DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SERVICES

Nursing Services

This department is responsible for the general Nursing Services and other assigned Adhoc duties.

Adhoc Duties

  1. Regulation of Nursing Care Practice and formulation of Policy on Nursing Education.
  2. Coordinate Mandatory Continuous Professional Development Programme for Nurses and Midwives in the state and liaising with National Association of Nigeria Nurses & Midwives, Kano state Chapter/federal Ministry of Health on relevant Nursing and Midwifery matters.
  3. Maintenance of nominal role and renewal of Practicing licence to qualified Nurses& Midwives as well as Inspection, monitoring supervision and recommendation for registration of Nursing/Midwifery homes in the state.

Functions

  1. Regulation of Nursing Care Practice and formulation of Policy on Nursing Education.
  2. Interprets and advises the Ministry on policies relating to Nursing Education and Practice.
  3. Represents Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria in all Nursing activities, as Chairman of the Council in the state.
  4. Coordinates Mandatory Continuous Professional Development Programme for Nurses and Midwives in the state.
  5. Processes Renewal/Update of Practicing licence to qualified Nurses & Midwives in the state and even for those Nurses that trained abroad.
  6. Inspects; monitors; supervises and recommends for registration of Nursing/Midwifery homes in the state.
  7. Collaborates with International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that supports Kano State Health Training Institutions in areas of human resources to meet accreditation requirements of N&MCN and increasing female health workforce, especially Midwives in the rural areas towards reducing Maternal, Neonatal, Child and infant mortality rate in the state, e.g. Women for Health.
  8. Member Registration committee of Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  9. Liaising with National Association of Nigeria Nurses & Midwives, Kano state Chapter/federal Ministry of Health on relevant Nursing and Midwifery matters.
  10. Keeps Register/Nominal role of Nurses & Midwives (both public and private) in the state.
  11. Any other duties assigned by the Honourable Commissioner.

NURSING/MIDWIFERY TRAINING INSTITUTIONS

There is a conglomeration of 7 no Nursing and Training Institutions that form the College of Nursing & Midwifery, these include:

  1. School of Nursing Kano
  2. Post Basic Nursing Programme (New)
  3. School of Nursing Madobi
  4. Post Basic Nursing Programme (New)
  5. School of Basic Midwifery Kano
  6. School of Basic Midwifery Dambatta
  7. School of Basic Midwifery Gwarzo (New)
  8. School of Post Basic Midwifery Gezawa
  9. School Post Basic Nurse Anaesthetists
SCHOOL OF NURSING, KANO
This school was visited for accreditation in October, 2011 by the N&MCN, during the nationwide accreditation exercise and was awarded final accreditation with effect from may, 2012. During the accreditation exercise, the school was given the mandate for Pilot Study of ND/HND programme. Also the Council gave the school approval to admit 100 students only, based on the tutor/student ratio of 1:10.

SCHOOL OF POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, GEZAWA
This school was established in September, 2013 and had Mock accreditation conducted in October, 2013. While, pre-accreditation visit was made by the N&MCN in December, 2013 with all minimal requirements by the Council, fulfilled. Accreditation was granted to the school by the Council, to commence training by September, 2014 with 30 students.

SCHOOL OF BASIC MIDWIFERY, KANO
Tthis is an old school that was initially running both the Basic and Post basic Midwifery courses some years back. But due to a change of policy by the N&MCN that the 2 courses should not be run in the same school, therefore, the post basic course was suspended in the year 2010. There was an accreditation visit conducted in May, 2010, as a result of which the institution was granted approval to admit 100 students, in March, 2011. Another accreditation visit was made by the N&MCN in May, 2012 with minimal requirements by the Council, not fulfilled and the Tutor/students demand was not met. Hence in 2013, the number of students earlier approved to be admitted into the school by the Council was reduced to 50 students only as against the 100. In December, 2014, another accreditation visit was conducted by the Council and the report is still being awaited.

SCHOOL OF BASIC MIDWIFERY, DANBATTA
Tthis is equally an old school that was running Clinical Assistant’s course some years back. The school had an incidence of fire outbreak, as result of which a general renovation was made to the institution. Additional hostel accommodation was constructed and furnished for the students with complete landscaping of the areas with sporting facilities put in place to enhance extracurricular activities in the school.

SCHOOL OF NURSING, MADOBI
This school was established in September, 2012 at the Islamic Centre, Madobi as its temporary site. Accreditation was conducted in August, 2013 with all minimal requirements by the Council, fulfilled. Accreditation was granted to the school by the Council, to commence training by admitting 40 students in accordance with the N&MCN Tutor/student ratio of 1:10. The school has recently admitted 40 students for indexing by the N&MCN. Further to that preparations are in advanced stage to move the school to its permanent site at Kwanar Kwankwaso

The department is also in close linkage with Nursing Training Institutions owned by the Federal Government; these include:

  1. School of Post Basic Orthopaedic Nursing Dala
  2. Post Basic Accident & Emergency Nursing Dala
  3. School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing AKTH
  4. Department of Nursing Bayero University Kano