Adhere to nursing ethics, NMCN tells nurses

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has urged nursing graduates of Achievers University, Owo to practice the profession in accordance with its rules and regulations.

The board which described the profession as demanding, fraught with compassion and helpfulness, also instructed nursing graduates to be compassionate, kind and caring in their dealings with patients.

The Council Registrar, Mr. Farouk Abubakar gave the warning during the induction ceremony for the graduates of Bachelor of Nursing program at Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State.

No fewer than 94 graduate nurses from the institution were inducted during the ceremony.

Abubakar explained that the nursing program, by its nature, was designed to improve the quality of nursing services in Nigeria by enabling nurses to make “solid nursing diagnoses, design an appropriate nursing care plan, implement and to evaluate nursing holistically and comprehensively”.

He said: “I wish to urge you to be credible ambassadors, to adhere to the ethics of the nursing profession, to be humble and honest in your practice at all times.

“I also take this opportunity to encourage you to explore the opportunities available to earn advanced degrees in nursing, as there are many opportunities for nurses with such qualifications in various departments of nursing and clinical areas.

The university’s pro-chancellor, Dr Bode Ayorinde, has urged nursing graduates to be moderate in their dress, saying the nursing profession entails practitioners having a humble appearance.

He also revealed that the university’s medical college will take off later this year.

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