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* Schools of Nursing / UBTH School of Nursing 2019/2020 Post Basic Admission Form on Sale by katty: December 20, 2018, 07:01:48 PM
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the entrance examination  for admission into the above School of Nursing in March 2019 for Eighteen  (18) months (Post Registration) Nursing Programme leading  to the award of Registered Nurse Certificate (RN).
 
ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
* Candidates must not be less than 18 years old.
* Must possess the following: WAEC/GCE (O/Level)/SSCE/NECO with five (5) credits in not more than two (2) sittings in the following subjects,  English  Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
* Candidate must also possess Registered Midwifery Certificate (RM) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse Certificate (RPN)
 
APPLICATION FORM
Application forms should state age, state of origin, local government area, school(s) attended with qualifications obtained and addressed to the Principal.
 
COLLECTION OF APPLICATION FORM
Application forms are obtainable from the office of the Principal with a non-refundable fee of N10,000.00 (ten thousand Naira) only. This should be made payable to  ANY UBTH  REVENUE OR UBTH TREASURY SINGLE ACCOUNT (TSA) VIA THE REMITA PLATFORM IN ANY COMMERCIAL BANK  UNDER THE SERVICE TYPE “TRAINING SCHOOL- SCHOOL OF NURSING
 
A separate payment of N200 to Nursing and Midwifery Council Committee Edo State Account No. 2004854377 First Bank of Nigeria Plc Benin City.
 
Candidates are to submit four (4) recent coloured passport photographs (taken in proceeding two weeks) while returning the completed application forms,
 
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED FORMS: MONDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY, 2019
 
EXAMINATION DATE:  WEDNESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY, 2019
 
TIME:   10:00AM
 
VENUE :   SCHOOL OF NURSING, UBTH
 
Signed:
Chukwurah M.N
Principal
* News / KwaZulu-Natal Nurse Who Always Put Patient First Killed by Robbers by katty: December 19, 2018, 12:31:00 PM
South Africa: A 46-year-old nurse, who was shot at her home in Nkwenkwe, Melmoth in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday night, has died.

Nothando Biyela died on Monday at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital after she was shot in her head.

It is alleged that three assailants shot her before they made off with her motor vehicle, which police later found abandoned in Eshowe.

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo condemned the murder and described it as a "real tragedy".

"The murder of Sister Biyela is a sad day as we have just emerged from our campaign against femicide and other forms of gender-based violence, through the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.

"You just know that something has gone terribly wrong in society when three men gang up against one woman, shoot her and take away a disposable material possession such as a car," Dlhomo said.

Dhlomo added that Biyela, who worked for the department since November 1, 2000, was described by her colleagues as a very mature and hardworking nurse.

Biyela was said to have loved her job, always advocating for her patients and putting them first.

She started working in the laundry unit as an orderly and later worked her way up by getting training and furthering her studies to eventually become a professional nurse.
News24
* News / Nursing Tutor in Zimbabwe in Trouble for Scamming Admission Seekers by katty: December 19, 2018, 12:10:55 PM
HARARE Central Hospital Principal Tutor Irene Sambo is alleged to have pocketed more than $300 000 in a nurse trainee recruitment scandal that has left one of Zimbabwe's biggest health referral centres with two distinct sets of selected students for the May and September 2019 intakes.

The scandal, which has since triggered an internal investigation, arguably ranks as one of the biggest in the nursing history in the country and more than 100 prospective student nurses are set to lose out after the hospital CEO said the hospital was not going to recognise their acceptance letters.



It is alleged that Sambo, working in cahoots with some student nurses who are already in training and a well-knit web of her contacts, solicited for and collected amounts ranging from $2 000 from the prospective candidates.

Further allegations are to the effect that they then went on to dish out acceptance letters even before the 2019 intake advertisement was flighted in local media.

It is believed that in trying to keep the scandal under wraps, Sambo in a letter dated October 29, 2018, wrote to the Clinical Director of the hospital advising him that the recruiting 'committee' had agreed to consider the remaining candidates from February 2016 interviews.

