Friday, 12 November 2021

PROPER PLACEMENT: UGONSA AGAIN WRITES THE HOS OF THE 36 STATES

 Ahead of the next National Council on Establishments (NCE) meeting, UGONSA has written to the heads of service (HOS) of the 36 states of the federation and their permanent secretaries on establishments a reminder for passage of the proper placement memo of the BNSs degree submitted by the Federal Ministry of Health. Below is a full text of a sample of the letter:

The Head of Service,

Abia State Civil Service,

Office of the Head of Service,

79, Abiriba Road, Bende Road,

Umuahia, Abia State.

 

Attention:

Permanent Secretary on Establishment, Abia State

Sir/Madam,

MEMORANDUM ON PROPER GRADING OF THE BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCES (BNSc): A REQUEST FOR YOUR PATRIOTIC INTERVENTION

Nightingales’ greeting from our members comprising nurses with minimum qualification of first degree in nursing.

2.      We appreciate the efforts of the National Council on Establishment (NCE) at fostering equity and fairness in the Civil Service of the Federation. However, we are writing your esteemed office a reminder to our earlier letter on the above subject matter Ref No. UG/NAT/20/HOS/AB/01 dated June 8, 2020, and to again request that you deploy your patriotic latitudes to ensure that equity and fairness are extended to the nursing profession.

3.      It is pertinent we appraise the issue at stake to refresh your memory on the inexplicable injustice that has been meted on the members of the nursing profession.

     2. As of date, nurse interns are the only interns in our health sector that are “under-placed” on Grade Level 08 (. i.e., CONHESS 07), whereas their counterparts from other core healthcare disciplines such as Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Science, Physiotherapy and so on, are placed on Grade Level 09 (. i.e., CONHESS 08). Post-NYSC (National Youth Service Corps), the university graduates of nursing are aberrantly employed into the Civil Service on Grade Level 09 (CONHESS 08). In contrast, their counterparts in other core healthcare disciplines are employed in the same health system on Grade Level 10 (CONHESS 09), thereby under-placing the university graduates of nursing at a one-grade level below their counterparts.

     3. More appalling is that this injustice of under-placement of graduate nurses to the tune of one grade level below par occurs despite that nursing and the aforementioned core healthcare disciplines have similar entry requirements and course duration for the first degree in the university.

    4.  Moreso, the wrongful under-placement is at variance with the gazetted verdict of the Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP) of the year 1981, which granted that in the healthcare delivery service of Nigeria, the profession of Nursing is on parity with that of Pharmacy as is the case in Great Britain (Please refer Annexure A for the IAP document).  By the unambiguous provision of the IAP verdict, the basis for the appointment of graduates of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree, as well as the university graduates of the other core healthcare disciples unto Grade Level 10 (CONHESS 09) post-NYSC, also justifies why the graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) degree, who are on parity with them, should be appointed on the same grade level, especially as both professions of Nursing and Pharmacy and the other healthcare disciplines aforementioned have similar entry requirements and course duration for the first degree in the university plus a one-year internship training pre-NYSC.

    5. The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) understands that this injustice is grievous and detrimental to the progress of our health system, hence presented the case to the NCE for rectification at its 42nd meeting as “A Memorandum on Proper Grading of the Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) Graduates” (please refer Annexure B). Had the issues on proper placements or adjustments on cadre/rank/post/GL fallen within the purview of the FMOH, this glaring injustice would have been rectified without bureaucratic hassles. The FMOH has washed its hands off the injustice by presenting the memo to the National Council on Establishment (NCE) on whose purview lies the rectification of the anomaly. It is now incumbent on the NCE (which your office is an indispensable part of) to live above board and once again show equity and fairness by endorsing and passing the memo.

     6.  As part of its bureaucratic process, we learned that the NCE, at its 42nd meeting held in Ikeja, Lagos (from November 30 to December 4, 2020), referred the matter to its standing (technical) committee for in-depth studies for consideration at the next NCE meeting. While we are not opposed to the bureaucratic processes of the NCE, we wish to humbly infer that the case is crystal clear and has no justification for further delay. Injustice pervades where two equal things are deliberately made unequal. There is no justification whatsoever in logic, principles, rationality, or common sense, for treating the university graduates of nursing as subservient to their par and counterparts in other core healthcare disciplines.

