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* Schools of Nursing / University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital 2017/2018 Admission Form on Sale by katty: July 15, 2017, 04:43:31 PM
This is to notify the public on the sales of forms for admission into the School of Nursing, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Ilorin Kwara State. The order of the entire admission process for this 2017/2018 session is as follows:
 1. Download application form from from 14th July to 31st August,2017 closing date by 4pm.
 2. METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR FORM: REMITA 7,500 payable to University Of Ilorin
Teaching Hospital, school complex revolving fund account.
 3. Requirements:
The prospective candidates should posses the following qualification : Five Credits, English
Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. WASC/NECO at not more than 2sittings.
Candidate must not be less than Eighteen years (18) of age.
Candidate must not have any criminal record.
 4. The Computer Based Testing (CBT) Entrance Examination holds:
On:  9th September, 2017
At:   COMSIT CENTER (CBT), University Of Ilorin Permanent Site, Ilorin
5. Oral interview date: 12th September, 2017.
6. RESUMPTION DATE: for successful Candidate in the CBT exam 9th October, 2017.
7. Submission/Closing Date:

Duly completed application forms to which passport photograph and credentials are attached should be forwarded to


University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital
P.M.B 1459 ILORIN.Kwara state

Not later than (6) weeks from the date of advertisement. Any application received after the closing date shall not be processed.


 Prospective candidates are advised to adhere strictly to the information on this advert and
application form. Any application received after the closing date shall not be processed

* Exams / Re: NMC CBT SAMPLE QUESTIONS by Maryteetee1: July 15, 2017, 02:36:12 PM
I passed my cbt exam thank God!
Please what did you read to prepare for the exam?
* Articles / Why it is Wrong to Privatise Basic Health Centres in Ondo State By Ayòmídé Joe by walex: July 15, 2017, 11:09:36 AM
I just stumbled across a discussion that the Ondo Sate Government has privatized Health centers. Here is a post by Ayòmídé Joe outlining why Health centres in Ondo State shouldn't be privatized.

The Ondo state government recently signed an agreement with a certain Rehoboth foundation to transfer ownership of its 364 basic health centres to them. The government stated that the basic health centres are ill equipped and poorly staffed, and this has necessitated a need to privatise them to offer better service delivery.

Health is a human right

The SDG 3 is aimed at ensuring healthcare for all and it is based on the concept of universal health coverage which is ensuring everyone can access the healthcare they need, when they need without financial risk.

Ondo state has made giant strides in healthcare over the past 8 years especially in the aspects of maternal and child mortality.
The health system has at its base 346 basic health centres spread across the state, this basic health centres are closest to the people and offer basic services for their healthcare needs, they have been beguiled by poor funding and poor human resource due to lack of attention by different administrations.

The present government recently signed an agreement with a certain Rehoboth foundation to transfer ownership of these basic health centres to them.

It is important to note that there is no reportage of this momentous decision by the government, no official notification to the citizens before such was embarked upon.

Public private partnerships have neen advocated as means of improving and ensuring health delivery in the face of dwindling government income, increasing demands and need to improve service quality, but it is also advocated everywhere that the primary unit of Health delivery must be publicly funded to remove inequity of access.

Here are my few concerns and observations on this move.

1. How and why was Rehoboth foundation chosen selected as the partner? What are the fine details
2. A research into Rehoboth foundation showed that they have no veritable health delivery expertise or experience, therefore handing over these public facilities to an organisation with no proven record in health delivery is not in the interest of the people
3. There isn’t any obvious transparency in the process of arriving at this very important decision, it is at best not done in the interest of the people as it seems.
4. The privatisation of such a significant health delivery vehicle in a state where over 90% are without health insurance will only worsen inequity. The basic facilities serve the poorest​ citizens, the base of pyramid people
5. In achieving UHC, healthcare must be public fund driven, that is what has happened in countries that have had successes towards UHC.
6. The government should improve funding to this primary health unit, while also creating an atmosphere for any interested private health investor to setup, and not handing over this important primary health unit for their private use.

In summary this privatisation of the basic health centres have not been done in the overall interests of the people of Ondo state and must be reversed immediately.

To improve on health access and healthcare delivery, the government must go the way of instituting state health insurance program, increase funding to health facilities closest to people, create an environment conducive to private investors, engage in PPP in health on some services and especially at the secondary and tertiary level.

