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JAMB Cut Off Mark For Nursing Science 2024 [UPDATED]

Hey SAVANT! welcome to today’s episode of my JAMB Doctor Series, here I will show you JAMB Cut off mark for students who wants to become Nurses

You will also learn how you can calculate your school’s departmental aggregate score, why it is important and lots more. No need to thank me, what are friends for? STAY TUNED!

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JAMB cut Off Mark For Nursing
Degree Awarded🏫BSc. Nursing
Course DurationFive (5) Years
SuitabilityScience Students
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One of the many requirements to studying Nursing in any University in Nigeria is meeting up with the required JAMB Cut off Mark, if you have seen my blog post on the list of Most Competitive courses in JAMB, you will see that Nursing comfortably sits at number five (5th) position.

This is because, Nursing is highly sought after by students aspiring to gain admission in Nigeria, when over 20 thousands students applies to study Nursing and only about 3000 of these students would be admitted by the few fifty seven (57) Universities that offers Nursing in Nigeria.

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The only thing that can boost your Chances of getting admitted to study Nursing is how high your JAMB score is, but then, there is a minimum JAMB score you have to score before you can be eligible to continue with the next phase of your admission processing.

So, technically, there are two things to concern ourselves with when we talk about Cut off mark for Nursing, the first is the cut off mark for Nursing that will allow you participate in Post UTME, the other thing of interest Is JAMB Cut off Mark for Nursing that guarantees your admission to study Nursing.

These two things are not the same, I know you may be tempted to ask; what are the differences between these two?

Well, the first which is JAMB Cut off mark that will allow you sit for Post UTME is the same for all courses based on the School in question, on the other hand, JAMB Cut off mark that can guarantee you admission to study Nursing is not the same for all Courses and Universities

You see the difference now.

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At the end of this article you will understand better and be well endowed with the necessary information on JAMB cut off mark and how to secure space in any University you want, all you have to do from your end is…

…sit back, take a glass of chilled water and read through diligently as I take you on this Journey, ENJOY!?

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What Is JAMB Cut Off Mark?

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As I explained on JAMB Cut Off Mark For All courses and Schools; CUT OFF MARK as a term refers to the Minimum Score one should get before being eligible to participate in a particular program.

With respect to JAMB Cut off mark, It is the minimum score JAMBites are allowed to score in JAMB before allowed to participate in the Post UTME of their School of Choice.

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Any students who gets below this score in JAMB, cannot be admitted into any University in Nigeria, except he explore other ways of getting admission aside JAMB.

Haven understood what JAMB Cut off mark is in general, let’s now address JAMB Cut off mark for Nursing…

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JAMB Cut Off Mark For Nursing

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JAMB Cut off mark for all schools

JAMB Cut Off Mark for Nursing to participate in Post UTME is 200. Some Universities may accept less, but the least any University would accept for Nursing to qualify for Post UTME is 140.

Polytechnics would have accepted a lower JAMB Score for Nursing, but unfortunately Polytechnics do not offer Nursing.

The likelihood of been admitted to study Nursing with a JAMB Score of 200 or 180 (depending on the university) is very thin, in a scale of 1 to 10, would be somewhere around 2.

The chances are low right?, that do not mean that with a Score of, let’s say 215 you cannot be admitted to study Nursing, you still can, because your JAMB Score makes up 50% of your Admission requirements.

The other 50% is from your Post UTME, O’ level or both, depending on the University’s aggregate grading system.

So, a low JAMB Score can be compensated with a high performance in Post UTME or O’ level exams (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB).

Since JAMB makes 50% of your admission requirements, certain JAMB scores can increase your chances of gaining admission to 70%…

JAMB Cut Off Mark For Nursing That Guarantees Admission

290 is a good JAMB Score to Study Nursing in any University in Nigeria.

With 270 and above as your JAMB Score, your chances of been admitted to study Nursing in any University of your Choice is Juicy (around 70%).

I will explain the reasons for this when I show you how schools calculate aggregate score for Admission shortly.

How To Calculate Your Aggregate Score For Nursing

Different Universities (Federal, State and Private) use different method to compute student’s aggregate score for admission into the department of Nursing Science…

…while some Universities use Both JAMB and Post UTME (like the University of Benin), some use JAMB and O’ level (University of AAU) while others use JAMB, Post UTME and O’ level Result *Like University of Lagos, to calculate student admission aggregate.

Irrespective of the pattern your school of choice adopts for calculating aggregate score for students, your JAMB Score will still make up 50%, your JAMB Score will be divided by 8.

Here is how your average for Nursing is calculated using your JAMB Score…

  • Your JAMB Score will be divided by 8, and your Post UTME divided by 2, to give you your total average (this is only applicable for schools using Post UTME and JAMB)
  • JAMB Score divided by 8, plus Post UTME 30% and O’ level 20% (for Schools using O’ level, Post UTME and JAMB)
  • JAMB Score divided by 8 + O’ level making the remaining 50%

From the calculation pattern above, you will see that, your JAMB score will always carry bulk of the mark, that is why a high JAMB score is important to study competitive courses like Nursing.

If you score 290 in JAMB, dividing 290 by 8 would be 36.25, the aggregate departmental cut off mark for Nursing is usually not less than 65 for most Universities

P.S; See the differences between JAMB and school Cut off mark.

You will only need to put in moderate effort to achieve this with a JAMB score of 290.

In Conclusion

A JAMB Score of 290 and above is good enough to secure admission in any University in Nigeria to Study Nursing.

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This will be all for now, I understand you may have a question or two to ask, feel free to drop them using the comment box below!

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    1. Hey Bright, 236 is low for Nursing, with respect to other Course you can change to, there are host of options, you can consider less competitive courses like Microbiology, Biochemistry, anatomy, Medical Biochemistry, Physiology, Botany etc.

  1. I scored 189 in jamb to study medicine in rsust can i change to nursing or biochemistry will they give me admission pls help me what should i do

    1. Hey Epunamchinaza, 210 is to low to study Nursing in a University, you can opt in to study nursing in any of the colleges of Nursing/midwifery with that JAMB score

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