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Requirements For Studying Nursing In Nigeria

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Requirements For Studying Nursing In Nigeria

According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, the following are the approved entry requirements for Basic and Post Programmes

• The currently approved entry requirement is five (5) O’level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at not more than two (2) sittings from any of the following:

Requirements For Studying Nursing In Nigeria

• West African Examination Council (WAEC),

• National Examination Council (NECO)

• National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB)

• 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. A request for the verification of such results from the issuing organization to the Council is required. Check How To Renew Nursing And Midwifery license In Nigeria

• NOTE: Acceptable Minimum Age range for admission into Basic Nursing and Basic Midwifery Training program is 16.

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Programs obtainable under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN)

• Basic Nursing
• Basic Midwifery
• Post Basic Pediatric Nursing
• Post Basic Peri-Operative Nursing
• Post Basic Occupational Health Nursing
• Post Basic Intensive Care Nursing
• Post Basic Ear, Nose, and Throat Nursing
• Dept. of Nursing- BNSc

Approved Schools Of Nursing And Midwifery In Nigeria

Before choosing a school of Nursing where you wish to study, you must confirm the accreditation status of the Institution you applied for.

The Council has accredited a total of Two Hundred and Ninety (290) Nursing Training Institutions in Nigeria including Schools of Nursing, Midwifery, Post Basic Nursing, and Departments of Nursing

Read Also: Addresses Of Nursing And Midwifery In Nigeria

An institution can have either Full or Provisional accreditation. The Full Accreditation Status lasts For Five (5) Years, while Provisional Accreditation Status Lasts For Two (2) Years

There can also be another status, which ‘EMBARGO ON STUDENTS’ INTAKE’

This is indefinite till the deficiencies of the Institution are rectified and the resource verification visit is conducted and a common decision is reached to lift the embargo by the board.

The accredited Nursing and Midwifery Institutions presently running in Nigeria include:

  1. Basic School of Nursing (SON) – 99
  2. Basic/ Post Basic Schools of Midwifery (SOMBP) – 88
  3. Schools of Post Basic Nursing Specialties (SOPN) – 60
  4. Departments of Nursing Sciences (DON) – 38
  5. Community Midwifery Programme (CMP) – 15
  6. Community Nursing Programme (CNP) – 15

DEPARTMENTS OF NURSING UNDER ACCREDITATION PROCESS

The following institutions have their accreditation under review and because of this, the list is inconstant as it is subject to periodic review.

• Department of Nursing Sciences, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Kaduna State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, University of Medical Science, Lagos, Lagos State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Elizade University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Wesley University, Ondo, Ondo State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ekiti, Ekiti State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Evangel University, Akaeze, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Nok University, Kachia, Kaduna State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, McPherson University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Rhema University Aba, Abia State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Enugu University of Science and Technology, Enugu
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Alhikma University, Ilorin, Kwara State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Atiba University, Ibadan, Oyo State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Khadijat University, Majia, Jigawa State
• Department of Nursing Sciences, Novena University, Delta State

As these institutions have their accreditation status as ‘INDEFINITE’, it is uncertain as to when they would be requalified and re-accreditation. The re-accreditation exercise can only occur after a visit to the Institution and a decision taken by the board check This: Top 10 Best Schools Of Nursing In Nigeria

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