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Direct Entry Requirements for Nursing/Nursing Science

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Seeking admission through JAMB Direct Entry (DE) into Nursing and Nursing Science requires every prospective applicant to know the requirements.


  1. You have to know the list of the universities accepting DE applicants for Nursing - since, of course, not all universities are.
  2. You equally need to understand where those universities require BSC (Degree), HND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB, or any other Advanced A'level programmes.


This post will strictly list the requirements of universities offering Nursing Direct Entry (200 level admissions). If you want to know those accepting applicants for UTME (100 level admissions), read "34 Universities Offering Nursing and Requirements"

All Universities are Accepting DE Applicants for Nursing

At the time of this post, all universities offering Nursing/Nursing Science are accepting Direct Entry candidates.


Hence, once you have the requirements, you can check for your favorite university and consider that during the JAMB DE registration or while changing institutions/courses.


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General DE Requirements for Nursing/Nursing Science

Irrespective of the universities, on a norm, below are the requirements for a degree in Nursing and admission through DE. Candidates seeking DE Nursing admission should have at least one of the following.


  1. 'A' Level passes in any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics
  2. ND Upper Credit in Prosthesis and Orthopaedic Technology.
  3. Two (2) 'A' Level passes in Biology/Zoology, Chemistry, and Physics plus three (3) other 'O' Level credit passes in Mathematics, Physics, and English Language.
  4. 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

Specific DE Requirements by Universities Offering Nursing/Nursing Science

There is, (at the time of this writing) a university that wants certain grades and conditions from the Direct Entry applicants. 


Federal University of Technology Owerri

FUTO requires; 


  1. At least 'A' level passes not below Grade C in any two of the following Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics (just like others)
  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

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47 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info, I have HND Microbiology and will like to switch to Nursing, will my qualification be accepted?

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    1. If you read the post again, you will notice there is no school accepting that (at least not right now). The information in this post is in accordance with the JAMB brochure. However, you can visit a few school to see if they can consider you.

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    2. I studied botany and graduated with 4.19 can I apply for nursing via DE?

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    3. Take the time to read the post above again. There is no university asking for botany as a DE requirement for Nursing.

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    4. It might be worth doing some research as I know there are some MSc pre registration nursing courses in the UK that will accept you onto the course with ANY prior degree, even one that falls out with the usual territories of health/social care/science. Good luck : )

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  2. Do universities accept RM for direct entry

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    1. Which university accept RM to start from 200l

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    2. You can try a private university of your choice. I'm sure LAURECH accepts tit for its distance learning programe in Nursing.

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  3. Pls sir, I studied community health sciences in a college of health and I want to switch to Nursing using direct entry, is it possible?

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    1. I don't think so. Checking through the available universities and their requirements, I could not find your course. See it through the link below too.

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

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  4. Hello Mr Techie
    I have a degree in Biology Education (B.ED)
    Ans I want to study Nursing as a second Degree..
    How do I go about it sir?

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    1. You'd better obtain a new JAMB UTME nd process Nursing. I'm not sure any university can accept education for Nursing. They majorly accept RN and post RN midwifery and degrees in medical and clinical courses.

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  5. Ssir pls is they any exam for nursing direct e try exams

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    1. Most universities won't conduct entrance exams for their Direct entry applicants, those going for degree nursing. Yet, we still have a few e.g. UNILORIN that still does such exams. Find out about your own school before deciding.

      For the schools of Nursing, to study basic nursing, generally all conduct entrance exams

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  6. Good day,
    I have a degree in Health promotion and environmental health education. Which university can I apply to in order to get into direct entry nursing.

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    1. You can try any university offering Nursing. See list in the post below.

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

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  7. Good day sir,
    Am currently about to finish my ND programme, please sir will I be accepted to study nursing in a federal University through direct entry?.

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    1. Yes, if your ND is from Prosthetics and Orthotics. Otherwise, you may be out of luck.

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    2. Pls I ve science lab technology in ND AND HND, In microbiology, pls can I used it to study nursing , direct entry 200 level in achiever university

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    3. So far so good, all universities offering Nursing and accepting ND/HND that I know only consider Prosthetics and Orthotics - not SLT/Micro

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  8. Pls I have BSc Microbiology, can I apply for direct entry Nursing?

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    1. Check the post, under Specific DE Requirements by Universities Offering Nursing/Nursing Science and see if any of the option is talking about Microbiology. If yes, you can. If no, you can't.

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  9. Sir, I studies dental surgery technician in college of health, can i be admitted directly into school of nursing to study, BSE nursing?

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    1. I don't think so. I've not seeing any school of nursing or universities including that course for DE. Read the post above.

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  10. Sir after studying health technicians in school of health can I apply for bsc nursing in university through direct entry

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    1. I don't think so. If you check through the universities, in the JAMB brochure, as also in the post above, no university is officially accepting that.

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  11. Sir I have a Bsc in anatomy, can I apply for direct entry Nursing

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    1. If you read the post above, to detail, you'll see no university is accepting anatomy for Nursing. Hence, I'm not sure there is any chance with your course.

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  12. Sir I studied BIOLOGY/INTEGRATED SCIENCE in NCE will I be accepted with DE to the University

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    1. No. As you can see in the post above, the universities have stated what they want and NCE in any course is not among.

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  13. Can I study in school of nursing then after my level 100 I do a direct entry to university to study medicine

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    1. No. You have to complete your school of Nursing programme first before you can obtain JAMB DE form to cross to a university

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  14. Good day sir, please can i get admission as DE for medicine with RM?

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    1. Yes, you can gain Nursing admission with RM. However, you'd better tried very less competitive universities for that. This is because very many universities prefer RN. More so, if you don't mind the distance learning of the Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomoso, Oyo State, they accept RM without preference.

      Read about LAUTECH ODL through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/11/lautech-distance-learning-admission.html

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  15. Good day sir, I have a B. Sc in fisheries and aquatic science, can I get direct entry in nursing?

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  16. Sir pls can I study school of Nursing then after my level one I will then switch to any university of my choice to study nursing with DE admission?

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    1. No. You have to complete the school of Nursing before you can switch with DE

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  17. Good morning, sir, please can I be given direct entry admission to study nursing with ND in food technology?

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    1. As you can see in the post above, NO. No school states food technology as its DE requirement for Nursing.

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  18. Good day Sir... Please can I get a Direct Entry into School of Midwifery with my Animal Science degree?

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  19. Please can community health diploma holder gain admission into nursing through DE

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  20. Sir please I wrote maths in my jupeb but I want to study nursing what can I do

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  21. Can I gain direct entry as an RM?

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  22. Hi. Good day. I’ve got a bsc in zoology. Does that qualify me in getting a direct entry for nursing science in a university like UI?

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