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Accredited Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Abuja

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Accredited Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Abuja. As Nurses are now in high demand, a lot of students are certified each day as Nurses. If you wish to start up or further a career in Nursing or Midwifery, you need to make sure that you do that in an accredited institution. Many have fallen victim to studying in schools that are not accredited and ended up wasting their study period/time.

Below is a list of accredited schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Abuja

List Accredited Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Abuja

  1. Department of Nursing Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) – Full accreditation since June 2021. The Programme is only for Registered Nurses
  • School of Nursing, Gwagwalada – Provisional accreditation since February 2021 with an admission quota of 75 students  
  • School of Basic Midwifery, Gwagwalada – Provisional accreditation since February 2021 with an admission quota of 70 students  
  • University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Nursing Training Institution 
  • School of Post Basic Critical Care Nursing, UATH, Abuja – Full accreditation since September 2021 with an admission quota of 50 students   
  • National Hospital, Abuja Nursing Training Institution 
  • School of Post Basic Nephrology Nursing, National Hospital, Abuja – Full accreditation since April 2021 with an admission quota of 50 students
  • School of Post Basic Oncology Nursing, National Hospital, Abuja – Provisional accreditation since March 2020 with an admission quota of 75 students

Nursing Students have availed the opportunity to obtain certifications in their chosen area or program of study, which is internationally recognized for employment and job postings.

Nursing Students have availed the opportunity to obtain certifications in their chosen area or program of study, which is internationally recognized for employment and job postings.

Different certificates Obtained in Nursing Profession

The following are the different certificates that can be obtained in the Nursing Profession

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Diploma (CNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Associate’s Degree In Nursing (ADN)
  • Bachelor Of Science In Nursing (BSN)
  • Master Of Science In Nursing (MSN)
  • Doctoral Degree In Nursing (DNSc)

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Certified Nursing Assistant Diploma(CNA)

The Certified Nursing Assistant certificate is the easiest to obtain and the quickest method of entry into the Nursing field.

Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma(LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurse programs are trained to work under the auspices of Registered Nurses. They work in the same line of care as Certified Nursing Assistant along with some other extensive duties.

Associate’s Degree In Nursing(ADN)

Nurses with associate degrees can become Registered nurses with a license easier than those with a CNA or LPN Certificate. Nurses with associate degrees provide direct and critical care to the patients.

Bachelor Of Science In Nursing(BSN)

Entrepreneurs in the Nursing field employ more nurses with the BSN, as they are assumed to have reached a dependable height in the profession.

Master Of Science In Nursing(MSN)

This program is basically for nurses who wish to attain Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) degrees. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse assumes roles as Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and assistants.

Doctorate Degree In Nursing(DNSc)

The Doctorate in Nursing is the highest level of Diploma currently obtainable in the Nursing Profession. After attaining a DNSc, you can lecture in Institutions of higher learning, engage in research work, and take on leadership roles at the executive level.

The following are the various Certificates obtainable after the Doctorate Degree programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy, and
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing.

Requirements for Admission

THE ELEMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE BASIC GENERAL NURSING TRAINING PROGRAM

  • Applicants should be above 18 years and not more than 35 years
  • The program spans at least three years
  • A minimum of five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & Biology in their O’level examinations, which should not be more than two Sitting.
  • CERTIFICATE OBTAINED: Certificate of Registered nurse(RN) or Certificate of Registered Midwife (RM)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS INTO THE POST-BASIC NURSING OR MIDWIFERY PROGRAMME

Those who wish to apply for the Post Basic Nursing program must have the following:-

  • Applicant should not be aged less than 18 years or above 35 years
  • Five credit passes in SSCE, WASSCE/NECO, or GCE including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at not more than two sittings.
  • The Candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Midwife (RM) under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • The program spans one to two years depending on the particular program in view.
  • Students who become pregnant during their training are allowed to continue the program and are allowed to take study leaves, have their baby, and resume studies thereafter. However, the rules stipulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria holds that students who are absent from class for twenty-one (21) days or more, are stepped down to a lower class.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS INTO THE BACHELOR OF NURSING OR MIDWIFERY PROGRAMME

Those who wish to apply for the Post Basic Nursing program must have the following:-

  • Applicant should not be aged less than 18 years or above 35 years
  • Five credit passes in SSCE, WASSCE/NECO, or GCE including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at not more than two sittings.
  • The Candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Midwife (RM) under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • The program lasts for at least five years, and upon graduation, the student is expected to undergo a compulsory 1-year internship program in a Certified Health Care institution in the country.

CERTIFICATES OBTAINED:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Bachelor Of Science in Nursing
  • Registered Public health Nurse
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Read Also: Private Universities Offering Nursing in Nigeria (2022)

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE POST-BASIC PSYCHIATRIC OR MENTAL HEALTH NURSING PROGRAMME

Those who wish to apply for the Post Basic Nursing program must have the following:-

  • Applicant should not be aged less than 18 years or above 35 years
  • Five credit passes in SSCE, WASSCE/NECO, or GCE including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at not more than two sittings.
  • The Candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • Students under this program are committed to a one-year program/training.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE PROFESSIONAL NURSING OR MIDWIFERY PROGRAMS

  • Applicant should not be aged less than 18 years or above 35 years
  • Five credit passes in SSCE, WASSCE/NECO, or GCE including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at not more than two sittings.
  • The Candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Midwife (RM) under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • The Nurse/Midwife must have had at least one year of working experience, and must have a recent practicing license.
  • The Duration of study is variable with the different programs but ranges between one to two years.

Even with the above, the students are expected to meet up the specific requirements outlined by the institution of their choice.

Read Also: List of Schools of Nursing in Nigeria With Their School Fees

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