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Department of Nursing Havilla Univeristy

Welcome to the Department of Nursing Science Havilla Univeristy, Nde-Ikom Cross River State Nigeria.  
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The Bachelor of Science degree programme offers general or liberal and professional education for nurses. The curriculum prepares the nurse to think effectively, to communicate thoughts, to make judgments and to discriminate among values. The graduate nurse from the programme will be capable of performing nursing skills and contributing to resolving health problems in a variety of settings; therapeutically assisting individuals with diverse backgrounds. She/he will understand the psychosocial and physical factors involved in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and will be able to translate these factors into meeting health needs, relating them to the appropriate health services. She/he will be able to assess health programmes in their broadest scope, with major emphasis on the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health. The graduate will be able to provide services within these major foci of service delivery. She/he will be able to relate the role of the health services to the broader social system. Therefore, the B.Sc. Nursing degree programme is designed to produce polyvalent nurse practitioners who can function effectively within the health care delivery system of the nation.


The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) believes that the Department of Nursing Science should have the greatest concern for service through high standards of scholarship and personal character.


1. To uphold the academic standards stipulated by Havilla University Nde, Ikom.
2. To provide a conducive environment to learning and practicing good quality nursing care.
3. To graduate professional nurses capable of giving high quality nursing care to individuals and communities of diverse backgrounds, and in a variety of social and cultural settings.
4. To direct educational activities towards the development of a health team approach to health care.
5. To carry out research aimed at improving the quality of nursing care.
6. To organise continuing education programmes for its staff and for other nurses outside the university.
7. To mentor students into leadership responsibilities by involving them in the administration of the Department and management of self-directed organizations.
8. To develop problem solving potentials and research interest of students by exposing them to problem situations and by involving them in research projects.
9. To support the participation of staff and students in University and professional affairs.
10. To evaluate the educational programmes of the department in the light of:
      i. the educational objectives;
      ii. the health needs of the nation;
      iii. their adequacy as foundations for further studies;
      iv. emerging trends in nursing education globally; and
      v. emerging trends in curriculum development and implementation.
11. To promote effective communication among the staff members, students and the public in order to produce competent to bring about specialties research aimed at creative inventions and practical contributions to nursing care.
12. To develop and maintain audio-visual, and other learning resources.
13. To formulate future plans and seek funds to maintain its educational and training programmes.


The purpose of the programme is to prepare professional Nurse/Midwife/Public Health Nurse Practitioners capable of assuming professional responsibilities in various health delivery agencies including the community and social agencies, and who with further experience, can assume greater responsibilities in nursing and health care, and can proceed to graduate studies in nursing and other relevant programmes.


The student, on completion of the programme, should be able to demonstrate verbally, in writing and practice the following:
A. Knowledge of:
1. the scientific principles basic to the nursing care of individuals and groups of all ages in a variety of physical and social settings;
2. the communication process and group dynamics;
3. the process of scientific inquiry; and
4. the functions of members of the health team and their inter-relatedness and interdependency.

B. Skills in:
1. identifying health needs; planning and giving comprehensive nursing and health care to individuals of all ages in a variety of settings.
2. applying basic scientific, social, medical and nursing theories, principles and concepts in the practice of nursing, midwifery and public health.
3. selecting appropriate health and nursing interventions, and performing technical skills with maximal safety.
4. applying appropriate evaluation tools and instituting desirable changes.

C. Attitude that:
a. recognizes the essential worth of the individual through her interpersonal responses.
b. appreciates varieties in behaviour which may influence the care of the individual; and the family
c. shows commitment and respect to the role of nurse and to the nursing profession.
d. shows respect for the rights of his/her clients as individuals and groups.

Admision Requirements

A. Admission into Five-Year B.Sc. Nursing Science Programme:
Candidates may be considered for admission to Five-Year B.Sc. Nursing degree programme after passing UTME of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Post UME examination or any other examination as prescribed by the university at the required level, and provided they obtain a pass in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or National Examination Council (NECO) or its approved equivalent at Credit Level in at least Five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics; in not more than one sitting.
B. Admission into Four-Year (Direct Entry) B.Sc. Nursing Programme (Direct Entry):
(1) Candidates to be admitted into Four-Year B.Sc. Nursing Science Programme must have WAEC/NECO requirements as listed in ‘A’ above and as required by the university at one sitting.
(2) Candidates for admission to Four-Year B.Sc. Nursing programme by direct entry having been exempted from the First year (100 Level) Nursing courses are in the following categories:
A. Candidates who have satisfied the senior secondary school certificate for admission into this university (i.e., five credit passes as stated in ‘A’ above, and who in addition obtain passes in at least two science subjects including Biology/Zoology, Chemistry and Physics at the General Certificate of Education, Advanced Level or at any other equivalent examinations approved by the Senate of Havilla University, Nde, Ikom.
B. Candidates who are holders of the RN or RM Certificates/Diploma of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, or its equivalent as approved by the Senate of the Havilla University who have passed at the required credit level in the Senior School Certificate Examination of WAEC or NECO.
C. Candidates who have successfully completed a B.Sc. degree course in this or any other University, with a minimum of Second-class lower may be considered for admission into the B.Sc. Nursing degree of the University but must have passed at the required credit level in the Senior School Certificate Examination of WAEC or NECO as stated in (A).
D. Transfer from other Faculties of this or other Universities:
Candidates who have satisfied the condition in A (i) can transfer from a science-based programme in this university with a GPA of not less than 3.5 may be allowed into part II B.Sc. Nursing programme but must pass all the required courses for the B.Sc. Part I Programme.