Nurses are very important in every country as they offer supportive roles to doctors in the quest to save lives and attend to sick people. In most cases, nursing are in charge of making sure patients take their medications and taking other necessary indices such as blood pressure and temperature normally.
There are two options available for those who intend to become Nurses in Nigeria. The first option is to undertake a five year course in Nursing in any University offering the course in Nigeria. Due to the difficulty of getting admission to higher institutions in Nigeria, the easier option is therefore to attend a School of Nursing.
Getting admission into a nursing school requires you to have finished your secondary school education and that you were able to pass at least 5 subjects at credit level in your WAEC or NECO at not more than 2 sittings. The subjects include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Health Science.
School of Nursing are post-secondary school institutions in Nigeria where individuals who have the desire to become a nurse could go for training. On graduating from the school, you would become a qualified nurse and would be able to work in any institution of your choice. It takes about 3 years to finish the School of Nursing and become a certified Nurse in Nigeria.
10 Top Nursing Schools in Nigeria:
(accredited and approved)
1. Basic School Of Nursing, Federal Teaching Hospital
Located in Abakaliki, Ebonyi. Her website is http://www.sonfetha.com/
2. Mater School of Nursing
Located in Ebonyi State. Her website is www.matersomn.org while their email is firstname.lastname@example.org. They can be reached on 08063267858.
3. School of Nursing Joint Hospital
Located in Mbano. The school of nursing is located at the Joint Hospital Mbano, P.O.Box 123, Umuduru Isiala Mbano, Imo State Nigeria. Their website is www.sonmbano.org while their e-mail is email@example.com. They can be reached on 08039450698.
4. ECWA School of Nursing, Egbe
Located in Kogi State Their website is http://www.esonegbe.net/eportal/index.php while their e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org Website:
5. School of Nursing, Ogbomoso (SONO)
Located in Osun State. Their address is at School of Nursing Bowen University Teaching Hospital (BUTH) P. O. BOX 15, Ogbomoso. Their website is www.bowensonogbomoso.com while their e-mail is email@example.com. They can be reached on 07063749966 and 08035248406.
6. Ondo State School of Nursing
Located in Akure, Ondo State. Their address is PMB 675 Igbatoro Road Akure,Ondo State. Their website is www.sonak.org and they can be reached on 08060598781 and 08155082970.
7. Oyo state College of Nursing and Midwifery
Located in Oyo State. Her website is http://www.oyostatecollegeofnursingandmidwifery.com
8. FCT School of Nursing
Located in Abuja, Nigeria. Her address is FCT School of Nursing, Gwagwalada – Abuja. Her website is http://www.fctson.abj.gov.ng
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9. School of Nursing- Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital
Located in Sokoto. Her address is at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, SokotoP.M.B. 2370,Sokoto.Nigria. Her website is http://www.uduth.org.ng/nursing.php while her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. School of Nursing, Birnin Kebbi
Located in the Birnin area of Kebbi State. They can be reached on 07037730280 and 08036311379.
Source of Nursing statistics: CompareQualityCare.co.uk