The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), in collaboration with USAID Health Workforce Management Activity, has revised the general Nursing and Midwifery curricula in line with best global practices .
The move is part of efforts to upgrade standards for effective health-care service delivery in the country.
Also, the curricula review lunch, attended by 70 participants from the health sector, was overseen by the Board Chairman of NMCN, Dr Abosede Bola Ofi.
Describing the curricula review as the “right step in the right direction”, Dr Ofi said its revision would lead to the harmonization of materials and methods and serve as a reference point for teaching nurses and midwives across the nation.
Head of Department, Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi said the benefits of the review would be seen in the improvement of their skills.
The Secretary-General and Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Dr Farouk Umar Abubakar urged all nurses and midwives as well as educators to embrace the new curriculum, in order to improve the quality of health-care delivery at all levels.
Representatives of USAID Office Nigeria, Emmanuel Ogwuche, reiterated the commitment of his office to ensure successful implementation of the new curriculum.
Most of the Nurses and Midwife Educators as well as other stakeholders who spoke with Radio Nigeria said they were convinced that the revised curricula will lead to grooming great professionals, and in addition to addressing some operational variance and challenges often experienced in the sector .
Reporting by Remi Johnson; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor