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Specialized nursing education programs are necessary to equip nurse professionals with vital skills for competent practice and improved quality care delivery, thus limiting the healthcare morbidity and mortality burden. In this article, you will get information about the approved Post-Basic Nursing Schools in Nigeria, the courses offered, their admission requirements, and career prospects.

Post-Basic Nursing Schools in Nigeria

The Post-Basic Nursing programs in Nigeria is conducted for qualified nurses with previous basic nursing or midwifery qualification who are interested in having advanced nursing qualifications.

The program is run by Schools of Post-Basic Nursing in Nigeria usually for one year, while others may last for over 18 months to 2 years (about 2-3 semesters) depending on the selected specialty track.

Upon successful completion of the program, candidates are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and issued licenses to practice in their various specialties of choice.

Post Basic Nursing Courses In Nigeria

Below are the specialties program conducted by Schools of Post-Basic Nursing in Nigeria:

  • Accident and Emergency Nursing
  • Anaesthetic Nursing
  • Burns and Plastic Nursing
  • Cardiothoracic Nursing
  • Clinical Research Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Intensive Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing (midwifery)
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Ophthalmic Nursing
  • Orthopaedic Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Renal Nursing
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Nursing

Admission Requirements For Post-Basic Nursing

To enroll in any of the Post-Basic Nursing
Schools, you will need to satisfy the following basic requirements:

  • Five credits in English, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry in not more than two (2) sittings for either WAEC, or NECO.
  • A combination of WAEC/WAEC, NECO/NECO, WAEC/NECO is acceptable
  • NABTEB is not currently acceptable.
  • The acceptable Age range for admission into the program is 18-35 years as of the time of indexing.
  • Candidates must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria at the time of admission.
  • One year post-qualification clinical experience.
  • Any student with foreign examination board result(s) is expected to submit an evaluation report or equivalent grading from the Federal Ministry of Education along with the result.
  • Eligible candidates might be requested to sit for a written test or oral interview by the institution.
  • Successful candidates are offered provisional admission into the programs.

List Of Post Basic Nursing Schools In Nigeria

Here’s a list of approved institutions offering Post-Basic Nursing programs in Nigeria:

  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Umuahia
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Abiriba
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Anua-Uyo
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Iquita-Oron
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Ituk-Mbang
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Urua-Akpan
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Ihiala
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery Iyi-Enu.
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Waterside, Onitsha
  • School of Post Basic Nursing Peri-Operative, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery Calabar
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Obudu.
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery Ogoja
  • School of Post Basic Nursing, E.N.T. University of Calabar Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Asaba.
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Sapele
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery Afikpo
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery U.B.T.H. Benin-City
  • School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin
  • School of Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin
  • School of Post Basic Peri-Operative Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin
  • School of Post Basic Peri-Operative Nursing, Irrua Specialist Hospital, Irrua
  • School of Post Basic Nursing A&E U.B.T.H. Benin
  • School of Post Basic, Midwifery Ado-Ekiti
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Enugu State University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing, Cardiothoracic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing, Anaesthetics, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing, Ophthalmic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing, Burns & Plastic, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Psychiatric Nursing, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Peri-Operative Nursing, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Orthopaedic Nursing, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery Wusasa
  • School of Post Basic Nursing, Ophthalmic Nursing, Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
  • School of Post Basic Nursing, Paediatric, Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
  • School of Post Basic Nursing, Ear Nose and Throat, Kaduna
  • School of Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing, Kaduna National Eye Centre
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Gezawa
  • School of Post Basic Orthopaedic Nursing, National Hospital, Dala –Kano
  • School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, AKTH
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Anyigba
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Egbe
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Ilorin.
  • School of Post Basic Nursing A&E University of Ilorin
  • School of Post Basic Nursing Paediatric, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Military Hospital, Yaba
  • School of Post Basic A&E Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Peri-Operative Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic A&E Nursing, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos
  • School of Post Basic Orthopaedic Nursing, NOH. Igbobi, Lagos
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Abeokuta.
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Ijebu-Ode.
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ilesa
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Osogbo
  • School of Post Basic Peri-Operative Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Baptist Medical Centre, Saki
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Oluyoro, Ibadan.
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, University College Hospital, Ibadan.
  • College of Nursing and Midwifery Dept. of Post Basic Midwifery, Eleyele, Ibadan
  • School of Post Basic Nursing, Occupational Health, University College Hospital, Ibadan
  • School of Post Basic Peri-Operative Nursing, University College Hospital, Ibadan
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos (MMH)
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Our Lady of Apostles, Jos.
  • School of Post Basic Anaesthetic Nursing, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
  • School of Post Basic Critical Care Nursing, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Port-Harcourt
  • School of Post Basic A&E Nursing, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto
  • School of Post Basic Critical Care Nursing, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Abuja

Career Outlook

Upon completion of the program, candidates are indexed after which they sit for the professional qualifying examination by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. After successfully passing the licensing examination, they will be deemed as Registered Nurses in their specialty or choice.

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Qualified nurses with Post-Basic Nursing qualifications can work in various settings like Tertiary Healthcare Institutions (e.g National Hospitals, Federal Medical Centers, etc), Secondary Healthcare Institutions (e.g General Hospitals), and Primary Healthcare Institutions (Primary Health Care, Comprehensive Health Care) anywhere in the world as:

  • Critical Care Nurses
  • Trauma Nurses
  • Triage Nurses
  • Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Managers
  • Clinical Instructors
  • Nurse Educators
  • Community Health Nurses
  • Chief Nursing officers
  • Midwives
  • Peri-Operative Nurses
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Adult Nurses
  • Children Nurses
  • Nurse Administrators
  • Burns and Plastic Surgery Nurses
  • Community Mental Health Nurses and so on.

Written By: Mayowa Racheal Popoola
RN, Content Writer

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