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How I Became A Medical Consultant With Just A BNSc Degree – Eze Victor Obinna (RN, BNSc)

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Okay, Screw the title above, I will come back to it…….

Just have a good read, learn the lessons shared and move on!!

Life is too short!!

This is article was made by Eze Victor Obinna, CEO of 360degreeLEAD Network

I worked in a Primary Health Center where I did most of the work, had 2 Medical Laboratory Scientist who did little or nothing because we had no laboratory and a Doctor who was always out of town as well one of the other Laboratory Scientist who was out of town to manage her other business.

We were all appointed the same month and graduated almost the same period from the University.

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End of Month, What happens after government tax deductions?

¶ Government Pays the Doctor (Always in absentee) N700,000

¶ Pays the 2 Laboratory Scientists N333,000 (The female Scientist in absentee, the other Scientist was always around helping out with diagnostic tests using simple rapid test kits)

¶ And me?…..Story!!

I go home each month happy but over worked and stressed with N167,000

(Hmmmm, I know most of you haven’t even seen this amount as salary in 2 years; well I pity and feel for you big time, Nursing practice in Nigeria made it so)

My Doctor and Lab. Scientist colleagues as narrated above got the benefits they deserved….

Yes, Irrespective of their minimal participation in the work place, they were opportuned to have studied professional courses where after graduation workers incentives and salary placement are held in high priority……

For me?……

I Suffered the same fate and challenges most of my colleagues, if not all Nurses working in Nigerian health sector suffer as Registered Nurses.

Grace fall on you if you don’t get a government job.

My story with a Private hospital I worked with immediately after graduating is a storyline for another day….

I had little or no time for myself, was depressed most times, lacked the finances to take care of my personal needs but my Doctor and Medlab colleagues?

They had other jobs, earned more income, married, had cars…….and one even started a house project.

In No time I resigned to become a…….?

Eze Victor Obinna

Read on……….
Okay, let’s go back to my Post Title.

After graduating from the University of Port- Harcourt as a Registered Nurse, I decided to change the narrative for myself and others…..

I would always claim that I have no Nigerian Nurse who I look up to as a role model, none influenced me in any way as a student.

Maybe because I had a high standard for excellence and success in life which no Nigerian Nurse is yet to attain (Sorry If I offend you, my opinion though…… You have your own standards I guess)

Who is your own role model in the Nigerian Nursing profession?

But I wanted to be that Nigerian Nursing Professional who others would look up to as a role model and influencer.

I started by doing things successful people outside Nursing profession do……..

While looking out for my next job that would pay me what I’m worth as a Registered Nurse?

I started an NGO (360degreeleadNetwork, a health and leadership consulting platform), Organise online courses and teach people online….organized health awareness campaigns and seminars, published a book, appeared more on radio stations to discuss sensitive issues that most Nursing Professionals will shy away from, got a training and certification to become a highly sort after life coach to help people grow their influence and live their best life now, utilized online tools to grow my influence as a blogger and thought leader, started training social media users on how to utilize the platform to do business and earn 6-7 figures from the comfort of their homes wearing boxers or pyjamas…….and lots more.

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l even thought of going into a theological school to become a Pastor too.

Okay, you may not feel comfortable with me showcasing my profile……I understand, it’s always hard for Nurses to celebrate other Nurses……It’s like a ritual, right?

But I Care less…..Just read on,

In less than 24 months after graduating from the University with a BNSc degree and 6 months after leaving that job I narrated above, I now organise rural based medical outreaches, consult for government and non-governmental agencies, coach professionals in business and the health sector, help individuals, NGOs, Health experts and politicians collaborate and source for funds from multi national companies to organize free community based outreach, etc

The photo attached to this post is a Facebook message from a Medical Doctor who consulted me for a mentorship program to help her get her clinic started and registered with HMO and NHIS.

You know how much a 1 month session with her would cost?

Okay, check my previous salary above, its actually close to that amount. I do nothing but just chat with her online. No gloves, bed pan, bed making or insult from patient’s relative.

What am I driving at?
It pains me when Nursing professionals in Nigeria are placed as sub medical or paramedical practitioners and we take to the streets to protest.

Are you surprised?
No we shouldn’t be…..We gave other players in the health care sector the leverage to use us and trample on our rights….

Until we show our relevance in and outside the main stream Nigerian health sector, we will remain the way we are…..

Nobody will celebrate us, and we will keep earning peanuts.

