Enough Is Enough, Move Us To University, NANSNM Cries Out


The National association of Nigerian student nurses and midwives (NANSNM) has urged the Nursing and midwifery council of Nigerian and other relevant bodies to move the current schools and colleges of nursing and midwifery across the federation to university based program, this was made known in a communique released from the just concluded national executives council meeting of the association.

NANSNM is the umbrella association for all nursing students in schools of nursing across the federation.

The national executives council meeting of the association which was held between 28th and 30th of March,2019 at school of nursing Ado-Ekiti had Nursing students leaders from across the federation in attendance out of which are college of Nursing and Midwifery Bida, Niger state, School of Nursing and Midwifery Abuja, Baptist School of Nursing, Saki, School of Nursing Efipo, Ebonyi State, School of Nursing Osogbo,Osun State, School of Nursing,  Obangede, kogi state, College of Nursing, Oke–ode, Kwara State, School of Nursing Ilorin,amongst others.

According to the national president of the association, Comr.Ayelabowo Oluwasina, the aim of the NEC meeting was to bring comrades (presidents and secretaries) together from across Nigeria and discuss the progress of the profession in line with the consultations made so far by the national executives of the association.

The meeting centred on addressing the challenges of nursing education and practice in Nigeria as well as those faced with the students of schools of nursing across the federation part of which include high school fees rate, quackery, unquantifiable certificates from schools of nursing , disunity among NANSNM and NUNSA, maltreatment of students who choose to advocate for others, inconsistency of policies by the council in years back with the hallmark in long road to acquiring degree in nursing.

However the meeting took another dimension when the students said they were tired of schools of nursing based education, the students made a resolution that they will stop attending the annual Florence Nightingale Speech Contest until thier request is given a fair hearing.



Updated: April 2, 2019 — 8:43 pm

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