Thursday, 16 June 2022

Special Announcement

There is a slight adjustment in the dates of our upcoming National Professional Conference and Scientific Update, Abakaliki 2022. The arrival date is now on Tuesday 12th July. The opening ceremony is now on Wednesday 13th July, and the departure date will now be Sunday 13th July. This adjustment was necessitated by the ongoing Mondays' sit-at-home in the Eastern region of the country and the Eid-el- Kabir festival of our Muslim brethren taking place on 11th July 2022, being also a Monday. Consequently, the arrival date has been moved from  Monday 11th July to Tuesday 12th July and the departure date from Saturday 16th July to Sunday 17th July. We apologize for any inconvenience this adjustment may make to the conference attendees and our invited dignitaries.

To register for the conference, please go to www.ugonsa.org and click on “conference registration." You can also make your payment directly into the UGONSA National account listed below. Early bird attracts a special package.

Account number: 3089525712

Bank: First Bank of Nigeria PLC.

Account Name: University Graduates of Nursing Science Association

Note: If you choose to pay directly to the bank account, you have to submit your payment evidence and your name, state, email, and phone number to gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com or info@ugonsa.org for your registration to be manually entered in the conference registration list. See the attached event poster below for more information.

 

Signed

                    Chief (Hon). S.E.O. Egwuenu                                 Nur. P.O. Eteng

UGONSA National President                                UGONSA Ag.National Secretary


 



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Thursday, 28 April 2022

HOW UGONSA CONFERENCE HELPS NURSES GET PROMOTION

The UGONSA National Professional Conference and Scientific Update is a classic event where scholars, researchers and administrators in the nursing profession gather to exhibit and review scientific works and underlying theories of nursing practice for the purpose of improving on medico-nursing knowledge and skills, for enhanced qualitative client care.

Most universities and health institutions require that their lecturers, higher degree students and clinical staff show evidence of participation and presentation of their works at professional conferences as a caveat for promotion, graduation, or professional distinction. The evidence could be in various forms:

·         Evidence that the abstract submitted was accepted for presentation at the conference through a letter that conveys such.

·         Showing that their work(s) is/are listed among the items in the book of abstracts of the conference.

·         A release letter addressed to the institution where the presenter works indicating that his/her work was accepted for presentation at the conference and asking for release of such person(s) to attend the conference and make the presentation.

·         Certificate of Presentation of the work issued to the presenter at the end of the conference.

Does UGONSA National Professional Conference & Scientific Update Meet the University/Health Institutions’ Standards and Requirements to Help Nurses Excel in Academia and Clinical Practice?

Yes! UGONSA makes a call for submission of abstracts for the next Professional Conference & Scientific Update at the completion of every conference. The Abstract Review Committee, upon completion of review of submitted abstracts, makes recommendations to the National Leadership of UGONSA for acceptance or rejection of works.  Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts is sent to the submitters. The authors whose works were accepted for presentation are issued with a letter of acceptance of their abstracts for presentation at UGONSA conference. Their works are then published in the book of abstracts. Thereafter, applications for their release to attend the conference, and present their papers, are made to the Heads of their institutions, Vice Chancellors, Provosts, deans, etc. At the end of the conference, the authors that made presentations are issued with certificates of presentation by UGONSA which they can submit with the book of abstracts to their institution as proof of participation and presentation at the conference.

How Can I Confirm That UGONSA National Professional Conferences & Scientific Updates Can Offer These Benefits and Opportunities?

Kindly submit your abstract or attend the upcoming 20th conference to confirm for yourself, as the proof of the pudding lies in the eating. Deadline for abstract submission for the upcoming conference has been extended to May 31, 2022. The 20th National Professional Conference & Scientific Update – Abakaliki, 2022 shall hold from Monday 11th to Saturday 16th July 2022 at Conference Centre of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

After attending, for sure you shall be the first to urge nurses in academia, those with prospects of being in the academia and those that wish to distinguish themselves in clinical practice to submit their abstracts when next UGONSA calls for submission of abstracts for its National Professional Conference & Scientific Update.

