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* Postgraduates / Lautech University 2020/2021 Postgraduate in Nursing Admission Form on Sale by katty: October 17, 2020, 09:47:03 PM
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission in to Postgraduate Programmes for the 2020/2021 Academic Session:

FACULTY OF NURSING SCIENCE


Available Degrees: PGD, M.NSC, M.Phil and Ph.D.

Basic Requirement:
Candidate must possess five(5) O’Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing;
Department of Maternal and Child Health Nursing;
Department of Community/Public Health Nursing;
Department of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing;

For more details and areas of specialization see link www.pgschool.lautech.edu.ng/application

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES FULL-TIME

(i) Postgraduate Diploma- Minimum of two(2)semesters

(ii) Master – Minimum of three(3)semesters

(iii) M.Phil – Minimum of three(3)semesters

(iv) PhD – Minimum of six(6)semesters

PART-TIME

(i) Postgraduate Diploma- Minimum of three(3)semesters

(ii) Master – Minimum of six(6)semesters

(iii) M.Phil – Minimum of six(6)semesters

(iv) PhD – Minimum of eight (8)semesters

*Kindly log onto www.pgschool.lautech.edu.ng/applicationfordetails

D. METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Form Fee: N10,000 (excluding the bank charges).

Payment Method: Payments will be made using INTERSWITCH ENABLED DEBIT Cards(ATM Cards). Application Website: www.pgschool.lautech.edu.ng/application. Complete the form and print.

E. CLOSING DATE:

Printed Application Form with photocopies of Certificates/Diplomas including ‘O Level and NYSC certificates, transcripts and other relevant documents should reach.

The Secretary, Postgraduate School, LAUTECH,

Ogbomoso not later than six weeks from the date of publication.

Signed

Dr. Kayode A. Ogunleye

Registrar
* News / Nigeria Student Nurse Named 'nurse of the year' in UK University by katty: October 16, 2020, 11:02:59 PM
Temitope Babajide, a third-year adult nursing student at ARU, was named student nurse of the year at the Royal College of Nursing (RCI) annual awards which took place this year via an online ceremony.

Temitope, who studies on the Chelmsford campus and lives in Romford won praise for her three week placement in Ghana where she worked in hospitals and organised events including a sports day, glove awareness presentation and a widows’ event aimed at helping the local Takoradi community.



She also arranged for medical equipment and other supplies, donated by Basildon Hospital, individuals and other organisations, to be shipped to Ghana to assist local healthcare professionals.

Temitope said: “I feel honoured that my work has been acknowledged. It is such a nice reward for the time and effort I have invested in these projects. This is a recognition of global, multi-professional team-working.

“I feel passionately about being a part of the diverse NHS team and I am proud to be able to set an example to my family, and to the next generation of nurses.”
Her tutors at ARU also spoke highly of her work on the course. Melanie Bird, head of school for nursing and midwifery at ARU, said: “Throughout her student journey, Temitope has excelled in her commitment to the profession.

“She has undertaken additional project work alongside her studies and has a genuine insight into human behaviour. This absolutely helps in her endeavours to enhance practice by undertaking observational studies.

“Temitope is also a positive student advocate and has helped drive positive change to ensure that all student voices are heard and their needs are met.”

The award was sponsored by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Source : https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/romford-student-named-nurse-of-the-year-at-online-ceremony/amp/
* MCPDP / Ondo State MCPDP Schedule 2020 Osogbo School of Nursing by katty: October 16, 2020, 10:43:22 PM
Date: October 26th - 30th, 2020.

Time: 8am - 4 pm daily

Venue: Schools of Nursing and Midwifery,  Oshogbo. Osun state.

 Module: Medical/ Surgical Nursing 3

 Signed:

Osun MCPDP Implementation Committee.

For more information; please contact us: 08037218223, 0803 372 9168
* News / Nigeria Needs Additional 800,000 Nurses to Meet Growing Population — NANNM by katty: October 04, 2020, 03:21:36 PM
A medical expert says Nigeria needs about 800,000 nurses and midwives to meet up with its teeming population of over 200 million people.

He said the computation agreed with the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need, WISN, put in place by the World Health Organisation.

