Top 10 Schools of Nursing In Nigeria And Their Admission Requirements (2021)

Nursing is fast becoming one of the most popular courses in Nigeria. This in itself is not surprising as there are more demands for nurses in Nigerian hospitals – both in public and private sector – than the available trained nurses. This shortage in the number of the qualified nurses to the demand has made lots of Nigerian educational institutions opened their doors to the nursing profession and nursing aspirants now have lots of choices in terms of the institution of study.

The problem now facing most nursing aspirants is not the shortage of nursing schools but the decision on the best one to study with. The purpose of this article is to show all nursing aspirants the best nursing schools in Nigeria and the admission requirements for each. We hope this will help most nursing aspirants out there who are not sure of the institution to study with to make a decision on a school of nursing.

This is a list of the top 10 schools of Nursing in Nigeria and their requirements and as should be expected most of these schools are overwhelmed with applicants each year from various parts of the country. While we would not advise you against putting in for admission into any of the institutions we are going to mention here, we would like you to know that gaining admission to these institutions may be quite tougher than gaining admission to other institutions not mentioned here. This is because everyone wants to attend the best nursing school in the country.

But that is impossible if reasoned properly. As we all know, you can attend almost any nursing school in the country and still come out the best you can be in the nursing profession as you possibly can if you have the necessary drive and determination and are ready to bend your head and study hard. Yes, a good institution with appropriate facilities and teachers will really increase your chances of coming out with flying colors but it does not guarantee it. At the end, the effort you’re ready to put in will determine your results. So you want to take your chances with the school of nursing on our list of the top 10 schools of Nursing in Nigeria or try others as well.

So while we’ll not discourage you from pursuing your nursing dreams in any of these institutions, we’ll advise you to be extra hardworking and try in every way to be exceptional while seeking admission in any of these schools because you are more likely to meet the best of the best in these institutions. With that out of the way, we present to you the top 10 schools of Nursing in Nigeria and their admission requirements.

Top 10 Schools of Nursing in Nigeria And Their Admission Requirements

1. F.C.T School of Nursing Gwagwalada Abuja

F.C.T school of nursing located in the federal capital territory is regarded as one of the best nursing school in Nigeria. It offers robust curriculum for the nursing profession and has lots of facilities in place to cater for the various educational needs of nursing students. F.C.T school of the nursing fee is very minimal around N200,000.

Admission Requirements

As with most nursing schools, the admission to this institution is quite straightforward if you are able to meet up with its admission requirements of 5 credits in physics, chemistry, biology English Language, and mathematics. You’ll be tested with a written exam as well as an oral interview before you will be considered for admission into this institution.

2. School of Nursing University Of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)

The School Of Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital offers is an arm of the prestigious University of Benin Nigeria which offers to train nurses for the Nigerian health sector. It has been in the business of making outstanding nurses in the health sector for more than a decade and has continued to maintain its reputation for being the best when it comes to nursing. Lots of candidates continue to struggle to gain entrance into this prestigious institution as it comes with fully equipped modern laboratory facilities and good staffing. The teaching hospital will probably remain one of the best places one can be trained as a nurse in Nigeria with its great financial backing and support.

Admission Requirements

As with most nursing schools, the admission to this institution is quite straightforward if you are able to meet up with its admission requirements of 5 credits in physics, chemistry, biology English Language, and mathematics. You’ll be tested with a written exam as well as an oral interview before you will be considered for admission into this institution.

SCHOOL OF POST BASIC NURSING STUDIES:
1. Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing and management. One year).
2. Diploma in Peri-operative Nursing and management. (One year).
SCHOOL OF MIDWIFERY ENTRY QUALIFICATION
Be a Registered Nurse (RN) with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

3. School of Nursing University College Hospital Ibadan

The school of nursing university College Hospital in Ibadan is one of those rare gems in the Nigerian health institution. Established in 1952, the school aims to prepare professional nurses who are versatile in knowledge and attitude values necessary in the nursing profession. It aims to revolutionalize the nursing profession in the country and teaches its students to international standards. Equips with some of the best laboratories, its students are not just taught by the ears but are also shown practically everything they are taught in the classroom. It has a modern and well-furnished library that serves the needs the students nurses.

