There are various reasons candidates choose either Federal, states or private universities in Nigeria for studying Nursing. Well, before delving into that, we have detailed the list of all universities In Nigeria offering Nursing and their admission requirements most especially for for fresh student.
Nursing In Nigeria is fast becoming a lot demanding, statistics proves Nigeria to have the highest number of doctors and Nurses in Diaspora than in our native country, Most of these nurses in diaspora graduated as a registered Nurse (RN) from Nigeria before going abroad for further training.
The Nigerian government is beginning to realize the importance attached to having a reliable health care as the negligence has caused a sporadic rise in Nigerians flying abroad for simple treatments, which involves paying huge funds abroad which simply means contributing to their gross earnings.
Year after year, various schools of Nursing in Nigeria release their admission forms online for sale to interested individuals to register and submit online. According to a poll survey carried out, more than 500,000 candidates nationwide purchase the Nursing forms for various available Nursing programmes. This stats alone shows the growing awareness in studying Nursing as a course in our various universities and schools of Nursing.
Admission requirements into any of the Nursing schools in Nigeria is practically the same, there are two ways to become a nurse in Nigeria, either by attending a nursing school or taking a five year course in any university of your choice, we wrote a well detailed post on Nursing schools in Nigeria and all you need to know, it would help young aspiring nurses in making an informed judgement before going fully into the profession.
Please note that the list of universities currently offering Nursing as a course as seen below all have related admission requirements for fresh students. There is a slight difference between the requirements from Universities and that of Schools of Nursing. The differences have been clearly explained below for fresh students who most likely have no prior knowledge of what is required from them.
Admission Requirements Into School of Nursing In Nigeria
Admission requirements between universities offering Nursing and a school of Nursing are practically the same, the only striking difference is the fact that while a school of Nursing requires an application form to be filled, Universities that offer Nursing as a course require candidates to fill a JAMB form which must include Nursing as your preferred choice of course.
So for both school of Nursing and Schools that offer Nursing, the admission requirement states that candidates must have completed their secondary school education otherwise known as O’level with a minimum of 5 (Five) credits which must include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Health science.
Without deviating from the onus of this post, we have done a thorough research on the list of Universities in Nigeria Offering Nursing In Nigeria, at the end of this, prospective nursing students should be clear about the following:
A) List of Private Universities in Nigeria offering Nursing and their admission requirements
B) List of Federal Universities in Nigeria offering Nursing
C) List of State Universities in Nigeria offering Nursing
See below for the list of Universities in Nigeria offering Nursing as a course of study.
List of Universities Offering Nursing In Nigeria
State Universities Offering Nursing
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- Abia State University, Uturu
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- Bayero University, Kano
- Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
- Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
- Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island
- Lagos state university (LASU)
- Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa (BMU)
Federal Universities That Offer Nursing As A Course
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
- University of Benin (UNIBEN)
- University of Calabar (UNICAL)
- University of Ibadan (UI)
- Ahmadu Bello University
- University of Jos (UNIJOS)
- University of Ilorin, Ilorin
- University of Lagos, Lagos
- University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
- University of Delta (UNIDEL)
- NOUN (National Open University of Nigeria) – given full accreditation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).
Private Universities In Nigeria Offering Nursing
- Bowen University
- Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti
- Madonna University
- Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
- Chrisland University
- Lead City University (LCU)
- Evan Enwerem University, Owerri
- Igbinedion University, Okada
- McPherson University
- Achievers University
- Redeemers University
- Rhema University, Aba
- Western Delta University (WDU), Oghara, Delta State.
What you need to understand is that any school that has a teaching hospital automatically offers Nursing as a course in undergraduate level. However, from time to time, the Nigeria University Commission (NUC) commissions or better put, accredit some courses in various universities, we shall keep updating this article with universities in Nigeria where Nursing is newly accredited, your inputs would be highly appreciated.
The above are the schools currently offering Nursing as a course. It is advised you chose any university within your catchment area so as to ease the process of gaining admission. Feel free to ask questions or add to the list of universities offering Nursing that might not be on this list so as to keep helping us update this post for other readers.