Part of the letter - a copy of which is in our possession 0 addressed to The Clinical Director reads: "Following the previous minutes of the 16th November 2017 where the committee had agreed to consider the remaining candidates from February 2016 interviews, all the remaining candidates were taken in May 2018.

"...please find attached the list and minutes of the candidates who were interviewed in February 2018 after the advertisement. However, after the interviews the candidates were given their acceptance letters according to their merit in the highlighted intakes as has been the norm in all the previous intakes," reads the letter which was also copied to the Human Resources Officer.

Source : Bulawayo Times
* News / Twins Trainee Midwives Delivers Expectant Mother on a Moving Vehicle in Ghana by katty: December 18, 2018, 07:15:23 PM
A set of twins trainee midwives with the Nandom Midwifery TrainingCollege in the Upper West Region went to the rescue of an expectant mother in aBabille bound bus and ensured she delivered without any complications attracting praises of other passengers.

According to snippets of information gathered byMyNewsGh.com, the bus was from Techiman in Brong Ahafo Region and heading to the Upper West Region with the twins on board.

Kuusana Asana and her twin sister Kuusana Fuseina on reaching between Sawla and Tuna realized the woman had gone into labour and therefore had to put their professionalism into play according to northernlens.net that first broke the story.



The twins had no option but improvise medical instruments including torn clothes and polythene bags in order to save the situation  because no health facility was close and succeeded in delivering the woman of a bouncy baby boy said to be doing well.

“We were with the woman in  the bus and she was complaining of stomach pains intermittently whiles dropping down to urinate at a frequentrate. We had to ask whether she was pregnant as she wore some big gown. She confirmed positive and moments later it got out of hands forcing us to improvise many instruments to deliver her. We use polythene bags as gloves, used a torn cloth and a razor blade to detach the chord from the baby”, Asana is reported to have said.

“We later took the mother and the baby to the Tuna clinic the following morning after the driver failed to repair the car which broke down along the road. The baby even saved us since the steering rod had removed from its slot and that is the easiest way to have caused an accident. Thank God the improvise many and saved all of us”. She added.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2018
* News / Ghana: Zuarungu NTC to run Post Nurse Assistant Clinical Midwifery Programme by katty: December 18, 2018, 10:52:03 AM
The Zuarungu Nursing Training College (ZNTC) in the Upper East Region has received certification from the Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) to run a Post Nurse Assistant Clinical Midwifery Programme.

This would augment the staff strength of midwives in the Region, Mr Michael Yidana Mantamia, the Principal of the College, has said.



He said that was an achievement and attributed it to the hardworking tutors and staff of the College.

Mr Mantamia was speaking at the matriculation ceremony of 193 students comprising 76 offering Registered General Nursing, made up of 45 males and 31 females, and 117 students offering Health Assistant Clinicals, 35 of them being males and 82 females.

He urged the students to take their academic work seriously to enable them to excel.

He said the occasion was to formally welcome and usher the fresh students into the College and admonished them to focus on their studies to maintain the good academic performance of the College in the yearly licensure examination organised by the NMC.

Mr Mantamia told the students that even though they had been matriculated, the Ministry of Health was verifying the results of all fresh students across the country and warned that “if at any point it is found that the results any of you used was fake or below requirement, you will be withdrawn and the possible legal action taken.”

He expressed worry about accommodation challenges of the College and said no tutor was resident on campus, while students lived in rented rooms within and outside the District, and commuted to campus daily for academic activities.

“We recognise that the students are adults, but they still need guidance from tutors, and so accommodation for tutors and staff is very important to us,” he said, and appealed to landlords in the area to review their rent charges as most of them charged exorbitant prices.

Mr Mantamia called on stakeholders to assist the College with a bus to ease the stress of transporting students to various health facilities within and outside the Region for clinical attachments.

He said presently the College depended on a mini-bus, which could transport few students at a time.

Reverend Emmanuel Abugre Abole, the Bolgatanga East District Chief Executive, said the students were full-fledged members of the institution, not only with full rights and privileges, but also the responsibility of abiding by its rules and regulations.

