If you are reading this, then you’re probably aspiring to become a nurse and are searching for a school of nursing in Nigeria whose application form is currently on sale. Well, congratulations on your decision to becoming a nurse – it’s a great career choice, one you’re guaranteed to enjoy.
Note: Candidates with passion for Nursing can also tap from available scholarship opportunities, interested candidates can also read up the top 10 Nursing scholarships opportunities for international students of which Nigeria is a part of.
We have decided to put this article together to help nursing aspirants like you. It’s quite easy for beginners to get confused with the whole application process and then gets discouraged or worse even go the wrong route.
Also, when choosing a Nursing school in Nigeria, you carry out proper research, one of which is if it is on the list of approved registered Nursing school in Nigeria and which catchment area it falls within, it is easier gaining admission when a candidate or applicant applies in the Nursing school that falls within his or her catchment area.
Nursing comes in different categories and has different application routes all which have their own special pecks. Most nursing students often end up regretting the application route they choose because they fail to carry out proper research on the subject.
They go with the popular admission process and which in most cases is not the best option for them and for what they hope to achieve in their career. We earnestly hope at the end of this article, you’ll be armed with sufficient knowledge to make a decision about how to apply to a nursing school.
We’ll be showing you optional application route for a nursing school and the benefits of each. Armed with that knowledge and knowing the level you want to take your nursing practice to, we believe you’ll be able to find and take the route that will take you to your destination faster. So let’s get started.
Basic Facts Before Picking Up A School of Nursing Application Form
There are three routes to becoming the nurse you want to be and not just one as most people erroneously think,
- The 3 year Basic General Nursing Programme
- The 3 year Basic Midwifery Training Programme
- The 5-year Generic BNSc Nursing Programme
The cool thing about these routes is that they all have the same basic entry requirements – minimum of 5 credits in O’level results in Mathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in not more than two (2) sittings.
The only difference in the application route is the mode of application – either going through JAMB or picking up an application form from the specific nursing institution. You could also check out the top 10 current Federal schools of Nursing in Nigeria from which you could make your choice.
Let’s look at how these nursing applications differ as well as the benefits of each.
The 3 Year Basic General Nursing Programme
This probably is the most popular means of becoming a nurse in Nigeria – get to the specific institutions and pick up an application form. The Basic General Nursing Program as the name implies is a very basic level of nursing. It’s like the first step in your walk to becoming a nurse and I believe you’ll want to take it but it’s actually full of some disadvantages which may later work against your progress.
To start with, you’ll need to come up with an average of N250,000 to N300,000 for admission fees alone. The three-year duration for this program is not inclusive of your PTS – you’ll have to spend extra 6 months again after successful completion of the 3-year program in PTS. Another huge disadvantage of this route which you must consider is the council at NMCN – your fate lies in their hands completely – well at least.
After successfully completing your exam the council retains the right to hold your results for as long as they deem fit or till when they are ready which at times can be almost infinite. And while your final result is being held, you will continue working for ‘free’ in the training hospital pending when the council releases your final results.
And you may also want to know that you won’t be able to apply for Direct Entry while your final results are still pending if you want to further your nursing career. There’s no definite timeline for the release of the final results. There are loads of other negative parts of becoming a nurse through this route which many never considered before applying – the 3-year program could easily turn to 4 or 5 years through flimsy reasons.
A major advantage though is that you can easily obtain your Registered Nurse (RN) which you can use for employment purposes both within and outside the country and the admission process is quite straightforward and you are even surer of being admitted to your desired institution
The 3 year Basic Midwifery Training Programme
A major drawback of applying via the 3 year Basic Midwifery route is that most organizations prefer to recruit Registered Midwife with double qualifications. So if you are planning on going this route then you must be prepared for going back for an 18-month post basic nursing course after obtaining your Registered Midwife certification. Another thing consider is the fact that most universities do not accept RM for direct entry, so if you wish to study further, you may have a little problem later if you become a nurse via this route.
The 5-year Generic BNSc Nursing Programme
The 5-year nursing program is the creme de’la creme of the nursing program. Through this route, you get the whole package at a goal – the Registered Nursing (RN), the Registered Midwife (RM) and also a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BNSc). This certainly is the best route to a nursing program. Most institutions now even include an extra public health qualifications in the program. Though the 5-year program takes more time, it’s more beneficial and it likely is the best route to the nursing career in Nigeria.
A major turn of this route, however, is the mode of application – you’ll have to sit for JAMB and we are all aware how JAMB can easily frustrate you. However, with its excessive pecks, I believe it will be worth the stress. With the qualifications you get from the 5-year program you can easily go for your masters without any stress.
With the various advantages and disadvantages of each of the various application process, you may want to consider some options before choosing a particular route like the height you’ll wish to attain in the nursing profession, your commitment, money available and time.
If you don’t want to spend much time in school, then you might want to go with the three-year program, but do you have the necessary fund – an average of N250,000 to N300,000? Consider these factors and much more before choosing your application route.
I believe this article may have opened your eyes to the various routes through which you can become a professional nurse in Nigeria. We’ll love to get your feedback and any questions you may have as regards school of Nursing in Nigeria, their application forms, how to apply and all you need to know, via the comment section below.
