FMC Yola 2018/2019 Perioperative Nursing Form on Sale

Application are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the above name School for a 1 year course in Perioperative Nursing beginning from November, 2018 leading to licensing by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria as Registered Perioperative Nurse (RPON)

The Course is designed to equip Registered Nurses(RN) wwith the theoretical underpinnings and skills required for proving effective, acceptable and safe Perioperative Nursing care to the clients/patients

Admission Requirements
Applicants Should:
1. Be Registered Nurses(RN) with current practice License of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
2. Have at least five(5) credit passes at not more than two(2) sitting in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry from WAEC or NECO O Level examinations.
3. Have at least One(1) year post qualification experience in an acute care setting preferably in a surgical unit.
4. Have approval for one(1) full year of release from employers or other training Schools

Method of Application
Forms are obtainable with effect from 12th October 2018 from the Perioperative Nursing School, Federal Medical Centre, Yola upoon presentation of the following:
Receipt in respect of payment of Ten Thousand Naira(N10,000) only to the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Treasury Single Account (TSA) in any commercial Bank

Entrant Examination and Interview
Date: 13th-16th November 2018
Venue: College of Nursing and Midwifery, Yola

Resalu College of Nursing and Midwifery January 2019 Admission Forms Intake, Tuition, Calendar

Tentative Programme for RN (Registered Nursing) January 2019 Intake.

1. 30th October 2018, securement of place deadline.

2. 1stth – 2nd November 2018 Uniform Measurements and Student IDs photo-taking (Bring Deposit slip for place securement).

3. 16th November 2018 Collection of Uniforms and Student IDs.

4. 15th December 2018, Accommodation Securement Deadline.

5. 3rd -6th January 2019 Reporting/Registration.

6. 7th January 2019, first Special lecture/first Assignment (Due Date: 8th January 2019, Time: 07:50hrs).

7. 8th January 2019, Second Special Lecture/2nd Assignment (Due Date: 9th January 2019, Time: 07:50hrs).

8. 7th – 13th January, 2019, Official Orientation/Industrial visitation.

9. 14th January 2019, first Lecture Block begins (Academic Journey).

10. All fees to be deposited into the Resalu College Bank Account number as provided on the Acceptance Letter before reporting. Hence, cash money payment through accounts office is not allowed.

11. Late Registration will attract One Thousand Kwacha (K1000) penalty Fee or losing a place to those on standby.

12. Class Time Table to be given on 3rd January 2019.


For any clarity kindly contact Resalu College Director on +260962798345

Resalu College of Nursing Lusaka Zambia January 2019 Admission Forms and Interview


Resalu College, School of Nursing wishes to inform the general public that Application Forms for 2019 January Intake are still on sale and going at K150.

Those who wrote the GCE Examinations can as well apply or contact Resalu Director during business hours on +260962798345.

Entry Qualifications:

Five (5) Credits or better in Mathematics, Biology, English/Local Languages plus any other two (2) related subjects.

Resalu College is registered and accredited to General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNCZ).

Call/WhatsApp lines; +260962798345, +260977115514 or +260977798345.


We are on Plot No. 68E/225/68, MUMBWA ROAD, ROSEDALE, LUSAKA WEST


Texarkana College Nursing School Application is now Open

Texarkana College’s Associate Degree Nursing program is accepting applications through Oct. 15 from licensed vocational nurses who wish to continue their education to become registered nurses. The next VN-ADN transition class begins January 2019.


Previously, LVNs applied for the three-semester transition program in the spring and began classes during the summer.


“Shifting the start date to the spring allows us to give students a class schedule that fits into their busy lives,” Courtney Shoalmire, dean of health sciences stated in a press release. “This will allow them to complete the program by going to class three to four days a week instead of five days a week.”


LVNs who transition to registered nursing will see benefits such as increased independence on the job and higher salaries. The average annual wage for LVNs in this area is $38,000 per year, while the average RN salary is $59,000.


“LVNs are great candidates for our RN program because they are already familiar with working in a healthcare setting and they’re prepared for the rigor of the nursing coursework,” Shoalmire said. “They know this is a serious career move that will benefit them and their families for years to come.”


According to Career Coach, there are currently almost 1,500 registered nurses employed within a 10 mile radius of Texarkana—and that number is expected to continue growing.


“We live in a hub for healthcare in our region,” Shoalmire said. “We have some of the best medical facilities around, and every one of them needs trained, competent registered nurses.”


An information session will be held at 5 p.m., Oct. 2 in Room 151 of Texarkana College’s Health Sciences Center. Potential applicants are encouraged to sign up for the information session in advance at Candidates for the transition program must be a licensed vocational nurse or a recent graduate from a vocational nursing program and eligible to take the licensure



For more information, contact Health Sciences Enrollment Specialist Karen Holt at 903-823-3351 or

Vaccine-derived polio: All you need to Know about vaccine-derived polio

Q: What is vaccine-derived polio?

A: Oral polio vaccine (OPV) contains an attenuated (weakened) vaccine-virus, activating an immune response in the body. When a child is immunized with OPV, the weakened vaccine-virus replicates in the intestine for a limited period, thereby developing immunity by building up antibodies. During this time, the vaccine-virus is also excreted. In areas of inadequate sanitation, this excreted vaccine-virus can spread in the immediate community (and this can offer protection to other children through ‘passive’ immunization), before eventually dying out.

