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International Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Nursing profession in Nigeria: The diversities and disparity in the practices


Emmanuel Agbonomhen Agege


Background: Globally, health systems have adopted comprehensive strategies and guideline at both state and federal level to respond to the needs of racial and ethnic minorities at both state and federal level with the aims to eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities while harnessing the gains of diversities. 
Objectives: This narrative review was geared towards the diversities and disparities in the health systems and the strategies on how to increase quality healthcare among racial and ethnic minority populations. 
Methods: Several literatures by individuals, associations and corporate were reviewed where references were duly made and cited using the Mendeley reference library. 
Results: The outcome of the study revealed that nursing as a profession with defined clear educational pathway into the practice that needs constant growing body of knowledge. Nurses and midwives account for nearly 50% of the 43.5 million health workers in the world where 50% of WHO member states have less than 3 nursing and midwifery personnel per 1000 population (about 25% report to have less than 1 per 1000). 
Conclusion: Thus nurses should use the knowledge and skills of diversity to appreciate the uniqueness of the person they are caring for, underpinning the nurse-patient relationship or the therapeutic relationship while believing that caring is always specific and relational such as that is found in the nurse-patient relationship.

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How to cite this article:
Emmanuel Agbonomhen Agege. Nursing profession in Nigeria: The diversities and disparity in the practices. Int. J. Nurs. Health Sci. 2024;6(1):09-15. DOI: 10.33545/26649187.2024.v6.i1a.54