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The World Health Organization in 2019 declared the year 2020 as theYear of the Nurse and midwife”, in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale; the lady with the lamp and the mother of modern nursing. The declaration was in recognition of the immense contribution of nursing and nurses to the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. The emergence of COVID-19 however, marred all the planned international and local programmes to celebrate this noble and special category of health workers.

 

The outstanding feat of nurses in saving the lives of people during the COVID-19 pandemic has further demonstrated the commitment of the “Nightingales” to, coming to the rescue, in times of crisis; just like the Lady with the Lamp.  Some lost their lives in the line of duty, many worked under unspeakable conditions, many were separated from their families and loved ones for weeks and months. Traumatized physically and psychologically, yet, they continued; doing what they loved to do best.  We cherish the sacrifices of the departed and celebrate those who are still on the battle field. We are proud of you! We are proud to be nurses!

 

On behalf of the Faculty and staff, I would like to formally welcome you to the Faculty of Nursing Science at the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo City; the first Specialized Medical University in Nigeria. Your choice of the Faculty of Nursing Science for your studies brings you into the exciting world of nursing, and provides support for you to actualize your dreams academically and in service to humanity.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bridget O. Akin-Otiko

Acting. Dean, Faculty of Nursing Science



1.   Uphold the academic standards by UNIMED Ondo State.

 

2.   Provide a milieu conducive to learning and practice of good quality nursing.

 

3.   Prepare graduates of this programme as Nurse Clinicians, who through their practice will provide quality care to clients.

 

4.   Educate nurses who will be able to carry out research aimed at improving the quality of nursing care.

 

5.   Direct educational activities towards the development of a health team approach to health care.

 

6.   Produce graduates with academic training that will enable them pursue postgraduate degree in the different nursing specialties.

 

7.   Educate nurses who can set up their own practice.

 

8.   Educate nurses who can provide advancement in knowledge and generate idea in the practice of Nursing.

 

9.   Produce competent professionals that will be able to formulate and interpret policies relevant to Nursing.

 

10.  Organise continuing education programmes for its faculty members and for nurses outside the University.

 

11. Support the participation of faculty members and students in University and professional affairs.

 

12.  Formulate and maintain active recruitment programmes

 

13.  Develop and maintain audio-visual, and other learning resources.

 

14.  Formulate future plans and seek funds to maintain its educational and training programmes

 

15.  Equip nurses with skills to be professionals.

 

16.  Produce nurses with the ability to use critical thinking and decision   making skills effectively.

 

17.   Graduate nurses who can function effectively and efficiently in the public, private and international establishments using their wide knowledge and skills acquired during training and working experience.

 

18.   Evaluate the educational programmes of the Faculty in the light of:

               

                i.   the educational objectives;

 

                ii.   the health needs of the nation;

 

                iii.  their adequacy as foundations for further studies;

 

                iv.  emerging trends in nursing education globally; and

 

                v.  emerging trends in curriculum development and implementation

 



ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

The Faculty of Nursing Science (FNS) is a degree awarding Faculty. The four departments contribute harmoniously to produce exceptional Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) graduates. The departments are:

Department of Adult & Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing

Department of Community Health Nursing

Department of Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health Nursing

Department of Nursing Education & Administration

 

The Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) programme is a generic nursing programme developed in response to societal needs and demand for professional nurses who are educated in institutions of higher learning.  It prepares professional Nurse/Midwife/Public Health Nurse Practitioners capable of assuming professional responsibilities in various health delivery agencies including the community and social agencies.  The BNSc. Programme shall run for five academic years/ sessions for UTME entry candidates and four years /sessions for direct entry candidates.

 

 

In addition to the departments, the Institute of Professional Nursing & Midwifery Education (IPNME) is domiciled in the Faculty of Nursing Science. The main purpose of the Institute is to facilitate implementation of the various reforms in nursing education in the country; and to provide an avenue for professional development needs of nurses to be adequately met.



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Faculty of NursingThe Faculty of Nursing Science UNIMED evolved in 2018 from the Department of Nursing Science under the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences. Pioneer Head of Department of Nursing Science UNIMED was Professor Samuel U. Akpovi


Faculty of Nursing

University of Medical Science

Odosida Campus Ondo City

Ondo State.

Nigeria

Email: fns@unimed.edu.ng



 
Bridget O. Akin-Otiko
MPH, Ph.D, RN, RM, RNE, FWACN
Ag. Dean

DEPARTMENTS
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