7.   In countries with exemplary health systems where our political class usually runs to for treatment, nurses earn more than their counterparts in other core healthcare disciplines on the basis of workload.

8. In terms of workload, nurses are the heartbeat of the hospital. They are the main frontline healthcare professionals with the highest bedside visibility, who stay with patients round-the-clock from birth till death serving as a tapestry of care similar to the roles played by mothers in families; a tapestry woven through nurses' daily contact with patients, through attending to patients' physical, psychological, emotional or otherwise holistic needs, administering treatments and medications, monitoring patients' responses to those treatments and medications, helping patients to prevent illnesses or live with their illness or helping educate them about how to live with their illnesses, liaison with patients' family members and social network systems, and helping patients die with some measure of comfort and dignity when recovery is paled, and death is inevitable.

     9.   The curriculum of the Nigerian BNSc degree is robust and among the best in the world and has enabled Nigerian nurses to thrive and compete favourably with a superlative performance in international arenas.

   10. The curriculum of the BNSc degree as designed and set by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) is in line with the best international standard such that the BNSc programme produces polyvalent nurse/midwife practitioners whose roles in addition to health promotion, disease & illness prevention, health restoration, acute care & treatment, rehabilitation & palliative care, also cut across management and administration. Thus, the university education and training of nurses verily equipped them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and capabilities for critical thinking, clinical reasoning & judgment, and the clinical competence to play and coordinate independent, dependent, and interdependent roles in our healthcare delivery system.

    11. We are therefore calling on your esteemed office as an indispensable part of the NCE to put on a patriotic garb of equity, justice, and fairness and see that the memo for righting this wrong which has been lying on the table of the NCE is approved without further delay at the forthcoming NCE meeting.

PRAYER

We passionately request, appeal, and demand that you kindly, in collaboration with other members of our revered National Council on Establishment (NCE):

1.      pass and approve at the next NCE meeting the Memorandum on Proper Grading of the Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) Graduates seeking to make Grade Level 09 (. i.e., CONHESS 08) the entry point for the nurse interns and Grade Level 10 (. i.e., CONHESS 09) the entry point for the graduates post-NYSC as is obtainable with other core healthcare professions.

2.      make correcting the perennial injustice of wrongful under-placement of graduate nurses your personal project and rank it among the topmost priority service problems to throw the weight of your esteemed office behind for on-the-spot rectification at the next NCE meeting.

Submitted with a deep sense of respect and responsibility.

                                                                          Signed:

         CHIEF (HON.) S.E.O. EGWUENU                                          NURSE P.O. ETENG

            National President                                                                Ag.National Secretary
 

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PROPER PLACEMENT: UGONSA WRITES HOCSF AGAIN

  

Ahead of the forthcoming National Council on Establishments (NCE) meeting, UGONSA has written the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF) a reminder for the passage of the proper placement memo of the BNSc degree submitted by the Federal Ministry of Health.  The full content of the letter is published below:



The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation,

Federal Secretariat Complex,

Phase II, Shehu Shagari Way,

Three Arms Zone, Abuja

Tel: 23492908853, 23492906342

 

Attention:

Permanent Secretary on Establishments

Sir/Madam,

MEMORANDUM ON PROPER GRADING OF THE BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCES (BNSc): A REQUEST FOR YOUR PATRIOTIC INTERVENTION

Nightingales’ greeting from our members comprising nurses with minimum qualification of first degree in nursing.

     2. We appreciate all your efforts as the leader of the National Council on Establishment (NCE) at fostering equity and fairness in the Civil Service of the Federation. However, we are writing your esteemed office a reminder to our earlier letter on the above subject matter Ref No. UG/NAT/20/HCSF/01 dated March 10, 2020, and to again request that you deploy your patriotic latitudes to ensure that equity and fairness are extended to the nursing profession.

