The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has officially admitted 46 newly-qualified Nursing graduates of Babcock University in Ogun into the professional body.
Babcock’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Joshua Suleiman, announced that the virtual induction ceremony was held on July 16, 2020.
According to a statement, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ademola Tayo described the University’s 13th Nursing induction ceremony as “historic and first of its kind”.
“Though not more than a quarter of the inductees were physically present in compliance with government’s protocol on social distancing, it proffered opportunity for the graduates to move on with their lives,” Tayo said.
The statement said Tayo and other officers at the event urged the graduates to be real change agents and reflect positive values in discharging their duties.
“You must be good ambassadors of Babcock. Nursing is selflessness and love.
“You owe it to society to turn your knowledge into nurture and care,” the vice-chancellor said.
He implored them to build their future on integrity, a compassionate lifestyle and professional ethics.
In her paper, “Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Role of the Nurse’’, the Guest Speaker, Prof. Omolola Irinoye of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, called on the inductees to constantly seek knowledge.
Irinoye also urged them to manage emotional drainage and glean lessons from previous epidemics as well as conceptualise programmes in coping with COVID-19.
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