Friday, 18 January 2019

PROPER PLACEMENT: UGONSA ANNOUNCES A NEW DATE FOR THE EARLIER POSPONED SUMMIT



The University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), also known as Graduate Nurses Association of Nigeria (GNAN) will now hold its suspended 19th National Professional Conference and Scientific Update from Sunday 7th July to Saturday 13th July, 2019 at Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria. UGONSA cordially invites Nurses to submit an abstract in research, project, dissertation, thesis, or theoretical/conceptual framework to be considered for presentation at the conference. Please, note that project papers should include best evidence-based practices.

THEME: TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND HUMAN RESOURCE IN NURSING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE IN NIGERIA: DYNAMICS AND NEXUS.


TAG: The conference shall be used to champion the course for proper placement of Graduates of Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Ns) degree at par with their counterparts in other core healthcare disciplines and is therefore tagged “PROPER PLACEMENT SUMMIT”. 

Submission Deadline
Materials must be received by UGONSA no later than 12 Midnight on Tuesday April 30, 2019. No extension will be granted. Materials should be submitted electronically, in Microsoft words format, through the UGONSA official email address, gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com.

Abstract Review and Selection Process
After the submission deadline, all completed and eligible abstracts will be made available to UGONSA Abstract Reviewers (AR) for blinded review, vetting and scoring following satisfaction of originality index test. Final decision will be made by the programme committee in Early June, 2019.
Abstracts will be evaluated and scored solely on their scientific merits.
Incomplete Abstracts will not be reviewed.
Likewise, any material that fails the originality index test will be regarded as a plagiarized work and will accordingly be rejected.

Acceptance/Rejection Notification
Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent to the presenting author in Late June, 2019 by email; consequently, an accurate email address is critical. If your abstract is accepted, the email will specify whether it is accepted for presentation at the plenary session or whether it has been selected to be published in our journal and online on our website only.  If you submitted an abstract and did not receive any notification at this specified time, you should send us an email via gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com or visit our site, www.ugonsa.com , and fill the contact form.
If after completing your submission, you did not receive a confirmation email from UGONSA within 72 hours, you should contact us as stated above.

Abstract Submission Fee: Not Applicable

Conference Registration fee and Accommodation
The Conference schedule and registration modalities will be on the conference posters and fliers that will be circulated round the country by May 2019. Registration fee is N10, 000 (ten thousand naira) for Graduates and N5000 (five thousand naira) for undergraduates. Fee shall cover conference T-shirt, bag, Materials and meals (breakfast and lunch) only. Accommodation shall be paid for by each of the participants. UGONSA shall bargain and arrange for decent and affordable hotel accommodation in Kaduna within the price range of N2000 (two thousand naira) to N7000 (seven thousand naira) per night to make cost of lodging minimal and considerate for participants.

Conference Programme
The onsite printed programme will include the specific time for each abstract presentation and the name of the moderator for each session. Abstracts may list multiple study authors.

Presentation at the Conference
The presentation at the conference must reflect submitted abstract. In particular, the abstract title, authorship, and scientific content of the presentation at the conference must match the submitted abstract, although updates on results may be added.

Guidelines for Paper Presentation at the Conference
Paper must not exceed 15 pages, including tables and references, and should be typed double line space on A4-sized paper.
APA referencing format, 7th edition, should be used.
UGONSA shall make hard copies available to participants during conference. Paper should include cover page with title, author’s/authors’ name(s), institutional affiliation, and email address.

Commitment
Each submitter will be notified about the programme committee’s decision on acceptance of an abstract. Each author shall be asked to accept the invitation to present. Presenters must take very seriously their commitment to make presentations, except in cases of true emergency. In such case UGONSA shall publish an errata sheet to be distributed with the proceedings indicating the names of individuals and their abstract titles that have been listed for presentation but would no longer be presented at the conference.  If a scheduled presenter failed to show-up for reasons other than the aforementioned, such shall attract blacklisting which shall cause UGONSA to refuse to accept subsequent works from the affected author in the future.

