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Nurses Encouraged to Set Up their Own Clinic

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:00 pm

WHY NURSES SHOULD SET UP THEIR OWN PRIVATE CLINIC, MATERNITY, CONVALESCENT, HOSPITAL OR SPECIALIST HOSPITAL.

BY NURSE OSAGIE MERRY OSEMWENGIE RN


The hurricane of change is blowing All over the Nursing profession as we all know Nurses are the heart of care in the Health care sector.

It's unarguably Nurses make 75% of the Nigeria Health sector if not the world at Large So, Going by the recent diminish placement of Nurses in the Nigeria Health institution, We (Nurses) have to look beyond being employed and Become an Employer.

It has been proven beyond reasonable doubt that Nurses spend 80% of their time with patient while other health providers in Nigeria spend 30% Making the Nurses supposed major stake holders in the health sector but, what we get in Nigeria is humiliation and broad day robbery and to crown it all The Nurses are bathed and slapped by either a Doctor, Patient relatives, Patient themselves or humiliated by the Nigeria government by uploading a resent video to wrongly Sensitize the public how they should see the Nigeria Nurses.

I call on the Nigeria Nurses to take up the mantle of becoming An Employer of Labour, creating jobs and fulfilled their dreams by setting up a facility of their own

From experiences it is Tectonic to know that an health care facility set up by Nurses achieve better outcomes and making the workplace and community safer than an Health care facility set up by other medical professionals.

Instead of Subjecting your self to a private clinic where an average Nigeria Nurses are paid N50,000 monthly and a minimum of N30,000 in some rejoins, we all can embrace this wind of change and use your license meaningfully.

It pains me to see Nurses, after retirement, they step low to set up a chemist shop That is what I call "it is FINISHED!!!"

With N500,000 you can become your own Boss by having your own Health care facility instead of working in a private hospital where you will be maltreated, abused, humiliated and thereafter be slapped when necessary.

Am eager to assist any Nurse wiling to take up this challenge by ensuring we proof this Nigeria Government that we can manage the health sector better than any one else!

Please let the Gospel of change in this profession be Sounded to all Nurses occupying the space of Nigeria to set up their facilities and be Happy!

I am A Nurse, I have an Hospital with A medical officers, lab scientist Nurses working in my facility.

All I do is wake anytime I feel like, go to the facility together with the Medical officers go on ward round and discuss my lovely patient condition it is very interesting how it is and the way it should be.

I PLEAD THE INDULGENCE OF ALL NURSING STAKE HOLDERS, WHATSAPP GROUP ADMINS, SCHOOL LECTURERS, UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT OF NURSING ASSOCIATIONS, CLASS CAPTAINS, NURSING BLOGGERS, NURSING WEBSITES, TO CIRCULATE THIS LITTLE ARTICLE TO REACH OUT TO NURSES WHERE EVER THEY ARE IN THE NOOK AND CRANNIES OF THIS COUNTRY TO EMANCIPATE FROM SALARY SLAVERY...


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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:52 pm

I graduated from School of Nursing University of Benin Teaching Hospital School of Nursing 2014.

Yes I am very young in the profession but my passion for the profession is far older than I am. I graduated from School of Nursing University of Benin Teaching Hospital School of Nursing 2014. Yes, I am very young in the profession but my passion for the profession is far older than I am.

After graduation, I moved down to Lagos and started working in some private hospitals amongst the best of Best, I saw how the Hospital management humiliate Nurses all in the name of Employment policies....

Usually I am not usually patient when it comes to given of Justice this saddened Experiences from Medical officers and Humiliation from the Government due to wrong placement of salaries and positioning.

This made me to go into details to find out the cost, process, and requirement of setting up a private health care facility.

Now knowing this, it became Dawn on me to decipher that the Nurses are supposed to be paid better than they are now with their vital role in the health sector.
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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:58 pm

Am not sure you will agree more with that 100% of private Hospitals in Nigeria, 55% are owned by Medical Officers, 20% are owned by Non medical personnel 15% are owned by Auxiliary quacks popularly called Auxiliary Nurses and 10% are owned by Registered Nurses or Midwife.

The public health sector have been stolen from Nurses whom are the major Work force reason because we lack a dogged advocate!

As an Ambassador of the United Nations Development Goal (SDGs) I am advocating that Nurses in Nigeria need to go into Private practice Entrepreneurship and by 2030, we want the Nigeria Government to have value on its Nurses when they see that Nurses are capable of managing a facility more than other health personnel.