On rare occasions, if a population is seriously under-immunized, an excreted vaccine-virus can continue to circulate for an extended period of time. The longer it is allowed to survive, the more genetic changes it undergoes. In very rare instances, the vaccine-virus can genetically change into a form that can paralyse – this is what is known as a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV).

It takes a long time for a cVDPV to occur. Generally, the strain will have been allowed to circulate in an un- or under-immunized population for a period of at least 12 months. Circulating VDPVs occur when routine or supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) are poorly conducted and a population is left susceptible to poliovirus, whether from vaccine-derived or wild poliovirus. Hence, the problem is not with the vaccine itself, but low vaccination coverage. If a population is fully immunized, they will be protected against both vaccine-derived and wild polioviruses.

Since 2000, more than 10 billion doses of OPV have been administered to nearly 3 billion children worldwide. As a result, more than 13 million cases of polio have been prevented, and the disease has been reduced by more than 99%. During that time, 24 cVDPV outbreaks occurred in 21 countries, resulting in fewer than 760 VDPV cases.

Until 2015, over 90% of cVDPV cases were due to the type 2 component in OPV. With the transmission of wild poliovirus type 2 already successfully interrupted since 1999, in April 2016 a switch was implemented from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV in routine immunization programmes. The removal of the type 2 component of OPV is associated with significant public health benefits, including a reduction of the risk of cases of cVDPV2.

The small risk of cVDPVs pales in significance to the tremendous public health benefits associated with OPV. Every year, hundreds of thousands of cases due to wild polio virus are prevented. Well over 10 million cases have been averted since large-scale administration of OPV began 20 years ago.

Circulating VDPVs in the past have been rapidly stopped with 2–3 rounds of high-quality immunization campaigns. The solution is the same for all polio outbreaks: immunize every child several times with the oral vaccine to stop polio transmission, regardless of the origin of the virus.

2018 polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea: advice for clinicians

In June 2018, the Government of Papua New Guinea notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus.

The Government of Papua New Guinea is working with partners, including WHO and UNICEF, to take appropriate outbreak response measures including contact tracing, testing and vaccination.

Polio is very unlikely to spread in Australia because of high rates of vaccine coverage, good sanitation, and the quality and ability of the health system to respond to cases.

Recommendations for Vaccination

  • Australian residents planning to visit PNG for less than 4 weeks should be up to date with their polio vaccination. For adults, this is a 3 dose primary course, with a booster within the last 10 years. For children, a 3 dose primary course with a booster at 4 years old is currently recommended. These recommended vaccines may be given before arrival in PNG.
  • Australian residents travelling to PNG intending to stay for longer than 4 weeks should have a documented polio booster within 4 weeks to 12 months prior to the date of departure from PNG. The booster may be given before arrival in PNG, as long as it is given within 4 weeks to 12 months prior to leaving PNG.
  • Individuals who are already residing in PNG for 4 weeks or longer should have a documented polio booster within 4 weeks to 12 months prior to departure from PNG (refer to WHO’s International Travel and Health website). The booster may have been given before arrival in PNG, as long as it has been given within 4 weeks to 12 months prior to leaving PNG. Individuals leaving PNG in less than 4 weeks should still receive a polio booster as this will still have benefit.


Consistent with WHO recommendations, polio-affected countries may require proof of vaccination when leaving the country.

Documentation should be provided on an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (“Yellow Book”). Copies of the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis Booklets can be ordered from WHO Press or downloaded from the WHO website.

Polio vaccines

Polio vaccine boosters can be given as inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) either alone (IPOL) or as part of another vaccine, such as in combination with diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (eg Boostrix IPV, Adacel Polio).

Polio vaccine boosters can also be given as oral polio vaccine (OPV). OPV is not available in Australia.

Further advice about polio vaccines can be found in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

Luapula Hub of Knowledge University January 2019 Admission Forms

Luapula Hub of Knowledge University will be Conducting #OPEN_INTERVIEWS from 1st – 5th of #OCTOBER 2018 for #JANUARY 2019 intake in the following PROGRAMMES:
#Clinical_Medicine- COG (HPCZ)
#Environmental_Health_Sciences- EHT (HPCZ)
#EN_RN #Abridged_Conversion Programme-(GNC)
#APPLICATION_AND_INTERVIEW FEE of K250 non Refundable should be DEPOSITED into any #ZANACO branch #Account_Number 5388059500255.
#Lhukno_Educating for Distinction

POMSON School of Nursing Lusaka January 2019 Admission Forms

Pomson School of Nursing and Midwifery Lusaka is a government approved School of Nursing is presently accepting applications for interview admission January 2019 intake into it nursing program.

For more information, go to the school and obtain the Form

Luapula University College of Nursing January 2019 Admission Forms

Luapula College of Nursing and Midwifery is a government approved School of Nursing is presently accepting applications for interview admission January 2019 intake into it nursing program.

For more information, go to the school and obtain the Form

Kalulushi College of Nursing and Midwifery January 2019 Admission Intake

Kalulushi College of Nursing and Midwifery is a government approved School of Nursing is presently accepting applications for interview admission January 2019 intake into it nursing program.

For more information, go to the school and obtain the Form