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What if you want to read medicine
You mean subject combination for Medicine in waec?
What if you want to read medicine, what is the waec requirement
use of English
At 5credit in waec recuirement examination. u ave to get at least 250 in jamb examination
Please the five year course,which is through JAMB,is the admission to study nursing in university
I studied Biology in school, can I do direct entry into nursing Bnsc.
The school of nursing fees is it250 for the three years or 250 per year?
When will Minna from be out??
Thanks a lot. But how much does it cost to study the 5year course?
pls is 250k-300k for the 3years or for a session
For a session
Please is it form out?
Ubth form is it out
Pls ma/sir I’m 42years old n had loved to be a nurse, moreover I have credit in Mathimatics English and Biology but pass in Chemistry and no physics.pls advice me.
Pls how much is the 5 years course and what is the cut off mark if u wanna study nursing in unilag
Pls I studied community health technology at school of health and I wish to go for midwifery, is it possible? And when will the form for abua and IMO be out?
please is it compulsory to write JAMB IF I WANT TO STUDY NURSING
No except you wanna study nursing in the university, if you want to attend school of nursing in Nigeria, all you need do is pick up their form
please can they take awaiting result?
Plz am 15 years of age,and I am still waiting for my result to be out for waec and I really want to go into nursing school this year,and I’m just kind of confused about it please I really need it help
Hi Gift, what WAEC result are you referring to? are you talking about the 2019 Nov Dec GCE? well you dont have to worry. What School of Nursing are you interested in? Get back to me so i can make enquiries.
please am not a science student but i love been a midwife nurse. thanks
Pls is fmc umuahia form for nursing out,pls notify me 2018
OK. I need to make enquiries about that
Pls can I apply for Skul of nursing wit awaiting result cos I had pass in mah weac?
What school of Nursing?
School of nursing mbano joint or amaigbo,or u can gv me d list of d nursing schools dat actp awaiting result.pls tank u
please,is uch nd luth forms out
School of Nursing LUTH’s form is out. Application is still on. But SON UCH is still yet to be released
Are dey writing exam after applying for school of nursing form
When will de form be on sale
Which of the schools of Nursing?
Good day schoolings! Pls I have d degree in Microbiology in my early 30 and want to obtain Nursing as a second degree pls advise me on what to do based in Rivers State. Thanks
Are you implying you want to apply for School of Nursing In Rivers state?
Yes I am! And I will need more explanation and requirements… don’t know if I should take jamb or use my ssce
If you wanna go through school of Nursing, then you have to pick up their application form. If through you wanna study Nursing in a University then you have to go through JAMB
So which of the school of nursing?
please sir, when would akure school of nursing form be out?
What is the diference btw going to school of nursing nd going to university
Check this link https://schoolings.org/school-nursing-nigeria-apply-need-know/ it would best answer you question
I want to go for nursing in (UCH) i have credit in all subject required BUT pass in biology…..please advise me on it…thanks
pls 4 d 5jears nursing program is it cnmpulsori to tke jamb
The five years generic nursing program, is it also in the school of nursing or in a university and what is the fee for it
The five years generic nursing program, is it in the school of nursing or in a university and what is the fee for it
The 5years course is it compulsory to write jamb
Pls for the five year nursing program is compulsory to take Jamb
Pls what are the subjects from which d exam will be set from?and can I possibly get reliable past papers.if yes? From what site.fmc umuahia s.o.n to be precise.
please is uch form out
Not yet out
can i still cross to the generic bnsc after going for the nursing program
Sure you can
When will the gwagwalada nursing form be out
Please,when will the Ahmed bello university teaching hospital school of nursing form be out
It is out already. Its been close to 2 weeks or even more since ABUTH school of Nursing form was released for sale to interested applicants. See this link https://nursinghealth.org/school-of-nursing-atbu-teaching-hospital-admission-form-2018-2019-out/ containing details of the form and how to register online
Please,when will the gwagwalada school of nursing form be out 2018
As soon as it is out we shall post it. For now, it is yet to be announced
Pls I need de jamb cut-off mark for
nursing in any university
With 235 and above you are good to go
Which score can give one admission into a nursing School
please do school of nursing offer admission with gce result ? bida in particular
i just received a quote of 400k as school fee from someone i am sponsoring through school as school fee for School of nursing Umuahia. please confirm.
For the first year as a fresh Nursing student?
Yes please. Also confirm school fee for second year as well
I applied for nursing with fctson gwagwalada but I have D7 in physics do you think it can be considered?
