Some of the inductees of nursing profession at Redeemer's University, Ede, Osun State

Redeemer’s University inducts 39 students into nursing profession

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By Victor Adeoti

The Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun, on Thursday inducted 39 of its students into the nursing profession.

Dr Deborah Onisile, the Acting Head of Department of Nursing Science of the university, said during the induction, awards and oath taking ceremony at the institution premises, that the inductees successfully passed the General Nursing Council Examination.

Onisile, who noted that the induction was the second of its kind in the year, said that all the students passed the examination.

“On this day, 39 students, who have successfully passed the General Nursing Council Examination, after a lot of pruning, will be inducted into the nursing profession.

“It is exciting to note that all members of this set made it through with no one left behind.

“This induction is significant because it is the second of its kind happening in the year, making it a total number of 60 registered nurses that the department has produced,” she said.

Onisile urged the inductees not to rest on their oars, but should rather keep striving for excellence.

Dr Eunice Olowokeere, the induction keynote speaker, said that in the past, nursing was perceived as unprofessional job, job for the less intelligent people, women’s job, job driven by intuition and unscientific profession.

Olowokeere, who spoke on the lecture entitled,” Technology and nursing practice: Trends, challenges and prospects, said nursing profession now played key role in research, health policy making, supporting and promoting health of diverse categories of people.

She said that the nursing profession was now continuously changing and technology becoming increasingly vital in health care delivery.

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Olowokeere, a registered public health nurse, said that technology was important to the nursing profession because it helped in early detection of errors, provide solutions to nursing shortage, better education and documentation.

“Technology has transformed nursing practice tremendously and make nurses’ work easier,” she said.
Prof. Anthony Akinlo, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, urged the inductees to be compassionate and exhibit emotional senses, when performing their duties.

Akinlo also urged them to see the profession as a call to serve humanity and be good ambassadors of the university.

Prof. Olumide Olukanni, the Dean of faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, said the nursing profession was people-oriented and provided hope for the hopeless.

“Nursing profession is more than a career. It involves putting others ahead of you.

“It is a call to offer hope when there is none and it is a commitment to serve and provide emotional service to the people.

“Ensure your service gives comfort to the anxious,” he said. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

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Edited by Idris Abdulrahman

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