Brief History of The Department

The plan to start with the department was set in motion by the then-provost of the college, Professor Kehinde S. Oluwadiya, who made personal contacts with people of reference. The department was established on May 2, 2017 with three academic staff, namely the late Mrs. C. O. Adeleye, Dr. Mrs. O. C. Ogidan, and Mrs. R. O. Oke.  The National Universities Commission (NUC) resource verification team visited on the same day for an on-the-spot assessment of resources for a final decision on approval. 

The NUC verified and gave approval for the establishment of the Department of Nursing Science. The first set of students were admitted to the 100 level in the year 2019. Subsequently, in 2021, the university management invited the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) to the department for an advisory visit. The team gave some recommendations to the council and gave the department an admission quota of 50 candidates.

The management of the university strengthened its efforts by improving the facilities for the department and employing competent lecturers, clinical instructors, and other members of staff. The NUC Accreditation Team visited in October 2023, and the university is hopeful that the result will lead to full accreditation of the program.

Heads of Department from Inception

August, 2017 – January, 2019               Late Mrs. C.O. Adeleye

Feburary, 2019-November, 2019           Prof. B.R. Fajemilehin

December, 2019- July, 2021                  Dr. (Mrs.) O.C. Ogidan

August 2021-October, 2022                  Mrs. R.O. Oke

November ,2022 till date                       Dr. (Mrs.) O.C. Ogidan

Currently, there are 4 sets of students covering from 100 to 400 levels. The Department of Nursing Science has eight (8) academic staff and one clinical instructor. Also, there is one laboratory technician overseeing the laboratories and two (3) administrative staff (1 principal data processing officer and 1 clerical staff).


List of Staff members







Dr. (Mrs.) O. C. Ogidan

Senior Lecturer

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Mrs. M.A. Gbenga-Epebinu

Lecturer II

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Mrs. R.O. Olofinbiyi

Lecturer II

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Mr. S.B. Borode

Lecturer II

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Mrs. T. O. Ayedun

Lecturer II

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Mrs O.A. Gentry

Lecturer II

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Mrs. F.T. Ojo

Lecturer II

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Miss A. Adelani

Lecturer II

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Mrs. D. A. Odiru

Clinical Instructor

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Miss O. J. Atoiki        

Laboratory Technician

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Mrs. O.R. Odoson

Principal Data Processing Officer I

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Mr.  A.M. Oluwayose

Higher Executive Officer

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Mrs. E.B. Abe

Senior Office Assistant

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Our Philosophy

The object of the belief of the Ekiti State University is to produce scientific nursing graduates who are integrity-driven, creative, and have innovative skills, utilizing a health for wealth approach to build and sustain a better Nigeria and a better world. The ultimate purpose of the program is the advancement of public welfare and culture through wider and deeper knowledge, finer skills, and a broader appreciation of human values and African cultural heritage. Hence, our nursing program aims to achieve better health for individuals, families, and communities. This will be achieved through an established, outstanding academic approach that is student-centered and problem-solving with integrated learning and community-based educational orientation and services.

The Objectives and Mission Statement

The objectives of the academic program in nursing are to:

  1. Integrate concepts and principles from the biological, social, physical, and nursing sciences in the provision of comprehensive nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities along the health-illness continuum.
  2. Produce competent, professional-skilled nurses with a sound academic background.
  3. Provide optimally trained personnel who can organize supportive services in health care delivery and provide necessary leadership.
  4. Produce individuals who will be instrumental to the advancement of knowledge, generation of ideas, and self-directed practices in the field of nursing.
  5. Integrate the science and art of the profession with the other models of care in clinical practice.
  6. Equip nurses to appreciate the philosophy of nursing in its broadest sense and its applications at family, community, national, and international levels.
  7. Train manpower that, among other abilities, has professional qualifications and skills that equip them for senior positions in the health care field.

Mission Statement of the Department

To produce quality professional graduate nurses who are knowledgeable, proficient, and able to demonstrate clinical competence in all areas of nursing practice for individuals, families, and communities. On the international scene, her products will also be rated highly on a standard continuum scale and adjudged as employable.

General Services and Academic Programs

The academic programs and institutional activities of the department are facilitated through tutorials, benchwork, clinical experiences, and laboratories for the award of Bachelor of nursing science degrees.  The running and management of the Department depend on the following organs and administrative structure:

The Head of Department and Chairman of the Departmental Board

The Department Board consists of the Head of Department as Chairman, one representative from each of the other departments in the faculty, and all lecturers of the department

The department also sets up various committees to assist the head of department, such as the Academic Staff Review. Non-Teaching Staff Review, Admission Matters, Examinations Matters, Clinical team, Research Fund Management, Journal and Handbook Publication. Departmental Week, seminars, and other statutory and special matters.