The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has accredited four courses of the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital’s (ABUTH) Post Basic School of Nursing.
The Registrar of the council, Alhaji Farouq Lawal Wurno, made this known yesterday while speaking at a 4-week refresher programme organised by the Alumni of the school.
The four courses accredited, according to Wurno, were Post Basic Anaesthesia, Post Basic Midwifery, Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing and Post Basic Paediatric Nursing.
He said 45 post basic programmes have been registered across the country with Kaduna State leading the 19 northern states.
He added; “the council has constituted a special tribunal to deal with quacks, unlicensed nurses and midwives.
This is in a bid to sanitise the profession and ensure best practice. In order to achieve this objective, we have commenced online registration of nurses and midwives.”
The Chief Medical Director of ABUTH, Professor Lawal Khalid, represented by Professor Adamu Ahmed, pledged to continue to support the school to achieve the desired goals.
Speaking on the accreditation, the principal of the school, Hajiya Salamatu Hassan Idris, said she made the issue her priority since assumption of office, adding that the 4-week refresher programme was in line with the accreditation protocol.
Source: Daily Trust