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Restructuring of post basic Nursing specialties into PGDs.

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Restructuring of post basic Nursing specialties into PGDs.

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:15 am

NMCN's notice for the planned restructuring of post basic Nursing specialties into PGDs.
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Re: Plannedestructuring of post basic Nursing specialties into PGDs.

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:21 am

This is welcome development God bless the NMCN
Kudos to Nigeria Nursing Council for this new development. More importantly to all concerned nurses who at one fora or the other made their point known. Those suggestions to me are yielding results!!!.
This shows that the officials of council are relatively concurrent with our desires and expected professional transformation.
I therefore charge all Nigerian nurses to keep the ideas coming, polish the complaints into policy statement, someday, somehow, so soon
Congratulations for this specialty modification as enshrined into the educational facet of Nigeria society.

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Re: Restructuring of post basic Nursing specialties into PGDs.

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:29 am

The Nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria put smiles on the faces of Nigerian Nurses yesterday after the release of the circular mandating all nursing post basic schools to be upgraded to post graduate colleges for the award of masters specialities in nursing. This is coming after years of agitations by various nursing bodies both in Nigeria and in diaspora.
The circular, dated 11th of February 2018 With reference number N&MCN/EDU/CIR/44/VOL.1 /43 signed by the council registrar Read thus;

The Nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria put smiles on the faces of Nigerian Nurses yesterday after the release of the circular mandating all nursing post basic schools to be upgraded to post graduate colleges for the award of masters specialities in nursing. This is coming after years of agitations by various nursing bodies both in Nigeria and in diaspora.
The circular, dated 11th of February 2018 With reference number N&MCN/EDU/CIR/44/VOL.1 /43 signed by the council registrar Read thus;


The nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria after due approval from the governing board at the 47th annual meeting held in Abuja on 18th – 20th December 2018 is embarking on restructuring of current post basic nursing program Into post graduate programs. This part of the nursing education reform is geared towards ensuring that graduates of this program are awarded commensurate academic certificates. This will pave way for our career progression in line with conventional system of education in Nigeria as well as promote satisfaction among professionals.

In line with the above, please note the following blueprints and time lines to guide your further actions.

1. All current Hospital Based Post Basic Nursing Specialty Programmes should be affiliated to or assimilated into their Parent Universities and be operated either as Post Graduate Diploma or Masters programmes in Nursing Specialties.

2. Each Teaching Hospital in conjunction with their University should consider their areas of strength and decide on which Post Graduate Programmes in clinical Nursing Specialty to take up.

3. Each Post Graduate Clinical Nursing Specialty Programme shall be operated by the Department/ Faculty of Nursing in conjunction with the Teaching Hospital in line with the guidelines of Post Graduate School of the University as approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

4. Graduates of the B.Sc/B.Nsc. from a recognized department/ faculty of Nursing with good grades shall be eligible to proceed for Masters in any specialty of choice, while those with lower grade shall go for PGDN before proceeding for Masters in Nursing.

5. Successful graduates of the Higher National Diploma (HND) Nursing Programme shall be eligible to go for Post Graduate Diploma in any Clinical Nursing Specialty of choice.

6. Irrespective of the year of graduation, the basic entry requirement shall remain five o' level credits in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology at not more than two sittings.

7. The Management of Teaching Hospitals currently running Post Basic Clinical Nursing Programmes should release and sponsor some of the academic staff for Masters and PhD in Nursing in specialty areas they wish to run in order to strengthen the manpower needs for running these programme.

8. The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria in collaboration with NUC, departments/faculties of Nursing and some Coordinators are working on the minimum Benchmark/ Academic standard for the various Post Graduate Programmmes in a variety of specialty areas. These shall be made available to the institutions in due course.

9. From the year 2023, that is five (5) years from now, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria shall cease to register and licence graduates from any institution running Post Basic Clinical Nursing Programme that have not been reorganized in line with the Council's requirements as enunciated above.

The Council hereby appeals to all Proprietors of Post Basic Nursing Specialty Programmes to engage with their parent Universities and work out modalities for a smooth transition and reform into the new structure.
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Re: Restructuring of post basic Nursing specialties into PGDs.

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:01 am

This Post explains everything that we are hoping for in nursing, for those of us who do not understand, the post basic schools of nursing when affiliated to a parent university will offer Master degrees to Bsc/BNsc nursing who came out with good grade from the University. But those whose grade are not up to, will go through a PGD before obtaining their Masters degree. Nurses with RN/RM from schools of nursing are in the HND level and will obtain a PGD from these post basic schools when they are affiliated and upgraded to post graduate schools before their Masters degree. People with single qualified and basic midwifery are in the same category, when you go into the post basic schools of nursing, you will do a PGD first before obtaining your Masters degree from their.
Great and professional colleagues, lets keep our hands crossed, hoping that the people concern will move things fast in nursing. Let's keep praying.
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