I finished sec school last year as an art student, i did biology at school n now i wish to be a nurse so i started studing at n i also attend lessons required for science student i wish to take d form next year but i was told i cant meet up please i need ur advice i hope it wont affect me during ma proccess in LUTH
does school of nursing ilorin takes awaiting result
No they don’t accept awaiting results
Pls advices me i want to obtain school of nurse next year with awaiting result is it possible or i should obtained jamb to the university with awaiting result of o level
Pleasei want to go for school of nursing and have credit in all subject required but d7 in biology please can it be accepted?
hy schoolings, am an o’level student, who is about to write waec and jamb next year 2019. please i need you to give me a list of nursing universities that accepts awaiting results, thanks.
hy schoolings, am an o’level student who is about to write waec and jamb. please i need you to please give me a list of university of nursing that accepts awaiting results. thank you
When will lokoja nursing form will been on sale I want to obtain d form I mean actually date pls or porthacourt tnx 2019 own
We will post it as soon as the forms are availble
Comment Text*please i want to go for school of nursing but i have all the credit required except physics which is d7, please can it be accepted
D7 wont be accepted
What is the different between studying BNSC in nursing school & university
please I studied Public Health Bsc and I wish to study nursing in a school of nursing. Do you think Rivers State school of nursing will take direct entry. Thanks
pls i want to be a nursing but now i prepare for my waec and neco in 2019 i need your pray pls
Pls can I enter direct entry in Nursing in Ebonyi state University with RM?
Comment Text*when will akwa ibom state school of nursing form for 2019 be out?
Pls ma I want to pick this year nusring form but my results is not yet out can i? Pls I need an advise
Pls is there difference in ile- ife school of nursing and ile-ife/ilesa school of nursing…pls help me out
They are the same.
Pls when will Akure school of nursing form will be out for year 2019
I will confirm and get back to you on this.
pls when is school of nursing form in ubth going to be out
School of Nursing UBTH form for 2022/2023 is already out
Can I buy form for school of nursing with awaiting result?
can I use 2 sitting result to apply for nursing school??
Yes but it has to be WAEC/WAEC or NECO/NECO. WAEC and NECO combination will not be allowed
Is bida form out
Can I study Pharmacy in any schools of health in Nigeria especially eastern or southern Nigeria
It depends on the school of health in question. Most schools of health colleges actually do not offer pharmacy, only a handful do. So you are to search for your preferred school and comfirm if pharmacy is offered before applying
Can federal university lafia offer admission into school of nurse.
No. Nursing isn’t offered in FULAFUA
PLEASE IS IT A MUST I TAKE JAMB FOR ANY SCHOOL OF NURSING IN NIGERIA
No. Some schools of Nursing do not require JAMB
Please do I need to write jamb before entering into Rivers State school of nursing?
No you don’t need to write JAMB. You will only purchase the Rivers State school of nursing admission form.
Pls can I apply for jamb and still apply for nursing school form
Yes you can. School of Nursing does not require JAMB
Wen Will ubth form be out.
Is Mater school of nursing Afikpo, Ebonyi state admission form out?
Please Can I combine WAEC and NECO results for School of midwifery Asaba?
Of course you can.
Please is the school nurshing form for ubth and unth out ?????????
UBTH school of Nursing form has been out. I don’t think UNTH is out
Pls is it a must to write Jamb to gain admission to Luth for the 5years nursing course…
Is online school of nursing still going on in osogbo; if yes please how much?
Which school or collage of health accept awaiting results
Most Colleges of Heal accept awaiting result. You just need to be alert as regards when their forms are out and you can go through their requirements for admission.
Please I need list of midwifery in Nigeria that doesn’t require registered nurse certificate for admission. thanks
What is the cutoff mark for nursing in buk and the fee pls
With 240 and above and a good post UTME score. You can study Nursing at BUK
school of nursing amachara is there for out
good day, there is a news that once you are more than 25 years you cant access the form how through is it pls
I don’t think its true. You should be at least 18 years and above to be eligible for SON in Nigeria. Do you have the link to the age limit news?
Pls how can I get agbor school of nursing form?? What are the procedures pls??
you need to visit the school physically to get the admission form
After my school of nursing can I proceed to University and study radiography as DE candidate
I have pass in my biology an I want to study nursing pls advice me on it
What about Chemistry? You can use Chemistry in place of Biology.
Which school of nursing accept awaiting results
Most schools of nursing do accept awaiting result so long as the result is ready before screening
So are you saying that the five(5)year’s nursing program doesn’t require a jamb result?, and if so what are the requirements?
Do I need jamb results to get into the 5 years nursing program, and what are the requirements one needs to be equipped with b4 someone can be eligible..
Do I need to write jamb before entering nursing school
How many subjects is needed for the entrance exam into the school of nursing and scores please
Please want the 5years but must I pass through jamb process
Is form for nursing school nsukka out and what are the requirements
Is Igando School of Nursing form out
Pls I am currently studying human Physiology in a federal university….can I transfer to any sch of nursing from 200level
Yes it’s possible.
What is the age bracket to study nursing?
Most schools accept students from 16yrs and above nowadays.
Is eleyele school of nursing accepting awaiting result
I hold HND in microbiology and want to study nursing. What is the process involved and can I get the phone number of College of Nursery and Midwifery Abia State University.
Pls. Let me get reply. U can email me at email@example.com.
You will have to apply via Direct Entry to study Nursing at ABSU.
Is it possible to accept a student into a nursing school with awaiting results
Please can I get the form when am still waiting for my result?
es awaiting result is acceptable.