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* News / Balance student-teacher ratio, don advises Nursing institutions by katty: March 20, 2019, 09:21:09 PM
Prof. Prisca Adejumo, a professor of Nursing at the University of Ibadan has called for improved teacher-student ratio in nursing institutions in the country to forestall further brain drain.

Adejumo stated this at the inaugural lecture delivered at the University of Ibadan on Thursday, under the theme ‘Riding through the risks into new frontiers: The Nurse, The Nursed and Nursing’.

She noted that the Nursing Department at the University of Ibadan was the oldest in Nigeria.

According to her, the department has produced nurses for other universities; hence it requires an enhanced infrastructure and expansion.

“Nursing is a well-sought out profession everywhere in the world, so effort should be made to attract and retain those on training, to forestall local and international brain drain.

“The present ratio of teachers to students is not acceptable to National Universities Commission (NUC) both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; an improved ratio will facilitate the involvement of faculty members in community project.

“It will also help in research, development of continuing education programme and other activities expected of us.

“While this is advocated, all efforts should be made to internationalise our oldest nursing department in Nigeria by attracting professors of Nursing from global community for enhancement,” she said.

She also called for synergy between the Management of University of Ibadan and University College Hospital for support and to amalgamate the School of Nursing and Nurse Tutors Programme.

Source: PM News
* News / Ghana: Unemployed private nurses to get financial clearance this week – Minister by katty: March 19, 2019, 07:17:03 PM
The Ministry of Health has assured unemployed private nurses that they will be employed soon.

The Ministry in a statement said it is hopeful of getting financial clearance for the agitating nurses by close of this week.

The Coalition of Unemployed Private Nurses at a press conference on Monday threatened to embark on a demonstration if government fails to employ its members into the mainstream health sector within the next 10 days.

These nurses, who once passed the night at the Ministry of Health, have vowed to go all lengths to get government to employ them.

The spokesperson of the Coalition, Doreen Boateng stated that all attempts to ensure they get financial clearance have been fruitless.

She also explained that President Nana Akufo-Addo and his Government have prioritized state-trained nurses over them, a situation they described as regrettable.

“There is no plan to recruit privately-trained nurses into the mainstream health sector like is being done for state-sponsored nurses for the Government made it clear that it will continue to give priority to nurses from public trained when the President said In the 2019 state of the nation address.”

“This is a clear example of discriminatory injustice, so we are giving the government 10 working days to reply this letter and we will press on our demands until civil society gets to understand that we are being treated unfairly and until Government hears us we are going to hold a mega demonstration dubbed ‘Ku me preko’ to share our grievances,” she said.

But the Ministry of Health in reaction to the threat of the unemployed nurses urged them to exercise patience as it works hard to secure financial clearance for them this week.

“We are working feverishly at their [financial clearance] as well. It is not as if the Ministry is discriminating or not doing anything about their situation. All that we are telling them is to exercise patience. We are positive that this week, we will be able to secure financial clearance for them so they should just exercise patience. There is no need for a demonstration,” the Public Relations Officer for the Health Ministry, Elorm Ametepe said.

The unemployed private nurses are made up of nurses who were trained in private schools of nursing across the country.

Source: citinewsroom.com
* Post Basic Courses / Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital 2019/2020 Nephrology Nursing Admission form on sale by katty: March 19, 2019, 07:13:03 PM
Applications are here by invited from suitable candidates for admission into the Post Basic Paediatric and Nephrology Nursing Programme in the 2019/2020 session.

1. COURSES OF STUDY: Post Basic Nursing in Paediatrics. Duration of the course: One (1) year

 Nephrology Nursing. Duration of the course: One (1) year

2. ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR POST BASIC PAEDIATRIC AND NEPHROLOGY NURSING

RN with current practicing license from Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
Minimum of one year registration experience (Post Registration Experience )
SSCE/WAEC Certificate with minimum of Five (5) credits in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics which were obtained in not more than 2 sittings.


3. SALE OF FORMS

Sale of form commence from 1st March to 30th April, 2019.           

4.  METHOD OF APPLICATION

 Application forms are obtainable from the Medical Advisory Committee Secretariat on payment of non-refundable fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000;00) only.

 

Only shortlisted candidates that meet the requirements will be invited for interview.

Completed forms should be returned on or before 31st May, 2019 directly to the Medical Advisory Committee Secretariat or through the below address.

Assistant Director of Administration (MAC)

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 3452

Kano.

Signed

Prof. Abdurahaman A. Sheshe

Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee
* News / Nursing Council of Nigeria Drags 2 Men to Court for Forging Nursing License by katty: March 18, 2019, 06:35:43 PM
The police on Monday arraigned one Sunday Michael, 28, and Ibrahim Garkuwa, 39, in an Upper Area Court, Mpape for allegedly forging a Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria identification card .

