Day 3 of UGHANMSA 37th Health Week: Seminar and "Rep your School"


Most often than not, undergraduate nurses are left in a dilemma. They do not know the next step to take after they have acquired their degrees. The doubts and confusions were cleared on the March 26, 2018 by two resource persons. They were the affable Acting Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dr. Lydia Aziato and Mr. David Tenkorang-Twum.

Resource persons:  Dr. Lydia Aziato (Left) and Mr. David Tenkorang-Twum (Right)

A seminar on March 26, 2018 expose the student nurse to the realities of what lies ahead after obtaining the degree. In addition to the seminar, students wore their old school paraphernalia’s to represent their senior high school alma maters. The seminar was dubbed “What’s next after degree nursing? Perspectives from the Nursing Players.”

A short opening prayer was said by Miss Angelina Nhyira Bosomprah and Miss Erica Osei made a welcome statement. The resource persons were introduced by the articulate Masters of Ceremonies (MC’s), Miss Asana Adams and Mr. Kwame Agyeman.

Dr. Aziato with her presentations

At the end of the seminar, the dilemma was cleared because the experienced resource persons made clear the plausible opportunities for a degree holder after graduating as a nurse. Some of these opportunities were practicing as a nursing officer, entrepreneurship, diverting into other disciplines such medicine, pharmacy, law, endoscopy and many others.

A section of the Audience

Dr. Aziato with her presentation, made mention of the peculiarities of a graduate nurse. A graduate nurse must be knowledgeable, proactive, decision maker, trainer and a supervisor. She emphasized that these qualities are mandatory and not an option. Respect was not left out of the qualities. She encouraged every student at the gathering to respect one another although we are of different ages. It is also required of the graduate nurse to do her rotation and get a pin only if he or she is passionate about nursing and wants to be a practicing nurse. The degree holder nurse after her rotation, can choose to work in institution of her choice. As a mother, she advised us to live admirable lives as degree holding graduate nurses. Dr. Lydia Aziato drew the gathering’s attention to the fact that nursing specialty is Master’s program and not a degree program globally.

Question and Answer session

Question and Answer session

Question and Answer session

Mr. David Tenkorang-Twum emphasized on the GRNMA’s pivotal role in ensuring better employment and placement of Nurses after school in terms of political associations. Further he elaborated on the effective contribution of the association in terms of helping nurses to secure jobs further providing conducive working environment. He addressed the political aspect of nursing and encouraged student nurses to be part of the politics concerning the profession as a graduate nurse. It will be very laudable to be part of the policy making committees of nursing as a graduate when the opportunity presents itself.

The vote of thanks and closing payers were given by Miss Vivian Semefa Kwaw and Miss Hulda Dellor. The activities for the day ended with photoshoot of students in their old school paraphernalia.

SONM students in their old school paraphernalia.

SONM students in their old school paraphernalia

SONM Students repping their "Old Schools"


SONM Students repping their "Old Schools"