International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213


Building a strong and sustainable health care system in Nigeria: The role of the nurse

Nneka E. Ubochi
  • Nneka E. Ubochi
  • Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, University of Nigeria
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Timothy A. Ehwarieme
  • Timothy A. Ehwarieme
  • Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences and basic medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City Nigeria.
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Agnes N. Anarado
  • Agnes N. Anarado
  • Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, University of Nigeria
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Elizabeth O. Oyibocha
  • Elizabeth O. Oyibocha
  • School of Nursing Warri, Delta State Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 21 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 16 July 2019
  •  Published: 31 July 2019


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