Michael, a business man who operates a business centre in Niger State and Garkuwa, a Civil Servant, are charged with joint act, forgery, cheating and criminal breach of trust.



The prosecutor, Mr Onaga Emmanuel, told the court that the case was reported at the Life camp Police Station sometime in December 2018 by Mr Ghazali Haruna of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Abuja zonal office.

He said that the defendants collected N40,000 from a nurse Ms Magarete Ujah and produced a forged identification card to her.

Emmanuel said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79/264 and 312/322 of the Penal Code.

After the charge was read to them they pleaded not guilty.

Chief Magistrate Hassan Muhammad, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N200, 000 each

Muhammad ordered the defendants to produce one surety each who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

He adjourned the case until April 3 for hearing.

Source: The News
* News / Kenyan Drug Addict Rescued By His Childhood Nurse Friend, Dies 2 Years After by katty: March 18, 2019, 05:17:14 PM
A Kenyan drug addict who went viral after he was rescued from the streets by his childhood friend in 2017 has died.

Patrick Hinga Wanjiru, who went mentally deranged because of drugs was rescued a former classmate and childhood friend, Wanja Mwaura , who fed and helped get him admitted at Chiromo lane Medical Center, where he got rehabilitated.

Taking to her Facebook on Monday morning to share the sad news, Wanja said Patrick had gone to visit his friends on Thursday before calling his mother to complain about stomach-ache, but it wasn't serious.

Read what she wrote on her Facebook page below;



* News / Zimbabwe: 'Parirenyatwa Hospital Nurses Washing Bandages to Re-Use On Patients' by katty: March 18, 2019, 10:47:44 AM
NURSES at Zimbabwe's foremost medical institution, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, have resorted to washing bandages to dress burns on patients as health crisis at the institution deepens, plastic surgeon Doctor Faith Muchemwa revealed last week.

According to Muchemwa, so dire is the situation that cross infections including, among medical staff has become common.

"They (nurses) alternate days. They wash them (bandages), they hang them in the bathroom, they use these one today, tomorrow they take those ones which are now dry, they re-use them," said MuchemwawMuchemwa said in the last two months, patients have been dying due to re-infections and lack of bandages which are made locally and can be acquired easily.



"Emergency is always our mode, because I am in charge of a team that takes care of the burns unit.

"Every single day we admit patients. At the moment, in the burns unit, we have no bandages. These bandages are made locally; there are companies in Kwekwe (Midlands town). I can show you pictures. You go to the burns unit they wash bandages," an emotional Muchemwa told Health Minister Obadiah Moyo during a recent emergency meeting at the hospital.

"And obviously they are not sterilised. We have seen so much infection in the burns unit because we don't have any caps to wear."

Muchemwa said even health workers are at risk because they do not have access to protective clothing.

"We are dealing with puss. These are open wounds and we are coming from this patient to the next patient.

"So there are lots of infections now. Patients are dying more than ever and it's just hospital acquired infection. The doctors and nurses are also at risk because we are not protected as well from possible infections," she said.

"We are operating once every two weeks. As plastic surgeons, our operations sometimes take two hours, sometimes three hours, we operating only two patients."

Muchemwa added the hospital has had to turn away patients because of the desperate situation including shortages of basic consumables.

"We don't have even betadine (antiseptic) to just clean the wounds. We don't have pain killers you can imagine. Those nurses, their hearts are so strong and when they are washing the wounds. I just walk out helpless," the medical doctor said.

Senior doctors at Parirenyatwa downed tools last week in protest over government failure to provide essentials for their work. Moyo promised he would look into the issue laying the blame on hospital management.

https://www.herald.co.zw/
* News / Philippines : Increase Nurses' Salary To Avoid Shortage of Nurses in Hospitals by katty: March 14, 2019, 03:18:44 PM
Unless government takes determined moves to increase the pay of state nurses, government hospitals will experience a shortage of nurses that might adversely affect delivery of basic health services.

This warning was issued Friday by former Quezon City Rep. Mike Defensor as he vowed to push for legislation that would increase the minimum base pay of state nurses to Salary Grade 15.



Defensor, who is making a political comeback as nominee of Anakalusugan Partylist, said the debate on whether or not a joint resolution of Congress can repeal the section on compensation of the Philippine Nursing Act should be addressed immediately.

“It will be a disservice to our dedicated, if not overworked, public nurses if we do not give the compensation due them,” said Defensor.

“To avoid legal confusion, we will remedy this by pushing for a new measure that will give just compensation to our state nurses and increase their minimum base pay to Salary Grade 15,” he added.

Earlier, Solicitor General Jose Calida said the government cannot be compelled to increase the salary of public nurses “without any legal basis.”

