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Brief History Of Perioperative Nursing School

Perioperative Nursing School, University College Hospital, Ibadan is one of the seven perioperative Nursing Schools in Nigeria.The school was established as a result of the need for specialties require of certain skills which must be dveloped from a particular set of knowledge, ability, attitude and values. Approval was given by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to the management and formal instructions commenced on 11th of June, 1990.
The School admits students from all the thirty six (36) states of the federation, including Abuja. Since inception, the school has trained several perioperative Nurses who are managers in various operating rooms in the nation and abroad.The course is a twelve month calendar programme from mid November of a year to the Next November and it runs in semesters.Ever since the establishment, the school has recorded tremendous progress in the fulfillment of the set objectives.

Aim of the Programme

To prepare professional nurses who are competent and highly versatile knowledge and attitude values required for perioperative nursing practice in health care institutions that will enable them cope with surgical intervention in the served and underserved areas of the community from the moment the decision for surgery is taken until discharge from the perioperative environment.

Philosophy of the Programme

The philosophy of this educational Programme is based on the following beliefs:

Man is an evolving Being: what he becomes collectively is the result of his living experience

Nursing is a science which derives a large portion of its knowledge based from the natural and social sciences from the humanities. It integrates and applies those principles through the nursing process which forms the focal point nursing activities.

Nursing is also an art, based on the creative application of knowledge, skills and interpersonal competencies, the ultimate goal of which is to provide efficient and effective patient care.

The practice of nursing is directed towards the patient who as a bio psychosocial being responds to internal and external phenomena. Perioperative nursing respond by providing safe environment of collaborative team work with other professional of the health team to promote health, prevent illness, assist in curing diseases or help the patient attain a peaceful death.

The perioperative Nurse will continually develop his/her knowledge, skills attitudes and values through continuing education since learning is a long life process.

Presently, the school has gone beyond the original conception of its founders.

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Our Team

Mrs. OLAMUYIWA Olapeju
Present Appointment:The School Coordinator


Mrs. OLALEYE-MARTINS Abiola Oyerinbi
Present Appointment: Assistant Chief Nurse Tutor


Mr.ADESOPE, Olugbade Adelere
Present Appointment: Chief Nurse Tutor


Mrs. KOLAWOLE, Ifeoluwapo Oluwafunke
Present Appointment: Principal Nurse Educator

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