The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has directed all Universities offering Nursing degree to accept graduates of Nursing degree from National Open University of Nigeria for further studies.
Below is a circular released by council today and directed to All Nigerian Universities offering Nursing Program, All States Universities Teaching Hospitals, Federal and State., Federal Medical Centers, Federal Specialists Hospitals, Federal and State, all states and FCT, Nigeria Army, Navy, Air force, Police, Prisons and Customs Offices. It reads as follows:
Re: Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSC) Degree Certificate from the National Open University of Nigeria
The Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria at its 41st general meeting held July, 2017 has directed that you be notified that certificate issued in respect of the BNSC Nursing Program of the National Open University of Nigeria is recognized by the National Universities Commission for Academic progression and employment purposes.
-The Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria therefore request all Universities offering Nursing Program to accept this BNSC certificate for the purposes of Academic progression, appointment and promotion in the public service.
-Graduates of BNSC of the National Open University of Nigeria with postgraduate certificate will be registered in their area of specialty.
-It is pertinent to note that the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria recognizes this certificate following the fulfillment of accreditation requirement by the National Open University of Nigeria.
Please accept the assurances of the highest regard of the council.
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