Welcome to Naija Nurses Forum

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content.

Thinking about becoming a nurse in Nigeria?

Would you like to be a nurse?

Yes
1
100%
No
0
No votes
Depends on some reasons
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 1

User avatar
Queenet
Head Nurse
Head Nurse
Reactions:
Posts: 256
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:00 pm

Thinking about becoming a nurse in Nigeria?

Unread post by Queenet » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:57 pm

There are two routes to becoming a nurse in Nigeria. Nigeria Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NN&MC), is the regulatory body for nursing in Nigeria. Many nursing Schools will provide nursing students in Nigeria with degrees and certifications such as Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Bachelor of Nursing Sciences and post-doctorate programs as well.

General Nursing Programme
The first degree available to nursing students in Nigeria is the General Nursing Programme, which results in students being awarded the Registered Nurse (RN) title over a three-year training. Prerequisites for admission to this program include the completion of a Senior Secondary School Certificate or equivalency, as well as five credits that must include a science (Biology/Health, Chemistry or Physics) and an English-language credit.

Post Basic Midwifery Programme
Once a student becomes a registered nurse, he may apply to a Post Basic Midwifery Programme to become a Registered Midwife (RM).

Specializations
With an RN or RM to your name, students receive a Practicing License to begin a work-study program consisting of a year of professional on-the-job training. Here they gain experience registering patients and working towards a Clinical Specialization at the certificate level through professional programs. This can be in the fields on Nurse Anesthetist, Public Health Nursing, Pediatrics, Orthopedics. Ophthalmic or Occupational Health Nursing. Students can also receive credentials to work in Accident and Emergency Nursing, PeriOperative Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Burns and Plastic, Intensive Care, Ear, Nose and Throat Nursing, Cardiothoracic Nursing or Nursing Administration. These specialization programs last the full calendar year, except for the Nurse Anesthetist program, which runs 18 months.

Bachelor of Nursing Sciences
Alternatively, aspiring nurses in Nigeria can attend a five-year university where they can take courses in core subjects leading to a Bachelor of Nursing Sciences degree as well as study towards a RN, Registered Midwife (RM,) or Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN) award. As a prerequisite, students must complete five credit level passes in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC ) or Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) exams in one or two sittings in the subjects of all Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Completion of these programs must include a one-year internship in an approved health care facility.

Master or DoctorateTwo schools offer further credentials, a Master or Doctorate of Philosophy with a focus in Nursing. They are Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, and the University of Ibadan in Ibadan.


"Changing how the world thinks about nursing".

User avatar
Naijanurse
Support Nurse
Support Nurse
Reactions:
Posts: 223
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:39 am

Re: Thinking about becoming a nurse in Nigeria?

Unread post by Naijanurse » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:40 pm

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. GENERAL NURSING PROGRAMME
Candidates for admission into the General Nursing Education Programme of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria must posses 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.

Duration of Study Three (3) calendar years.

Registration obtainable Registered Nurse (RN)

2. POST BASIC MIDWIFERY PROGRAMME
The Candidate must be a Registered Nurse and must also meet all institutional Requirements to be admitted into any of the 66 schools of midwifery.

Duration of Study One (1) calendar year./td>

Registration obtainable Registered Midwife (RM)


3. POST BASIC PSYCHIATRIC NURSING PROGRAMME
The Candidate must be a Registered Nurse and must also meet all institutional Requirements to be admitted into any of the eight (8) schools of psychiatric nursing.

Duration of Study One (1) calendar years.

Registration obtainable Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)


4. BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMME (B.N.Sc.)
Five Credits level passes in WASC/SSCE or its equivalent at not more than two sittings. Subject must include English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics. Candidate must also meet all institutional requirements.

Duration of Study Five (5) calendar years with one year internship in a recognized health care institution.

Registration obtainable Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN). Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
Academic Qualification Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree.

5. HIGHER DEGREES IN NURSING
Admission requirements As obtainable in the different Universities offering higher degrees in Nursing
Academic Degrees Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy.

6. PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES
The following Post basic Nursing Programmes are run at Certificate level:

Public Health Nursing
Orthopaedic Nursing
Paediatrics Nursing
Anaesthetist Nursing
Accident and Emergency Nursing
Pre-operative Nursing
Ear, Nose and Throat Nursing
Burns and Plastic Nursing
Cardiothoracic Nursing
Occupational Health Nursing
Intensive Care Nursing
Nursing Administration
General Nursing


Admission requirements Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife with at least one year post registration experience

A current practicing license

The applicant must meet all other institutional requirements

Duration of Study One Calendar Year, except for the Anaesthetist Nursing programme which runs for eighteen (18) months

Registration Obtainable Certificate in Nursing in the area of Clinical Specialization
Nursing is not just an ART, it has a heART. Nursing is not just a SCIENCE, but it has a conscience

User avatar
Queenet
Head Nurse
Head Nurse
Reactions:
Posts: 256
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:00 pm

Re: Thinking about becoming a nurse in Nigeria?

Unread post by Queenet » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:05 pm

Nursing is a discipline of the health sector. It focuses on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining their optimal health. Nursing is a science or art that focuses on offering quality healthcare to persons and their families throughout their lives.

There are many options available in nursing for those who want to pursue nursing as a profession. Nursing is a very diverse field and offers many different sectors to work in, such as, people can work with hands-on patients or they may work in a lab or a research facility, or they may go into the teaching field to guide and educate students. This field is very vast and people can opt for any option as per their interests.

Nursing has many applications in modern day medicine. Nurses can do their specialization as Registered Nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners, head nurses or nurse supervisors, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), home nurses, home health nurses, hospital nurses, office nursing, or nursing aides. Each specific type of nurse has a different set of responsibilities to perform.

The Nursing profession requires a great deal of patience, as well as the ability to provide comfort and care to their patients. They have to perform several duties such as provide appropriate health care services to patients including clinical assessments, treatment, diagnosing medical conditions, assessing emergencies, ordering diagnostic studies, prescribing medications, leading cardiac arrest codes and documenting medical care.

There are many nursing schools, which provide nursing education. Nursing schools provide considerable clinical experience under supervision, which is typically provided in various departments of a hospital such as maternity, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery. Some nursing schools also offer clinical experience in nursing homes, public health departments, home health agencies, and ambulatory clinics.

There are various job opportunities for nurses in many different departments. Mostly nursing jobs can be obtained in hospitals, while clinics, home healthcare agencies, nursing homes, nursing schools, temporary help agencies, and government agencies too provide various openings.

Nursing jobs are in high demand nationwide and earn a high range of salary. Salary range varies as per the specialization and field of work. A nursing career also offers other benefits including a flexible work schedule, a short workweek, and tuition reimbursement as well.
"Changing how the world thinks about nursing".

User avatar
Queenet
Head Nurse
Head Nurse
Reactions:
Posts: 256
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:00 pm

Re: Thinking about becoming a nurse in Nigeria?

Unread post by Queenet » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:30 am

:mrgreen:
"Changing how the world thinks about nursing".

artmuz52
Reactions:
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:04 am

Re: Thinking about becoming a nurse in Nigeria?

Unread post by artmuz52 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:09 am

Hello! Very interesting topic, thank you raised it

christonolan
Reactions:
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:36 am

Re: Thinking about becoming a nurse in Nigeria?

Unread post by christonolan » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:17 am

The primary degree accessible to nursing understudies in Nigeria is the General Nursing Program, which brings about understudies being granted the Registered Nurse title more than three-year preparing.

These specialization programs last the full timetable year, aside from the Nurse Anesthetist program, which runs year and a half.

User avatar
Kunle Emmanuel
Webmaster
Webmaster
Reactions:
Posts: 1894
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:02 pm
Location: Lagos
Contact:

Re: Thinking about becoming a nurse in Nigeria?

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:33 am

Collect Jamb form to university now
Nigerian Nurses lighting up the world one candle at a time.

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic

Social Media

       
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests