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Possible Reasons Why Registered Nurses Are Not Allowed to Serve at NYSC
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I remember answering this question in my post “School of Nursing, Health Tech and Hygiene: Answers to Students’ Questions on Admissions”. But the same question keeps cropping up among my readers. 

People want me to talk further about it. Will it be possible to go for NYSC or service after completing Nursing? Will the school of nursing graduates go for NYSC?

Another lady visited me. With her presentation, she would like to go for the College of Health Technology if after finishing Nursing she would not be allowed to serve.

Well, this issue needs to be taken a bit further indeed.

First, let see the three types of Nursing programmes we have.
  1. University Nursing Programme with BSN Award: This is also a Degree in Nursing (BSN). You run this with a university of your choice. Therefore, before you are admitted for a Degree Nursing, you must have sat for JAMB UTME, chosen a university of your choice, written their post UTME and eventually been admitted into the university through JAMB.
  2. Schools or College of Nursing Programme with ND/HND Award: Here, these colleges will admit candidates to run National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Nursing. Unlike other polytechnics and colleges, where ND is done seperately from HND, the Nursing ND/HND is done uninterupedly to the end. Before you're admitted here, you need JAMB.
  3. School or College of Nursing Programme with RN Award: This is also called the Registered Nursing (RN). You’re admitted for this as a course under a university teaching hospital. To be admitted, you’re only required to have the right SSCE grades and without JAMB UTME.

I detailed the differences between the three in the post “Difference Between Registered Nursing (RN) and Registered Midwifery (RM)

And sometimes, you may want to know which one is better for you. If yes, I recommend you read “School of Nursing VS University of Nursing: Differences, Better One and List of Schools

Now, back to your question of whether you will be able to serve in NYSC after studying Nursing, here is the answer.
  • If you do Degree or ND/HND Nursing, YES
  • If you do Registered Nursing, NO.

That’s straightforward and should be clear.

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Possible Reasons Why Registered Nurses Are Not Allowed to Serve at NYSC

And if you’re inquisitive to know why, below may be some of the reasons people who go for Nursing school programmes (RN) are not allowed to serve.

  1. School/College of nursing programme is a 3-year course whereas the BSN or degree Nursing and ND/HND last Nursing 5 years
  2. Schools/Colleges of Nursing are not under the control of JAMB. A school being under JAMB is one of the prerequisites to serve because the JAMB registration number is required to mobilize students for NYSC.
  3. Schools/Colleges of Nursing graduates are only awarded the Registered Nursing (RN) certificate. Graduates of Nursing at universities are awarded RN, Registered Midwifery (RM) and BSN. While graduates or Nursing with ND/HND are awarded RN, RM and HND.

How Can You Still Serve With Registered Nursing (RN)?

If NYSC is at the top of your mind after your School or College of Nursing programme, here is what it takes:

  1. Obtain the JAMB Direct Entry (DE) form. This is not a JAMB UTME form. DE doesn’t involve writing exams like the UTME.
  2. There, you will choose the University of your Interest where to further your studies.
  3. If offered admission, you’ll be admitted into 200 level (as a direct entry applicant) instead of the 100 level for the UTME candidates.
  4. You will then spend four years at university instead of 5 years for UTME candidates
  5. After your graduation, you can then be mobilized for NYSC if you’re not more than 30 years at the year of mobilization or graduation.

You Can Serve at NYSC After School of Nursing If You Have HND Nursing

Even though the general knowledge is that schools of Nursing basic/general nursing programme is a 3-year course and as result, you can't serve unless you add the BSC to it, a few polytechnics/colleges are offering Nursing at both ND and HND level which you can attend instead of schools of Nursing.

These polytechnics and colleges are though very few, but if you should be lucky to be admitted and graduated there with HND, you're automatically qualified to go for NYSC. 

Among them are:

Conclusion

Sometimes it can be a long journey going to the school of nursing (for RN) before proceeding to universities for a degree in Nursing. However, if you can take the route, this post already gives you what to expect.

Do you think you will like to go to the school of nursing first before university? Do you think you’d better waited till you’re able to gain admission through JAMB? Drop a comment below.

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53 comments:

  1. Pm sir pls sir what route do i have to follow before proceeding to university for a degree in nursing

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    1. You will obtain JAMB UTME form, passed that and write post UTME of the school you choose.

      See more guides through links below:
      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/universities-offering-nursing-utme.html
      2. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/school-of-nursing-vs-bsc-nursing-which.html
      3. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/04/how-many-years-does-it-take-to-study.html
      4. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/04/difference-between-registered-nursing.html

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  2. Graduates from nursing school do serve (nysc) my anty just finished serving and she went to a nursing school

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    1. Ok. Thanks for the update. You need to ask for more details from your aunt. There is something you're missing.

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    2. School of nursing graduates don't do NYSC at least not they proceed to the uni and are done....

