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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE

The Institution, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan, was first established in 1977 by the then Kaduna State Government, as School of Midwifery, Kafanchan. The sole aim then was to address the problem of shortage of middle level manpower in the Health sector through the training of Midwives. Thus, the school dedicated itself to the training of qualified Midwives for the Health sector of the economy.

In 1987, following the creation of Katsina State out of former Kaduna State, the Kaduna State Government saw the need to have its own School of Nursing. The Government then applied to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, the regulatory body that controls standards of Nursing and Midwifery training in the country, for the establishment of a School of Nursing at the site of the already existing School of Midwifery, Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

In May 1989, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria gave a provisional approval for establishment of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan. In 1990, the School was upgraded to a full-fledged College of Nursing and Midwifery, the first of its kind in the Northern part of the country.

LAW ESTABLISHING THE COLLEGE

The College was established by Kaduna State Government, under a law No. KDS No. 2 of 1999 – Kaduna State School of Nursing and Midwifery Edict, 1998. This law is undergoing review.

Mission

The Mission of the college is to up-hold, promote and maintain the ethics and standards of Nursing Education and Practice in the context of the Nigerian society.

Vision

To produce Highly Trained, Disciplined Nurses and Midwives that will meet the health needs of the society.

Objectives

  • 1To provide courses of study, training and research in General Nursing and Midwifery leading to attainment of the National Certificates of Nursing (R.N.) and Midwifery (R.M.) or any other course of study as may be determined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • 2To provide avenue for continuing Education in Nursing and Midwifery.
  • 3To provide avenue for Nursing and Midwifery curriculum development.
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