The Nursing Department of Babcock University on the 25th of October 2022 inducted 56 newly qualified nurses in its 18th induction ceremony.

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Ademola Tayo, who was delighted with such achievements, stated that it takes special audacity to accomplish such a goal. He congratulates the inductees for sticking to the battle having gone through hard work, and he appreciates their doggedness, Professor Tayo added that nothing can be more rewarding than reaching the goal, as Nursing is about selflessness and self-sacrifice. He advised the Nurses to be good ambassadors of Babcock University anywhere they find themselves.

The Guest Lecturer for the day, Professor Ekpoanwan Eseienumoh from the Department of Nursing, University of Calabar. Delivering on the Topic DRIVING THE NURSING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE THROUGH REGULATION, EDUCATION AND REMUNERATION, defined Nursing as an integral part of the health care system, it encompasses the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and care of the physically ill and disabled people of all ages in all health care and other community settings. Quoting Virginia Henderson the function of the nurse “is to assist the individual, sick or well in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery”.

Further studies have revealed a significant relationship between nurses’ performance and remuneration; nursing is an essential and integral part of the healthcare system, and nurses make a central contribution to national and global health towards the attainment of universal health coverage.

Representing the Secretary-General/Registrar Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Alhaji Hassan Farouk Aboubakar in Administrating the Oath and lighting of Candles, has charged the Newly Registered Nurses to be of good conduct and understanding the factors of restoration of health in the course of practice, accept corrections and try to improve where necessary, he also wished them success in their future endeavors.