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Universities that May Consider SLT (OND) and/or NCE for Nursing Direct Entry
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Do you know why Science Laboratory Technology is the most competitive science course in our polytechnics now?

"Of course", you’ll say yes.

Students like it. It’s sounding attractive!

You may be wrong.

Most of the time – the real reason is, very many admission seekers believe they can use that to cross to Nursing in universities. A similar issue is, it's one of the two medical/technology courses in polytechnics.

This is it. Have you heard it that you can study SLT in a polytechnic and after your 2-year ND programme, you can do JAMB Direct entry to pursue Nursing in University? Thereby, you continue to Nursing Degree at 200 level?

Some NCE holders are also finding ways to use their certificates to pursue Nursing. They want to know if there are universities accepting that for a degree Nursing.

Read: Commercial Courses Science Students Can Go for in Polytechnics

Can I Use Science Laboratory Technology ND or NCE for Nursing?

Is this possible?

Well, I regret telling you that this is most likely impossible – but not entirely.

I will explain.

Candidates are proposing Science Laboratory Technology in Polytechnics to be able to study Nursing later will be disappointed because few universities are accepting SLT for Degree Nursing.

In this post, I covered those universities that accept it and those that won't.

Ride along...

Universities Currently Accepting for Direct Entry Nursing

Though I'd detailed this in my post, "34 Universities Offering Nursing Science and Admission Requirements". Yet, in brief below are the current requirements for Nursing Direct entry admission according to the official JAMB brochure.

DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR NURSING
FUTO requires;

  1. At least 'A' level passes not below Grade C in any two of the following Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.
  2. ND/HND at Upper Credit level in Prosthetics and Orthotics.
  3. First Degree in Health Sciences.
  4. Very good passes in three JUPEB subjects namely Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. It does not accept NCE. Candidates must in addition meet the 'O' Level requirements.

With this brochure extract, it's obvious that only FUTO is accepting Direct entry nursing and with the conditions above. However, a few universities had made it opened in their admission requirements that they also accepted direct entry applicants for Nursing. Below are the conditions to know for those I can have their information handy for now.

What Other Universities Accepting for Nursing Direct Entry

Having said that you may not be able to chase Nursing admission with SLT, you must know what those universities care for instead – after all, they are still accepting candidates for DE.
  1. Our universities are majorly accepting Registered Nursing (RN) for their direct entry. In other words, applicants must have completed a three-year basic nursing program. In fact, they accept the Registered Midwifery (RM) together with some years of working experience.
  2. Some also accept A’levels such as IJMB, JUPEB, and Cambridge.
  3. Some eye for BSC/HND in the likes environmental health and some for Nutrition and Dietetics etc

Universities that May Consider SLT (OND) and/or NCE for Nursing Direct Entry

However, some will accept ND, HND, or NCE in health-related courses. This is where you can be favoured if you studied SLT in your ND days. But disappointingly, very few universities are accepting these. See them below:

  1. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Birnin Kebbi states that, to be admitted into 4 years B.Sc. Nursing Programme, the candidate must possess: ‘A’ Level passes in Biology, Chemistry and Physics ND/HND in relevant fields such as Diploma in Nursing and Dietetics, Science Laboratory Technology and Food Science and Technology with a minimum of Lower Credit plus 5 credit in WASCE/NECO/GCE
  2. Adeleke University, Ede (AUE) accepts ND credit plus five SSCE (5) subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English. However, such ND should be from health-related courses such as Science Laboratory Technology, Environmental Health, and Nutrition and Dietetics
  3. University of Calabar (UNICAL) also accepts HND in Public Health, ND in Environmental Health, Public Health Nursing from West African Health Examination Board in addition to five (5) SSCE subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English
  4. Ebonyi State University (EBSU) accepts HND, NCE, and ND with a minimum of Merit and Upper credit respectively in the relevant programme. Since they are not specific to the relevant courses, Science Laboratory Technology should be accepted.
  5. Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) also accepts ND/HND upper credit in Health-Related programme plus (5) O’level credits passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. The university does not accept the first degree or NCE.

A further Visit to the JAMB Brochure on What Universities accept for Direct Entry for Nursing

  1. Ambrose Alli University (AAU) accepts Registered Nurse/Midwife RN, RM with one (1) year post registration experience; as well as RN, RPN or RN, RNA, or RN, RNT with at least five (5) O’level credits passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.
  2. Ambrose Alli University (AAU) also accepts a good first degree (BSC) programme e.g. Biochemistry, Anatomy, Human Physiology, Health Education, Psychology, Guidance, and Counseling.
  3. Check for other universities' Direct Entry requirements in my post, “Universities Offering Nursing – UTME Subjects Combination/DE Grade and SSCE (O’level) Requirement”.

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38 comments:

  1. Good afternoon Sir, I have ND in SLT,I want to study MLT. Which university in the North should I get admission now? Please help me.

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    1. Your best bet is to check the JAMB brochure for the list of those universities. However, you can subscribe to this blog. I will soon drop a post on that. So, you can get an email update for the post and more.

