Criteria for Nomination

  1. A registered member of GRNMA with valid PIN and a Military/DTS Nurse/Midwife
  2. A minimum of 10 years working experience
  3. A minimum of 2 years unit leadership at a Military facility
  4. Evidence of transformational leadership during tenure
  5. Evidence tangible achievement during service provision
  6. Evidence of mentorship and succession planning
  7. Evidence of contribution to policy/relevant documents/decisions/initiatives
  8. Evidence of serving on committees/boards
  9. Evidence of attendance/presentation at seminars/symposia/conferences


Short Bio of Col. Vida Otoo (Rtd)

Col. Vida Otoo (Rtd.) is a nurse, midwife and a Public Health nurse trained at Korle-Bu NMTC & Korle-Bu Public Health Nursing Training School. She had her first Degree and Masters from the Ghana Military Academy and Ghana Armed Forces Staff College. She had had a specialty training at Burns nursing training in USA, Texas (Houston Military Medical School). She served at the KBTH 1979-1982 and was commissioned in 1983 as a Lieutenant in the Ghana Armed Forces. She rose through the ranks to the rank of Colonel. She also became the Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services at the 37 Military hospital, served on various committees and contributed immensely during the introduction of the Single Spine Salary Structure. She managed to have a policy to get civilian nurses and midwives to be promoted to the rank of the Deputy Director of Nursing. She introduced the Military Nightingale’s week celebrations, which helped to rejuvenate the Florence Nightingale spirit among nurses and midwives. Awards were given to deserving military nurses and midwives during the week celebrations. Colonel Vida Otoo (Rtd), retired as the Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services at the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services. She was the first female to win the covetous Overall Best Cadet in 1983 at her commissioning. She was also the first recipient of the Outstanding Female Military Personality Award in 2019, the Professional and Academic Luminary Award by the GRNMA in 2015, and the Military Nightingale Award in 2017.