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* Undergraduate / Obafemi Awolowo University 2019/2020 Online Nursing Degree Application Form by katty: March 08, 2019, 01:19:06 PM

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the undergraduate Distance Learning Bachelor of Nursing Science Programme (ODL) of the Centre for Distance Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. In line with the new approved curriculum of the Bachelor of Nursing Science Programme by the Senate of OAU, all Direct Entry students on the Programme will spend FOUR (4) academic years.   
Applicants must be registered Nurses by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (RN/RPN/RM/RPHN, etc). In addition, applicants must possess SSCE /GCE certificates (or equivalents) with credits in five (5) subjects obtained at not more than two sittings. The subjects include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
Candidates shall be invited for oral interview and/or screening exercise.
The programme is for FOUR (4) academic sessions.

Application form and Method of application are available only ONLINE ( on payment of a sum of Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15, 000) through Interswitch Webpay Payment platform using debit cards from any bank nationwide (Verve or Mastercard only)

CLOSING DATE: Submission of on-line forms will close at 12.00 midnight on Friday, 29th March, 2019.

M.I. Omosule (Mrs)
* News / International Confederation of Midwives: The Future Lies in Our Hands by katty: March 08, 2019, 12:34:25 PM
As a relentless and energetic optimist, I manage at times, to believe that the position of women globally is improving. That the world has seen the light and equity for women has become a priority. That the world has finally understood the importance of equality between women and men, not only because it is just, but because it will lead to a sustainable and healthy future for the world.
I draw inspiration and hope from the progression I see around the world. With Iceland outlawing the gender pay gap, global movements such as #SheDecides, Women Deliver and #MeToo, the Lancet Women issue and of course this year’s International Day of the Midwife theme “Midwives: defenders of women’s rights”.
The inspiration and hope I get from these movements makes me optimistic and helps me to keep going.  And that is my main message to you, KEEP GOING! Because if we look at the big picture, there is still a lot to be done. We need to get real. A global political shift towards macho populism is actually endangering the position of women.
It is not only in South American countries that the rights of women over their own bodies are being systematically destroyed. In a recent article in the Guardian, over 30 women leaders, including current and former heads of state, warn us of the erosion of women’s rights.
As midwives, we are mainly women who stand next to women at a transformative time in their lives. We do not only have a choice to stand up for our rights, but we also have the duty. Because the future lies in our hands. We must unite and fight for equality!
Happy International Women's Day!
Franka Cadée
ICM President
* News / Israel: Man convicted of burning nurse to death at Holon clinic in 2017 by katty: March 06, 2019, 08:21:41 PM
The Tel Aviv District Court on Tuesday convicted an 80-year-old man of murder for killing a nurse at the clinic where she worked.

On March 14, 2017, Asher Faraj entered an examination room at his local HMO clinic in the city of Holon with a bottle of flammable liquid and two lighters. He covered Tova Kararo, 55, with the liquid before setting her alight. Kararo was declared dead at the scene by emergency workers.

Kinneret Mor of the Tel Aviv District Prosecutor’s Office welcomed the court’s decision.

“The court accepted our position and held that the defendant was responsible for his actions during the murder of Tova Kararo. The defendant committed the murder in the most cruel way, when he set fire to the deceased while she was alive during a medical examination,” Mor said.

The law enforcement system views cases of violence against medical personnel very harshly and is doing all it can to combat this abominable phenomenon,” Mor added.

According to the court indictment against him, Faraj, became angry after the flu shot he received from Kararo a week earlier made him feel weak and unwell.

Staff members said Faraj had returned to the clinic every day after his inoculation to angrily confront staff, and refused to believe them when they explained he was experiencing routine side effects of the vaccine.

According to the indictment Faraj “visited [Kararo] frequently on various medical matters, and therefore knew the staff of the clinic as a whole and the deceased in particular.”

Faraj booked a blood test and arrived at the clinic with a bottle of flammable liquid and two lighters, according to the indictment. He waited his turn, and after he entered the examination room, deliberately covered Kararo with the liquid before setting her alight.

Faraj fled the scene in his car, but was caught by police after a chase. A psychiatric examination determined he was fit to stand trial.

The incident prompted much of Israel’s health care, education and social work systems to shut down for two hours on the day after the attack, in protest of acts of violence directed at staff.

Health care officials say violence against doctors and other medical staff by angry patients and family members is a chronic issue in Israel.

Faraj was born in Iraq, but gets benefits from Israeli authorities as a Holocaust survivor because of anti-Semitism he suffered in his youth, according to Yedioth Ahronoth.

