Dr. (Mrs.) Christie Edoghogho OMOROGBE

Dr. (Mrs.) Christie Edoghogho OMOROGBE

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

Ag. Head, Department of Nursing Science

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SCIENCE
B.Sc DEGREE PROGRAMME

ACADEMIC STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT

S/N NAME QUALIFICATIONS RANK
Dr. (Mrs.) J. A. Afemikhe Ph.D., MPH, MHPM, BNSc, RPHN, RM, RN. Senior Lecturer /Ag. HOD
Dr. (Mrs.) F. O. Adeyemo Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., RN, RM, RNT, RPHN, Family Planning, RPHN, FWACN Visiting Associate Professor
Dr. O. Okhai Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., RN, RM, RNT, FWACN Adjunct Associate Professor
Dr. F. U. Okafor Ph.D., MHPM, BSC Nursing, PGDE, RN, ADON, OND, Family Planning Cert., FWCAN. Senior Lecturer
Dr. (Mrs.) C. E. Omorogbe Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., RM, RN Senior Lecturer
Dr. (Mrs.) R. E. Esewe Ph.D., M.Sc., MHPM, B.Sc, DHAM, RN, RM, Cert. in Intro to Forensics Senior Lecturer
Dr. (Mrs.) M. B. Ohaeri Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., RN, RM, RNT, FWCAN. Visiting Senior Lecturer
Dr. (Mrs.) P. U. Okpala Ph.D., M.Sc., M.ED., B.Sc, Dip. In Education, RM, RN Visiting Senior Lecturer
Dr. C. Agbedia Ph.D., M.Sc., PGD, RNT Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Dr. (Mrs.) M. O. Osifo Ph.D., M.Sc., PGDE, BNSc., RN, RM, RNA, RNT Lecturer I
Dr. (Mrs.) C. A. Enuku Ph.D., M.Sc., MHPM, B.Sc., DHAM, RN, RM . Lecturer I
Dr. (Mrs.) J. N. Oko-Ose Ph.D., M.Sc Physiology, B.N.Sc Nursing, B.Sc (ED) Health Education. RAEN, RM,RN Lecturer I
Rev. Sr. J. N. Chukwurah Masters Nursing Education, B.Sc., RN, RM , RNT, Lecturer I
Mrs. F. E. Amiegheme FWACN, M.Phil Mental Health, MPH, MHPM, RM, RN, RIN Lecturer I
Mrs. S. O. Bolaji-Osagie M.Sc, BNSc, RN, RM, Dip Health Educ. Lecturer II
Mr. T.A. Ehwarieme M.Sc, BNSc, RN, RM, PGDE. Lecturer II
Mrs. C. Edo-Osagie BNSc, RN, RM, Graduate Assistant
Rev. Sr. O. W. Osuji BNSc, RN, RM, RPH. Graduate Assistant

TECHNICAL/CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR/PRECEPTOR

S/N NAME QUALIFICATIONS RANK
Mrs. M. A. Iniomor BNSc Nursing, B.Sc Social Work, RMT (Midwifery), (Edu) Diploma in Public Health, RN, RM. Asst. Chief Technologist
Mrs. C.I. Elusoji MSC, BSc,PGDE, RPON,RN,RM Clinical Instructor
Mrs. J. Okougbegun BNSc Nursing, RN, RM, Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Mrs. P. O. Osagie BNSc Nursing, RN, RM, Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Mrs. E. O. Okupa BNSc Nursing, RN, RM, Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Mrs. I. Attah BNSc Nursing, RN, RM, Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Mrs. R. A. Lawal BNSc Nursing, RN, RM, RPH Associate Clinical Instructor
Mrs. A. S. Usoh-Irabor BNSc, RN, HSE, PMP Nursing Preceptor

ADMINISTRATIVE/EXECUTIVE STAFF

S/N NAME QUALIFICATIONS RANK
Mrs. M. Ugheoke BA. Linguistics Administrative Assistant
Mrs. B.B Akinboyewa NCE, BA. International Studies & Diplomacy Senior Executive Officer
Mrs. H.E. Oisamaye Conf. Secretaryship (CS IV), ND, HND, Computer Training Certificate. Senior Confidential Secretary
Mrs. I. Osunde BSc. Sociology Principal Executive Officer II
Mrs. T. Nwankwo S 75 GCE 2 sitting Chief Clerical Officer
Mrs. S. Ukpebor WASC Asst. Chief Clerical Officer
Mr. M. O. Imafidon BA. International Studies & Diplomacy Senior Hall Supervisor
Mr. S. Iyayi B.Sc., SSCE Chief Senior Porter
Mrs. Alile WASC Senior Porter
Mr. E. D. Niger WASC Senior Porter
Mrs. M. Oshodin Primary Six Head Ward Orderly

PREAMBLE
The Bachelor of Nursing Science (BN.Sc) programme is a generic nursing programme developed in response to the societal needs and demand for polyvalent nurses who are educated in an institution of higher learning. The current trends in nursing also justify a higher academic level of scientific involvement in nursing practice that can cope with new innovations and advancement in technology. Since there is a yearning for a higher education in nursing, the University of Benin has decided to provide training in this area. In accordance to the National Universities Commission, candidates with relevant qualifications should be admitted for the five year degree programme. The first set of students were admitted into the University of Benin in the 2007/2008 academic session.
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE INSTITUTION
The University of Benin Edict No. 3 of 1975 and the University of Benin Transitional Provision decree No. 20 of 1975 under sections 25-29 established the College of Medical sciences. The enabling law provided inter alia:
“The College shall consist of
The School of Medicine
The School of Dentistry, and
Any other Schools, Institutes, Centers, Research and Teaching units as may from time to time be prescribed or established as part thereof”

At the onset, the College had the following schools and an Institute namely,
School of Medicine
School of Dentistry,
School of Pharmacy, and
Institute of Child Health,

In 1992, the collegiate system was introduced throughout the University. The College of Medical Sciences, the only College prior to the new arrangement, retained its original components. However, the collegiate system was abrogated in 1994. When the College of Medical Sciences was resuscitated in September 1999, it reverted to the original mandate under which it was originally established but without the School of Pharmacy.
At the 186th regular meeting of senate held on Tuesday 23rd December 2003, Senate approved the proposal for the establishment of a School of Basic Medical Sciences to be based in the College of Medical Sciences.

The School of Basic Medical Sciences took off initially, in the 2003/2004 academic session with the departments of Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Biochemistry. This was accelerated by the facilities and staff on ground. Accordingly in 2007/2008, the department of Nursing Science took off with initial student enrolment of 20 through the University Matriculation Examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Post University Matriculation Examination (PUME) which used to be conducted by the University.
However, the department of Nursing Science did not meet all the Requirements of the Resource Verification Exercise which was conducted in 2007 due to insufficient number of academic staff on ground. The department had re-applied for another verification exercise having met the requirement highlighted earlier by the Resource Verification Exercise and the NUC came in 2011. The latter exercise was successful. The department had it’s NUC and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria full accreditation in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Hence, the department was able to participate in the professional examination and had recorded 100% success in Nursing and Midwifery examination for a number of times and also had smooth graduation of students.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme was established as a response to the national need of nursing manpower development. In the globalization of nursing, the trend is towards development of polyvalent graduates who will provide quality care in health care delivery. Health care delivery requires sound knowledge and professional effectiveness and efficiency, products of the programme will be nurse clinicians.