Abstract Withdrawal
Once an abstract is accepted, a written request to withdraw must be submitted no later than June 25th 2019 through gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com if the author decides to withdraw the abstract for any reason. Abstracts will not be withdrawn after this deadline.
UGONSA reserves the right to withdraw abstracts that are in violation of the Association’s policies and guidelines, such as those that have failed the originality index test for plagiarism, or have been deemed scientifically unsound, or have been found to include inaccurate data, etc.

For further inquiry, Kindly contact:
University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), CAC/IT/69387
C/O National Secretary
O & G Theatre Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki,
Ebonyi State Nigeria.
Phone: +2348065585953



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Saturday, 29 December 2018

UGONSA NOTIFIES FMOH OVER NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF GRADUATE NURSES' INTERNSHIP AND PROPER PLACEMENT IN OAUTH AND FMC LOKOJA

Director Human Resources,
Federal Ministry of Health,
New Federal Secretariat Complex,
Phase III, Ahmadu Bello Way,
Central Business District,
P.M.B 083,
Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.

Sir/Madam,

NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNSHIP AND PROPER PLACEMENT OF GRADUATE NURSES BY OAUTH AND FMC LOKOJA

Compliments of the season and Nightingales’ greetings from members of this association! We wish to sincerely appreciate your selfless effort in ensuring that nurses’ rights and entitlements are accorded to them in our health system. Your intervention over our recent complaint to your office on exclusion of nurse interns from internship adverts of University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria yielded the desired fruit as these institutions have now implemented the graduate nurses internship. We say “THANK YOU AND PRAY GOD ALMIGHT TO BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY”!!!

2. We also wish to bring to your esteemed attention that Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile-Ife and Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja have not implemented the internship and proper placement of the graduate nurses. 

3. Consequently, we have written them on the subject matter and copied your esteemed office for your kind intervention.

4. Attached herewith are your copies of the letter we wrote the management of the referred institutions.

Kindly accept the assurances of our highest regards.

Signed:

CHIEF (HON.) S.E.O. EGWUENU                                    NURSE G.I. NSHI
           National President                                                          National Secretary
CC
Director, Nursing Services, FMOH, Abuja

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UGONSA TAKES INTERNSHIP AND PROPER PLACEMENT STRUGGLE TO FMC LOKOJA

Medical Director,
Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja.
P.M.B 1001, Lokoja,
Kogi State, Nigeria.

 Attention:
Director of Administration,
                 &
Head of Nursing Services, FMC Lokoja,

Sir/Madam,
IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNSHIP AND PROPER PLACEMENT OF GRADUATE NURSES IN FMC LOKOJA

Complements of the season and Nightingales’ greetings from members of the University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), the professional association of nurses with a minimum qualification of first degree in nursing.

2. We write to request that you implement the graduate nurses internship in your hospital and as well effect the proper placement of those that are already in the service as prescribed by the circular, REF No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 dated 8th September, 2016 from the office of the head of civil service of the federation (please refer Annexure A).

3. The referred circular has made a one-year internship training a compulsory part of nursing education for the Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Sc) degree as is obtainable with the university education of other healthcare disciplines with the implication that baccalaureate education of nurses  is now  incomplete and void without the internship training.

4. The opportunity of blending theory with clinical practice offered by the internship training is not only most beneficial to fresh graduate nurses but also to patients, especially as nurses form the first line of client care, have the highest visibility and number of hours spent with patients and maintain a ‘round-the-clock’ interaction with patients in the hospital.

5. Since the lives of people have been entrusted unto nurses’ care, it is imperative that they are adequately trained and motivated to perform this special responsibility effectively and efficiently hence our request for implementation of the internship training and proper placement of graduate nurses by your hospital.

6. For ease of implementation of our request we hereby avail you the Federal Ministry of Health’s guideline for implementation of  internship and proper placement of graduate nurses (please refer Annexure B) and other relevant documents for your due guidance.

PRAYER

We passionately request that you

1. help fresh graduate nurses trained in universities across the country, including those of Kogi State extract,  complete their nursing education, vis-à-vis internship training, by offering them opportunity to run internship training in your hospital as is done for graduates of other healthcare disciplines.

