If you have made up your mind to become a nurse, there are numerous Nursing Schools available for you to attend this article will focus on the best School of Nursing in Nigeria, their school fees, and admission requirements.
There are two options available for student who wish to become nurse in Nigeria, First option is under a five years course in a Nigeria university and second option is attend a school of nursing.
In Nigeria, School of nursing is a profession that is secure, reliable, and highly respected compared to some other professions where there’s no job security. Nurses are inevitable in the World Healthcare System, In fact before you see a Doctor in a hospital, you must have seen several Nurses.
Factors to consider when choosing a Nursing school
Before selecting a Nursing school of your choice, it is essential to consider the following factors
- The ranking of the school
- The tuition fees of the school
- National Universities Commission Approval or Accreditation
- The requirements of the school
- Type of programme you want to join
- The location of the school
Now Lets talk about admission requirements for school of nursing ↱ in Nigeria.
Admission Requirements For General Nursing Programme In Nigeria
- To secure admission to study General Nursing Programme in any schools of nursing in Nigeria, candidates must possess five credits pass in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Health Science and physics in their SSCE or its equivalent in not more than two sittings.
- Must be 17 years of age
Admission Requirements For Post Basic Midwifery Nursing Programme In Nigeria
This is a year and a half calendar program and to secure admission as a Post Basic Midwife, the candidate must have been registered as a Nurse in Nigeria and must at the same time meet all other higher institution requirements.
Admission Requirements For Post Basic Psychiatric Nursing Courses In Nigeria
This is also a year and a half calendar year course and the intending candidate must also be a Registered Nurse in Nigeria and he or she must have met all the institutional requirements.
Admission Requirements For Bachelor Of Nursing Science (BN.Sc.) Program In Nigeria
To secure admission into any University in Nigeria where a Bachelor of Nursing Science is obtainable, the admission requirements for the intending candidates is five (5) Credits passes in WASSC/SSCE or any of its equivalents in English, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Physics in not more than two sittings.
The academic qualification obtainable include is Bachelor of Nursing Science and the registration obtainable are Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, and Registered Public or Community Health Nurse.
Admission Requirements For Higher Degree In Nursing Science
The admission requirements as applicable in the various Universities that are offering Higher Degrees in Nursing in Nigeria is a degree certificate in Nursing Science in any recognized College of Nursing in the country, academic transcripts plus other institutional requirements.
The academic qualification obtainable includes Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science and other neighboring courses.
University of Nigeria School of Nursing
This university is among the oldest and recognized Nursing school in Nigeria and has one of the best facilities in the country.
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This school offers five years Bachelor of Science Nursing Programme. The total Tuition fee excluding accommodation fee is often less than N200,000.
The school fee for the School is scheduled as follow:
- First year: N64,450.00
- Second year: N45,750.00
- Third/ Fourth year: N40,650.00
- Fifth year: N40,200.00
S.O.N, University College Hospital, Ibadan
UCH Ibadan, just like S.O.N, University of Nigeria, is one of the most recognized University Hospitals in Nigeria. They produce world-class qualified and competent nurses. The school’s tuition fee structure is not more than N250, 000 per annum.
Lagos University Teaching Hospital
LUTH is another notable nursing school in the country. The school runs a 3 -year programme course for students. The Lagos University Teaching Hospital is in full support of the school. Their tuition fee is not stable, but as for now, the tuition is less than N250,000 per session.
Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH)
Obafemi Awolowo teaching hospital is a reputable indigenous nursing school in Nigeria. It is also one of the most sought school. Besides, the school has the total support of Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital Management.
Their graduates are highly trained and can compete in any part of the world. Like LUTH, the school’s tuition fee is less than N200,000 per annum.
Also, OAUTH offers three years of nursing programme.
FCT School of Nursing, Gwagwalada, Abuja
This school also ranks top among nursing schools in Nigeria. The school is well equipped and conducive for learning. They train and produce qualified nurses. The school’s tuition fee is less than N200,000.
University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)
UBTH is one of the cheapest nursing schools in Nigeria. Their tuition fee for a session cost about N80,000. The school has outstanding learning facilities and culture. The school also run a 3-year nursing programme for nursing students.
Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital(ABUTH)
This school tuition fee like most popular schools on the list is less than N200,00. ABUTH runs a 3-year nursing programme for students not less than 17 years and not more than 26 years.
ECWA School of Nursing, Egbe
ECWA is a prestigious nursing school in Nigeria. The school is located in Kogi state. EWCA S.O.N is not only well conducive for students but well facilitated. The school’s tuition fee for a session is a little less than N200,000
Another renowned nursing school in the country is the S.O.N, Akure. The school, like other top schools, trains professional, competent, and qualified nurses. The tuition fee is not less than N250,000 per academic session.
Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti
This school is known for its high and quality academic standard. The school is managed by the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital Management. They offer admission to students, not less than N17 years of age.
For entry level/new students, the tuition fee is not less than N260,000. This fee is excluding accommodation fee or other miscellaneous.
Mater School of Nursing
This school graduates product that can compete anywhere in the world. Their students are professionally trained. The Mater Misericordiae Hospital owns the Mater school of Nursing but it is managed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Abakaliki. The tuition fee is less than N250,000 per academic session.
Joint Hospital, Mbano
The school is established by the first Executive Governor of Imo State and the first bishop of Okigwe Diocese, Late Sam. O. Mbakwe, and Dr Anthony E. Ilonu, respectively. Over the years, they have grown to rank among the top 20 best nursing schools in Nigeria.
Their learning environment and lectures are top notches. The students pay not less than N200, 000 as tuition fees per annum.
Sokoto State College of Nursing and Midwifery
Though, this school may not be famous in the southern and western region of Nigeria. It does not change the fact that the nursing school is among the top nursing school in the northern area.
At the moment, the tuition fee is less than N200,000. It offers quality training to students and provides world-class professional nurses. Presently, the tuition is less than N200, 000.
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