According to the WHO, WISN serves as a roadmap for scaling up human resources for improved health service delivery in the African Region between 2012 and 2025.

It lays emphasis on the availability of sufficient numbers of qualified health workers in the right place as essential for the delivery of quality health services to the population.

WISN also drew global attention to the critical shortage of skilled health professionals such as physicians, nurses and midwives in 57 African countries.

In an interview with PUNCH HealthWise, President of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Adeniji Abdrafiu,said the shortage of manpower has left a large vacuum in the health sector.

“Ordinarily, we should have about 800,000 nurses and midwives to Nigeria’s population of about 210 million. But in reality, what we have is less than 200,000 nurses operating in the country.

“It leaves a large vacuum in the system that must be filled. To do that, we must be strategic about it and ensure we don’t promote one group to the detriment of others.

“A situation where one of the medical teams tries to play the role of the other would not augur well for the health sector,” he said.

Beyond the recruitment of additional manpower, Abdrafiu said, the government must invest more on training nurses in the country.

“We still have a very long gap to fill in the area of getting personnel to train Nigerian nurses. The government must look into the area of having residency programme for nurses. That way, we would have filled the gap,” Abdrafiu said.

In his general assessment of the health sector as the country marks 60th Independence anniversary, the veteran nurse said much needed to be done.

“In the past 60 years, we can say there have been one or two attempts at improving the quality of services and entire healthcare system. This is because it is the healthcare system that renders services.

“To make that system work, there are four areas involved, namely, government policy, health professionals, healthcare services being rendered and the infrastructure,” he said.

He expressed concerns that that there was a lot of policy summersault in the country, which adversely affects the performance of the healthcare system at large.

“When you don’t have sustainable or practicable policy, there is no way you are going to achieve anything. In that area, we need to do more to ensure that we have well researched and all-encompassing healthcare policy.

“We have also not been able to democratise policy formulation in this country because of our talk-down approach and there is less involvement of people, especially key stakeholders in policy formulation. This is seriously affecting us,” he stated.

Source : PUNCH Newspaper
* Schools of Nursing / School of Nursing form on Sale 2020/2021: FCT School of Nursing Application form by katty: October 04, 2020, 11:56:42 AM
This is to inform all intended candidates that 2020/2021 FCT School of Nursing entrance form is now on sale;

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT
You must have at least five (5) credit passes in your O-Level (WAEC, NECO & NABTEB) which includes
1. Mathematics
2. English
3. Chemistry
4. Biology and
5. Physics
at not more than two (2) sittings.
NOTE: WAEC AND NECO results can be combined WHILE (NABTEB) stands alone (though you can combine two NABTEBs together)

APPLICATION PERIOD
Start Date: 5th October, 2020
End Date: 16th October, 2020

METHOD OF APPLICATION
1. PAYMENT
Pay Non-refundable fee of N5,000.00 only to the account bellow;
Account name: Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS) Revenue
Account Number: 3402015028
Bank: FCMB
AND
200 Naira only to the account bellow;
Account Number: 2034009628
Account Name:FCT Nursing and Midwifery Committee
Bank: First Bank PLC.
TOTAL Amount: Five Thousand, Two Hundred Naira (N5,200.00) Only.
N.B: Ensure your teller is stamped at the bank before you leave.
2. Proceed to FCT School of Nursing, Gwagwalada and SUBMIT the two (2) stamped payment tellers for RECEIPT and collect

APPLICATION FORM.
3. Completed forms are to be returned to the Principal, FCT School of Nursing, Gwagwalada WITHIN ONE WEEK of purchase for Data Capturing.
4. submission of completed forms for Data Capturing ends on 19th October, 2020.

EXAMINATION
Entrance examination holds from 26th to 31th October 2020. Candidate's individual exam detail will be sent via SMS to the contacts' phone number provided in the form.


For further enquiry on examination date; check our facebook handle: http//fb.me/fctsom

The examination will be COMPUTER BASED TEST (CBT) Covering English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Current Affairs.

NOTE: Applicant must have a functional phone number and or email address. Pregnant candidates and candidates below the age of 17 (seventeen) years are advised NOT to obtain the form.

This advert disclaims all other call for application for admission into FCT School of Nursing, Gwagwalada.



