Critical Care Nursing Course in Canada for International Students

Niagara College, Welland Ontario

Duration: 1 year

Qualification: Postgraduate Certificate

Requirements:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing AND

If you have earned the equivalent of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) from outside Canada, you will be required to provide proof of one or more of the following:

Niagara College Mature Student Test for English
Grade 12 English at the C or U level (Ontario High School Curriculum)
ACE English (Academic Upgrading)
International Credential Assessment for studies outside of Canada

Tuition: $14,000-15,000

Website: http://www.niagaracollege.ca/nursing-psw-studies/programs/critical-care-nursing/admission-requirements/

2. Durham College https://durhamcollege.ca/programs/critical-care-nursing-e-learning

Other Schools offering the course are

critical care nursing course conestoga

critical care nursing course george brown

critical care nursing course humber college

The 90th Annual National Conference Of The Pharmaceutical Society Of Nigeria (PSN), Abia 2017

COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 90TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (PSN) TAGGED “ABIA 2017” HELD AT THE MULTIPURPOSE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, UMUAHIA, ABIA STATE FROM 6TH TO 11TH NOVEMBER 2017

Nigeria has struggled over time to meet its full complements of essential medicines in its health system which still contends with significant negative indices.

Even when the National Drug Policy 2005 had envisaged that the country will produce at least 70% of its essential medicine needs by 2005, we failed to meet this target and indeed all other objectives, goals and targets of the NDP 2005.

As it stands today a veritable tool that enemies of Nigeria can exploit to fight Nigeria without a recourse to conventional warfare is to utilise the porous state of various points of entry via sea, land or air to ship huge batches of some of our fast selling drugs laced with toxic substances to inflict mortality on unsuspecting consumers of health.

This informed the choice theme of the 90th Annual National Conference of the PSN in 2017

“Medicines Availability and National Security”

The conference was declared open by His Excellency,Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D the Executive Governor, Abia State, Nigeria.

Other dignitaries who participated at conference included the Wife of the President,Her Excellency, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, ably represented by the Former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Her Excellency, Dame Pauline Tallen,OFR, His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko-chukwu and his wife, Her Excellency Lady Vivian Ude Oko-chukwu, Former Deputy Governor of Abia State, His Excellency, Pharm. (Col). Emeka Ananaba Rtd, Distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria including Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, Senator Mohammed Suleiman Nazif, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Senator Ali Wakil, Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac F. Adewole, FAS ably represented by Dr Chukwu Abali, MD, FMC, Umuahia, Members of Abia State Executive Council including Dr. Emelike Godwill Okoro, Secretary to the Abia State Government and Deputy Chief of Staff, Elder John Nwobobu, the President of the African Pharmaceutical Forum, Dr. Prosper Hiag, President of Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA), Dr. Leo Egbujiobi, President Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), Dr. Omede Idris and the President of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Dr. Mike Ogirima ably represented by Dr Kingsley N Enweremadu, Past Presidents of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) including Pharm. Mohammed Yaro Budah, mni,FPSN, FPCPharm, FNAPharm, Pharm. (Dr.) U. N. O. Uwaga, mni,FPSN, FPCPharm, FNAPharm, FNIM,Pharm. (Sir.) Anthony Akhimien, mni, FPSN,FPCPharm, FNAPharm, FNIM,Pharm. Azubike Okwor, FPSN, FNAPharm, FNIM and Pharm. Olumide Akintayo, FPSN, FPCPharm, FNAPharm FNIM, Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN),Pharm. Elijah Mohammed, FPSN, FPCPharm, FNAPharm, FNIM, the Royal Fathers including HRM, the Uba of Ubakala, Eze (Pharm.) Ralph Mbagwu, HRM, the Inyi of Amainyi Autonomous Community, Imo State, Eze (Pharm.) Emeka Ogbonna and HRM, Igwe of Ogidi, Anambra State, Pharm. (Igwe) Alex Onyido.

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, Partner-Financial Services Advisory Leader & Chief Economist Global Leader-Project Blue PwC Nigeria. Other eminent resource persons also made tremendous impact through presentations at the conference.

CONFERENCE RECOMMENDATIONS

Conference deliberated on the theme and sub-themes of the Conference and other contemporary issues influencing the pharmaceutical industry and its contributions to national development and made the following observations and recommendations:

