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University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Admission for Masters and PhD in Nursing by Idowu Olabode : August 12, 2016, 07:04:54 PM
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka offers full-time/part-time programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctorate degrees in various Faculties and in the areas specified under each Department/Institute/Centre as follows:
 
FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY


M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes
* Department of Nursing Sciences
Maternal & Child Health Nursing;
Medical Surgical Nursing;
Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing;
Nursing Administration & Management; and
Nursing Education.

1. General Entry Qualifications for Postgraduate Programmes


i. Candidates for admission into any postgraduate programme of the University must have obtained 5 credits in WASC or GCE or NECO including English Language. Candidates shall also possess the minimum entry requirements for admission into the first degree and Postgraduate programmes in their areas of interest for postgraduate studies.
ii. Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who possess the above qualifications are eligible to apply.

Master’s Degree Programme 

The following shall qualify for Master’s Degree admission:
(i) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized universities who have obtained the Bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines with at least a second class honours with not less than 2.50 GPA;
(ii) Candidates with relevant Postgraduate Diplomas from the University of Nigeria or any other recognized university with at least credit level passes with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 3.0 on 4-point scale;
(iii) Candidates whose first degrees are unclassified but have scores of 50% or above;
(iv) For M.Ed. degree programmes, candidates with at least a good second class single honours degree in teaching subjects plus at least a merit level pass at Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or those who hold a third class honours degree in teaching subjects plus Postgraduate Diploma in Education passed at credit level or above;
(v) For MPA degree programme, candidates should, in addition to (i) and (ii) above, be serving administrative/managerial staff in the Public or Private sector with a at least two years post-qualification cognate experience;
(vi) Holders of professional Fellowship qualifications such a FIMLT, FNILT, NIPR, or their equivalents obtained through examination. However, candidates with the professional certificates listed above must have worked as Senior Technologist(s) or in equivalent position(s) for at least three years;
(vii) For MPH degree programme, candidates should in addition to (i) above, have at least three years relevant post qualification experience or at least a Second Class Honours degree in Nursing Sciences, Sociology and Social Work, Psychology, Medical Mircobiology, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Health Education, Pharmacy, DVM, MBBS and BDS. For MPH Degree Programe, the Department will screen the candidates further and base their recommendation on such screening result.
(viii) Candidates who hold qualifications other than those listed above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University of Nigeria.

Master’s/Ph.D. Degree Programme


(i) A candidate with first class honours from a recognized University may be admitted into a Master’s/Ph.D. programme in his/her discipline.
(ii) A candidate with Master’s degree from a recognized University with a GPA of 3.50 on 5-point scale or 3.00 on 4-point scale shall qualify for the Master’s/Ph.D in a related area.
Any candidate who is not qualified for Ph.D. programme on account of low GPA is still not qualified for admission into Master’s/Ph.D. programme.
 
2. Registration

Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s and Doctorate degree programme, candidates are considered for admission once in a session. Regular students to are register their postgraduate courses within four weeks from the commencement of the session. Candidates admitted for sandwich programmes are required to register not later than two weeks from the commencement of the sandwich session.
 
3. Method of Application

Application Forms can be obtained ONLINE on payment of a non-refundable fee of N25,000.00 (Twenty five thousand naira only) made payable to “The University of Nigeria Postgraduate Application Fees Account at any bank within the country using the Remitaplatform.
Applicants should log on to www.unn.edu.ng and follow the procedures stated below:
   * Click on UNN Portal or through this link unnportal.unn.edu.ng.
   * Click on PG Application form to generate invoice for payment.
   * Use your phone number to generate the invoice. You are advised to use a functional number to enable us reach you for the admission screening test.
   * Proceed to any Bank with Remita platform for payment.
   * Return to the UNN Portal with your payment confirmation pin from the Bank and follow the procedure for completing the form.
 

4. Referee Reports

Candidates should download 3 copies of the referee report (D1) forms after completing preliminary and personal details online. Some details on the form would be inserted automatically with the information provided by the candidate online while the remaining information should be completed by the referee manually and returned to the candidate who will enclose it in sealed envelope for submission to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies or to the Principal Assistant Registrar, School of Postgraduate Studies Unit, Enugu Campus for all Enugu Campus based postgraduate programmes. Please note that applications will not be processed unless the referees reports are available.
 
5. Transcripts

Candidates should download transcript request form (D2) also provided online, and submit same to their former Universities/Institutions to forward, with a copy of their Academic transcript(s), to “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka” to reach him/her not later than September 05, 2016. Candidates whose transcripts are not received on or before the deadline by the School will not have their application forms processed.
 
6. Submission of Application Forms

Most information required would be completed online. However, a copy of the online completed application form should be downloaded and printed. The printed application form with the relevant documents as listed below should be posted or delivered to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, for Nsukka based faculties. Candidates for Enugu based faculties are to submit their application forms by post or deliver them to: The PAR, School of Postgraduate Unit, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. For ease of reference, Enugu based faculties are: Business Administration; Environmental Studies; Law; Health Sciences & Technology; Medical Sciences; Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Centre for Environmental Management & Control (CEMAC) and Institute of Public Health . Candidates are advised to ensure that the following documents are enclosed in the file:

(a) NYSC Certificates (Discharge or Exemption or exclusion Certificate). Note that to whom it may concern shall not be accepted.
(b) Two copies of the Application Summary Form (D3) available online should be downloaded & printed:
(i) One copy of the printed Summary Form (D3) should be glued very neatly (NOT STAPLED) on a brown 10” X 15” envelope;
(ii) The second copy of the printed Summary Form (D3) should be glued very neatly (NOT STAPLED) on a white 9” X 13” file Jacket;
(c) All accompanying documents should be placed in the file Jacket, specified in (b.ii) and the File Jacket should be placed in brown envelope specified in (b.i) above.
 
All documents must fit into the 10” X 15” envelope to be addressed and delivered to or sent by courier to “Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka”, or to the Principal Assistant Registrar, School of Postgraduate Studies Unit, Enugu Campus for Enugu Campus-based postgraduate programme.
 
7. Closing Date:

Application starts from the date of this publication and closes on September 08, 2016.
 
** IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS**

1. All applicants will undergo computer based postgraduate admission screening test.
2. Check out for information on screening processes via the UNN Website www.unn.edu.ng from Monday, August 15, June, 2016, for further necessary action.
3. Dates for the Screening Test will be communicated to candidates at least one week before the test.
4. Note: For Ph.D degree programme, a candidate must obtain at least an acceptance letter from a journal certified by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka as a condition for graduation.
 
Signed:
T. Ugwueze,
Deputy Registrar/Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies
University of Nigeria, Nsukka

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