He counselled them to live by the Code of Ethics and be disciplined adding; “You must bear in mind that the profession you have chosen is to prepare you for the future so you must humble yourselves to allow the College to form you into professionals,” he said.

Rev Abole commended the Principal and staff for their hard work and pledged the Assembly’s support towards starting the Midwifery Programme.     

GNA
* News / How I Checked Agitations, Inter-Professional Rivalry At UCH – CMD by katty: December 18, 2018, 10:48:04 AM
Prof. Temitope Alonge, the Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, on Monday said his management style helped to check agitations and inter-professional rivalry in the tertiary health institution.

Alonge stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan.



He told NAN that his ability to end inter-professional rivalry as well as build human resources and structures were major factors for his success.

He said: “The management style I adopted is based on three Bs.

“You build people, build systems and structures and also you build the institution.

“These are the cardinal Bs that have helped to take the hospital to unprecedented heights.

“We have structures and systems that would work independent of any individual,  so we don’t have any over bearing management as it were.

“But each professional body is independent and excelling.

“We have directors in most of the professional groupings and people are happy getting to the peak of their career.

“There has been a gross reduction in agitations.
“Inter professional-rivalry has dwindled.

“We are able to do many more surgical procedures, open up new treatment regimens, as well as established the first geriatric centre in the whole of Africa.

“We extended that by having the first Geriatric Rehabilitation Centre in West Africa and Africa which is for long-term care.”

Alonge advocated Public Private Partnership as the best model in restructuring the health sector.

He said: “I have never seen a government or any country where they are able to fund health care services alone.
“Public-Private Partnership has been a major boost for UCH’s survival.

“And I sincerely hope that the next administration will not only leverage on that but increase the PPP model, so as to provide services and funds for the hospital.”

NAN reports that Alonge, who assumed office in 2010, would quit on February 28, 2019, after two terms of eight years.

NAN.
* Post Basic Courses / FCT School of Midwifryt 2019/2020 Admission Form on Sale by katty: December 18, 2018, 10:40:26 AM
This is to inform interested candidates wishing to seek admission into the FCT School of Nursing/Midwifery Gwagwalada, that the Hon. Secretary, Health & Human Services Secretariat, Mallam Adamu Abubakar Bappah, has graciously extended the Closing date for the sales of Forms by two weels from 8th to 22nd December 2018. The extension is to give more Nigerians the opportunity to apply.
 

Candidates wishing to obtain the forms should show evidence of payment of Non-refundable fee of N5,000.00 (Five thousand Naira) only into Health & Human Services Secretariat Revenue Account in FCMB. Candidates are to pay into account No: 3402015028.
 
Candidates should please note that the entrance examination into FCT School of Midwifer/Nursing Gwagwalada earlier Scheduled for Saturday 15th December 2018 is hereby postponed. it will now hold as Computer Based Test on 24th, 25th and 26th January 2019.

Your individual/particular exam date/ batch will be communicated before 21st January 2019. if not contact 08180157965, 07064221237 with your exam details
 
Signed
Management
* News / Quality Healthcare: Nursing Don Advocates Training, Motivation of Nurses by katty: December 16, 2018, 04:58:05 PM
Saleh Ndaski, the Head of Nursing Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has called for adequate training and retraining, as well as motivation of nurses for quality healthcare delivery in the country.

Ndaski made the call at the annual national conference of National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Federal Health Institutions Sector in Abuja.

The conference has as its theme “Nursing Models/Theories for Effective Nursing Practice.”

The NANNM head described nurses as custodians of patients and the only healthcare providers who worked 24 hours.

He said nurses required continuous training to keep them abreast of emerging trends in the health sector.

He added that “nurses require adequate training and retraining because healthcare problems are emerging and a lot of diseases are coming up and they need to be abreast with such problems and how to effectively tackle them.

“Nurses require motivation to be able to provide the best of services required of them as majority of them are not well motivated and this is a major gap in quality care.”