Conference noted unequivocally that unavailability of medicines and vaccines is a huge security risk to the Nigerian populace and called on Government and all relevant stakeholders to prioritize local production of drugs to ensure availability of medicines at all times. Conference called for concerted efforts by all relevant stakeholders for the local production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) including engaging Dangote Group on requirements of the pharmaceutical industry to ensure those considerations are reckoned within the blueprint for Dangote’s petrochemical plant. Conference identified a critical need exists for investors and stakeholders to meet to fine-tune strategies going forward to enable stable outcomes.
Conference admonished pharmaceutical manufacturers to form effective collaborations that will result in accelerated progress for the industry in a short period. One such required collaboration is with the Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council a.k.a ‘Industrial Council’ which has a resolve to drive critical infrastructural development in the country. Others include collaborations with international Non-Governmental Organizations on contract manufacture, distribution and access to drugs, Bank of Industry for funds and regional manufacturing groups such as the West Africa Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.
Conference in particular recognized the important role of funding for the pharmaceutical industry especially for local production and distribution of drugs and called on pharmaceutical manufacturers to avail themselves of the available funding opportunities including Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Intervention funds, Bank of Industry (BOI) Intervention funds and Pharmaceutical Expansion Intervention funds.
Conference applauded Presidential-level ‘Ease of Doing Business’ reform efforts of Government which involves simplifying the procedures for the import of vital raw materials and components needed for local manufacture of drugs in Nigeria as well as ensuring consistency in customs classifications and regulations. Conference was delighted that Government recognized that there were numerous obstacles and roadblocks that continue to afflict business innovation and growth, especially in the pharmaceutical sector and is addressing these concerns through the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Ministry of Finance and Nigerian Customs Service through use of tariff structures to incentivize local production and as much as possible discourage importation of those medicines that can be produced locally. Conference was assured that political will is assured via the mechanism of the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria policy document and that policy somersaults occur when stakeholders are not involved in decision-making.
Conference canvassed improved Research and development, as well as production of herbal medicines as the most easily achieved targets for the pharmaceutical industry and called on all relevant stakeholders to put their focus on these areas. Conference encouraged stakeholders to commit themselves to the local production of pharmaceutical grade corn starch by the year 2020.
Conference advocated the establishment of strong University-Industry partnership to promote technology innovation, entrepreneurship, supply chain and regulatory management to support the progressive movement of the local pharmaceutical industry to higher levels of the value chain. Conference reiterated the need for stronger collaboration between the pharmaceutical industry and the academia in the area of research and drug development in order to produce both locally available active molecules and other raw materials as one of the ways to attain self-sufficiency in local drug manufacture.
Pharmacists under the aegis of the PSN conveyed their deep sense of appreciation to President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR,for appointing a Pharmacist, Prof. Moji Adeyeye as Director General/Chief Executive Officer of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in tandem with relevant enabling Acts of Parliament. Conference solicited a consolidation of this appointment through the immediate reconstitution of the Board of NAFDAC, PCN, NIPRD and NDLEA in view of the fundamental and pivotal statutory responsibilities of these strategic regulatory agencies in monitoring and control procedures in the entire drug development and distribution channels in Nigeria.
Conference further emphasised that for NAFDAC to truly safeguard the health of the nation, a compelling need for its Governing Board to be in place remains paramount, while the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria need its Governing Council to enforce its disciplinary powers on erring practitioners in addition to ensuring lawful accreditation of training facilities at Universities and other levels. Conference drew attention of the Federal Government to rising levels of drug abuse and misuse especially amongst the youth and reminded Government that further delays in reconstituting the Board of the NDLEA will only make the citizenry more vulnerable to hazardous state of health.
Conference congratulated the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) on the monthly newsletter “From the Registrars’ Desk” which has served as a veritable tool to update pharmacists on the happenings within the Registry and the practice specific online Mandatory Compulsory Professional Development (MCPD) program for recertification of Pharmacists as well as the online professional registration which kicked off this year. Conference directed all Heads of Pharmacy and Directors of parastatals and organizations to assist PCN by sending updated list of their members to the Registry to ensure a robust database for its operations.
Conference reiterated its call on the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria and the Academia to develop sufficient pharmaceutical human resources and local technical capacity through relevant education and training for the full implementation of the NUC-approved PharmD programme in all Faculties of Pharmacy across the country.
Conference appealed to the Government (Federal and States) to activate the consultancy pharmacist philosophy by approving the consultant pharmacy status for all pharmacists that qualify for this status. Conference put on record as defined, a Consultant Pharmacist is “a Pharmacist who is paid to provide expert advice on the use of medications by individuals or within institutions, or on the provision of Pharmacy services to institutions” services already being offered by many pharmacists.Conference counseled all stakeholders in health that the consultancy cadre in Pharmacy is not to take away from any profession, but in reality, a value-added service to consumers of medicines in our joint resolve to make Nigeria’s brand of healthcare practice of global standard. Conference reminded President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, to approve the CONHESS adjustment circular for health worker which was one of the agreements signed between Government and Labour to call off the September nationwide strike of health workers.
Conference lamented the seemingly slow pace of the implementation of the NDDG which was specifically amended to integrate operators in the existing Open Drug Markets which are expected to metamorphose into Coordinated Wholesale Centres in Ijora in Lagos State, Aba in Abia State, Onitsha in Anambra State and Kano by January 2019 in yet another shift announced by the Federal Ministry of Health in August 2017. Conference called on the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria and other stakeholders to work assiduously towards realising the new date in the bid to restore sanity to the nation’s drug distribution channels.
Conference adopted the increased promotion being paid to the development of multidisciplinary teams by various healthcare professionals, research organizations and the current administration. Conference urges pharmacists to take an active interest in initiating and sustaining such collaborative efforts. Conference also urged the academia to mentor practitioners in developing the appropriate skills needed to function optimally within such collaborations to ensure pharmacists can practice at global standards, improving the health of the public.
Conference strongly urged hospital pharmacists to pursue, as a matter of urgency, specializations in different areas of health in order to ensure their continued relevance within the healthcare delivery system in the hospital while community pharmacists should pursue primary care certification with globally accredited organizations like WHO and UNICEF as well as well as seeking appropriate payment mechanism under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Conference invited pharmacy regulatory agencies, pharmacy associations and key leaders in community pharmacy to engage with government and other healthcare professionals to develop appropriate policies to institutionalize pharmaceutical care and public health oriented pharmacy services to enable practitioners practice these roles in a standardized manner. Conference also calls for the establishment of effective lobby mechanisms to ensure that the pharmacy profession and the pharmaceutical industry achieves its aim of providing optimal pharmaceutical services to the teeming health seeking populace.
Conference congratulated the winner of the 2017 edition of the May and Baker Award, Pharm. (Prof.) Cyril Usifoh, FPSN and encouraged more Pharmaceutical Companies to emulate May and Baker in motivating and empowering pharmacists in all spheres of practice. Conference noted an improved response by pharmacists in the nomination process for the award and encouraged continued heightened publicity for future editions.
Conference appreciated the enthusiasm of the Government and People of Abia state towards the hosting of pharmacists from across the nation which gave a clear signal to the nation of the high level of security and harmony in the state. Conference expressed gratitude for the warm hospitality and generosity of the Government and People of Abia State. Conference specially acknowledged the contribution of Pharm. (Dr.) Chris Ike, member of the Abia State Health Management Board, Sir Onyii Wamah, Permanent Secretary, Government House and Dr. Mike Enyinnah, Personal Physician to the Governor for their tireless commitment to ensuring a successful conference. Conference also appreciated the extensive developmental and entrepreneurial programs of the administration of Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu in the state and encouraged him not to relent in his quest to make Abia State an entrepreneurial hub for the country.
Conference thanked the Executive Governor of Abia State, His Excellency, Gov. Victor Ikpeazu, the wife of the Governor of Abia State, Her Excellency, Mrs. Nkechi Victor Ipkeazu, the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Ude Okochukwu, the wife of the Deputy Governor, Her Excellency, Lady Vivian Ude Okochukwu, Senator Mao Ohaubunwa, Senate Committee Chairman on Primary Health Care (PHC) and Communicable Diseases, His Royal Majesty, the Uba of Ubakala, Eze (Pharm.) Ralph Mbagwu, other eminent traditional rulers and the good people of Abia State for their generosity, hospitality and peaceful environment which facilitated the success of the Conference.

