BRIEF HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE SCHOOL

School of Nursing Ado Ekiti was established at its present site in 1976 by the then Ondo State government. The school existed for 10 years before it was merged with the school of nursing, Akure in 1986. The site laid waste for a long time before the then Ondo State University Ado Ekiti (OSUA) took it over for its institute of education running for its sandwich programme.

At the creation of Ekiti State In October 1996, the government of OtunbaAdeniyi Adebayo provided the essentials required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) for the schools establishment. The present School of Nursing got the NMCN approval for the establishment on the 27th day of April, 2001. The schooltook off at the present sitewith initial admission of ten (10) Post Basic Students on 2ndJuly, 2001 and five lecturers including the Principal, Chief (Mrs) M.M Oloro on the 4thof November 2002, thirty (30) basic student nurses were admitted into the school with subsequent gradual increase in the number of the schools staff, both academic and non-academic.

Currently, the school was ceded to the Management ofEkitiState University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti to become part of the Teaching Hospital on July, 31st 2011 during the tenure of Dr. KayodeFayemi as the Governor of the State. The current principal of the school is Mrs T.O Bamigboye with about forty-four teaching and non-teaching staff

PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL

The educational programme of the school is based on the National philosophy of Nursing Education, which emphasized the essential purpose of nursing as achieving better health for the individual and the community. The school is designed to assist students to acquire principles, values, knowledge, skills and attitudes that are fundamental to the professional practice of Nursing, their social and personal well being and that of the community.

The school believes in the broad concepts of Nursing that deals with the physical, psychological and social needs of the clients and in the respect for the dignity and worth of every human being.