The President of Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN), Kano , Prof. (Dr.) Mohammad Israr has described the Nursing profession as the most respected profession in the world.
Prof. Israr made the remark on Wednesday, 17th May, 2023, at the First International Nurses Week Celebration organized by the Nursing students.
The program which took place at the Rakietou Hassane Mossi School of Nursing Sciences was attended by other top management staff of the University including Head, International Office, Engr. Bashir Garba, Head, Human Resource, Hajiya Maimuna Bello, Dr. Lawan Kankiya, Dr. Shu’aibu Abdulrashid and Mal Salele Abdul, Chairman Governing Board, Dansharif College of Nursing Sciences.
He, therefore, charged the nursing students to make the best use of the opportunity provided to them by the University so as to realize their dream and excel in their chosen field.
According to him, the event was organized by the University to commemorate the birth of Florence Nightingale in 1820, the foundational philosopher of modern nursing.
In his lecture presentation, the Provost of Dansharif College of Nursing Sciences, Kano, Malam Sabo Yusuf identified some of the challenges being faced by the nurses which include shortage of workforce, heavy work loads, burn out and low wages and lack of protection, among others.
He, however, called on the government to employ more nurses to address the shortage of manpower in various health facilities.
“Investment in nursing is indeed very necessary now if we’re to meet the healthcare challenges of the future,” he said.
He commended the Management of the University for organizing the event which according to him the week is being celebrated annually to pay tribute to Nurses for their dedication, professionalism, and tireless service to patients across the world.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Vice President Campus Life, Dr. Hamza Garba acknowledged the contributions of the Founder and Chairman Governing Council of the University, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo, in producing a number of Nurses at the Degree, Masters and Phd levels.
“Before now there was few number of nurses into the country but with the establishment of Maryam Abacha University of Niger by Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo, there are now Nurses who have degree, Masters and PhD in nursing, ” Dr. Garba said.
In his remarks, the Dean, School of Nursing Sciences, Dr. Umar Lawan Bello represented by Dr. Abdulrashid Idris, urged the students to face their studies with seriousness as nursing is one of the most marketable professions in the world.
He also charged them to be disciplined and of good moral character to enable them succeed in life, adding education without good morals is nothing.