The nursing profession is presently one of the most enviable jobs in the labour market. They are not only in high demand but also one of the most paid professions in the world because nurses are a pivotal part of the healthcare system in any country. In fact, they make up the more significant chunk of the health care profession.
In Nigeria, nursing is the most secure and reliable profession. Unlike some other occupations, one wouldn’t sit at home for years in the name of a job hunt. Moreover, it is presently becoming a lucrative profession in the country. These days, students rush towards nursing because the profession offers fantastic opportunities within and outside the country.
So, If you have chosen the nursing profession as your career path, Kudos! you are on the right track. There are several Nursing schools in Nigeria. This post will focus on the list of schools of nursing in Nigeria and their respective school fees.
Factors to consider when choosing a Nursing school
Before selecting a Nursing school of your choice, it is essential to consider the following factors
- The ranking of the school
- The tuition fees of the school
- National Universities Commission Approval or Accreditation
- The requirements of the school
- Type of programme you want to join
- The location of the school
List of Schools of Nursing in Nigeria & their School Fees
The most important part of being a good nurse is attending a good and standard nursing school. Fortunately, we have a lot of them in Nigeria. There are over 70 schools of nursing in Nigeria and every state in Nigeria has at least a school of nursing
In Nigeria, there are two options available for students aspiring to become nurses. Firstly, you have the option of undertaking a five-year course in Nursing in any University offering the course. Then, there is the option of attending a nursing school.
School of nursing in Nigeria is like other tertiary institutions as after three years in this school, you as certified as the nurse that went to university to study.
As knowledgeable as people are about schools of nursing in Nigeria, there is some information they still lack about these schools. Therefore, if you are aspiring to be a nurse in Nigeria, it is important to know the programmes offered at nursing schools, their requirements, as well as school fees.
You should note that school fees vary across schools of nursing in Nigeria. This post will, therefore, enlighten you on the school fees of nursing schools in Nigeria.
University of Nigeria School of Nursing
This university is among the oldest and recognized Nursing school in Nigeria and has one of the best facilities in the country.
This school offers five years Bachelor of Science Nursing Programme. The total Tuition fee excluding accommodation fee is often less than N200,000.
The school fee for the School is scheduled as follow:
- First year: N64,450.00
- Second year: N45,750.00
- Third/ Fourth year: N40,650.00
- Fifth year: N40,200.00
S.O.N, University College Hospital, Ibadan
UCH Ibadan, just like S.O.N, University of Nigeria, is one of the most recognized University Hospitals in Nigeria. They produce world-class qualified and competent nurses. The school’s tuition fee structure is not more than N250, 000 per annum.
S.O.N, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
LUTH is another notable nursing school in the country. The school runs a 3 -year programme course for students. The Lagos University Teaching Hospital is in full support of the school. Their tuition fee is not stable, but as for now, the tuition is less than N250,000 per session.
S.O.N, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH)
Obafemi Awolowo teaching hospital is a reputable indigenous nursing school in Nigeria. It is also one of the most sought school. Besides, the school has the total support of Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital Management.
Their graduates are highly trained and can compete in any part of the world. Like LUTH, the school’s tuition fee is less than N200,000 per annum.
Also, OAUTH offers three years of nursing programme.
FCT School of Nursing, Gwagwalada, Abuja
This school also ranks top among nursing schools in Nigeria. The school is well equipped and conducive for learning. They train and produce qualified nurses. The school’s tuition fee is less than N200,000.
S.O.N, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)
UBTH is one of the cheapest nursing schools in Nigeria. Their tuition fee for a session cost about N80,000. The school has outstanding learning facilities and culture. The school also run a 3-year nursing programme for nursing students.
S.O.N, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital(ABUTH)
This school tuition fee like most popular schools on the list is less than N200,00. ABUTH runs a 3-year nursing programme for students not less than 17 years and not more than 26 years.
ECWA School of Nursing, Egbe
ECWA is a prestigious nursing school in Nigeria. The school is located in Kogi state. EWCA S.O.N is not only well conducive for students but well facilitated. The school’s tuition fee for a session is a little less than N200,000
Another renowned nursing school in the country is the S.O.N, Akure. The school, like other top schools, trains professional, competent, and qualified nurses. The tuition fee is not less than N250,000 per academic session.
S.O.N, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti
This school is known for its high and quality academic standard. The school is managed by the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital Management. They offer admission to students, not less than N17 years of age.
For entry level/new students, the tuition fee is not less than N260,000. This fee is excluding accommodation fee or other miscellaneous.
Mater School of Nursing
This school graduates product that can compete anywhere in the world. Their students are professionally trained. The Mater Misericordiae Hospital owns the Mater school of Nursing but it is managed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Abakaliki. The tuition fee is less than N250,000 per academic session.
S.O.N, Joint Hospital, Mbano
The school is established by the first Executive Governor of Imo State and the first bishop of Okigwe Diocese, Late Sam. O. Mbakwe, and Dr Anthony E. Ilonu, respectively. Over the years, they have grown to rank among the top 20 best nursing schools in Nigeria.
Their learning environment and lectures are top notches. The students pay not less than N200, 000 as tuition fees per annum.
Sokoto State College of Nursing and Midwifery
Though, this school may not be famous in the southern and western region of Nigeria. It does not change the fact that the nursing school is among the top nursing school in the northern area.
At the moment, the tuition fee is less than N200,000. It offers quality training to students and provides world-class professional nurses. Presently, the tuition is less than N200, 000.
General Nursing Programme (RN)
Students seeking admission into General Nursing Education programme of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria must possess the senior secondary school certificate (SSCE) or it’s equivalent with five credits to include English, either physics, chemistry or biology, at not more than two sittings.
- Programme duration: Three (3) Calendar years.
- Registration obtained: Registered Nurse (RN).
Post Basic Midwifery Programme (RM)
Candidates going for this must be a Registered Nurse and should have all the requirements to be admitted into any of the schools of midwifery.
- Programme duration: One (1) Calendar year.
- Registration obtained: Registered Midwife (RM).
Post Basic Psychiatric Nursing Programme
For this course too, the candidate must be a registered nurse and should have all the requirements to be admitted into any of the eight schools of psychiatric nursing.
- Programme duration: One (1) Calendar year.
- Registration obtained: Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN).
Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree Programme (B. N.sc)
Candidates going for this must possess Five Credits Level passes in SSCE or its equivalent at not more than two sittings. The subject must include English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Mathematics. Candidates must also meet all institutional requirements.
- Programme duration: Five years with a year internship in a recognized health care institution.
- Registration obtained: Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN) and Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN).
- Academic qualification: Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree (B.N.sc)
Now you know the list of top schools in Nigeria, their school fees, and the factors to consider before selecting a nursing school. Hope you found this post interesting and useful? Best of luck!