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Restructuring of the Current Post Basic clinical Nursing Specialty Programes in to Post Graduate Programmes For The Award Of Academic Certificate
Restructuring of the Current Post Basic ClinicalNursing Specialty Programes in to Post Graduate Programmes For The Award Of Academic Certificate.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria after due approval by the Governing Board at its 41th General Meeting held in Abuja on 18th - 20th December, 2018. Is embarking on the Restructuring of the Current Post Basic Nursing Specialty Programes. This part ofbthe Nursing Education reforms is geared towards ensuring that the graduates of these programmes are being awarded commensurate academic certificates. This will pave way gor career progression inline with satisfaction among the professionals.
IN LINE WITH THE ABOVE, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING :-
1. All current Hospital Based post basic Nursing Specialty Programnes should be affiliated to or assimilated in to their parent universities and be operated either as post graduate programmes or Masters Programmes in Nursing Specialties.
2. Each Teaching hospital in conjunction with either university should consider their areas if strength and decude on which post Graduate Orogarammes in clinical Nursing Specialty to take up.
3. Each Post Graduate clinical nursing specialty programme shall be operated by department/faculty if nursing in conjunction with the Teaching Hospital inline with the guideline of post Graduate School of the university as approved by National University Commission (NUC).
4. Gradauate of B.Sc/BNSc from a recognized department/faculty of nursing with Good grades shall be eligible to proceed for Master's in any specialty of choice while those with lower grade shall go for PGDN before proceeding for Masters in Nursing.
5. Successful Graduate of the Higher National Diploma (HND) Nursing programme shall be eligible to go for Post Graduate Diploma in any clinical Nursing specialty of choice.
6. Irrespective ofbthe year of Graduate the basic entry requirement shall remain Five (5) O' level credits in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physe and Biology at not more than twice.
7. The management of Teaching Hospitals currently running post basic clinical nursing programmes should release and sponsor some of the academic staff for masters anad PHD in Nursing Specialty areas, they wish to run in order to strengthen the manpower nesds for running these programme.
8.The Nursing and Midwifery Council Of Nigeria in collaboration with (NUC) Department/Faculties of nursing andbsome coordinators are working on the minimum Benchmark/Academic standard for the various Post Graduate programmes in a variety of specialty araes. These shall be made available to the instructions in due course.
9. From the years 2023, that is five (5)years from now, the Nursing nad Midwifery Council of Nigeria shall cease to register and licence gradauate from any institutions running post basic clinical nursing programmes that have not been recognised in line with the councils requirements as enunciated above.
The council hereby appeals to all proprietors of post basic Nursing specialty programmes to engage with their parent universities and workout modalities fir a smooth transition a reform in to new structure.
Thank you for supporting the council for promote and maintain excellence in Nursing and midwifery education anad practice.
SIGNED BY ALH. FARUK UNAR ABUBAKAR
Yes, I had sex with my patient but ‘no penetration’, confesses rapist Sokoto doctor
Tijjani Faruk, the Sokoto medical doctor accused of sedating and raping a married patient, has confessed to having sex with the patient before investigative panel set up by the ministry of Health to investigate the matter.
In an audio recording of the panel sitting exclusively obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN, the doctor was heard admitting to having sex with the patient but later said the sex was without penetration.
“To the best of my recollection, the only time she came to common room was that very Saturday, which she came with a small girl.
“I have something to say here. I want us to trash this issue. The truth of the matter we had sex with Zuwaira (not her real name). Yes, yes I am saying this,” Mr Faruk confessed.
But when the panel reminded him about the gravity of his confessions, he made U-turn, saying there was no penetration during the sex and it was not rape.
GRADUATE NURSES WERE DISGRACED TODAY OUT OF THE SCREENING HALL AT UNIVERSITY OF BENIN TEACHING FOR NOT HAVING RN AND RM
The graduate Nurses, most of who have their RN without RM have been thrown into sadness following the act of the Head of Department of Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
The Head of Nursing Department of the Hospital, was vehement on candidates having RN and RM and this is a pointer to the fact that the innate discrimination against this set of Nurses have eaten rather deep into the senses of some Nurses.
"We don't want people who will come to fight management for not properly placing them" This was the take of one of the senior Nurses involved in the screening.
But if they don't employ these "foot soldiers" as they implied graduate Nurses are, who would fight the very many anomalies the profession is facing? Who would help keep our profession safe from intruders and maligners? Who would remain firm in the face of adversity wh…