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Are you looking for school to study nursing in Nigeria? Get the answer here with the list of school of nursing in Nigeria

Nursing is a noble and lucrative profession, with the profession gaining lots of attention in recent years than ever before. There are different pathways to studying Nursing in Nigeria but this article will address one of the pathways.

It can be a hassle if you are interested in studying Nursing in school of nursing in Nigeria and you are unsure of how to go about the process, you might not be aware of institutions accredited to offer Nursing programs in Nigeria, and with the new wave that the profession is gaining you might fall into the wrong hands, especially scammers, so in this article, you will get to know the list of nursing schools accredited to run nursing programs in Nigeria.

There are different pathways to studying Nursing in Nigeria as stated earlier, one of these is the school of nursing/ midwifery program.

What is the school of nursing/midwifery pathway about?

For better understanding, the two will be split for further explanation.

SCHOOL OF NURSING

SCHOOL OF NURSING

The school of the nursing program is a three (3) year Basic General Nursing Program, it is hospital-based and at the end of the three years you will be awarded a Certificate in General Nursing (RN) and upon completion, you will be regarded as a Registered Nurse.

The School of Nursing (SON) is majorly run by a university teaching hospital except for a few that are private.

To enroll, you need to obtain a form and you will be admitted after you completed the entrance examinations, physical interviews, and medical tests.

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You do not need Jamb(UTME) results to enroll in the school of nursing program.

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

SCHOOL OF BASIC MIDWIFERY

This is 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).

Again, you do not need Jamb(UTME) results to enroll in the school of midwifery program.

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

This route is no longer popular as people now focus on the other pathways.

SCHOOL OF POST-BASIC NURSING

To specialize in your post-basic nursing programs after your general nursing or basic midwifery program in Nigeria, you can enroll for these training in schools of post-basic nursing, most of these programs usually run for a period of one year, while others may go on for over 18 months to 2 years.

The following are the areas you can specialize in Nigeria for your post-basic nursing programs;

  • 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
  • Peri-operative Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Renal Nursing

APPROVED SCHOOL OF NURSING IN NIGERIA

Presently there are ninety-nine (99) approved schools Of Nursing, Eighty-eight (88) approved Schools of Midwifery ( for both the Basic/ Post Baprogramsgram) and Sixty (60) Schools of Post Basic Nursing Specialties in Nigeria.

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Abia State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Abia State University Teaching.
  • Hospital (ABSUTH), Aba.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Umuahia.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Amachara.
  • School of Mental Health Nursing, Aba.
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences Obohia-Ndoki
  • School of Basic Midwifery, Amachara

Adamawa State

  • College of Nursing and Midwifery. Dept of Midwifery
  • College of Nursing and Midwifery. Dept of Nursing

Akwa-Ibom State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Ikot Ekpene.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Eket.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Anua-Uyo.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Ituk-Mbang.
  • School of Mental Health Nursing, Eket.
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Urua-Akpan
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Iquita-Oron
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Eket
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Anua-Uyo
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Ituk-Mbang

Anambra State

  • School of Nursing (SON) Iyi Enu Hospital, Ogidi.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Ihiala.
  • School of Nursing(SON), St. Joseph’s Hospital, Adazi-Nnukwu.
  • School of Nursing Chukwuemeka odumegwu Ojukwu University, Nkpor.
  • College of Nursing, Diocesan Hospital, Amichi.
  • College of Nursing, St. Charles Borromeo hospital, Onitsha

Bauchi State

  • College of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Nursing (SON), Bauchi.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi.

Bayelsa State
School of Nursing (SON), Tombia.

Benue State

  • School of Nursing Makurdi
  • School of Nursing, Mkar
  • School of Basic Midwifery Makurdi
  • School of Basic Midwifery, Mkar

Borno State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Maiduguri.
  • School of Nursing (SON), University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Maiduguri.
  • School of Post Basic Nursing (SOPBN) Peri-Operative, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Maiduguri.
  • School of Mental Health Nursing, FNH, Maiduguri
  • SOPB Critical Care Nursing, UMTH, Maiduguri

River State

  • School of Nursing (SON), St. Margaret’s Hospital, Calabar
  • School of Nursing (SON), UCTH, Calabar
  • School of Nursing (SON), Itigidi.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Ogoja.
  • School of Mental Health Nursing, Fed.
  • Neuro Psy. Hosp., Calabar

Delta State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Agbor
  • School of Nursing (SON), Eku
  • School of Nursing (SON), Warri
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Asaba
  • School of Post Basic Midwifery, Sapele

Ebonyi State

  • School of Nursing (SON), MMH, Afikpo
  • College of Nursing Sciences, Uburu
  • School of Nursing (SON), FETHA, Abakaliki

Edo State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Benin City.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, Okada.
  • School of Nursing (SON), University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin
  • School of Post Basic Nursing (SOPBN) A&E. University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Ophthalmic Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Paediatric Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Perioperative Nursing, Irrua Specialist Hospital, Irrua
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Paediatric Nursing , Irrua Specialist Hospital, Irrua
  • School of Post Basic Perioperative Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin
  • School of Mental Health Nursing, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital (FNPH), Uselu, Benin City

Ekiti State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Ado-Ekiti
  • School of Nursing (SON), Ido-Ekiti
  • Department of Nursing (DON), Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Ekiti

Enugu State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka
  • School of Nursing (SON), Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Parklane, Enugu
  • School of Nursing (SON), University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing (SOPBN), Cardiothoracic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Nurse Anaesthetic Programme, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing (SOPBN), Ophthalmic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing (SOPBN), Burns & Plastic, National Orthopaedic Hospital (NOH), Enugu
  • School of Mental Health Nursing, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu (FNHE)
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Peri-Operative Nursing, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Orthopaedic Nursing, National Orthopaedic Hospital (NOH), Enugu

