Who We Are
Brief History Of School of Nursing
The School of Nursing, University College Hospital, Ibadan was founded in July 1952. The temporary site was at Eleyele. It then moved to this present building in 1957 after the opening of the 1st Nigeria University teaching Hospital in Ibadan.
The school comprises of hostels with the capacity for accommodating about 340 students, well equipped, modern classroom block with facilities for practical demonstrations, group tutorials, science laboratory and a library.
The school of nursing is a distinct educational establishment in which the student nurses live and belong throughout their course training, though an integral part of the hospital.
Vision of The School
The vision of the school is to train skillfull professional Nurses of international standards to fulfill the fundamental health needs of Nigeria in giving quality nursing care and contribute to efficient manpower to cope with emerging health challenges worldwide
Aim of the Programme
To prepare professional nurses who are competent and highly versatile in knowledge, and attitude values required for nursing practices in health care institutions that will enable them cope with clinical intervention in the served and underserved areas of the community from the moment the decision is taken and until the patients are discharged from the Hospital environment.
Philosophy of the Programme
The philosophy of the school is based on the premise that quality nursing is essential in achieving better health for the people. Hence the need to prepare competent polyvalent nurses who will provide safe, acceptable and effective health services to meet the dynamic needs of individuals, families and communities.
The School Logo, Colours and Uniform
The school colors are Red, White and Green. For the School Uniform and Style, the uniform is White from 1 to 6 months, Rose pink from 6 months to 3’u year with cap.
Cap with stripe according to the level of training with brown covered shoes.
For boys – White shirt and trouser in the first year without bow tie. Three pieces white suite with bow tie from second to final year.
Each student Nurse is responsible for all his/her uniform accessories. Students are also personally responsible for items of uniform which are their own properties.
Cardigans and capes are permitted to be worn with uniform but not while carrying out nursing procedures. No nurse should either lend or borrow uniforms.
Wrist watches should not be worn on the wrist when on duty in the ward or department or when practicing in the classrooms.
School Of Nursing, University College Hospital, Ibadan is one of the Nursing Schools in Nigeria.The school was established as a result of the need for specialties require of certain skills which must be dveloped from a particular set of knowledge, ability, attitude and values. Approval was given by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to the management and formal instructions commenced on July 1952.
The School admits students from all the thirty six (36) states of the federation, including Abuja. Since inception, the school has trained several perioperative Nurses who are managers in various operating rooms in the nation and abroad. The course is a 36-Month calendar programme ( 3 years) from mid November of a year to the Next November and it runs in semesters.Ever since the establishment, the school has recorded tremendous progress in the fulfillment of the set objectives.
The Need for Nursing Education
Nursing Educational Programme is a basic Programme designed to equip the student with the complexity of knowledge and skills required to effectively care for recipients of nursing services. Nursing in the Clininic and wards involves the nursing care of patients having known or predicated anatomic or physiologic alterations. It is practiced in an environment in which basic life supporting needs are of the highest priority. It is a comprehensive practice encompassing the patient's experience through the pre-clinical, intra-clinical and into the immediate post-clinical phases. It occurs within a serial milieu characterized by rapidly changing technological, economic and cultural forces which require continuous adaption by professional practitioners in collaboration with other members of the health team, assisting in ensuring continuity of care by providing assistance in planning regime of care in the pre-clinical, intra-clinical and immediate post-clinical phases of the patient's experience.
What is Expected of Our Graduands?
i. Utilization of the nursing process in providing efficient and effective nursing care.
ii. Ability to assist the anxious patient cope with the biological and environmental changes experienced during the perioperative phases.
iii. Ability to ensure safety and implement nusrsing care decision in collaboration with other members of the health team.
iv. Conduction and participation in research projects directed towards improvement of patient care and growth of the nursing profession.
v. Participation in effective budgeting and auditing of the unit.
vi. Participation in Evidence based nursing practice.
vii. Participantion in architectural design of Clinical Services Department to effect efficiency and quality patient care.
Objectives of the Academic Programme
At the end of course, the Perioperative Nursing Student should achieve the following objectives:
Assess the Surgical patient to determine his/her physical and emotional needs
Evaluate the learning needs of the surgical patient and his family and perform teaching as needed
Provide physical and emotional support to the patient and his family during the perioperative period.
Exhibit Competence in the role of scrubbing and circulating.
Communicate, interest effectively, ensure safety and implement perioperative care decision with other members of the health team, Supervise and instruct perioperative nursing students and others; Control hospital cost through effective budgeting and auditingParticipate in architectural design of operating theatre department to effect efficiency and Quality patient careInitiate; conduct and participate in research projects directed towards surgical patient care and growth of the nursing profession