  1. Man is a bio-psychosocial being with unique responsibility for health problems and his needs are the focus of all nursing activities.
  2. Nursing is a professional relationship between the nurse and his/her client which is based on relevant concepts, principles and theories in the sciences, technology and the arts. It is client-centered; client-client-friendly and client-attested to ensure quality care.
  3. Education is not only a life-long process; it is also an instrument of change. University education is the key to the growth of professionals, hence professional nursing education can be achieved in an institution of higher learning that provide a foundation for general education in the arts and sciences.
  4. Nursing functions cut across the life span of individuals, families and communities within the health care delivery system. In order to provide quality care, Nursing education must meet globally accepted standard as available in the University.
  5. The health care system exists to meet the needs of the clients, individuals, families, group or communities, by providing primary, secondary and tertiary health maintenance activities that ensure maintenance of high level of wellness.

Based on the afore-mentioned principles, this programme sets out to produce educationally and professionally sound Nurses whose assertion on nursing care will be unequivocal in every aspect of client care. The programme will also be responsive to the needs of the society.

JUSTIFICATION
The University of Benin being a First Generation University and a Federally funded university is well poised to meet the dire need of running a Department of Nursing for the following reasons:
The University is owned by the Federal Government and needs to produce graduates who are professionally equipped for future services in the Country and candidates are aware of the future fortunes in the Nursing profession and are much inclined to apply for the programme.
The nation has a fast developing health sector, and will continue to need more health professionals including highly skilled graduate nurses.
Graduate Nurses can create job for themselves and others and so contribute to the buoyant economy of the country in line with the vision of the founding fathers of University of Benin.
Nursing Council tends to abolish the Diploma programme, hence the need for a replacement with the degree programme.

OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the programme are to:
Prepare graduates of this programme as Nurse Clinicians, who through their practice will provide quality care to clients.
Educate nurses who will be able to carry out research aimed at improving the quality of nursing care.
Produce graduates with academic training that will enable them undertake postgraduate degree programme in Nursing and careers in Nursing education at the university level.
Educate nurses who can set up their own practice.
Educate nurses who can provide advancement in knowledge and generate ideas in the practice of Nursing.
Produce competent professionals that will be able to formulate and interpret polices relevant to Nursing.
Equip nurses with skill to be effective team players with other Health professionals.
To produce nurses with the ability to use critical thinking and decision making skills effectively.

COMPETENCIES EXPECTED OF GRADUATES OF THE PROGRAMME
The competencies of a nurse who is a graduate of this Degree programme in Nursing include the ability to:
Utilize Nursing process in the care of individual, family and community.
Adopt appropriate Nursing care delivery model in any setting.
Assess client/patient through history-taking, physical assessment, and review of relevant records and make appropriate nursing diagnosis.
Apply relevant concepts, principles and theories of administration and management in delivery of health care services at various levels.
Plan individual, family and community Nursing intervention.
Assume responsibility for delivery of dependent, independent and interdependent Nursing activities in any setting.
Evaluate Nursing care to ascertain effectiveness of nursing actions rendered to individual, family and community-based on objectives set.
Develop strategies for health promotion and maintenance in families and communities.
Develop proficiency in assessing, diagnosing, implementing and appropriate specialized Nursing care measure in any health problem situation.
Provide rehabilitative services to individuals, families and adapt to changing conditions.
Provide leadership in Nursing and health care delivery in their relevant specialties.
Understanding leadership roles in budgeting, managing and auditing human and material resources available for health care delivery.
Develop proficiency in interpreting special diagnostic reports to enhance management of client.
Function as a nurse in any area of clinical practice to establish and maintain a referral system.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Matriculation Requirements
Candidates seeking admission into the B.N.Sc. programme of the Department of Nursing, College of Medical Sciences, University 0f Benin, must satisfy the general entry requirements of the University as well as the minimum entry requirements for the B.N.Sc. programme as stipulated below:
Admission through UTME:
Candidates must satisfy the minimum University requirements for admission and are therefore to obtain credits in five subjects of English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry in SSCE or its equivalent in not more than two sittings.
In addition to the above, the candidate must have a relevant pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by JAMB.
Admission by Direct Entry:
Candidates must satisfy the above minimum requirement for admission, except the UTME requirement.
In addition, candidates must have any of the following;
Registered Nurse (RN) certificate registrable by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
General Certificate of Education at advanced level, or its approved equivalent, with passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
First degree of University of Benin and any other recognized University approved by Senate in Life Sciences.
A relevant pass in the Post Direct Entry Examination (PUDE).
Inter and Intra University Transfer
Transferring students from other science departments in the University of Benin at 200 level must attain a minimum CGPA of 4.00 points

TRAINING FORMAT
The training format for B.N.Sc shall be based on the following:
Mode of study; candidates are required to register fulltime.
Type of course system: A modified course credit system will be adopted.
Course coding system: A system of identifying a course using the combination of 3 letters and 3 digits according to the University of Benin standard would be used.
The 3 letters for Nursing Science are NSC; while the first of the three number digits denotes the level, the second denotes semester and the third denotes course number.

TEACHING METHODS
Teaching methods will integrate theory, demonstration and clinical practice experience. It is expected that all lecturers will work with the students in the classrooms as well as clinical areas. Teaching methods to be used include:
Lecture/Discussion
Lecture/Demonstration
Didactic lecture
Clinical practice
Seminar/workshop
Group/Individual presentations
Field trip
Client care study
Role modeling
Project

DEPARTMENTAL ACADEMIC STANDARD
At 100 Level, any student that fails more than two (2) courses in the academic session will probate. Failure at the repeating year means withdrawal from the programme.
At 200 to 300 Level, any student that fails not more than two (2) courses in each semester shall be allowed to resit the failed courses. Students who failed the resit examination shall probate.
At 300 to 400 Level, any student that fails not more than two (2) courses in each semester shall be allowed to resit the failed courses. Failure at the resit examination, student shall probate.
At 400 to 500 Level, any student that fails not more than two (2) courses in each semester shall be allowed to resit the failed courses. Failure at the resit examination, student shall probate.
NB: No student is allowed to carry any course over to the next academic session.
The pass mark for all School and Departmental Courses shall be 50% as from 200 – 500 level.

COURSE ASSESSMENT
Continuous Assessment is compulsory in all subjects taught
Promotion to upper level shall be based on the following performance
Continuous assessment (C.A.)
The specified papers, practical and oral examination
Obtaining a minimum of 70% attendance in class and clinical placements will qualify students to sit for examination.
Continuous Assessment and the semester examination will attract 30% and 70% of the total marks respectively.
The pass mark for each subject of examination at the 100 level shall be 45% and all courses at 200 to 500 levels shall attract 50% for all departmental and School courses.