But because our founding ancestors in the profession Never set the foundation straight, we have been bent to suffer the Brunt.

It is in the constitution of the Ministry of Health (Nigeria) that Nurses can set up an Hospital facility, provided they EMPLOYED a medical Officer as the operating officer who MUST have a five years Post qualification Experience.


Also Any Nurse above 5 years in practice are Now Eligible to set up their own private Facility be it Nursing home or Convalescent clinic for the Registered Nurses, or Maternity Home for the midwife anywhere in the country Nigeria.

Now if you recall I said you can set up a clinic with N500,000 right?
Now some Chief Nursing officers Retired without plan to further Expands and give back to their future professional Generations yet unborn.......

This is why there is no concrete Rules bonding the protective act of the Nigeria Nurses today.
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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:12 pm

What are the various step in setting up a facility?

The very first step in setting up a facility, is to have a desire Location in mind.
The second step is to get an Accommodation of a 4 bedroom to 3 bedroom flat in a neat and secure location and pay for it as possible. (yes is acceptable and will be approved)

We all know Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja are the most expensive settlement in Nigeria as such, housing is very expensive.
Now most flat cost 200k, 300k in Lagos here where I live is 350k for a 4 bedroom flat.
But in some part of this country, is 200k or lesser depends on the Location and settlement.
Now after paying for this flat, all you need do is to Ensure the reception is well groom for welcoming...

Now I always encourage Nurses to have their own personal instrument even when we were in school, we were encouraged and advice to have our own personal equipment.
You can start with stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, delivery set that they use to treat neighbors in the Hood.

Now you can go ahead and do your publicity as you want but not an advertisements on television is prohibited.
The moment you begin no matter how small, the ministry of Health, has given a 3 months grace to meet up with all the requirements needed in the facility.

Now, there is a Body called ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL PRIVATE NURSING PRACTITIONER (AGPNP)
These association, ensure You are not harassed unlawfully by the ministry of health either through extortion or via Any Dubious means, of course we are in Nigeria. Let us all be aware that the police have no business with you... The body you have business with are the ministry of health.
The only time you have business with the police is during Gross Negligence and unlawful practices. Even at that, the police are to inform the ministry of health of health of your practices as this is why you registered with them.

Some of the instrument you need to get are:
  • Autoclave cost about N80k
    Stethoscope N5k or 2k
    Sphygmomanometer N12k /N18k/ N25k
    Dressing pack N10k
    Suturing pack N8k
    Delivery pack N25k
    Drum set for keeping of Gauze N5k
    Delivery bed, Patient bed, Baby cot, Drip stand, all at N120k (An iron bender or welder can construct that)
    Oxygen Cylinder plus oxygen N40k
    Glucometer (Accuchek) N10k
    Suctioning machine N50k
Just visit Idumota in Lagos where you will get a good barging
These instrument are gotten according to your priority as patient begin to come in.
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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:13 pm

We as Nurses have to know this today that an Health care facility set up by Nurses Thrives and grow better than an Health care facility set up by these medical Officers.

Why?

Because Nurses spend 75% of their time with patient
If the patient want to poo she/he call on Nurses!
If the patient want to piss she/he call on Nurses!
If the patient want to charge his/her phone, she/he call on Nurses!
If the patient condition is Not improving, he/she call on Nurses!
If the patient dies, the relatives will held the Nurses accountable!
If the patient run from the ward the Nurses pay the bills!
This is why you have to have your own Healthcare facility, so you will know what you are working for!

Now take a look at all these instrument listed above, Some of us work in a facility where the monthly generated income are over N3 million still our salary is N50,000 with thank you and they will still deduct from it for coming late to work.

Note if you save N20,000 every month for 2years, you will get N480,000 which is almost enough to kick start this journey of a brand new carrier.
When the Medical officers retired, they become visiting consultant in some private Hospitals or government health facility... But when a Nurse retired, she set up a chemist shop and until she dies, no body hears of her again.
A former DDNS of a prestige Teaching Hospital was seen selling bed sheet from ward to ward! will a former Medical Consultant do that ?

This is my profession our profession we have to wake up and say to our self I will contribute my quota to make it live!!!