Admission Requirements

As with most nursing schools, the admission to this institution is quite straightforward if you are able to meet up with its admission requirements of 5 credits in physics, chemistry, biology English Language, and mathematics. You’ll be tested with a written exam as well as an oral interview before you will be considered for admission into this institution.

4. University of Nigeria School of Nursing

The University of Nigeria School of nursing took the fourth position on our list of the top 10 School of nursing in Nigeria and it really deserves that position. Being one of the best universities in the country – no doubt that, it prides itself in its effective teaching process which helps to keep students in remembrance of all they were taught. It aims to become a torchbearer in the Nigerian nursery institution by providing quality and rigorous training to students nurses. It ensures its graduates are trained to international levels so that they can also be relevant on international levels.

Admission Requirements

As with most nursing schools, the admission to this institution is quite straightforward if you are able to meet up with its admission requirements of 5 credits in physics, chemistry, biology English Language, and mathematics. You’ll be tested with a written exam as well as an oral interview before you will be considered for admission into this institution.
1. Be a Registered Nurse (RN) with current license
2. Have at least 3 years post qualification experience preferably intensive care and/or theatre unit

5. Ahmado Bello University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing

I was actually conflicted while putting the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University on this position in this list of the top 10 nursing schools in Nigeria. The teaching hospital is one of the best teaching hospitals in the country and if you doubt that you can ask around and come back here and share your findings – I’m that confident. The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing us one of those places every nursing aspirants secretly lust after within her heart. The culture, the environment, the people – it guarantees more than an educational experience, ABUTH is more than your conventional nursing school, it’s something entirely different. I could go on and on giving it praises it deserves but I won’t. Many have become faint-hearted while trying to gain admission into this school and I’ll advise aspirants to really think twice before applying.

Admission Requirements

As with most nursing schools, the admission to this institution is quite straightforward if you are able to meet up with its admission requirements of 5 credits in physics, chemistry, biology English Language, and mathematics. You’ll be tested with a written exam as well as an oral interview before you will be considered for admission into this institution.

SCHOOL OF POST BASIC NURSING PROGRAMMES

One year Programme and applicants wishing to enroll must be qualified registered nurses (RN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria with at least one-year post qualification experience.

Paediatric Nursing Course:

One (1) year programme and candidates wishing to apply must be Registered Nurses (RN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and must have at least one year Post Qualification/Registration experience. Additional Post Basic Diploma/Certificate/other relevant courses could be an advantage.

Nurse Anaesthesia Programme

Applicant must be a Registered Nurse (RN) with a current practicing license and at least one (1) year post qualification experience.

6. ECWA School of Nursing, Egbe

ECWA school of nursing is located at a major intersection between Ilorin and the confluence city. After its conception in 1995 with the provision of approval by the nursing council of Nigeria, the school has since becoming a training ground for most hardworking nurses. It was originally intended to serve as a voluntary institution to the Egbe hospital but due to financial constraints, inadequate staffing and infrastructures, it was closed down by the government in 1972. Being awaken again in 2006 after obtaining a full accreditation from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, it became a full fetched institution offering some of the best training in the nursing profession in Nigeria. It aims to promote the nursing profession to a whole new level in the country’s health sector, hence the rigorous training the nursing students are subjected to.

Admission Requirements

As with most nursing schools, the admission to this institution is quite straightforward if you are able to meet up with its admission requirements of 5 credits in physics, chemistry, biology English Language, and mathematics. You’ll be tested with a written exam as well as an oral interview before you will be considered for admission into this institution.

