Nigerian Nurses Receive Nurse Educator Scholarships - NANNNA and Health Carousel Foundation

July 10, 2023

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America(NANNNA) announced that 19 nurses working in Nigeria will receive scholarships towards coursework, enabling them to become nurse educators registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN). NMCN also approves this initiative which aims to support and empower colleges of nursing education and improve the staff strength of the institutions.


The nineteen students will be studying at seven universities across Nigeria:

·      University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State

·      University of Uyo

·      Obafemi Awolowo University

·      Nwafor Orizu College of Education

·      National Open University in Abuja, Edo, and Ondo states


The list of recipients and the schools of attendance are detailed below.


National Open University, Abuja State State

    Uchechi Better Onua (Nee Anyaocha)

National Open University, Edo State

    Agho, Jemima Ayiri

    Asani Omosede Peace

    Nwogu Ifeyinwa Pascaline

National Open University, Ondo State

    Taiwo Sanusi Adeola

    Nwafor Orizu College Of Education, Anambra State

    Okafor Obianuju Makuochukwu (Nee Ezeokeke)

    Okoroikpa Miracle Ijeoma

    Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State

    Adebola Bolarinwa Arike

    Fatanmi Similoluwa Judith

University Of Medical Sciences, Ondo State

    Aladenola Folasade Fehintola

    Dare Olanike Temitayo

    Oladimeji-Olotu Racheal Bosede

    Taiwo Olajumoke Abosede

University Of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

    Ekeno Emmanuel Jacob

    Eno-Abasi Nkereuwem Obot

    Mbetobong Monday Udoidiong

    Tom Uduak

    Utoro Paulinus Akpan

    Uyama Udoreyin Asukwo

The scholarship recipients were selected based on their current nursing education involvement, future commitment to this role, and economic need. These recipients in this pilot program must also serve the nursing school students in Nigerian states where NANNNA has formed working partnerships. NANNNA, NMCN, and the foundation will evaluate the results of this initial program and determine how to proceed, which may include broadening eligibility to additional Nigerian states.

Enrollment in the programs begins in June and July. Completing the students' nursing educator capstone programs is expected to take12 months.

Remedying The Global Nursing Shortage

In Nigeria, not unlike most of the world, a chronic shortage of nurse educators exacerbates the global nursing shortage that amounts to more than a 10 million headcount shortfall, even by modest estimates. The World Health Organization estimates as many as 13 million more nurses are needed. Programs like this, supported by Health Carousel Foundation, aim to address the global nursing crisis.

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