Dr. Chika G. Ugochukwu RN, RM, RGN, B. Sc. Nursing (Hons), RNE, M. Ed, MSN, PhD, Cert. Health Economics and Planning, FWACN
Dr. Chika Ugochukwu is a nurse, midwife, educator, researcher and Fellow of the West African College of Nursing (WACN/the College), with more than 30 years experience in clinical nursing and nursing education. She worked with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, as Deputy Director Nursing Education and Principal, School of Nursing, where she contributed immensely to maintenance of standards and academic excellence through exemplary leadership. Dr. Chika Ugochukwu is actively involved in development and support of other nurses and midwives, including educators through teaching, mentoring and networking. She has also been involved in the development of the nursing and midwifery profession in Nigeria at various levels.
She served the West African College of Nursing as follows; President, WACN - 2011 – 2013
First Vice President, WACN - 2007 – 2009; Chairman WACN, Nigeria, South East Zone 2003 – 2005; Sub regional Chairman, Medical Surgical Nursing Faculty 2005 – 2007 Founding Editor, WACN Medical Surgical Faculty Newsletter, Member, Fellowship Task Force from inception till date As President, West African College of Nursing, Dr. Ugochukwu revolutionized the College Biennial General Meeting (BGM) programme introducing more scientific meetings, with plenary and concurrent sessions and international involvement/ participation. Dr.Ugochukwu negotiated and established a partnership with the American Nurses Association through Grady Hospitals, Atlanta, for Continuing Education contact hours (CE) to be awarded at WACN BGM once the relevant documentations were initialed.
She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for leadership achievement in March 2015.
Dr. Ugochukwu has been a board member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria - the Council, (representing General Nursing education); served in the several special committees of the Council. Dr. Ugochukwu is a trainer for the World Health Organization (WHO) Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI).She is also a facilitator/resource person in curriculum development for the West African Health Organization (WAHO). Dr. Ugochukwu has great administrative experiences and has worked with many groups including Non Governmental Organizations (local and foreign).
Her areas of expertise include Curriculum development; Testing, Evaluation, instrument development; and Research. Dr. Ugochukwu is author and co author of 25 publications that include 4 books and 9 abstract book listings. She is a member, Editorial board, International Journal of African Nursing Studies (IJANS). Her research interests include Education and Practice; HIV/AIDS/related issues and Malaria; Health Care Financing and Child Abuse/Neglect and Survival issues. Dr. Ugochukwu has received many awards locally and internationally and belongs to many organizations too numerous to mention.