Category: ICONS

Zamfara 2019: supreme Court judgement grants nurse the senatorial ticket

The wave of the media has taken a new turn in the nursing community today with the news of a nurse senator elect (Hassan Nasiha) whose victory came after the shocking zamfara supreme court judgement today. In an unprecedented judicial pronouncement, Nigeria’s Supreme Court awarded governorship, National Assembly and state Assembly elective posts to the […]

People to know: Richard Carmona

Richard Carmona MD, MPH, FACS was the 17th Surgeon General of the United States and is the Distinguished Professor of Public Health at MEZCOPH. He also holds faculty appointments as a Professor of Surgery and Pharmacy. Trained in general and vascular surgery, Dr. Carmona also completed a National Institutes of Health-sponsored fellowship in trauma, burns, […]

HIC SPECIAL: Meet the father of modern Abdominal Surgery 

Theodor Billroth, in full Christian Albert Theodor Billroth, (born April 26, 1829, Bergen auf Rügen, Prussia [Germany]—died Feb. 6, 1894, Abbazia , Austria-Hungary [now Opatija, Croatia]), Viennese surgeon, generally considered to be the founder of modern abdominal surgery . Billroth’s family was of Swedish origin. He studied at the universities of Greifswald , Göttingen, and Berlin, Germany , […]

Bullying of the Student Nurse: How the Nurse Bullying Cycle Continues

What student nurses learn and what they experience, either positive or negative, during their formation as a nurse will forever become part of their character. Horizontal violence is common among students for many reasons and perpetuated because they see themselves as powerless. Unfortunately, much research on violence and bullying in nursing usually excludes student nurses […]