7. Mater School Of Nursing

The Mater school of nursing is a Catholic institution founded in 1946 by the Saint Patrick’s missionaries to solve health problems of people in the society. Since this institution is owned and managed by the Catholic organization, one should expect some extra strictness and rules from them. The school has built a strong reputation for its self as one of the best nursing school in Nigeria and it keeps training nurses that are passionate about their profession such that candidates from this school can be easily recognized.

Admission Requirements

As with most nursing schools, the admission to this institution is quite straightforward if you are able to meet up with its admission requirements of 5 credits in physics, chemistry, biology English Language, and mathematics. You’ll be tested with a written exam as well as an oral interview before you will be considered for admission into this institution.
In addition to the above, the following documents will be required from all applicants

  1. Marriage Certificate (If any)
  2. Three (3) passport photograph
  3. Baptismal Card (Very Very Important)
  4. Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age
  5. Testimonial from the last school
  6. A letter from your Parish Priest or Pastor
  7. Any Post Basic candidate should submit obtained RM Certificate/ License

8. School Of Nursing, Joint Hospital Mbano

School of Nursing, Joint Hospital Mbano is one of those schools you really heard about but are secretly working in the background building a solid reputation for itself. This school of nursing is regarded as one of the best schools of nursing in Nigeria and it rightfully took its position on our list of the top 10 nursing schools in Nigeria. The school has been training nurses from different parts of the country to international levels and will continue doing so in its student-friendly environment and well-equipped laboratories.

Admission Requirements

As with most nursing schools, the admission to this institution is quite straightforward if you are able to meet up with its admission requirements of 5 credits in physics, chemistry, biology English Language, and mathematics. You’ll be tested with a written exam as well as an oral interview before you will be considered for admission into this institution.

9. School of Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH)

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital offers gives nursing students the rare opportunity to study their courses with great flexibility. It is well equipped with modern facilities for the students to learn comfortably. The University Teaching Hospital aims to train nurses to attain a high standard in the nursing profession and because of its effectiveness in helping students achieve their goals, it has really become of the most popular school of nursing in Nigeria.

Admission Requirements

As with most nursing schools, the admission to this institution is quite straightforward if you are able to meet up with its admission requirements of 5 credits in physics, chemistry, biology English Language, and mathematics. You’ll be tested with a written exam as well as an oral interview before you will be considered for admission into this institution.

10. School Of Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital

Obafemi Awolowo University is considered one of the best universities in Nigeria. It’s teaching hospital gives nursing students the rare opportunity to learn the nursing profession in a practical way in an education-friendly environment.

Admission Requirements

As with most nursing schools, the admission to this institution is quite straightforward if you are able to meet up with its admission requirements of 5 credits in physics, chemistry, biology English Language, and mathematics in your O’level results (WAEC, NECO). A candidate applying to this school of nursing is expected to be at least 17 years old and have obtained his/her O’level results in not more than two sitting. You’ll be tested with a written exam as well as an oral interview before you will be considered for admission into this institution. You can get the application form from the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Schools of Nursing, Ife Hospital Unit, Ile-Ife and Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa. Money for application forms should be paid at the specified bank and shouldn’t be given to any individual.

For those applying for post basic general nursing, in addition to the above O’level result requirements, you will be required to be a registered nurse in Nigeria and also have at least one year of post-registration working experience.

For those going for the peri-operative nursing program, you are required to be a registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and have at least one-year working experience.

Applicants going for the post basic Midwifery program are required to be registered nurses in Nigeria and those awaiting their results from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria may also apply provided they present their registration number.

We have made this post as detailed as possible. But this post should not be substituted as a list of admission requirements for all the schools to be mentioned here. If you pick interest in any of the schools mentioned here, you are advised to visit the school website to find out their current requirements as it is bound to change without prior notice and also if you unsure or not clear about any the stated requirements you can let us know via the comment section and we’ll be glad to help or better still you can contact the school and give your complaints.