The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has said that it is reorganising nursing education to make nursing schools function as monotechnics.
Speaking at the 60th anniversary celebration of the School of Nursing, University College Hospital, the Registrar of the council, Mrs Olatokunbo Olanipekun, stated that by the national policy of education categorisation, schools of nursing should be monotechnics.
The council registrar, who spoke thorough Mrs Dorothy Umeh, stated that the monotechnics, when in operation, would be autonomous administratively and financially.
According to her, “under this new system, the students shall be admitted through the Unified Tertiary Institution Matriculation Examination (UTME) by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)”.
Mrs Olanipekun stated that the council would continue to award its professional certificate, alongside the higher diploma Degree (HND), to students that eventually graduate from the nursing monotechnics.
In addition, the registrar stated that the council had developed new standards and policies concerning nursing education and practice and would soon commence its implementation.
The registrar, who remarked that the council still had a lot to do to ensure a sustained and improved nursing education, urged nurses on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the school to explore more innovative ways to improve nursing education and practice.
While felicitating with the school on its achievements, she charged the school to continue to maintain the standards governing nursing education, as laid down by the council.
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