2. upgrade existing nursing officers, who were on CONHESS 07 (.i.e Grade Level 08) before the release of the circular, to the new base of CONHESS 08 (Grade Level 09) effective from 8th September, 2016 (being the date of release of the circular REF No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 by the office of the head of civil service of the federation) as prescribed by the civil service circular, Ref No. B63279/S.7/II/T/273 dated 24th April, 2002 (please refer Annexure C).

3. Commence the employment of fresh graduate nurses on CONHESS 08 and upgrade the existing nursing officers who were wrongly employed on CONHESS 07 instead of CONHESS 08 even after 8th September, 2016 (the date the circular was released) to CONHESS 08 effective from the date of their employment.

Kindly accept the assurances of our esteemed regards.

Signed:

CHIEF (HON.) S.E.O. EGWUENU                               NURSE G.I. NSHI
 National President                                                             National Secretary

CC
Commissioner of Health, Kogi State
Director, Nursing Services Federal Ministry of Health
Director of Human Resources Federal Ministry of Health.

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UGONSA TAKES INTERNSHIP AND PROPER PLACEMENT STRUGGLE TO OAUTH

Chief Medical Director,
ObafemiAwolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH),
P.M.B. 5538, Ile-Ife,
Osun State, Nigeria,

Attention:
Director of Administration,
                 &
Head of Nursing Services, OAUTH,

Sir/Madam,
IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNSHIP AND PROPER PLACEMENT OF GRADUATE NURSES IN OAUTH

Complements of the season and Nightingales’ greetings from members of the University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), the professional association of nurses with a minimum qualification of first degree in nursing.

2. We write to request that you implement the graduate nurses internship in your hospital and as well effect the proper placement of those that are already in the service as prescribed by the circular, REF No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 dated 8th September, 2016 from the office of the head of civil service of the federation (please refer Annexure A).

3. The referred circular has made a one-year internship training a compulsory part of nursing education for the Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Sc) degree as is obtainable with the university education of other healthcare disciplines with the implication that baccalaureate education of nurses  is now  incomplete and void without the internship training.

4. The opportunity of blending theory with clinical practice offered by the internship training is not only most beneficial to fresh graduate nurses but also to patients, especially as nurses form the first line of client care, have the highest visibility and number of hours spent with patients and maintain a ‘round-the-clock’ interaction with patients in the hospital.

5. Since the lives of people have been entrusted unto nurses’ care, it is imperative that they are adequately trained and motivated to perform this special responsibility effectively and efficiently hence our request for implementation of the internship training and proper placement of graduate nurses by your hospital.

6. For ease of implementation of our request we hereby avail you the Federal Ministry of Health’s guideline for implementation of  internship and proper placement of graduate nurses (please refer Annexure B) and other relevant documents for your due guidance.

PRAYER
We passionately request that you

1. help fresh graduate nurses trained in Obafemi Awolowo University and other universities across the country complete their nursing education, vis-à-vis internship training, by offering them opportunity to run internship training in your hospital as is done for graduates of other healthcare disciplines.

2. upgrade existing nursing officers, who were on CONHESS 07 (.i.e Grade Level 08) before the release of the circular, to the new base of CONHESS 08 (Grade Level 09) effective from 8th September, 2016 (being the date of release of the circular REF No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 by the office of the head of civil service of the federation) as prescribed by the civil service circular, Ref No. B63279/S.7/II/T/273 dated 24th April, 2002 (please refer Annexure C).

3. Commence the employment of fresh graduate nurses on CONHESS 08 and upgrade the existing nursing officers who were wrongly employed on CONHESS 07 instead of CONHESS 08 even after 8th September, 2016 (the date the circular was released) to CONHESS 08 effective from the date of their employment.

Kindly accept the assurances of our esteemed regards.

Signed:

CHIEF (HON.) S.E.O. EGWUENU                               NURSE G.I. NSHI
 National President                                                             National Secretary

CC
Commissioner of Health, Osun State
VC, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Director, Nursing Services Federal Ministry of Health
Director of Human Resources Federal Ministry of Health.