TEST DEVELOPMENT
The setting of examination question is based on team teaching approach. The setting of question entails 60% theory and 40% multiple choice answers in written papers. The practical examination shall attract 90% and viva 10%.
CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS
Examinations are conducted in lecture theatres and lecture rooms with strict supervision of lecturers, examination assistants and security officers in accordance with University of Benin Academic regulations and Teacher’s code.
EVALUATION SCHEMES
Questions and Marking schemes are set at all levels. At final year, these are moderated by external assessors. Any course failed shall disqualify the student from graduating until when passed in subsequent years and under conditions that may be prescribed by the University from time to time.
The professional examinations of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and West Africa Health Examination Board shall be conducted, passed, retaken or no longer allowed in accordance with the conditions set by the relevant examination bodies.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
The B.NSc. programme shall run for five academic sessions for UTME entry candidates and four academic sessions for direct entry candidates.

EXAMINATION REGULATIONS
Candidates will be required to register for courses within and outside the department as recommended by the College and approved by the senate.
Continuous assessment shall be made on all subjects taught.
Promotion to the next level shall be based on:
Obtaining a minimum of 75% attendance in class.
Continuous Assessment and the semester examination will attract 30% and 70% of the total marks respectively.
Examination in each specified course shall be in the form of written, practical examination and viva.
The pass mark for each course of examination at the 100 level and other non-college courses shall be 45%, while all other college courses at 200 to 500 levels shall be 50%.
Courses shall be prefixed as specified by the respective departments.
A student at 200 to 500 levels who fails not more than two courses shall resit the examination. If he or she fails again the student shall repeat the year and retake all the courses failed. Failure at repeat year will mean withdrawal from the programme.
In any Nursing science course, a candidate who fails the practical/clinical examination shall be required to repeat the clinical placements for a period of two weeks before resitting the examination.
The total number of units taken along with grades obtained in each course shall be recorded for the purpose of calculating the cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
The CGPA shall be used for the determination of the class of the degree.
A candidate who fails more than two courses in the final examination of the repeat year and must have exhausted the University required years of study may be required to withdraw from the programme.
It is mandatory that students should pass at least one professional examination of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria before the completion of the degree programme, failure of which, the candidates may not be licensed by the professional bodies. The professional examinations are General Nursing, Midwifery, and Public Health Nursing.

CLASSIFICATION OF DEGREE
The degree of B.N.Sc shall be classified into:
Pass (with distinction)
Pass (with credit)
Pass

REGULATIONS GUIDING PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATIONS
Indexing: Undergraduate students of the B.N.Sc. programme shall be presented to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN) for indexing, at the beginning of 300 Level, having passed all 100 and 200 Level courses.
Having passed all 400 Level courses, a pre-qualifying/screening examination, using the N&MCN format and procedures shall be conducted by the department. One of such procedures is ensuring that the examination is conducted by internal and external N&MCN examiners. Only students who pass such examination shall be presented for the N&MCN final qualifying examination for General Nurses.
During 400 Level (May or November), indexed students shall be registered for the N&MCN final qualifying examination for General Nurses, having passed the pre-qualifying/screening examination in “2” above.
Presentation of students for the N&MCN final qualifying examination for Midwives, shall be at 500 Level (March or September), provided that the result of the N&MCN final qualifying examination for General Nurses earlier sat for in “3” above, had been passed.
Students who have passed N&MCN final qualifying examination for General Nurses and have graduated can however register through the department for any of the 2 other professional examinations.
Presentation of students for the WAHEB examination for Public Health Nurses will come up after the final degree examinations on completion of the 2nd Semester of 500 Level (June). Passing the N&MCN final qualifying examination for General Nurses, is a pre-requisite for the WAHEB examination for Public Health Nurses.
Presentation of student for the final B.N.Sc Degree Examination should be on condition that the student has passed the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria final qualifying examinations for General Nurses and is Registered and Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
The above notwithstanding, all other rules and regulations guiding the professional examinations (N&MCN and WAHEB) are applicable

The students are eligible to sit for
General Nursing at the end of 400 Level
Midwifery at 500 Level
Public Health Nursing at 500 Level
Indexing with the N&MCN for RN examination is in 300 Level.
Indexing with the N&MCN for RM examination is in 400 Level.
Indexing with WAHEB for Public Health Nursing examination is at the beginning of 500 Level.
External Examiner must be a minimum of Senior Lecturer and shall moderate the pre-professional examinations (mock). Also must moderate the final (5th year) examination in accordance with existing examination regulations of the University of Benin, Benin City.

COURSE CODE, COURSE TITLE AND CREDIT LOAD
100L LEVEL
FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Pre-Requisite Lecture Tutorial Practical Units
AEB111 Introductory Zoology 3 0 3 4
BMS111 Elementary Mathematics 2 0 0 2
CHM111 General Chemistry I 2 0 3 3
CHM113 Organic Chemistry I 2 0 3 3
GST111 Use of English I 2 0 0 2
GST112 Philosophy & Logic 2 0 0 2
PBB111 Introduction to Plant Biology I 2 0 3 3
PHY111 Mechanics, Thermal Physics & Properties of Matter 2 0 3 3
PHY113 Vibrations, Waves & Optics 2 0 3 3
TOTAL: 25
SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Pre-Requisite Lecture Tutorial Practical Units
AEB122 Functional Zoology 3 0 3 4
CHM122 General Chemistry II 2 0 3 3
CHM124 Organic Chemistry II 2 0 3 3
GST121 Peace Studies and Conflicts Resolution 2 0 0 2
GST122 Nigerian People & Culture 2 0 0 2
GST123 History & Philosophy of Science and Technology 2 0 0 2
PBB122 Introduction to Plant Biology II 2 0 3 3
PHY109 Practical Physics 0 0 6 2
PHY124 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics 3 0 3 4
TOTAL: 25

200L LEVEL
FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisite Lecture Tutorial Practical Units
NSC211 Foundation of Professional Nursing I 2 0 0 2
NSC212 Clinical Nursing Practicum 0 0 6 2
NSC214 Nutrition and Dietetics 2 0 0 2
ANT217 General Gross Anatomy I 2 0 6 2
ANT218 Human Anatomy I 3 0 6 2
PHS212 Physiology I 2 0 6 2
PHS213 Physiology II 2 0 6 2
MBC213 Introductory Biochemistry 3 0 9 3
SAA111 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3
CSC110 Introduction to Computing 2 0 0 3
PSY211 Developmental Psychology 2 0 2 2
POL111 Introduction to Political Science 2 0 0 3
TOTAL: 28
SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisite Lecture Tutorial Practical Units
NSC221 Foundation of Professional Nursing II NSC211 2 0 0 2
NSC222 Clinical Nursing Practicum 0 0 6 2
NSC223 Perspective in Nursing 2 0 0 2
ANT227 Basic histology and Embryology 2 0 6 2
ANT228 Gross Anatomy II 2 0 6 2
PHS224 Physiology III 2 0 6 2
PHS225 Physiology IV 2 0 6 2
MBC221 Metabolism of Carbohydrate, Proteins and lipids 3 0 0 3
MMB212 Medical Microbiology and Parasitology 2 0 6 2
TOTAL: 19
Long Break – Concentrated Clinical Posting: 10 – 12 weeks

