Saturday, 3 February 2018

Top 10 School Of Nursing In Nigeria 

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Nurses play a very important role in a hospital, as a matter of fact
some nurses are even much more experienced than some doctors when it comes to taking care of sick patients.


Choosing to be a nurse is one of the profitable professions in Nigeria,as you can hardly see any qualified nurse without a job in Nigeria. However there are some certain facts that you should know about the nursing profession in Nigeria.
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There is an institution or rather a body that is responsible for regulating the activities of the nursing profession in Nigeria which is called the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).

If your intention is to enroll to study Nursing in any Nigerian institution,these are the requirements:

(WAEC or it's equivalent) 5 credits including English Language and either Physics, chemistry or biology at not more than 2 sittings. To be a registered nurse in Nigeria you basically have to options:

1st Option: Attend a nursing school (3 yrs) - Sit for an exam conducted by the Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria, in order to be a registered nurse(RN).

2nd Option: Attend a 5 years nursing course in any accredited Nigerian university upon graduation (BSc.nursing) you will sit for external exams conducted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) & the West Africa Health Examination Board (WAHEB).Successful candidates will become a registered Nurses.
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Nursing students can also specialize just like medical students,specialist career opportunities in Nursing include:

  • General Nursing
  • Psychiatric nursing
  • Pen operative nursing
  • Public health nursing
  • Orthopedic nursing
  • Pediatric nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Anesthetic nurse Etc

It's imperative that you attend a good nursing school in Nigeria,in other to be well trained.
Listed below are some of the best Nursing schools in Nigeria,their contact details and estimated tuition fees.


Top 10 School Of Nursing In Nigeria

1. University of Nigeria School of Nursing

The University of Nigeria School of Nursing is one of the best school of nursing in Nigeria. UNN school of nursing department offers a 5 year Bsc. Nursing programme,with all the best facilities to facilitate the learning process.
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2. School Of Nursing,Joint Hospital Mbano

The school of Nursing, Joint Hospital Mbano is rated as one of the best nursing schools in Nigeria.
The nursing institution was founded by the former and first governor of Imo State Late Sam.O. Mbakwe.
The institution takes pride in training sound and efficient nurses. 

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Admission is through an examination and an oral interview. The school runs a three year nursing program. 

3. School of Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)

The school of Nursing Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH) is rated as one of the best nursing school in Nigeria,it's vision statement is ''to produce professional nurses who will fit into the overall vision of the hospital for efficient patient care both nationally and internationally''. The school offer courses based on the Nursing council curriculum, and also have adequate learning facilities.

The School of Nursing Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba offers a 3 years program.

4. Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital School Of Nursing

The Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital School Of Nursing is among the top ranking nursing schools in Nigeria.

The mission of the school is to promote excellence in clinical, and community based Nursing practice and research. The school is located in Illesa road Ile-ife, Osun state.

5. Ahmado Bello University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing

The Ahmado Bello University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing is rated as one of the good nursing schools in Nigeria.
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The nursing school offers a 3 year basic general nursing training to suitable candidates of not less than 18 years and not more than 26 years of age.Admission is through entrance examination and  interview afterwards. The school is located in Zaria,Kaduna state. 

6. ECWA School of Nursing, Egbe

ECWA School of Nursing is a highly rated religious and christian school of nursing located in Nigeria. The mission of the nursing institution is ''to train Christians who are highly respected, disciplined, dedicated, and who will be able to serve in different parts of Nigeria and beyond, in government and private establishments to promote quality nursing through nursing education and research''.




The nursing institution is located in Egbe, Kogi State,and offers a 3 years nursing program.

7. Mater School Of Nursing

The Mater School Of Nursing is owned by the  catholic archdiocese of Abakaliki and managed by the Mater Misericordiae Hospital.

The hospital was supposedly founded by St Patrick missionaries to help tackle health problems around the country.

The main objective of the nursing programme ''is to produce nurses that can harness their cognitive, affective, and 
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psychomotor domains to function effectively within the nursing profession anywhere.The nursing institution is located in Afikpo, Ebonyi state and offers a 3 years course program. 

8. School of Nursing University Of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)

The UBTH nursing school is rated as one of the best nursing schools in Nigeria. Admission is by a written exam,successful candidates will be invited for an oral interview. 

The nursing institution is located along Benin-Lagos express way ugbowo Benin city,the nursing program lasts for 3 years,with an average tuition fee of about N80,000 est per annum.

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9. School of Nursing University College Hospital Ibadan

The School of Nursing University College Hospital Ibadan is rated among the top and best nursing institutions in Nigeria. The school's vision is to ''be the
Flagship tertiary health care in the West Africa sub region, offering world-class training, research and services, operates a school of nursing to cater for the training of competent nurses for the growing health care industry''.

The school is located at Queen Elizabeth road, Oritamefa, Ibadan,it's course last's for 3 years. 

10. F.C.T School of Nursing Gwagwalada Abuja

The  F.C.T School of Nursing Gwagwalada is one of the fairly decent nursing schools in Nigeria,Admission is by a written and oral examination,Nursing courses last for 3 years,the school is located at Gwagwalada Abuja.

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