Bingham university has presented 11 of its graduate nurses for induction, while charging them to maintain professionalism and accountability in the nursing profession.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Williams Qurix, disclosed this at the first induction ceremony of the class set of 2022 in Karu on Tuesday.
Qurix, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Dul Johnson, called on the inductees to ensure they remain in the country while practicing their profession for the good of humanity.
He lamented the spate at which Nigerians in the medical profession were moving out of the country for greener pastures rather than using their skills to impact their immediate community.
According to him, we need you here as you have now become registered nurses. Make us proud here and not join others who ‘Japa’ to other countries. Please make use of your skills here.
Also, the Provost, College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the school, Prof. Musa Dankyau, urged them to make use of what they have learnt to develop their capacity in taking the right decisions.
“Inductions set a marker for what should happen in the future so we expect the rest of us to set this in order.
“We need you to continue in what you have learnt and move to the world , so that we can have you accountable.
“You need to make use of your big eyes so that you can see beyond, your big head to think, analyse and take decisions, have big hands to work and a big heart full of compassion and passion,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Keynote Speaker and former Registrar, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), Mr Philip Ndatsu, urged the inductees to imbibe the culture of entrepreneurship to their profession.
Ndatsu, speaking on the topic: ‘ Nursing Entrepreneurship in 21st Century: Education, Prospect and Challenges’, said that entrepreneurship in nursing was critical to the profession’s visibility.
According to him, this is because with science, technology and innovation in the most diverse settings and sectors of action, only then can society be aware of the profession’s advancement as evidenced by its social goal and health benefits.
” The approach to the concept of entrepreneurship directs the promotion of societal visibility of nursing, as well as the attainment of new levels of professional growth for nurses.
” The way nurses participate in the healthcare delivery system of the 21st century is constantly revolving in the field of nursing.
” Nursing practice scopes, education, and the political arena are all changing,” he said.
The event featured the administration of oath to the inductees by the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwifery (NANNM) and the enlistment and presentation of awards by the University Graduates of Nursing Sciences Association (UGONSA).
The students inducted are Sharon Jibrin, Jemimah Stephen, Esther Musa, Bizalet Amos, Kawai Isaac, Oluwadamilola Ibikunle, Chinyere Ilo, Ayomide Okpere, Oluwakemi Adewale, Lois Kas and Victory Amoka. (NAN)