NMCN inducts 212 Nursing graduates of MAAUN Niger

Maryam Abacha American University of Niger (MAAUN Maradi) has produced a total of 212 graduates of Nursing Sciences out of the 340 inducted into the nursing profession by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).

They were inducted on Thursday, 14th December, 2023, during the council’s 11th induction ceremony for foreign-trained nurses held at the Professor Adamu Abubakar Rasheed Twin Lecture Theatre at Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria.

The inductees, who graduated from foreign institutions in 17 countries, had their adaptation programme at nursing departments in 12 Nigerian universities.

After administering the oath, the registrar of the Council, Dr. Faruk Umar Abubakar congratulated the inductees and charged them to live up to the demands of the profession at all times.

He noted that with the administration of oath, it signified that the inductees have been certified by the Council to practice the profession anywhere in the world after undergoing the mandatory one year internship in any accredited health facility in Nigeria.

The registrar explained that the Council, as a professional body, is mandated to promote and maintain excellence in nursing and midwifery education and practice in Nigeria in line with global best practices.

In his address, the President of MAAUN Group of Universities, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo said there was increasing demand for the nursing profession in Nigeria, in view of the invaluable contribution of nurses in the promotion of health and preventing illness.

He congratulated the inducted nurses for achieving the milestone and announced the awarding of scholarship to all the 212 nursing graduates of MAAUN Niger to enable them further their education at masters level in the university.

He thanked the leadership of NMCN for bringing the program to MAAUN, which he described as a great honor to the university.

Also speaking, the President of MAAUN, Prof.(Dr.) Mohammad Israr, acknowledged the contributions of the foreign-trained nurses and tasked them to bring their expertise and experience from around the world to the healthcare system.

He described nurses as compassionate individuals who dedicated their lives to the noble cause, demonstrating unwavering commitment to patient care and the improvement of healthcare outcomes.

The induction ceremony was witnessed by distinguished guests, parents, and erudite professional nurses from across the country, including Directors and Heads of the Department of Colleges and Schools of Nursing Sciences.