     3.  It is pertinent we appraise the issue at stake to refresh your memory on the inexplicable injustice that has been meted on the members of the nursing profession.

     2.  As of date, nurse interns are the only interns in our health sector that are “under-placed” on Grade Level 08 (. i.e., CONHESS 07), whereas their counterparts from other core healthcare disciplines such as Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Science, Physiotherapy and so on, are placed on Grade Level 09 (. i.e., CONHESS 08). Post-NYSC (National Youth Service Corps), the university graduates of nursing are aberrantly employed into the Civil Service on Grade Level 09 (CONHESS 08). In contrast, their counterparts in other core healthcare disciplines are employed in the same health system on Grade Level 10 (CONHESS 09), thereby under-placing the university graduates of nursing at a one-grade level below their counterparts.

     3. More appalling is that this injustice of under-placement of graduate nurses to the tune of one grade level below par occurs despite that nursing and the aforementioned core healthcare disciplines have similar entry requirements and course duration for the first degree in the university.

     4.  Moreso, the wrongful under-placement is at variance with the gazetted verdict of the Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP) of the year 1981, which granted that in the healthcare delivery service of Nigeria, the profession of Nursing is on parity with that of Pharmacy as is the case in Great Britain (Please refer Annexure A for the IAP document).  By the unambiguous provision of the IAP verdict, the basis for the appointment of graduates of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree, as well as the university graduates of the other core healthcare disciples unto Grade Level 10 (CONHESS 09) post-NYSC, also justifies why the graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) degree, who are on parity with them, should be appointed on the same grade level, especially as both professions of Nursing and Pharmacy and the other healthcare disciplines aforementioned have similar entry requirements and course duration for the first degree in the university plus a one-year internship training pre-NYSC.

    5. The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) understands that this injustice is grievous and detrimental to the progress of our health system, hence presented the case to the NCE for rectification at its 42nd meeting as “A Memorandum on Proper Grading of the Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) Graduates” (please refer Annexure B). Had the issues on proper placements or adjustments on cadre/rank/post/GL fallen within the purview of the FMOH, this glaring injustice would have been rectified without bureaucratic hassles. The FMOH has washed its hands off the injustice by presenting the memo to the National Council on Establishment (NCE) on whose purview lies the rectification of the anomaly. It is now incumbent on the NCE (which your office chairs) to live above board and once again show equity and fairness by endorsing and passing the memo.

    6.  As part of its bureaucratic process, we learned that the NCE, at its 42nd meeting held in Ikeja, Lagos (from November 30 to December 4, 2020), referred the matter to its standing (technical) committee for in-depth studies for consideration at the next NCE meeting. While we are not opposed to the bureaucratic processes of the NCE, we wish to humbly infer that the case is crystal clear and has no justification for further delay. Injustice pervades where two equal things are deliberately made unequal. There is no justification whatsoever in logic, principles, rationality, or common sense, for treating the university graduates of nursing as subservient to their par and counterparts in other core healthcare disciplines.

    7.  In countries with exemplary health systems where our political class usually runs to for treatment, nurses earn more than their counterparts in other core healthcare disciplines on the basis of workload.

   8. In terms of workload, nurses are the heartbeat of the hospital. They are the main frontline healthcare professionals with the highest bedside visibility, who stay with patients round-the-clock from birth till death serving as a tapestry of care similar to the roles played by mothers in families; a tapestry woven through nurses' daily contact with patients, through attending to patients' physical, psychological, emotional or otherwise holistic needs, administering treatments and medications, monitoring patients' responses to those treatments and medications, helping patients to prevent illnesses or live with their illness or helping educate them about how to live with their illnesses, liaison with patients' family members and social network systems, and helping patients die with some measure of comfort and dignity when recovery is paled, and death is inevitable.

     9. The curriculum of the Nigerian BNSc degree is robust and among the best in the world and has enabled Nigerian nurses to thrive and compete favourably with a superlative performance in international arenas.

