University Of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital 2019/2020 School of Nursing Application Form on Sale

The university of Maiduguri teaching hospital wishes to inform the general public that admission forms into the above named school are available for interested candidates for 2019 /2020 academic sessions

Method of Application
Applicants should possess five (5) credit in SSCE, WAEC, NECO which must include English language, Mathematics, Biology, physics, and chemistry in not more than 2 sittings. Combination of any 2 i.e WAEC NECO, NEPTIP is also acceptable.
Applicants must be between Eighteen (18) and Twenty four (24) years of age.
Sales of Application

Application will ve available from 1st of May to 28th June , 2019
Application fees
#3, 000
Entrance Examination
The entrance examination and interview will be conducted on dates stated below:-
15th July , 2019.
NB: Successful candidates will be invited for interview.
All payment should be made into UMTH REMITA platform “UMTH SCHOOL ACCOUNT” Present evidence of payment to the school cashier and obtain hospital receipt and use same to collect form.
Prof. C. Tahir
(Deputy CMAC (T)
For: Chief Medical Director

Eczema: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

The National Eczema Association defines Eczema as “the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed.” Having eczema on the skin can be embarrassing and causes discomfort but experts say it can be managed. Dr. Shakirat Gold-Olufadi, Senior Registrar Dermatology and Genitourinary Medicine Unit Lagos University teaching hospital enlightens on eczema and how to deal with it. GERALDINE AKUTU reports.   What is the main cause of eczema? ECZEMA refers to inflammation of the skin usually accompanied by redness, itching and some rashes. The classification varies, depending on the duration. Acute eczema is the early presentation characterised by itching, redness, rashes-like blisters, skin irritation, oozing and fluid discharge.   Without resolution, acute eczema can become sub-acute, where there is less oozing and now has scaling and this can also go on to become chronic eczema, when it becomes longstanding.   Chronic eczema is characterised by itching, dryness, scaling, cracking and thickening of the skin with exaggeration and darkening of skin markings called lichenification.   The causes of eczema are widely varied. This can, however, be simplified into endogenous and exogenous causes. Regardless of the cause of eczema, the presentation and symptoms are usually the same.    Endogenous means there is something precipitating the eczema from in the patient, while exogenous refers to eczema precipitated by an external factor or stimuli. The prototype of endogenous eczema is atopic dermatitis, while that of exogenous eczema is contact dermatitis.    Atopic dermatitis is an eczema that often starts in infancy or childhood that has genetic factors at play, which makes an individual more sensitive to environmental conditions like household mites, dust and pollen, among others. Heat, dryness of the skin, breaks in skin barrier and skin infections can also make atopic dermatitis worse.   Some patients with atopic dermatitis may also have food allergies though not common. Implicated foods include soy, seafood, cow’s milk, eggs and wheat. It is important to note that unnecessary restriction of food is not encouraged to prevent nutrient deficiency, except the individual has shown allergies to any of the foods mentioned above.    Contact dermatitis can be in the form of an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis to an external stimulus, which then leads to the eczema.   In irritant dermatitis, repeated exposure to the external leads to the eczema without activating the immune system. Examples of irritants include repeated exposure to water in people that wash hands often, solvents, chemicals, soaps or detergents.   In allergic contact dermatitis, the immune system reacts to a specific environmental factor, which the individual has been exposed to at least once such as allergic dermatitis to latex gloves.    Does the sun have any effect on eczema? Ultraviolet light from the sun may aggravate any of the dermatitis. So, it is best to avoid the sun and use sun protective measures, such as sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) of at least 30.   How is it diagnosed? The diagnosis of most eczema is usually clinical, after a good history and examination by the dermatologist. Allergic contact dermatitis may require a test called patch test.   What are the best treatments for eczema? The treatment of eczema depends on the cause. The most important thing is to eliminate any external precipitants (as mentioned earlier) if identified. There is need for regular and judicious moisturising of the skin with use of such drugs as antihistamines to relieve itching. It is also important to treat any superimposed infections.   Use of personal protective materials may be necessary to prevent contact with the precipitants. Drugs such as steroids or those that modify the immune system may also be used when needed.   Most patients loosely use the term eczema to describe pityriasis versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin. It is important to correct this, as pityriasis versicolor is not synonymous with eczema.