You are only paid 2% of your generated income where you work I realize this when I set up my facility.
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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:18 pm

IN SETTING UP A GOOD FACILITY, THE FOLLOWING ARE TO BE CONSIDERED

GOOD LOCATION you can't be in Kano and your facility is in Sokoto. It has to be in your environment where you are used to. The environment that is also populated because of patronage don't forget as much as you want to serve the community, you are also in to make money!

ACCOMODATION Get an accommodation in that location you have in mind and pay for it. Don't forget there is recommended space you can used for a Nursing home/Maternity/Hospital. The recommendation is it should not be less than 3 to 4 bedroom flat. So that a male patient is in one room and female patient is in another room. Not combining a male and female patient together then at night they swap bed.

SAFETY MEASURES ensure the accommodated apartment is in a safe Location from flooding, Bush and free from any Threat of snakes and rodents.... If possible, get a fenced apartment please.

MAINTAINANCE SET UP: your reception must be neat and well receptive too, and you must have a place for Female patient, a place for Male patient, a place for delivery/theatre, a place giving Injection/Treatment room, A consulting room mostly at the Dinning side of the reception, Then you can find a place as pharmacy or dispensary where you will be keeping your drugs... Toilet and bathroom too.

STAFFS the number of staffs is according to your shift the ministry of health brochure will let you know but most times plus you 4 hospital 5.

ASSOCIATION for a Nursing home, the moment you get a location and you have started, you can now locate the Association leader in your community or state and attend their meetings... They will give you letter which you will take to ministry of health to process you registration... Our brother will tell us more on this please he his a member of ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL PRIVATE NURSING PRACTITIONERS (AGPNP).


THE CHAIRMAN OF LAGOS STATE CHAPTER IS ALSO HERE WITH US TOO. If you are settling for an Hospital, then your medical officer will need to get a letter from his association which is ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL PRIVATE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS (AGPMP)

REGISTRATION: For a maternity, to register it with ministry of health, you need the license of an RM, and two other health workers like CHEWS credentials, Association (AGPNP) Letter, Community endorsement letter, Medical waste certificate (for Lagos state people), address of your facility and Letter of introduction informing them you have set up a facility.

For a Nursing Home/Convalescent centre, Your RN license, and two other health workers like CHEWS credentials, Association (AGPNP) Letter, Community endorsement letter, Medical waste certificate (for Lagos state people), address of your facility and Letter of introduction informing them you have set up a facility.

For an Hospital, The medical officer license, your RN or RM either one if you have both Perfect, and two other health workers like CHEWS credentials, Association (AGPMP) Letter, Community endorsement letter, Medical waste certificate (for Lagos state people), address of your facility and Letter of introduction informing them you have set up a facility.

TO REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS NAME you need to go to corporate affairs commission (CAC) office in your State is easier if you allow a lawyer do it for you... Registering a business name is with Corporate affairs commission (CAC) and is very much more different from registering with the state ministry of health. The Important of registering your business name solely is because of Litigation and Global grant.

(Which will be discuss in the Next forum).
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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:35 pm

ARE YOU EVEN AWARE THAT WHEN YOU RETIRE, YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO BE A BEACON OF REFERENCES TO YOUR YOUNGER PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUES BUT HOW MANY NURSING RETIREES ARE STILL LIVING THEIR DREAMS

WE ARE GOING TO WAKE UP AND TAKE OVER THE PRIVATE HEALTH SECTOR AND I DON'T CARE AT WHAT COST! I AM READY AND DARING TO PAY THE PRICE.

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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:40 pm

Am just provoked and bitter.

The challenges am facing now is that there are no enough Nurses in the private health sector to Apply for grant from the United Nations Trust fund as much as Medical officers do! We in the private health sector need more Nurses to set up their facility so we can form a formidable force to tackle quackery because only the private Nursing practitioners can really curb quackery in Nursing.

Because Nurses are afraid and some of them willing are being restricted by their Husband's and bad advice that private practice is difficult.

Let not forget that if you keep postponing your plans it will NEVER come to reality.

All you have to do is to take a bath, take a walk round your community or settlement and Find a comfortable place where you want that Facility to be peg and come home.

When you get home, Go on your knees and cry to your maker what you want from him.

The almighty God who created everything will see your heart and that money will be provided By his grace.
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Unread post by Queenet » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:38 am

I love this my motivational, confident, articulate and seasoned colleague. God will continue to uplift you in your service to humanity.
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