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Nursing Science

History of Nursing Science

As human health needs are expanding, so also nursing development is broadening its interest and functions through the dynamic social climates created by religious ideologies, economic development, industrial revolutions and education. These changes have influenced every aspect of human development. In response, the University of Lagos asked the College of Medicine to appoint a Committee to work on the modalities of starting a B.N.Sc Generic programme.

Consequently, the Academic Board of the College at its meeting held on Wednesday, August 5th 2009, received a report that curriculum of B.N.Sc degree has been approved by the University Senate to run for 5 years. The working Committee made the following recommendations:

  • The programme should be domiciled as a unit in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences as approved by Senate until they achieved a Departmental status
  • That first UME intake into the programme be made during the 2009/2010 academic session
  • That a co-ordinator for the programme be appointed immediately

Thus the first class of eight students were admitted during the 2009/2010 academic session while for the 2010/2011 academic session, another class of twenty students were admitted into the programme.

A professor of Nursing, Professor R. B. Fajemilehin of the Obafemi-Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife who was then on Sabbatical leave, was invited to guide the establishment of the programme in September 2010. He was appointed as Co-coordinator and later was the Head of Department

The programme as a professional degree is classified and recommended to run a unit course system and the curriculum is designed to prepare competent polyvalent nurse practitioners who will use nursing process approach in providing safe acceptable, effective and efficient nursing care to meet the health needs of individuals, families and the community at large.

A resource evaluation visit to the Department was conducted by NUC in January, 2011 and approval to run only on full time mode was given. Hence Professor R.B. Fajemilehin (coordinator of the programme) applied for an up-grading from a Unit to a Department of Nursing Science which the University Senate approved on 27th April, 2010.

Finally the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria came on an Advisory visit to the Department in November 2011 and made recommendations towards an initial accreditation.


Vision and Mission

Mission of the Department

To improve the healthcare and well being of the society through the impact of our researches as well as equipping and educating Nurses for leadership in academic and Nursing practice and contributing to general knowledge both nationally and internationally in terms of intellectual competence and the zeal to add value to our world.

Vision of the Department

To advance the reputation of the Department and that of the University by achieving a collaborative academic culture that impacts global and local needs for research scholarship so that our products will compare favourably with their counterparts anywhere in the world and thereby contribute to advancement of frontiers of knowledge in science and medicine thus making the world a better place.


Welcome note from the HOD


Academic Programme




Academic Staff

Lecturer I/Co-ordinator

Ekiran . M. D. (Mrs.) Dr.

Ph.D, RM, RNE, PGDE, Msc., B.N.Sc., RN

Lecturer I

Folami, F. F.


Lecturer II

Abazie, O. H. (Mrs.)

M.Sc.N, RPH.N, B.Sc.N, RM, RN

Lecturer II

Gbahabo, D. D. (Mrs.)

RN, RM, B.Sc., M.ScN, MPH

Asst. Lecturer

Mobolaji-Olajide, O. M. (Mrs.),

B.Sc.N, Adv. Dip. (Neurology Nursing), M.Sc (Public Health Nursing), RM, RN

Asst. Lecturer

Ademuyiwa, I. Y.


Assoc. Lecturer

Adetunji A. J. (Mrs.)

M.Ed., PGDE, B.N.Sc., Dip. In Pib. Health Nursing, RM, RN

Assoc. Lecturer

Ejidokun, A.

M.Sc. (Public Health), M.Sc. (Mental Health/Psychiatry Nursing) B.Sc., RN

Assoc. Lecturer

Afolabi, W. A.


Technical Staff

Senior Clinical Instructor

Nweke, C. I. (Mrs)


Senior Clinical Instructor

Oshinyemi, T. E. (Mrs.)


Administrative Officer II

Rolfe-Olumide, S. O.

B.Sc., A

Conf. Secretary II

Lewis, E. O.



Administrative Staff


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