* News / Kenya: Atwoli Opposes Move to Hire Nurses on Contract by katty: March 06, 2019, 07:38:48 PM
The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has castigated the recent move by the national and county governments to hire nurses on contract basis.

During a press conference held at a Naivasha hotel Tuesday, Mr Atwoli said the move is likely to discourage nurses from seeking jobs with the national and county governments.

During a summit held on Monday, it was resolved that nursing vacancies resulting from natural attrition will henceforth be filled on contract basis.

"Which government in the world talks about casualization of labour?" posed Mr Atwoli.


He said universities in the country are producing able workforce, questioning the rationale of hiring such professionals on contract.

The Cotu secretary-general called on the two levels of government to rethink the position if they are serious in addressing the shortcomings in the health sector.

In a joint statement on Monday, Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki and Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega) announced eight resolutions aimed at improving services.

Key among them, according to the statement, was "that any vacancies for recruitment of nurses arising from normal attrition in both levels of government be filled on contract terms".

"The national and county governments are not likely to attract employees into their institutions if they take that route," said Mr Atwoli.


Adding his voice to the nurses' issue, Kenya National Union of Nurses Secretary-General Seth Panyako warned the two levels of government to brace themselves for an all-out battle with the health workers.

"We are ready to stage powerful resistance that the national and county governments have never seen. We will resist using all avenues possible," he warned.

Mr Panyako fell short of announcing that they would hold a major strike, announcing that they will first convene a meeting for all union members within the health sector and take a serious position on what the Council of Governors had stated.

"When you want to hire health workers as casuals, we will not accept it because it means the counties are unable to run the sector," added Mr Panyako

He accused the two levels of government of making decisions without consultations, terming the latest move as ploy to deny nurses their retirement benefits.

"We shall oppose it because it goes against the principles on non- discrimination," he added.

* Articles / The Demand and Number of Male Nurses in the Work Place is Rising by katty: March 06, 2019, 06:00:36 PM
Nursing is a profession that many people associate with women. That being said there is also a high demand for males in this profession. In past years the demand for male nurses in the profession has been there, but this year the demand is even higher. Nursing is a profession that would benefit greatly from a better diversification of gender.

Currently, the American Association of Men in Nursing (AAMN) is campaigning for a 20% increase in male nurses in the workforce by the year 2020. So what makes male nurses so special? In some cases patients prefer a nurse of a certain gender, a male patient may not be comfortable with a female nurse performing certain procedures. Likewise, a female patient may not feel comfortable with a male nurse performing the same procedures.

When nursing first became a profession, there was an overwhelming influx of women to the profession with very few, if any, men that were interested. Men were seen as the doctor rather than the nurse and as such many men shied away from the nursing profession. Many thought of nursing as a woman’s profession for the simple fact that there was care such as changing sheets, changing bandages, and giving medicine and food involved. These days the barriers are being broken and more and more men are becoming a part of this loving and truly special profession.

Male nurses have all the same skills that female nurses exhibit but certain patients may be more comfortable with a nurse of their own gender. Similarly, in some cases female nurses are not physically large enough to move patients while a male nurse can move them more easily. Male nurses have the ability and desire to provide the same level of care, the same bedside manner, and the same skill set that female nurses offer.

Male nurses have the ability to be professionals that are able to provide care to patients in their own unique way. With a call for more male nurses, there is also a bigger need for male scrubs to help those nurses look and feel professional. Nursing professionals need scrubs to not only look the part, but also to protect themselves and patients. Nurses are a critical part of our society and now, more men than ever are realizing that it is a truly fantastic and rewarding profession.

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* Post Basic Courses / National Ear Care Centre (NECC), Kaduna Post-Basic ORL Nursing Admission by katty: March 04, 2019, 08:49:23 PM
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Post-Basic ORL Nursing Course 2019/2020 session. The course is being run by the School of Post – Basic ORL Nursing Programme, National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna.

Course Duration:

12 Calendar Months (November, 2019 to November, 2020)

Admission Requirements:

Candidates seeking for admission into the programme must:-

Be a Registered Nurse with current practicing license issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
Possess “SSCE/WAEC/NABTEB’ Certificate with minimum of five Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry which were obtained in not more than 2 sittings.
Have at least minimum of one-year post qualification experience in a clinical area preferably in an ENT Unit.
Conditions for Admission:

Selection of candidates will be based on academic qualifications and performance at the entrance examination and oral interview both of which will take place on Saturday 1st June, 2019 at the school of Post – Basic ORL Nursing Programme, National Ear Care Centre (NECC), Kaduna No. 3 Independence Way / Golf Course Road Kaduna at 9:00am prompt.