For Further Information:  Correspondence with the association regarding the conference is easily made via our email address, gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com,  or info@ugonsa.org, through any of the following phone numbers: +2348063477661, +234701102753.



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Wednesday, 27 April 2022

UGONSA FELICITATES WITH DR. NDIE OVER ELEVATION TO FULL PROFESSORIAL STATUS

 



UGONSA is very happy to celebrate our latest professor of Nursing, Prof. Elkenah Chubike Ndie. Professor Ndie has shown an uncommon sacrifice for the nursing profession and has always been at the forefront of anything that will bring positive development to the profession. Currently working with the National Open University of Nigeria after leaving the service of Ebonyi State University, Prof.Ndie is a member of the Editorial board of "The Nursing Scope," the peer-reviewed international journal of UGONSA. UGONSA Family prays for more God's grace upon him and says a big congratulations to him.


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Monday, 25 April 2022

UGONSA ADDS DR. S.N. GARBA TO THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE NURSING SCOPE

 


UGONSA has added Dr. Saleh Ngaski GARBA to the editorial board of its peer-reviewed international journal, The Nursing Scope.  Dr. Garba is an associate professor at Bayero University, Kano - Nigeria, 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 is 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.comijeoma.ehiemere@unn.edu.ngijeomere@yahoo.com.

 Editors

Prof. Joseph Osuji

Mount Royal University, Canada

Email: josuji@mtroyal.cajoseph.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.ngomololaoni@gmail.com.

 Prof. 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.comanyebe.ee@unilorin.edu.ng.

 Dr. Saleh Ngaski GARBA

 Bayero University, Kano – Nigeria

sngarba.nur@buk.edu.ng; salenga2004@gmail.com.

 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.ngafoibarry@gmail.comafoibarry@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.ngcjontheweb@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


 Signed:

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

 National President                            Ag.National Secretary


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Monday, 18 April 2022

NEED TO BE EMPOWERED AS A NURSE? THEN, READ THIS

The 20th UGONSA National Professional Conference, Abakaliki 2022, is designed to practically empower nurses with skills that will make them reckon as super nurses and foster their propensity to add money to their pockets. Aside from the conventional conference events, the conference will make nurses proficient in SPSS, EKG, and American Heart Association’s BLS. Did we say proficient? Yes, of course!

By this assertion, we are betting that any nurse that attended the conference will not only learn SPSS, EKG, and BLS but will be able to apply them in real life and would be able to teach others.

The conference fee is N15,000 (fifteen thousand naira) for nurses and N7500 (seven thousand five hundred naira) for student nurses. To show how serious we are with our claim, we are betting that any conference attendee who complained of not learning how to practically apply SPSS, EKG, and BLS in real-life situations after the conference will be refunded the sum of N50000 (fifty thousand naira) if the complainant is a nurse or N25000 (twenty-five thousand naira) if the complainant is a student nurse. We are making this bet because we are very sure our tested, trusted, and proven hand-on methods that will be used to deliver such modules at the conference shall have an imbibing impact ceteris paribus. Did you hear us well? For 'benefit of doubt' let us restate it in another way! UGONSA will add N35000 to the N15000 you paid (if you are a nurse) or N17500 to the N7500 you paid (if you are a student nurse) to make your refund, respectively N50000 or 25000 if after duly participating in the conference you were unable to be empowered to be proficient in SPSS, EKG, and BLS.

Let’s now talk about what you need to do to get this conference empowerment.

For SPSS

To participate in the SPSS training, an attendee MUST come with a laptop computer. The hands-on training involves leading the participants to practically perform statistical analysis on a raw data set using the IBM® SPSS® Statistics. Because the trial period for the IBM® SPSS® Statistics package lasts for 30 days, we advise that participants should not install the software until two days before the conference start date. This is because, in addition to the hands-on training, we shall also give the attendees a follow-up assignment on raw data set to be analyzed and submitted within two weeks of the conference to reflect and assess their mastery of analysis of descriptive and inferential statistics, such as frequency distribution, t-test, chi-square, ANOVA, etc., using SPSS. The follow-up is aimed at ensuring that the attendees left the conference being proficient in SPSS and to assure them of the avenue for a free consultation should they need further assistance. If the software is installed earlier than two days before the conference, the trial period might run out before completing the follow-up assignment.