    10. The curriculum of the BNSc degree as designed and set by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) is in line with the best international standard such that the BNSc programme produces polyvalent nurse/midwife practitioners whose roles in addition to health promotion, disease & illness prevention, health restoration, acute care & treatment, rehabilitation & palliative care, also cut across management and administration. Thus, the university education and training of nurses verily equipped them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and capabilities for critical thinking, clinical reasoning & judgment, and the clinical competence to play and coordinate independent, dependent, and interdependent roles in our healthcare delivery system.

    11. We are therefore calling on your esteemed office as the leadership of the NCE to put on a patriotic garb of equity, justice, and fairness and see that the memo for righting this wrong which has been lying on the table of the NCE is approved without further delay at the forthcoming NCE meeting.

PRAYER

We passionately request, appeal, and demand that you kindly, in collaboration with other members of our revered National Council on Establishment (NCE):

1.      pass and approve at the next NCE meeting the Memorandum on Proper Grading of the Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) Graduates seeking to make Grade Level 09 (. i.e., CONHESS 08) the entry point for the nurse interns and Grade Level 10 (. i.e., CONHESS 09) the entry point for the graduates post-NYSC as is obtainable with other core healthcare professions.

2.      make correcting the perennial injustice of wrongful under-placement of graduate nurses your personal project and rank it among the topmost priority service problems to throw the weight of your esteemed office behind for on-the-spot rectification at the next NCE meeting.

3.      follow-up with the NCE standing (technical) committee and see that this all-important issue of enhanced entry point and proper grading of the Bachelor of Nursing Sciences (BNSc) at par with their counterparts in other healthcare disciplines which borders on equity, fairness, justice, and inclusiveness in our health system is given a favourable leaning by the committee for express passage and approval at the next NCE meeting.

Submitted with a deep sense of respect and responsibility.

                                                                          Signed:

         CHIEF (HON.) S.E.O. EGWUENU                                          NURSE P.O. ETENG

            National President                                                                Ag.National Secretary

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Friday, 8 October 2021

UGONSA Announces a New Date For Its 20th Professional Conference: Calls for Abstract

 UGONSA NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE AND SCIENTIFIC UPDATE - ABAKALIKI 2022

The University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), also known as the Graduate Nurses Association of Nigeria (GNAN), will now hold its 20th National Professional Conference and Scientific Update from Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 16, 2022, at Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. UGONSA cordially invites all Nursing & Midwifery Professionals to submit abstracts in research, project, dissertation, clinical update, thesis, or theoretical/conceptual framework to be considered for presentation at the conference. Project papers should include best evidence-based practices.

THEME: Progressive Nursing & Midwifery Education and Practice Reforms: Who, How, When?

TAG: The conference shall be tagged "NURSING EDUCATION REFORMATION SUMMIT."

Submission Deadline

Materials should be received by UGONSA no later than Midnight on Friday, April 30, 2022, as an extension may not 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. The final decision will be made by the programme committee in late May 2022.

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 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 early June 2022 by email; consequently, an accurate email address is critical. 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 news site, www.ugonsa.com, and fill the contact form.

 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 book of abstracts or journal only.

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 published by April 2022. The registration fee is N15000 (fifteen thousand naira) for Graduates and N7000 (seven thousand five hundred naira) for undergraduates. The fee shall cover the conference T-shirt, bag, Book of Abstracts, The Nursing Scope Journal, conference materials, and meals (breakfast and lunch) only. Each of the participants shall pay for accommodation. UGONSA shall bargain and arrange for decent and affordable hotel accommodation in Abakaliki within the price range of N4000 (four thousand naira) to N8000 (Eight thousand naira) per night to make the 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 moderator's name for each session. Abstracts may list multiple study authors.

Presentation at the Conference

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

Guidelines for Paper Presentation at the Conference

Papers must not exceed 15 pages in Microsoft word, including tables and references, and should be typed double line spaced (Times New Roman font size 14) on A4-sized paper.

APA referencing format, 7th edition, should be used.

UGONSA shall make hard copies available to participants during the conference. Papers should include a 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 the acceptance of an abstract. Each author shall be asked to accept the invitation to present. Presenters must take their commitment to make presentations, except in cases of a true emergency, very seriously. In such a 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 fails 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 should be submitted no later than June 15, 2022, through gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com if the author decides to withdraw the abstract for any reason. Abstracts may not be withdrawn after this deadline.

