The University of Calabar, UNICAL has inducted 90 graduates of Nursing Science into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new nurses were inducted by the Registrar of the Council, Dr Farouk Abubakar, at the university’s International Conference Centre on Monday in Calabar.
Abubakar advised them to uphold the standard of the profession by discharging their duties in line with the oath they took.
He said that the nursing profession requires utmost dedication and commitment to duty, hence they should prioritise the profession of nursing.
Speaking, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Florence Obi, who congratulated the graduates for the feat, charged them to go into the field and make exploits.
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The VC urged the newly inducted nurses to practice their profession with ethics and to see themselves as care and support givers to their patients at all times.
According to her, the healing process of most patients starts with the care, love, support and encouragement given to the patients by the nurses.
Prof. Obi advised them to fly high ethical standards in the discharge of their professional duties, thereby urging them to always remember that they are carrying the banner of the institution wherever they may find themselves.
She expressed happiness over their conduct that have earned them a B.Sc in Nursing Science, thereby congratulating their parents for standing by them throughout their academic period.
Dean, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Prof. Idongesit Akpabio, also congratulated the graduates for earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
She said that the oath-taking and induction have opened the doors for the new nurses to do great exploits in society, using the skills and professionalism they have acquired while in school.
“As you transit into the society, only the best should be good enough for you. Do your best, within your power to excel beyond the usual,” she said.