Nursing Science

Dr. Janet Ene-Peter

The Current Head of Department

Nursing Science

In 2010, the Senate of the University approved a proposal establishing a school of Medicine of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. In March 2015, the Rivers State Government gave approval for the establishment of the College of Medical Sciences in the University. It is envisaged that the College of Medical Sciences, 

Rivers State University (RISUCOM) will turn out to be one of the best in the country taking into consideration its advantageous position to avoid those obstacles encountered by earlier Colleges of Medicine in the country. In addition, the College will stand on the very strong science and technology foundation laid by the parent University.

The need to establish a Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Sc.) programme has always been the desire of the Rivers State Government. This is based on the directive by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria advising all the State Governments to endeavor to upgrade their current certificate programmes in Nursing to degree programmes.

Following submissions from numerous stakeholders especially the Rivers State branch of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, the Vice-Chancellor constituted a Joint Working Committee consisting of officials of both the Rivers State Government and the Rivers State University to facilitate the process for the establishment of a Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Sc.) programme in the University. A Curriculum (Working) Committee was subsequently established by the Vice-Chancellor to produce a draft curriculum for the proposed Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Sc.) degree programme. It was resolved that the programme be domiciled in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences to enable a hitch free startup of the programme. This working committee coopted a number of academics from the University of Port Harcourt. This curriculum is the result of the effort of the Working Committee approved for the programme by the Senate of the University.

Staff list in the Department

NameRankArea Of SpecializationEmail
Dr. Elizabeth Amini OkankwuLecturer
Dr. Janet Ene-PeterLecturer
Mrs. Mercy MgbereLecturer
Mrs. Tessy Agweru OnwukaLecturer
Mrs. Victoria WonodiLecturer
Ms. Jane Baridah KueLecturer
Mr. Udo OrukwuowoLecturer
Ms. Boma Iweriso GeorgeLecturer
Mrs. Nyemachi Choice AmadiLecturer
Mrs. Florence Uche OparanmaLecturer
Mrs. Robinson- Mbato, LegbosiLecturer
Mrs. Pepple, Biteegeregha GodfreyLecturer
Mrs. Onita AjumokeLecturer
Mrs. Okuku, Mary ObidiyaLecturer
Mrs. Nnenna Ali EmordiLecturer
Ms. Damiete Maxwell AmachreeLecturer
Mrs.Aleruchi Lenchi
Mrs. Onyema Chinemere (nee Uchendu)Lecturer
Mrs. Helen WamaAssistant Lecturerhelenwama44
Mrs.Azumah, Mercy KelechiAssistant
Professor Grace C. Robinson- BasseyProfessor
Prof. Folorunso Dipo OmisakinProfessor
Beatrice Nyeche SampsonSnr. Lecturer
Mrs.Abigail Ngowari HorsfallSnr. Lecturer
Mrs. Simon-Uriah, Patricia AtagwungClinical Instructor (Nursing)
Mrs. Biambo, GloryClinical Instructor (Nursing)
Ms. Idante, AyuwoClinical Instructor (Midwifery)
Mrs.Bernard, Sobarikor A.Clinical Instructor (Midwifery)
Ms. Onwukwe, Ndidi AleruchiClinical
Ms. Jaja, Florence Emmanuel.Clinical Instructor (Midwifery)
Ms. Otobo, Ngozi EvidenceClinical
Mrs. Kenanagha, Kuluma AdlinePreceptor
Mrs. Meze-Enyindah, Oziom N.Preceptor
Ms. Porokie, Bridget LebiaPreceptor
Ms. Atelibo, TonyePreceptor
Ms. Ajoku, Ann SolomonAdnin. Officer IIannsolomo9
Ms. Owabie, Osaruchi Sunny Adnin. Officer II


The duties and responsibilities of the department include but not limited to the under-listed:

  • To provide baccalaureate and graduate nursing education that meets standards of international best practices for nurses.
  • To offer liberal or general and professional education to be able to utilize psychological and physical factors in health promotion, health maintenance and health restoration.
  • To produce academically and professionally qualified nursing personnel that will promote and maintain standards that makes for a good public image of the nurse.


The department of nursing science has the HOD Nursing Science, lecturers, and clinical instructors, administrative staff and cleaners. The structure of the department of nursing science is outlined in Figure 1 below:


  • Lecturers



  • Clinical Instructors
  • Preceptors
  • Administrative Officers
  • Cleaners

General Nursing Programme


Public Health

Nursing Programme


  • Midwifery Programme


Departmental PG Coordinator

Chairman Admission Appointment and Promotion Committee

  • Chairman Curriculum Development and

Implementation Committee

  • Chairman Examination Officer and Time

Table Committee

  • Chairman N&MCN Indexing and Registration




  • Chairman Research and Education Committee
  • Chairman Clinical Committee
  • Chairman Liaison Committee
  • Chairman Accreditation Committee
  • Chairman Procedure Committee
  • Chairman Staff Welfare Committee
  • Student Affairs Officer
  • ChairmanDisciplinary Committee


The Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Sc.) curriculum is to produce well-rounded and well-grounded graduates in the Nursing Science, who can function at the highest levels in the areas of academics, industry, research and entrepreneurship; graduates who believe that man is a bio-psycho-social being and his needs are the focus of all nursing activities in his efforts at achieving a high level of wellness.

The curriculum aims to synthesize the theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, medical, biological, and social sciences, the humanities and other fields of endeavor to produce polyvalent nurse practitioners capable of utilizing the scientific knowledge and skills acquired in health promotion, maintenance and restoration in their immediate, national and international community. The nursing practitioner must also understand his/her role in health care policy as it relates to patient care and appreciation for health care needs especially from a global perspective.


  • Prepare the student nurse to think effectively, to communicate and to discriminate among values.
  • Produce polyvalent nurse practitioners, capable of performing nursing skills in a variety of settings, therapeutically assisting individuals, families and Communities with diverse back grounds and health problems to attain optimal health.
  • Prepare nurse-practitioners who are capable of relating the role of health services to the broader social system and who will be engaged in life- long and self-directed learning.
  • Produce scholarly nurses capable of pursuing post graduate studies in nursing.
  • Produce nurses who can initiate innovative changes in nursing education, practice and administration through research.
  • Produce competent nurse practitioners capable of providing evidence-based nursing care through the application of research findings.
  • Uphold the academic and professional standards as stipulated by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN).