MSc (Med-Surg Nsg), BSc.(Nsg), RNE, RM, RN (Acting Provost)
HOD, Department of Nursing
College of Nursing Sciences at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Ihiala was founded by His Grace Most Rev. Charles Heerey CSSp of Blessed Memory in 1953 and managed by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, after the exit of the expatriate Holy Rosary Sisters. The school has experienced progressive metamorphic growth and development since its inception and therefore has achieved over and above the aims and objectives for which it was established.
Over the years, through its varied programs and course content, the school has provided its students world-class standards in nursing training, thereby supplying the hospital here as well as in other places with the high-level manpower without which they might not have recorded successes in their healthcare delivery.
Thus, the unprecedented infrastructural development and academic excellence achieved in the school speak for themselves. The aesthetic and horticultural environment of the school beautifies its premises as well as promotes enthusiasm and teaching/learning experiences. Our highly committed academic staff have constantly provided our students with the required stuff with which they have severally excelled in Nursing Council Examinations. Because of this, our graduates are in high demand in the labor market; hence, they are found in health facilities throughout Nigeria and beyond.
"Nursing Unto Christ"
To prepare professionally competent and versatile nurse practitioners who, through initiative and self-directed learning, are capable of providing high level wholistic health care to individuals in homes, communities, health centers, hospitals and clinics throughout the country.
Prospective applicants for the program must have a Senior Secondary School Certificate with a credit-level pass in a minimum of five subjects, which should include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Additionally, candidates are required to undergo both a written and oral interview administered by the school.
The General Nursing Programme shall be a six semester programme of study. The courses in the first year of the programme shall be designated at 100 level with a prefix of General Nursing (GN). The courses in the second and third year of study shall be designated at 200 level and 300 level respectively with the same prefix.
The aim of the school in providing nursing education is to achieve better health for both individuals and the entire community. This is based on the following premises to wit.