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Schools Of Nursing & Midwifery in Abia State

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Nursing is a profession of much need to the development of the health care systems and facilities in any place; as large as a nation and even as little as a family. Below is a list of all Schools Of Nursing & Midwifery in Abia State. Nurses are responsible for the care of patients, Administration of drugs, training, nurturing, amongst other duties. Due to this, qualified nurses are sought-after and can only be qualified if they attended an accredited nursing Institution.

There are varieties of options from accredited Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Abia State, that any person who wishes to pursue a career in the course can attend.

Below is a list of accredited schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Abia State

List of accredited Nursing And Midwifery Schools In Abia State

  1. Department of Nursing Sciences, Abia State University, Uturu – Provisional accreditation since April 2021 with an admission quota of 75 students   
  • School of Nursing, Umuahia – Full accreditation since September 2021 with an admission quota of 75 students  
  • School of Nursing, Amachara – Full accreditation since April 2018 with an admission quota of 50 students  
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Umuahia – Full accreditation since April 2018 with an admission quota of 50 students  
  • Abia State University Teaching Hospital Nursing Training Institutions
  • School of Nursing, (ABSUTH), Aba – Provisional accreditation since September 2021
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, (ABSUTH),  Aba – Full accreditation since September 2021 with an admission quota of 50 students     
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Abiriba – Provisional accreditation since September 2021 with an admission quota of 50 students  
  • School of Basic Midwifery, Amachara    – Full accreditation since September 2021 with an admission quota of 50 students 
  • School of Psychiatric Nursing, Aba – accreditation withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. 
  • Archbishop Charles Heerey Memorial College of Nursing Science, Ogbor-Hill, Aba – Provisional accreditation since January 2020 with an admission quota of 50 students

Nursing Students have availed the opportunity to obtain certifications in their chosen area or program of study, which is internationally recognized for employment and job postings.

Nursing Students have availed the opportunity to obtain certifications in their chosen area or program of study, which is internationally recognized for employment and job postings.

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Different Certificates Obtained in Nursing Profession

The following are the different certificates that can be obtained in the Nursing Profession

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Diploma (CNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Associate’s Degree In Nursing (ADN)
  • Bachelor Of Science In Nursing (BSN)
  • Master Of Science In Nursing (MSN)
  • Doctoral Degree In Nursing (DNSc)

Certified Nursing Assistant Diploma(CNA)

The Certified Nursing Assistant certificate is the easiest to obtain and the quickest method of entry into the Nursing field.

Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma(LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurse programs are trained to work under the auspices of Registered Nurses. They work in the same line of care as Certified Nursing Assistant along with some other extensive duties.

Associate’s Degree In Nursing(ADN)

Nurses with associate degrees can become Registered nurses with a license easier than those with a CNA or LPN Certificate. Nurses with associate degrees provide direct and critical care to the patients.

Bachelor Of Science In Nursing(BSN)

Entrepreneurs in the Nursing field employ more nurses with the BSN, as they are assumed to have reached a dependable height in the profession.

Master Of Science In Nursing(MSN)

This program is basically for nurses who wish to attain Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) degrees. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse assumes roles as Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and assistants.

Doctorate Degree In Nursing(DNSc)

The Doctorate in Nursing is the highest level of Diploma currently obtainable in the Nursing Profession. After attaining a DNSc, you can lecture in Institutions of higher learning, engage in research work, and take on leadership roles at the executive level.

The following are the various Certificates obtainable after the Doctorate Degree programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy, and
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing.

Requirements for Admission

THE ELEMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE BASIC GENERAL NURSING TRAINING PROGRAM

  • Applicants should be above 18 years and not more than 35 years
  • The program spans at least three years
  • A minimum of five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & Biology in their O’level examinations, which should not be more than two Sitting.
  • CERTIFICATE OBTAINED: Certificate of Registered nurse(RN) or Certificate of Registered Midwife (RM)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS INTO THE POST-BASIC NURSING OR MIDWIFERY PROGRAMME

Those who wish to apply for the Post Basic Nursing program must have the following:-

  • Applicant should not be aged less than 18 years or above 35 years
  • Five credit passes in SSCE, WASSCE/NECO, or GCE including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at not more than two sittings.
  • The Candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Midwife (RM) under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • The program spans one to two years depending on the particular program in view.
  • Students who become pregnant during their training are allowed to continue the program and are allowed to take study leaves, have their baby, and resume studies thereafter. However, the rules stipulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria holds that students who are absent from class for twenty-one (21) days or more, are stepped down to a lower class.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS INTO THE BACHELOR OF NURSING OR MIDWIFERY PROGRAMME

Those who wish to apply for the Post Basic Nursing program must have the following:-

  • Applicant should not be aged less than 18 years or above 35 years
  • Five credit passes in SSCE, WASSCE/NECO, or GCE including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at not more than two sittings.
  • The Candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Midwife (RM) under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • The program lasts for at least five years, and upon graduation, the student is expected to undergo a compulsory 1-year internship program in a Certified Health Care institution in the country.

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CERTIFICATES OBTAINED:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Bachelor Of Science in Nursing
  • Registered Public health Nurse
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE POST-BASIC PSYCHIATRIC OR MENTAL HEALTH NURSING PROGRAMME

Those who wish to apply for the Post Basic Nursing program must have the following:-

  • Applicant should not be aged less than 18 years or above 35 years
  • Five credit passes in SSCE, WASSCE/NECO, or GCE including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at not more than two sittings.
  • The Candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • Students under this program are committed to a one-year program/training.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE PROFESSIONAL NURSING OR MIDWIFERY PROGRAMS

  • Applicant should not be aged less than 18 years or above 35 years
  • Five credit passes in SSCE, WASSCE/NECO, or GCE including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at not more than two sittings.
  • The Candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Midwife (RM) under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • The Nurse/Midwife must have had at least one year of working experience, and must have a recent practicing license.
  • The Duration of study is variable with the different programs but ranges between one to two years.

Even with the above, the students are expected to meet up the specific requirements outlined by the institution of their choice.

Read Also: Accredited Nursing & Midwifery Schools In Lagos State

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