The Nursing and Midwifery Council has Issued a Statement after a Trainee Nurse created a post of TikTok threatening to kill patients.
The Trainee after releasing the video in Waali issued an Appology openly and explained it was not her Intention to do what was in the video, she attributed it to a trend of Social Media after the video went viral on the 12th of August 2022.
The attention of the Nursing and Midwifery Council(N&MC) has been drawn to a social media publication in which a purporled 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.
The Council disassociates itself from the video and also states unequivocally that 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 enshined in section 7(a) of the Code of Professional Conduct for nurses to “Uphold the reputation of your Profession; Your behavior must at all limes 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 concen about the unfortunate statement and will like to inform the general public that:
1. Investigations have commenced earnestly to identify the said stucent
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 Micwifery 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 Micwifery 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.