Under the guidance of Vice Chancellor Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye, PhD, FAS, Igbinedion University celebrated its 8th professional oath-taking and induction ceremony for graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Sc.) program. The event, which took place in the university’s library conference hall, marked a significant milestone, with Professor Ezemonye proudly declaring that the institution has contributed to the nursing profession by producing approximately 725 nurses, many of whom are actively practicing both domestically and abroad.
Professor Ezemonye underscored the pivotal role of nursing in societal growth and healthcare development. He emphasized how nurses play a critical part in ensuring patient safety and the overall functionality of the healthcare system. Furthermore, he acknowledged the university’s nursing program’s reputation for outstanding performance, which has led to a growing demand for admission. The university is diligently working to meet this increased interest.
The guest speaker for the event, Professor Anthonia Chinweuba from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, delivered an insightful keynote lecture titled “The Role of Nurses in the Global Healthcare Delivery System.” Her lecture shed light on the vital role nurses play within the global healthcare delivery system, emphasizing their indispensable position in society. Professor Chinweuba praised the tireless dedication, compassionate care, and invaluable contributions of nurses to the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide. Her address served as a powerful reminder of the profound impact nurses have on patient outcomes, healthcare accessibility, and the overall functioning of healthcare systems.
Dr. Veronica Uge, the Head of the Department of Nursing Science, expressed gratitude for the successful completion of the academic program. She also commended the visionary efforts of the university’s Chancellor, Sir Chief Dr. Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, CFR, in establishing an esteemed institution that consistently produces globally competitive graduates.
The ceremony reached its zenith with the formal induction of the nursing graduates into the profession. Dr. Udonte Emmauel, representing the Registrar/Secretary General of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, officiated the induction, symbolizing the graduates’ official entry into the nursing profession.
Igbinedion University’s commitment to the nursing profession is evident through its investments in human resources, infrastructure, and technology. This unwavering dedication has solidified the institution’s reputation as a leading center for nursing education. As the university celebrates another significant achievement in producing competent and dedicated nurses, its contribution to healthcare excellence remains unmatched. The accomplishments of its graduates continue to serve as an inspiration to aspiring nurses and a magnet for prospective students to the prestigious IUO Nursing program.
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