Gerards catholic Hospital School of Nursing, hereby informs all interested applicants to apply for the 2022/2023 admission. Application forms can be obtained from the Academic Registry on the payment of a non-refundable fee of N7,500 for Basic Nursing & N8,500 for Post Basic Midwifery through the school Remitta platform.
The following documents must be attached to all duly completed forms:
- Two recent passports size photograph
- Photocopy of receipt of purchase of the form
- Photocopies of certificates
- Local Government indigene Certificate and Declaration of Age/Birth Certificate
Gerards catholic Hospital School of Nursing School admits candidates for two different programs yearly. The 3-year basic nursing program which starts in September is meant for secondary school leavers, while the 3 Years post basic nursing program which commences in March is also meant for ECC. School leavers.
Application forms are advertised for and purchased at a prescribed fee and candidates who fulfill the nursing and midwifery council entry requirements are invited for an entrance examination and oral interview for those who pass the entrance examination which is organized and conducted by the MOH Department, Nursing.
Candidates who score the desired entry points from the aforementioned assessments are selected for admission into the program(s).
Admission Procedure Gerards catholic Hospital School of Nursing
The basic general nurse training is a general course open to young males and females of not less than 17 years of age at the time of admission (September)
(a) basic nursing and basic midwifery
Holders of WASC or its equivalent with at least 5 credits passes including English, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology at not more than 2 sittings. WASC, G.C.E or NECO results should not exceed 10years from the date of sitting for the examination.
Other entry requirements for admission include certain categories of persons authorized by the nursing & midwifery council of Nigeria to spend a specified length of time in an approved training school in Nigeria before registration (foreign graduate nurses).
Period of Intake Gerards catholic Hospital School of Nursing
Intake into the basic nursing training program is September of every year and March for the basic Midwifery program. Entrance examination is as follows; June for basic nursing and December for post basic. Successful candidates go through oral interview at dates fixed by the appropriate panel set up for this purpose.
Duration of the Course
(a) For basic nursing program, the successful candidates undergo three years of training. The same with Basic Midwifery.
(b) Other categories are as recommended by the nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria.
Students are self-sponsored but state Indigene are given monthly allowance to students on the basic nursing program. The stipend will automatically cease after the release of the N&MCN professional examination results or if after the student had stayed for three and half years in school for whatever reason or if for any reason, the student discontinues the program with the school.
Verification of Result
All the results presented by students on admission will be verified on admission by the school and any student found to possess forged or unauthenticated result will be expelled.
Registration and School Fees
Registration of new students usually last for a month from the day of resumption. On the first day of registration students are expected to show evidence of payment of school fees as stipulated on the admission letter. When collecting admission letters students are made to sign an undertaking which will be placed in their personal files as well as present the originals of their credentials. Students are expected to make other payments which include; uniform, record of training booklet, examination and stationeries, handbook, harmonized code of ethics for nurses in Nigeria etc. No student will be registered without the full payment of fees. Payment of school fees at a later date by students or sponsors will under no circumstances be entertained. Students are strongly advised to receive all fees from their sponsors before the registration days expire as defaulters will be ejected at the expiration of the last day of the exercise. No students will be registered with any information different from the one he/she gained admission with, unless substantial evidence has been forwarded to and approved by the principal.
All students are required to complete the forms given to them. The approved training regulations and hostel regulation forms must be thoroughly read and understood and students must append their signature indicating their acceptance of all the contents therein. A compulsory medical fitness examination must be carried out in government approved health institution on each student. The result must be submitted to the school and it must also come along with a medical fitness certificate and chest X-ray film. An orientation program is organized by the 2nd week of the registration process. It lasts for one week and all students (new) are expected to attend compulsorily. During the orientation exercise, the principal introduces formally the teaching staff and other key officers to the new students; for the purpose of familiarization and offer advices to be of good behavior. Note that subsequent payment of school fees is made during the course of the training; basic student nurses in the month of November annually.
Requirements for Registration
- Birth certificate/declaration of age (original)
- WAEC/NECO certificate (original)
- Testimonial for 6 years (original)
- Admission letter (original)
- Indigenization certificate (original)
- Photocopy of all credentials
- 4 passport photographs