Nurses are very important in any country,this is because they offer supportive roles to doctors in their quest to save lives and help the sick.Most times,the nurses are in charge of making sure that patients take their medications and are catered for properly.
They play important roles in hospitals,due to the fact that some of them are much more experienced than some doctors when it comes to taking care of sick patients.
There are two options available for those who intend to become nurses in Nigeria.The first option to undertake a five year course in Nursing in any university offering the course in Nigeria,while the second option is to attend a School of Nursing in Nigeria.Due to the difficulty and stress involved in getting admission into higher institutions,the easier option is to attend a School of Nursing.
Getting admission to study Nursing in any university in Nigeria,you are expected to have finished your secondary school education,and that you were able to get a credit in 5 subjects,in not more than two sittings.The subjects include Englis language,Mathematics,Biology,Physics and Chemistry.
School of Nursing are post secondary school institutions in Nigeria where individuals who have the desire to become a nurse could attend for training.It is a 3year program,and upon completion,you will then sit for an exam conducted by the Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria,in order to be a certified nurse.
Nursing students can specialise in other career opportunities like medical students,which include:
- Psychiatric Nursing
- Public Health Nursing
- General Nursing
- Orthopedic Nursing etc
In light of the above discussions,I decided to compile a list of the top 10 best schools of nursing in Nigeria,based on those with the best facilities in place,and the most sought-after in Nigeria.They are as follows:
- School of Nursing University of Benin Teaching Hospital(UBTH):
It is often regarded as the best school of nursing in Nigeria due to the fact that it offers students flexibility in study in its well equipped laboratory.
- F.C.T School of Nursing
The Federal Capital Territory school of nursing is among the top nursing schools in the country,due to the fact that it has a conducive environment,equipped with a well stocked library,and state of art laboratory.Her website is http://www.fctson.abj.gov.ng. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of Nigeria School of Nursing:
The university of Nigeria is one of the earliest schools in the country,and with time comes great experience.With many resources at hand for Nursing students,She has produced some of the best nurses ever seen in the country,whose standards are at par with various international organisations.
- ECWA School of Nursing,Egbe
ECWA school of nursing located at a major intersection between Ilorin and the confluence city,was originally intended to serve as a voluntary institution to the Egbe hospital,but due to financial constraints,inadequate staffing and infrastructures,,it was closed down.In 2006,after obtaining full accreditation from Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria,it became a comprehensive institution,offering some of the best training in the nursing profession in Nigeria.It aims at promoting the nursing profession to a whole new level in the country’s health.Their website is http://www.esonegbe.net/eportal/index.php. While thier email address is email@example.com.
- Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing
Ahmadu Bello university is often regarded as one of the best universities in Nigeria and its nursing school is no different.The vision of its nursing school is to produce some of the best nurses in the country who can serve the health sectors efficiently and professionally.Its well equipped laboratory and libraries provides an educational friendly environment for students to be able to study conveniently and easy.
- School of Nursing,Joint Hospital Mbano
You may not really hear about the school of nursing joint hospital Mbano,but they are secretly working in the background,and building a reputation for themselves.The school has been training nurses from different parts of the country to international levels,and will continue doing so,due to their conducive environment and standard facilities.Their website is www.sonmbano.org. While their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- School of Nursing,Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital
Obafemi Awolowo University,considered as on of the best universities in the country,gives nursing students a rare opportunity to learn the nursing profession in an education friendly environment.
- School of Nursing,Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)
The school of nursing Lagos University Teaching Hospital is rated as one of the best nursing schools in Nigeria.It’s vision statement is to produce professional nurses who will fit into the overall vision of the hospital for efficient patient care,both nationally and internationally.
- Mater School of Nursing
The Mater School of Nursing is owned by the catholic archdiocese of Abakiliki and managed by the Mater Misericordiae Hospital.The main objective of their nursing program is to produce nurses that can harness their cognitive,affective and psychomotor domains to function effectively within the nursing profession anywhere around the world.
- Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital
Though not very popular,the Usmanu Danfodiyo University is a great school.Their nursing school is exceptional,because it engages the nursing students in rigorous training in order to ensure that they are successful as they can be.Her website is http://www.uduth.org.ng/nursing.php. While her email is email@example.com.
So everyone,I hope this list will be helpful in your search for quality nursing schools in Nigeria.Let us know your opinions through our comment section.