Oladimeji Bolanle Oyekale Bnsc, don't waste your time in school of nursing
Gbemigun Funmilayo Please go to the University, avoid Israelite journey that might truncate your destination.... Medicine doesn't have diploma programs, yet they become experienced. If there are no schools of Nursing, if all nurses are University graduates, there will be no room for comparison.
Aliyu Garba Having both will make you sail through the competitive health industry in Nigeria. Meaning you will have academic and professional certificates.
Ali Umar Kamba You will get all in university .your thinking will be holistic
Unaegbu Gift Those who are saying go to uni,can u tell us that it was easy gain admission into uni read nursing, can you help her in securing admission as per naija thing.why not tell her try both cos she might be at home in the next 3-5 year trying to gain admission into the uni when her mates has graduated from son.
Destinetenny Onyeihe @ Gift life is all about struggle & risk taking. It does not mater how long but how well. What will take this profession to a greater height is by equating with its counterparts & that is first getting degree & not diploma. This is naija
Brownsuga Nneoma Ozim-Okafo I keep asking myself what are the basis for this 'go to SON so you get experience. ...it's laughable 'cos Dr's don't go to school of Medicine. .they get their degree. ..do their internship and learn the rest on the job...and yet with all our experiences in schools of nursing and midwifery. ..we still don't ever match up to them in anything...
Personally...cos of my experiences in both school of nursing and uni...I think we are drawing ourselves back by still encouraging and promoting schools of nursing...we should strive to be exposed to teachings by professionals in the university settings....
Take for instance if we all are exposed to the same lectures of Anatomy..physiology. ..embryology. .pharmacology etc as by the same professors as the medical students ..don't you think we will be more knowledgeable in those areas thus contributing more to the health care system...during my degree days... we had lectures with student Dr's up till 2nd year...which wasn't ideal save for the school I went to...it's a lot different in UNEC and UNZIK...just the much I know...
Again here in the western world. ..it might interest you to know that the nursing students use same textbooks that our medical students here in Nigeria use..eg Davidsons, Kumar & Clark etc...ppl taught as par with Dr's will always have an edge over their counterparts ...
Please let us just stop this idea of experience bull crap because it no longer holds water...we should aspire to have Doctorates and more in this Nursing and not just the basic regular practice that my mother had over 40yrs ago....because it's only when we have academicians in this profession that we will move forward. .,Nurses that can stand and talk/challenge professors of medicines and surgeries...that's the kind of Nurses that I wish for the Nigerian Nursing board...#and shout out to my colleague and friend @Amara Jessy Okonkwo all the way from SON NAUTH NNEWI to her BNSc and MSc in the UK and now here in canada pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing ...maximum respect for her...we need more news like this!
Brownsuga Nneoma Ozim-Okafo Thanks my dear...it's time we wake up from this self deceit sleep that have kept bondage all these years!
Akinsanya Balogun Iyabode University directly my dear,
Douglas Uranta My don't be confused RN is applicable to SoN and university products of nursing! The SoN gives you a general nurse certificate while the university award Bsnc. So, whichever choice you made, you would still at the end sit and pass NMCN exams to obtain RN licence to practice!
Sagir Nuhu I'm sorry Sir, getting RN in Both SON & University doesn't make BNSc Certificate & Diploma the same. World is changing, we need to wake up.
Okpanachi Enape Mr Uranta you are right but the problem is the way SON products are looked down upon. That's why we should advice the younger ones to go straight to university and encourage the RNs to go for their degree. But not this hollow argument by some who think that SON products are only practically oriented. Meanwhile, I have not seen any innovation being brought into nursing practice by those self acclaimed "knows it all".
Dupe Popoola Going to school's of nursing is best because you will have enough experience both practically, physiologically. When you see a patient, hearing d history &examining the pt.You can diagnose & even treat before Dr's arrival. But just going in for degree course is just for u ,to have the certificate.. No knowledge nor experience at all to treat ur pt.Some Drs can not even go straight into the vain of an adult, talk less going into babies veins,they go around begging Nurses for help. This I''ve witnessed several times since I came on board the profession.
Douglas Uranta A lot of ignorance abound on who is a nurse! It baffle me to read about university BNsc graduates refering to SoN graduates as RN. This a big misconception! RN is a professional recognition accorded a nurse who has completed a course or programme in nursing by the regulatory body or council (NMCN)! RN is to nurses whether SoN or university graduates by NMCN! Anybody who claimed to be a nurse with RN is a quack!!
Okpanachi Enape I think it is a mistake, he actually meant to say that if you have degree in nursing without sitting for and passed council final qualifying exams you are still a quack
Benjamin Ibrahim Pls dont turn this forum into a battle ground of Drs & Rcn's, first define the word "NURSE" in a simple term,then follow it up with Do i have the features, attributes,personality of a nurse? then follow it up with your area of specialisation, then your kpalli(certificate)
Benjamin Ibrahim we have many in the medical profession who though are trained,certified & equipped medically to serve & save but lacks the features of a nurse because their attitude\ character disqualifies them,a patients experience with those in the medical field-2012-2013
Omowumi Ijaodola-Salau Pls go straight to the university.