UBTH School of Nursing. This article will dicuss the history, organisation, duration of training, certification, school fees, accommodation, admission process/requirement (cut-off mark), preparation for entrance exams, interviews, and vision of UBTH School of Nursing.
A BRIEF HISTORY
The school of Nursing UBTH was established to educate students both in theory and practice with a view to their becoming Registered Nurses .
The school was officially opened on 12th May 1973 by Mrs Victoria Gowon with an initial intake of 22 students in July 1973.The first two sets of student Nurses (numbering 45) graduated in December 1976 & May 1977 respectively with the school scoring 100% on each occasion.
CERTIFICATION AND DURATION OF STUDY
The School offers a 3-year training on general Nursing,after which qualified students take the Nursing and Midwifery Council Qualifying Examination for General Nurses. Successful students are awarded a Registered Nurses Certificate.
The school is headed by a principal/Head Of Department. The first Principal was Miss J.C Cross. The current Principal is Miss M.Chukwura. Of course, you know principals are changed with time.
2.Sales of form
3.A written entrance examination ( Cut-off mark is determined by entrance examination committee)
Applicants must have at least 5 credits in their O’ level exams including Maths, English,Physics, Chemistry & Biology and must be at least 18years of age. For aspiring students, please note that their entrance exams questions include: Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Sometimes, there is a bit of Current Affairs and trending health topics in Nigeria and across the globe. On how to prepare for ubth nursing school exams, read broadly and equip yourself with their authentic past questions.
Successful candidates are offered a provisional admission for 6 months (Preliminary Training Section PTS ), after which they must pass all courses in the PTS exam to continue their training.
Hostel accommodation is available and optional. All who desire to live in the hostel must be ready to abide by the hostel rules and regulations,given upon collection of admission letter, as the Hostel Manager and School Authority will not tolerate any form of indiscipline.
School fees and hostel fees may vary with the intakes. They are provided in a prospectus given upon collection of admission letter. New intakes pay about #200,000 naira which includes:tuition, accommodation , stationery, development levy etc. Old nursing students pay about #180,000 naira yearly.
VISION OF THE SCHOOL
To be the best training school in Nigeria producing well equipped nurses of international standard who can meet the demands of present and future challenges.
Student Union Government (S.U.G)
Just like what is obtainable in universities, polytechnic and other colleges of education, UBTH school of Nursing students have a Student Union Government that sees to the welfare and mediates between students are school management. Here is their official Facebook Page. You can get vital information on this page. Just click.
This article is the intellectual property of:
Okogbeni Joanna Ejovwokeoghene
(Post Basic Midwifery in view)
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