Over 200years ago on the 12th of May 1820, Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing was born, Globally, 6th-13th may is set aside for the annual celebration of nurses week, and each year, comes with a theme, the theme for this year happens to be _NURSES: a voice to lead: Invest in nursing and secure global health_

According to ICN, A nurse is a person who has completed a program of basic, generalized nursing education and is authorized by the appropriate regulatory authority to practice nursing in his/her country, Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people.


This week is the annual Nurses week;

I appreciate NMCN for maintaining and protecting the image of Nursing,

I appreciate the Leadership of NANNM for seeing to the welfare of Nurses,

I appreciate the leadership of UGONSA for being a voice for graduate Nurses,

I appreciate all executives and senators of NUNSA for representing student nurses efficiently,

I especially appreciate all student nurses for taking the bold steps to become the heart of the health system and most importantly for going through the right route to acquire the needed knowledge. As we all know without the right education from NMCN accredited institutions, one cannot achieve being a Registered Nurse.

A Clarion call to INVEST IN NURSING:

– Federal government of Nigeria and the Minister of Education to invest in nursing by attending to the demand of ASUU so our members can go back to their academic activities and become the professionals that are needed to bring positive changes to the health system.

– Nursing Leaders invest in nursing by making policies that encourage professionalism and career progression while also sponsoring nurses and student nurses in the pursuit of their academic,

– Nurses in Diaspora invest in nurses back home, with sponsorship and mentorship

– Registered Nurses invest in the profession by enhancing their academic qualifications and offering guidance and mentorship to fellow nurses and student nurses,

-Student Nurses invest in the profession by dedicating quality time to their studies and making the necessary grades required of them to become professional Nurse.


Leaders in Nursing, Nurses at home and abroad, and student nurses should invest in nursing by organising and volunteering in medical outreach that helps bring nursing services to people’s homes, schools and workplaces, that is, community services.


Dear Nurses and student nurses, thank you for being the heart of the health system.

Let’s all invest in nursing.




God Bless NUNSA

God Bless Nurses


Nr. Khadija Motunrayo Musa

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