) on the theme: “Intergenerational Solidarity in Nursing and Midwifery: Creating An Opportunity For All Ages in Ghana.”

He said salaries alone cannot sustain the socio-economic expenditure of the citizenry and encouraged all to have other sources of income to meet the rising expenditure pattern of the individual.

Statistics revealed that 17.8 million people are unemployed, of which 2.2 million people are within the ages of 18-35.

Addressing the unemployment issue, Mr Owusu- Karikari said the Government introduced the “YouStart” programme in 2020 as a vehicle to support the youth to develop commercially viable businesses, gain access to capital, training and technical skills to enable them operate their businesses.

The YouStart programme, he stated, would support young graduates, school leavers and small businesses with soft loans of up to GHS 50,000 to expand their enterprises.

The initiative provides the youth-led enterprises with a standard loan package of between GHS100,000 to GHS 400,000 at concessional rates for Small and Medium Enterprises through the financial institutions.

The Ghana Enterprises Agency is implementing the programme in its 16 regional offices, business advisory and resource centres across the country.

Mr Owusu-Karikari urged health practitioners to seek for information and build their retirement future, saying, “you need to take your destiny into your hands and have other sources of income.”

Dr Samuel Adjorlolo, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Ghana, Legon advised health professionals to assist each other through mentorship and training to provide quality health care delivery.

Dr Adjorlolo called for unity among them, stating that there could not be growth in every institution without togetherness and social cohesion.

He called on the authorities to review the 30 per cent admission protocol reserved for the Ministry of Health into the School of Nursing and Midwifery to avoid politicisation of the profession.

Mrs Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, the President, GRNMA, said the Association would continue to fight for the interest of its members to better their socio-economic circumstances.

She said the Association had established a Youth Committee to recognised the contribution of young health professionals and mentor them on issues relating to their operations to improve health care across the country.

Mrs Ofori-Ampofo advised the participants to be agents of change and impart positively on the knowledge they acquired in advancing the healthcare profession.

Mr Prince Opuni Frimpong, Chairman, Greater Accra, GRNMA, called on authorities to develop strategic policies to connect and support health professionals to improve service delivery.

UAE Eases Nursing Registration Requirement for Oversea Nurses

In a key development in the healthcare sector, nurses no longer require a two-year work experience to obtain a nursing licence in the UAE.

According to the latest ‘Unified Healthcare Professional Qualification Requirements’ published by the health authorities, registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing do not need to have at least two years of work experience post their qualification to apply for nursing licences in the UAE.

The new update has been issued jointly by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Health Authority and the Sharjah Health Authority.

Until now, registered nurses needed a minimum of two years’ work experience after their degree to appear for licensing exams in the UAE. This relaxation will attract young and qualified talent to the UAE and will be a morale booster for nursing students and aspirants here, especially those from India and the Philippines.

Registered nurses with a degree in nursing of minimum two years course duration don’t need any work experience to get licences. However, their registration must be from Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

Assistant nurses with a diploma of nursing with not less than 18 months course duration too need not have any work experience to get licences.

According to the ‘requirements and considerations’ section of the new update, nurses must be a graduate from a national and/or internationally recognised nursing college or university. For UAE graduates, the programme and the university must be accredited by the Ministry of Education.

Kuwait set to recruit 2,700 Indian Nurses

As a gesture of strengthening relations with India, Kuwait will receive 2,000 Indian nurses within two months, local media reported on Friday.

The newly recruited Indian nurses will join private hospitals in Kuwait as part of efforts to increase the numbers of Indian nurses working at the country’s health sector.

“The newcomers will arrive in Kuwait under a agreement struck by the Kuwaiti private health sector two years ago, but was stymied over the COVID-19 outbreak,” Arabic daily Al Rai quoted Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sibi George as saying.

The agreement included the employment of a total of approximately 2,700 male and female nurses from India. About 700 of those nurses have arrived in Kuwait in the last six months and the rest will arrive in two months at best.

Indians are among the largest expatriate communities in Kuwait with foreigners making up nearly 3.4 million of the country’s total population of about 4.6 million.

NCPC boss commends Christian Nurses for providing hope to patients

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has commended the Fellowship of Christian Nurses, Nigeria, for using their position to preach and provide hope to patients.

A statement issued on Sunday by Godiya Mathew, the commission’s Information Officer, said Pam gave the commendation when officials of the Fellowship paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

He described nursing as an honourable profession, which impacts on the life of the people.

“People pay careless attention to their work, but not so with the Fellowship of Christian Nurses who use the medium to also give hope to their patients by preaching about Christ to them.

“Nurses share the word of God to the sick. Aside giving them care on their ailments, they also share the word of God with them,” he added.

The executive secretary encouraged the nurses to give the right health education to the public as well as show more commitment to their duties anywhere they find themselves.

Earlier, the National President of the Fellowship, Abalis Dasat commended the executive secretary on the achievements recorded by the commission in the last two years.

He said that the Fellowship was set up to advance the Kingdom of God through collaboration for sustainable development.

Dasat also said that their mission was to equip and build the capacities of nurses and other health workers to be able to care for patients “in body, soul and spirit”.(NAN)

National Association of Nigeria Nurses, Midwives’ Chairman escapes kidnap attempt in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked the Chairman, Kaduna State Council of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Comrade Ishaku Yakubu, but fortunately, he escaped from being Kidnapped

The incident, which took place on Wednesday evening at Mararaban Rido, was described by many friends and relatives of the victim as God’s divine miracle.

Comrade Christiana John Bawa, Secretary of the association in Kaduna in a statement on Saturday, said bullets from the suspected kidnappers hit the passenger front seat of the vehicle.

