According to International Council of Nurses (ICN),
“A nurse is a person who has undergone the basic training in the profession called nursing,in an authorized/accredited school licensed and authorised by NMC to practice the profession nursing”
So regardless of who trained you, or where you are trained,
what you are trained for,
your level of education or acceptance, who authorized you or licensed you,
if your training fall short of the above, you are definitely a QUACK,
an endangered species,
practicing what you know not.
It is great illegality and deceitfulness to dabble into what you are not proficient in.
NURSING IS AN INTERNATIONALLY ESTABLISHED PROFESSION.
IT IS NOT SUBSIDIARY TO MEDICINE
WE PERFORM DIFFERENT ROLES WHICH MAY SOMETIMES BE INTERWOVEN, HENCE WE NEED EACH OTHER IN SOME ASPECTS.
Nursing is not what you think!
It is an art, you must learn it.
It is a science, its application is evidence based.
It is spiritual, nurses are called to act as angels to helpless humans
It is demanding, you need agility
It is interesting, you have to derive joy practicing it
It is incriminating, you have to be licensed.
It is thought provoking, hence, you need intelligence.
It is not so rewarding in Nigeria, hence, you need passion.
It requires your entire life, so you need to be dedicated
Do not dabble into nursing if you have not gone through the training in an accredited training school,
you will only be rendering unaccredited services to humanity, which can even land you in jail because you are not licensed to practice the profession.
Do not make yourself a stooge to those looking for cheap labour, you can still learn the art of nursing. Just with determination, you’ll get there!!!
Stay within your limits. Stay away completely!!!
To the general public, PLS note:
NOT ALL IN SCRUB OR WHITE ARE NURSES. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW, ASK FOR THEIR LICENSE BEFORE SURRENDERING YOURSELF FOR THEIR SERVICES.