But before we continue with the discourse, let’s ask ourselves these questions;

Where are the nurses in the decision-making processes of government?

Government is even too far; where are the nurses in the decision making board of our community/rural based health centers?

Where is the evidence that they are doing things right or are being listened to?


Why are there so few nurses visible in the political arena, either in appointed or electoral positions?

Why is it that when nurses are at the core of healthcare delivery, their contribution to policy development and decision-making are marginalised or at best often ignored?

Why do politicians always describe nursing as a profession not worthy of delving into the political arena, evidenced by the event of a Nigerian Nurse and politician who was denied a political appointment by the Senate because he was a Nurse?

And why do we let them maltreat us?
Our Nursing Students need role models, they need leaders and they desire change.

Additionally, the nurses of today are younger, more educated, and more diverse; they are forming movements like Fellow Nurses Africa, Nursing world Nigeria, Nurses on Air, Lead Nurse Africa, Nursing Revolution, Ugonsa, etc.

They bring more energy, more ideas, and more ingenuity to the nursing profession. Perhaps they will even bring more political activism.

But the problem is that they lack the resources to launch their genius, they lack empowerment, they are not encouraged, they are helpless!!

On a final note, I know this is just another rant from a misguided colleague.

But my next plan now is to start an Agricultural (poultry, fishery, plantain and cassava farm) business until I get that Nursing job that would pay me hot 7 figures that I’m worth.

I would rather start selling Chicken, fish, plantain and garri.

And you will buy it!!


Copyright © Eze Victor Obinna (RN, BNSC)

Author of POSITIONED FOR LEADERSHIP

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I am Obembe, Sunday Dapo (SirPhren). I am the owner of this EMPIRE. I am professionally a Registered Nurse and Passionately a Blogger. I love motivating people, reading and sharing whatever I know. We need to be constantly motivated to be able to push through whatever we want to do. I am also into Blog Designing. "Look within, the secret is inside you." To get through to me, am an email/ WhatsApp away. Am happy to have you around! Let's rock it together!

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What Makes The GREAT Great?

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Yeah, what makes the great great? You have seen their glories and you should read their stories. What makes the great great is a book written by Dennis P. Kimbro, Ph.D. I didn’t know about the book till I got to a bookshop In Lagos. Then I went in search of the 50th law of power by Robert Greene and 50cent. I couldn’t lay my hands on it and I asked the book seller to give me any nice book and he did give me What Makes The Great Great. I was glad he did.

“If you want to be great and successful, you must walk hand-in-hand with great and successful people.” Nido Qubein

The book tells of the stories of great men and women, how they were able able to stand out among the crowd and made names for themselves. The author introduces inspiring people who have achieved greatness in their own unique ways, then highlights the qualities each of us must develop before we reach our full potential.

Regardless of your definition of success, the book provides approach of turning your dream to reality. Greatness is guaranteed when you discover life’s true calling, live more courageously, access knowledge and creativity of your mind and embrace integrity in everything you do.

We all have seeds of greatness in us, what makes the great great provides the tools to discover and nourish those seeds.

Dennis P. Kimbro asked some great men and women the question, What makes the great great? See some of their responses below:

When Bill Pinkney [the first African-American to sail solo around the world and the forty-first man to do so] was asked what makes the great great, his response was; “Don’t wait! Now is the time to fulfil your destiny. We must act with courage; look forward with hope; and view life through a lens that defines what can be done rather than what cannot be done. If you are willing to work and never, never quit, you can make your dream come true.” What does this message mean to you?

Percy Sutton said, “If you have but one wish let it be for an idea.”

Robert E. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television said, “Life is a grindstone, But whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends upon what you are made of. And Rev Jesse Jackson added, “You may not be responsible for being knocked down, but you are certainly responsible for getting back up.”

What makes the great great

Henry Park of Park Sausage said, “In one hand I have a dream and in the other I have an obstacle. Tell me, which one grabs your attention?”

When Reverend Ike was asked what makes the great great, he said, “Do what I have done. “Open up a can! The world belongs to those who say I can.”

Mae Jemison, America’s first black female astronaut, when was asked what makes the great great said, “Greatness can be captured in a lifestyle. Life is God’s gift to you, style is what you make of it.”

Quincy Jones said, “Greatness occurs when your children loves you, when your critics respects you, and when you have peace of mind.”

Cornel West, an author and a professor said, “If you want to be great, you must serve willingly and love greatly.”