* Travel Nursing / Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by Peculiar005: July 15, 2017, 07:47:22 AM
Thanks to those who are keeping the thread alive. Seems @Royalty isn't continuing with her application.

Here are few things you should know

1. On the cgfns issue, cgfns has 3 programs which are : cgfns evaluation (verification of your nursing education and credentials in Nigeria), cgfns certification (which involve verification of your nursing credentials plus cgfns exam) and visascreen (which you will need when applying for employer sponsorship)

2. Each state has different registration requirements some only cgfns evaluation report without English, some cgfns evaluation with English, some cgfns certification etc

3. Cgfns is not the only credential assessment or evaluation services accepted by Nursing boards in USA, there are others who are "faster" and cheaper. For instance cgfns evaluation service cost $350 while same service with ERES cost like $150.

4. Not all states require external credential evaluation services. For instance you don't need CGFNS if you are applying to the California nursing board.

Here are the basic steps you need to undergo when pursuing USA nurse registration (will create a separate thread later and expansiate on each).

1. Research the nursing board you want to apply to and check for their requirements. If you meet them then
2. Apply to cgfns/ERES etc for the required service (in case that is needed)
3. Apply to the nursing board
4. Meet the board other requirements like fingerprinting, background check, SSN etc
5. Apply to Pearson
6. If Texas like @Royalty is doing then you sit for jurisprudence online in the comfort of your room
7.  Receive ATT  and sit for NCLEX-RN
8. After passing apply for visascreen with cgfns (you need ielts with overall average score of  6.5 with 7 in the speaking component)
9. Look for employer (you can contact recruiting agencies)
10. Signed the necessary contract, attend visa interview and move with your family.

Note: The above is based on my research not on practical experience

* Travel Nursing / Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by desy24: July 15, 2017, 07:11:41 AM
Let's keep the information coming. This group has been on hold for a while now. This forum is our own, let's not starve it. Will be posting all my journey as time goes on
* Travel Nursing / Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by desy24: July 15, 2017, 07:07:26 AM
Good day thank u very much for this great exposition..pls can you let us know how you went about writing the Nursing jurisprudence exam,did you write the exam here in Nigeria? At what point did you register with Pearson view? You mentioned that you wrote the IELTS exams,I tot that was not compulsory in the Texas State board on Nursing. Thank you.
well the jurisprudence exam is an open book exam that can be done here, after you get ur ATT, u can apply to Pearson, u still need ielts to apply for VIsa screen. Although, Texas bon don't require it if you were lectured in English. The question was not directed to me but since I have knowledge abt it so I feel I shld answer
* Travel Nursing / Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by desy24: July 15, 2017, 07:02:57 AM
Pls do i need cgfns to write nclex .
Or can i jst apply fr nclex directly
you need cgfns to do your credentials evaluation. So its compulsory
* Travel Nursing / SAUDI COUNCIL PROBLEMS by problematic nurse: July 15, 2017, 12:09:09 AM
hello everyone! I hope you can help me with my problem.

I am currently applying on my NMC application and I have a problem regarding my Saudi Council datas. I cannot find my registration date. I already have a Certificate of good standing but it only stated " registered since 2016" with no specific date.

Anyone of you guys know how to check the registration date of saudi council?
* News / Osinbajo Extends 2017 N-Power Application | N-Power Device Delivery To Commence by Peculiar005: July 14, 2017, 06:34:36 PM
Today, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo SAN has extended the 2017 N-Power application by 2 weeks. The Application portal will now close on Thursday, July 27th, 2017.

The application portal is still open to ALL categories except N-Power TAX.

In 2016, the federal government undertook the largest post-tertiary recruitment exercise in Africa when it engaged 200, 000 young Nigerians in the N-Power volunteers Programme.

In partnership with with state Government, these 200,000 young Nigerians were deployed to public primary schools, primary healthcare centres and agriculture development project centres in all the Local Government Areas in Nigeria.

The Federal Government strategy uses the large volunteer workforce to address some of the perennial problems that beset the nation- unmanned classrooms due to low teacher to pupil ratio in public primary schools, high rate of preventable diseases, lack of scence and knowledge to bolster agriculture production.

