Nigerian Universities Offering Nursing Sciences

This is a compilation of the List of Universities Offering Nursing Sciences in Nigeria.

We will also talk about;
– The subject combinations needed to study Nursing Sciences
– JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements
– O’Level Subjects and Requirements
– and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study Nursing Sciences

Nursing / Nursing Science can be studied under the Medical, Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences in the following Nigerian Universities;

  • 1.
    University of Lagos (UNILAG)
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  • 2.
    University of Nigeria (UNN)
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  • 3.
    Abia State University (ABSU)
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  • 4.
    University of Benin (UNIBEN)
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  • 5.
    University of Calabar (UNICAL)
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  • 6.
    University of Ibadan (UI)
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  • 7.
    University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
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  • 8.
    Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
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  • 9.
    Ambrose Alli University (AAU)
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  • 10.
    Babcock University (BABCOCK)
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  • 11.
    Bayero University Kano (BUK)
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  • 12.
    Bowen University (BU)
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  • 13.
    Delta State University (DELSU)
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  • 14.
    Ebonyi State University (EBSU)
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  • 15.
    Igbinedion University (IUO)
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  • 16.
    Lagos State University (LASU)
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  • 17.
    Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
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  • 18.
    Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
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  • 19.
    Osun State University (UNIOSUN)
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  • 20.
    University of Jos (UNIJOS)
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  • 21.
    University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
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  • 22.
    University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
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  • 23.
    Usman Dan Fodio University (UDUSOK)
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  • 24.
    National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
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  • 25.
    Madonna University (MADONNA)
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  • 26.
    Niger Delta University (NDU)
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  • 27.
    Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)
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  • 28.
    Achievers University (ACHIEVERS)
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  • 29.
    Adeleke University (ADELEKE)
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  • 30.
    Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)
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  • 31.
    Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
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  • 32.
    University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State (UNIMED)
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  • 33.
    Edo University Iyamho (EDSU)
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Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Nursing / Nursing Science under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences in the above Universities include;

Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

O’Level Requirements


The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Nursing / Nursing Science;

You require;Five (5) SSC credit passes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English Language

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (WAIVER) REMARKS:

 

(i)  AAU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry at a sitting.

(ii)  ABU and UI – No admission through UTME.

(iii) UI requires five (5) or six (6) ‘O’ level credit passes at one (1) or two (2) sittings to include English Language, Biology/Health Science, Chemistry, Mathematics and any one (1) of Economics, Government, Literature in English, History, Geography or Physics, (this will be an advantage).

(iv)  NDU requires’0’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings. (v) UNN requires ‘0’ level credit passes or its equivalent at not more than two (2) sittings

(v)  UNN requires ‘0’ level credit passes or its equivalent at not more than two (2) sittings.

Direct Entry Requirements


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Nursing / Nursing Science, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;

(i) Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Biology/ Zoology, Chemistry and Physics plus  three (3) other ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, Physics and English Language.

(ii) NRN or its approved equivalent plus five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes  in English Language and four (4) Science subjects chosen from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene, Health Science, Further Mathematics and General Science

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (WAIVER) REMARKS:

 

(i)  AAU

a)  accepts   Registered Nurse/Midwife RN, RM with one (1) year post registration experience; as well as RN,RPN or RN,RNA, or RN,RNT plus the UTME requirements.

b)  accepts good first degree programme e.g. Biochemistry, Anatomy, Human Physiology, Health Education, Psychology, Guidance and Counselling.

c)  does not accept a degree in Zoology and Botany

 

(ii)  ABU accepts

a)  ‘A’ Level/IJMB passes in three (3) subjects from Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology.

b)  Registered Nurse (RN) certificate with at least five (5) ’0’ level credits passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

 

(iii)  ABUAD requires three (3) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

(iv)  ADELEKE – ND credit plus the UTME minimum requirements.

(v)  UNIBEN requires three (3) ‘A’ level passes in Biology/Zoology, Chemistry and Physics plus ‘O’ level credit passes in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

(vi)  UNICAL requires NRN or its approved equivalent plus five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language and one (1) Science subject from the subjects listed in “Direct Entry Requirements” column plus two (2) years registration nursing experience

(vii)  UNICAL accepts HND in Public Health, ND in Environmental Health, Public Health Nursing from West African Health Examination Board in addition to the UTME requirements.

(viii)  EBSU accepts HND, NCE and ND with a minimum of Merit and Upper credit respectively in the relevant programme.

(ix)  UI accepts possession of any one (1) of the following professional qualifications

a) General Nursing

b) Psychiatric Nursing

c) Mid-Wifery

d) Nursing

e) Nursing Admin

f) Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics plus the UTME requirements.

g) Two (2) years post registration experience with preference to more than five (5) years experience for candidates with 1st Degree in health related programme.

 

x)  UNILORIN requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes or equivalents in relevant subjects: Biology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics

(xi)  UNIJOS requires three (3) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Physics and Biology/Zoology plus ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics and English Language.

(xii)  UNILAG requires

a) all direct entry candidates to satisfy the minimum UTME requirements.

b) registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria as RN or RN/RM with at least two (2) years post-registration cognate experience.

c) passes in three (3) JUPEB subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

d) ‘A’ level passes or equivalents in at least two (2) subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Zoology.

e) a degree in any health related subjects from a recognized University with a minimum entry requirements for College of Medicine programme.

f) without prejudice to all requirements above, the Department may also conduct an interview for prospective candidates

 

(xiii)  LAUTECH accepts

a) ‘A’ level or equivalents with passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics (or Zoology)

b) Registered Nurse (RN) Certificates plus the UTME requirements or its equivalent (as approved by Senate) plus ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

c) First Degree of LAUTECH approved by Senate in any related programme or profession plus the UTME requirements.

 

(xiv)  NDU accepts

a) NURSES: Registered Nurses (NRN), Registered Midwives (RM), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) plus five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Physics, Mathematics,  Chemistry and Biology, at not more than two (2) sittings.

b) NON-NURSES: B.Sc. not lower than Second Class  in relevant programme such as: Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, Human Nutrition, Medical Laboratory Sciences and any other relevant programme.

 

(xv)  OAU accepts Certificate of Registered Nurse (RN) or SRN or its equivalent as approved by Senate plus ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

(xvi)  UNIPORT – No Direct Entry.

(xvii)  UNN accepts

a)  Nurses registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN), plus the UTME requirements.

b)  three (3) ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at not more than two (2) sittings plus the UTME requirements.

c)  first degree in related programme

 

LIST OF COURSES AND NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES KNOWN FOR OFFERING THEM

Note: This list is based on people’s opinions.

1. LAW

2. MEDICINE AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

3. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

4. ENGLISH AND LITERARY STUDIES

5. POLITICAL SCIENCE

6. THEATRE AND MEDIA ARTS

7. MASS

COMMUNICATIONS

8. BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT BASED COURSES (BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, MARKETING, INSURANCE, ETC)

9. PHARMACY

10. VETERINARY MEDICINE

11. PURE & NATURAL SCIENCES (PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, ZOOLOGY, GEOLOGY, BOTANY, MATHEMATICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE, MICROBIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, ETC)

12. ARTS AND HUMANITIES (MUSIC, FINE ARTS, LINGUISTICS, AFRICAN & EUROPEAN LANGUAGES, RELIGIOUS STUDIES, PHILOSOPHY, ETC)

13. ARTS, SCIENCE, ADULT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AS WELL AS EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, CURRICULUM STUDIES, ETC

14. AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

15. SOCIAL SCIENCES (ECONOMICS, SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, GEOGRAPHY, TOURISM, ETC)

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