SOWUNMI Christiana O.
SOWUNMI Christiana O.
Head of Department

Department of Maternal & Child Health

Welcome to Department of Maternal & Child Health

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VISION STATEMENT  

To  transform  nursing  education,  creating  innovative learning  environments  that  support  excellence  in   education to advance the health of the people, transforming the nursing profession and changing the world   for Christ.

MISSION STATEMENT  

The mission of the school is to provide high quality, broad-based nursing education that is based on Christian values. The school will prepare men and women of various ethnic and religious backgrounds to become   dedicated and committed nursing professionals who are ready to advocate for the principle of preventive   health care and are willing to take on leadership roles. They will be equipped with clinical skills and research   capabilities that will make a difference in this generation. Emphasis will be placed on client-centered nursing  care practices, and holistic approach to learning in the context that integrates faith and learning.  

PHILOSOPHY  

In this twenty first, there has emerged a realization that the health care needs of our community are not being   adequately met. As the society becomes more informed and increasingly aware of its fundamental rights,   health care professionals must be adequately prepared to deliver the quality of care that is relevant, functional   and acceptable for their clients.   Realizing the challenges of the new millennium and the complex nature of our society, we at Babcock   University School of Nursing Sciences are committed to providing competent professionals for the Nursing   education careers with a well-structured, broad-based professional training that is relevant and functional,   reflecting a Christian orientation.   While upholding the importance of the highest academic standards, the uniqueness of Babcock University is   to be found in the pursuance of the Seventh - day Adventist Philosophy of education that emphasizes the   harmonious development of the academic, physical, psycho-social and spiritual potentials of students. The   Department of Nursing Sciences believes that as we seek to develop high professional competence in our   students, we also desire to integrate Christian values in preparing Nursing and Midwifery professionals, in harmony with our conviction of what Christian education should be, to appreciate the meaning of the full   restoration of dignity, value and self worth to mankind.  Therefore, in developing professional skills in our   students we hold in high esteem the following values: 

i. Beneficence of God who provides all things in love  

ii. Sacredness of life: for life is precious and of inestimable price  

iii. Essence of true knowledge: all truth is God’s truth

iv. Dignity of labour as it is appointed unto us to serve humanity

v. Faith: which means man’s response to receive that which God provides him  

vi. Equity: all are created equal and should be treated with consideration  

vii. Respect for the beliefs, values  and culture of others  

viii. Integrity:  matching faith with action.   

OBJECTIVES 

The objectives of the school are to:  

  • Provide candidates with broad-based professional training that is relevant and functional, reflecting a   Christian orientation.
  • Provide students with an education that will assist them in analyzing knowledge from the arts,   sciences and humanities in the development of professional skills and the use of nursing theories in   making nursing practice decisions.
  • Prepare nursing students who will demonstrate effective leadership and management skills using   variety of communication techniques in the management of diverse nursing practice situations.
  • Produce nursing graduates with an orientation for preventive health care in harmony with universal   philosophy of the World Health Organization (WHO) who can adapt teaching/ learning strategies to   meet the specific needs of individuals, groups and communities with respect to wellness and illness   concerns.
  • Prepare  students  who  can  articulate  principles of consumer  advocacy,  accountability and responsibility taking into account pertinent ethical and legal implications in accord with the current standards of professional nursing practice. Competences to be demonstrated by the graduate of bachelor of nursing science degree

Graduate will be able to:  

  • Perform accurate assessment of client of various ages.
  • Make appropriate nursing diagnosis that are grounded on accurate data.
  • Develop appropriate plan based on the nursing diagnosis.
  • Implement nursing intervention to resolve the diagnosis.
  • Incorporate medical plan into nursing intervention supported by appropriate scientific theories and   principles.
  • Communicate significant data to appropriate members of the health team.
  • Teach clients and others about health issues and concerns.
  • Initiate and conduct nursing research.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary research projects.
  • Serve as a change agent by constantly reviewing the total environment in which he/ she works.
  • Function as an advocate for the clients and the profession.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities by recognizing his/ her own needs, work effectively as a member of   a team, make decisions based on relevant data and institutional policies.
  • Demonstrate professional growth through participating in continuing education programmes.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for the 5-Year Generic Nursing Programme

Candidates seeking admission into the School of Nursing Science programme for the 5-year Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) degree must satisfy the minimum university requirements for admission to the degree programme which includes an acceptable pass at the university screening test. They must in addition to the above, have a minimum of credit (C) level passes at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent in five subjects, at not more than two sittings, which must include English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. 

Candidates for the 4-Year RN Direct Entry Generic Programme or RN Direct Entry Pathway Programme must:

1. be Registered Nurses (RN), Registered Midwives (RM) or candidates with Advance Level pass in Biology, Physics, Chemistry  may be admitted by direct entry into 200 level provided they satisfy other University admission requirements. Students from Departments of Basic Medical Sciences may be accepted for transfer into 200 level 4-year RN Direct Entry Generic Program not RN Direct Entry 

Pathway program having fulfilled the School’s transfer requirements.

2. be a Registered Nurse (RN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN). In addition, possession of at least one post-RN certification e.g. Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse would be an advantage for admission into the RN Direct Entry Generic Program/ RN Direct Entry Pathway.

3. possess satisfactory results at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent in five subjects, at not more than two sittings, which must include English language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.

4. satisfy the minimum university entry requirements which may include an acceptable pass at the university screening test.

5. submit official transcript  of all nursing programmes to be used for the admission.

6. submit current license from the N&MCN at least 6-9 months expiry duration.

7. produce letters of reference from three people which may include the current employer.

8. have at least 2 years post-RN clinical experience (applicable to candidates for RN Direct Entry Pathway)