Ogun Nursing Schools Gets Full Accreditation from NMCN:Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) Has Granted Full Accreditation to Ogun State Schools of Nursing As stated. Check the good news below and comment!
The Ogun State Government has said its Schools of Nursing and Midwifery spread across Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode and Ilaro have been given full accreditation status by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, in a statement on Monday the feat which was the first of its kind in the 45 years history of the state came with an upgrade of the schools of Nursing and Midwifery to Collegiate.
Coker said the Dapo Abiodun-led administration had from its first day in office conceived the vision of making health attractive to all, noting that the priority of the present administration was to acquire full accreditation for all schools of Nursing and Midwifery across the state.
The commissioner said the commitment of the government informed the release of over N125m for the comprehensive renovation and provision of modern training facilities in the schools of Nursing and Midwifery in order to fulfill the requirements of NMCN.
She said the passionate pursuit of the state had yielded a number of positive outcomes including the full accreditation to all Schools of Nursing and Midwifery for the first time in the 45 years history of the state.
The commissioner added that the upgrade of the schools to Collegiate had resulted in the change of its name to Ogun State Schools of Nursing Sciences thereby increasing the quota admission of students by 60 per cent.
“The last accreditation team was in Ogun State in 2017 wherein we got provisional accreditation, which had been the trend in the history of our Schools of Nursing and Midwifery.
“The two-year expiration for all the schools was in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, made it impossible for the NMCN accreditation exercise in 2020. Hence, the exercise took place in July 2021.
“I am, therefore, delighted to inform you that the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has given full accreditation to all Schools of Nursing and Midwifery for the first time in the 45 years history of Ogun State.
“These diplomas will also come with professional certificates of Registered Nursing, Registered Midwifery or Registered Public Health Nursing.
“It is interesting to let you know that the NMCN also increased the quota of student admission by 60 per cent from 220 to 350,” Coker said.