BRIEF HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE SCHOOL

The School of Nursing, Akure was established to commence the new standard of nursing training in January 1976 when Dr. Olugbenga Alabi was the Commissioner for Health in the defunct Western State. Thus, the long cherished desire of the former Western State Government to reopen the School of Nursing, Akure previously closed down in December 1970 was fulfilled.

Two other Schools of Nursing were established in Owo and Ondo in 1981 but they became defunct in 1986 leaving the present School of Nursing, Akure.

The school was formerly located at old hospital site, Oke-Eda but moved to its present site in 1980. It started with a student population of 40 and one trained tutor assisted by experienced professional nurses.

Prince Deji Adegbulu was the first Principal of the school from 1976-1984. After him, the school had had six other Principals namely:

  1. Mrs. F.C.B Onifade — 1986 to 1989
  2. Mrs. D. Folu Ogunnusi — 1989 to 1996
  3. Mrs. Margaret Monisola Oloro — May 1996 to Dec 1996
  4. Mrs. V.A Osewa — 1996 to 2002
  5. Mrs. O. Adebimpe Fatile — 2002 to 2013
  6. Mrs. F.O. Leramoe — 2013 till date

In 1986, the Government decided to merge the School of Nursing and the School of Midwifery under the same umbrella of one Principal between 1987 and 1995. However, the two schools were separated in October 1995 to enhance better performance. The number of teaching staff in the school presently stand at eighteen (18), twelve (12) non-teaching staff and nine (9) casual workers.

The school undertakes the training of both basic and post basic student nurses. The school has trained over 2000 qualified nurses.

AUTONOMY

The Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko pronounced autonomy for the school in march 2010 which took immediate effect and there are still more promising packages for the school to ensure that students learn under a conducive atmosphere and also improve the facilities in the hospital.

MOVEMENT OF NURSING TRAININGS TO THE UNIVERSITY : ESTABLISHMENT OF DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SCIENCE IN ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY AKUNGBA AKOKO.

Nursing Education in Nigeria is presently undergoing a reform that is a change in education preparation of nurses which will entail a movement from the present hospital based training to the University setting in line with National Education Policy. Thus, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has mandated that by 2010, 75% of hospital based nursing education programmes should have moved into the University and that this should reach 100% by 2012. This will require assimilation of the various nursing schools by the Federal. State or Private Universities as it may be applicable.

The State is ready for the reform. The Education Sub-Committee of the Ondo State District Nursing and Midwifery Council visited the Dean of the Faculty of Science of Adekunle Ajasin University in the year 2006 to formally request for the establishment of Department of Nursing for 1st degree Bachelor of Nursing Science in the Faculty of Sciences. To assimilate the present School of Nursing, this requires follow up and pronouncement by the government and to be followed up by the National University Commission (NUC) accreditation.

MOTTO OF THE SCHOOL

Knowledge, Integrity and Service to mankind

SCHOOL COLOUR

White and Purple

DURATION OF STUDY

3 Calendar years (six semester programme of study)