Method of Application:

Interested candidates are to obtain application forms from office of the Co-ordinator, School of Post – Basic ORL Nursing Programme, National Ear Care Centre (NECC), Kaduna on payment of non-refundable sum of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) only Cash or Bank draft in favour of National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna. The Forms will be on sale up to Friday 17th May, 2019.

Submission of Forms:

Completed application forms together with copies of credentials should be returned in a brown envelope on or before Friday 17th May, 2019 for further processing to The Co-ordinator’s Office, School of Post – Basic ORL Nursing Programme, National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna.

For further enquires: Tel: 08023775191, 08039727537, 08096972900



Murtala Aliyu Sakwa

(School Coordinator)

For: Medical Director.
* News / Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Nationwide Survey by katty: March 03, 2019, 07:22:57 PM

The Honourable minister for health has mandated the nursing and midwifery council of Nigerian to compile the list of all health facilities in Nigeria and the personal profile of registered nurses and midwife employed in those facilities.

It is hoped that information obtained from this survey will be utilized to develop a national Health registry and a basis to conduct a license verification exercise of all nurses in the country.

* Nursing Jobs / University of Benin Teaching Hospital 2019 Vacancies for Nurse Interns by katty: March 01, 2019, 05:49:08 PM
The University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidate for the position of:

Job Title: Nursing Interns


Interested applicants should possess the relevant qualification(s) in the special area listed above from a recognized Higher Institution of learning. Prospective candidates must possess valid licenses obtained from their various professional bodies.

Methods Of Application

Application forms are available online at:

Submission Of Forms:

Completed forms (14 copies) which must be accompanied with relevant credentials should be submitted at the Human Resources Department with six (6) weeks of the date of this advertisement.

Application Deadline – 3rd April 2019


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview at a date to be communicated in due course.


Jim Uwadiae –

Deputy Director (Human Resources)

 For: Chief Medical Director.
* News / Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria Nephrology Nursing Form Disclaimer by katty: March 01, 2019, 05:47:23 PM
Notice is hereby given that the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria disclaim the advert on the SALE OF FORMS BY AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL FOR ADMISSION INTO POST BASIC NEPHROLOGY NURSING PROGRAMME published in the DAILY TRUST Newspaper of Tuesday 26th February, 2019.

The general public is hereby advised to desist from the advert on admission into the Nephrology Nursing Programme as the course has not been accredited by Council.

Please be informed that anybody who enrolls for an admission does so at his/her own risks.

Dated is 27th day of February, 2019.


Barr. H.A. Sawa (Legal Adviser)

 For: Secretary-General/Registrar
* News / 2020 Named “Year of the Nurse” Endorsed By W.H.O by katty: February 28, 2019, 06:18:57 PM
Over the last few decades, the field of nursing has grown by leaps and bounds, with the importance of its role in the healthcare system more and more exemplified. And things are just elevating further.

Nurses Are The “Bridge” Of Healthcare 

In January of 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) had a meeting where the director-general of the W.H.O., Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, made the official proposal to declare 2020 the year of the nurse and the midwife.

Dr. Ghebreyesus spoke of how nurses are the "bridge" of healthcare, a crucial link between the people of the community and the complex healthcare system. Nurses are on the "front lines" of healthcare, he says, and because of this, they are the key factor in achieving universal health coverage, which is an initiative the W.H.O is spearheading for the sake of bringing adequate healthcare to humans across the globe.

Dr. Ghebreyesus, who is an incredibly accomplished and impactful public health advocate, spoke with much pride and endearment of the nursing body, expressing how the role of nursing shall be "amplified and promoted" as the work of W.H.O. and Nursing Now moves forward.

Towards the end of his declaration, he sealed the deal by bringing attention to the fact that 2020 is also the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale, and according to Dr. Ghebreyesus, "we need to celebrate people like her who have contributed greatly to humanity."

Who is W.H.O?


The World Health Organization is a global institution that services the countries of the United Nations. This includes 194 countries throughout the world, and in each one, the WHO has one mission: to assist each country in achieving the most optimum health possible for their people. They do this in various ways:

Advise government officials on health-related laws and programs.
Assist in strengthening the country’s disease prevention efforts
Run large and small scale health programs to meet the needs of local communities
W.H.O’s Agenda For Universal Healthcare

Part of the WHO’s agenda is to bring adequate healthcare to all people across all communities. This they named Universal Health Coverage, and its mission is to bring quality health coverage to people of all communities and socioeconomic status, focusing on lower-income citizens who are typically most financially devastated by costs of primary care, acute care, and don’t have the means to participate in preventative care.

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