This is a 3 years, 6 semesters basic nursing programme, approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) and run at College of Nursing Sciences, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Adazi-Nnukwu. It is designed to train students male or female on practical nursing skills and gives them the knowledge and clinical experience they need to become a Registered Nurse. Registered Nurses can work in any Tertiary Healthcare Institutions (e.g National Hospital, Federal Medical Centers etc), Secondary Healthcare Institutions (e.g General Hospitals) and Primary Healthcare Institutions (Primary Health Care, Comprehensive Health Care) in the world.
Candidates must possess at least five (5) credits at not more than two (2) sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in WAEC, NECO and/or NABTEB. Combination of WAEC/WAEC, NECO/NECO, WAEC/NECO is acceptable. NABTEB cannot be combined with WAEC or NECO or another NABTEB. If candidate will use NABTEB, he/she must have all the required 5 credits in it. Qualified candidates will be required to write an Entrance Exam to be conducted by the College. Successful candidates at the Entrance Exam will be invited for an interview to be conducted by the College. Successful candidates at the interview will be offered provisional admission into Basic Nursing programme at College of Nursing Sciences, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Adazi-Nnukwu. Candidates admitted into the Basic Nursing Programme will undergo intensive training/lecture in Basic Sciences and Nursing Courses for six months. Thereafter an Introductory Examination which also serves as the first semester, first year examination will be conducted by College of Nursing Sciences, St. Joseph’s Hospital Adazi-nnukwu. Only successful candidates at the introductory Examination will be Indexed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria while the unsuccessful candidates will be withdrawn from the training.