This year, N-Power is recruiting an additional 300,000 to bring the total number to 500,000. The application has been seen well over 2.45 million applicants. The Acting President, while extending the two-week grace period assured that the selection process for the second batch will match as it will be characterized by transparency.

The hallmark of the N-Power process, as indeed all other national social investment prgrammes, has been run to be devoid of manipulation and undue influence to reach the common Nigerians who really need help.

Prof. Osinbajo also activated the delivery process for the N-Power Devices. The administration is using technology to drive the capacity building and skills development needs of the N-Power. Effective large-scale training for 500,000 young Nigerians would have been impossible without technology.

With the devices, the Federal Government is providing training on three (3) fronts. These are first to build capacity to undertake primary assignment, secondly to build capacity to make young people employable and thirdly to build capacity around skills to prepare them for more economic endeavors.

Also working with the Bank of Industry, the Federal Government has been able to stimulate demand for tablets and content produced by Nigerian Companies.

* Nursing Jobs / African Union Youth Volunteer Corps 2018: AU-YVC Application Opens for 2018 by Idowu Olabode: July 14, 2017, 06:10:02 PM
The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC), established in 2010, is a continental development program that promotes youth volunteerism in Africa. The program aims to deepen the status of young people as key actors in Africa's development targets and goals, enhancing their participation in policy development as well as design and implementation of relevant interventions towards the Africa Union’s Agenda 2063, ‘The Africa we want’. It brings people together to share skills, knowledge, creativity and learning to build a more integrated, prosperous and peaceful Continent driven by its citizens. The volunteering opportunities are intended to build professionalism and a sense of responsibility among the participants, thus enhancing their employability.

Young African professionals are recruited to serve for a period of 12 months as AU Volunteers in an AU Member State other than their own. The next intake of volunteers for deployment in 2018 will be from the 11th – 31st of July 2017.

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants have to meet the following criteria:

*Citizen of an AU Member State living on the continent or the Diaspora;
*Aged between 18 – 35 years;
*Have a post-secondary certified qualification(s) (TVET, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
*Available in 2018 to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work;
*Willing to live and work in another AU Member State;
*Is proficient in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese);
*Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.

Application Process (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

Before clicking the apply now button below, please note the following
1. You will need to fill in a form on the next page. This form will help us assess your suitability for the program. Kindly respect the stated word limit. You are advised to type your answers in a Word Processor (such as Microsoft Word) before pasting in the relevant fields.
2. You will also need to add in a motivation letter with a maximum of 750 words. This should be added under the 'Cover letter' text box. Please ensure that your motivation letter answers the following:

*Why you want to become an African Union Youth Volunteer?
*Why you believe you are the best candidate to be an African Union Youth Volunteer?
*What is your experience(s) (formal or informal) in youth civic engagement and participation, youth empowerment and/or promoting Pan-Africanism?
*How has your previous experience(s) prepared you to work in diverse teams and cultures?
*What change do you expect to see in yourself, the organization that you will be deployed in, and the community that you will be part of after your year of service?

3. Attach a copy of your CV
4. You will ALSO need to attach the following. Please merge these as one PDF document and attach that document. You might choose to use a service such as to do this.

*A copy of the identity page in your passport or national identity card
*Highest post-secondary certified qualification(s)
*Signed Letter of Recommendation verifying your volunteer experience(s)

5. Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, 31st July 2017 at Midnight GMT+3

Please note:

*Incomplete and late applications will not be considered
*Only shortlisted candidates will be notified
*Candidates who had applied in previous years are and still meet the eligibility criteria are encourage to re-apply

Recruitment Process & Key Dates

*1st August – eligibility Check;
*14th August: Successful applicants will be notified;
*September 2017: Pre-deployment training;
*2018: Deployment of trained volunteers.

Volunteer Entitlements:
For the successful candidates, the African Union Commission and its partners will cover the full costs of their pre-deployment training.

On deployment, African Union Youth Volunteers receive the following:

*Economy return air ticket from home town to place of deployment
*A modest monthly stipend
*Health insurance cover
*Separation allowance upon successful completion of twelve months service

More Information:
For more information/queries, please contact Ms Prudence Ngwenya (Head of Human Resources and Youth Development Division); or Mr Daniel Adugna (AU Youth Program Officer) on

To Apply click HERE
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