Signed:
Management.
* News / RCN Considers 2021 vote on Re-joining Global Nursing Federation by Idowu Olabode: September 19, 2020, 02:00:26 PM
Discussions are underway at the Royal College of Nursing for a potential 2021 vote on the college re-joining the International Council of Nurses.

The RCN International Committee is liaising with RCN Council on ways it could consult members on the issue ahead of a possible vote at the RCN annual general meeting (AGM) next year.

The college left the ICN, a global network of more than 100 national nursing organisations, in 2013 over concerns about costs.

For more than three years, the We Are Global Nurses group – made up of RCN members – has been lobbying for the college to sign back up, and managed to secure a debate on the matter at RCN Congress in 2019.

RCN Council subsequently agreed to gather details of membership from the ICN, to ensure the latest information was available ready for a vote on re-joining.



The ICN International Committee met on 8 September to discuss the next steps. The committee will now make recommendations to RCN Council on how an engagement exercise with members could be held ahead of a potential vote on ICN membership at the 2021 AGM.

Nurse campaigners fighting for the move told Nursing Times they were “really pleased” that such developments had been made.

Previously, We Are Global Nurses had raised concerns after writing several letters to RCN leaders seeking updates but receiving no reply.

However, at the end of February the RCN had confirmed to the group that it was involved in an “ongoing dialogue” with the ICN.

In a joint statement, registered nurses Jeni Watts and Paul Jebb, who are leading the campaign for ICN membership, welcomed the latest update, although noted their "frustration" at how long the process had taken.

They said the events of 2020 had shown that there was "never a better time to have the strength, power and unity of a global alliance” and that few issues affecting nursing - such as pay and safe staffing - were unique to the UK.

"Ultimately it will be the decision of all RCN members if we re-join but our group will continue to raise awareness of the importance of global working, solidarity, and the good work of ICN," they added.

“We have full confidence that RCN Council will ensure a meaningful conversation on global nursing and what we can gain and give through this global alliance.”

The ICN has taken a leading role in campaigning on behalf of nurses during the coronavirus pandemic on issues including personal protective equipment and abuse against nurses.

Its current chief executive, Howard Catton, was head of policy and international affairs at the RCN for 10 years before taking up a role with the ICN in 2016.

Source: https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/leadership-news/rcn-schedules-2021-vote-on-re-joining-global-nursing-federation-18-09-2020/
* Travel Nursing / Nigeria, US In Closed Door Meeting Over Visa Ban Issue by katty: September 16, 2020, 04:08:58 PM
The Federal Government and the United States are locked in a closed door meeting over visa ban on some categories of Nigerians.

The meeting which is ongoing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to provide the country the opportunity to brief the US government on steps taken so far to resolve the issues.

The meeting it was learnt started at 11am.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama is head of Nigeria’s delegation to the meeting while the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard leads the US delegation.

They are expected to brief the media immediately after the meeting.

https://thenationonlineng.net/fg-us-in-closed-door-meeting-over-visa-ban-issue/
* MCPDP / Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Directs States to Resume MCPDP Seminars by katty: September 12, 2020, 08:19:07 AM
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has directed States to resume MCPDP for nurses with immediate effect. This was contained in a recently released circular sighted by Nursesarena.com. Below is the content of the circular :

Please, refer to the Nursing and Midwife, Council of Nigeria, circular No. NMCN/EDU/C1R/44/VOL.1/88 on the above dated 25. June, 2020 putting on hold the conduct of MCPDP in the States due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
 
Following the review of the COVID-19 guidelines by the Federal Government of Nigeria and subsequent increase in the number for mass gathering to be limited to 50 persons in an enclosed space, the Nursing and Midwife, Council of Nigeria advises that the State MCPDP Implementation Committees should resume conduct of MCPDP in the 36 States and FCT.
 
However, there must be strict compliance to the Federal Government guidelines on gatherings, physical distancing and hygiene to minimise risk to all. You must ensure the following:
 
1. Not more than fifty (50) persons in a hall.
2. Temperature check at the entrance to the venue daily.
3. Distance of not less than 2meters between people at all times.
4. Use of face mask for all attendees, resource persons and service providers.
5. Handwashing water at strategic places including entrance and exit to the venue.
6. Hand sanitizers at strategic places including entrance and exit to the venue.
7. Observe all other Nursing and Midwife, Council of Nigeria extant rules and regulations on conduct of MCPDP.
8. Please bring the content of this circular to all concerned and ensure strict compliance.
 
