The attention of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) has been drawn to a social media publication in which a purported nursing student in uniform is seen making a claim that she will kill any client who seeks her service as a Nurse because she was forced to pursue nursing against her will.
”I don’t want to be a nurse, but my family said I should study nursing, soon! I will start working, so any patient who comes to meet me should run away or I kill them”
The Council disassociates itself from the video and also states unequivocally that it places great importance on issues of professional conducts for nursing and midwifery students, nurses and midwives thus condemns such act.
The Council would like to remind all practitioners as enshrined in section 7(a) of the Code of Professional Conduct for nurses to “Uphold the reputation of your Profession; Your behavior must at all times bring credit to the profession” and section 7(h)” Desist from abuse of the social media and ensure that it does not interfere with your Professional practice/service provision”. Any practitioner found to have contravened the provisions would be sanctioned accordingly.
The Council therefore expresses concern about the unfortunate statement and will like to inform the general public that:
1. Investigations have commenced earnestly to identify the said student and apply the necessary sanctions as enshrined in the Code of Conduct for Nurses and Midwives.
2. The statement made by the alleged student nurse is a clear demonstration of ignorance about the Nursing and Midwifery Professions and therefore the public should treat it with the contempt it deserves.
3. The Council is cautioning against the usage of Nurses and Midwives’ uniform by Nursing and Midwifery Students, Nurses, Midwives and social media users to stop using the uniform for non-professional and unapproved activities.
4. We wish to assure the general public of the Council’s mandate “to secure in the public interest the highest standards of training and practice of Nursing and Midwifery”.
5. The Council, will continue to actively exercise its regulatory mandate against such unprofessional conducts.
Issued by the Public Affairs Directorate.
Social Media users are currently making a lot of JOKES. To release stress all professions take to social media to make jokes for people to laugh.
There are others who are also teaching through their social media handles, the young ones are learning but seems they are learning wrongly.
The platform can be used for teaching, Because they want to be popular they are ready to do anything or say anything disregarding the aftermath or the effect it will bring.