UGONSA reserves the right to withdraw abstracts that violate 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

gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com.

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Thursday, 23 September 2021

VOLUME 4 ISSUE 2 OF THE NURSING SCOPE (DECEMBER, 2021): UGONSA TO PAY FOR THE MCPDP OF NURSES WHO MADE PUBLICATION


 The Nursing Scope publishes original articles, reports, reviews, clinical reports, essays, and commentaries from researchers, clinicians, scholars, individuals, and professional bodies in nursing science, allied health sciences, medicine, and any field that deals with human health.

Articles on the UGONSA website, of the journal, are accessible to the world at https://thenursingscope.org/. A hard copy of The Nursing Scope as part of UGONSA Professional Conference materials is also available for a fee

Volume 4, Issue 2 is scheduled to be published in December 2021. The Editorial Board of "The Nursing Scope" is hereby calling for the submission of manuscripts for upcoming editions. Details of the publication guide can be found on the journal website. Acceptance of manuscripts for volume 4, issue 2 stops by midnight of Sunday, November 21, 2021.

UGONSA considers publication in a reputable peer-reviewed journal like “The Nursing Scope” as a form of continuing education and will pay for the Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP) of any nurse who makes a publication in the forthcoming issues.

Manuscripts, questions, and suggestions should be submitted to gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com.

Signed:

 

Prof. I.O Ehiemere,

Chairman, Editorial Board,

The Nursing Scope
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Saturday, 24 July 2021

UGONSA ADDS DR. EMMANUEL ANYEBE TO THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE NURSING SCOPE

UGONSA has added Dr. Emmanuel Ejembi Anyebe to the editorial board of its peer-reviewed international journal, The Nursing Scope.  Dr. Ayebe is a Senior Lecturer/Research Fellow at University of Ilorin, Nigeria, who has extensive experience in research and publications. The Editors are top academicians and clinicians in nursing drawn from Africa, North America, Europe, and Asia. The full list of the editorial board members are
shown below:

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS

Editor-in-Chief

Prof.  (Mrs.) Ijeoma O. Ehiemere,

University of Nigeria; The Nursing Scope Main Editorial Office

Email: gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com; ijeoma.ehiemere@unn.edu.ng; ijeomere@yahoo.com.

 

Editors


Prof. Joseph Osuji

Mount Royal University, Canada

Email: josuji@mtroyal.ca; joseph.osuji@unn.edu.ng.

 

Prof. Mildred Edet John,

University of Calabar, Nigeria

Email: miljohn2k@yahoo.com.

 

Prof. Omolola Oladunni Irinoye

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Email: oirinoye@oauife.edu.ng; omololaoni@gmail.com.

 

Dr. Elkenah Chubike Ndie

National Open University of Nigeria

Email: endie@noun.edu.ng.; chubike05@yahoo.com.

 

Dr. Akon Emmanuel Ndiok

University of Calabar, Nigeria

Email: ndioka@unical.edu.ng. ; akonndiok157@gmail.com.

 

Dr. Adenike Adebola Olaitan Olaniyi

University College Hospital, Ibadan

Email: adenikeolaniyi4@gmail.com.

 

Dr. Emmanuel Ejembi Anyebe

University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Email: ejembianyebe@gmail.com; anyebe.ee@unilorin.edu.ng.

 

Nurse Goodluck I. Nshi,

DNP© Aspen University, Denver, CO, U.S.A.

Email: mekagoodluck@yahoo.com.

 

Nurse Baidy Barry Afoi,

Bingham University PMB 0005 Karu, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

barry.afoi@binghamuni.edu.ng, afoibarry@gmail.com, afoibarry@yahoo.com.

 

Nurse Ogechukwu A. Nwigbo

Firstcare Beneavin House Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

nwigboogechukwu@gmail.com.

 

Nurse Chijioke O. Nwodoh

University of Nigeria

chijioke.nwodoh@unn.edu.ng; cjontheweb@yahoo.com.

