Ijeoma O. Ehiemere is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. She is a Fellow of the West African College of Nursing and had previously taught in School of Nursing Bida, Niger state and School of Midwifery Ilorin, Kwara state. She became a Registered Nurse and Midwife in 1975 and 1978 respectively. She holds a B.Sc. (Nursing Education) from the University of Ibadan, M.Sc. (Community Health) from University of Ilorin and Ph.D in Head Education and promotion from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She has devoted many years of teaching and research in Nursing Sciences and Community Health Nursing at all levels. She pioneered and established the Community Health Unit of the Department of Nursing Sciences at the University of Nigeria and has served as Head of Department and Associate Dean of the Faculty. Her research interests include Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) and Care for the elderly. She has over 30 publications in peer reviewed international and national journals.