List of Schools and Colleges of Nursing in Nigeria

Schools of Nursing
A school or college of Nursing is usually a division of a government or private teaching hospital. Teaching hospitals are usually established by universities offering Nursing as a degree course. However, the Schools of Nursing don't award degrees i.e BSC, instead, students are awarded Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwifery (RM) or a series of certificates depending on the courses attended. Read School of Nursing VS Nursing at University: The Differences.

For illustration, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is an independent university under which Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) is operating. While the university runs degree Nursing within the University campus, the Teaching Hospital runs the school of Nursing within the hospital complex.

If a candidate is interested in a degree in Nursing, he will have to go to the university using JAMB UTME. If he is interested in the school of Nursing, he doesn't need to write UTME instead, entrance exams into the college.

Degree Nursing is a 5-year course in a university while Registered Nursing is a 3-year course in a teaching hospital.

With the differences established, below is a list of schools or colleges of Nursing in Nigeria. NOTE: For more details and application guidelines for each of the schools, click on the name of each.

List of Schools/Colleges of Nursing in Nigeria

University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital is a government-owned college of Nursing situated at Utuku Ozalla Enugu, Enugu State. The Hospital began early in the 20th century as a standard general Hospital for Africans built by colonial administrators.  It later metamorphosed into a general hospital on the attainment of Nigeria’s independence in the 1960’s.

However, at the end of the Nigerian civil war in 1970, the then government of East Central State transformed it into a Specialist Hospital with effect from July 1, 1970.

The Teaching Hospital trains candidates for several programmes including g Nursing, School of Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Health Information Management, Biomedical Technology, Dentistry, Post Basic Nurse Anaethestist Programme, PeriOperatiye Nursing School, Cardiothoracic Nursing School, Post Basic Ophthalmic Nursing School, School of Midwifery, Community Health Officer Training.

2. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC)

Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex is popularly known as the OAU school of Nursing. This is government-owned is situated in Ile-Ife Osun State.

The college's popular programmes include Basic General Nursing, Post Basic General Nursing, Post Basic Midwifery, Post Basic Perioperative Nursing, and related certificate courses. It also runs HND and ND programmes under its School of Health Information Management (SHIM)

3. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Teaching Hospital (UITH)

The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital belongs to the second (2nd) generation of Teaching Hospitals in the country. The Hospital came into existence on the 2nd of May 1980 along with five other hospitals located in Jos, Calabar, Sokoto, Maiduguri, and Port Harcourt.

The objectives for which the Hospital was set up are: To Train Medical and Paramedical Personnel, To deliver Health Care Services, To serve as referral Centre for other Hospitals around and To conduct researches

The Teaching Hospital usually admits candidates for programmes including Basic Nursing, Post Basic Nursing, Diploma and certificate courses. It also runs the School of Health and Technology for HND and ND applicants to produce community health workers.

4. Oyo State State School of Nursing, Eleyele Ibadan

The Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery was formerly known as Oyo State School of Nursing which was established in 1949 and sited at the Old Army Barracks in Eleyele, Ibadan while Oyo State School of Midwifery was established in 1954 at Yemetu. The School of Nursing Eleyele was the first School of Nursing in Nigeria and it trains student nurses that provide nursing care for the citizenry in rural and urban areas either at the primary, secondary or tertiary level of health care settings. 

The two schools have been training nurses and midwives since their inception contributing their quota to human development and standardized health care delivery. On 24th August, 2005 the two schools namely; Oyo State School of Nursing, Eleyele and Oyo State School of Midwifery, Yemetu, Ibadan was merged together through an enabling act of Oyo State House of Assembly.

The College usually admits applicants into her Basic General Nursing, Basic Midwifery and Post Basic Midwifery programmes.

5. Benue State School of Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery is a state-owned college situated at J S Tarka Road, Makurdi, Benue State.

The school is regular at admitting candidates for her Basic Nursing programme which doesn't require UTME as earlier stated.

6. Ogun State School of Nursing

Ogun State School Of Nursing And Midwifery Complex is a state-owned college for training health workers. The college is situated at Idi-aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The school of Nursing regularly admits applicants into her Basic General and Post Basic Nursing and Midwifery programmes.

7. Ekiti State School of Nursing

School of Nursing Ado Ekiti is a state-owned college situated at Ado Town, Ekiti State. The college was established to produce health practitioners for the need of the immediate community and Nigeria at large.

