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WELCOME TO NURSING EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Introduction

Nursing Education Department is an arm of Nursing charged with the responsibility of producing the health manpower needed in Nursing Services through training using appropriate national and international professional standards. The Department aims at teaching the Student Nurses, Student Midwives and PerioperativeNursing students to become professional Nurses who will be able to compete favourably and excel among other professionals globally.

Our schools have the support of the management of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex which placed them among top-ranking Schools in Nigeria with excellent results in various examinations especially the Professional Qualifying Examinations. It is quite remarkable that our schools are among the most peaceful schools in the country. Both staff and students are organized into harmonious and functional groups and association, each making remarkable efforts towards the ultimate successful attainment of the goals and objectives of the schools.

Vision

To be a centreof excellence in training, academically sound and polyvalent Nurses who will uphold quality Nursing practice.

Mission

To produce sets of students at both basic and post basic levels who are academically sound, morally justified and professionally impeccable.

To promote excellence in clinical and community based Nursing Practice, and Research.

The department has four schools, namely:

  • School of Nursing, Ife Hospital Unit, Ile-Ife
  • School of Nursing, Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa
  • School of Post Basic Perioperative Nursing, Ife Hospital Unit, Ile-Ife

PROGRAMME

  1. School of Nursing, Ife Hospital Unit, Ile-Ife and School of Nursing, Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa
      Basic General Nursing Duration: 3years
      Post Basic General Nursing Duration: 18months
  2. School of Post Basic Midwifery, Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa
    1. Post Basic Midwifery Duration: 18months
  3. School of Post Basic Perioperative Nursing, Ife Hospital Unit, Ile-Ife.
      Perioperative Nursing Duration: 12months

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE

The Department is headed by the Director of Nursing Education. Each school is headed by the Unit Principals supported by the Vice principals (Administrative and Academic) of the schools. Theschools operates independently and interdependently within the frame work of uniformed and unified educational and administrative policies which are centrally coordinated by the Director, Nursing Education.

In addition, for the smooth running of all the activities of the Schools, the office of Director constituted Central Committees and sub-departments.

The Sub-Departments

There are seven (7) major sub- departments in the Department. These are, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Medical Surgical Nursing, Management/Special Training, Community/Public Health Nursing, Maternal & Child Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing/Humanities, and General Studies.

DEPARTMENT OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

    1. Anatomy & Physiology
    2. Microbiology
    3. Nutrition
    4. Dietetics
    5. Biostatistics

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING

    1. Medical Surgical Nursing
    2. Foundation of Nursing
    3. Pharmacology
    4. Nursing Research
    5. Emergency & Disaster Nursing

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING

    1. Primary Health Care
    2. Community Health Nursing

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT/SPECIAL TRAINING

    1. Principles of Management and Teaching
    2. Introduction to Information Communication Technology
    3. Seminar in Nursing
    4. Research Project
    5. IMCI Training
    6. HIV Case Management Training

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH/REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

    1. Midwifery Courses
    2. Reproductive Health

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING/HUMANITIES

    1. Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
    2. Medical Sociology
    3. Psychology

GENERAL STUDIES

    1. Use of English
    2. Applied Physics
    3. Applied Chemistry
    4. Health Economics
    5. Entrepreneurship

Each of these Sub- departments has a head who works directly with the office of the Director Nursing Education.

Student Population

As at December 2019, the students population goes thus:

    1. School of Nursing, IHU, Ile-Ife – 137 students
    2. School of Nursing, WGH, Ilesa – 142 students
    3. School of Midwifery, WGH, Ilesa – 32 students
    4. School of Perioperative Nursing, IHU, Ile-Ife –29

Personnel

The staff of the schools include:-

    • • 32 Registered Nurse Educators/Lecturers
    • • 4 Scientific Officer/Lecturers
    • • 5 Clinical instructors
    • • Guest Lecturers
    • • Confidential secretary
    • • 4 Typists
    • • 5 Clerical staff
    • • 2 Home sisters

    FUNCTIONS OF NURSING EDUCATION DEPARTMENT


    1. The DNE/HOD under the auspice of OAUTHC Management serves as the Chairperson (OAUTHC Nursing and Midwifery Entrance Examination Committee), to organize and conduct Entrance Examination / Selection-Interview for candidates into the four schools.
    2. Adapts Basic Nursing education, Post Basic Midwifery and Perioperative Nursing curricular to the training of students, to provide manpower for Nursing.
    3. Plans calendar of events per programme and implement accordingly.
    4. Conducts classroom teaching and laboratory demonstration teaching utilizing the available audio-visual aids.
    5. Plans and supervises clinical teaching at out-patient clinical setting.
    6. Plans and organizes short and long distance field trips for students.
    7. Plans and organizes students for both Urban and Rural Community Health postings.
    8. Harmonizes the training of students in accordance to the three basic functions of Federal Teaching Hospitals; Service, Teaching and Research.
    9. As a member of top management, the Director of Nursing Education presents the vision and mission of the institution in coordinating the activities within the department and with other arms of Nursing such as Community health nursing services and Clinical services.
    10. Has representatives in various institutional and professional committees towards the upliftment of Nursing Profession and the Institution at large.
    11. Organizes and participates in educational and co-curricular activities such as Nigerian Schools of Nursing and Midwifery Games and Florence Nightingale Trophy Speech Contest towards attaining the three basic objectives of education; acquisition of knowledge, skills and right attitude. Up-to-date, the students’ performances have been excellent.
    12. Evaluates students both theoretically and practically.
    13. Organizes capping ceremony for new students and graduation/induction ceremonies at the end of the training.
    14. Interacts with both Governmental and Non-governmental organizations within Nigeria and outside as implied by training.
    15. Registers and presents students for the various qualifying professional examinations organized by NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA.
    16. The Director, Nursing Education is accountable to the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee and the Chief Medical Director.

    MRS OLUBUNMI A. LAWAL,
    DIRECTOR NURSING EDUCATION/HOD

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Induction Ceremony: Cross Section of Graduands 2019

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Induction Ceremony (The Management, HOD, Clinicians, PTA Chairman and Educators)

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Induction Ceremony. Presenting the Victor Ladorum (Donated by His Royal Highness, Olu of Okeigbo, Baba Olu Babajide, a retired Nurse Educator)

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Some of the Educators

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Some of the Educators

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Front view of School of Nursing (SON) IHU, Ile-Ife

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School of Post Basic Perioperative Nursing, OAUTHC Ile-Ife

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Front view of SON, Wesley Guild Hospital Ilesa

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School of Midwifery, (SOM) Wesley Guild Hospital Ilesa

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Lecture Hall

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Nursing Laboratory (SON)

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Demonstration Room

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Hostel

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PTF Hostel

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Capping (Matriculation) Ceremony)

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Student (SON) Field Trip

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Students on Community Posting

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Students on Community Posting