Ndaski noted that a lot of reforms were done in the profession with regard to scientific discovery.

He, however, added that a lot of theories and models that existed in the practice were not fully utilised by nurses due to lack of adequate knowledge, decayed infrastructure, among others.

He said that those theories and models provide nurses with perfect care and services, as well as quality healthcare delivery.

According to him, nurses are always concerned about patients having the best of care within the health sector, hence the theme of the conference.

Mr Wale Olatunde, the National Chairman of NANNM, reiterated the determination of the association to regulate the activities of Nigerian nurses and midwives in the most effective manner.

This, he said would ensure best practices and safeguard best healthcare delivery for all Nigerians.

According to him, the theme of the conference is carefully selected based on the nurses’ conviction that there must be shift from theory development to theory utilisation in health facilities.

Olatunde said this would help to restore proper relationship between theory and practice.

“Nursing is now in the era of utilisation of philosophies, models and theories for clinical nursing practice,” he said.

The chairman said that the theme was aimed at enhancing the capacity of the professionals and equipping  them intellectually to select a theoretical work that would guide their daily clinical practice.

“This remains one of the practical ways in which we can help to reverse the current rating of the country’s health indices.

“The effectiveness of clinical nursing services remain critical in determination of quality health care services.”

The conference, according to him, is part of the association’s contributions toward complementing government’s efforts in its drive to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the citizens.

Mr Faruk Abubakar, the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, urged the nurses to deliver their duty with all diligence by prioritising the interest of patients.

Abubakar urged them to always discharge their duties to the best of their ability.

He said that nurses should consider the plights of patients in order to achieve quality care, “which is the sole aim of nursing or other professional practices in the health sector.”

Source : NAN
* News / Ghana: Tanoso Nursing College to benefit from GH¢2 billion student hostel by katty: December 16, 2018, 10:59:18 AM
Freda Prempeh, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North Constituency in Brong-Ahafo, was at a ceremony for work to begin on 100-bed capacity hostel facility for the Tanoso Community Health Nursing Training College (CHNTC) in the Tano North Municipality of the Region.

The project, to be executed by Victory for Us Limited, a local construction firm, is estimated at the cost of GH¢2 billion and is expected to be completed by 2020.



It’s jointly funded by the Ministry of Health and the MP’s share of the Common Fund.

Mrs Prempeh, who is a Deputy Minister of Works and Housing, said the facility would improve on student enrolment.

She said the government places priority on improving on access to quality education, hence the introduction of the free Senior High School programme which was making a significant impact in the education sector.

The MP urged the nursing students to avoid unhealthy lifestyles and concentrate on their books.

Mrs Prempeh said nursing is a divine call and advised the students to prepare themselves well and develop the mindset of serving the people anywhere they would be posted after the completion of their studies.

Mrs Elizabeth Wiafe, the Principal of the CHNTC, said hostel was among the urgent needs of the school and commended the MP and the government for the assistance.

She said with the hostel facility, the security and welfare of the students would improve, noting because of the poor security, students were always attacked by robbers.

Mrs Wiafe said because the students rented private hostels outside campus it was making it extremely difficult for authorities to monitor their movements.

She said the College, which has 610 student populations, was in urgent need quarters to solve the accommodation problems facing tutors as well as a befitting administration block.



Source: GNA
* News / NMCN Registrar Urges Investment In Nurses, Midwives by katty: December 15, 2018, 09:26:29 PM
The Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Faruk Umar Abubakar, has stressed the need to invest and develop nursing and midwifery workforce in the country in order to achieve a rapid cost-effective expansion of high quality Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Speaking at the induction ceremony of 2018 General Nursing Graduates of the University of Nigeria (UNN) Enugu campus, at the weekend, the Registrar, who was represented by Idongesit Akpabio, attributed the lack of political will to accept the vital role of nurses as equal members of the healthcare team to poor investment in the workforce.

He lamented the discrimination in the placement and lack of recognition of nurses for leadership positions and numeration.

He, therefore, called for collaboration in the funding of nursing profession in Nigeria for effective healthcare delivery.
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