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Nurses are very important in the society as they work in hand with the doctors in hospitals to treat and care for the sick patients.

In Nigeria, people have sought to become nurses and they can only be qualified and certified by attending a university offering nursing degree or be enrolled in any school of nursing.

However, school of nursing is a post-secondary institution where people who could not gain admission into university to study nursing get enrolled in. It is a 3-years programme and once graduated, you are a certified and qualified nurse.

TOP 10 Nursing Schools in Nigeria

Well, not all school of nursing is good to attend. That is why we have compiled a list of top ten nursing schools in Nigeria which is typically based on the improvement in their facilities and how well they produce qualified nurses in Nigeria.

This list also involves the approval of the school by the nursing and mid-wifery council of Nigeria. Read along as we are now going to take a comprehensive look at them individually.

School of Nursing University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)

UBTH as mostly called is located in Benin city, Edo state. It was established on 12th May, 1973 by Mrs Gowon. It is the second best school of nursing as it has lots of improvement in its facilities, from bed capacity of 360 in 1973 to bed capacity of 860 in 2017.

They can boast of a dialysis center, CT scanning service, a fully integrated accident center and wholly functional oxygen production plant. They have also, so far produced lots of qualified nurses across Nigeria.

School Website: www.ubth.org

ECWA School of Nursing, Egbe

It is a missionary school established in 1955 by Dr and Mrs George Campion but got government approval in 1977. It is located in Egbe, Kogi state.

Their main aim is to glorify God by training world class competent and God fearing nurses which they have seemingly achieved by producing lots of great nurses across Nigeria.

School Website: www.esonegbe.net

School of Nursing Mbano, Joint Hospital Mbano

This institution was founded by Late Sam O. Mbake, the first executive governor of the old Imo State and Dr Anthony E. Ilonu. The aim of this institution is to achieve a full academic and produce qualified nurses of which they have pursued.

The school have kept wonderful and appreciable record in the training of nurses for the national health sector. The students are disclosed and enlightened on various clinical activities both inner and outer.

School Website: Nil

Basic School of Nursing, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki

The hospital was established in the 1930s under the British colonial administration. The institution comprises of a merger between the non existing Ebonyi state teaching hospital (EBSUTH) and FETHA (former Federal Medical Centre).

In 2011, school of Basic Nursing and School of Basic Midwifery was established. The school was established to fill a serious space, the lack of trained and qualified nurses and mid-wives in primary health care institutions in Ebonyi state and Nigeria.

The school is fully operational with state of arts accommodation, transport and educational facilities.

School Website: www.aefutha.gov.ng

Mater Misericordiae School of Nursing, Afikpo

It was founded in 1946 by St Patrick’s missionaries to solve medical needs of the society. It is located in Afikpo, Ebonyi state, Nigeria. It is owned and controlled by the Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki.

The school has been accredited by the Nursing and Mid-wifery Council of Nigeria. Mater hospital is big and well equipped with many recent facilities needed in the institution. Their aim is to produce nurses that can function effectively within their profession and to teach them their professional skills.

School Website: Mater Hospital

School of Nursing, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital

This institution is located in Sokoto. It has as well produced lots of qualified nurses in Nigeria. It has functional facilities and it creates room for adequate learning and practice.

School Website: www.udusok.edu.ng

Ondo State School of Nursing

This institution was established in January 1978 under the administration of the military government. The school started with taking in 22 students that same year of establishment and 3 tutors with 2 clinical instructors.

The school is mostly based on mid-wifery and they are so good at it. Their objective is to produce mid-wives who are competent, skilled and always available to work. With the help of the government, the school has a conducive environment which made them to achieve their desired goals.

School Website: Nil

Oyo State College of Nursing and Mid-wifery

The school which was formerly known as Oyo State School of Nursing was established in 1949 while the Oyo State School of Mid-wifery was established in 1954. On 24th August, 2005, the two schools were joined to produce Oyo State College of nursing and mid-wifery Eleyele, Ibadan.

The school trains nurses to provide nursing care to people both in rural and urban areas. The institution has therefore developed into a world wide center with its functional facilities, students hostels and a well mashed and controlled environment.

They have as well put so much energy into academic programmes, exposing them into the field appropriately.

School Website: Oyo State College of Nursing 

School of Nursing, Bowen Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso (SONO)

This institution was established on 18th March, 1907. The school as well gained approval from the Nursing and Mid-wifery Council of Nigeria. The students are kept busy in such a way that they are engaged in both class work and clinical activities.

They have improved in their faclities and have over 400 bed capacity with over 800 staff and students in a cool environment. They have produced qualified, well abled, hardworking and registered nurses in Nigeria working in all aspects.

School Website: www.sono.buth.edu.ng

FCT School of Nursing and MID-WIFERY, Abuja

The school was established in 1981 at temporary site in Sulesa, Niger state. It operated on the temporary site before it was moved to Gwagwalada specialist hospital which is now called UniAbuja teaching hospital.

The school initially began with accepting 46 students, 5 tutors and one clinical instructor. Today, the institution has expanded into having a fully functional science laboratory which is equipped with internet facilities, a library and nursing laboratory to improve teaching and learning experience in the school.

It is with no doubt that it serves it’s purpose in solving the Heath need of people both within and outside.

School Website: www.fctson.abj.gov.ng


You can be accepted in any of these schools of nursing when you at least credit 5 subjects such as English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Health science in WAEC or NECO with not more than two sittings.

It is not bad attending a nursing school. Even though people studying nursing in universities stays 5 years, you will still get a certificate of nursing degree which you can use to work anywhere.

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