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Nursing Council Inducts Pioneer UNIOSUN Nurses on Wednesday

On Wednesday the 2nd of September, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) will induct the first set of Osun State University Nursing Graduates. The Induction Ceremony is scheduled to hold at the Olagunsoye Oyinlola Auditorium at the Main Campus of the Institution in Osogbo. The Induction holds ahead of a Virtual Convocation Ceremony of the University which comes up later in the month. The convocation is also expected to feature the inductees.

Recall that in July, CAMPUS REPORTER reported that the 9th Convocation Ceremony of the University was scheduled for the 21st of September, 2020. This was announced when the Vice-chancellor of the institution, Professor Labode Popoola featured on a radio programme. The convocation ceremony is expected to officially usher out the graduating class of 2018/2019.

The new nurses completed their 5-year Bachelor of Nursing Science degree programme at the end of the 2018/2019 academic session. The University started the nursing programme in 2014 when it admitted this (first) set of students who commenced learning during the 2014/2015 academic session. 

In April, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) released the results of March 2020 Professional Examination for Midwives where the soon-to-be-inducted UNIOSUN graduates took part in the examination and recorded 100% pass rate. The Professional Qualifying Examination for Nurses and Midwives are statutory examinations for Nursing graduates in Nigeria. Nursing Graduates must pass the examination before being inducted into the profession and licensed to practice. The NMCN is the body responsible for the regulation of Nursing and Midwifery education and practice in Nigeria.

In an interview with one of the new Nurses, Hammed Oshunloye, who also specialises in the Emergency training, career development courses in health care and sells in medical equipment. Oshunloye expressed his excitement at his forthcoming induction while also pledging his readiness to serve humanity in Medicare.

He also talked about the challenges he and his colleagues faced being pioneer students of the department. He mentioned a lack of access to basic and needed information for proper guidance at 100 Level, overwhelming and unrefined syllabus and lack of mentorship as some of the challenges. He, however, reiterated his confidence in the ability of the department to do better going forward. ” They are doing great though, they are on track,” he said.

He also advised students still in school to study hard and also endeavour to learn soft skills like the art of public speaking and others as it will help them in personal development and their professional career in Nursing. Oshunloye wishes to take the Nursing profession in Nigeria to an enviable height. 

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