300L LEVEL
FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisite Lecture Tutorial Practical Units
NSC311 Community Health Nursing I 2 0 0 2
NSC312 Nutrition in Health and Diseases 2 0 0 2
NSC313 Epidemiology 3 0 0 3
NSC314 Human Behaviour In Health and Disease in the community 3 0 0 3
NSC315 Medical Surgical Nursing I ANT218, PHS213, NSC211, NSC221 3 1 0 4
NSC316 Medical Surgical Nursing Practicum ANT218, PHS213, NSC211, NSC221 0 0 6 2
NSC317 Environmental Health 2 0 0 2
NSC318 Community Health Nursing Practicum 0 0 6 2
CED300 Introduction to Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurship 2 0 0 2
TOTAL: 22
SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisite Lecture Tutorial Practical Units
NSC321 Community Health Nursing II 2 0 6 2
NSC322 Community Health Nursing Practicum 0 0 6 2
NSC324 Maternal and Child Health Nursing I 2 0 6 2
NSC325 Medical Surgical Nursing II 3 1 0 4
NSC326 Medical Surgical Nursing Practicum 0 0 6 2
NSC327 Mental and Psychiatry Nursing I 2 0 6 2
NSC328 Introduction to Research Methodology 2 0 0 2
PCO320 Clinical Pharmacology and Chemotherapy 3 0 0 3
BOT315 Biostatistics 2 0 0 2
MMB321 General and Cellular Pathology 3 0 0 3
TOTAL: 24
Long Break – Concentrated Clinical Posting: 10 – 12 weeks

400L LEVEL
FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisite Lecture Tutorial Practical Units
NSC411 Research Methodology 2 1 0 3
NSC412 Principles of Education and Teaching Methodology 2 0 0 2
NSC413 Management of Nursing Care Services 2 0 0 2
NSC414 Maternal and Child Health and Family planning II 2 1 3 4
NSC415 Medical Surgical Nursing III 3 1 0 4
NSC416 Medical Surgical Nursing Practicum 0 0 6 2
NSC417 Mental Health and Psychiatry Nursing II 3 0 9 3
NSC418 Maternal and Child Health Practicum 0 0 6 2
PCO410 Clinical Pharmacology and Chemotherapy 3 0 0 3
TOTAL: 25
SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisite Lecture Tutorial Practical Units
NSC421 Nursing Ethics and Jurisprudence 2 0 0 2
NSC422 Teaching Practice 0 0 6 2
NSC423 Management of Nursing Care Services Practicum 1 0 3 2
NSC424 Maternal and Child Health and Family planning III 3 0 3 4
NSC425 Medical Surgical Nursing IV 3 1 0 4
NSC426 Medical Surgical Nursing Practicum 0 0 6 2
NSC427 Health Economics 2 0 0 2
NSC428 Maternal and Child Health Practicum 0 0 6 2
TOTAL: 20
(Long break): Concentrated Clinical – 16 weeks (SIWES)

500L LEVEL
FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisite Lecture Tutorial Practical Units
NSC511 Community Health Nursing III 2 1 0 3
NSC512 Community Health Nursing Practicum 0 0 6 2
NSC513 Health Education 2 0 0 2
NSC514 Maternal and Child Health Nursing IV 2 1 0 3
NSC515 Medical Surgical Nursing V 2 0 0 2
NSC517 Research Project I 3 0 0 3
NSC518 Maternal and Child Health Practicum 0 0 6 2
NSC519 Seminar in Nursing 3 0 0 3
TOTAL: 20
One Elective from
NSC500 Geriatric Nursing 4 0 1 4
NSC501 Radiology/
Radiotherapy Nursing 4 0 1 4
NSC502 Ophthalmic Nursing 4 0 1 4
NSC503 Orthopedic Nursing 4 0 1 4
NSC504 Dermatology Nursing 4 0 1 4
NSC505 Genetic Nursing 4 0 1 4
SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisite Lecture Tutorial Practical Units
NSC521 Community Health Nursing IV 2 1 0 3
NSC522 Community Health Nursing Practicum 0 0 6 2
NSC523 Counseling Skills in Nursing 2 0 0 2
NSC524 Maternal and Child Health Nursing 3 1 0 3
NSC525 Maternal and Child Health Practicum 0 0 6 2
NSC527 Research Project II 0 0 0 6
NSC528 Seminar in Nursing 2 0 0 2
TOTAL: 20
One Elective from
NSC506 Orthorhinolaryngology Nursing 4 0 1 4
NSC507 Anaesthetic Nursing 4 0 1 4
NSC508 Peri-operative Nursing 4 0 1 4
NSC509 Peadiatrics Nursing 4 0 1 4
NSC510 Intensive Care Nursing 4 0 1 4

Cumulative Credit Load for UTME and Direct Entry
5 year programme

100 200 300 400 500
50 47 46 45 48 236

Cumulative Credit Load for UTME and Direct Entry
Direct entry

200 300 400 500
47 46 45 48 186

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
FIRST YEAR COURSES (Pages 23- 26)

SECOND YEAR (200 Level) COURSES
FIRST SEMESTER
NSC211: FOUNDATION OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING I (2 Credits)
The course provides a foundation of concepts, theories and principles which will enable the students understand and integrate the content that is the composite of Nursing as a science and an art. It entails the nature of Health and Illness, Organization of National health care system, Historical Development of Nursing, Contribution of the individual nurse, organized nursing services/agencies to the Nursing Profession at the local and world community. Introduction to ethical consideration in nursing practice: Introduction to major concepts, assumption and basic skills underlying professional nursing practice: functions of the professional nurse including the nurse-patient interaction, Discussion on scientific principles and the nursing process in the practice of nursing, Nursing as it relates to health care, social and culture set up. Concepts and trends and history of nursing, interpersonal relationships in Nursing, ethics and philosophy of nursing; comfort and safety measures. Diagnostic measures, understanding the various categories of health institutions and their relevance in the health field; physical assessment, theoretical basis for nursing practice.

NSC212: CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice which is designed, to meet the comfort, safety measures, basic needs and the hygienic needs of the patients.
the practicum include admission, transfer and discharge of patients, the patient with nutritional needs, administration of medications, basic nursing interventions, wound care and bandaging

NSC214: INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION AND DIETETICS: (2 Credits)
This course describes the Historical perspective, Nutrition as a Science, Classification of food and their nutrients, Relationship of digestion and absorption of food Nutrient, quality of local foods and diets. Selection and formulation of balanced and weaning diets, Use of food composition tables, Nutrient requirements and recommended daily caloric requirements, Food in relation to the life cycle, Dietetics and diet in illness.

ANT217: GENERAL GROSS ANATOMY I (2 Credits)
The course describes the gross anatomy of the abdomen, pelvis and perineum (including the urogenital system, gastrointestinal tract).

ANT218: GENERAL HUMAN ANATOMY & ANATOMY OF THE LIMBS & THORAX (2 Credits)
This course examines the basic Anatomy terminologies used in the study of anatomy. It also describes the anatomy of the upper limb, lower limb and thorax.( including the cardiovascular system to respiratory system).