For EKG

All you need to do is review the anatomy and physiology of the heart two to three days before the conference to be able to imbibe the EKG module’s training with ease at the conference. 

You will be taught how to read and interpret EKG strips and a simple way to obtain heart rhythms where you do not have access to 12-lead EKG, such as at home or in rural settings that do not have EKG machines. You will also learn of actions to take to restore an abnormal EKG to normal or how to mitigate adverse consequences and avert preventable death in situations where restoration of normalcy is difficult.

For BLS

The BLS package will be that of the American Heart Association (AHA). While participation in the BLS training shall be free for all the conference attendees, receiving the AHA BLS certificate shall attract N15,500 (fifteen thousand five hundred naira) as AHA (and not UGONSA) issues the BLS certificate. Hands-on practice on feedback equipment, as recommended by AHA, costs N3,000 (three thousand naira), while the AHA BLS Provider certificate (the eCard) costs N12,500 (twelve thousand five hundred naira), amounting to a total cost of N15,500 for each attendee that needs the AHA BLS certificate. This payment is optional and only applies to those who want to have the AHA BLS certificate issued to them. However, UGONSA shall pay for the AHA BLS certificates for five attendees that will be randomly selected at the conference based on criteria that will be set by the attendees in collaboration with the association at the conference.

Conference Date and Registration

The conference will be held from July 11 to July 16, 2022, at the Conference Centre of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

 To register, go to www.ugonsa.org and click on “conference registration." You can also make your payment directly into the UGONSA National account listed below. Early bird attracts a special package.

Account number: 3089525712

Bank: First Bank of Nigeria PLC.

Account Name: University Graduates of Nursing Science Association

Note: If you choose to pay directly to the bank account, you have to submit your payment evidence and your name, state, email, and phone number to gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com or info@ugonsa.org for your registration to be manually entered in the conference registration list. See the attached event programme below for more information.

 

Signed

Chief (Hon). S.E.O Egwuenu                                              Nur. P.O. Eteng

UGONSA National President                                          UGONSA Ag. National Secretary






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Thursday, 14 April 2022

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FOR 20TH UGONSA NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE ABAKALIKI 2022

 Registration for the 20th UGONSA National Professional Conference and Scientific Update has officially commenced. Please go to www.ugonsa.org and click on "Conference Registration" to register for the conference. The conference fee is N15,000 (fifteen thousand naira) for Professional Nurses and N7,500 (seven thousand five hundred naira) for Student Nurses. You can also make your payment directly into the UGONSA National account listed below. Early bird attracts a special package.

Account number: 3089525712

Bank: First Bank of Nigeria PLC.

Account Name: University Graduates of Nursing Science Association

Note: If you choose to pay directly to the bank account, you have to submit your payment evidence and your name, state, email, and phone number to gnan2ugonsa@gmail.com or info@ugonsa.org for your registration to be manually entered in the conference registration list.

 

Signed

Chief (Hon) S.E.O Egwuenu               Nur. P.O. Eteng

National President                           Ag. National Secretary

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UGONSA ELECTION 2020

 Electing new national leaders of UGONSA is part of the events of its 20th National Professional Conference and Scientific Update, July 11 to July 16, 2022, at Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. If you are interested in occupying any leadership position in UGONSA, please visit www.ugonsa.org and click on “UGONSA Election” to apply for your desired post. The application fee for the post of National President is N30,000 (thirty thousand naira) while that of other posts is N25,000 (twenty five thousand naira).

Signed

Chief (Hon) S.E.O Egwuenu          Nur. P.O. Eteng

National President                           Ag. National Secretary


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