Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing School

It was the first of its kind in the South East zone of Nigeria. The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Management under the leadership of the Chief Medical Director Dr A.U. Mbah left no stone upturned to make sure that this school was given accreditation.

 

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL

The school came into existence on the 20th day of March 1988 by the under-listed efforts of Dr O.O. MBONU the then Chairman Medical Advisory Committee and Mrs. Ejikeme Head Nursing Services with Mrs. Umeano, Mrs Mbano, Mrs Aniago and Mrs. Okwo as lecturers.

It was the first of its kind in the South East zone of Nigeria. The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Management under the leadership of the Chief Medical Director Dr A.U. Mbah left no stone unturned to make sure that this school was given accreditation.

To cap it all, it was during the regime of Mrs. Grace .C. Madubuko (co-ordinator) that the school got accreditation in 2005 with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. To God be the glory. In the year 2001 a register was opened by N & MCN to register all ophthalmic trained Nurses and issue them with license to practice.

 

INTRODUCTION

The scientific and technological advances in Health Care delivery coupled with increasing incidence of preventable blindness within the society, necessitate the establishment of programme of training for ophthalmic Nursing.

MOTTO OF THE SCHOOL

Prevent blindness, with clear eye guide the blind.

VISION OF THE SCHOOL

To prevent and treat eye diseases

PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL

The philosophy of the Post basic Ophthalmic Nursing Programme is based on the belief that:

  • Man is a bio-psych-social being and his needs are the focus of nursing activities. It is therefore necessary to conceptualize the individual and environment as open systems engaged in continuous dynamic interaction.
  • Eye care is a fundamental right that should be enjoyed by individuals and families irrespective of race, religion, values and belief.
  • Learning is a life long process, therefore knowledge and skills in ophthalmic Nursing should be updated through self directed learning

 

AIM

  • The aim of this programme is to equip the students with pertinent knowledge, attitudes and skills required for promotion of eye health.
  • Prevention and management of eye disorders at all levels of health care.

 

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the programme, the Ophthalmic Nursing should be able to :

  • Identify client with eye problems in the community
  • Apply in principles of Ophthalmic Nursing in the care of the individual families and community with eye disorders.
  • Diagnose and treat common eye disorders in the community.
  • Perform simple eye unit, out reach programmes and maintain adequate record.
  • Educate the public on primary eye care including promotion, prevention and management of preventable disease.
  • Demonstrate skills in the care of client for the ocular surgery.
  • Initiate and implement sight saving measures at all levels of health care.
  • Participate in formulation of policies for ophthalmic care.
  • Conduct research towards improving eye health.
  • Collaborate with other health professionals to provide comprehensive eye care.
  • Provision of training programme for the Nurse in the South East, South South and North East zones of the Country and Cameroun.

 

SCHOOL PROGRAMME

Duration: One year (Twelve Calendar Months)

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT: ADMISSION POLICY

  • A registered Nursing with a minimum of two years working experience.
    Holder of current practicing license.
  • Five credit pass including English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology at not more than two sittings
  • WAEC or SSCE with NECO combination
  • NECO/NECO combination.

SCHOOL FEES – As stipulated by the Hospital.

 

SALE OF FORMS – Commence February every year.

 

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION – July every year

 

FINAL QUALIFYING EXAMINATION – Conducted by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria every first week of November every year.

 

EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE – Any student found in any form of malpractice during examination will be disqualified from the examination.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ophschunth@yahoo.com

 

MEDICAL EXAMINATION/CERTIFICATION OF FITNESS – Student come in with their certification of fitness from Government approved hospital.

 

REGISTRATION AND LICENCING REQUIREMENT – As directed by Nursing and midwifery Council of Nigeria.

 

DRESSING AND GROOMING (DRESS CODE)

Improper dressing is not allowed during school hours, student should be in their school uniform.

  • MALES: White trouser and shirt with blue trimming
  • FEMALE: White gown with blue trimming on both hands.

 

CULTISM AND DEMONSTRATION – Cultism of any form is not allowed. No demonstration but rather dialogue is recommended.

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