PHS212: PHYSIOLOGY I (2 Credits)
This course explains the General physiology, excitable tissues, blood and body fluids physiology.

PHS213: PHYSIOLOGY 11 (2 Credits)
This course is a continuation of PHS 212. It entails cardiovascular and respiratory physiology.

MBC213: INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY: (3 Credits)
This course covers the Short history and Definition of Biochemistry, Importance of Biochemistry to medicine and other scientific disciplines. Classification: Chemistry and Structure of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids and Functional role of Biomolecules.
Enzymes: Classification, structure and functions, Coenzymes and cofactors, Nucleic acids. DNA, RNA, Gene and Genome organization, Protein synthesis, Diet and Food value, Biochemistry of vitamins and minerals, Vitamin deficiency.

SAA111: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3 Credits)
The course explains the nature, definition, history, perspectives, application of sociology, other social sciences, discipline and scientific method will be examined. Sociological concepts such as society, culture, and social structure, Social roles and status, socialization, social institution, social sanctions: social groups and community.

CSC110: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING (3 credits)
The course introduces the history of Computers, functional components of a computer, characteristics of a computer, problem solving flowcharts and algorithm. It also includes basic computer programming statement, Symbolic names: arrays subscripts expression and control statements and introduction to visual basic programming computer applications.

PSY211: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (2 Credits)
The course describes the introduction to the relationship between the functioning of social systems and behaviour and attitude of individual. It provides an overview of the principles of psychology. The students are taught the principles of growth and development, personality and theories of personal development. They are also exposed to the techniques of counseling, group structure as well as attitudes formation and attitudinal change.

POL111: INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE (3 Credits)
The course introduces students to the nature of politics, its organization and its study. Emphasis is placed on the foundation of politics as a system of political life. The course also acquaints students with the problem of application of scientific methods to the study of politics, to history and various approaches of the subject matter and to a number of basic concepts in political science.
Total 28 units
SECOND SEMESTER
NSC221: FOUNDATION OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING II (2 Credits)
The course describes the definition of first aid, action in an emergency, life -saving priorities, e.g. resuscitation, coping with choking, shock & unconsciousness. Medical emergencies, childhood problems, wound & bleeding, bone and muscle injuries, burns and scalds, poisoning & actions to be taking, first aid kit safety and their management. Immunity e.g. definition, types etc, Asepsis, the type of patients nurses cared for. It also explained what illness, diseases & wellness including related theories.

NSC222: CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice designed to manage patient with urinary system disorder, body fluid and blood disorders, disorder of eyes, ears, nose and throat, gastrointestinal disorder including diagnostic procedure for gastro – intestinal system. It also entails the care of patient with nervous system disorder including lumbar puncture as well as providing sterile environment.

NSC223: PERSPECTIVES IN NURSING (2 Credits)
This Course discusses the sociological, philosophical and historical perspectives of nursing. Definitions of Sociological concepts and the relationship of culture to nursing practice are discussed. Definition, types of philosophy and relevance to nursing are explored. History of nursing internationally and nationally and the roles of Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria (N & MCN) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) in nursing education, practice and research are discussed.

ANT227: BASIC HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY (2 Credits)
The course explains the description of the formation, development of the embryo and the organ systems, structure and the function of the cell; Epithelia and general microanatomy and basic tissues of the body. It also discusses the Cell structure and function Meiosis (Cell division), Tissues of the body and organs (Tissues of the body such as epithelial tissue, connective tissue, muscular tissue and nervous tissue).

ANT228: GENERAL GROSS ANATOMY II: (2 Credits)
The course describes the anatomy of the head and neck (including the endocrine system, central nervous system) Prospected specimens will be demonstrated to the students.

PHS224: PHYSIOLOGY III (2 Credits)
This course describes the renal physiology, reproduction, endocrinology and gastrointestinal tract physiology

PHS225: PHYSIOLOGY IV (2 Credits)
This course describes the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), Central Nervous System (CNS) and Special Senses.

MBC221: METABOLISM OF CARBOHYDRATE, PROTEINS AND LIPIDS
(3 Credits)
This course explains Carbohydrate metabolism: Digestion, Absorption, Glycolysis, TCA Cycle, Oxidative phosphorylation, Glycogen metabolism, Pentose Phosphate Pathway, Gluconeogenesis, and Glyoxylate Cycle.
Metabolism of Proteins and Amino acids: Digestion, Deamination, Transamination, Urea Cyle, Glucogenic and Ketogenic Amino acids.
Metabolism of Lipids: Digestion, Absorption, Transportation of Lipids.β- oxidation, Ketone bodies and Ketossis.Integration of Metabolism.
Introductory Kinetics and Energetic

MMB212: Medical Microbiology and Parasitology (2 Credits)
The course covers the study of characterization and classification of micro-organisms, characteristics of bacteria, micro-organisms other than bacteria, Medical helminthology: control of microorganism and parasites, relationships of microorganisms and parasites to disease.
Total 19 units
THIRD YEAR (300 Level) COURSES
FIRST SEMESTER
NSC311: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING I (2 Credits)
The course introduces students to basic scientific principle and practice of community health and primary health care programs, Family and community health nursing diagnosis, through organized exposure to community health/primary health care programmes. Others include Public Health, primary health care nursing and school health programme.

NSC312: NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND DISEASES (2 Credits)
The course discusses the historical perspective of nutrition as a science. The nutritional values of food and the effect on health are emphasized. Food purchasing, preparation presentation and diet therapy are studied to enable the student provide well-balanced diet to clients and patients. Historical perspective; Nutrition as a science; classification of food and their nutrition: quality of local foods and diets: Selection and formulation of balanced and weaning diet; Use of food composition tables: Nutrition: requirements and recommended daily calorie requirements. It also entails diabetics and diet in illness.

NSC313: EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 Credits)
The course introduces students to the principles and methods of epidemiology as they are applied in study of both acute chronic diseases. The common indices of community health, the analytic methods of demography, the theory behind screening programmes, and measures are examined, Critical appraisal of nursing and medical literature are discussed.

NSC314: HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN HEALTH AND DISEASE IN THE COMMUNITY
(3 Credits)
This course explains the characters of the family in health and disease, the Germ Theory as a way of explaining the concept of disease, demography and population dynamics, patterns of life in the community and how these are affected by disease. How patterns of the life and community organization affect care delivery. This course is also designed to enable the student acquire the knowledge of social-Psychological determinants of health behaviors. It enables her to initiate compliance behaviors by utilizing the principles of guidance and counseling. It also explains human development, cultural factors and behavior, beliefs, taboos and behaviors in health and illness. The health-illness continuum, the socialization process, development of personality and character formation, role identity and role function, Patterns of marriage and childbearing practices, group dynamics, leadership, group norms, interpersonal relations, communications, Principles and techniques of guidance and counseling.

