This post reveals a complete list of universities that offer nursing as a study in Nigeria.
To clarify, I will list the state universities that provide nursing services in Nigeria, a complete list of provincial universities that provide nursing services in Nigeria, as well as a list of all private nursing institutions as a major subject here in Nigeria.
Requirements for Studying Nursing in Nigeria
As a prerequisite, it is required that students who intend to study nursing in Nigeria:
- Must a minimum of credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry in either WAEC or NECO at one sitting
- Must have written Physics, Use of English, Chemistry, and Biology in JAMB (UTME).
- Must get a cut-off mark of at least 240 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to be eligible for the Post-UTME exams. I pegged it at 240 because it brightens your chances of admission.
- Must beat the University cut-off mark for Nursing in the post-UME. Score high. It is a competitive course.
State universities that offer nursing in Nigeria
Below are the best state universities that offer nursing in Nigeria:
- Abia State University, Uturu.
- Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo.
- Adamawa State University.
- Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.
- Delta State University, Abraka.
- Ekiti State University.
- Bauchi State University, Gadau.
- Benue State University, Makurdi.
- Yobe State University, Damaturu.
- Cross River State University of Science and Technology, Calabar.
- Delta State University Abraka.
Private universities that offer nursing in Nigeria
There are several private universities in Nigeria that offer nursing courses. These higher institutions are some of the best in the country.
- Babcock University.
- Afe Babalola University.
- Bingham University.
- Achievers University.
- Bowen University.
- Lead City University.
- Igbinedion University.
Federal universities that offer nursing in Nigeria
Here are some of these federal universities where you can study nursing:
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
- University of Ilorin.
- University of Port-Harcourt.
- University of Lagos.
- University of Maiduguri.
- University of Jos.
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
- University of Ibadan.
- University of Abuja.
- University of Benin.
- Ahmadu Bello University.
- Bayero University, Kano.
Truth be told, there is no such thing as a “best university for nursing in Nigeria,” so be sure the university of your choice is accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and has a teaching hospital to help you get clinical training or experience. After that, you’re ready to leave.
In terms of nursing school costs in Nigeria, you should be aware that studying Nursing Sciences in state universities and private universities is more expensive than studying Nursing Sciences in federal universities. The most important thing is to know how deep your pocket is.