Kwara State School of Nursing And Midwifery

Built for performance at the Kwara State College of Nursing, we are committed to creating a rich scholarly community that supports the advancement of both nursing as a field and the community’s individual members. With researchers constructing new knowledge, educators training the next generation of nurse leaders, and students honing their skills to become expert nurse practitioners, our School is alive with the energy and passion that all of these individuals pour into their pursuits. We are excited to share the School’s collective expertise and passion with visitors and prospective community members and so we have provided the information below as a gateway to everything you need to know about the Kwara State School of Nursing.

globeMission: The School of Nursing subscribes to Education, Research, and Service. The primary mission of the School of Nursing is to improve the health and well being of society through the impact of our research and by educating nurses for leadership in academic and practice roles. The School achieves its mission by building a community that draws its intellectual strength from the rich diversity of people.The School of Nursing advances the science of our field as well as contributes to general knowledge development. The faculty and students engage in service activities that benefit our communities and that advance the profession of nursing. The School’s faculty practices are part of our service mission and are aligned with interdisciplinary partners and institutions that provide for integration of our research, education and practice activity. The School’s faculty practices are demonstrations for innovations in methods and set high standards for excellence

Vision: Lead the nation and influence the world through the impact of our research, educational programs and practice innovations on health.

Philosophy: A philosophy of nursing contains three essential elements: beliefs about the central phenomena of the discipline, mechanisms by which phenomena can be known or addressed, and values of the discipline. Taken together, these three elements guide the education, research, and practice of the School’s students and faculty.

Values of the Discipline: Nurses are committed to the belief that every individual has the right to safe, satisfying health care that is based upon respect for human dignity and cultural variation. Professional nurses use decision-making and independent judgment consonant with responsible and accountable practice and based on multiple ways of knowing.
The Birth of Kwara State College of Nursing and Midwifery Ilorin

The birth of College of Nursing and Midwifery came into being in the year 2006 with relevant edict processed and debated by the Kwara State of house of assembly before finally accented to by HIS EXCELLENCY, DR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, the then Executive Governor of Kwara State. Part 1, paragraph 2 of the edict states that “there is established for the state, a College to be known as the Kwara State College of Nursing and Midwifery (“in law referred to as the College”) on quote. .


The School of Midwifery, Ilorin, was established by the government of Northern region to train grade II Midwives in 1933. In 1965, the school was upgraded and to train Grade 1 Midwives. In 1970, the training of basic students for 2 1/2 years commenced at the same time the Post Basic training for Registered Nurses started. In 1979, the school was approved as an examination centre by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. In 1988, the school was chosen as one of the 6 pilot Midwifery schools to try the new curriculum for Post Basic students. From the above, the categories of student receiving training from the institution were: Direct Entry or Basic Students and Post Basic Students. However the school now offers Post Basic Midwifery programme only bases on the approval of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.


The school was established by Kwara State government in May, 1973 with the sole aim of providing professional manpower needed to man Health institutions in Kwara State and beyond. The first set of 24 students graduated in may 1977 and up to date, the school has produced over 5000 Professional Nurses serving not only in Kwara State and other states of the federation but even in the Diaspora. The Kwara State School of Nursing is outstanding among other schools of Nursing in the federation based on the quality of its products and the physical and manpower facilities there in.
The college is located in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State within old General Hospital wing of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital and directly opposite Queen Elizabeth School, Ilorin. It occupies the right side of the complex on entering the main gate of the Hospital. Ilorin is the capital city of Kwara State and has basic amenities which encourage peaceful and comfortable co-existence.
The College of Nursing and midwifery is committed to serving the profession of nursing and society and to improving the health of the people of Kwara, our nation and the world. This is accomplished by a faculty that responds to economic and social mandates.
To provide a base for innovative education and research initiatives as well as facilitating the clinical capabilities of faculty, the School of Nursing sponsors and supports nurse managed services that are interdisciplinary in nature and serve diverse populations. Faculty directs health care services – including nurse-managed services – and consults with health care systems, educational agencies and participates in continuing education activities.
The Kwara State School of Nursing strives for excellence, offering innovative, high quality academic programs. By setting standards of intellectual rigor, a distinguished faculty provides leadership to the state and nation. The School of Nursing prepares nurses at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral levels who are capable of making significant contributions in meeting changing health needs. The School of Nursing utilizes educational models of clinical practice that address compelling societal needs related to health and illness.Undergraduate study is designed to prepare nursing students to contribute to the health of individuals, families, groups, and communities through nursing science. The baccalaureate program is grounded upon a liberal education and prepares nurses with the general knowledge base and abilities necessary to function effectively in a variety of nursing careers. Graduate study is designed to prepare scholarly, specialized nurses capable of assuming leadership responsibilities within both disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts. Inherent in this learning process is the development of an understanding of scientific inquiry methods and research competencies. The master’s program prepares advanced practice nurses who assume roles in practice, teaching, management, and research in current and emerging health care systems. The doctoral and postdoctoral programs prepare nurse researchers to assume leadership roles in developing the empirical and theoretical bases of nursing practice, nursing science, and health policy.