Bawa, while thanking almighty for saving the life of the chairman, who escaped unhurt, noted that Kaduna State is now becoming too hot for people as bandits’ attacks have continued to rise beyond people’s expectations.

She advised residents of the state to always watch out for criminals and other bad elements in the state.

NANNM Scholarship for PhD Nursing Studies 2022

I write to inform all our members as directed that the PhD in Nursing Sponsorship by the Association is now open for new applicants from September 2022 academic session.

The sponsorship is part of the Association’s support to financially upto date members of NANNM who have secured admission for PhD in any University offering the Course in Nigeria.

To qualify for this financial assistance, intending applicants must meet the following conditions:

1.      He/ She must be a member of NANNM.

2.      He/ She must have paid his/ her monthly check off due up to the month of applying for the sponsorship.

3.      He/ She must show evidence of having paid the School fees for the course.

4.      He /She must show letter of good standing from Unit/ State Chairmen/ Secretaries.

5.      Kindly ensure that this information gets to our members as quickly as possible.


Yours Sincerely,

Barr. Ikenna Eze,

Deputy General Secretary

For General Secretary 

ABSUTH School of Anaesthesia Nursing 2022/2023 Admission Form


This is to inform the ABUTH Staff and the general Public that application are invited from suitable and qualified candidates for admission into School of Post Basic Anaesthesia Nursing program for 2022/2023 academic session

Candidates must have at least 2 years Post Qualifications experience preferably in the theater unit

Interested candidates should visit ABUTH website at www.apply.abuth.gov.ng to apply

The application is online at the cost of N6,200 and will be closed on 2nd September, 2022

All payment are made through REMITA ABUTH, ABUTH is not liable for any payment made to personal account forms are to be filled online at www.apply.abuth.gov.ng

For further information if you might require contact the following
Haruna Ibrahim 07053532396
Yusuf Abdurrahman 08071455223

Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee

Mileu Therapy: How Environment Affects the Life of Patients and Caregivers

Is scientific restructuring of environment in order to effect behavioral changes and improve the psychological health & functioning of an individual (Skinner, 1979)

Components of therapeutic environment are:


2)safety & protection

3) comfort.

For the environment to be therapeutic must have these above listed 3 components, absence of any one can affect the therapy of a pt and care giver..that is why in most case TRANSFERENCE & COUNTER- TRANSFERENCE come to exist b/w pt and care giver in which emotional feelings is being transfer between patients and his care giver! Indeed environment is very vital in pt management: Florence Nightingale’s philosophy and techniques emphasized that Healing environment assist pt in recovery!

The concept of therapeutic environment originated in 1959 with Maxwell Jones . He used the therapeutic environment as a treatment modalities that create a correction life experience & nature the healthy aspect of personality that : Manipulation of living conditions including physical facilities, types of therapy & interpersonal relationship would be effective in fostering healthy changes!


a) basic physiological needs are fulfilled

b)ppl need living &working situation that allow them to feel safe from outside instruction

c) physical facilities are conducive to achievement of goals. And

e) Democratic form of self government exist!

Sincerely speaking the situation we are now in this very institution is not therapeutic, the principal of therapeutic environment is no longer in existing, if the environment become therapeutic and attractive to the staff the organizational goal could be achieved no matter the situation. People left their towns/States and their families to the environment where they think they will spent most of their lives but all in vain… Those responsible should fear Allah and make our environment therapeutic and attractive! For a employee to feel at home and proud of what he is doing environment must be conducive , if not the organizational goal may not be achieved!

I M calling with a strong voice as a Mental healthy/psychiatric nurse that people should fear God avoid using their temporary opportunity and making our environment non-therapeutic, & do anything possible that may promote the wall fare of the employees so that the therapeutic environment and organizational goals could be achieved!

When we are today we are not tomorrow! We will all account for our action on the day of judgment! Long live FTH KT , long live federal republic of Nigeria!

College of Nursing and Midwifery Katsina 2022/2023 Post UTME Form


Announcement of Minimum Cutoff Marks and Application for Post-UTME Screening/Interview

The general public are hereby informed that the minimum cutoff marks for admission into ND Nursing programme at Kasimu Kofar Bai School of Nursing, Katsina is 160 for 2022/2023 session.

The College hereby invites candidates who chose the College as FIRST CHOICE in the 2022 JAMB UTME, obtained a minimum score of 160, and UPLOADED SSCE Result on JAMB Portal to apply for Post-UTME Screening/Interview Exercise for admission into the College.

Method of Application

  1. Visit the College’s website www.conamkat.edu.ng
  2. Click on “Post-UTME Screening/Interview”
  3. Put your UTME Number to verify
  4. Make payment
  5. Fill the form, submit and print the Interview Slip. The date of the interview will be indicated on the Slip


  1. The Portal will be opened for application on Wednesday, 3rd August, 2022.
  2. Closing Date for the application is Wednesday 31st August, 2022


Zamboanga City Medical Centre Hiring 100 Nurses

Zamboanga City Medical Centre is hiring 100 Nurses into different unit.

Salary Grade: 17

Monthly Salary: PP41,508.00

Area of Assignments

Eye Centre
Pedia Ward
Isolation Facility
Delivery Room
Renal Centre
Psychiatry Ward
Communicable ward
Infectious ward
Cancer Ward
Orthopedic Ward
Family planning
Surgical ward
Medical Ward
Burn Unit
Emergency Unit

To apply, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScO5SLXq5JzbrrO5RcNSk-mHH8Lcnp-zSv-fuJ2Tyc4UfwV6Q/formResponse