This is an 18 months, 3 semesters programme approved by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) and run by College of Nursing Sciences, St. Joseph’s Hospital Adazi-nnukwu. It is ideal for those who are already Registered Midwives male or female who wish to have double qualification. Students will be trained on practical nursing skills and will acquire the knowledge and gain the clinical experience they need to become a Registered Nurse (RN). A Registered Nurse (RN) provides support, care and advice to patients with medical and surgical conditions; this care includes taking vital signs, monitoring patients, administering medications, taking patient record and providing health education etc. They also offer advice and emotional support to patients and their families as well as follow-up care. Registered Nurses (RN) 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. Candidates must be a Registered Midwife with current practicing license. Qualified candidates will be required to write an Entrance Examination to be conducted by the College. Successful candidates at the entrance examination will be invited for an interview to be conducted by the College. Successful candidates at the interview will be offered provisional admission into Post Basic Nursing programme at College of Nursing Sciences, St. Joseph’s Hospital Adazi-Nnukwu. Admitted candidates will join the Basic Nursing from second year first semester and subsequently be indexed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.