The school of Nursing usually admits for Nursing and Post Basic Nursing Programmes.

8. Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital 

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State. 

The school aims to offer highly specialized, excellent, prompt, affordable and accessible healthcare services that would meet the health care needs of our clients in an environment that promotes hope and dignity irrespective of status whilst developing highly competent healthcare personnel in an environment that stimulates excellent and relevant research.

Like several other colleges of Nursing, the school admits for Basic Nursing and Post Basic Nursing programmes. Under its Health Information Management Programmes, you can obtain a form for any of the National Diploma (ND), Pre- Higher National Diploma (PRE-HND), and Higher National Diploma (HND).

9. Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital is a tertiary Government Teaching hospital located in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. It was formerly known as Bayero University Teaching hospital. The current chief medical director is Prof Aminu Zakari Muhammad.

The College admits for General Basic Nursing, Post Basic Nursing and different other diploma and certificate courses including Post Basic Paediatric and Nephrology Nursing Programm. It also admits for the Higher National Diploma (HND) and National Diploma (ND) applicants for its Health Information Management programmes.

10. Kaduna State College of Nursing

Kaduna State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan is a state-owned college situated at Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan, was first established in 1977 by the then Kaduna State Government, as School of Midwifery, Kafanchan. The sole aim then was to address the problem of shortage of middle-level manpower in the Health sector through the training of Midwives. Thus, the school dedicated itself to the training of qualified Midwives for the Health sector of the economy.

Currently, the school only admits to Basic Nursing, Basic Midwifery, and Post-Basic Nursing programme. Admission forms are usually FREE.

11. University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital (UCH)

University College Hospital, Ibadan is a federal teaching hospital in Ibadan attached to the University of Ibadan. The school of nursing is situated at Layi Ayanniyi Street, Ibadan, Oyo State.

The University College Hospital (UCH) was strategically located in Ibadan, then the largest city in West Africa which is also the seat of the first University in Nigeria. The physical development of the Hospital commenced in 1953 in its present site and was formally commissioned after completion on 20 November 1957. The University College Hospital, Ibadan was initially commissioned with 500-bed spaces. Currently, the hospital has 850-bed spaces and 163 examination couches with occupancy rates ranging from 55-60%.

The college does admit for General Basic Nursing, Post Basic Nursing, and Certificate courses.

12. Oyo State College of Nursing & Midwifery, Kishi

This school of Nursing is a satellite Campus of the Oyo State College of Nursing & Midwifery Eleyele, Ibadan. The college is at Kishi township. Kisi is a large town in Oyo State, Nigeria. It is the headquarters of the Irepo Local Government Area. Kisi is located at the northern part of Oyo state and is the headquarters of Irepodun local government.

The school of nursing usually admits candidates for the regular Basic Nursing programme under the umbrella of the Oyo State College of Nursing & Midwifery Eleyele, Ibadan.

13. Adamawa State College of Nursing & Midwifery

Adamawa State College Of Nursing And Midwifery Yola is a state-owned college of Nursing located at ola Bye - Pass Road, Wuro Hausa, Yola.

Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has approved full and final accreditation of the nursing program and yearly admission intake of the College of Nursing and Midwifery Yola.

The college admits for General Nursing and Midwifery programmes.

14. Kastina State School of Nursing and Midwifery

Kastina State School of Nursing and Midwifery is a state-owned school of nursing situated at No 3 Isa Kaita Road Near Motel Junction, G.R.A. Katsina, Katsina State. The college operates Kasimu Kofar Bai School of Nursing Katsina and Nana Babajo School of Midwifery Malumfashi.

Programmes of the college include Basic Nursing, Post Basic Nursing, Refresher Basic Nursing and Foundation Year Programme (FYP).

15. Federal Capital Territory (FCT) School of Nursing

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is a federal-owned college situated at Gwagwalada Rd, Gwagwalada, Abuja. The school's authorities are the Federal Capital Territory Administration, the Health and Human Services Secretariat, the Nursing Department of FCTA and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja acts as the sole proprietor of the school through the Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS)/Nursing Department, the FCTA interprets and executes government and Nursing Council programs and policies as it is related to nursing manpower development in FCT.

Generally, you can obtain both Nursing and post Basic forms at the college.

16. University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBH)

University of Benin Teaching Hospital is a premier and multi-specialty healthcare service provider in West Africa. The Hospital is located in Ugbowo, Benin City and got established on May 12, 1973 following the enactment of an edict of the Nigeria National Health Act.

