“NURSES MUST NOT DRESS AS SLAY QUEENS” — Director
Nurses have been advised to dress decently at work and the communities
in which they live to command the respect of the public.
“Nurses should dress decently to befit their status in society as
nurses and not celebrities and slay queens”.
The acting Brong Ahafo Regional Officer of the Nursing and Midwifery
Council, Miss Bernice Korama Gyau who gave the advice at the 9th
Matriculation ceremony of the Nursing and Midwifery Training College
at the Ahafo Regional capital of Goaso on Friday.
She also cautioned nurses to avoid posting pictures of patients and
scenes at the wards on the social media cautioning that their general
attitude including dressing must reflect in the ideals of the
According to her, the Nursing and Midwifery Council frowns on such
conduct and would therefore deal with nurses who are found culpable of
the offence. She reminded them that there are sanctions for
misdemeanors and therefore should be guided by the rules and
regulations of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the nursing
profession in general.
She noted that the nursing and midwifery profession is a noble one and
that nurses should not do anything that would tarnish its image and
urged them to respect members of the public particularly patients who
they vow to serve.
Miss Korama Gyau also advised the student nurses to adopt good
communication skills in the discharge of their duties.
Miss Mary Boakye, the Brong Ahafo Chief Nursing Officer also took
turns to advise the up and coming nurses and midwifes change the face
of the profession by studying hard towards contributing to the quality
healthcare delivery system in the country.
She called on them to take their clinical serious and respect their
senior colleagues on the job as well as adhering to infection
prevention guides to ensure long life as professional health workers.
Mr. Alhassan Yakubu, the Asunafo North Municipal Coordinating Director
assured that the Assembly would continue to support the school with
provision of infrastructure having provided it with a three –Unit
lecture rooms to improve upon teaching and learning.
He, however, urged the students to accept postings to the hinterlands
where their services would be mostly needed as health professionals.
Dr. James Ankamah, medical Superintendent of the Goaso Government
Hospital, who presided over the matriculation ceremony, reminded the
students that competency is measured by good academic work and
The renowned Surgical Specialist reiterated the need for the students
to take their clinical serious because learning theories was different
from application of acquired knowledge.