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  2. Thank you so much you really helped

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  3. Good evening sir,i wanna study slt first with the mindset of crossingover to the university to study pharamacy is it possible

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  4. Good afternoon sir, I have diploma in SCHEW at school of health Akure can I cross over to Nursing through direct entry. Thanks

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    1. According to the JAMB brochure (as you can see in this post), no school states SCHEW as a direct entry requirement for her Nursing program. However, a few of these universities use the term "health related courses" which may also translate to SCHEW inclusive. Kindly visit such schools for better confirmation before giving them trials through the JAMB Direct entry application.

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  5. Sir,I finished slt In ND with a 2.9 gradepoint. Can I apply for school of nursing with direct entry

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    1. If you'd read this post to the end, you should have seen that you only had chances with a few uncompetitive universities. And that's when you have very good grade. With this point, your chance is very narrow. However, I will advise you meet with any of those universities accepting SLT for Nursing and see if you can be considered. They will attend to your questions at the admission offices.

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  6. Good afternoon sir please sir is it possible to do a direct entering course with health information management certificate OND please if yes what course and possible university

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    1. Yes, it's possible. There is the need to study JAMB brochure to decide which course will accept that and list of schools accepting it. Public Health Management and Public Health Technology are two of such courses I can mention here. Osun State University, FUTO, UNICAL etc have the latter.

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  7. Hi sir is it possible to use my ond certificate in health assistance with 4.6point for direct entry although I did jamb and I had 218 in my jamb the mark is so low for this course. But my only wish is to be a nurse sir I need your help sir

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    1. I'm not sure there is any university accepting health assistant for Nursing Direct Entry admission.

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  8. Pls sir....I'm a graduate of ND (SLT)...what other courses can I put in for as direct entry in university of Ilorin aside Nursing

    Will be patiently waiting for your response

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  9. Kindly check the list of the university's courses through the link below and the Direct Entry requirements.

    https://www.unilorin.edu.ng/index.php/351-admission-requirements

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  10. Good evening sir, I study SLT in polytechnic can I go to study nursing in university if yes, what university

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  11. Good afternoon sir, please I graduate with SLT certificate in polytechnic, can I switch to medical laboratory technology with direct entry.

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    1. Yes, you can. I detailed a few universities accepting that in the post with the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/04/can-study-mls-with-ndhnd-slt-through.html

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  12. Pls can I study nursing or public health via direct entry after having ND in hospitality management technology?

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    1. I don't think so.

      Below are the sure-courses that can be used for Nursing Direct Entry admission.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/12/direct-entry-requirements-for.html

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  13. Pls sir can I cross from slt to studying nursing In university of ibandan

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    1. No. UI requires at least ND Upper Credit in Prosthesis and Orthopaedic Technology. NRN or its approved equivalent plus five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language and four (4) Science subjects chosen from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene, Health Science, Further Mathematics and General Science.

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  14. I have my HND certificate in environmental health technology with lower credit, can I study public health nursing in the university of Nigeria

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    1. I don't think so.

      Check below link for DE requirements for Nursing.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/universities-offering-nursing-utme.html

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  15. Sir,I studied biology/chemistry in my NCE,can I study biochemistry with D.E?

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    1. Yes, you can.

      For examples, UNIBEN accepts NCE credit in Biology or Chemistry. FUNAAB accepts NCE credit in Biology or Chemistry and many other schools.

      There is the need t study JAMB brochure for more.

      https://ibass.jamb.gov.ng/?jk=UU400GHDSW6AQ98

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    2. Sir is Hnd nursing equivalent to Bsc nursing
      And which University offers masters for Hnd nursinh

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    3. Just as HND is not (at least not for now equivalent) to BSC, in any course, the same is applicable to Nursing

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  16. Good evening sir ..
    this year’s jamb didn’t do well ..they gave us low scores
    I scored 145 please Will any university accept my score

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    1. Sorry, you have to wait for each university to announce its cut-off mark before you can decide. However, most will announce 160 and above.

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  17. please sir,will it be possible to gain
    direct entry in to university to study nursing with HND in biochemistry

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    1. I don't think so. Kindly check what those universities require for Nursing Direct Entry through the link below.

      https://my.oscohtechilese.edu.ng/admission/pros/dashboard.php?subsch=3

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  18. Which universities will accept hnd in nutrition and dietetics for d.e nursing?

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    1. If you check through the list of courses and qualifications required for Nursing direct entry as in the link below...

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/12/direct-entry-requirements-for.html

      ... there is no university accepting that, officially.

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  19. Plz can I use public health certificate (ND) to study nursing in the university???

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    1. Yes but not generally accept by all universities. Check UNICAL in the list of universities through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/universities-offering-nursing-utme.html

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  20. Please sir I did pharmaceutical technology in my ND can I take direct entry into nursing in any university

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    1. No. See what each university asks for in order to study Nursing through Direct entry below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/universities-offering-nursing-utme.html

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