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Requirements to Study Nursing/Nursing Science

Admission Requirement to Study Nursing/Nursing Science; including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB Subject Combinations, Course Description and Career Opportunities 

 

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To study this course in Nigeria Universities, you must fulfil the admission requirements which must include one or a combination of ‘O’ level results. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), Course description and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. And if you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria, maybe it’s time you consider studying online or study abroad for free through scholarships

What is O level/WAEC subject combinations (requirement) for Nursing/Nursing Science?
You must have Five credit in subjects needed to study Nursing/Nursing Science in WAEC. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The core O level that is the compulsory WAEC subject combinations for Nursing/Nursing Science must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject

 

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What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Nursing/Nursing Science?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). If you score 180 and above in this recent JAMB UTME- All is well with you, but if your score is below 180, Please consider College or Polytechnic.. Don’t expect JAMB score upgrade. White collar Scammers are everywhere. JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles passing JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combinations for Nursing/Nursing Science are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Physics

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A level result you need) to study Nursing/Nursing Science?
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes from Biology/Zoology, Chemistry and Physics plus 3 other ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, Physics, and English Language.
(ii) NRN or its approved equivalent plus five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language and one Science subjects chosen from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene, Health Science, Further Mathematics and General Science.
 

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Just a reminderEverything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combinations above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice.

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Nursing/Nursing Science, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Nursing/Nursing Science?
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A level Result
  • Academic Calendar

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Nigeria Universities offering Nursing/Nursing Science are:

  1. Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo
  2. Bayero University, Kano
  3. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  4. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  5. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  6. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  7. University of Ibadan (UI)
  8. Igbinedion University Okada
  9. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  10. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  11.  University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  12. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  13. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  14. Madonna University, Okija
  15. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  16. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  17. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  18. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  19. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  20. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  21. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  22. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) (registered nurse only)
  23. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  24. Abia State University, Uturu
  25. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  26. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  27. Achievers University, Owo
  28. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  29. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  30. Bowen University, Iwo
  31. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)

 
Course Description for Nursing/Nursing Science: 
Degree in Nursing/Nursing Science is one of the known course that deals with the management of human health and its immediate environment with or without a physician. Females have been known to major in this course. It is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses may be differentiated from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of practice. …Click here to improve this course description.
 

Where can I work with a Degree in Nursing/Nursing Science? 
Having a Degree in Nursing/Nursing Science does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.
 

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The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combination for Nursing/Nursing Science have been listed above but, some Universities may accept Pass in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.

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