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Monday, 24 December 2018

CHRISTMAS: UGONSA EXTOL NURSES; BERATES NIGERIAN HEALTH SYSTEM


The University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) also known as Graduate Nurses Association of Nigeria (GNAN), the professional association of nurses with a minimum qualification of first degree in nursing, has extolled Nigerian nurses over the great effort they make to keep Nigerians healthy despite the hostile environment that envelopes their clinical practice in the Nigerian health system.

In a Christmas and New Year message by its National President, Chief (Hon.) S.E.O Egwuenu and National Secretary, Nurse G.I. Nshi, the association thanked nurses for their relentless efforts in the care of humanity from birth to death.

It reads, “We sympathize with nurses over their unfortunate situation in Nigeria, where
the hostile environment has not allowed them to elaborate the full set of competencies for which they were trained and licenced; where they are perennially dehumanized, overworked and underpaid; where their contribution as clinicians with most visible round-the-clock input in client care is under played .

“The unfortunate situation has forced a mass exodus of the best brains we have in nursing to developed countries in Europe, Asia and America. The same people that have usurped the leadership of Nigerian Ministry of health as their birthright and use it for oppressive purposes against nurses getting their deserved pay packages,often  travel to Europe and America and convert from their “goddish” profession to nursing because of the better pay package obtainable to nurses in these climes, which they have hypocritically opposed in Nigeria.

“Nigerian health system has been mismanaged to the point of not having basic,essential equipment and supplies despite yearly budgets,such that those ruling the country now see it as a death sentence to lay on the bed of a Nigerian hospital, hence their globetrotting for medical tourism. Despite the despicable situation, Nigerian nurses never abandoned Nigerians (their patients) like the leaders have done to Nigerians and their hospitals.

“Because Nigeria's nurses are inured to hardship and working under a very poor condition, given the littleness of opportunity and a better working condition abroad, they perform magic hence the frenzy of developed countries in Europe, America and Asia falling over each other to have Nigerian nurses. Thus, the statement of our lord Jesus Christ that a prophet is without honour only in his home town and in his own house defines the plight of Nigerian Nurses in Nigeria.

“The good news that calls for celebration of nurses in this season is that notwithstanding the precarious situation of our health system, nurses have continued to live above board. For all the selfless efforts and sacrifices and for going extra miles to better the lots of patients under a harsh environment, we say “GOD BLESS NURSES ABUNDANTLY”.

“As we celebrate Christmas and Prepare to journey through the year 2019, we urge nurses to continue to treat patients as kings and queens, who we owe our allegiance to and who we live for.The excellent effort you are putting in the care of mankind is what motivates UGONSA’s agitation for a better deal for nurses. Please keep it up!

As we celebrate Christmas and New Year, we urge nurses to use this season to make their patients experience rich positive memories that will linger long after the season is gone- the statement said!

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Sunday, 2 December 2018

INTERNSHIP: UGONSA AGAIN REPORTS UNTH TO FMOH


Director Human Resources,

Federal Ministry of Health,
New Federal Secretariat Complex,
Phase III, Ahmadu Bello Way,
Central Business District,
P.M.B 083,
Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.

Sir/Madam,

CONTINUED DISCRIMINATION AGAINST NURSES BY UNTH: A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE

We sincerely appreciate your selfless effort towards ensuring that equity, fairness and inclusiveness reign supreme in our health system.

2. However, we have observed that some elements are deliberately bent on soiling the pious principles of equity, fairness and justice that the ministry has upheld to promote multidisciplinary industrial harmony in our health system.  

3. A case in point is that of the management of University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, that has, on two consecutive instances, refused to include the position of nurse intern in their advert placement that listed internship positions of other healthcare disciplines despite all the directives from the Federal Ministry of Health mandating them to do so. The latest of these discriminations against nurses was done vide their advert placement for internship published by an online news media via the link http://nigerianmedinterns.com/the-university-of-nigeria-teaching-hospital-ituku-ozalla-calls-for-applications, that listed internship position for other healthcare disciplines except nursing.

4. Recall that we approached your office for your kind intervention when this same management of UNTH in November, 2017 excluded only the position of nurse intern from their advert placement for internship that listed interns of other healthcare disciplines just as they have done in the current dispensation. 