At the end of the Conference, the AGM elected the following pharmacists to serve and pilot the affairs of the Society for the next one year.

Pharm. Ahmed I.Yakasai, FPSN, FNAPharm, FNIM – President

Pharm. Daniel Orumwense, FPSN, FPCPharm Dep. President (South)

Pharm. (Hon.) John Enger,FPSN Dep. President (North)

Pharm. Emeka Callistus Duru National Secretary

Pharm. Uzoma Nwigudu Asst. Nat. Secretary

Pharm. (Mrs.) Adefolake Adeniyi,MAW National Treasurer

Pharm. Chinyere Osakwe Nat. Financial Secretary

Pharm. (Mrs.) Arinola E. Joda, Ph.D, FPCPharm, Nat. Publicity Secretary

Pharm. Tosin Adeyemi, FPCPharm Editor-in-Chief

Pharm (Dr.) Tawa Idubor,Ph.D Internal Auditor

Pharm. Victor Okwuosa,FPSN Unofficial Member

Pharm. Idris Pada,FPSN, FPCPharm – Unofficial Member

Pharm. Olumide Akintayo, FPSN, FPCPharm, FNAPharm, FNIM – Imm. Past President

SIGNED:

PHARM. AHMED YAKASAI,FPSN,FNAPharm,FNIM PRESIDENT

PHARM.GBOLAGADEIYIOLA,MAW NATIONAL SECRETARY

Nigerian Universities Offering Nursing Degree 2018/2019

Nigerian Universities Offering Nursing Degree

1) Abia State University, Uturu website
2) Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti
3) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
4) Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
5) Bayero University, Kano
6) Delta State University, Abraka
7) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
8.) Evan Enwerem University, Owerri
9)Igbinedion University, Okada
10) Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology,
Ogbomosho
11) Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island
12) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife
13) University of Benin, Benin City
14) University of Calabar, Calabar
15) University of Ibadan, Ibadan
16) University of Ilorin, Ilorin
17) University of Jos, Jos
18.) University of Lagos, Lagos
19) University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
20)University of Nigeria, Nsukka
21) University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt

Other universities offering Nursing Degree in Nigeria include :
22.Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto Nursing Science
23. National Open University of Nigeria
24. Bowen University Iwo Osun State
25. Achievers University Owo, Ondo State

List of Approved School of Nursing in Nigeria 2018/2019

list of approved school of nursing in Nigeria 2018/2019

list of approved school of nursing in Nigeria 2018/2019

1.0 Abia State
1.1 School of Nursing, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba Report Awaiting Review
1.2 School of Nursing, Umuahia. Provisional October, 2015 30 Students
1.3 School of Nursing, Amachara Provisional, October 2015 50 Students
1.4 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Umuahia Provisional, Jan. 2013 50 Students
1.5 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba Nil Nil Nil
1.6 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Abiriba Provisional February, 2016 50 Students
1.7 School of Psychiatric Nursing, Aba. Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. Nil
1.8 School of Basic Midwifery, Amachara Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. Jan. 2013 Nil
1.9 Dept. of Nursing, Abia State University, Uturu Provisional, Sept. 2015 40 Students

2.0 Adamawa State
2.1 College of Nursing & Midwifery, Dept. of Nursing, Yola Full, February, 2016 50 Students.
2.2 College of Nursing & Midwifery, Dept of Midwifery Provisional, March 2016 40 Students

