46 Babcock graduates inducted into Nursing Council

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has formally inducted 46 newly-qualified Nursing graduates of Babcock University in Ogun into the professional body.

A statement issued by Babcock’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Joshua Suleiman said th virtual induction ceremony was held on July 16, 2020.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ademola Tayo who described the University’s 13th Nursing induction ceremony as “historic and first of its kind” urged the graduates to be real change agents and reflect positive values in discharging their duties.

“Though not more than a quarter of the inductees were physically present in compliance with government’s protocol on social distancing, it proffered opportunity for the graduates to move on with their lives,” Tayo said.

“You must be good ambassadors of Babcock. Nursing is selflessness and love. You owe it to society to turn your knowledge into nurture and care”.

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He equally implored them to build their future on integrity, a compassionate lifestyle and professional ethics.

Delivering her paper, “Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Role of the Nurse’’, the Guest Speaker, Prof. Omolola Irinoye of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, called on the inductees to constantly seek knowledge.

Irinoye also urged them to manage emotional drainage and glean lessons from previous epidemics as well as conceptualise programmes in coping with COVID-19.

In the statement, NMCN’ Registrar, Alhaji Faruk Abubakar, represented by a Director, Mrs. Stella Godswill, advised the inductees to raise the bar of professional standards and uphold the moral values imbibed in their training.