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Ezihe L. Ahanonu, PHD, MPH, PGDE, RNE, BSN, RM, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.Master of Public Health, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Calabar, Nigeria & Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Description

Ezihe Ahanonu qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2004 and joined academia in 2009. She has a great passion for educating future generations of nurses and has taught courses such as: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice, Pharmacology for Nurses, Nutrition for Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Health Development and Primary Health Care, Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice, Health Assessment and Health Promotion, Nursing Leadership and Management, Research for Nursing and Informatics for Nurses. In addition to her academic duties, Dr Ahanonu is a Consultant for organizations wherein she is committed to serving children, adolescents and young people in community and school-based settings. Her expertise includes wellness, leadership, reproductive health, and youth development. Dr Ahanonu serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Adolescent and Child Psychology.


Specialties

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Reproductive and Family Health

Publications

Research Publications

Ahanonu, E.L., & Jooste, K. (2016). Adolescents’ interpretations of the concept of wellness: A qualitative study. Journal of Caring Sciences, 5 (4), 337-345.

Ahanonu, E.L., & Waggie, F. (2015). Expectations of youth victims of violence regarding healthcare professionals leading them to wellness. Curationis, 38, 1-10.  

Ahanonu, E.L., & Jooste, K. (2015). A framework for the leadership of youth victims of violence towards wellness. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 17, 1-14.

Ahanonu, E.L., Jooste, K., & Waggie, F. (2015). Barriers to leading youth victims of violence towards wellness in South Africa. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 17, 15-28.

Jooste, K., Ahanonu, E.L., Arunachallam, S., Rashe, V., Julie, H., Willemse, J., Bimray, P., Essa, I. & Hoffman, J. (2015). The meaning of self-leadership for nursing academics in the context of a leadership programme in a higher education institution in South Africa. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 17, 122-133.      

Ahanonu, E.L., & Victor, O.V. (2014). Mothers’ perceptions of female genital mutilation. Health Education Research, 29, 683-689.

Ahanonu, E.L. (2014). Attitudes of healthcare providers towards providing contraceptives for unmarried adolescents in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Family and Reproductive Health, 8, 33-39.

Sampson-Akpan, P. & Ahanonu, E.L. (2009). Attitude of family planning providers towards the use of contraceptives by adolescents in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. International Professional Nursing Journal, 7, 12-20.

Book Chapters

Ahanonu, E.L., & Jooste, K. (2016). Identifying and addressing specialized healthcare needs. In Healthcare Dynamics for the Specialist Professional Nurse, Chapter 1. Cape Town: Juta & Company Ltd, pp.1 – 15.

Ahanonu, E.L., & Jooste, K. (2016). Leadership programme development. In Healthcare Dynamics for the Specialist Professional Nurse, Chapter 3. Cape Town: Juta & Company Ltd, pp.30 – 48.

Lectures and Presentations

Ahanonu, E.L. (2019, September). Facilitating support for baccalaureate nursing students in the clinical environment. Poster session presented at the Annual Nursing Education Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ahanonu, E.L. (2016, May). Barriers to leading youth victims of violence towards wellness in South Africa. Paper presented at the Ukwanda Rural Health Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

Jooste, K. & Ahanonu, E.L. (2015, July). The meaning of self-leadership for nursing academics in the context of a leadership programme. Paper presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) 26th International Nursing Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ahanonu, E.L. (2008, July).  The role of nurses in promoting the reproductive health rights of young people. Paper presented at the National Conference of Public Health: Challenges of Achieving the Millennium Development Goals, Ibadan, Nigeria.


Honors/Awards

  • National Research Foundation, South Africa.
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute, Johns Hopkins University.
  • Community Development Service Award, National Youth Service Corps, Nigeria.

Affiliations

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (Omega Nu Chapter, Chi Omicron at-Large Chapter)