3.0 Akwa-Ibom State
3.1 School of Nursing, Anua-Uyo. Provisional, October 2014 40 Students
3.2 School of Nursing, Eket Provisional, October 2014 40 Students
3.3 School of Nursing, Ikot-Ekpene Provisional, October 2014 40 Students
3.4 School of Nursing Ituk-Mbang. Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. 2013 and same retained, 2014 Nil
3.5 School of Psychiatric Nursing, Eket Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. Jan. 2013 Nil
3.6 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Anua-Uyo Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students
3.7 School of Post Basic Midwifery,Iquita-Oron Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students
3.8 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Ituk-Mbang Provisional, March 2013. 50 Students
3.9 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Urua-Akpan Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. September 2012 Nil

4.0 Anambra State
4.1 School of Nursing, Ihiala Provisional, February, 2014 30 Students
4.2 School of Nursing, Iyi-Enu Provisional, July, 2016 50 Students
4.3 School of Nursing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi Provisional, October 2015 50 Students
4.4 School of Nursing, Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Nkpor Provisional, October 2015 50 Students
4.5 School of Basic Midwifery,Adazi Provisional March, 2016 60 Students
4.6 School of Basic Midwifery, Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Nkpor Provisional, March 2016 50 Students
4.7 School of Post Basic Midwifery,Ihiala. Provisional, May 2014 50 Students
4.8 School of Post Basic Midwifery Iyi-Enu. Provisional, February, 2016 50 Students
4.9 School of Post Basic Midwifery,Waterside, Onitsha Provisional, June 2014 50 Students
4.10 Dept. of Nursing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi. Full, September 2015 50 Students

5.0 Bauchi State
5.1 School of Nursing, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi Provisional, October, 2015 50 Students.
5.2 School of Basic Midwifery Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi Provisional, March 2016 50 Students
5.3 Community Midwifery Programme-School of Basic Midwifery, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi Provisional, September,2015.40 Students

6.0 Bayelsa State
6.1 School of Nursing, Tombia Provisional, October, 2015 30 Students
6.2 Dept. of Nursing, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students

7.0 Benue State
7.1 School of Nursing Makurdi. Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. Jan. 2013 Nil
7.2 School of Nursing, Mkar Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. Nov. 2012 Nil
7.3 School of Basic Midwifery, Makurdi Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. Jan. 2013. Nil
7.4 School of Basic Midwifery, Mkar. Regained Provisional, March 2014 30 Students

8.0 Borno State
8.1 School of Nursing Maiduguri Provisional, Jan. 2013 50 Students
8.2 School of Nursing, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri Provisional February, 2016 50 Students
8.3 School of Basic Midwifery, Maiduguri Provisional, Jan. 2013. 30 Students
8.4 School of Post Basic Nursing Peri-Operative, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri Provisional, February, 2016 30 Students
8.5 School of Psychiatric Nursing, Maiduguri. Full Accreditation, Dec.2008
8.6 Dept. of Nursing, University Of Maiduguri. Embargo on admission, 2009 by NUC Nil

9.0 Cross River State
9.1 School of Nursing Calabar. Embargo, June, 2012 Nil
9.2 School of Nursing, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Provisional, October, 2015. 40 Students
9.3 School of Nursing, Itigidi. Provisional, July, 2016. 50 Students
9.4 School of Nursing, Ogoja. Embargo, January,2013 Nil
9.5 School of Post Basic Midwifery Calabar Provisional, July 2016. 50 Students
9.6 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Obudu. Embargo, Jan. 2013 Nil
9.7 School of Post Basic Midwifery Ogoja Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students
9.8 School of Post Basic Nursing, E.N.T. University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Embargo June, 2012. Nil
9.9 School of Psychiatric Nursing, Fed. Neuro Psy. Hosp., Calabar Provisional, Jan. 2013. 30 Students
9.10 Dept. of Nursing, University Of Calabar Provisional, Sept. 2015. 50 Students

10.0 Delta State
10.1 School of Nursing, Agbor Provisional, October. , 2015 30 Students
10.2 School of Nursing, Eku Provisional, October. , 2015 50 Students
10.3 School of Nursing, Warri Provisional, October. , 2015 50 Students
10.4 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Asaba. Visited in 2015 and directed to act on the report. Nil Council
Awaiting response
10.5 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Sapele Provisional, Sept. 2015. 50 Students
10.6 Dept. of Nursing, Delta State University, Abraka Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students

11.0 Ebonyi State
11.1 School of Nursing, Afikpo Provisional, May 2014 75 Students
11.2 School of Nursing, FETHA Provisional, October, 2014 50 Students
11.3 School of Post Basic Midwifery Afikpo Full, September, 2015. 50 Students
11.4 School of Basic Midwifery, FETHA Provisional, October 2014 50 Students
11.5 Dept, Of Nursing, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Provisional, October 2015 50 Students

12.0 Edo State
12.1 School of Nursing, Benin City. Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission., Jan. 2013 Nil
12.2 School of Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital,Benin Provisional, June, 2012. 50 Students
12.3 School of Nursing, Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, Okada Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. June,2012.Nil
12.4 School of Post Basic Midwifery U.B.T.H. Benin-City.Full, June, 2012. 50 Students
12.5 School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. April,2014.Nil
12.6 School of Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing , University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin Provisional, Feb. 2014. 30 Students
12.7 School of Post Basic PeriOperative Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin Provisional, Feb. 2014. 25 Students
12.8 School of Post Basic PeriOperative Nursing, Irrua Specialist Hospital, Irrua Provisional, Feb. 2014 25 Students
12.9 School of Post Basic Nursing A&E. U.B.T.H. Benin Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. April,2014 Nil
12.10 School of Psychiatric Nursing,Uselu. Provisional February, 2016 30 Students Students Training
commences, Nov. 2016
12.11 School of Basic Midwifery, Benin-City Embargo on admission, Jan. 2013. Nil
12.12 School of Basic Midwifery, St.Philo’s Hosp. Benin-City.Provisional, June, 2012 50 Students
12.13 School of Basic Midwifery, Uromi Provisional, February, 2016 35
12.13 School of Basic Midwifery. Zuma Memorial Hosp. Irrua. Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. March 2013.Nil
12.14 Dept of Nursing, University of Benin Provisional, March 2014 50 Students
12.15 Dept. of Nursing, Igbinidion University, Okada Provisional, Jan. 2013 30 Students

