‘Leaders aren’t born; they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.’—Vince Lombardi

It is with immense pride that we celebrate Princewill Aghedo, a great icon amongst young nurses, for being conferred the winner of the Global Award of the International Nurses Day 2022, Nursing Now Challenge Award for Advocacy and Communication.

Princewill Aghedo Conferred Winner Of The Nursing Now Global Awards 2022

The Nursing Now challenge is an initiative of the Burdett Trust for Nursing, an organization that has been championing leadership development opportunities for 100,000 nurses and midwives in more than 150 countries.

The initiative aims at investing in nurses and midwives which is essential for improving health and healthcare globally. The Nursing Now Challenge works with health employers and higher education institutions around the world to create leadership development opportunities for nurses and midwives around the world.

Princewill Aghedo Conferred Winner Of The Nursing Now Global Awards 2022

In recognition of the incredible contribution Princewill Aghedo has made to provide personal and professional development opportunities to about 10,000 Nurses and healthcare professionals across Africa through his virtual hub, he is been accorded the winner of the Global Award of the International Nurses Day 2022, Nursing Now Challenge Award for the Advocacy and Communication category.

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Princewill Aghedo, popularly referred to as Descendant of Nightingale is a Global Nurse Leader and the Founder of Empower Nurses consult, he can be described as a Global champion and an African frontier for uplifting the profile and status of Nursing across the continent.

As a Young Nurse leader who aspires to climb to the highest echelon of Leadership in Nursing, Princewill holds a professional diploma in Healthcare leadership and management from the prestigious University of Washington USA. His interest in supporting the united nations to achieve the united nations sustainable development goal 3 (SDG-3) has motivated him to enroll for a master’s degree in International Public Health at the revered Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

He is a UK-qualified master trainer with an International Award in Delivering Training (IADT3). He is also one of the 50 licensed Basic Life Support instructors in Nigeria by the American Heart Association. As an instructor, He has delivered training to over 2,000 learners across private, government, and corporate organizations in Nigeria like; Reddington Multi specialist Hospital, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Yobe state Ministry of Health, Federal medical center Bida, International Breweries, London professional Training Center and many others.

The highly-skilled, compelling visionary and the phenomenal resourceful nurse was nominated amongst twelve (12) nurses selected by the Nursing Now Global campaign – An arm of the International Council of Nurses (Highest Advocacy organization for Nurses Globally) in 2020 & 2020 to attend the World Health Assembly congress in Geneva, Switzerland.

Following his track record of excellence in providing professional development opportunities for Nigerian Nurses, he was appointed as the Chief adviser on career and academic development to the Nigerian University Nursing student association (NUNSA) – The umbrella body of over 20,000 Nursing undergraduates in Nigeria.

In 2017, Princewill co-founded the men in Nursing assembly of Nigeria and hosted the first scientific conference in 2019.

He is the 2019 Art in Medicine Fellow key member of 4-man inspectors from the International Health Organization invited by the Yobe state ministry of health to provide strategic direction and action plan to improve the level and standard of healthcare service delivery in the state. He is one of the International Health Organization (IHO) delegates approved to inspect and audit the healthcare delivery system of five government hospitals in Yobe State, to upgrade them to UK standards.

As a leader in Global Health, he deployed his corporate communications and lobbying skills to win a grant of over three (3) million from the National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America, following his advocacy campaign calling for the support of international Nursing organizations to fund the production and purchase of personal protective equipment for Nigerian Nurses. After this campaign, he successfully distributed over 5000 protective gear to nurses across all the states in Nigeria, including the federal capital territory.

Following the increase in the rate of transmission of infection from infected patients to nurses, Princewill secured a collaboration with a 360-degree health network to provide a UK level 2 training on infection prevention to Nigerian Nurses to provide them with the right skills and confidence to handle COVID-19 cases.
As the second wave of COVID-19 became prominent, Princewill Aghedo rose to launch another advocacy campaign that led to the donation of 1040 packs of N-95 nose masks by the Nigerian Nurses Association of USA to nurses working in red zones across twelve (12) states in Nigeria.

Princewill Aghedo also partnered with a 360-degree healthcare network to win a grant from Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Trust that led to the supply of personal protective equipment to public health institutions across three (3 )states in Nigeria.

After his constant continuous advocacy for promoting nursing activities in Nigeria, he was invited by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to speak about the challenges encountered by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As his influence grows, he founded a start-up organization- the Empower Nurses Consult in 2021 to provide funds for professional development for Nigerian Nurses. To date, the organization has distributed over two (2) million naira to empower Nigerian Nurses with resources to achieve their highest potential.

He was part of a ten (10) men lead nurse Africa team that hosted the first international nursing and midwifery leadership conference in Nigeria, which hosted over 500 nurses across 18 countries and 5 continents.

Princewill currently works as a project manager (Healthcare) for one of the leading British Human Capital Development organizations -London Professional Training Center, where they organize interactive, educative, and intellectually stimulating conferences, workshops, and Training in Healthcare, Business Education, and Management.

He currently manages projects such as the Nursing and Midwifery Career Support programs (NMCSP), UK-Health link conference, Health and social care assistant program (HSC), Career support programs, and a host of others.

After his transformative and inspirational content across various social communication networks, Princewill was listed as part of the top 20 African nurses to follow on social media.His undying passion for nurses and nursing has earned him some other awards like:

  • A most inspiring young nurse in Nigeria, 2019
  • Nursing and midwifery excellence awards 2020
  • Special award for capacity development of young Nurses in Nigeria
  • Special award for influencing Nursing Now activities in Nigeria

In recognition of the meritorious records you’ve set, our heartfelt congratulations on your well-deserved success, Princewill Aghedo (DNI), and cheers to remarkable future accomplishments!

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Compiled by Mayowa Racheal Popoola

Abdullahi Suleiman a Certified Registered Nurse based in Nigeria, an Entrepreneur and Also a Blogger, passionate about Community Development and Cosmetic Nursing

1 Comment

  1. Chinonso Gift Njidofor on

    This recent award is well deserving tracking his achievements from years back.
    I must congratulations once again to the one and only Descendant of Nightingale… 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

    I hereby nominate him as the Chairman of Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria.

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