Oseola McCarty said, “Do as much as you can for as many as you can.”

And according to my observation, the greats are the people who understands what it means to simplify. They are the people who face one thing, face one passion and give in their best and do not believe in being jack of all trades. They are the people with determination and unshaken focus to do what they put before them. They are the people who have desires that burn. They are the people who say I will do this and never give up until they do. – SirPhren

Do you want to be great in that field you have chosen? Now you have just read about the opinions of some of the great men and women who have lived before us. Some of what they said is still valid and it will be nice to practice them.

There is only one thing that can stop you from being great. Do you want to know? Only you can stop you.

Robert Browning said, “When a man’s fight begins within himself, he is worth something.” And Bhagavad-Gita concluded, “A man’s own self is his friend, a man’s own self is his foe.”

If you really want to get your life together, this is one of the books you should probably read.

Which of these answers to what makes the Great great your favorite? Do you also know of other qualities of the Greats? Do share with me in the comment below.

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8 Ways To Keep Yourself Charged Up

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To keep oneself charged up, motivated, is the same as being tough, when the going gets tougher. Sometimes, we will feel like giving up. Sometimes, we get tired. We can’t just give up like that. Huh?! We’ve gotta keep moving. When the going gets tough, you should get going.

How can one keeps himself charged up when things are becoming more difficult and discouraging? You can believe with me that sometimes we just want to lie on the couch and do nothing.

Just like the story of a miner. He was digging a place in search of a diamond. He started strong and determined. But, just about 3 inches to reach the diamond, he gave up. He lost faith in himself.

Below are 8 ways to keep yourself charged up. I do use them. And, they really did work.

1. Surround yourself with positive people

Positive, successful, lively colleagues, clients and friends are the kind of people you should have in your circle. Their attitudes and energy will rub off on you. Those you surround yourself with, you become.

2. Give yourself a break

Not just a break, it is several breaks. Having a little time to cool off increases productivity. Make it a habit to relax in between tasks. You can work for 45 minutes and relax for 5 minutes. Or you can choose to extend whichever way it suits you. As a student I recommend pomodoro

3. Set goals and be clear about what you expect of yourself.

You will be more productive when you already have your goals written down. Expect the best.

4. Compliment yourself

Whenever you do things, no matter how little, make it a habit to shower praise on yourself. Cheer yourself up. If you are not an athlete or an artiste, you are going to have to do it for yourself.

5. Believe in yourself.

If people don’t believe in you, you have to do it for yourself. Believe in your abilities. Believe you can do it.

6. Check your performance.

Does it match with your goals? Are you still on point? Are you better than yesterday? Those are ways to check your performance.

7. Notice immediately when you don’t live up to your expectations, but don’t belittle yourself or dwell on it. All you need to do is, improve.

8. To get in a good mood fast, smile.

As famous Wally says, “Find the humor in every day. If you are getting ready for bed and you haven’t laughed yet, just start laughing.” Because as Norman Cousins pointed out to us, “I have never seen anyone in a good state of belly laughter who was also panicky.”

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Positivity: Faith’s Next Of Kin

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In a small town, very long ago, was a famine due to lack of rainfall. There was no planting and harvesting for a whole year. One day the village chief summon the spiritual leaders of the land for a meeting to on how to put an end to this drought, the village spiritual leaders suggested that the villagers should assemble together for a very powerful prayer at the village square at exactly 12 mid day.

The village chief summon the town crier to quickly disseminate this information as quickly as possible. At the set date, everybody gathered together at the schedule time, but a small boy was noticed. This small boy was wearing just an ordinary pant but there was something extraordinary about him, he was carrying an umbrella! Yes! That’s Faith, yes! That is positivity!

It rained even before they started their prayers, who knows maybe it was because of the small boy level of faith that quickly accelerate the release of the rain.

Positivity is staying positive even when you find a really good reason to be negative. It is an outlook on life that involves seeing and focusing on the good aspects of a situation, no matter what the circumstances.

Positivity is the next of kin to faith. Your level of faith is determined by how positive you are.

You need to stay positive! You need positivity as drive to arrive at success.

Negativity is a time waster, a puncture tyre that will keep you dragging or even put an end to your journey on your way to success.

If you want to achieve anything good in this world, learn to be positive. Be positive about you, be positive about life and you will see yourself living a victorious life.

Remember positivity is a choice as so negativity, so choose wisely!

How do you usually stay positive?

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