Association Holds Lecture on Repositioning of Nursing Profession

The need to reposition the nursing profession for optimum performance was the focus of the lecture organize by the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, University College Hospital, Ibadan branch.

Addressing the nurses, Professor Joseph Aina of the Department of Nursing, Babcock University, said nurses in Nigeria were not being acknowledged as key management personnel in decision making in hospitals, as their right were being thrown to the background.

Professor Aina, who said nursing profession in the country would attain higher standard through higher education, called on Federal Government to improve the provision of facilities in the hospitals to enhance service delivery of the nurses.

In an interview, Chairman, NANNM, University College Hospital, Ibadan branch, Mrs Oyewunmi Bello emphasized the need for government improve primary healthcare delivery at the grassroots to reduce healthcare burdens on the nurses

Mrs Bello also said more nurses should be engaged to reduce pressure of work on the nurses in the federal, state, and local government hospitals.

The theme of the association’s 2019 week is ‘Nurses: a Voice to Lead Health for All’.

Rotimi Famakin

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