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List of Accredited Schools, Colleges and Departments of Nursing in Nigeria

Studying nursing in Nigeria has been one of the dynamic things in tertiary education in Nigeria, being that there is a regulatory body for this course, new updates are made to the curriculum and schools are being put in check to ensure standard nursing education is being passed to students in Nigeria.

While there is a rise in schools of Nursing applicants, some schools of Nursing have also recently upgraded from offering 3-year basic nursing programme to a 4 year ND/HND programme – this will enable nurse graduates from these schools to get ND/HND Certificate and also be able to go for NYSC apart from Universities that offer a 5-year Degree Programme in Nursing. This post focuses on admission quota and accredited schools of nursing in Nigeria.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has approved Schools of Nursing, Midwifery, Post Basic Nursing, and Departments of Nursing with the Accreditation Status and Admission Quota On State Basis.

Presently there are Four Hundred (400) Nursing Training Institutions in Nigeria. Find below the list of Nursing Training Institutions in Nigeria approved by the Council as at August 2022.

Summary/Statistics of Approved Schools that Offer Nursing Courses

 S/NKEYDESCRIPTION OF SCHOOLTotal NoNo ON EMBARGO
  1 SON School of Nursing (Basic)117
  2 SOMBP Schools of Midwifery (Basic/ Post Basic)111
  3 SOPN Schools of Post Basic Nursing Specialties72
  4 DON Departments of Nursing Sciences43
  5 CMP Community Midwifery Programme27
  6 CNP Community Nursing Programme30

List of Accredited Schools, Colleges and Departments of Nursing in Nigeria

Kindly view the adapted PDF file below for the full list of schools fully accredited to run nursing programme in Nigeria

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DEPARTMENTS OF NURSING UNDER ACCREDITATION PROCESS

  1. Department of Nursing Sciences, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  2. Department of Nursing Sciences, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  3. Department of Nursing Sciences, University of Medical Science, Lagos, Lagos State
  4. Department of Nursing Sciences, Elizade University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State
  5. Department of Nursing Sciences, Wesley University, Ondo, Ondo State
  6. Department of Nursing Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ekiti, Ekiti State
  7. Department of Nursing Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State
  8. Department of Nursing Sciences, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
  9. Department of Nursing Sciences, Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State
  10. Department of Nursing Sciences, Nok University, Kachia, Kaduna State
  11. Department of Nursing Sciences, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  12. Department of Nursing Sciences, McPherson University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
  13. Department of Nursing Sciences, Rhema University Aba, Abia State
  14. Department of Nursing Sciences, Enugu University of Science and Technology, Enugu
  15. Department of Nursing Sciences, Alhikma University, Ilorin, Kwara State
  16. Department of Nursing Sciences, Atiba University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  17. Department of Nursing Sciences, Khadijat University, Majia, Jigawa State
  18. Department of Nursing Sciences, Novena University, Delta State
  19. Department of Nursing Sciences, Ave Maria University, Nasarawa State
  20. Department of Nursing Sciences, Taraba State University, Taraba State
  21. Department of Nursing Sciences, Yobe State University, Yobe State
  22. Department of Nursing Sciences, Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State
  23. Department of Nursing Sciences, Thomas Aderum University, Oko, Kwara
  24. Department of Nursing Sciences, Alex Ekweme Federal University, Ebonyi State
  25. Department of Nursing Sciences, Well-Spring University, Edo State
  26. Department of Nursing Sciences, Arthus Javis University, Cross River State
  27. Department of Nursing Sciences, Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia State
  28. Department of Nursing Sciences, Tansia University, Anambra State
  29. Department of Nursing Sciences, Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State
  30. Department of Nursing Sciences, Joseph Ayo University, Ilesa, Osun State
  31. Department of Nursing Sciences, Gombe State University, Gombe State
  32. Department of Nursing Sciences, Abundance Wisdom University, Akwa-Ibom State
  33. Department of Nursing Sciences, Al-Istiqama University, Kano
  34. Department of Nursing Sciences, Kebbi State University, State

READ ALSO: Frequently Asked Questions on ND/HND Nursing Programme in Colleges of Nursing

NOTE:

  • FULL ACCREDITATION STATUS LASTS FOR FIVE (5) YEARS
  • PROVISIONAL ACCREDITATION STATUS LASTS FOR TWO (2) YEARS
  • EMBARGO ON STUDENTS’ INTAKE IS INDEFINITE UNTIL DEFICIENCIES ARE RECTIFIED & RESOURCE VERIFICATION VISIT  CONDUCTED AND DECISION TAKEN TO LIFT THE EMBARGO  BY THE BOARD
  • DENIED/WITHDRAWN ACCREDITATION STATUS IS INDEFINITE UNTIL DEFICIENCIES ARE RECTIFIED & RE-ACCREDITATION VISIT CONDUCTED AND DECISION TAKEN BY THE BOARD
  • THE ABOVE LIST IS SUBJECT TO PERIODIC REVIEW.

IT IS OUR HOPE THAT THE ABOVE WILL ALSO SERVE AS A GUIDE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS SEEKING ADMISSION FOR THEIR CHILDREN/WARDS.

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A. A. Badmus

A. A. Badmus is a seasoned Educational Consultant that assist students in processing admission into schools in India and Nigeria. Currently studying Nursing at OAU Ile-Ife and passionate about serving accurate and timely information to admission seekers as well as students at large. I write about Education, Tech and Health.

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