5. Recall also that the ministry graciously intervened and directed that they implement the nurses’ internship and effect the proper placement of already employed graduate nurses vide several letters and circulars [e.g. Ref No. C2920/S.3/C.2/VOL1/116 dated 12th February, 2018 (specifically addressed to the CMD UNTH); Ref No. C.6093/T/16 dated February 20, 2018; Ref No.C6093/T/13 dated 19th June, 2017; Ref No. DHS/800/I/T/8 dated 3rd October, 2017] (please kindly refer to the attached documents).

6. It is therefore very clear that despite the fatherly disposition of the ministry to give a sense of belonging to all categories of healthcare workers, those at the helm of affairs in UNTH, out of primordial sentiment against nurses are bent on treating nurses as outcasts in our health system.

7. Since the circular from the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), REF No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 dated 8th September, 2016 had made a one-year internship training a compulsory part of nursing education for the Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Sc) degree as is obtainable with the university education of other healthcare disciplines, this type of discriminatory disposition by UNTH against nurses portends grave consequences for the future of nursing education in Nigeria as extant rules have made the baccalaureate education of nurses incomplete and void without the internship training.

8. Because nurses provide the first line of client care and have the highest visibility and number of hours spent with patients in the hospital, common sense should have had the management of UNTH understand that nurses need the opportunity of blending theory with clinical practice offered by the internship training more than any other member of the healthcare team for qualitative care of the lives of people entrusted unto them.

9. We therefore passionately call on you to prevail on the management of UNTH to desist from their penchant for discriminating against nurses by implementing without further delay the graduate nurses’ internship and effecting their proper placement as prescribed by extant circulars.

PRAYERS

We passionately call on your good office to prevail on the management of UNTH to 

1. advertise the post of nurse interns as was done for the interns of other healthcare disciplines.

2. upgrade existing nursing officers who were on CONHESS 07 before the release of the circular to the new base of CONHESS 08 effective from 8th September, 2016 (being the date of release of the circular REF No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 by the office of the head of civil service of the federation) as prescribed by the civil service circular, Ref No. B63279/S.7/II/T/273 dated 24th April, 2002 (please refer Annexure A).

3. commence the employment of fresh graduate nurses on CONHESS 08 and upgrade the existing nursing officers who were wrongly employed on CONHESS 07 by UNTH after 8th September, 2016 to CONHESS 08 effective from the date of their employment.

Attached herewith is your copy of a current letter we wrote the management of UNTH on the subject matter.

Kindly accept the assurances of our highest regards.

                                                                          Signed:

CHIEF (HON.) S.E.O. EGWUENU                                         NURSE G.I. NSHI
           National President                                                             National Secretary 
CC

Director, Nursing Services, FMOH, Abuja

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UGONSA BATTLES UNTH OVER EXCLUSION OF NURSE INTERNS FROM INTERNSHIP ADVERTS

The Chief Medical Director,
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH),
Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State

Attention:
Director of Administration
                   &
Head of Nursing Services, UNTH

Sir/Madam,

DELIBERATE EXCLUSION OF NURSE INTERN POSITION FROM INTERNSHIP ADVERT OF YOUR HOSPITAL FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE TIME SINCE THE RELEASE OF THE NURSES’ INTERNSHIP CIRCULAR IS AN ILL WIND THAT WILL BLOW NO ONE ANY GOOD

Nightingales greetings from the University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), the professional association of nurses with a minimum of first degree in nursing.

2. Recall that the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) had on 8th September, 2016 released a circular, REF No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97, that made a one-year internship training a compulsory part of nursing education for the Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Sc) degree as is obtainable with the university education of other healthcare disciplines (refer Annexure A).

3. Recall also that when your hospital wrongly excluded the position of nurse intern from its advert placement for internship training in November, 2017, we complained to your office and thereafter approached the Federal Ministry of Health for intervention and the Ministry in her letter, Ref No. C2920/S.3/C.2/VOL1/116 dated 12th February, 2018 addressed to your office ordered your hospital to implement the nurses’ internship and the proper placement of graduate nurses who are already in the workforce from CONHESS 07 to CONHESS 08 (.i.e the new entry point base into the civil service for the graduate nurses) (refer Annexure B).

