Nurses Council vows to strengthen supervisory role
The Nurses and Midwives Council (NMC) has vowed to strengthen its supervisory function in nurses and midwives training institutions to maintain professional standards.
Mrs. Veronica Darko, the Registrar, said the Council would insist that the right things were done and would never compromise on best practices in nursing education.
They had already started visiting some of the institutions to monitor their academic programmes, expertise of faculty members and infrastructure.
This was contained in a speech read for her at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Department of Nursing.
The week-long event is being held under the theme “Transforming the Image of Nursing and Midwifery – the Role of Tertiary Education”.
Mrs. Darko invited academia to partner the NMC in ensuring that established standards and guidelines for the development of curricula were met.
This, she said, was critical to efficient nursing and midwifery practice, nursing care, research, education and administration.
Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Minister of Education, advised nurses and midwives to avail themselves of refresher courses.
This, she said, would help expose them to the changing face of the nursing profession and also build their professional competency.
Prof. William Otoo Ellis, Vice-Chancellor of the KNUST, said the University Council would continue to develop innovative programmes to enhance nursing education.