The School of Nursing, Abuja, was established in 1981 at a temporary site in Suleja, Niger state. The General Hospital Suleja served as the school’s clinical base for the student nurses’ clinical experience under provisional approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Today, the institution operates from its permanent site at U.A.T.H Gwagwalada Road serving its purpose of solving the health needs of the people of the Federal Capital Territory. The school has a total of six(6) departments; the nursing department, anatomy and physiology department, medical surgical nursing department, primary health care department, family health department, and general studies department. The school runs a Basic Nursing Programme which lasts for a duration of 3years. It also runs a Post Basic Nursing Programme which lasts for 18months.
FCT School of Nursing admits candidates for two different programs yearly. The 3year basic nursing program which starts in September is meant for secondary school leavers, while the 18 months post-basic nursing program which commences in March is meant for qualified midwives.
Application forms are advertised for and purchased at a prescribed fee and candidates who fulfill the nursing and midwifery council entry requirements are invited for an entrance examination and oral interview for those who pass the entrance examination which is organized and conducted by the HHSS/nursing department.
Entry Requirements For FCT School Of Nursing
Entry Requirements For Basic Nursing Programme
Holders of WASC or its equivalent with at least 5 credit passes including English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology at not more than 2 sittings. WASC, G.C.E, or NECO results should not exceed 10years from the date of sitting for the examination.
Entry Requirements For Post Basic Nursing Programme
The post-basic nurse training is open to registered midwives. They should possess at least evidence of completion of the one-year mandatory community midwifery and the notification of registration from the council in addition to the basic entry requirements stipulated for the basic training program.
Entry Requirements For Others
Other entry requirements for admission include certain categories of persons authorized by the nursing & midwifery council of Nigeria to spend a specified length of time in an approved training school in Nigeria before registration (foreign graduate nurses).
Registration Requirements for FCT School Of Nursing
- Birth certificate/declaration of age (original)
- WAEC/NECO certificate (original)
- Testimonial for 6 years (original)
- Admission letter (original)
- Indigenization certificate (original)
- Photocopy of all credentials
- 4 passport photographs
How much does a nurse earn in Nigeria?
On average, entry-level nurses earn N60, 000 – N80, 000 in private hospitals in Nigeria while their counterparts in government hospitals earn about N80, 000 – N150, 000. It should be noted that nurses in federal hospitals earn more than those in state hospitals. The salary structure is dependent on many factors.
Can I study nursing abroad?
There are a wide range of programs for studying nursing abroad in addition to the many different traditional studies abroad programs already available. It may be possible to enroll in a university in another country for a semester and complete courses relevant to your current program of study.
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Which is the best nursing school in Nigeria?
Top Nursing Schools in Nigeria.
- Ondo State School of Nursing Akure.
- Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery.
- FCT School of Nursing.
- School of Nursing- Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital.
- School of Nursing, Birnin Kebbi.
- Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
- School of Ophthalmic Nursing (UNTH)
What are the general requirement for schools of nursing in Nigeria?
Candidates for admission into the General Nursing Education Programme of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria must possess the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent with five credits to include English Language and either Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Health Science at not more than 2 sittings.
Which Nigerian universities offer nursing?
Complete list of Universities Offering Nursing in Nigeria
- Ambrose Alli University.
- Abia State University.
- Ahmadu Bello University.
- Afe Babalola University.
- Babcock University.
- Bayero University.
- University of Benin.
- University of Calabar.
What type of nurse gets paid the most?
The Highest Paying Nursing Careers
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
- Nurse Researcher.
- Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
- Certified Nurse Midwife.
- Pediatric Nurse.
- Orthopedic Nurse.
- Nurse Practitioner.
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