List of Post-basic Nursing Courses in Nigeria

0 Shares

This article provides a list of post-basic nursing schools in Nigeria and the admission requirements for candidates aspiring to secure admission for a post-basic nursing course in any of these schools.

Nurses assist doctors in treatments and surgeries. Nursing is a professional course wherein students are trained to become healthcare professionals who take care of patients. A qualified registered nurse is trained to provide preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services to patients and the entire community.

List of Post-basic Nursing Courses in Nigeria

Post Basic Nursing Courses in Nigeria

The Post Basic Nursing Course has a duration of 1-2 years.

  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing and Management
  • Diploma in Perioperative Nursing and Management
  • Diploma in Pediatric Nursing and Management
  • Diploma in Accident & Emergency Nursing
  • Peri-operative nursing and midwifery
  • Post Basic Anaesthesia Nursing

Others include:

Public Health Nursing
Orthopaedic Nursing
Paediatrics Nursing
Anaesthetist Nursing
Accident and Emergency Nursing
Pre-operative Nursing
Ear, Nose and Throat Nursing
Burns and Plastic Nursing
Cardiothoracic Nursing
Occupational Health Nursing
Intensive Care Nursing
Nursing Administration
General Nursing

Entry Qualification for Post basic nursing:

Candidates applying for a Post basic nursing must have the following qualifications:

  • Five credit passes in not more than two sitting in WAEC/NECO, SSCE/GCE/OL which must include: English language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
  • Candidate must be a qualified Nurse duly registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
  • Candidate must have at least one-year Post registration and clinical experience in the relevant area
  • Interested candidates should be of age 17 ½years and above
  • Students with foreign examination board result(s) are expected to submit an evaluation report or equivalent grading from the Federal Ministry of Education along with the result.
  • NABTEB is currently not acceptable.

List of Post Basic Nursing Schools in Nigeria

  • School of Post Basic Nursing Peri-Operative, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Nursing, Calabar- University of Calabar Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, Benin- University of Benin Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing, Benin- University of Benin Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Peri-Operative Nursing, Benin- University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin
  • School of Post Basic Peri-Operative Nursing, Irrua- Irrua Specialist Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Nursing A&E,  Benin- University of Benin Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Cardiothoracic, Enugu- University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Anaesthetics, Enugu- Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Ophthalmic Nursing, Enugu- University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Burns & Plastic, Enugu- National Orthopaedic Hospital
  • School of Psychiatric Nursing, Enugu- Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital
  • School of Post Basic in Peri-Operative Nursing, Enugu- University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Orthopaedic Nursing, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Ophthalmic Nursing, Zaria- Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Paediatric, Zaria- Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Ear Nose and Throat, Kaduna
  • School of Post Basic in Ophthalmic Nursing, Kaduna National Eye Centre
  • School of Post Basic in Orthopaedic Nursing, National Hospital, Dala –Kano
  • School of Post Basic in Paediatric Nursing, AKTH
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Accident & Emergency, University of Ilorin
  • School of Post Basic in Nursing Paediatric, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Accident & Emergency, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Paediatric, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Ophthalmic Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic in Peri-Operative Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic in Accident & Emergency Nursing, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos
  • School of Post Basic in Orthopaedic Nursing, NOH. Igbobi, Lagos
  • School of Post Basic in Peri-Operative Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife
  • School of Post Basic Nursing in Occupational Health, University College Hospital, Ibadan
  • School of Post Basic in Peri-Operative Nursing, University College Hospital, Ibadan
  • School of Post Basic in Anaesthetic Nursing, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
  • School of Post Basic in Critical Care Nursing, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
  • School of Post Basic in A&E Nursing, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic in Paediatric Nursing, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital
  • School of Post Basic in Critical Care Nursing, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Abuja

At the Post basic nursing schools, students are expected to learn the following qualities:

  • Patience
  • Abilities to deal with patients of all ages (children, adults and aged persons).
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Discipline
  • Focus
  • Nursing studies and skills
  • Eye for detail

Career opportunities for graduates of Nursing

  • Critical Care Nurse: A critical care nurse is responsible for taking care of seriously ill or injured patients. The job roles of such nurses include assessment of patients’ medical condition, diagnostic tests and assisting doctors with the required medical procedures.
  • Nurse Instructor: A nurse instructor has the job of developing, planning, and instructing nurses in medical programs.
  • Nurse Manager: A nurse manager is a professional who evaluates the performance of staff nurses, conducts interviews and helps to contribute to the professional development of staff nurses.
  • Community Health Specialist: A nurse can work as a community health specialist or a health educator. Such helps to develop and implement health policies and programmes and also inform the public about various health-related issues.
  • Nursing Assistant: A nursing assistant is a trained professional who provides basic care to patients and helps them in their daily activities.
  • Chief Nursing Officer: One of the major responsibilities of a chief nursing officer (CNO) is to maintain the standards of clinical and patient care. A Chief Nursing Officer ensures patients are well taken care of and that the nurses are doing their jobs well.

Other specialities include:

  • Adult nurse
  • Children’s nurse
  • Learning disability nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • Midwife

 




0 Shares

Leave a Reply

error: Content is Read-Only!!