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Universities That Offers Nursing In Nigeria [UPDATED]

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Universities That Offers Nursing: Which university is the best to study Nursing?, What is the Cut off mark to study Nursing in Nigeria, Which State University offers Nursing?, Do UNILAG offer Nursing?.

Hey SAVANT! welcome to this exciting episode of my “Admission Guide Series“, I will provide you with the complete list of Universities in Nigeria that offers Nursing in Nigeria, pretty cool right? STAY TUNED!

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Universities That Offers Nursing

Nursing is one of the most Sought after Course to study in Nigeria, and not just that, it is also very competitive course

Out of Over 100 Universities in Nigeria, Only about fifty seven (57) including Federal, State and Private Universities are fully accredited by Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria (NMCN) to offer Nursing


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To be able to decipher the University you want to apply for to become a Nurse in Nigeria, you need to first know the complete list of Universities that offers it, this information at times can be difficult to get

…and that is the essence for today’s guide, all you have to do know now is, sit back, take a glass of water and read through diligently for details. ENJOY!

Which University Offers Nursing?

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All Universities can offer Nursing, but not all do, because not all schools can meet up with the minimum requirements set by NUC1 and Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria (NMCN) for this course.

Only Universities able to meet up with the minimum requirements can admit student to the program

…the good thing about Nursing science is, aside Universities, you can also become a Nurse or a Midwife by applying to any of the Nursing Schools in Nigeria.

The only limitation is that, the degree awarded is not a BSc certificate, since this post is to cover Universities offering Nursing and not Nursing schools in Nigeria, we will not dwell much on this, but will cover it in a later blog post.

Universities That Offers Nursing Science

Universities that Offers Nursing
Approved Universities that Offers Nursing

Federal Universities That Offers Nursing

Below are federal universities you can study Nursing;

1University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
2Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
3Bayero University Kano (BUK)
4Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi
5Federal University Oye-Ekiti
6National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
7Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi (UNIZIK
8Obafemi Awolowo University
9Usman Danfodio University
10University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN
11University of Benin, UNIBEN
12University of Calabar
13University of Ilorin
14University of Lagos
15University of Ibadan
16University of Jos
17University of Port Harcourt
18University of Uyo
Federal Universities Offering Nursing Science

State Universities That Offers Nursing

Below are state universities you can study Nursing;

1Abia State University, Uturu
2Delta State University
3Ebonyi State University
4Edo State University
5Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma
6Imo State University
7Lagos State University
8University of Medical Science, Ondo State
9Osun State University
10Ladoke Akintolo University
11Rivers State University
12Kaduna State University
13University of Medical Science, Lagos State
14Ekiti State University
15Benue State University
16Enugu State University of Science and Technology
State Universities Offering Nursing Science

Some of these state universities are in the process of accreditation.

Private Universities That Offers Nursing

Below are state universities you can study Nursing;

1Igbinedion University
2Afe Babalola University
3Bingham University
4Babcock University
5Achievers University
6Bowen University
7Adeleke University
8Lead City University
9Madonna University
10PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt
11Elizade University
12Wesley University
13Oduduwa University
14Redeemers University
15Evangel University
16Gregory University
17McPherson University
18Benson Idahosa University
19Rhema University
20Chrisland University
21Alhikma University
22Atiba University
23Novena University
24Khadijat University
Private Universities Offering Nursing Science

Universities Under The Process Of Nursing Accreditation

Below is are the Universities that are currently in the process of being accredited to Offer Nursing…

  1. Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  2. Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  3. University of Medical Science, Lagos, Lagos State
  4. Elizade University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State
  5. Wesley University, Ondo, Ondo State
  6. Ekiti State University, Ekiti, Ekiti State
  7. Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State
  8. University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
  9. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State
  10. Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State
  11. Evangel University, Akaeze, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
  12. Nok University, Kachia, Kaduna State
  13. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  14. McPherson University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
  15. Rhema University Aba, Abia State
  16. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State
  17. Enugu University of Science and Technology, Enugu
  18. Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
  19. Alhikma University, Ilorin, Kwara State
  20. Atiba University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  21. Khadijat University, Majia, Jigawa State
  22. Novena University, Delta State

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Universities Offers Nursing In Nigeria?

Currently, only 57 Universities are fully accredited to Study Nursing in Nigeria.

Do Polytechnics Offer Nursing?

NO, Polytechnics do not offer Nursing, if you must become a Nurse in Nigeria you must apply to any of the Universities listed here or Nursing Schools to study Nursing.

What Is The Best University For Nursing?

No department or School of Nursing is superior to the other, your choices should be based on whether or not the School in question has been accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria (NMCN).

If it is, then by all means make your choice.

In Summary

Only Fifty Seven (57) Universities in Nigeria is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria (NMCN) where students interested to study Nursing can apply to.

If you must apply to any school, make sure it is one listed here, because applying to any school without NMCN accreditation is a complete waste of time.

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