NSC315: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING I (4 Credits)
This course builds on foundation of professional nursing by in-depth study of steps in nursing process and health assessment; holistic approach to nursing care; homeostasis, immunology and psycho physiologic response to illnesses and nursing interventions. Experiences are further provided in the nursing of selected individuals and families to facilitate the theoretical learning and to further develop skills in nursing practice.
Students are introduced to the basic concepts of medical and surgical nursing. The course is taught using the system approach with review of the anatomy and physiology of the relevant systems and drugs used in the management of such conditions.
NSC316: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in Medical – Surgical Nursing
the practicum include care of patient with respiratory system disorder, reproductive system disorder, surgical patients as well as care of patient with emergencies, before and after operation, also caring for patients with disorders of the cardiovascular system.

NSC317: Environmental Health (2 Credits)
The course is designed to examine the effects of environmental factors such as water, air, noise, biological, socio-cultural and socio economic on the health of the community, methods of assessing these factors and steps taken to improve on the quality of the environment will be discussed.

NSC318: Community HEALTH Nursing PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice community health nursing.
Organized exposure should take the following format:
I. A period of posting to a defined rural and urban geographical-political community.
II. Analysis and presentation of the data to describe community health problems, Social and health needs and Draw inferences for service objectives related to specific preventive, promotive and health maintenance strategies

CED 300: INTRODUCTION TO THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (2 Credits)
This course introduces Entrepreneur, Getting started, Selecting the legal forms of business, discovering Business Opportunities. It also discuss the legal framework for the Entrepreneurship, Government policies and Entrepreneurial activities, Ethical Issues in business, financing a new venture, Sources of marketing products and services, employing people, establishing and maintaining Accounting Records. Budgeting for planning and Control.
Total 22 units
SECOND SEMESTER
NSC321: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING 11 (2 Credits)
Introduction to basic concepts, historical development and scientific principles and practice of community health nursing and primary health care; the development community nursing and primary health care, conceptual foundation of community health practice, elements of community health nurse, community health care, role and responsibility of a community nurse, community health as a PHC practitioner, introduction to planning, programming and evaluation methods in community health, nursing and primary health care, community health nursing diagnosis, through organized exposure to community health/primary health care programmes, Care of Adolescent, Adult and Handicap, Health Education.

NSC322: Community HEALTH Nursing PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice community health nursing..
The organized exposure of students, using problem-based approach to community is as
Follows: –
i A Period of experience in a defined rural/urban geographical-political community.
ii Collection of data for the assessment of health status of the community.
iii Analysis and presentation of the data to describe community health problems, social and health needs, and draw inferences for service objectives related to specific preventive, promotive and health maintenance strategies.

NSC324: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING I (2 Credits)
The course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles off maternal and newborn care. It recognizes the concepts of team approach to maternal and child health practice. It also introduces students to the basic understanding of normal anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive system and the newborn. It further introduces student to the components of reproductive health laying emphasis to strategies that will improve the quality of maternal health services and to increase awareness of maternal issues in the community.

NSC325: Medical-Surgical Nursing II (4 Credits)
This course is designed to acquaint the students with diseases of the cardiovascular, pulmonary and gastro intestinal system. There is a review of appropriate anatomy and physiology, common diagnostic tests and other therapeutic interventions. The nursing process and nursing care plan approach will be utilized in the nursing management of patients with diseases in these systems.
NSC326: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in medical – surgical nursing. The practicum experience entails caring for patient with homeostasis disorders, patients with integumentary disorders, disorders of the musculoskeletal system and dying patients.

NSC327: MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSING (2 Credits)
This course enables the student relate the knowledge of growth and development to mental health disorders and behavioral problems. It encourages her to develop an awareness of acceptance of behavioral changes of the mentally sick. The legal aspects of psychiatric nursing and the nurses role are stressed, history of mental health movement, national and international, growth and development theories, relationship of growth and development of behaviour, classification of mental health disorders, discussion of specific behaviours intervention by health care providers: individual and group approach, therapeutic care, behaviour management, nurses role: legal coverage. This course deals with preventive mental health (primary, secondary and tertiary). It involves the knowledge of the roles of the traditional healers in the society and the effects of urban-rural migration on mental health. The course also deals with the typology of crisis, crisis intervention and planning of community mental health program.

NSC328: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (2 Credits)
The course examines the definition and types of research. It discusses the research process (from the stage of problem identification, through review of literature, methodology, designs, data collection, ethical considerations, analysis and interpretations, discussion of findings and referencing).

PCO320: CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND CHEMOTHERAPY (2 Credits)
The course is designed to enable the student acquire the knowledge of the derivation, actions and functions of drugs in the system of the body. It considers problems of drugs therapy and the contribution of traditional chemotherapeutic measure to health maintenance.

BOT315: BIOSTATISTICS (2 Credits)
This course explains the population and samples, Probability distribution, normal Poison and Binomial distribution, Mean, Standard error, standard deviation, skewness Chi test, Student tests, F-distribution, Regression, Correlation coefficient and Analysis of variance (one way and two ways).

MMB321: General and cellular pathology (3 Credits)
The course covers general mechanisms and causation of disease, pathogenesis of disease and the dynamic nature of disease as it evolves from its incipient stage to its full expression; an appreciation of the disease process as it affects other organs and distant parts of the body and most importantly the patient as a whole. The pathology of selected common diseases will be discussed.
Total 24 units
CONCENTRATED CLINICAL FOR TEN TO TWELVE WEEKS
Medical/Surgical wards
Community Health Nursing outfit
Special clinical posting.

FOURTH YEAR (400 Level) COURSES
FIRST SEMESTER
NSC411: Research MethodOLOGY (3 Credits)
The course explain the application and use of the research process in identifying and solving nursing problems and other related areas are also discussed. It also discusses the awareness, needs, types of research and the application of research process in identifying and solving nursing problems .

NSC412: PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY
(2 Credits)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of education methodology. It stresses the role of the student as a teacher and health education; principle of education, principles of teaching/learning philosophy and objective of education in Nigeria; relationship of the national policy and philosophy on education to the education of nurses; qualities of a teacher, teacher/learner interaction; the learning environment, the learner, deductive and inductive reasoning, concepts of motivation development of instructional objectives; development of course content, method of evaluation; Traditional and modern/innovative teaching method as they apply to health professional education; and educational communication media, development and implementation of teaching plans in clinical setting. Curriculum development involves an over view of course, whereby the student looks at the course critically and objectively as a functional instrument. It involves the development of institutional philosophy, theory, principles and techniques of management in relation to nursing care services.

NSC413: Management of nursing care services (2 Credits)
The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the philosophy, theory, principles and techniques of management in relation to nursing care services. Essential tools to effective management will be discussed; and management techniques will be analyzed in relation to nursing care situations at various care settings. The nursing process as a tool for scientific approach to solving problems will be examined. The health care delivery system (national and international), tools of management, communication and interpersonal relationship, interviewing skill, concept of guidance and counseling, elements of nursing management, standard of nursing practice, management, standards of nursing practice, management human and materials of services, budgeting and staffing, supervisory process, concepts of evaluation of clinical settings, accountability and the role research in practice.
NSC414: Maternal and Child Health Nursing AND FAMILY PLANNING II (4 Credits)
The course enables students apply in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the
Reproductive system to the practice of normal midwifery. It also enables students to develop specialized knowledge and skills that will enable them manage the expectant mother during pregnancy, labour Puerperum and care of the newborn. It further introduces students to the application of nursing process in patient management.it emphasizes the health of the family during childbearing period with particular attention to the needs of the child.