13.0 Ekiti State
13.1 School of Nursing, Ado-Ekiti. Provisional, Feb. 2016 50 Students
13.2 School of Nursing, Ido-Ekiti. Nil Nil Status and quota subject to appointment of a qualified principal.
13.3 School of Post Basic, Midwifery Ado-Ekiti Provisional, Feb. 2016 50 Students
13.4 Dept. Of Nursing, Afe Babalola University, Ekiti Provisional, Sept. 2015 50 Students

14.0 : Enugu State
14.1 School of Nursing, Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka. Embargo on Students’ intake August 2015 NIL
14.2 School of Nursing, Enugu State University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. June,2012.Nil
14.3 School of Nursing, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu Full, November, 2008. 60 Students
14.4 School of Post Basic Midwifery Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka Provisional, Jan. 2014. 50 Students
14.5 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Enugu State University of Technology Teaching Hospital,
Parklane, Enugu Full, September, 2015. 50 Students
14.6 School of Post Basic Midwifery University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu Full, Jan. 2013. 50 Students
14.7 School of Post Basic Nursing, Cardiothoracic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu Full, February, 2009. 30 Students
14.8 School of Post Basic Nursing, Anaesthetics, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Enugu Full, February, 2009. 50 Students
14.9 School of Post Basic Nursing, Ophthalmic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu Full, Jan. 2013. 30 Students
14.10 School of Post Basic Nursing, Burns & Plastic, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu Provisional, Jan. 2013. 30 Students
14.11 School of Psychiatric Nursing, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu Provisional, April, 2012. 30 Students
14.12 School of Post Basic PeriOperative Nursing, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital,Enugu Provisional, January 2013 30 Students
14.13 School of Post Basic Orthopaedic Nursing, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu Provisional, Jan. 2013. 20 Students
14.14 Dept. of Nursing, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus Provisional, January 2013. 50 Students

15.0 Gombe State
15.1 School of Nursing Gombe Provisional, Jan. 2013 30 Students
15.2 School of Basic Midwifery, Gombe Provisional, Jan. 2013 30 Students

16.0 Imo State
16.1 School of Nursing, Amaigbo Provisional, Oct. 2015 50 Students
16.2 School of Nursing, Emekuku Provisional, June, 2012 50 Students
16.3 School of Nursing, Mbano Provisional, Oct. 2015 40 Students
16.4 School of Nursing, Owerri Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. Nov. 2005 Nil
16.5 School of Nursing Umulogho, Obowu Provisional, August 2013 50 Students
16.6 College of Nursing & Health, Orlu Provisional, October 2014 50 Students
16.7 School of Basic Midwifery, Aboh Mbaise Embargo on admission, August, 2008. Nil
16.8 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Awo-Omamma Provisional, July. 2016. 50 Students
16.9 School of Post Basic Midwifery Emekuku Provisional, June, 2012. 50 Students
16.10 Dept. of Nursing, Imo State University, Owerri. Provisional, October, 2015. 40 Students

17.0 Jigawa State
17.1 School of Nursing, Birnin-Kudu Full, February, 2014. 100 Students
17.2 School of Basic Midwifery. Birnin-Kudu Provisional, March 2013. 50 Students

18.0 Kaduna State
18.1 School of Nursing, Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria Provisional, October 2015 30 Students
18.2 College Of Nursing, Kafanchan Provisional, Oct. 2015 50 Students
18.3 School of Nursing St. Gerald’s Hospital, Kakuri. Provisional, Oct. 2015 30 Students
18.4 School of Nursing, Wusasa. Provisional, June 2014 30 Students
18.5 School of Basic Midwifery. Tundan Wada Provisional, Feb. 2014 40 Students
18.6 School of Basic Midwifery. Zonkwa Provisional, January, 2013. 50 Students
18.7 College of Basic Midwifery, Kafanchan. Provisional, March 2016 50 Students
18.8 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria Provisional, Jan. 2013 30 Students
18.9 School of Post Basic Midwifery Wusasa Provisional , May 2014 20 Students
18.10 School of Post Basic Nursing, Ophthalmic Nursing, Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission, February 2009. Nil
18.11 School of Post Basic Nursing, Paediatric, Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. February, 2009. Nil
18.12 School of Post Basic Nursing, Ear Nose and Throat, Kaduna. Provisional, October, 2015 40 Students
18.13 School of Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing , Kaduna National Eye Centre Full, 2012 30 Students
18.14 School of Psychiatric Nursing, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Barnawa, Kaduna Provisional, Jan. 2013 50 Students
18.15 Dept. Of Nursing, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Provisional, Sept. 2015 40 Students

