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How To Gain Admission Into FCT School of Nursing Gwagwalada Abuja & Admission Requirements

School of Nursing Gwagwalada Abuja is one of the top most Nursing schools in Nigeria, The school admits candidates for 2 different programs every session, that is, yearly which includes:

  1. The 3year basic nursing program, the admission application form is made available in September every year. This Nursing programme is meant for candidates with O’level certificate (Secondary school leavers).
  2. While the other is the 18 months post basic nursing program specifically meant for qualified midwives and this admission form is always made available for sale to Nursing aspirants in March of every year.

FCT School of Nursing Gwagwalada Abuja application forms are advertised for and purchased at a prescribed fee and candidates who meet the nursing and midwifery council entry admission requirements and these set of candidates are invited for entrance examination and oral interview for those who pass the entrance examination which is organized and conducted by the HHSS/nursing department

Candidates who score the desired entry points from the aforementioned assessments are selected for admission into the program(s).

FCT School of Nursing Gwagwalada Abuja Admission Requirements & Procedures

The basic general nurse training is a general course open to young males and females of not less than 17 years of age at the time of admission (September)


Holders of WASC or its equivalent with at least 5 credits passes including English, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology at not more than 2 sittings.
WASC, G.C.E or NECO results should not exceed 10years from the date of sitting for the examination.

The post basic nurse training is open to registered midwives.
They should posses at least evidence of completion of the one year mandatory community midwifery and the notification of registration from the council in addition to the basic entry requirements stipulated for the basic training program.

Other entry requirements for admission include certain categories of persons authorized by the nursing & midwifery council of Nigeria to spend a specified length of time in an approved training school in Nigeria before registration (foreign graduate nurses).

Entrance Examination Period

School of Nursing Gwagwalada Abuja Entrance examination is usually carried out in June for basic nursing candidates while December entrance for post basic.
Successful candidates go through oral interview at dates fixed by the appropriate panel set up for this purpose.


a) For basic nursing program, the successful candidates undergo three years of training.

b) For post basic nursing program, the successful candidates undergo 18 months of training.

c) Other categories are as recommended by the nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria.


School of Nursing Abuja does not accept transfer students from other schools of nursing. Please take note.


Students are self sponsored but recently the FCTA gives a monthly allowance to students on the basic nursing program.

The stipend will automatically cease after the release of the N&MCN professional examination results or if after the student had stayed for three and half years in school for whatever reason or if for any reason, the student discontinues the program with the school.


All the results presented by students on admission will be verified on admission by the school and any student found to possess forged or unauthenticated result will be expelled.


Fresh students are usually advised to resume their registration as the grace period given to new students is for a period of one month from the day of resumption.

On the first day of registration students are expected to show evidence of payment of school fees as stipulated on the admission letter.
When collecting admission letters students are made to sign an undertaking which will be placed in their personal files as well as present the originals of their credentials.

Students are expected to make other payments which include; uniform, record of training booklet, examination and stationeries, handbook, harmonized code of ethics for nurses in Nigeria etc.
No student will be registered without the full payment of fees.

Payment of school fees at a later date by students or sponsors will under no circumstances be entertained.
Students are strongly advised to receive all fees from their sponsors before the registration days expire as defaulters will be ejected at the expiration of the last day of the exercise.

No students will be registered with any information different from the one he/she gained admission with, unless substantial evidence has been forwarded to and approved by the principal.

All students are required to complete the forms given to them. The approved training regulations and hostel regulation forms must be thoroughly read and understood and students must append their signature indicating their acceptance of all the contents therein.

A compulsory medical fitness examination must be carried out in government approved health institution on each student. The result must be submitted to the school and it must also come along with a medical fitness certificate and chest X-ray film.

An orientation program is organized by the 2nd week of the registration process. It lasts for one week and all students (new) are expected to attend compulsorily.
During the orientation exercise, the principal introduces formally the teaching staff and other key officers to the new students; for the purpose of familiarization and offer advice to be of good behavior.

Note that subsequent payment of school fees are made during the course of the training; basic student nurses in the month of November annually and post basic student nurses in the month of march annually.


1. Birth certificate/declaration of age (original)
2. WAEC/NECO certificate (original)
3. Testimonial for 6 years (original)
4. Admission letter (original)
5. Indigenization certificate (original)
6. Photocopy of all credentials
7. 4 passport photographs

Hope the above information is valuable? all questions regards School of Nursing Gwagwalada admission procedures, examination, admission forms for 2022/2023 academic session have been duly answered in this post.

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