NSC415: Medical Surgical Nursing III (4 Credits)
The course builds on the students’ prior knowledge thus enabling them to relate the knowledge to the reproductive, urinary, musculoskeletal and Intergumetary systems. Overview of Anatomy and physiology will be discussed. Nursing process will be utilized in nursing care management.
NSC416: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in Medical – Surgical Nursing.
It is the continuation of NSC 326 and special procedures.

NSC417: MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSING II (3 Credits)
This course discusses the professional Nurses’ role in the promotion of mental health, the classification of mental disorders and the nurse’s roles. It also explains the introduction to theories of personality and the personality disorders, various therapeutic media of the psychiatric patient and Legal aspects of psychiatric nursing.

NSC418: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in Maternal and Child Health Care Nursing which is designed to care for antenatal patients the experience include, history taking, physical examination, abdominal inspection, palpation, auscultation, laboratory investigations and health education.

PCO410: CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND CHEMOTHERAPY (3 Credits)
The course examines the General principles of chemotherapy, Pharmacology of (1) Antibacterial drugs (2) Antifungal drugs (3) Antiviral Drugs (4) Antiviral Agents (5) Antimalaria and current drug treatment policy (6) Antiparasitic agents.
Special considerations for (a) Antileptrotic agents ant treatment policy (b) Antituberculous therapy and policy (c) antiretroviral agents and Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome(AIDS)treatment policy, Antineoplastic agents.
Systemic pharmacology
Course outline
Cardiovaslar system; Antihypertensive drugs, Antiarrhythmic agents, vasodilators and
Vasoconstrictors, drugs in treatment of cardiac failure, antithrombotic agents
Respiratory System; anti tussive agents, bronchodilators and anti-asthmatic agents
Renal system; Diuretics, Urinary antiseptics
Gastrointestinal system: Antacids and andante-peptic ulcer diseases agents, antiemetics, anti-motility agents, cathartics,
Endocrine System; Anti diabetic agents, drugs in management of hyperthyroidism and myxoedema, steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and their uses, drugs in management of Infertility and Erectile dysfunction
Nervous system: Analgesic, analgesic and anti-Anticonvulsants, Convulsant agents. Antidepressant/Anxiolytic agents,
Commonly abused drugs.
Miscellaneous; Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E, Folic acid, Iron, Erythropoietin etc.
Total: 25 Units

SECOND SEMESTER
NSC421: NURSING ETHICS AND JURISRUDENCE (2 Credits)
This course is designed to enable the student identify nursing ethics as a component of medical ethics in her practice as a member of the health team. It introduces the student to the status and common law as they affect the nursing profession and nursing practice. It enables her develop a personal philosophy of nursing. Foundation of nursing Ethics (National and international) nursing ethics in Nigeria (problems and prospects), laws and regulations governing nursing practice in Nigeria, ethical considerations and dilemmas, nursing ethics as it relates to the health team, ethical/moral principles, professional ethics and constrains imposed by institutions, the health care system and individual rights: informed consent, abortion, dying and death, behavior control; and discussion of ethical dilemmas and the nurse as an advocate.

NSC422: TEACHING PRACTICE (2 Credits)
The course enables the student utilize the principles and technique of teaching and management in health care settings. Opportunity is given for health education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health care.
Managing human, financial and other resources, case studies of successful and failed private nursing enterprises (4Weeks).

NSC423: MANAGEMENT OF NURSING CARE SERVICES PRACTICUM
(2 Credits)
The course enables the student utilize the principles and technique of management in health care settings. Opportunity is given for managing human, financial and other resources, at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health care. Case studies of successful and failed private nursing enterprises. It enables the student utilize the principles and technique of teaching in health care settings. Opportunity is given for health education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health care. The course also provides opportunity to apply teaching concepts and theories in practice.

NSC424: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING III (4 Credits)
The course is a continuation NSC 414 which further lays emphasis on the health of the family during childbearing period with particular attention to the needs of the child. The role of the nurse in family planning and genetic counseling is emphasized. The course covers all aspects of normal midwifery.

NSC425: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING IV (4 Credits)
This is a continuation of NSC 415 and describes conditions affecting the Nervous and Endocrine System, growth and cellular proliferation and sensorineural conditions. Review of the relevant anatomy and physiology of the system is carried out. The nursing process is used as a framework for delivery of nursing care to these groups of patients.
NOTE: Gerontologic and genetic implications are considered in all the systems.

NSC426: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in Medical – Surgical Nursing in special clinics such as theatre, outpatient, surgical clinic, renal clinic, ENT unit, burns unit, cardio-pulmonary unit etc.

NSC427: HEALTH ECONOMICS (2 Credits)
The Course introduces students to the basis of costing of health care and services for effective and efficient delivery of same. Basic principles of economics are discussed.

NSC428: Maternal and Child Health Nursing PRACTICUM (2 Credits) This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice in Midwifery which is designed to reinforce knowledge and experience in the management of labour, care of mother and infant immediately after delivery and 24hours after. It also entails the management of emergencies during delivery and care of medical conditions associated with deliveries and family planning.
Total: 20 units
FIFTH YEAR (500 Level) COURSES
FIRST SEMESTER
NSC511: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING III (3 Credits)
The development of students’ competence in planning, organization, and administration of community health forms the focus of this course. Occupational Health nursing, Public Health Nursing Administration.

NSC512: Community HEALTH NursinG PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice community health nursing. The course affords the student the much-needed opportunity to put into use the organizational administrative knowledge of skills they have accumulated over the past 4 years of their study. It involves students’ active participation in community-based activities.

NSC513: HEALTH EDUCATION (2 Credits)
The course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of education and educational methodology. It stresses the role of the Nurse as teacher and health educator. Principles of education, principles of teaching/learning philosophy; and objectives of education in Nigeria. Relation of the national policy and philosophy of education to the education of nurses. Qualities of a teacher. Teacher/Learners interaction. The learning environment, the learner, deductive and inductive reasoning. Concepts of motivation and development of instructional objectives. Development of course content, methods of evaluation.

NSC514: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING IV (3 Credits)
The course is continuation of NSC 428. It is designed to prepare students to recognize conditions which suggest deviation from normal to enable students identify abnormalities in pregnancy, labour, Puerperum and the newborn. It emphasizes the importance of prompt intervention in obstetric emergencies and relevance of quality assurance. It also highlights the role of nursing students in early diagnoses, appropriate interventions and referral as necessary.

