Excellence is the other name of Mrs. Taiwo Christiannah Omirin. She is a uniquely quiet achiever but laurels have chased her wherever she finds herself. She is indeed, a woman of merit.
Mrs. Omirin is the current Principal and Head of School at the School of Psychiatric Nursing, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta. She is an Assistant Director of Nursing (Education).
Taiwo was born into the family of Pa Timothy Edun and Mrs. Taiwo Edun in the town of Ayetoro in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State on March 24, 1966.
She attended Ansar-Ud-deen Primary School, Ayetoro between 1972 and 1977 and United Primary School, Ayetoro between 1977 and 1978. She had her secondary education at the prestigious Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro between 1978 and 1983 after which she proceeded to the School of Midwifery, Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta for Midwifery Training between 1984 and 1986.
In her quest for professional growth, she went for General Nursing Training at the School of Nursing, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State between 1987 and 1988.
After graduation from the School of Midwifery, she worked briefly as a Registered Midwife at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Abeokuta between September, 1986 and May, 1987.
As a Registered Nurse/Midwife, she worked in Joedan Hospital, Sango Otta, Ogun State between November, 1988 and May 1989. She left Joedan Hospital to work at the then Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, now Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu between June, 1989 and January, 1996.
In her quest for self actualization, Mrs. Omirin proceeded to the Premier University, University of Ibadan for her B.Sc. Nursing between 1995 and 1999 after which she worked briefly with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan as a Registered Nurse/Midwife.
She joined the service of Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta as a Nurse Tutor in July, 1999 from where she rose to the present rank of an Assistant Director of Nursing (Education).
She further proceeded to the University of Ibadan for an M.Sc degree in Medical Sociology between 1999 and 2000. Her Psychiatric Nursing Training took place between 2002 and 2003 at the School of Psychiatric Nursing, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta.
Mrs. Taiwo Omirin has acted in various capacities as a resource person and guest lecturer at different seminars and workshops where she has presented many papers in the Nursing field and other areas.
She was appointed as a member of the Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) in November, 2013, and she was an active member until the dissolution of the Board in July, 2015.
She has many prizes and awards to her credit among which are: Recipient, Best Nutrition Student, Sacred Heart Hospital, Abeokuta, 1984; Certificate of Honour for the Best Student, Sacred Heart Hospital, Abeokuta, 1987; Best Overall Student Nurse (Regina Olaore Taiwo Memorial Award), School of Nursing, Ijebu-Ode, 1988; Recipient, Departmental Prize, Dept. of Nursing, University of Ibadan, 1999; Recipient, Julie-Rose Nursing Research Prize, Nursing Department, University of Ibadan, 1999; Best Overall Student, Master’s Class, Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, 2000; Provost/CMD’s Prize for the Best Psychiatric Nursing Student, S.O.P.N, N.P.H, Aro, Abeokuta, 2004. Provost/CMD’s Prize for the Best Senior Staff, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, 2005; Recipient, PURIT Nurse of the Year Award (The Best Nurse in Nigeria), 2007; Award of Excellence, Pear Tree International Nursery and Primary School, Abeokuta, 2012; Distinguished Award, RCCG, Adonai Parish, Abeokuta, 2013; Award of Excellence, S.U.G., School of Psychiatric Nursing, Aro, Abeokuta, 2014 and Award of Excellence, National Association of Nigerian Student Nurses, S.O.P.N, Aro, Abeokuta, 2015.
Currently, Taiwo Omirin is the Principal and Head of School of Psychiatric Nursing, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, and an Assistant Director of Nursing (Education).
She is an ordained minister in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), and a pastor in charge of a parish. She is married to Dr E.S. Omirin, a medical practitioner, and the union is blessed with children.
It is in recognition of her contribution to national development in the field of Nursing Education that Mrs. Taiwo Christiannah Omirin is deemed worthy to be conferred with the Woman of Merit Gold Award.