Private Nursing Schools In Nigeria

The Article Provide you with list of PRIVATE NURSING Schools IN NIGERIA

A Nurse is a person who has completed a program of basic, generalized nursing education and is authorized by the appropriate regulatory authority to practice nursing in his/her country, (ICN).

It is essential that you go through the necessary training and education, and be licensed by the regulatory body in your country (the Nursing and Midwifery Council Nigeria) to become a Nurse. This is contrary to the popularly held belief by the masses that to become a Nurse (in Nigeria) you learn Nursing from a hospital.

Private Nursing Schools

To become a Nurse in Nigeria there are different pathways you can go through which are;

  • ✓School of Nursing
  • ✓School of Basic Midwifery
  • ✓University Nursing Program (BNSc)
  • ✓Other Pathways

There are various institutions offering Nursing programs in Nigeria, and in this article, you will get to know about the School of Nursing pathway through private schools of Nursing in Nigeria.

Private nursing Schools are established by private organizations like churches, Muslim organizations, and so on within the country aside from the government-owned institutions to run nursing programs.

Before you can be admitted into the school of Nursing program, there are basic requirements you must meet, and the prerequisites for admission into these private schools of nursing are similar to that of the government-owned institutions.

Below is an outline of the entry requirements into the school of Nursing program.


To be admitted into the Basic General Nursing Program or the Basic Midwifery training program you need to have five credits (O’Level) in English, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry in not more than two (2) sittings from either West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) or the National Examination Council (NECO).

Please note that you do not need Jamb(UTME) results to enroll in the school of nursing program.

The acceptable age range for admission for Basic Nursing or Basic Midwifery as at the time of indexing is 18-35years.

To enroll, you need to obtain a form from the institution, complete the entrance examinations, physical interviews, and medical tests, after which you will be admitted if you meet the selection criteria.

Upon successful completion of the program, a license to practice will be issued after you’ve successfully passed the professional exams by the NMCN.


The programs offered include the three (3) year Basic General Nursing Program, which runs for three years at the end of which you will be awarded a Certificate in General Nursing (RN) and upon completion, you will be regarded as a Registered Nurse

OR a three (3) year Basic Midwifery training program, at the end of which you will be awarded a diploma in General Midwifery and upon completion, you will be regarded as a Registered Midwife (RM).

Some of these institutions if accredited also run diploma (HND) programs or the Post-Basic or Post-diploma specialization courses.


The following are the lists of accredited and approved private schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Nigeria.

Holy Rosary School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Emekuku, Owerri.

Sacred Heart School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Santoro, Abeokuta, Ogun State

School of Nursing, St. Gerard’s Catholic Hospital Kaduna, Nigeria.

St. Louis School of Midwifery, Zonkwa, Kaduna

School Of Nursing, Ogbomoso (Bowen University Teaching Hospital)

School Of Nursing, Saki (Baptist Medical Center)

Mater School Of Nursing

ECWA School of Nursing Egbe Kogi state

Bingham University, Nasarawa State.

Danshariff College Of Nursing, Kano

School of basic midwifery Muslim medical foundation saki oyo state

Seventh-Day Adventist School of Nursing, Lageere, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Bowen University School Of Nursing

St. Louis School of Nursing & Midwifery, Zonkwa.

NKST HOSPITAL, MKAR, Gboko, Benue state

School Of Nursing Lead city University

United Evangelical Church College Of Nursing, Ochadamu, Kogi State

Grimard College Of Midwifery, Anyigba Kogi State

School of Nursing Iyienu, Anambra

College of Nursing Borromeo Onitsha, Anambra

School of Nursing and Midwifery Ihiala, Anambra

School Of Nursing, Madonna University

St. Joseph’s College of Nursing and Midwifery Adazi, Anambra

School Of Nursing Igbinedion University, Okada

School Of Nursing BABACOCK University

School Of Nursing, Joint Hospital Mbano


You must carry out the necessary research about the school of Nursing to enroll in such as their admission requirements, official website, duration of the program, and so on before obtaining the institution form to prevent certain issues that may arise such as falling into the hand of scammers. The nursing profession is gaining more recognition nowadays especially due to various international opportunities opening up for Nurses and with this recent development, some people will want to play on any display of ignorance by interested prospects to make money illegally.

This article is written by
Mayowa Racheal Popoola
Nurse, Writer
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  1. Chidi says:

    Is Merit college of nursing accredited?

  2. Dapo says:

    I am over about 40 year old can i still be a registered nurse.