Many of Nigeria’s Nursing and Midwifery schools and colleges encounter challenges that include outdated training curricula, which can lead, in some cases, to loss of accreditation. In Cross River state, in 2014 only one health training institution was accredited—provisionally. Five other institutions had lost their accreditations from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) which stipulates minimum standards of compliance for accreditation. An assessment team led by the Director of Nursing of Calabar’s Ministry of Health visited the Cross River schools to determine the best ways of addressing the gaps in the accreditation team’s report. Through the HRH project efforts led by the Population Council, all of Cross River’s schools of Nursing and Midwifery are now accredited by NMCN.
Okereke, Ekechi, Godwin Unumeri, and Aisha Jibril. 2019. "Strengthening Cross River state schools of nursing and midwifery by updating their training curricula, procedure manuals and student handbooks," project brief. Abuja: Population Council.
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