The National Association of
Nigeria Nurses and Midwives believes in activities which will bring about
positive changes required in making Nursing Profession more responsive to
health need of individuals, families and communities. It is the belief of
the Association that the broad interest of its members should be protected
and well represented before contemporary professions, employers and the
public at large.
Association believes in continuing education of the Nurses and Nursing
research as a major way of attaining perfection in Nursing practice. The
Association believes in promoting unity, co-operation and understanding
among its members and other working class organizations, generally.
bring about positive changes in making nursing profession more responsive to
health care delivery to individuals, families and the general society; and
ensure the realization of the organization's mission.
and maintain the welfare, terms and conditions of service, and build the
capacity of the Nigeria Nurses and Midwives as a major way of attaining
perfection in the profession; in accordance with the provision of the
international Council of Nurses (ICN) and the world health organization
(WHO). And to uphold the international
code of Nursing ethics and position statements as enunciated by the
international Council of Nurses (ICN)
NURSING IN NIGERIA
according to the ICN Code of Ethics as reviewed in 2005, have four
fundamental responsibilities: to promote health, to prevent illness, to
restore health and to alleviate suffering. The need for nursing is
universal. Inherent in nursing is respect for human rights, including
cultural rights, the right to life and choice, to dignity and to be treated
care is respectful of and unrestricted by considerations of age, colour,
creed, culture, disability or illness, gender, sexual orientation,
nationality, politics, race or social status.
render health services to the individual, the family and the community and
coordinate their services with those of related groups.
1981, nursing was adjudged a vocation in Nigeria, but by virtue of the
Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP) award of 1981, nursing got the
recognition of a full-fledged profession.
The NANNM strategic emphases include:
Strengthening the Nursing, the Midwifery and Healthcare
Enhancing Quality of Health, Nursing and Midwifery Care
Promoting Healthy Aging
Reducing Health Disparities and Inequalities