This is a federal-owned college situated at Benin Lagos Express Road, Uselu 300283, Benin City.

The college usually admits applicants into her Basic Nursing, Post Basic Nursing, and various other certificate courses. It also admits candidates into her Institute of Health Technology for HND and ND programmes. It also sells forms for the Community Health Officers Training Programme.

17. Lagos State School of Nursing (LUTH)

Lagos State School of Nursing Igando is a state-owned college of Nursing situated at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria.

At the School of Nursing, LUTH, Lagos, we give you maximum flexibility to study the academic discipline of your choice, nursing. We have a commitment to quality and relevance in teaching and aim to prepare you for a successful nursing career.

The college usually admits into Basic Nursing, Post Basic Nursing, and Midwifery programs.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi Enugu State runs this federal-owned College of Nursing. 

Like any other school of nursing, available programmes include Basic Nursing, Post Basic Nursing and Midwifery.
Kwara State College of Nursing, Oke Ode is a state-owned college of Nursing and Midwifery situated along Specialist Hospital Road, Oke Ode, Kwara State.

The college is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. It is a state-of-the-art and holistic Nursing Training Centre, recording a 100% success in the last NMCN Basic Nursing qualifying examination.

The College admits candidates for only two programme yearly for now. First is the 3 year Basic Nursing Programme which starts in September and is meant for secondary school leavers. The second is the  Post Basic Nursing Programme in March. 

20. Cross River State School of Nursing

The School is a state-owned college of Nursing situated at Itigidi, Cross Rivers State. Itigidi is a commune in Abi local government area of Cross River State.

The college usually sells forms for her Basic Nursing Programme. As of now, no official website for the school as forms are usually obtained directly at the college and through bank payment.
The School is a federal-owned college of Nursing situated at School Ido-Ekiti town, Ekiti State. The college is operated under the ambit of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti.

As of now, the college only admits into the General Basic Nursing programmes.
The school is a state-owned college of Nursing operated under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health, Department of Nursing, Directorate of Nursing, New Government Secretariat, Abeere, Osogbo Osun State. The premise is located at Asubiaro Osogbo, Osun State.

Currently, the college admits applicants into here Basic General Nursing,, Post - Basic General Nursing, and Post-Basic Midwifery programmes.

23. Shehu Sule College College of Nursing and Midwifery, Damaturu

Shehu Sule College of Nursing and Midwifery Damaturu is a state-owned college situated at Gujba Road Opposite General Sani Abatcha State Specialist Hospital, Damaturu.

The college usually admits into Basic Nursing, Basic Midwifery, and Community Midwifery programmes.

24. BOWEN School of Nursing Ogbomoso

School of Nursing Bowen University Teaching Hospital Ogbomoso is a private-owned college of Nursing situated at Plot 4, Ilorin – Ogbomoso Road, Ogbomoso. Oyo State, Nigeria. The School is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

The college is aimed at preparing young men and women as beginning professionals in the field of nursing, only students who complete the three (3) years course are prepared to sit for the Final Examination of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and upon their success in this examination are eligible for registration as QUALIFIED NURSES.

25. Mercy College of Nursing & Health Sciences Iwo

Mercy Medical College currently comprises The College of Nursing and The College of Health Sciences & Technology.

Mercy College of Health Sciences & Technology Ikire-Ile Iwo Osun State was established on 1st February 2021 and accredited on 30th June 2021. The College of Nursing is dedicated to providing a conducive learning environment for intending students for the Basic Nursing programme (RN).

26. Baptist School of Nursing Saki

The College of Nursing is established and administered by the Baptist Convention. Located at Saki, Oyo State, the college of Nursing admits candidates for the Basic/General Nursing.

27. School Of Nursing, Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro

Sacred Heart Hospital is a private college of Nursing situated in Lantoro, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Form for Admission into Basic General Nursing Programme of School of Nursing, Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta becomes available by February every year.

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  1. Pls when writing jamb for nursing course is it allowed to add college of nursing as choice in jamb registration

    1. Yes. You will find some colleges of nursing on JAMB because those are accepting JAMB for admission. Read the post below.

  2. Is Lagos state college of nursing offering student ND/HND since jamb is now a requirement to get admitted

    1. If the demand for JAMB UTME, they will offer ND/HND.

  3. What nursing school can I apply to that isn't competitive. I've tried several over the years?
    The admission rate Is low and applicants are so many


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