Message from the Dean
You are welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria. The Faculty was established recently, arising from the need to provide lifelong learning for health workers. The Faculty attempts to ensure that training emphasizes relevance, rather than just academic knowledge. The Faculty is intended to achieve two closely related objectives; one is to produce a broad range of health manpower that will serve the depressed and underserved rural and peri-urban communities in Nigeria, and the other is to design test programme models for health manpower development that would be replicable in various parts of the country, and hopefully in other countries of the world where health conditions are similar to those of Nigeria. –Prof. Shehu Usman Adamu
The Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree of the National Open University is a response to the need to enhance access to university education for many nurses in clinical practice who may not be able to leave their job for higher-level education despite the professional demand for such. The aim of the programme is to advance the education of nurses for modern-day nursing practice, for higher-level performance and capacity for projection into the future as the graduates function to meet health promotion and healthcare needs of individuals along the life span within a family framework and with motivation for self-directed learning and professional growth.
Public health is “the science and art of preventing disease”, prolonging life and improving quality of life through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, communities and individuals by focusing on improving and protecting health and well-being, with an emphasis on prevention with reference to society at large.
Our aim is to train, retrain and produce graduates with broad scientific and professional knowledge; based on a sound understanding of public health care issues as practised in the country and globally to ensure effective qualitative health services.
Environmental Health Science
The Global Environmental changes especially with the advent of the Corona Virus pandemic has made Environmental Health Science one of the most exciting and relevant area of study today. Our mission is to train Environmental Health Professionals attuned to the pursuit of sustainable development for a clean and healthy environs that will enhance the quality of life for national and international communities.