List of Universities Offering BSc Nursing Science in Nigeria

The Nursing profession is a prestigious career in Nigeria. Nursing offers a lot of opportunities within and outside Nigeria.

Nursing Science is under the College of Medicine at the ]undergraduate level in Nigerian universities.

You can study Nursing in a fully accredited Federal, State, or Private University in Nigeria.

See the list of Schools of Nursing in Nigeria.

The duration of Nursing Science is five (5) years plus one (1) internship and NYSC.

In this post, I will show you the complete list of Federal, State, and Private Universities in Nigeria that offers Nursing Sciences.

Federal Universities Offering Nursing in Nigeria

Here is the list of Federal Universities that offer Nursing in Nigeria;

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi
  • University of Maiduguri
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • University of Nigeria
  • Bayero University Kano
  • University of Benin
  • Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi
  • University of Calabar
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • University of Ilorin
  • Usman Danfodio University
  • University of Lagos
  • National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Jos
  • University of Port Harcourt
  • University of Uyo
  • Federal University of Health Sciences Ila-orangun

State Universities Offering Nursing in Nigeria

Here is the list of State Universities that offer Nursing in Nigeria;

  • Abia State University, Uturu
  • Delta State University
  • Ebonyi State University
  • Edo State University
  • Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma
  • Imo State University
  • Lagos State University
  • University of Medical Science, Ondo State
  • Osun State University
  • Ladoke Akintolo University
  • Rivers State University
  • Kaduna State University
  • University of Medical Science, Lagos State
  • Ekiti State University
  • Benue State University
  • Bauchi State University
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology
  • State University of Medical and Applied Sciences Igbo Eno, Nsukka

Private Universities Offering Nursing in Nigeria

Here is the list of Private Universities that offer Nursing in Nigeria;

  • Igbinedion University
  • Afe Babalola University
  • Bingham University
  • Babcock University
  • Achievers University
  • Bowen University
  • Adeleke University
  • Lead City University
  • Madonna University
  • PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt
  • Elizade University
  • Wesley University
  • Oduduwa University
  • Redeemers University
  • Evangel University
  • Gregory University
  • McPherson University
  • Benson Idahosa University
  • Rhema University
  • Chrisland University
  • Alhikma University
  • Atiba University
  • Novena University
  • Khadijat University

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159 thoughts on “List of Universities Offering BSc Nursing Science in Nigeria”

  1. Please what’s the cut off mark for Nursing science in Abia State University and can I get admission through jupeb to study Nursing science

  2. Can one use a good IJMB result to enter directly Bsc Nursing in University of Ilorin?

    Then for JAMB, what is Unilorin cut off mark to study BSc Nursing?

    • Yes, Lydia, to your first question.

      For JAMB, you need a JAMB score above 290 to stand a good chance for admission.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

    • Hello Festus,

      While neither an RN nor a B.Sc. nurse is inherently superior, their strengths differ. RNs excel in immediate patient care with practical skills, while B.Sc. nurses offer broader knowledge and more career advancement, especially in research or leadership.

      The “better” choice depends on your career goals, learning style, and financial situation. Remember, both roles are crucial and deserve respect.

      Do you intend to practice in Nigeria?

        • Jewel,

          I guess you mean after getting an RN certificate from a School of Nursing.

          If that is correct, then you will have to apply for direct to obtain the BSc Nursing. It is four (4) years.

          Let me know if you have further questions.

  3. Sir, what is the jamb score to study nursing in Ibadan? And how much in total can should I budget for school fees, acceptance fee and others?

  4. Sir, mIeSy daughter scored 234 she wishes to study Nursing. Pls advise on Federal,State Universities and Schools of Nursing

    • Hello,

      She can apply to any School of Nursing.

      But her JAMB score is low for admission to study Nursing at the University.

  5. Hello, good day. please my sis got 229 and she is applying for Nursing science. An you recommend a state university she can apply to. Or what federal university can you recommend.. thanks

    • Hello,

      Unfortunately, your sister JAMB score is low for Nursing Science.

      Though, she stands a chance for admission at a Private University.

      I advise she applies to a less competitive course.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

    • Ivy,

      You are not eligible for admission to Nursing via direct entry.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

  6. Hello pls lasu part-time nursing is it accredited and can I know the school fee of the listed private university you mentioned

    • Praise,

      The school runs the Nursing programme.

      But they are not fully accredited in Nursing science at the moment.

  7. For someone who has 200 in jamb and wishes to study nursing is it possible and which schools are recommended for the person to apply to

  8. Good day sir,I just bagged my ND certificate in SLT from Lagos state polytechnic, what are the requirements for direct entry into university of ibadan. Thank you.

    • Mag,

      It depends on the course you want to apply to study at UI.

      Usually, you must have the correct O’level subject combination and the department’s direct entry requirements.

    • Please don’t abandon your program. Please finish it up and then apply for Direct Entry into Nursing in any University. The experience you will have as a Registered Midwife cannot not be compared to those who just started out from Year in the University and are meeting you in Year 2. By Year 4 or 5 in the University depending on when the University write their council exams you can then write your exams and get your RN(Registered Nurse) Certificate and also RPHN(Registered Public Health Nurse) certificate. Thank you

  9. I didn’t see Thomas Adewumi University Oko on the list of private universities offering Nursing. Is it that the school isn’t accredited? Please, I need to know if it’s accredited for nursing. Thank you

  10. 1) Please can I still process direct entry for 2022/2023 session.
    2) I graduated from School of Orthopaedic Cast Technology, Is it possible to apply for direct entry into nursing.

    • Hello Abubakr,

      The Federal University of Science and Technology, Ila Oragun has been accredited for nursing science program

    • Dear Simbiat,

      Can you clarify which of the Federal University of Health Science you are referring to?
      There’s one located in Azare and one in Otukpo.
      The one located at Azare, Bauchi offers Nursing but not the one at Otukpo.

  11. I am q senior community health student. I am about to finish though. And I would like to apply for a direct entry to university to study nursing. How do I go about it please??

    • Hello Ayo,

      You cannot apply for Nursing via direct entry with a CHEW result.

      The step is to apply for Nursing at JAMB or attend a School of Nursing.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

    • Hello,

      Nurses or Midwives registered with the N&MCN are eligible to apply for direct entry to study Nursing.

      What university do you want to study Nursing at?

      Let me run a check if they accept Senior Community Health officers for direct entry admission.

  12. For an individual who has an ND from a college of health sciences (JCHEW), what category of license does he or she go for, hence there are number of license.

    • Hello, Immanuel

      For JCHEW, you will get a practising license as a Community Health Worker.

      You would not get a Nursing license except if you gain admission via Direct Entry to the University.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.


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