Nursing School Programme Overview

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

ECWA College of Nursing and Midwifery, Egbe provides Godly nursing education in order to develop students in the fear of the Lord to a well-balanced mature personality. The college is concerned with giving high-quality knowledge and skills in nursing and midwifery education to upgrade nursing care through teaching, evaluation and research.

The curriculum is designed to prepare competent and God-fearing nurses and midwives who will apply the nursing process to provide safe, acceptable, effective and affordable health services to meet the health needs of individuals, families and the community as a whole.

OBJECTIVES OF THE NURSING PROGRAMME

  • Apply the knowledge of biological, behavioural, technological and Nursing Sciences in assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.
  • Utilize the nursing process as a frame work for proving comprehensive nursing care to individuals and groups in the community and all health care settings.
  • Establish positive working relationship with the individual, family and the community and motivate them towards self-reliance in matters of health protection, promotion, maintenance and rehabilitation.
  • Supervise the clinical experience of student nurses, midwives, psychiatry/mental and public health nurses as well as allied health workers in all clinical settings.
  • Counsel and provide family planning services in homes, hospitals and communities.
  • Apply the principles of primary health care, in providing comprehensive, continuous and holistic care in homes, schools and health care institutions.
  • Identify and refer high risk clients to other members of the health team for specialized care.
  • Display ethical behavior in client/community care and amongst other health members.
  • Assist in the maintenance of accurate patient records, reports and information systems in health institutions/facilities and the community.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of first aid in the care of patients with emergency health conditions.

STRUCTURE AND DURATION OF THE PROGRAMMES

The Basic Nursing Programme is three years. It consists of two semesters per year. Each semester is 17 weeks in duration. Seven internal examinations are conducted during the programme. A national qualify examination is conducted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria at the end of the programme.

The Post Basic Nursing Programme is 18 months.  It consists of three semesters. Four internal examinations are conducted during the programme. A national qualifying examination will be conducted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria at the end of the programme.

ORIENTATION OF STUDENTS

Orientation of students starts 2 weeks after resumption.

CAPPING AND INDEXING

Capping/stripping is done after the end of the first semester. Successful candidates who pass the first semester examination will be capped and indexed.

DEPARTMENTS OF THE NURSING PROGRAMME

Department of Nursing Science
Covers:

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Practical Nursing

Department of Medical and Surgical Nursing
Covers:

  • Medicine (medical condition)
  • Surgery (surgical condition)
  • Pharmacology

Department of Human Biology
Covers:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Department of Family Health
Covers:

  • Family Health
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Reproductive Health

Department of Research and Training Development
Covers:

  • Research and Development

Department of Behavioural Science
Covers:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Management Studies
  • Bible Doctrine

Department of Basic Applied Sciences
Covers:

  • Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Computer Science
  • English language
  • Biostatistics