Calida said Section 32 of the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002 which increases the entry-level pay of nurses in public health institutions to Salary Grade 15 has effectively been repealed by a 2009 Joint Resolution by Congress.
Source :  Manila Bulletin
* Post Basic Courses / University Of Abuja Teaching Hospital 2019/2020 Intensive Care Nursing Admission by katty: March 14, 2019, 03:08:04 PM
Applications are opened for qualified candidates for admission into the post basic intensive care nursing school, university of Abuja teaching hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja for the 2019/2020 academic session.

Admission Requirement

For a candidate to be qualified for admission into post basic intensive care nursing school, university of Abuja teaching hospital, Ggwagwalada, Abuja, FCT, he/she must:

Be a registered nurse with current practicing license of nursing &midwifery council of Nigeria.
Possess 5 credits pass in the following O’level subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry; in not more than two (2) sittings (WAEC & NECO are acceptable).
How to Apply

The application form is obtainable at the school complex or can be filled online at www.uath.gov.ng
For online filling of the admission form; pay a non-refundable application fee of seven thousand two hundred naira (N7,200.00) using the process stated below:


To Pay For The Form Online:

Go to www.remita.net.
Click on pay government agency.
Name of MDA is U.A.T.H. name of service is IGR (Internally Generated Revenue).
Input applicant’s full name, email and phone number.
Confirm transaction and proceed to payment.
Copy the RRR number that will be displayed, take to any commercial bank and pay for the form.
Scan the remita receipt / print out from the bank and bank teller together. Proceed to www.uath.gov.ng to fill the application form.

(Closing date for the purchase of the form is on the morning of the examination date).

TO FILL-IN THE FORM ONLINE:

Scan recent passport photograph, and the bank teller/receipt used for payment
Go to www.uath.gov.ng, scroll down the page and click apply for admission
Read the instructions carefully, scroll down the page and click on click here to view application form to apply
Fill the application form online and submit
Check your email address for the PDF of the form submission
Print out the duly filled application form.
Come along with printed application form and the bank teller with the remita receipt used for payment on the entrance examination day.
For enquiries, please contact us on 08056206826, 08055475957 and 08065130539 or by email – intensecare@yahoo.com or  kumode.stephen@uath.gov.ng

Don’t contact anybody except these numbers displayed here.


The Entrance Examination And Interview Are As Follows:

Date: Thursday / 23rd  May, 2019 – written Examination
Friday / 24th may, 2019 – Oral Examination

Venue: The School Complex Auditorium

Time: 9:00am each day

Candidates are to bring along with them their current professional practicing license, original and photocopies of their credentials and writing materials on the entrance examination days.
Candidates will be responsible for their accommodation and feeding during the examination period.
Mrs. Joy Anyo Egbunu

School Coordinator for the Chief Medical Director
* News / Mrs. Oyefunso Orenuga Appointed Provost, Lagos State College Of Nursing by katty: March 09, 2019, 05:12:00 AM
The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the appointment of Mrs.

Oyefunso Orenuga as the pioneer Provost of the Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery & Public Health Nursing, Igando.

According to a statement issued by the Office of the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, in approving the appointment, the Governor had taken due cognizance of her integrity, selfless service and record of impressive performance.



The new Provost attended the University of Ibadan for her first degree and graduated with a Second Class Upper Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc) in Nursing Education’

Mrs. Orenuga also obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from the same institution and became a Registered Nurse (RN) with distinction in Maternal and Child Health as well as a Registered Midwife (RM) in the University College Hospital Ibadan in 1978 and 1980 respectively.

She got certified as a Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT) by the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) in 1984.

A seasoned Public Health practitioner with bias in population and productive health education, her nursing background spans over two decades with local and international work experience in various capacities.

Before her appointment as Provost, Orenuga had served three terms as the coordinator of the school which was upgraded to a College of Nursing in 2018.



She also worked as the National Consultant, Support to In-Country Technical Appraisals for DFID/Option End FGM/C Social change campaign as well as Consultant to Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development (FORWARD UK) on Rapid Participatory Action Research for young girls.

Credit: Kunle Emmanuel
* MCPDP / Nursing and Midwifery Council Of Nigeria Requirements For Change Of Name by katty: March 08, 2019, 06:58:39 PM
Below are the requirements and fees for the change of name on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria register.

1.Handwritten application letter for change of name.
2.Photocopies of certificates of registration.
3.Photocopy of Marriage Certificate or detailed sworn court affidavit of marriage.
4.Photocopy of Marriage Certificate or detailed sworn court affidavit of marriage.
5.Photocopy of newspaper publication in a national daily (full page).
6.Original evidence of payment of N8,750 only on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s platform through REMITA (TSA).
Other condition(s):

If divorced: Divorce papers.
For widows: Death Certificate
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