Review of Nursing Education and Administration in Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto –Nigeria
Abstract:This study was carried out in other to review nursing education and its administration in Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria. The aim is to determine how nurses view the ever expected shift from hospital based nursing training to University nursing education. The transformation and the overall outcome of this change on the health sector and the clients. The research will be of great assistance to all cadres of nurses who wish to advance their career to the highest grade. A random sampling technique was employed in selecting respondents. A total number of 200 questionnaires were distributed and 191 were returned after filling by respondents. Based on educational level, 85% are diploma holders, while 15% (30) respondents are BNS holders. fig.4.1 shows that 95% are fully aware of university education. About 65% of respondents also argued that nurses could be good administrators. Based on the above findings, it was recommended that nurses should be encouraged to improve on their education so as to be able to face challenges facing the health sectors in the 21st century. Such challenges include advancement in medicine and nursing giving room to tele nursing and e-conferencing.
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