The State has again bagged another laurel, as the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, the highest policy body of the nursing and Midwifery practice in the country, gave the nod for full accreditation of nursing and Midwifery programmes at the University of Medical Science located in Ondo City , in the state.
The full accreditation is for the Bachelor of Nursing Science for a period of five (5) years, with an annual intake of Seventy-Five (75) students, after which the Department will be reassessed.
The approval was conveyed in a letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, by the Secretary-General and Registrar of the Council, Faruk Umar Abubakar, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.
According to a statement by Temitope Oluwatayo of the institution’s Public Relations Unit, this intake of Seventy-Five (75) students, as approved by the NMCN, represents a fifty percent (50%) increase in the total number of candidates that will be admitted for the programme in subsequent academic sessions.
This development follows the visit of members of the Council to the University in February 2021.
This accreditation translates to nursing students of the University who are presently in 500 level, graduating as and when due.