Brief History of the Department of Nursing Science
The Bachelor of Nursing Sciences degree requires the systematic acquisition of knowledge in the arts and sciences that will enable the individual develop a liberal education essential for professional Nursing practice. It forms the logical progression of an academic career in Nursing for the products of the 6-3-3-4 systems of education and the basic for postgraduate studies in Nursing as opposed to other area such as population studies, biological sciences and clinical psychology. The generic programme in the discipline of Nursing is professional as well as academic. It ensures that men and women who are genuinely interested in the profession from youth are able to pursue an academic career like their counterparts in other disciplines. The study of theoretical models for nursing practice serve as the basis for the provision of Nursing care to individuals, families, groups and communities.
The development of critical thinking skills through the study of Nursing theory, social and natural sciences and research, enables the individual function at a professional level for the provision of nursing care in primary, secondary and tertiary.
The profession endorses the Alma Ata declaration, which states that primary health care is the key to the attainment of health for all by the year 2000 A.D. and beyond.