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The Lagos State University College of Medicine on Thursday 4th November 2021 inducted the 1st set of Graduating Bachelor of Nursing Science Students.
Speaking at the Induction Ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji- Bello called on the Inductees to be Compassionate in discharging their duties
According to her, Nurses are always first and last point of contact of every patients, therefore they must be caring and patient.
The Vice Chancellor who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Prof. Elias Wahab admonished the newly inducted nurses to continue to improve themselves. She stressed that the world is a global village and in order to be relevant there is need to acquire more skills
She congratulated the parents and guardians of the inducted nurses for raising individuals who have excelled not just in learning and academics but also in characters, which according to her is a fundamental aspect of the educational training in Lagos State University.
She applauded the efforts of both management and staff of the college especially the head of nursing department, Dr. Bola Ofi for the successes recorded in the nursing programme.
In his welcome address, the Ag. Provost, Prof. Abiodun Adewuya expressed his gratitude for being the Provost to inducts the 1st set of graduating nurses who are 15 in number.
“We have come a long way since we established the BSc Nursing Programme and I count myself lucky to be presenting this inaugural set of graduating nurses”, he said
He urged the nurses to always nature, value and cherish life by helping to bring good health and healing to those in need.
He admonished the nurses to let the tripod of compassion, caring and healing be the central ideas of their practices.
He called on the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to considered changing the nursing programme from course unit to modular which is being operated by the college of Medicine, since the nursing programme is purely clinical.
He averred that all the nursing clinical skills laboratories in the College are fully operational. He hinted that the college hopes to commence Master and PhD. Programme in nursing subsequently after the Induction of the 2nd set of graduating nurses
He congratulated the parents and guardians of the Inductees and thanked the state government, university management and staff of the college for their continued and immeasurable support for the college.
In her address, the Nursing Elder of the occasion, Prof. Olarenwaju Sowunmi admonished the newly inducted nurses to be intentional to practice their profession with all acts to be part of a voice to lead in the healthcare industry
He encouraged the new nurses not to let their training be in vain but rather ensure that they contribute their quota to the delivery of quality nursing care to recipients of healthcare in Nigeria and globally.