NSC515: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING V (2 Credits)
At this level, students are exposed to special areas of Medical- Surgical Nursing with integration of body systems. Responding to emergencies and critical thinking on multiple systems will be the focus. This final course in Medical Surgical Nursing provides a unique opportunity for presentation of a series of case studies incorporating many of the disorders covered from 200 through 500 levels. Each case study leads students through scenarios where the clients experience problems in multiple body systems. At this level, students are expected to connect the concepts they have been learning throughout their course of study. It includes the following:
The content will expose the students to skills of assessment and management of specific environmental emergencies, including the concept of triage. Rehabilitation and end of life care will be emphasized. The role of the nurse as a member of interdisciplinary team to improve end-of life –care in order to facilitate a peaceful and comfortable death will be emphasized. It will also introduce the students to a comprehensive approach to pain management, symptom control and how to deal with related concerns of the dying patient and the family.

NSC517: RESEARCH PROJECT 1 (3 Credits)
This course deals with scientific methodology of research and its application to midwifery practice. Emphasis will be placed on theory and methods of research and critical evaluation of research reports. Seminar sessions, discussions and presentation will center around relevant concepts and theories needed to understand contemporary issues. Students are required to present a research project in midwifery. They are also exposed to the preparation of budget for research project.

NSC518: MATERNAL AND CHILD CARE PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice, which is designed to enable the student transfer the theoretical knowledge of maternal and child health nursing, growth and development, child health and genetics to practice settings: It introduces students to Family care studies, domiciliary midwifery practice, National programme on immunization, Oral rehydration therapy.

NSC519: SEMINAR IN NURSING (3 Credits)
This course promotes the advancement of research in nursing. Seminar sessions involves Discussions and Presentations centers on knowledge of relevant Biological, Social and Psychological concepts and theories as would be needed in understanding contemporary issues in nursing. Discussions in the seminars centers on the application of the Biological, Social, Psychological and nursing theories and concepts in analyzing and discussing contemporary nursing issues. Completion of guided study in selected areas of nursing and related fields is also a mandatory part of the course

SECOND SEMESTER
NSC521: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING IV (3 Credits)
The course emphasizes the application of integral knowledge in problem solving viz: Identification of nursing principles in planning, execution and evaluation of special community nursing needs both locally and internationally. (For the public health nursing programme: Family Planning and MCH).

NSC522: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice. It emphasized active participation in community-based activities.

NSC523: COUNSELING SKILLS IN NURSING (2 Credits)
Definition of counseling, care and support, types of counseling, pre-test, post- test, Primary and Secondary prevention, crisis management, problem solving, decision making, couple spiritual and pastoral: who needs counseling, rewarding listening skills, prevention and management of conflicts, Genetic counseling including sickle cell trait in marriage, Blood donation campaign, HIV infection etc, Case study.

NSC524: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING (3 Credits)
This course emphasizes the understanding of students to skills needed to manage obstetric emergencies and operative interventions with the utilization of basic live saving skills.

NSC525: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM (2 Credits)
This course entails both the laboratory and clinical practice. Students are posted to various obstetric clinical settings to observe and conduct normal deliveries and assist with complicated deliveries for a period of 4-6 weeks. Health education in various stages of pregnancy and counseling are also provided.

NSC527: RESEARCH PROJECT II (6 Credits)
This course deals with scientific methodology of research and its application to community health nursing practice. Emphasis will be placed on theory and methods of research and critical evaluation of research reports. Students are required to present a research project in Public Health Nursing and also guided in the selected areas of their final project. They are also exposed to the preparation of budget for research project.

NSC528: SEMINAR IN NURSING (SPECIAL) (2 Credits)
The course is designed to enable student identify issues and trends in nursing and health care. In-depth knowledge is derived through literature review and interaction with members of the health team. Case studies will also be presented. The techniques of development, presentation and discussion of ideas, topic and pertinent issues in Nursing will be highlighted.
The seminar sessions are expected to guide students to:
Plan, compose and present seminar papers on relevant topics.
Plan and organize seminar workshops.
Participate actively as discussants, secretaries, rappatoirs, and chairman at seminar/workshops.
Evaluate the achievement of workshops/seminars.

ELECTIVES: Any one from the list must be taken each semester:

NSC500: GERIATRIC NURSING (4 Credits)
This is the care of elderly, promotion and maintenance of good health, nursing intervention when illness or any abnormal condition set in domiciliary and institutional care.

NSC501: RADIOLOGY/RADIOTHERAPY NURSING (4 Credits)
In this course, students learn the health problems associated with radioactivity and the role of the nurse in the circumstances.

NSC502: OPHTHALMIC NURSING (4 Credits)
This course emphasizes care of the eye. Promotion and maintenance of ophthalmic care, Nursing care of ophthalmic injuries or eye surgery.

NSC503: ORTHOPAEDIC NURSING (4 Credits)
History of orthopedics nursing, Nursing care of orthopedics injuries or conditions, e.g., fractures, bone tumors, etc.

NSC504: DERMATOLOGY NURSING (4 Credits)
The course deals with the normal properties of skin, abnormal state of skin; dangers of the abnormalities and the role of the nurse in the prevention, treatment and care of such abnormalities.

NSC505: GENETIC NURSING (4 Credits)
This course focuses on equipping the students with genetic nursing information for individuals, families and populations who are at risk for disease conditions with genetic implications. Clinical genetic topics to be covered will allow the students to apply the genetic/genomic information to their level of knowledge and nursing practice. Topics to be covered include: Genetic concepts, overview of genes, DNA and Chromosomal variations. Pedigree development, Risk assessment, Genetic counselling and application to nursing. Ethical, legal & social implications of genetic nursing will also be discussed.

NSC506: ORTHORHINOLARYNGOLOGY (4 Credits)
This course is aimed at preparing students for developing in-depth knowledge and skill in caring for those who have alterations in the function of their eras, noses and throats. It will include adequate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of these organs. Students are to develop further knowledge and skill in utilizing the nursing process in the care.

NSC507: ANAESTHETIC NURSING (4 Credits)
This course is designed to expose students to principles and uses of anesthesia. It will also help them develop knowledge and skill in administering several of anesthesia agents. Types, sites, duration and complications of these agents will be examined. Students will build on the knowledge and skills to assist clients who require anesthesia.

NSC508: PERIOPERATIVE NURSING (4 Credits)
The course focuses on the needs of patients who require surgical care for the treatment of their aliments, students will be expected to develop and acquire knowledge and skill in pre, and post-operative period of client care.

NSC509: PAEDIATRIC NURSING (4 Credits)
Factors affecting the care of children. Health promotion in infancy and childhood, the nurses role in supporting the Health care of children. Understanding growth and development process. Emotional growth potential, intellectual growth potential physical growth potential.
The Newborn-The family and preparation for birth, the importance of New born period to later development. Immediate care at birth, the role of nutrition in growth and development. Infant problems related to gestation and birth. High risk infants and problems of the term infant. Nursing care of premature infants growth development and care during the first year. Immunological system and immunodeficiency disorders. Nursing problems with specific concern in infancy growth, development and care of the toddler and the preschool child. Growth, development and care during middle childhood growth development and care in puberty and adolescence.

NSC510: INTENSIVE CARE NURSING (4 Credits)
Nursing care of critical condition such as premature baby, distressed newborn, in the adult, immediate post-operative care, any distress health condition that requires close and frequent monitoring, e.g. road traffic accident, heart attack, stroke etc.