 

Nurse Opeyemi Idowu Ojo

Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Nigeria

bisopedow@gmail.com.

 

Nurse Nelson C. Okpua

PhD© Universiti Sains Malaysia, Timur Laut, Malaysia

nelson.okpua@student.usm.my. 

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Tuesday, 13 July 2021

UGONSA RE-SUBMITS NMCN ACT AMENDMENT AND PROPER PLACEMNT DOCUMENTS TO NANNM

Dear Comrade Mike Nnachi,

The National President,

National Association of Nigerian Nurses & Midwives (NANNM)






RE-SUBMISSION OF AMENDMENT DOCUMENT FOR NMCN ESTABLISHMENT ACT AND THE MEMO FOR PROPER PLACEMENT GRADUATE NURSES

Following your request via a phone call to our president, Chief (Hon). S.E.O. Egwuenu, that UGONSA avails you her position papers on the amendment of the establishment Act of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) and proper placement of graduate nurses, we are hereby re-submitting the documents to NANNM.

2.        It is instructive to point out that both documents were earlier submitted to NANNM under the leadership of Comrade Alani Adeniji both in physical and electronic copies. While our work on the amendment of the NMCN establishment Act was submitted on March 2, 2020, the memo for the proper placement was submitted earlier on January 24, 2019.

3.         The work on the amendment of the NMCN Act was also submitted to the NMCN and to Senator Gusau (who is sponsoring the amendment of the Act at the National Assembly). The memo for proper placement was forwarded to the board of the NMCN with a copy explicitly sent to NANNM. (Kindly refer to all the attached documents).

4.         While the electronic copies have been delivered to your personal email and copied the official NANNM email, hard copies of the documents shall be sent to you soonest.

5.        We believe the documents will form a crucial tool to guide your navigation of the convoluted landscape of the contemporary issues bedeviling our dear profession in Nigeria.

 

Please kindly accept the assurances of our esteemed regards!

Signed:

 

CHIEF (HON.) S.E.O. EGWUENU                                    NURSE P.O. ETENG

              National President                                               Ag.National Secretary

 

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Thursday, 3 June 2021

UGONSA MEMBERSHIP VALIDATION VIA ONLINE REGISTRATION

 


UGONSA has migrated its membership registration and verification process online via its website, www.ugonsa.org. 

The new online registration grants members access to a portal on the website and issues a unique registration code to each user. As a consequence, every member MUST re-register to be assigned a portal and a new code. While fresh registration costs the sum of N2050 (two thousand fifty naira) payable online via the website, members who have registered before are not required to pay again. A Registration Token (equivalent to N2050) will be given to members who have registered before to complete their registration without having to pay the registration fee again. Eligibility for accessing support from UGONSA, including, but not limited to free textbooks, free IELTS training, or free publication in the association’s journal (The Nursing Scope), shall henceforth be verified exclusively through the online portal.

Upon completion of registration, a member shall be issued an E-ID card. The E-ID card shall henceforth be the only acceptable means of verification of membership.

To register or validate membership, go to the UGONSA website, www.ugonsa.org. Click on "Register."





A click on "Register" will take you to the registration page, as shown below.




Members making a fresh registration should click on “Register” and complete the registration using their Debit cards (ATM cards) to make payment online. Old members who are validating membership should click on “Register with Access Token” and contact Nurse Opeyemi (+2348038358107) or Nurse Eteng (+2348063477661) for issuance of a token to complete the registration. Nurse Eteng or Nurse Opeyemi will issue the token upon verification that a member has registered before. Old registered members have until Sunday, July 31, 2021, to validate their registration free of charge. Beyond this date, all registrations shall be treated as fresh registration with compulsory payment of the N2050 registration fee. At any point in the registration process, if you encounter any difficulty, reach out to Nurse Opeyemi or Nurse Eteng for guidance or send an email to gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com.  
  

Signed

                                Chief (Hon.) S.E.O. Egwuenu     Nur. P.O. Eteng
                                               National President          Ag. National Secretary



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