Millennium College of Nursing Sciences, Awka, Spearheading Advancements in Nursing Education

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By Chinaza Osigwe, Awka

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Awka, Millennium College of Nursing Sciences has swiftly risen to prominence as a bastion of excellence within the nursing education landscape. Since its establishment in June 2022, the institution has orchestrated a symphony of achievements, driven by a steadfast commitment to innovation, dedication, and the pursuit of academic excellence.

Under the adept stewardship of Mrs. Chisom C. Ezulike, the current provost, Millennium College of Nursing Sciences has charted a trajectory of rapid expansion and acclaim. Despite it’s fledgling status, the institution secured accreditation for 75 student places, a testament to its unwavering dedication to quality education and infrastructure development.

From meticulously curated lecture halls to cutting-edge ICT facilities and immersive demonstration spaces, Millennium College of Nursing Sciences provides its students with an unparalleled learning environment. This dedication to excellence has yielded tangible results, with students consistently achieving outstanding academic performance, boasting a commendable 100% pass rate in both mid-introductory and first-semester year one examinations.

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Trailblazing in educational methodologies, the institution made history in the Eastern region by embracing Computer Based Training (CBT) for entrance examinations and Preliminary Training Sessions (PTS). This forward-thinking approach garnered praise from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), solidifying Millennium College of Nursing Sciences’ reputation as an innovator in nursing education.

Through strategic collaborations with esteemed healthcare establishments such as Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital and various Health Centers in Awka South LGA, the institution ensures its students receive comprehensive clinical exposure, equipping them with the practical skills and confidence necessary for success in their future careers.

The institution’s meteoric rise has not gone unnoticed, with a surge in demand from prospective students eager to partake in its pioneering programs. Responding to this heightened interest, Millennium College of Nursing Sciences recently obtained resource verification for its Nursing Department and full accreditation for its Midwifery Department from the NMCN.

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In celebration of this significant milestone, the NMCN has expanded the quota for the Nursing Department from 75 to 120 and for the Midwifery Department to 100, underscoring the institution’s unwavering commitment to excellence and meeting the evolving demands of the healthcare sector.

As Mrs. Chisom C. Ezulike reflects on the institution’s journey thus far, she acknowledges the collective efforts of the faculty, staff, and students, emphasizing their shared commitment to excellence and innovation as the bedrock of Millennium College of Nursing Sciences. She is grateful to the Visitor to the College, His Grace ,Most Reverend Alexander Chibuzo Ibezim, PhD, JP, Archbishop ,Province of the Niger and Bishop Awka Diocese.

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In just two years, Millennium College of Nursing Sciences has not only elevated the standards of nursing education but has emerged as a trailblazer, shaping the future of healthcare professionals and reaffirming its status as a preeminent leader in the field.

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