Mary I. Edward
RN, RM, B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D


This department focuses on the courses that deal with nursing care of adult in health care setting, the courses under this department provides the opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with basic and commonly occurring health challenges. The courses focus on the role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation of adults.


The Department of Adult Health Nursing (ADN) was established on 1st August, 2018 under the Faculty of Nursing Science. It is charged with the responsibility of coordinating all the learning experiences required by undergraduate and postgraduate students offering courses in medical surgical and mental health nursing.. It shall prepare undergraduates for the professional examination and consequent registration and licensure with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) as Registered Nurses (RN), to practice in Nigeria and outside the country.


Currently the Department collaborates with the other three Departments in the Faculty to run the BNSc programme for post UTME and direct entry candidates. In future, the Department will run postgraduate programmes and short courses in Medical Surgical Nursing and Mental health nursing.


In accordance with the overarching goal of the University and the Faculty of Nursing Science, the main objective of the Department is to promote high quality education, service and research in adult health nursing. The specific objectives of the Department are:

1.   To prepare professional nurses with ability to apply knowledge gained in giving qualitative Nursing Care to patients in hospital, families, schools and communities.


2.   To enable students to develop clinical reasoning, judgment and expertise in specialties, uses of technologies, and other essential elements in learning at high standards.


3.   To provide professional nurses with opportunities for advanced professional development in different areas of adult health through responsive nursing education


4.   To promote research for evidence-based nursing practice and reforms, towards further improving adult health in the country and globally. 


5.   Build the potentials of the nursing students as key contributors to clinical and educational areas through a scalable platform for building knowledge. 


6.   Utilize clinical skill lab at an optimum level in meeting the needs of the students and the curriculum.


7.   Facilitate planned timely ongoing faculty education to create learning and research experiences for identified needs and demands of the curriculum.



Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree (BNSc)



Dr. (Mrs) Mary Idowu Edward

Qualification: RN, RM, B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D

Designation: Lecturer I


Adult Health Nursing Department

University of Medical Science

Odosida Campus Ondo City

Ondo State.


University of Medical Sciences

Laje Road, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria.
PMB 536. E-mail: info@unimed.edu.ng
Tel: +234-706-957-3618, +234-905-826-3636