Mildmay Uganda School of Nursing and Midwifery hosts the 26th UNASNM Annual General Meeting

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Edith Akankwasa, director MIHS opening up the UNASNM annual general meeting

From 15th-18th.03.2018 Mildmay Uganda school of nursing and midwifery hosted the 26th Uganda National Association of students nurses and midwives(UNASNM) annual general meeting under the theme uplifting the nursing profession through empowering the student nurses and midwives, the event took place at Mildmay Uganda Institute of health sciences(MIHS).

UNASNM started in 1987 as a body to unity all student nurses and midwives from various institutions in Uganda with a primary objective of improving the academic performance, promote on the professional knowledge, skills and attitude, advocate for student’s rights and prepare them on how to overcome challenges in their career and also establish mutual relationship among students, schools, hospital authorities, medical staff and patients.

The event attracted 78 nursing and midwifery schools across Uganda who took part in the depth discussions and elections of the new board members of the association. This also brings together the student leaders to network and collaborate towards boasting their academics, leadership skills and professional growth.

“As you practice your nursing and midwifery profession have a sense of sacrifice and contribute positively to the nation just like your anthem says. So you have to package yourself now not waiting for the future in order for you to provide quality service health care in different health facilities,” Edith Akankwasa, director Mildmay Uganda Institute of health sciences, appeals to students while opening up the UNASNM annual general meeting.

Nursing and Midwifery students from various institutions listening during the UNASNM Annual general meeting

“UNASNM marks as an opportunity for us to promote the works and leadership of the nurses and midwives and the difference they make to the health and wellbeing of the local people across Uganda because they are being mentored in caring, practicum tests, professional discipline and ethics,” Immaculate Naggulu, principle nursing and midwifery school at MIHS.

“This event has been of importance to me as a student nurse because I have been able to acquire various knowledge on nursing and midwifery from the various topics presented and I am certain if I put them in to consideration I will reach my goal, “Irene Nantongo, a student at MIHS.

The UNASNM annual event will continue to draw closer professional development trainings to the nursing and midwifery students which enhances the best possible patient care and career progression country wide.