Lagos State Assembly passes law establishing College of Nursing


The bill to establish the Lagos State College of Nursing (Schools of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing) and other connected matters has been passed into law by the state House of Assembly.
     
According to the bill, the college is to provide courses of instruction, training and other facilities in health related issues and to make these facilities available on proper terms to eligible persons to benefit from them.

    
The law also stated that the college shall provide courses of instruction on Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health as the college may consider fit.“It shall conduct examination, award degree programmes, National Diploma, Certificates and Higher National Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery and other related courses to persons who have pursued instructions of study approved by the College and have fulfilled the set conditions for such award.
    
“Establish such departments, schools or other units of learning and research as may be required,” the law stated.The law also provided that the college would have a governing council that shall consist of the Chairman, the Director of Nursing, a representative each from the Ministry of Health, Education as well as Governing Board of Lagos State University College of Medicine amongst others.House speaker, Mudashiru Obasa directed the Clerk to pass it to the governor for his assent.



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