Digital Director of Nursing Services of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital(NAUTH), Nnewi, Lady Ada Onyeyili BirthDay

In 2017, Lady Ada Onyeyili ensured that NAUTH became the first Hospital to kick start the Internship program for Nurses in the South East of Nigeria.    She is also the first DNS to commence Research for Nurse interns in addition to Seminar and Case study. Nurses in NAUTH are now fully involved in Research because of the visionary leadership and support they get from the Digital DNS as she is popularly called.   Ma, may God bless you for your innovations and impact in the Nursing profession.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE DIGITAL DNS


Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing 2019/2020 Admission Form on Sale

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission Into the 3 years General Nursing programme of School of Nursing Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, (NAUTH) Nnewi, Anambra state.


Five (5) credits at Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent which must include: English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology at not more than two sittings.

NOTE: Combination of WAEC and NECO result is acceptable

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital


  1. Write a formal application to the Principal School of Nursing NAUTH Nnewi with certified 4 copies of recent passport photographs.
  2. Enclose photocopies of all credentials.
  3. Pay eight thousand two hundred naira (N8,200) only in any Bank to NAUTH account with Remita and obtain a receipt
  4. Attach your passport photograph to the receipt, make a photocopy and return the photocopy of the receipt with the photograph to the Admission Officer School of Nursing NAUTH Nnewi


Closing Date: Completed application form should be submitted on or before Friday 17th May 2019.


Saturday 8th June 2019 by 8.00am at School of Nursing NAUTH, Nnewi.

NB: Bring along pencil. Eraser. Ruler. Pen and Original receipt issued by NAUTH Accounts with attached recent passport photograph.


Professor A.O. Igewgbe

Chief Medical Director.

Maryam Abacha American University of Niger Delist Nursing, Medical Lab Degree Courses

To: All University Agents

From: The University Management

Subject: Management Decision on Non-Inclusion of Two Courses in the Next Session Admission

Date: 10th April, 2019


I am directed by the university management to convey to you its decision not to admit applicants for B.Sc Nursing and B.Sc Medical Laboratory Science in the next academic session respectively.

In view of the above concern, the university has issued this directive to all agents to discontinue the sale of forms for the above mentioned courses. The management stressed that, anyone who violates this order, shall be faced with a difficult position with the applicants as the university has no provision for the two courses in the next academic session’s admission.

We do hope and look forward to your total compliance to this important directive.

Please, accept the management warmest rgards.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully

Shua’ibu Usman Tanko

Deputy Registrar Administration

School Of Nursing, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria 2019/2020 Admission Form

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the School of Nursing, U.C.H., Ibadan for November 2019 Class. The course is for a period of three years, following which candidates shall be presented for both the School and Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria Final Examinations to qualify, be registered and licensed to practice as General Nurses (RN).

Admission Requirements:

Applicants should be aged 171 /2 years and above, possess the Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSCE/NECOSSCE) or GCE O’ Level or equivalent with at least 5 credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two (2) sittings OR NABTEB at one (1) sitting.

