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Brief History Of Nurse Tutors' Programme
The Nurse/Midwife/Public Health Tutors programme is a programme initiated in 1976 as part of efforts to implement the then Third Development Plan as it relates to Health care services. The Federal Government, having identified shortage of manpower as a major constraint in health care services, formulated specific health policies and objectives, designed to create considerable development impart in the Health Sector One of such policy, apart from further expansion of relevant health training institutions in the country, was to pursue a more dynamic training programme than in the past for the various cadre of Health Workers especially those in very short supply.
Nursing education was one of such areas of need with shortage of manpower as it affects health services in general. The above conceived, and with the well-known reputation of which University College Hospital, Ibadan and all its various schools of Health Workers including the medical school are famous, the University College Hospital, Board of Management was approached with the plan in July 1976.
The historical background is not complete without acknowledging great input of Mrs. W.O.Igun (SRN, SCM, B.Sc, M.Ed.) the first Chief Coordinator from inception in 1978. She worked very hard to get the approval of affiliation through before her retirement in 1988. Her successor, Mrs. V.O.A. Adesina (RN, B.Sc, M.Ed) ensured that the task was completed by 1989 and implemented in1990. Thus, the grauates of the school from 1990 obtain the Diploma in Nursing Education Certificate of the University of Ibadan
Vision of The School
The vision of the school is to To produce highly skilled,committed and competent Nurse/Midwife/Public Health Nurse Tutors’ Educators capable of teaching students in Basic and Post-basic schools. The preparation of these educators should conform with the present graduate education reforms in nursing education and practice.
Aim of the Programme
To prepare professional nurses who are competent and highly versatile in knowledge, and attitude values required for nursing practices in health care institutions that will enable them cope with clinical intervention in the served and underserved areas of the community from the moment the decision is taken and until the patients are discharged from the Hospital environment.
The School Mission
To develop and execute training programmes that conform with the contemporary needs/challenges of the nursing profession, the UCH, the health sector and the community..
Goals & Objectives of The School
1.To produce qualified and efficient graduate educators for Nursing Schools
2. To sustain the regular production of the educators.
3.Develop and run Post-Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education (PGDNE) for BNSc degree holders that desire to teach in Nursing Programmes.
4.Develop and implement Post-Graduate Diploma Nursing (PGN) for Registered Nurses with first degree in health related disciplines who wish to pursue post graduate programmes in Nursing.
5.To promote excellence in training of nurse educators in three specialties namely- General Nursing, Midwifery, and Public Health Nursing.
School Of Nurse Tutors' Programme, Ibadan, is the only the Nurse/Midwife/Public Health Tutors programme Schools in Nigeria. The school was established as a result of the need for specialties require of certain skills which must be dveloped from a particular set of knowledge, ability, attitude and values.
The plan was accepted with the understanding that the Federal Government, through its Federal Ministry of Health would provide necessary funds directly to finance the progamme.
The Programme took off on Monday 25th September, 1978 with the first set of 29 pioneering students, 2 of which were males. They were drawn from 14 states of the federation and 3 Teaching Hospitals. In Feruary, 1986, the Federal Ministry of Health approved the extension of training of Nurse /Midwife/public Health progammme from one calendar year to two academic session. The Two ( 2) years programme was commenced in October 1986.
The School admits students from all the thirty six (36) states of the federation, including Abuja. Since inception, the school has trained several Nurses who are managers in various clinical rooms in the nation and abroad. The course is a 24-Month calendar programme ( 2 years) from mid November of a year to the Next November and it runs in semesters.Ever since the establishment, the school has recorded tremendous progress in the fulfillment of the set objectives.
The Need for Nurse Tutors' Programme Education
The Educational Programme is a basic Programme designed to equip the student with the complexity of knowledge and skills required to effectively care for recipients of nursing services. Nursing in the Clininic and wards involves the nursing care of patients having known or predicated anatomic or physiologic alterations. It is practiced in an environment in which basic life supporting needs are of the highest priority. It is a comprehensive practice encompassing the patient's experience through the pre-clinical, intra-clinical and into the immediate post-clinical phases. It occurs within a serial milieu characterized by rapidly changing technological, economic and cultural forces which require continuous adaption by professional practitioners in collaboration with other members of the health team, assisting in ensuring continuity of care by providing assistance in planning regime of care in the pre-clinical, intra-clinical and immediate post-clinical phases of the patient's experience.
What is Expected of Our Graduands?
i. Utilization of the nursing process in providing efficient and effective nursing care.
ii. Ability to assist the anxious patient cope with the biological and environmental changes experienced during the perioperative phases.
iii. Ability to ensure safety and implement nusrsing care decision in collaboration with other members of the health team.
iv. Conduction and participation in research projects directed towards improvement of patient care and growth of the nursing profession.
v. Participation in effective budgeting and auditing of the unit.
vi. Participation in Evidence based nursing practice.
vii. Participantion in architectural design of Clinical Services Department to effect efficiency and quality patient care.
Objectives of the Academic Programme
At the end of course, the Student should achieve the following objectives:
Assess the clinical patient to determine his/her physical and emotional needs
Evaluate the learning needs of the clinical patient and his family and perform teaching as needed
Provide physical and emotional support to the patient and his family during the clinical period.
Exhibit Competence in the role of scrubbing and circulating.
Communicate, interest effectively, ensure safety and implement clinical care decision with other members of the health team, Supervise and instruct clinical nursing students and others; Control hospital cost through effective budgeting and auditingParticipate in architectural design of operating theatre department to effect efficiency and Quality patient careInitiate; conduct and participate in research projects directed towards clincal patient care and growth of the nursing profession