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* Travel Nursing / Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by Gift85: July 14, 2017, 03:01:34 PM
Pls do i need cgfns to write nclex .
Or can i jst apply fr nclex directly
* Undergraduate / 2017 admission into JUPEB program of Niger Delta University Wilberforce by Peculiar005: July 14, 2017, 01:01:10 PM
In collaboration with the JOINT UNIVERSITIES PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS BOARD (JUPEB), the Niger Delta University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Pre-degree Programmes for the 2017/2018 session.
 
The Programme leads to the award of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) Certificates which enable candidates to gain Direct Entry Admission to 200 level of the degrees offered by the Niger Delta University and other JUPEB affiliated Universities in Nigeria and Universities abroad. The JUPEB Certificate is equivalent to theAdvance Level GCE or the Old Higher School Certificates (HSC) or UMB.
 
For admission into the Niger Delta University and other JUPEB affiliate institutions, each candidate, in addition to passing the prescribed JUPEB examination for issuing the Direct Entry Certificates, must satisfy all admission requirements prescribed by Departments and Faculties of choice.
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates seeking admission into the JUPEB Pre-degree Programmes must possess a minimum of 5 credit passes in, at least. Five (5) subjects at "0" Level, including English Language and Mathematics at not more than 2 sittings in the GCE. SSCE (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB).
 
The following Faculties and Departments are available:
 
1. FACULTY OF NURSING:
i. Nursing
 
 
All the combinations above meet the entry requirement for direct admission to Degree Programmes in the Niger Delta University and other JUPEB affiliate Universities.
 
DURATION OF PROGRAMME:
The duration of the study is one Academic Session of two Semesters. It is strictly a non-residential programme.
 
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Registration is online on our website at www.ndu.edu.ng or at www.ndu.ac starting from Wednesday, July 14 to Thursday, August 31, 2017. The Registration Process is as follows:
 
(a) Go to any Diamond Bank branch in Nigeria.
Purchase an e-pin slip for Niger Delta University Pre-degree Programme for a fee of Fifteen Thousand naira (N15,000.00). The University will not subsidize other charges such as bank charges.
 
(b) After Payment
Go online and log onto www.ndu.edu.ng and click on Apply for pre-degree.
 
Log on to our admissions website: www.predegree.ndu.ac or www.ndu.edu.ng
 
Closing date for the submission of forms is Thursday, August 31, 2017.
 
Signed:
Mrs. Effua E. Berepubo
Acting Registrar
* Undergraduate / Admission into One Year Basic Programme at Niger Delta University, Wilberforce by Peculiar005: July 14, 2017, 12:58:20 PM
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for admission into the Niger Delta University Basic Studies Programme for the 2017/2018 academic session. The programme is designed to prepare secondary school leavers to increase their capacity to write JAMB examination for admission to the following Faculties and Departments in the University.
 
The following Faculties and Departments are available: 
 
1. FACULTY OF NURSING:
i. Nursing
 
In addition, this programme also prepares Senior Secondary School (SS III) students and other school leavers for the NECO and WAEC Examinations.
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must have Five '0' level credits relevant to the proposed course of study including English Language. Admission is open to candidates that are awaiting the release of the most recent WAEC and NECO School Certificate Examination results as well as those who have attempted and are still preparing to sit for these exams again. However, admission to Degree Programmes in the University will also depend on candidate's performance in the current JAMB.
 
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Registration is online on our website at www.ndu.edu.ng or at www.ndu.ac starting from Thursday, July 13 to Thursday, August 31, 2017. The Registration Process is as follows:
 
(a) Go to any Diamond Bank branch in Nigeria. Purchase an e-pin slip for Niger Delta University Pre-degree Programme for a fee of Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15,000.00) only. The University will not subsidize other charges such as bank charges.
(b) After Payment, Go online and log onto www.ndu.edu.ng and click on Apply for Basic Programme.
 
DURATION OF PROGRAMME
One Academic Year (2017/2018). Further details concerning fees payable per year and the programme structure, including the schedule of course per year can be obtained from the NDU website: www.ndu.edu.ng.
 
Closing date for the submission of Forms is Thursday, August 31, 2017.
 
Signed:
Mrs. Effua E. Berepubo
Acting Registrar
* Articles / The Night Life of a Nurse you Did not know by Ebenezer Mokamba by Peculiar005: July 14, 2017, 11:11:22 AM
"I knew for sure that mine was a sacrifice, something deeper than a profession, something not easily commensurable by a salary. I knew mine was love for humanity and the effort to alleviate suffering. Mine was what nobody else could do. Mine was NURSING. Dear Council of governors, sign nurses CBA. "


Minutes past 4pm I was woken up by the dreaded alarm clock. I had spent my day asleep. Occasionally, I enjoy the solitude of sleeping when everybody else is out there, but not this day. I was tired, exhausted and felt heavier than a sack of Mexican maize.



