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The programme was organized by Nursing Department of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu with the Theme: “THE DILEMMA OF DIVERSE QUALIFICATIONS WITHIN THE NURSING PROFESSION”: Strategies for Integration and Resolutions.
The aim of the discourse was to proffer acceptable solution to diverse qualification problem in Nursing. The programme started on the 14th March, 2016 with an opening ceremony which was attended by different personalities both in the field of nursing and outside nursing profession. Among the dignitaries present were:
1. Prof. A. A. Ojo: Department of Nursing Science, Osun State University, Osogbo.
2. Prof. Ajao, Dean; Department of Nursing, Babcock University, Ilisan Remo.
3. National President of NANNM, Alhaji A. A. Adeniji
4. Mrs. Yusuf: The Deputy Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
5. Dr. (Mrs.) Modupeola Adeniran: Deputy Director, Academic Standard, National University Commission, Abuja.
6. Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, OOU, Prof. Olatunji.
7. Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, OOUTH Dr. O. B. Ogunfowora who represented the Chief Medical Director.
8. Dr. (Mrs.) Oluwatosin; Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan.
9. The Ogun State Chairman of NANNM, Mrs. Solarin R. F. also graced the occasion.
The keynote address was delivered by Professor Adeleke A. Ojo who did justice to the theme of the discourse. He started by presenting five (5) leading questions which are:
1. What are the diverse qualifications in Nursing?
2. How and why have they become dilemma?
3. What are the consequences of the dilemma on Nursing education and practice.
4. What strategies can be adopted to streamline, control and eradicate the problems/challenges?
5. Are there solutions – cosmetic, temporary or permanent for the good of Nursing in Nigeria?
He said the topic was like scratching Nursing problem in Nigeria on the surface.
The following papers were presented during the discourse:
Laws guiding registrable qualifications to practice as a professional Nurse: Registration status given to RN, BNSC and other degrees. Presented by Mrs. Yusuf A. G., Deputy Registrar NMCN.
Comparison of College of Nursing programme leading to RN and University programme leading to BNSC. Highlighting the strength and weaknesses of each programme presented by Mr. Adeniyi Makinde, Principal School of Nursing UCH, Ibadan.
Opportunities for bridging university programmes to enable RN earn BNSC (Full time/Part time) presented by Dr. (Mrs.) Modupeola Adeniran, Deputy director, Academic Standard, National University Commission, Abuja.
Image of Nursing: Strengthening self for a positive change, reduction of inequalities, peace and justice presented by Comrade Alhaji Abdulrafiu Alani Adeniji, NANNM President.
Integration and prospect of health related degree in nursing presented by Mr. A. O. Ogbebor from Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta.
Evaluation of Open University System with full time University programme. Presented Dr. Segun Igbinlade from National Open University of Nigeria, School of Health Science, Victoria Island Lagos.
Before the commencement of paper presentations, an overview of the discourse was done by Mrs. R. O. Oduyemi who gave the general summary of the papers presented by the Keynote speaker and other papers presented by other facilitators.
Rivalry has become a bane and indeed a malignant cancer devastating all spheres of Nursing: training, practice, service and administration in Nigeria [Adeniji A. A. 2016].
1. Post graduate diploma in Nursing should start in earnest to accommodate those that have degrees in other health related areas. e.g. Health Education, Psychology, Nutrition etc.
2. Opportunity should be given to Nurses to pursue their post-graduate programmes in Nursing i.e. Master degree in Nursing and doctorate degree in Nursing.
3. All schools of Nursing should be moved to the University.
4. Efforts should be made by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to enlighten and educate Nigerian Nurses on various accredited programmes/courses in Nursing profession.
5. All relevant stakeholders should work together to achieve internship programme for graduate Nurses.
6. Vacancies should be created for qualified Nurses with BNSC to be promoted to directorate level.
7. Nurses should put more effort to teach, supervise and mentor undergraduate Nurses effectively.
8. We also appreciate the authority of the Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. OOU is to establish Nursing department in the University as promised by Professor Olatunji, the Dean of Clinical Science, who represented the Vice-Chancellor.
9. The group also suggested that the National Open University of Nigeria BNSC degree certificate should be used for promotion by all health institutions both at the Federal and State level. The Universities should also accept the certificate for admission of Nurses who want to pursue their Master degree in Nursing.
10. Abridged programme should be organized and approved for nurses to earn their nursing degree within a reasonable period of time.
11. We appeal to the management of our health institutions to promote nurses on Chief Nursing Officer’s position to Directorate level who had possessed their degrees in Nursing from Open University. Also those nurses that possessed their degree in Health related courses e.g. Health Education, Sociology, Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Nutrition and Public Health, obtained from various universities before 2016 should be considered for promotion from Chief Nursing Officer to Directorate level.
12. All stakeholders in Nursing should work together for the approval and implementation of the proposed unified scheme of service.
13. Nurses should avoid going to the universities that are not accredited by Federal Ministry of Education to obtain their BNSC degree.
The following were the members of the Communiqué Drafting Committee:
1. Mrs. R. O. Oduyemi - Chairman c/o Dept. of Nursing U. I.
2. Mr. Adekeye Olayemi T. - Secretary NPH, Aro, Abeokuta
3. Mrs. Madinat Bello - Member DIP Hospital, Asokoro Abuja
4. Mrs. Abioye Oluwatosin - Member Babcock Univ. Ilisan Remo
5. Mrs. Ajala Cecilia - Member LUTH, Lagos.
6. Mrs. Oguariri Obiageli - Member NOH, Igbobi, Lagos
7. Mrs. Obadina Abosede - Member OOUTH, Sagamu
8. Mrs. Monsuru Oluremi - Member c/o Remo Zone Nursing
9. Mrs. Olafare Esther A. - Member NOH Igbobi, Lagos
10. Mrs. Onafalujo Abodunrin - Member Nigerian-French Lang Clinic,
11. Mrs. Sorungbe Oluremi - Member Ikenne L.G.
12. Mrs. Asala Gloria - Member LASUTH, Ikeja Lagos.
13. Mrs. Omole Oluwaseun - Member Gen. Hospital, Iperu-Remo
14. Mrs. Olawale Oyeronke - Member OOUTH, Sagamu
15. Mrs. Bankole Mojisola - Member FMC, Abeokuta, Ogun State
16. Mrs. Hope Onyekwena - Member GSK
17. Mr. Adeniyi Makinde - Member SON, UCH Ibadan
18. Mr. Esebeluo Emmanuel - Member NPH, Aro Abeokuta
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