The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its College of Nursing (NAFCON), Kaduna State, will soon commence National Diploma (ND) in Nursing Training.
This followed the approval granted by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to commence ND in Nursing Training.
A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, stated that the approval implied that NAFCON would terminate the three years of nursing training and switch to ND in General Nursing.
Gabkwet said that Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has included NAFCON in its 2022 brochure for candidates.
According to him, all candidates seeking admission into NAFCON for the 2021/2022 academic session will now go through the University Matriculation Examination conducted by JAMB to be eligible for admission into ND General Nursing.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NAF, in October 2019, inaugurated the NAF School of Medical Sciences and Aviation Medicine (NAFSMSAM) at the NAF Base, Kaduna State.
Gabkwet noted that the school, which had three colleges within its span of control, including NAFCON, was tasked with the initial training of nurses and medical technicians in the allied medical fields including pharmacy, medical laboratory and preventive health services.
Gabkwet added that the school also organised upgrading and refresher courses for various categories of NAF Medical Services personnel aimed at exposing them to global best practices in aviation medicine.(NAN)