This conference comprises of all past & present NMCN registrars, all heads of nursing in universities, Teaching hospitals & medical centres. Directors of nursing services in all 36 States & Abuja, past & present NANNM National Presidents, secretaries & others dignitaries of nursing with in &out d country to mention but few.
The issue is simple, until the hospital based schools of nursing have some academic authority, the testimonials they are issuing out remain an acknowledgement paper that you attended a course and not an accedemic certificate. For the information of audience, only three bodies have the legal right to issue accedemic certificates in Nigeria
1) NUC, (National universities commission)
2) NBTE (national board for technical education) ,
3) NCTE (National council on Teachers Education). That is why chew are now overtaking basic nursing, cos all schools of health technology are affiliated to NBTE. (they get ND, HND & go on to acquire MSc)
* Please note, this is a part of the paper presented, as to what NMCN is proposing, it is yet to be adopted by the conference in session. And the final decision is expected from the communique. Until then, the conference is still deliberating.
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