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Professor Irinoye Omolola: A Profile Of The Newest Professor Of Nursing
Date Posted: 19/Oct/2017
Yesterday witnessed another breakthrough for Nigerian Nurses when a new Professor Irinoye became the 5th professor of Nursing to be appointed this year. Below is the profile of a determined woman who started from School of Nursing and rose to the zenith of the profession.
 
PERSONAL DATA
Full Names: IRINOYE, Omolola Oladunni
Date of Birth: 15th July 1956
Nationality Nigerian
State of Origin Osun
Present Status & Position: Professor Department of Nursing Science, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Present Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1100 Obafemi Awolowo University Post Office Ile-Ife, Osun State NIGERIA
Telephone: +234 (0) 8034095406 +234 (0) 8080806806
E-mail: oirinoye@oauife.edu.ng
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
2001- 2005 Doctor of Philosophy, School of Nursing, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. 
Thesis Title: Conceptions of Sexual Intercourse Among the Yoruba People of South Western Nigeria
 
1997 – 1998: M.Sc. (Women, Development and Administration) at the University of York, York, United Kingdom. 
Dissertation Title: Intrafamilial power relationships and domestic violence: dimensions of social change with particular reference to the Yoruba people of western Nigeria.
 
1988 – 1991: MSc (Nursing) at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria 
Thesis Title: Congruency between expected roles and actual role performance of nurses in the surgical units of a teaching hospital in Nigeria
 
1981 – 1984 B.Sc. Nursing - Second Class, (Upper Division) at The University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Major: Nursing Education 
Dissertation: A study of the utilisation pattern of Jaja Clinic by students at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan
 
1978 – 1980 Professional General Nursing Education leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) at the School of Nursing, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
 
Professional license
1984 Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT) by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN)
1980 Registered General Nurse (RN) by NMCN.
1991 Registered Midwife (RM), by NMCN)
1991 Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN), by NMCN
Thesis title: Knowledge and Sexuality problems of Adolescents in a suburban' community
 
She has served as lecturers in universities within and outside Africa and instrumental towards the development of Nursing programs at different levels of study in various universities within the Africa continent.

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