I sat up, yawned wide open and thought about my life for 37 seconds. It was the third night shift I was scheduled for. I had done two others and one more awaited me. I knew for sure that mine was a sacrifice, something deeper than a profession, something not easily commensurable by a salary. I knew mine was love for humanity and the effort to alleviate suffering. Mine was what nobody else could do. Mine was NURSING.

What I didn't know is what kind of shift lay straight ahead of me. I've never been too adequate for the kind of expectations I get from people, people whose loved ones are literally breathing their last. Even as I ironed my white shirt and dark blue trouser, I had to also ensure I make a meal out of the remnants in my sufuria. I could have chosen the hospital canteen, but often there is no time and worse, a decent plate is unaffordable.

40 minutes down the line, I am ready. I am used to being quick. It's the only option I have. So I pick up my bag, swing it through my left hand to my back and just before I bang the door, I look back and see my bed; I'll miss it tonight too... but worse, it remains unkempt even as I go make other people's.

I've since learnt to carry my own sterile surgical blades and strapping. With me too, occasionally is diclofenac and Aminophylline and a host of other consumables. I still vividly remember how I came to this; a client presented with acute asthmatic attack. It was 2AM. Two years ago. He urgently needed an intravenous injection to open up his bronchus, but there was a catch, in the not more than two minutes that it took me to get the drug from pharmacy, I had received near 200 mixture of questions and abuses from the relatives. To them I had taken two hours.

I was told how I "just seat and take tea" while someone is not breathing. They even doubted whether I had a practice license or was a quack. They asked for a transfer and told me how a certain hospital is better than ours. Never mind, I still did what I was able to do, and not more than three minutes later, the relief was palpable. Nursing had thought me to work through toughness. How not to hear negativity. How to remain sober. How to save lives. This is Nursing and I am a Nurse.

As I clocked in for the night, I saw the kind of colleagues I was scheduled with. I knew the night would be easy. They were the quick and collaborative type. All was well till 4am that night. That time, is usually the epitome of exhaustion. The chilliest period of the night and often the darkest. The silence of the night was startled by a bang the door. A bunch of five loosely dressed fellows jumped straight into the desk.

Each of them was yelling Something. I knew someday this was coming, but not today. We swung into action and pulled the stretcher. Headed straight out, I was near blinded by the headlights. A rickety white ambulance stood there, all the four doors wide open. As we stepped right into the action, everybody else stood back. Seconds later, we were pulling back into the emergency room. It's was clearly going to be a battle.

The monitor was reading a downward trend. The oxygen was at its peak. A vein was established in seconds. Resuscitation kicked off, and the chest compressions done. The battle continued well into 6Am. As the news trickled out, we had lost the battle. Nurses had put their own life at the frontline of others. Nurses saw him come, and had saw him too. They (Nurses) deserve respect. They deserve love. They deserve care. They are nurses. Dear Council of governors, sign nurses CBA.

Source :https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ureport/story/2001247465/the-night-life-of-a-nurse-you-did-not-know
* News / FG Ends Bsc And HND Dichotomy, Approves Equal Salaries For HND & Degree Holders by Peculiar005: July 14, 2017, 10:01:10 AM
The Federal Government has ended the dichotomy between holders of University degrees and Higher National Diploma in all the Para-military services.

To this end, the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board has directed that  all officers with HND should be upgraded to COMPASS 08, which is the salary grade level for holders of degree certificates at entry point.



A board meeting chaired by the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman  Dambazau, approved the regularization of the salaries on Tuesday in Abuja, according to a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji.

It said, “The board directed that all officers with HND to be upgraded to COMPASS 08, which is the salary grade level  for holders of degree certificates at entry point.

“While the nomenclature for the HND holders will start with the rank of Senior Inspector, the degree holders are with the rank of Assistant Superintendent II.”

Source :http://punchng.com/fg-approves-equal-salaries-for-hnd-degree-holders/
* Nursing Jobs / Vacancies for Nurses in Lagos: Elkris Bio Health Foods Vacancies for RN by Peculiar005: July 14, 2017, 09:49:59 AM
Elkris Bio Health Foods, a reputable fast growing U.K Food Manufacturing company with head office in Lagos and operational branches nationwide. We package, market and distribute Elkris SuperOat throughout Nigeria. That's because Elkris SuperOat is produced and manufactured by our parent-company in the United Kingdom.
 
Position: Registered Nurse
 
 
Job Requirement
* Candidates should possess relevant qualifications.
 
Application Closing Date:
20 July, 2017
 
Method of Application
Applicants should forward their CV's to: fieldsales@elkrissuperoat.com.ng
* News / School of Nursing, Akure records 100% in May 2017 Council Exam, Bayero University 96% by katty: July 14, 2017, 09:17:11 AM
The Ondo State School of Nursing Akure has recorded 100% pass rate in the recently released Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Council examination results.

The News of this was broken by a congratulatory message sent by the Ondo State NANNM chairman Prince Abel Oloniyo as encomiums continue to pour in for the tutors, clinical instructors and management of the school from nurses across Ondo State.