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  3. Sir so we have to first go to university that offers nursing then serve after that u go for school of nursing for another 3years am i right?

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    1. No. Once you go to a university that offers Nursing, you're more qualified than someone who goes to school of nursing. You don't need to go to school of nursing after BSC Nursing. But you can go for BSC Nursing after school of Nursing.

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  4. Ok i understand now but when will school of nursing form be out?

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    1. They're already out. Some are closed. Some are still on sales. Search this blog for any school of nursing you're interested in.

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  5. Please Sir my question is can we work in any hospitals after attending school of nursing

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    1. Yes. You can work with any hospital - be it at home or abroad. I detailed this a post you can read through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/04/difference-between-registered-nursing.html

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  6. If you meant, could you use awaiting results for nursing admission, YES. However, be sure to read the school's admission adverts to be sure they want that. Generally, awaiting results is acceptable for admissions.

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  7. Sir,what of one studying nursing in a military nursing school and the duration is 5 years but he or she wants to get a degree in nursing, how many years will the person study it in the university

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    1. More likely the same 4 years if the admission is through JAMB Direct entry. However, a few universities have internal arrangements that accept candidates into 300 level instead of the usual 200 level. I don't know of any universities accepting that for Nursing. However, if you can visit the admission office of your proposed universities, you will be informed if this will be possible.

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  8. Can you do nysc after your post basic anaesthetic nursing

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  9. Do University graduate nurse go for Nysc service?

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  10. Which university is best to study nursing

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    1. All universities offering Nursing are best at Nursing. Except that not all Nursing students are coming out the best. It's not the school that matters, its' you as a student that matters most.

      Read this below. 👇👇

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/02/best-universitiespolytechnics-in-nigera.html

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  11. Pls Sir can I go to NYSC after BSN in Nursing school?

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    1. They don't issue BSN at school of Nursing. You get that at a university offering Nursing. After BSN, you will go to NYSC.

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  12. Sir after attending school of midwifery how many years will I send to obtain a BSC

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  13. Sir can I have my own hospital after school of nursing certificate

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    1. Yes, you can but on a few terms and conditions.

      Read the post with the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/10/after-school-of-nursing-what-next.html

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  14. Sir is it possible for one to study dental surgery in school of health for the time being then after switch to any university that offers nursing because it is the the person's dream career (that is nursing course not dental surgery) but because of wasted time the person had to study dental surgery in school of health, so my question is that will it be possible to obtain an admission in any university that offers nursing even after through with dental surgery in school of health?

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    1. If you visit the link below

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

      You will find all Nigerian universities offering Nursing as a degree course.

      I checked through, I didn't see one accepting Dental Surgery for its direct entry admission.

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    2. What of if one decided to further education after school of nursing, to enter university for a different course not nursing
      Maybe courses like medical lab, medicine .. will it still be accepted in direct entry ?

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  15. For some one with no science background will school of nursing be a good foundation to start with or University nursing . please

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    1. If you're not a Science student, how can you have the required SSCE subjects for Nursing?

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  16. I find this interesting.... but the issue is the requirements..I had d7 in physics..does that means I can't push further on the admission process?

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  17. Sir if go through SON and I want to get my degree abroad instead of spending another four years going through uni.pls wat are the requirements

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  18. Sir
    Someone who study in school of nursing and another person who study nursing in the University,can they be given the same job

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    1. No. school of nursing graduate is a junior staff to a university Nursing graduate. Read more through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/school-of-nursing-vs-bsc-nursing-which.html

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  19. How many yrs will I spend in sch of nursing before going to university

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    1. Please after attending school of nursing can I futher abroad

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    2. Yes. The post will help you further.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/10/after-school-of-nursing-what-next.html

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  20. Enter your comment...i just want to enter the university straight.school of nursing has processes.especially before NYSC.but jamb is so stressful. i think uni is more better than nursing school.

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  21. Sir,those who graduated from Nigerian Army college of nursing and those that graduated from a University Nursing is both having the same rank

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    1. Just as, till now, HND and BSC are yet to be treated the same, so also is the case of HND nursing and BSC nursing.

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    2. After midwifery, can I get DE to a university?

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    3. Yes, but not all universities are accepting basic midwifery for Nursing. If it's the past basic Nursing midwifery, it's widely accepted.

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  22. Can I get admission for a HND programme after my basic nursing to any HND awarding institution in Nigeria?

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  23. Can i get D.E admission into the uni to study nursing after 1st degree in Agric.Sci.? Any better option for me? Thank You.

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    1. You can't. Agric is not a requirement for Nursing DE.

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  24. Thank you sir for your help and the adequate info you provide us with this far. My question is, after nursing school and your result and license is yet to be released, can one apply for DE with awaiting result and what are your of gaining the admission with awaiting result?

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