Method of Application:

Application form is available beginning from Monday 15th April, 2019 through the UCH SCHOOLS’ PORTAL at website Interested individuals are to do the following;

  1. Make a payment of a non-refundable fee of Seven Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N7,500.00) only through any commercial bank into University College Hospital, Ibadan T.S.A. Account- School of Nursing. Teller to be changed to receipt at UCH Accounts Department.
  2. Make a payment of Two Hundred Naira (N200.00) only into Oyo State Nursing & Midwifery Committee Account, First Bank Plc. 2019704292.
  3. Present both the UCH receipt and First Bank teller for the payment of N200.00 at Room 6, School of Nursing to collect PIN (Personal Identification Number) for login and online application submission.
  4.  Go to the portal on, download the Applicants’ User Guide and enter your PIN (Personal Identification Number) to login and create your account.
  5. Follow instructions on the Applicants’ User Guide to input your data and submit your application online.
  6. Print 2 copies of your form and Photo card and submit for authentication at Room 6, School of Nursing

Method of Selection:   PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Applicants shall be notified of the date, venue and time for Computer Based (CBT) Entrance Examination through their e-mail addresses and text messages.
  2.  Only candidates with authenticated (stamped and signed) Photo cards shall be allowed into examination venue.
  3. Only candidates who attain acceptable standard at the examination shall be invited for interview or considered for selection following interview.


Deputy Director (Nursing Training)

For Management

School Of Nursing, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria Admission Notice for October, 2019

Geriatric Emergency Department: A Solution To Promoting Longevity In The Elderly By Adanoritsewo Lilian Jiringho

ABSTRACT This study examined the need and importance of geriatric emergency department in the Nigerian health sector and proffers it as a solution to promoting longevity in the elderly through the provision of separate emergency department    BACKGROUND OF STUDY The Universal Declaration of Human Right (UDHR) in collaboration with the World Health Organization established the “right of older persons” all over the world. This numerous benefits if implemented will beyond doubt make older persons live a healthy life as well as promote longevity. –Availability, Accessibility, Acceptability and Quality   One of the primary responsibilities of any government is to promote, provide and ensure access to basic social services for the benefit of everyone, especially the venerables,  bearing in mind specific needs of older persons   JUSTIFICATION The Mandrid plan of aging 2002 requested for better health care for the older persons as aging population is increasing globally. Over 70 years of the Declaration of Human Rights, the older persons still have poor and limited access to quality health care facilities and services. it is the right of everyone to receive quality health care, especially the aged due to their tender and sensitive stage in life.  The provision of Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) in Nigeria health care system and the specialization in gerontology will promote longevity.   PURSPOSE OF RESEARCH   The purpose of this research is to examine the need and importance of geriatric emergency department in the Nigerian health sector.   To proffer a solution to promoting longevity in the elderly through the provision of separate emergency department to carter for emergency situations involving the elderly.   OBJECTIVES To investigate if there are available tertiary institution with separate emergency department or with a carved out unit for geriatric emergency care. To promote gerontological competency of multi-disciplinary team. To proffer solution to many older persons who would have survive emergency but met untimely death because of non-availability of bed space in emergency department. To advocate innovation in emergency department for older persons in Nigeria due to the limited emergency department and specialisation of geriatric emergency nurses in Nigeria resulting to rejection of older persons in ED leading to subtle practice of ageism in the country’s    Limitation of Study Some of the limitations encountered in the course of this study include: Time inadequacy: Due to the very limited time allocated to this research work, the researcher could not conduct an extensive and  detailed study. Difficulty in getting project manuscript typed before expected deadline. Difficulty in assessing internet as a result of poor network coverage.