4. We were taken aback on Friday 16th November, 2018 as our attention was called to an advert placement for internship training by your hospital, as published by an online news media via the link http://nigerianmedinterns.com/the-university-of-nigeria-teaching-hospital-ituku-ozalla-calls-for-applications , which listed internship positions for the graduates of other healthcare disciplines except nursing.

5. This is despite the fact that the Federal Ministry of Health had on February 20, 2018 vide its letter Ref No. C.6093/T/16, written all the Chief Medical Directors (CMDs)/Medical Directors (MDs), Heads of Regulatory Bodies/Agencies, including your esteemed office, directing advertisement for nurse interns and proper placement of already employed graduates of B.N.Sc degree (refer Annexure C). 

6. Accompanying the said letter (.i.e Annexure C) was another letter, Ref No.C6093/T/13 dated 19th June, 2017, where the Ministry succinctly spelt out the guidelines for implementation of the circular for the nurses’ internship and proper placement (refer Annexure D).

7. Apart from directing that the internship should be implemented, the referred letter (.i.e Annexure D) also stated that all nursing officers hitherto on grade level 08 (.i.e CONHESS 07) should be moved to the new base of grade level 09 (CONHESS 08) and that seniority on the new post should be effective from 8th September, 2016 (being the date of release of the circular REF No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 by the office of the head of civil service of the federation).

8. It is also good to further remind you that on 3rd October, 2017 the Federal Ministry of Health had, vide a circular, Ref No. DHS/800/I/T/8, specifically directed all CMDs/MDs, including your office, to implement the nurses’ internship circular and report the status of the implementation to the ministry (refer ANNEXURE E). 

9. It is therefore very unfortunate, to see this directives being trivialized by UNTH under your able leadership when other hospitals have implemented it to give nurses a sense of inclusiveness and equity.

10. From the foregoing, it is very convenient to completely exonerate the Federal Ministry of Health from any culpability whatsoever in the non-implementation of internship and proper placement of graduate nurses by your hospital.

11. Having written you on this subject matter on several occasions since the release of the circular as well as the avalanche of evidences that showed that the Federal Ministry of Health had on different occasions directed  you to implement the circular, with the unfortunate outcome of yet excluding nurse interns in the current internship advert by your hospital as well as refusal to make CONHESS 08 the new entry point of the graduate nurses, we are constrained to belief that what is at play at UNTH is a deliberate and calculated discrimination against nurses.

12. Our people are already agitated and cannot continue to endure such humiliation and discrimination. Since it is a treatise that equity breeds lasting peace, we  appeal that what is due for nurses should be implemented by your hospital for them without further delay as continued denial of their right remains an ill wind that will blow us no good in the nearest future.

PRAYER
We respectfully demand that you 

1. advertise the post of nurse interns as was done for the interns of other healthcare disciplines.

2. help fresh graduate nurses, both of Enugu State and non-Enugu State extraction, trained in University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC) and other universities across the country complete their nursing education vis-à-vis internship training by offering them opportunity to run internship training in your hospital.

3. upgrade existing nursing officers who were on CONHESS 07 before the release of the circular to the new base of CONHESS 08 effective from 8th September, 2016 (being the date of release of the circular REF No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 by the office of the head of civil service of the federation) as prescribed by the civil service circular, Ref No. B63279/S.7/II/T/273 dated 24th April, 2002 (please refer Annexure F).

4. commence the employment of fresh graduate nurses on CONHESS 08 and upgrade the existing nursing officers who were wrongly employed on CONHESS07 after 8th September, 2016 to CONHESS 08 effective from the date of their employment.

Kindly accept the assurances of our esteemed regards.

                                                                     Signed:

CHIEF (HON.) S.E.O. EGWUENU                                        NURSE G.I. NSHI
           National President                                                             National Secretary

CC
Director, Human Resources Federal Ministry of Health

Director Nursing Services, Federal Ministry of Health

Commissioner of Health, Enugu State

Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria Nsukka

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