19.0 Kano State
19.1 School of Nursing, Kano. Full, May 2012 100 Students
19.2 School of Nursing, Madobi Provisional, May 2014 40 Students
19.3 School of Basic Midwifery, Danbatta, Kano Provisional March 2015 40 Students
19.4 Community Midwifery Programme, School of Basic Midwifery, Danbatta, Kano February, 2016 22 Students
19.5 School of Basic Midwifery, Kano.Provisional, Feb. 2016 40 Students
19.6 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Gezawa Provisional , May 2014. 30 Students
19.7 School of Post Basic Orthopaedic Nursing, National Hospital, Dala –Kano Provisional, Jan. 2013. 30 Students
19.8 School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, AKTH Provisional, May. 2016 30 Students
19.9 Dept. of Nsg. Sc. FAHS, Bayero University Kano. Provisional, June, 2016. 50 Students

20.0 Katsina State
20.1 School of Nursing, Katsina. Provisional, February, 2014. 50 Students
20.2 School of Basic Midwifery, Malumfashi Provisional, February, 2014. 50 Students
20.3 Community Midwifery Programme, School of Basic Midwifery, Malumfashi Provisional, September, 2015. 30 Students

21.0 Kebbi State
21.1 School of Nursing, Birnin-Kebbi Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students
21.2 School of Basic Midwifery, Birnin-Kebbi. Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students

22.0 Kogi State
22.1 School of Nursing, Obangede. Provisional, October, 2015 50 Students
22.2 School of Nursing, Egbe. Provisional, October, 2015 50 Students
22.3 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Anyigba Provisional, Sept., 2015. 30 Students
22.4 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Egbe Provisional, Sept., 2015. 30 Students

23.0 Kwara State
23.1 School of Nursing, Ilorin. Provisional, October, 2013 30 Students
23.2 School of Nursing, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Provisional, October, 2015 50 Students
23.3 College Of Nursing, Oke-Ode Provisional, October, 2014 40 Students
23.4 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Ilorin. Withdrawn with embargo placed on admission, September, 2012 Nil
23.5 School of Post Basic Nursing A. &E. University of Ilorin Provisional, October , 2015 20 Students
23.6 School of Post Basic Nursing Paediatric, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin Full, October, 2015 30 Students

24.0 Lagos State
24.1 School of Nursing, Igando. Provisional, October 2013 40 Students
24.2 School of Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba Provisional, Jan. 2013 70 Students
24.3 School of Nursing, Military Hospital, Yaba Provisional, August, 2015 30 Students
24.4 School of Basic Midwifery, Igando Provisional, March 2014 30 Students
24.5 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba Provisional, Jan. 2013
24.6 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Military Hospital, Yaba Provisional, October,2015 30 Students
24.7 School of Post Basic A&E Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital Provisional, Jan. 2013 30 Students
24.8 School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital Provisional, Jan. 2013 30 Students
24.9 School of Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital Provisional, Jan. 2013 30 Students
24.10 School of Post Basic PeriOperative Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital Provisional, Jan. 2013 30 Students
24.11 School of Post Basic A&E Nursing, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos Provisional, March 2013 30 Students
24.12 School of Post Basic Orthopaedic Nursing, NOH. Igbobi, Lagos Provisional, Jan. 2013 30 Students
24.13 School of Psychiatric Nursing, Federal Neuropsychiatric, Yaba. Provisional, July 2012 30 Students
24.14 DEPT OF NSG. SC. UNILAG. Provisional, June 2016 50 Students

25.0 Nasarawa State
25.1 School of Nursing, Lafia Provisional, July, 2016 50Students

26.0 Niger State
26.1 School of Nursing, Bida. Provisional, Jan. 2013 50 Students
26.2 School of Basic Midwifery. Minna. Provisional, Jan. 2013 50 Students

27.0 Ogun State
27.1 School of Nursing, Abeokuta. Provisional, January 2013. 30 Students
27.2 School of Nursing, Ijebu-Ode. Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. Jan. 2013 Nil
27.3 School of Nursing, Ilaro. Provisional, Feb. 2013 30 Students
27.4 School of Nursing, Lantoro. Provisional, Jan. 2013 50 Students
27.5 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Abeokuta. Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. Jan. 2013 Nil
27.6 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Ijebu-Ode. Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. Jan. 2013 Nil
27.7 School of Psychiatric Nursing, Aro, Abeokuta Provisional, Jan. 2013 30 Students
27.8 Dept. of Nursing, Babcock University, Illishan-Remo Provisional, Jan. 2013 50 Students

28.0 Ondo State
28.1 School of Nursing, Akure. Provisional, July, 2016 50 Students
28.2 School of Basic Midwifery, Akure. Provisional, July, 2016 50 Students

29.0 Osun State
29.1 School of Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ilesa Provisional, October, 2015 50 Students
29.2 School of Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile- Ife Provisional, May, 2014 50 Students
29.3 School of Nursing, Osogbo. Provisional, October 2015 30 Students
29.4 School of Nursing, Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife Provisional, October 2015 30 Students ,,
29.5 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ilesa Provisional, June, 2012 50 Students
29.6 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Osogbo Provisional, September 2015 30 Students
29.7 School of Post Basic PeriOperative Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife Provisional, October,2015 25 Students
29.8 Dept. of Nursing, Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Osogbo Provisional, July, 2016 50 Students
29.9 Dept. Of Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students