LITERATURE REVIEW Emergency Department Hwang et al, discussed the challenges that may occurs in emergency department following a demographic shift of older person’s visit to health facility and emergency department play a key role in half hospital admissions. The emergency department is an important part of America’s safety net because the health teams are required to evaluate every client even if they have no fund to pay their treatment bill.   The Origin and Concept of Geriatric Emergency Department for older (aged) persons in the emergency department due to a personal experience she had in the emergency unit that got her upset and forced her to discharge herself from the hospital against medical advice. Following his mother’s advise, Dr. Rosenberg built a Geriatric Centre at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in 2009.   Features of Geriatric Emergency Department According to Jose Crozco, an emergency medicine physician diferentiated by four features. Nurse and doctors trained to work with older adults. Age friendly design elements such as thick mattresses, dimmer lights and non-skid floors. Risk Assessments for older adults to identify factors that can exacerbate health problems. Ability to connect patients with community resources they need to stay healthy.   Geriatric Emergency Department as a Way of Promoting Longevity in Nigeria’s Elderly We recognize their contribution to nation building hence the song “the labour of our past heroes shall not be in vein”.  The old persons who build the nation are faced with multiple old aged diseases and are placed on “can wait’ in emergency department and patient is taken back home because of Lack of bed space and may not have money to pay for special emergency department.    METHODOLOGY This study made use of the secondary method of data collection to obtain data from books, magazines and online sources.   CONCLUSION AND RECOMMEDATIONS A researcher quoted Dr. Mulhausen “Longer life is a priority for individuals and society because it provides opportunities for personal fulfillment and contributions to our communities as well as society Government and members of the private health sector should establish a geriatric emergency department in both secondary and tertiary health sectors across the 36 states of the Nigerian federation. Recommendations Special and specific training on geriatric emergency should be organized for doctors, nurses and other members of the health sectors. The Nigerian health sector and policy makers should emulate international best practices on geriatric emergency.   By Adanoritsewo Lilian Jiringho School Of post Basic Nursing Lagos University Teaching Hospital Lagos State   REFERENCES Help Age International. United Nations Graphic Design Unit/DPI (2017). 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Madrid International Plan of Action of Aging 2012. Eileen Burns (2001). Older People in Accident and emergency Department. British Geriatric Society. Age and aging, 30(3). Parke B. & McCusker J. (2008). Consensus-based Policy Recommendations for Geriatric Emmergency Crae. International Journal of Health Crae Quality Assurance, 21, 385-395. Mark Rosenberg (2011). “Urgent Matters”. E-Newsletter. Vol. 8(2). Marie Baltz (2013). Care of the Older Adult. Jose Crozco (2009). Community Health Based EDs are Championing. University of Califonia Riverside School of Medicine. Lola Butcher (2013). Vulnerable Population. United Nations (2002). Political Declaration and Madrid International Plan of Action on Aging. Second World Assembly on Aging, Madrid, Spain, 8–12April. Mulhausan P. (2014). E-learning Virtual Patient of Geriatric Education

Institute of Medical Science Africa, International Conference on Hospital Management & Administration

Theme: Ensuring a healthy Africa through functional healthcare systems: “How to change what we must change”

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Moving Nursing Education To The University: Paperwork By The National Association of Nigeria Nurses And Midwives (NANSNM)

Reform in Nursing Education in Nigeria, Matters Arising By Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim

There are two educational pathways to nursing profession in Nigeria; the hospital-based pathway and the University-based pathway. The University based pathway is followed through a degree programme offered only in the university which runs for 5 years and leads to the award of BNSc(Bachelor of Nursing Science) , Registered Nurse(RN) certificate, Registered Midwife (RM) certificate and Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN). The university-based nursing programme is jointly regulated by the NUC and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria(NMCN)   The hospital-based pathway however is is followed through a 3-year certificate programme offered in schools and colleges of nursing in Nigeria. Completion of this programme leads to the award of the Registered Nurse (RN) certificate otherwise called the Basic Nursing Certificate(BNC) only. Unlike the university-based nursing education, schools and colleges of nursing are singly regulated by the NMCN.    Now, it is worthy to note that Schools and Colleges of Nursing in Nigeria do not qualify as tertiary institutions going by the National Policy on Education definition of tertiary education which so defines it as “the education given after Post Basic education in institutions such as Universities and Inter-Universities Centres such as the Nigeria French Language Village, Nigeria Arabic Language Village, National Institute of Nigerian Languages, institutions such as Innovation Enterprise Institutions(IEIs), and Colleges of Education, Monotechnics, Polytechnics, and other specialized institutions such as Colleges of Agriculture, Schools of Health Technology and the National Teachers’ Institutes(NTI).”   Also, these schools and colleges are not regulated by any of the 3 regulating bodies we have in Nigeria saddled with the responsibility of regulating institutions that award certificates with academic value which are; • The National Universities Commission(NUC) • National Board for Technical Education(NBTE) • National Commission for Colleges of Education(NCCE).   By implication, the 3-year hospital based nursing programme is not recognized as tertiary education in the Nigerian context and the Registered Nurse certificate awarded on completion has no academic value. In fact, one could view it as a mere professional programme for the only difference is the fact that graduates of the programme earn a license to practice as Registered Nurses in any health care institution and for employment purposes are placed in the same salary grade level as Higher National Diploma holders (Grade level 8, step 1).  

