WHO WE ARE
BRIEF HISTORY OF NURSE TUTOR'S PROGRAMME
The Nurse/Midwife/Public Health Tutors programme is a programme initiated in 1976 as part of efforts to implement the then Third Development Plan as it relates to Health care services. The Federal Government, having identified shortage of manpower as a major constraint in health care services, formulated specific health policies and objectives, designed to create considerable development impart in the Health Sector One of such policy, apart from further expansion of relevant health training institutions in the country, was to pursue a more dynamic training programme than in the past for the various cadre of Health Workers especially those in very short supply. Nursing education was one of such areas of need with shortage of manpower as it affects health services in general. The above conceived, and with the well-known reputation of which University College Hospital, Ibadan and all its various schools of Health Workers including the medical school are famous, the University College Hospital, Board of Management was approached with the plan in July 1976.
The historical background is not complete without acknowledging great input of Mrs. W.O.Igun (SRN, SCM, B.Sc, M.Ed.) the first Chief Coordinator from inception in 1978. She worked very hard to get the approval of affiliation through before her retirement in 1988. Her successor, Mrs. V.O.A. Adesina (RN, B.Sc, M.Ed) ensured that the task was completed by 1989 and implemented in1990. Thus, the grauates of the school from 1990 obtain the Diploma in Nursing Education Certificate of the University of Ibadan
VISION OF THE SCHOOL
The vision of the school is to To produce highly skilled,committed and competent Nurse/Midwife/Public Health Nurse Tutors’ Educators capable of teaching students in Basic and Post-basic schools. The preparation of these educators should conform with the present graduate education reforms in nursing education and practice.
AIM OF THE PROGRAMME
To prepare professional nurses who are competent and highly versatile in knowledge, and attitude values required for nursing practices in health care institutions that will enable them cope with clinical intervention in the served and underserved areas of the community from the moment the decision is taken and until the patients are discharged from the Hospital environment.
THE SCHOOL MISSION
To develop and execute training programmes that conform with the contemporary needs/challenges of the nursing profession, the UCH, the health sector and the community.