Bachelor of Nursing Science

Bachelor of Nursing Science Programme Details
Programme Description: Bachelor of Nursing Science

Nursing stands as a vital profession within the healthcare sector, dedicated to the well-being of individuals, families, and communities, fostering optimal health and quality of life. Distinguished by their approach to patient care, comprehensive training, and expansive scope of practice, nurses play an indispensable role in healthcare delivery.

Philosophy of the Bachelor of Nursing Science Programme

The philosophy of the Bachelor of Nursing program at Western Delta University is grounded in a set of guiding principles:

  • Inclusive Education: Upholding the belief in universal access to education, regardless of geographical constraints, the program maintains rigorous standards of scholarship, competence, and personal integrity. Graduates are empowered to translate enhanced knowledge, refined skills, and heightened human values into exemplary nursing care, enriching public health and healthcare systems.
  • Holistic Preparation: Recognizing nursing as a multifaceted discipline, the program integrates liberal and professional education, drawing upon diverse national resources to ensure quality learning experiences. This approach fosters a comprehensive understanding of nursing as a collaborative, empathetic process aimed at promoting, restoring, and sustaining optimal health at individual, familial, and communal levels.
  • Dynamic Practice: Embracing the evolving landscape of healthcare, the program emphasizes evidence-based practice and lifelong learning. Graduates are equipped to navigate shifting roles and responsibilities, engage in critical analysis of change processes, and proactively shape the future of nursing through continuous professional development.
Potential Career Paths

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Nursing program, graduates are poised to pursue diverse career opportunities, including but not limited to:

  • Acute Care Nurse
  • Community Nursing Professional
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Dermatology Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Epidemiology Research Nurse
  • Health Administration Nurse
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Legal Consultancy Nurse
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Outpatient Care Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
Admission Requirements

Prospective candidates for the Bachelor of Nursing program must obtain a minimum of five (5) credit passes in relevant subjects, not exceeding two sittings, in the Senior Secondary School Certificate examinations (WASCE/SSCE/NECO). Required subjects include English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Health Science, Chemistry, and Physics. They should have attempted the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or, alternatively, possess other Advanced Level Qualifications qualifying for Direct Entry.

Graduation Requirements

To successfully graduate from the Bachelor of Nursing program, students must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Duration: Complete a minimum of four years (or eight semesters) of study if admitted through Direct Entry of five years (or ten semesters) if admitted with the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
  • Credit Units: Accumulate a minimum of 148 credit units, including 18 units of University electives.
  • Core Courses: Successfully pass all compulsory (core) courses outlined in the program curriculum.
Programme Variants
Bachelor of Nursing Science

Undergraduate Degree

Unified tertiary Matriculation Examination

5 years

Bachelor of Nursing Science

Undergraduate Degree

Direct Entry

4 years

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