DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
The B.N.Sc. programme was developed
as a response to the instruction of the National Universities Commission that
candidates with relevant qualifications be admitted for the 5-years generic
Philosophy of the Bachelor of
Nursing Science Degree programme:
(1) The nursing profession believes that human beings are
bio-psycho-social beings and meeting their needs is the focus of all nursing
activities. Human beings are members of
a family and families make up communities.
(2) The health care system exists to meet the need of the
consumers of health care by providing primary, secondary and tertiary health
maintenance activities to ensure that individuals, families, groups and
communities are assisted to maintain a high level of wellness. The profession
endorses the Alma Ata declaration which states that primary health care is the
key to the attainment of health for all by the year 2000 AD, and beyond.
(3) The human environment is a major factor in man’s health
status. It is therefore necessary to
conceptualize the individual and the environment as open system engaged in
continuous, dynamic interaction.
(4) University education is the key of the growth of a
profession. Optimal professional nursing education can be achieved in an
institution of higher learning that provides a foundation for general education
in the various sciences and arts.
(5) Nursing is a science based on the knowledge of behaviour
that enables changes in the client system to be monitored by utilizing the
scientific method of inquiries whilst providing nursing intervention to
individuals, families, groups and communities at the primary, secondary and
tertiary level of health care.
(6) Professional nursing education is built upon a theoretical
base that seeks to develop continuous self-directed practitioners, who will
advance and test knowledge on which practice is based. Current health care demands, requires an
innovative approach in professional preparation, and a curriculum that is
responsive to the changing health needs of the society.
become a world class training and research centre in the training of Nursing
To produce graduate nurses that are capable of meeting health, healthcare and
nursing caring needs within the context of managing common and emerging locally
health conditions and yet capable of functioning internationally by keeping
abreast with cutting edge health care delivery practices through equality
learning for self-reliance and professional development.
offer liberal or general and professional education to be able to utilize
psycho-social and physical factors in health promotion, health maintenance and
of health restoration.
prepare the student nurse to think effectively, to communicate thought and to
discriminate among values.
programme aim to produce Polyvalent Nurse Practitioner, capable of performing
nursing skills in a variety of settings, therapeutically assisting individuals,
family and Community with diverse back grounds and health problems to attain
programme prepares nurse-practitioners who are capable of relating the role of
health services to the broader social system and who will be engaged in
life-long and self-directed learning.
Objectives of the B.N.Sc Curriculum
provide a conducive teaching-learning environment that support innovations,
promote self-directed learning and professional behaviours
promote inter-professional education as to enrich the contents and methods of
implementing the B.N.Sc curriculum
graduate professional nurses capable of giving high quality nursing care to
individuals, families and communities of diverse backgrounds, and in a variety
of social and cultural settings.
mentor students into leadership responsibilities by involving them in the
administration of the department and management of self-directed organizations.
develop problem solving potentials and research interest of students by
exposing them to problem situations and by involving them in research projects.
carry out research aimed at improving the quality of health, healthcare and
build capacity of faculty for quality technology facilitated teaching-learning
and mentoring of learners, younger colleagues in academics and clinical
support the participation of faculty members and students in University and
evaluate the educational programmes of the department in the light of:
health needs of the nation;
adequacy as foundations for further studies;
trends in nursing education globally; and
trends in curriculum development and implementation.
use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, research and practice
(10) To formulate and maintain active
(11) To develop and maintain
audio-visual, and other learning resources.
(12) To adopt technology as appropriate
in the implementation of the curriculum in line with emerging trends in
education generally and in nursing education in particular.
(13) To formulate future plans and seek
funds to maintain its educational and training programmes.
The requirements are as listed here
(a) Candidate must satisfy the prescribed
minimum requirements for admission into the degree programme of the College.
must have five credit passes in the Senior School Certificate or its equivalent in:
(i) English Language
(vi) And any one of the following Economics,
Geography and Agric. Science at one sitting.
be considered for admission to Part I B.N.Sc
programme after passing the University Matriculation Examination (UME) of the
Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the university screening
examination or any other examination as prescribed by the university authority.
They are also to obtain a pass in the Senior Secondary School Certificate
Examination of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or National
Examination Council (NECO) or its approved equivalent at Credit Level in at
least five subjects including English Language, Mathematics
Direct Entry Requirements into 4 years
must satisfy the prescribed minimum requirements for admission into the degree
programmes of the Department of Nursing Science, College of Medicine.
addition to (a) and (3) normal first year admission requirements, candidates may possess a General Nurse
Diploma registerable with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
with General Certificate of Education Advance Level’ or approved equivalent
Biology, Chemistry and physics plus Senior Secondary School Certificate or its
with 1st degree in health related disciplines with not less than Second Class
(e) Candidate transferring from other
Faculties of this university or other Universities with a CGPA of not less than