The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has over some years embarked actively on various educational reforms in order to improve the quality of Nursing and Midwifery education and practice in Nigeria in line with global best practice.
In 2019, the NMCN organized the 15th Biennial Nursing Leaders Conference. The Participants among other things resolved that for Nurses and Midwives to contribute maximally towards the attainment o sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC), key action points should be vigorously pursued. One of such action points is the need to strengthen clinical skills acquisition of Nursing and Midwifery students and young Nursing graduates (interns) by adapting clinical preceptorship model in their training. This will help to bridge theory – practice gap and in turn improve the quality of care rendered by Nurses and Midwives.