For one to earn a BNSc (Degree) certificate after the hospital based programme, he/she have to spend another 4 years in the university as the RN-BNSC programme usually spans for 4 years. That means, a registered nurse upon admission into the university through Direct Entry (DE) starts from 200 level just like a graduate of a Basic 1-1½ advanced level programme. Hence, this path allows for an individual to become a degree holding nurse after almost 8 years.    Isn’t this too much?  The Nursing and Midwifery council on its quest towards reforming the system and finding a solution to this problem proposed two options during the NMCN leadership conference held in Kaduna in 2017;  1. Schools of nursing and midwifery be absorbed or assimilated by universities that have departments of nursing inline with the requirement of NUC 2. Those unable to get absorbed should move to National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) as Colleges of Nursing Science so as to get the academic recognition of ND/HND for their graduates.    In consolidation, the NMCN on 16th February 2016 released a circular mandating all schools of nursing to adhere to any of the above mentioned options before the year 2023.   But why the ND/HND option when the system is gradually railing towards extinction?  The Nigerian government in June 2016 scrapped the award of HND ,a decision that was reached by the Federal Executive Council as part of the comprehensive reform of Nigeria’s tertiary education. The same policy also established the scrapping of all non-technical courses out of polytechnics.    Where is NMCN heading with its proposal for the ND/HND nursing programme?   Is nursing a technical course?    Why go for an ND/HND choice when sister professions in the medical space like Physiotherapy and Pharmacy are pressing for Doctor of Physiotherapy(DPT) and Doctor of Pharmacy(Pharm.D)?   We see the ND/HND model not as an option but as a pathway towards consolidating the nursing profession in a more darker abyss.    We have two major problems;  1. The academically non-valued certificate awarded on completion of schools/colleges of nursing,  2. The inconsiderate long duration of the RN-BNSc transition programme.    I therefore suggest that the NMCN in collaboration with the ministry of health, the NUC and ministry of education move every school/college of nursing to universities with departments of nursing or effect a holistic reform on school of nursing curriculums which will lead to its upgrade and the inclusion of core pre-clinical courses with adequate training in courses like Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, microbiology etc just as it is being done for university nursing students in their early pre-clinical years. With this, there would be a substantial reduction in the RN-BNSc transition period to at least 2 years (I. E School of Nursing graduates will be admitted into 400L).    This will not only reduce the inconsequential duration of nursing education but also proffer solutions to the contemporary problems nursing as a profession is facing like professional disharmony (in having many labour unions representing the profession eggs NANNM and UGONSA); political apathy – as the university programme or reformed schools of nursing curriculum would offer courses in politics, law and humanities which will rekindle the sense of direction in professionalism of nurses; gender issues etc.    I hereby call on JOHESU, NANNM, UGONSA, NANS, NUNSA and other relevant pressure forces to help in agitating for these reforms.    #WeSayNoToHNDNursing #MoveUsToUniversity or reduce the #RN_BNScTopUp to 2 years!    About The Author Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim is a student nurse, political and public affairs analyst, activist and an advocate for youth development. He is the serving president of ABU Teaching Hospital Student Nurses Association(ABUTHSNA).    He is based in Zaria and can be reached through