30.0 Oyo State
30.1 School of Nursing, Baptist Medical Centre, Saki Provisional, Jan. 2013. 30 Students
30.2 School of Nursing, Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomosho Provisional, October, 2014. 20 Students
30.3 College of Nursing and Midwifery, Dept. of Nursing, Eleyele, Ibadan Provisional, July, 2016. 50 Students
30.4 School of Nursing, University College Hospital, Ibadan Full, Jan. 2013. 50 Students
30.5 School of Basic Midwifery, Muslim Hospital, Saki Provisional, Sept. 2015. 30 Students
30.6 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Baptist Medical Centre, Saki. Withdrawn with embargo placed on admission, Jan. 2013 Nil
30.7 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students
30.8 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Oluyoro, Ibadan. Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission, Jan. 2013 Nil
30.9 School of Post Basic Midwifery, University College Hospital, Ibadan. Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. Jan. 2013 Nil
30.10 College of Nursing and Midwifery Dept. of Post Basic Midwifery, Eleyele, Ibadan Provisional, July, 2016. 50 Students
30.11 School of Post Basic Nursing, Occupational Health, University College Hospital, Ibadan Withdrawn and embargo placed on admission. March 2013 Nil
30.12 School of Post Basic PeriOperative Nursing, University College Hospital, Ibadan Provisional, Jan. 2013. 30 Students
30.13 Dept. Of Nursing, University of Ibadan Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students

31.0 Plateau State
31.1 School of Nursing, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos (MMH) Provisional, October, 2015 50 Students
31.2 School of Nursing, Vom, Jos Provisional, Oct. 2015 50 Students
31.3 School of Basic Midwifery., Vom, Jos Provisional, March, 2016 60 Students
31.4 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos (MMH) Full, Sept. 2015. 50 Students
31.5 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Our Lady of Apostles, Jos. Provisional, Sept. , 2015 25 Students
31.6 School of Post Basic Anaesthetic Nursing, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos Provisional, Nov. 2011 30 Students
31.7 School of Post Basic Critical Care Nursing, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos Provisional, Nov. 2011 30 Students
31.8 Dept. Of Nursing, University Of Jos. Provisional, September, 2012. 50 Students

32.0 Rivers State
32.1 School of Nursing, PortHarcourt Provisional, October 2015 50 Students
32.2 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Port-Harcourt Provisional, October 2015 50 Students
32.3 School of Post Basic A&E Nursing, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Provisional, February, 2014. 25 Students
32.4 School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Provisional, October 2015 20 Students
32.5 Dept. Of Nursing, University Of Port-Harcourt Provisional, February,2016 30 Students
32.6 Dept. of Nursing, Madonna University, Elele. Provisional, February, 2016 30 Students

33.0 Sokoto
33.1 School of Nursing, Sokoto. Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students
33.2 School of Nursing, Usuman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto Provisional, June. 2016. 50 Students
33.3 School of Basic Midwifery, Sokoto Provisional, Jan. 2013. 50 Students
33.4 Community Midwife Programme, School of Basic Midwifery, Sokoto Provisional, Sept. 2015. 25 Students
33.5 School of Post Basic Midwifery, Usuman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto Provisional, September, 2013. 50 Students
33.6 School of Psychiatric Nursing, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Kware Provisional, Nov. 2010. 30 Students

34.0 Taraba State
34.1 School of Nursing Jalingo Provisional, June, 2015. 40 Students
34.2 School of Basic Midwifery, Jalingo Provisional, March 2016. 35 Students

35.0 Yobe State
35.1 School of Nursing, Dr. Shehu Sule, Damaturu Provisional, February, 2016 50 Students
35.2 School of Basic Midwifery. Dr. Shehu Sule, Damaturu Provisional, May 2014. 40 Students

36.0 Zamfara State
36.1 School of Nursing, Gusau Provisional, May 2014 50 Students
36.2 School of Basic Midwifery, Gusau Provisional, May 2014 50 Students
36.3 Community Midwifery Programme, School of Basic Midwifery, Gusau Provisional, June, 2012 28 Students

37.0 FCT
37.1 School of Nursing, Gwagwalada Provisional, July 2016. 50 Students
37.2 School of Basic Midwifery, Gwagwalada Provisional, July 2016. 50 Students
37.3 School of Post Basic Critical Care Nursing, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Abuja Provisional, July 2015 30 Students

1 School of Nursing , Total number: 86 No on embargo: 12
2 School of Basic Midwifery Total number: 33 No on embargo: 5
3 School of Post Basic Midwifery Total number: 45 No on embargo: 10
4 School of Post Basic Nursing Total number: 45 No on embargo: 9
5 Department of Nursing Total number: 22 No on embargo: 1
6 Community Midwifery Programme Total number 5

GRAND TOTAL=236
NOTE:
1. FULL ACCREDITATION STATUS LASTS FOR FIVE (5) YEARS
2. PROVISIONAL ACCREDITATION STATUS LASTS FOR TWO (2) YEARS
3. EMBARGO ON STUDENTS’ INTAKE IS INDEFINITE UNTIL DEFICIENCIES ARE RECTIFIED &
RESOURCE VERIFICATION VISIT CONDUCTED AND DECISION TAKEN TO LIFT THE EMBARGO
BY THE BOARD
4. DENIED ACCREDITATION STATUS IS INDEFINITE UNTIL DEFICIENCIES ARE RECTIFIED & REACCREDITATION VISIT CONDUCTED AND DECISION TAKEN BY THE BOARD
5. THE ABOVE LIST IS SUBJECT TO PERIODIC REVIEW.
IT IS OUR HOPE THAT THE ABOVE WILL ALSO SERVE AS A GUIDE TO
PARENTS/GUARDIANS SEEKING ADMISSION FOR THEIR CHILDREN/WARDS.
Signed
Secretary General/Registrar

Is Leukemia Curable? Cure for Leukemia Found 2017

Is Leukemia Curable? Cure for Leukemia Found 2017

A Group of American scientists have found a new possibility to cure leukemia, the results of a new study showed on Tuesday.