Thank you for your support in Promoting and maintaining standards in Nursing Education and Practice in Nigeria.
 
Signed
Faruk Umar Abubakar FWCN Secretary General/ Registrar
* Travel Nursing / UK NMC Rejects IELTS Done From Home, Accepts Home Based OET by katty: September 04, 2020, 04:54:58 PM
Online language tests
For the latest information, visit our Covid-19: Information for overseas candidates page.
IELTS
After careful consideration we have decided that we are not able to accept the IELTS indicator test at this time. This is because the security measures for the indicator test are not comparable to those in place for the face-to-face test and do not meet the standards we require for registration.
OET
Following a successful pilot from OET, we will be accepting the OET@Home test as evidence of English language competency from 10 October.
The OET@Home test allows candidates to take the OET on their computer at home instead of having to travel to a test centre. It uses the same test material, format, tasks and activities as the test venue centres.
From 19 September, we’ll also accept the new OET on computer test, which allows candidates to take the OET on a computer at a test centre instead of a paper test.
For more information about the OET, please visit the OET website.
We accept two language tests as evidence of your ability to communicate effectively in English: the International English Language Test System (IELTS) and the Occupational English Test (OET).

You must achieve the required score in each of the four areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Test scores are valid for two years.

International English Language Test System (IELTS)
We'll accept an IELTS Academic examination certificate that confirms you achieved:

an overall score of at least 7
at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections.
We updated this requirement on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

Combining IELTS test scores
You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:

you sit the tests within six months of each other
you’re tested in all four sections at the same time
all scores in both sittings are above 6.5, and
you achieve at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections in either of the two test sittings.

Occupational English Test (OET)
We’ll accept an OET examination certificate that confirms you achieved:

at least a grade C+ in the writing section
at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections.
We updated this requirement on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Combining OET test scores
You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:

you sit the tests within six months of each other
you’re tested in all four sections at the same time
all grades in both sittings are above grade C+, and
you achieve at least a grade C+ in the writing section and at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections in either of the two test sittings.
* News / International Flights Resumption In Nigeria: List Of Banned & Approved Airlines by katty: September 04, 2020, 07:54:27 AM
Ahead of the resumption of international flights, the Nigerian government has released the list of international airlines denied approval to operate in the country.

“Air France, KLM, Etihad, Rwandair, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola Airlines, Air Namibia, and Royal Air Maroc are airlines denied entrance into the country,” the aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, said.



Nigeria had in August vowed to implement a reciprocity clause by banning flights and airlines from countries that put similar bans on flights from Nigeria as nations open their airspace amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Sirika, while speaking at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing, on Thursday, said only approved airlines will be allowed into the country’s airspace.

President Muhammad Buhari had in March ordered the suspension of international flights to curb the influx of imported cases of the COVID-19 virus in the country.

While local flights were also suspended, they resumed about five weeks ago as the country joined the rest of the world to battle the pandemic.

Nigeria recorded its first case of COVID-19 in an Italian who arrived in the country late February.

Since then, over 54,000 infections have been recorded leading to over 1,000 deaths.

Approved airlines
Mr Sirika also said some airlines have been given approvals to operate within the COVID-19 protocols.

These airlines include: Middle-East, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egyptair, Air Peace, Virgin Atlantic, Asky, Africa World Airways (AWA), Air Cote-d’Ivoire, Kenya Airways, Emirate, and Turkish airlines.

He further explained the criteria used in approving and denying operation of the airlines.

“We used the ‘foreign carrier operator permit’ which is the requirement by our laws, guidelines by COVID-19 PTF and other guidelines including restrictions that came from other countries which will affect our own operations here at home.

“Airfrance and Lufthansa were not approved. The reason is that Swiss visa owners are not allowed entry and the same reason for KLM,” he said.

The minister also hinted that passengers who fail to present a valid COVID-19 test or refuse to go for a repeat test may be placed on a travel watch list for six months.

Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/412367-flight-resumption-nigeria-bars-air-france-lufthansa-klm-others.html
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