Council inducts 69 nursing graduates of Edo varsity

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Council inducts 69 nursing graduates of Edo varsity


By George Edomwonyi

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, (NMCN) on Thursday inducted 69 nurses that graduated from the Department of Nursing Science, Edo State University, Uzairue, Edo.


The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, stated this at the third Induction/Oath taking ceremony of the 2022/2023 nursing science graduates.


Aluyor said the institution had groomed and equipped them to effectively take up challenges in the nursing profession.


He congratulated the graduates and wished them a successful career.


“Your hard work, dedication and commitment have brought you to this point and today, we celebrate your achievements in the university’s nursing department over the years.


“Our nursing department have consistently demonstrated excellence in education, research and practice and it has become a beacon of quality in the healthcare profession,” he said.


The vice-chancellor said that the department had obtained approval from the National Universities Commission (NUC) to commence postgraduate, master and Ph.D programmes in nursing science at the institution.


He urged the inductees to continue their pursuit for excellence both in their academic and nursing profession.


The Secretary General/Registrar of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), Dr Faruk Abubakar, said the new graduates were now certified nurses and qualified to work in any health facilities in the country.


He urged them to adhere to the professional conduct which are set of ethical guidelines binding on every nurse in Nigeria.

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“As you all are inducted into the profession, I want you to uphold the clinical, competence, compliance and ethical standards in modern nursing practice,” he said.


Earlier, the Acting Dean, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Dr Omosigho Pius, said the inductees were the third set of nurses produced by the university with BSC Nursing, having spent five years in the institution.


Pius said nursing profession was a unique one that adds value to patient’s care, impact patient wellbeing and preserve their rights.


He urged them to uphold higher esteem of the noble profession to serve God and humanity. (NAN) (

Edited by Dorcas Jonah/Tayo Ikujuni



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