The School of General Nursing
The general nursing educational program is a six semester program of study. Being a three (3) year course, each year has two (2) semesters and there is examination at the end of each semester. The final qualifying examination comes after 2nd semester of the 3rd year. Successful candidates are allowed to apply for registration and licensing. Students who were not successful are given a chance to repeat the failed papers.
Philosophy and Objectives
The Philosophy of the College is based on the extract from the Florence Nightingale’s writing when she said, “Good Nursing consists simply in observing little things which are common to all sick, and those which are particular to each sick individual”, and by transforming from the basic nursing program to preventive and rehabilitative health and emphasizing the health of women in their reproductive lives, their families and children, aimed at curbing maternal and child morbidity and mortality rates; bearing in mind that the internal and external environments of man are constantly in a state of flux with the result that there remains the need to achieve equilibrium desirable for optimal wellbeing in life”. In a nutshell: “Provision of enabling environment for integral nursing and midwifery education for unbiased holistic health care delivery in the spirit of compassion”.
Inherent in this philosophy is the need to preserve human dignity, integrity, and appreciating the uniqueness of every individual. Consequently, the following premises form the basis for the philosophy:
- Man is a bio-psycho-social-spiritual being, and naturally has inherent needs that are affected by immediate environmental factors.
- Peoples’ health undergoes constant bio-psycho-social and spiritual changes, and yearn for attention at one point or the other.
- Provision of conducive learning environment for producing high quality nurses, capable of rendering standard and quality nursing care to individuals and communities of diverse kinds is imperative.
Given the above philosophy, the College will be able to:
- Expose the students to problem situations, case studies, research and other learning experiences.
- Expose the students to the tort of negligence applied to medical and hospital situations and consequences of breach of ethical standards in nursing.
- Train students with comprehensive and sound foundation of the scientific basis of Nursing and Hospital practices as well as competence in working collaboratively with other members of the health team, thereby promoting team work.
- Produce competent Public Health Nursing Officers capable of independent planning and implementation of Public Health Care services for individuals, families and communities in their places of work, industries, schools and homes.
- Produce nurses with sound cognitive, affective and psycho-motor domains.
- See God in every patient cared for.
- Observe the Golden rule, “Do to others what you would want done to you
The subjects in the curriculum are those contained in the approved curriculum of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN, 2016). The courses are contained in the curriculum as described below:
- BIO 101 Anatomy and physiology
- PPN 101 Foundation of Nursing.
- HBP 101 Hospital Base Clinical Practices
- PHA 101 Pharmacology.
- ENG 101 Use of English.
- ACH 101 Applied Chemistry.
- PHY 101 Applied Physics
- SOC 101 Sociology.
- NUT 101 Nutrition
- ICT 101 Introduction to ICT
- PHIL 101 Philosophy
- MOE 101 Moral Ethics
- BIO 102 Anatomy & Physiology
- PPN 102 Foundation of Nursing 11
- ENG 102 Introduction to writing
- CPB 102 Community based practice
- PHC 102 Primary Health Care 1
- MSN 102 Medical-Surgical Nursing 11
- MIC 102 Microbiology
- PHA 102 Pharmacology 1
- PSY 102 Psychology
- HBP 102 Hospital Based Clinical Practice 1
- BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology III
- PPN 201 Foundation of Nursing III
- PHC 201 Primary Health Care II
- MSN 201 Medical-Surgical Nursing II
- PHA 201 Pharmacology II
- SMT 201 Biostatistics
- RES 201 Research Methodology I
- RHN 201 Reproductive Health I
- HBP 201 Hospital based clinical Practice II
- CBP 201 Community based clinical practice II
- NUT 201 Nutrition & Dietetics
- MHN 201 Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
- BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology IV
- PPN 202 Foundation of Nursing IV
- CHN 202 Community Health Nursing I
- MSN 202 Medical-Surgical Nursing III
- PHA 202 Pharmacology III
- NUT 202 Nutrition & Dietetics
- RSM 202 Research Methodology II
- RHN 202 Reproductive Health II
- HBP 202 Hospital based clinical Practice II
- MES/SOS 202 Introduction to Medical Sociology
- SEM 202 Introduction to seminar presentation
- WTP 202 Writing of term papers/Report writing.
- MGT 202 Management
- CHN 301 Community Health Nursing 11
- MSN 301 Medical – Surgical Nursing IV
- MHPN 301 Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
- PMT 301 Principles of Management & Teaching
- NUT 301 Emergency & Disaster Nursing
- RSP 301 Research/Project
- RHN 301 Reproductive Health 111
- HBP 301 Hospital Based Clinical Practice 1V
- CBP 301 Community Based Practice 11
- SEN 301 Seminar in Nursing
- GNS 320 Health Economics
- GNT 321 Entrepreneurship
- MSN 302 Medical-Surgical Nursing V
- RHN 302 Reproductive Health
- RSP 302 Research Project
- GNS 302 Health Economics
- GNT 302 Entrepreneurship
- HBP 302 Hospital Based Clinical Practice
All other courses prescribed by the College
All Courses shall run for one semester or full session of two (2) semesters.