Gombe State
School of Nursing (SON), Gombe

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Imo State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Amaigbo.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Emekuku.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Joint Hospital, Mbano.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Umulogho, Obowo.
  • Imo State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Orlu
  • School of Nursing (SON), Owerri
  • Ezeala College Of Nursing Sciences Njaba

Jigawa State
School of Nursing (SON), Birnin-Kudu
College of Nursing (CON), Hadejia

Kaduna State

  • School of Nursing, Ahmadu Bello University
  • Teaching Hospital (ABUTH, Zaria
  • College of Nursing Sci., Dept. of Nursing, Kafanchan.
  • School of Nursing (SON), St. Gerald’s Hospital, Kakuri
  • School of Nursing (SON), Wusasa
  • School of Post Basic (Ophthalmic) Nursing, ABUTH, Zaria
  • School of Post Basic Nursing (SOPBN) Otorhinolaryngology Nursing, Kaduna
  • School of Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing, Kaduna, National Eye Centre
  • School of Mental Health Nursing, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Barnawa, Kaduna

Kano State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Kano.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Madobi.
  • School of Post Basic Orthopaedic Nursing, Nursing, National Orthopedic Hospital (NOH), Dala-Kano.
  • School of Post Basic Accident and Emergency Nursing, National Orthopedic Hospital (NOH), Dala-Kano.
  • School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH).

Kebbi State

  • Sajo school of nursing, Birnin kebbi
  • School of Nursing (SON), Birnin-kebbi

Kogi State

  • College of Nursing (CON), Obangede
  • ECWA School of Nursing (SON), Egbe
  • College of Nursing (CON), UEC, Ochedamu

Kwara State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Ilorin
  • Kwara State College of Nursing (KWARACON) Oke Ode
  • School of Nursing (SON), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) A & E Nursing University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Paediatric Nursing, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin
  • School of Post-Basic Nursing (SOPBN) Nephrology Nursing, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin

Lagos State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Igando
  • School of Nursing (SON), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba
  • School of Nursing (SON), Military Hospital, Yaba
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) A & E Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Paediatric Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Ophthalmic Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Peri-Operative Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) A&E Nursing, National Orthopaedic Hospital (NOH), Igbobi, Lagos
  • School of Mental Health Nursing, Federal Neuropsychiatric, Yaba
  • School of Orthopaedic Nursing, NOH. Igboni Lagos

Nassarawa State
School of Nursing (SON), Lafia

Ogun State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Abeokuta
  • School of Nursing (SON), Ijebu-Ode
  • School of Nursing (SON), Lantoro
  • School of Nursing (SON), Ilaro
  • School of Mental Health Nursing, Aro, Abeokuta

Ondo State
School of Nursing (SON), Akure

Osun State, Nigeria

  • School of Nursing (SON), Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC), Ilesa
  • School of Nursing (SON), Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife
  • School of Nursing (SON), Osogbo
  • School of Nursing (SON), Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife
  • School of Post Basic Nursing (SOPBN) Per-Operative Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife

Oyo State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Baptist Medical centre, Saki
  • School of Nursing (SON), Bowen University Teaching Hospital Ogbomosho
  • College of Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Nursing (DON), Eleyele, Ibadan
  • School of Nursing (SON), University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan
  • School of Post Basic Nursing (SOPBN), Occupational Health, University College Hospital, Ibadan
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Peri- Operative Nursing, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan

Plateau State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos (MMH)
  • School of Post Basic )SOPB) Anaesthetic Nursing, Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos
  • School of Nursing (SON), Vom, Jos
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Critical Care Nursing, Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos

Rivers State

  • School of Nursing (SON), Port-Harcourt
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) A&E Nursing, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Paediatric Nursing, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital

Sokoto State

  • College of Nursing Science Sokoto
  • School of Nursing, Sokoto.
  • Community Nursing Programme
  • School of Basic Midwifery,
  • Community Midwifery Programme
  • College of Nursing Sciences, Tambuwal
  • School of Nursing, Tambuwal Community Nursing Program
  • School of Basic Midwifery Community Midwifery Program
  • Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH)
  • Training Institutions
  • School of Nursing, UDUTH
  • School of Midwifery, UDUTH
  • School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, UDUTH
  • School of Post Basic Perioperative Nursing, UDUTH
  • School of Psychiatric Nursing, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Kware
  • Fatima College of Nursing Sciences, Sifawa.
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Midwifery

Taraba State

  • School of Nursing Jalingo Community Nursing Programme
  • School of Basic Midwifery, Jalingo Community Midwifery Programme

Yobe state

  • Dr. Shehu Sule College of Nursing Sciences, Damaturu
  • •School of Nursing, Damaturu
  • • Nursing Programme
  • •School of Basic Midwifery, Damaturu
  • • Community Midwifery Programme,

Zamfara State

  • School of Nursing, Gusau Community Nursing Programme
  • School of Basic Midwifery, Gusau
  • Community Midwifery Programme
  • Umar Bin Khaddabi College of Nursing Sciences, Kauran Namoda
  • •School of Nursing
  • •School of Basic Midwifery

FCT Abuja

  • School of Nursing (SON), Gwagwalada
  • School of Basic Midwifery, Gwagwalada
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Critical Care Nursing, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Abuja
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB) Nephrology Nursing, National Hospital, Abuja
  • School of Post Basic Oncology Nursing, National Hospital, Abuja

You can access the full lists here according to the states for your reference.

https://www.nmcn.gov.ng/apschool.html

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