Leukemia is a deadly disease that knocks down patients as young as only seven years old.

In the study published in Journal Nature Medicine, the group of scientists from Stanford University and National Institute of Health found that a molecule, called “CD22”, could serve as a potent target for the killer cells of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a common childhood cancer.

It came after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved last August a cell-based gene therapy, namely the “CAR T-cell” treatment.

The CAR T-cell is a therapy requires drawing blood from patients and separating out the T cells.

It works by genetically modifying a patient’s own immune cells to seek out and attack leukemia cells that have a molecule called “CD19” on their surface.

Such a therapy relies on the patient’s own T cells a type of immune cell that could become a powerful killing machine.

Stanford oncologist Crystal Mackall and NIH’s pediatric hematologist Terry Fry discovered that a molecule called “CD22” can be a similar target.

Scientists treated 21 patients with treatment-resistant B-cell leukemia who are aged seven to 30 to test the new “CD22-directed method.

17 of them were previously treated with CD19-directed therapy and 15 of them had either relapsed or failed to respond.

They found that at the lowest dose level, one in six patients achieved complete remission after treatment, and with an escalated dose, 11 of 15 patients entered remission.

The new approach is helpful because the cancer cells of some patients who undergo CD19-directed therapy stop expressing the CD19 molecule on the cell surface.

The relapse rate of CD22-directed therapy also proves high.

The researchers hope that targeting “CD19 and CD22” simultaneously may produce an approach where cancer cells are unable to evade, thus leading to a new therapy for curing leukemia in the future.
Source: NAN

Qatar Prometric Exam for Nurses Requirements

Qatar Prometric Exam for Nurses Requirements

1. Applicaiton form duly filled in its entirety
2. Signed letter of Authorization
3. Valid Passport Copies
4. Name Change certificate, if applicable (Marriage cert, affidavit, any legal doc)
5. Degree certificate copies (copy of orig cert & translated copy)
6. Mark sheet for the final year (all year mark sheets for applicants who have studied in india)
7. Certificate of Authentication and Verification (CAV) for applicants who have studied in Philippines
8. Copy of the backside on the degree certificate (for applicants having Afhan, Egyp, Pakistani cert)
9. Experience letters from previous employers for the last five years
10. Medical / Nursing license copy (front and back)
11. Renewal document (if applicable)
12. Payment receipt copy

OET New Rules: OET Accepted in Ireland for Nurse Registration

OET Accepted in Ireland

Good news for foreign nurses who want to work in Ireland! The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) announces that they will also accept Occupational English Test (OET) as proof of language proficiency starting January 1, 2018.

Ireland followed what United Kingdom had decided recently, that OET result is an alternative for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration starting November 1, 2017.

NMBI first revealed this welcome change in their English requirement in the latest issue of their monthly EZine for October 2017. The update from NMBI reads:

OET Accepted in Ireland by NMBI

From 1 January 2018 we will accept Occupational English Test (OET), alongside the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

IELTS Clubbing for Ireland

IELTS Clubbing for Ireland

Ireland is in dire need of nurses as it is experiencing severe shortage of Registered Nurses. The country in recent times has turned overseas to recruit foreign nurses to relieve the pressure on local nurses caused by staff shortage. Unfortunately IELTS is proving to be too difficult to scale through for most internationally trained nurses as the standard seems to be high and topics covered in the test are out of clinical context.

For Ireland IELTS requirements for Nurses check Ireland IELTS Requirement for Nurses

Although Countries like UK and Australia accept clubbing of ielts, Ireland Board of Nurses does not accept clubbing of IELTS

Ireland IELTS Requirement for Nurses

Ireland IELTS Requirement for Nurses

IRELAND NURSING REGISTRATION IELTS REQUIREMENT

NMBI only accepts the following scores in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test
Listening 6.5,
Reading 6.5
Writing 7.0 and
Speaking 7.0
Average Band score of 7.0

You will be asked to supply your IELTS Academic Test Report Form Number in Section 1 of your application pack.
Note that your “Test Report Form (TRF) Number” is the 15–18 characters (combination of numbers and letters) found in the bottom right-hand corner of your Test Report Form. NMBI will then use the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Verification Service to check your scores.

TSPSC Staff Nurse Recruitment 2017 Vacancies 1196 Nurses Needed

TSPSC Staff Nurse Recruitment 2017/2018
Eligibility Criteria for TSPSC Staff Nurse Recruitment 2017

Educational Qualification: Aspirants must possess the Post Graduation or Graduation or Diploma in Nursing from recognized University.

Age Limit: Aspirants age limit Should be Between 21 years to 44 years as per the Govt rules.

Application Fee: All Eligible aspirants need to pay the application fee Rs.200/- through online Payment.

Selection Process: Selection of the Aspirants will be made through written Exam and Interview Process.
How to Apply for TSPSC Staff nurse Recruitment 2017

Aspirants Must Apply online through its Official website www.tspsc.gov.in and fill the form clearly then submit the form before 11th December 2017.

Important Dates:

Starting date of Online application: 16th November 2017.

Last Date for Online application: 11th December 2017.

TSPSC Staff Nurse