The Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Edo State Chapter, Mrs Catherine Eseine, has expressed her support for online degree programme in nursing, stating that it will be a great avenue for nurses to upgrade their knowledge in the profession.
Mrs Esseine, who made the remark during an exclusive chat with Pharmanewonline.com, however noted that such online institutions must be recognised by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC) before awarding certificates to nurses.
According to her: “The ongoing campaign for nurses to upgrade from diploma holders to degree holders is a welcome development and supported by NANNM. Online nursing programme is acceptable if it backed-up by necessary recognition by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC).
“All institutions which run nursing programmes must be accredited by NUC and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) before they are acceptable in the Country”.