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The department of Nursing, Edo State college of Nursing Sciences, Nigeria. The department is currently running a three (3) year basic Nursing program as approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

  • WHAT WE DO: The basic Nursing education program is a six semester program of study. Being a three (3) year course, each year has two (2) semesters and there is examination at the end of each semester. The final qualifying examination comes after the second (2nd) semester of the 3rd year.
  • WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT US: The department is specially designed for the training of midwives who are skilled, versatile and critical to the delivery of safe maternal and child health services. This midwife will be capable of high level health care to individuals and expectant families in their homes, communities, hospitals, rural and urban health centers of the society, for optimal infant, maternal, family and societal wellbeing. Furthermore, upon completion of these programs, graduates are expected to be professionally competent generalists in midwifery practice. The Department has qualified Educators and our teaching methods is based on integrating theory with related practical demonstration and clinical experience which allow for easy comprehension of courses by the students.
  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested candidate must have a credit pass in at least five subjects at the GCE/WAEC/NECO at least not more than two sittings. The subjects must include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English Language. Candidate are also required to do a Compute Based Test (CBT) and successful candidates will be admitted into the program.
  • HOURS: The School opens 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.


The Department has comfortable office spaces for the Head of Department as well as for other lecturers of various courses. It also boasts of a state-of-the-art, well-equipped equipped demonstration rooms/skilled laboratory. Relevant practicals and experiments are designed, organized and developed by lecturers in line with the students’ course contents. 

In a bid to meet up with the demands of a digital campus such as ours, lecturers adopt the visual method of teaching where lecture slides are prepared displayed in form of presentations via digital projectors. However, the more traditional marker/board-pen and talk method classes are not totally fizzled out. This is to help bridge the gap for students who are more used to the latter method in their post-primary alma-maters. Also, special interactive classes are designed by arranging group discussions, question-answer quizzes, demonstrations (usually in the laboratory), flipping the class as well as online teaching through Microsoft Teams. These methods are arranged to account for all areas of students’ learning and improvement. It is also to stimulate and encourage students’ interests and participation before, during and after lectures.

Group presentations are also frequently organized to help nudge students to engage in collaborative research, instill discipline as well as to test their knowledge in the various fields. Students are also made to engage in this to enhance their communication and/or presentation skills and self-confidence