In a related development the Nursing department of the Bayero University, Kano has recorded 96% in the final Nursing Council  Qualifying Exams held in May according to a twitter user.

Congratulations to the new nurses in town.
* News / Ghana: Nyonkoko Nurses Abandon Night Duty Over Lack of Electricity by Peculiar005: July 13, 2017, 09:42:46 PM
Nurses at Nyonkoko Community-Based  Health  Planning and Services (CHPS)  in Sherigu, a suburb of Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region, have resorted to abandoning night work, leaving patients to their fate due to lack of electricity.

The health workers, numbering about four, who man the facility say they have no option, but to vacate post in the night because the facility is not connected to the national grid making healthcare delivery impossible in the night.

The Nyonkoko CHPS center, which serves hundreds of residents was built around 2008 with a four room accommodation for staff, but the facility has not been connected to electricity.

A nurse who spoke to Citi News on condition of anonymity, said the situation is having a dire impact on  health care.

“The situation is really affecting health care, deliveries come to this facility mostly in the night and there is no light and most of the pregnant women end up delivering in their homes.”

“We cannot even  store polio, BCG, Pneumococcal vaccines among others in a fridge because we don’t  have lights so we are unable to store these vaccines  and so at the end of it, these vaccines go bad, they lose their potency so we are not able to use them for the newborn and children that come for immunization.”

She added that, “We (nurses) are supposed to stay at this facility because we have accommodation here, but our quarters is not connected to electricity and we don’t also have solar panels,  so we end up going to our various homes.  So when community members come to the facility to access health care in the night, they don’t meet us,  sometimes even on weekends; and so we want government to connect the facility to electricity.”

Recently, a pregnant woman visited the facility in the night to deliver, “but because we don’t stay there, she went home to deliver and placenta was retained but the condition was later managed.”

The nurses quarters, which is in a bad state, has been turned into a venue for nocturnal activities in the night because only one out of the four rooms has a padlock.
Residents especially pregnant women seeking health care services in the night would have to commute about three kilometers to the Sherigu health center to be attended to.

By: Frederick Awuni/citifmonline.com/Ghana
* News / KwaZulu-Natal Nurses Now wearing Mufti over Uniform Allowance Dispute by Peculiar005: July 13, 2017, 09:36:51 PM
South Africa- Patients in various KwaZulu-Natal public hospitals cannot identify a nurse from administration staff and fellow patients as nurses boycotted uniforms after the health department’s alleged failure to pay their uniform allowances on time.

The allowance should have been paid in April, but because of an administrative bungle, the department had made a verbal commitment on Monday to pay the allowance by the end of July.



However, a nurse at King George V Hospital said they would have none of it because payment of this allowance had always been late.

“Not wearing uniform on duty undermines the profession, but how do you allow the MEC, HOD and other department officials to receive all their benefits while ours are not paid on time? Every year there are delays in paying this allowance and it’s time the department took us seriously,” said the nurse.

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) confirmed that they did not accept the department’s verbal undertaking.

Sibonelo Cele, Denosa provincial chairperson, said on Monday they adopted a “no uniform” stance, having waited since April for the allowance.

The Patient Rights Charter stipulates that nurses should be in uniform at all times, said a department official who did not want to be named because he is not authorised to speak to the media.

He said the charter made provisions for the patient to be able to identify nurses who attended to them.

“The nurses’ grievance is valid but should not encroach on patients’ rights,” he said.

Cele said KZN was the only province that had not paid the allowance this year.

He said about 33 000 nurses were yet to be paid the R2 499 uniform allowance as per Resolution 1 of the Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council of 2005.

Samuel Mkhwanazi, department spokesperson, said: “The department pays nurses’ uniform allowance after receiving the annual Consumer Price Index rate. This rate is received around April each year, which means that the process to implement payment can be made after this date.

“This is to ensure that nurses’ allowance payment is not below inflation.

“The department would like to apologise to all employees affected by the delay to pay the allowance which was caused by internal administrative processes.

“The department is working with national treasury to speed up the process to ensure that the nurses’ uniform allowance is paid by the end of July 2017.”

A follow-up question on the allegation that the department failed to commit in writing was not answered.

Source : Daily News
* News / Nurses trying to return to work after strike are locked out by Associated Press by Peculiar005: July 13, 2017, 09:29:31 PM
The 24-hour strike by about 1,200 nurses at Tufts Medical Center ended at 7 a.m. Thursday.

About 100 nurses tried to return to work when the strike ended but were turned away by hospital security staff. The members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association continued to picket with updated signs.

The nurses have been locked out by the hospital until 7 a.m. Monday because about 320 temporary nurses hired to care for patients during the strike have a five-day contract.



The union and the hospital are at an impasse over staffing levels, pay and retirement benefits.

The sides have been negotiating since April 2016.

It was the first nurses' strike at a Boston hospital in more than three decades.

Source :http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/nurses-return-work-strike-locked-48613784
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