The University of Ibadan (UI) has inducted 44 new nurses into the Nigerian health workforce with a charge to be good ambassadors of the university and contribute to national health care development.
While speaking at the induction ceremony for the university’s Bachelor of Nursing Science graduates, the acting vice-chancellor for University of Ibadan, Professor Adebola Ekanola, charged the new professionals to put their trainings into practise for excellence delivery.
Professor Ekanola, speaking through the provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Professor Olayinka Omigbodun, urged the new nurses to work in synergy with other members of the health team in delivering care to Nigerians and revealed that plans are underway to transform the departwould into a faculty.
Meanwhile, the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Alhaji Faruk Abubakar, while formally receiving the inductees into the nursing profession, admonished them to keep to the ethics and etiquettes guiding this profession as well as the oath of providing care, regardless of race, religion and diversities of patients.
Alhaji Abubakar, who was represented by Dr Yahaya Sanni, urged them to promote health, prevent illness and refrain from actions that can endanger or is deleterious to life.
Also, President, Ibadan College of Medicine Alumni Association (ICOMAA), Professor Dipo Otolorin, challenged them to emulate the likes of Florence Nightingale and exhibit clinical empathy as they work with other members of the health care team.
The induction ceremony had four of the inductees graduating with first-class honours.