List of Nursing Schools without JAMB Entrance Exam in Nigeria

Do you want to know the list of school of nursing in Nigeria without JAMB that do not require entrance exam?

If YES, then this is the only post to read.

There are various schools of nursing in Nigeria that you can attend without writing a JAMB examination.

To make sure you are aware of that possibility, we will talk about admissions into nursing schools to help you secure the dream of attending your school of choice without JAMB.

There is a significant difference between nursing school admission and university nursing admissions.

As a graduate of the University studying nursing, you are awarded with a degree in Bachelor of Science while after completing school of nursing you are awarded with the certificate of a registered nurse.

The School of Nursing in Nigeria without JAMB

Here is the list of nursing schools that do not require the JAMB entrance exam in Nigeria:

  • Adamawa State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Yola, Adamawa State.
  • Anambra State College of Nursing Sciences, Nkpor.
  • Baptist School of Nursing, Saki, Oyo State.
  • Benue State School of Nursing and Midwifery, Makurdi, Benue State.
  • Bowen School of Nursing, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
  • College of Nursing and Midwifery, Eleyele, Ibadan.
  • College of Nursing and Midwifery, Katsina, Katsina State.
  • College of Nursing Sciences Umulogho, Obowo, Imo State.
  • College of Nursing Sciences, Adazi-Nnukwu, Anambra State.
  • College of Nursing Sciences, Mbano.
  • College of Nursing Sciences, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Ihiala, Anambra State.
  • College of Nursing Sciences, St Mary’s Joint Hospital, Amaigbo.
  • ECWA School of Nursing, Egbe.
  • Imo State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Orlu, Imo State.
  • Kaduna State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan, Kaduna State.
  • Kwara State College of Nursing Oke-Ode, Kwara State.
  • Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery, and Public Health Nursing, Igando.
  • Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Iwo, Osun State.
  • Merit College of Nursing Sciences, Orlu (MCNS).
  • Ogun State School of Nursing and Midwifery, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
  • Ogun State School of Nursing, Ilaro.
  • Osun State School of Nursing, Asubairo Osogbo, Osun State.
  • School of Midwifery (SOM), Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
  • School of Nursing (SON), Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Abuja.
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery, Emekuku, Owerri, Imo State.
  • School of Nursing, Agbor, Delta State.
  • School of Nursing, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Tudun Wada, Kaduna State.
  • School of Nursing, Akure.
  • School of Nursing, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
  • School of Nursing, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Ungwa Uku, Kano State.
  • School of Nursing, Babcock’s University Teaching Hospital, Illishan-Remo.
  • School of Nursing, Baptist Medical Centre, Eku, Delta State.
  • School of Nursing, Benin Kebbi.
  • School of Nursing, Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, Delta State.
  • School of Nursing, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
  • School of Nursing, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
  • School of Nursing, Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos.
  • School of Nursing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State.
  • School of Nursing, Ogbomoso (SONO).
  • School of Nursing, Reddington Hospital, Lagos.
  • School of Nursing, Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
  • School of Nursing, University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State.
  • School of Nursing, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin, Kwara State.
  • School of Nursing, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, Enugu State.
  • School of Nursing, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • School of Nursing, Warri, Delta State.
  • School of Post Basic (SOPB), Nephrology Nursing, National Hospital, Abuja.
  • Sokoto State College of Nursing.
  • The School of Nursing, University of Ibadan.
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN) School of Nursing.

While the Schools and Colleges of Nursing that are requiring JAMB, will, at the end of their programmes (a 4-year course), award ND/HND in Nursing, these schools that are not requiring JAMB will award the Basic/General Nursing at the end of the 3-year basic nursing.


Here are the ways you can gain admission without JAMB into nursing school in Nigeria:

1. General Nursing Programme

Admission into the nursing school without JAMB is through the general nursing programme.

It is a three-year program of which on completion students are awarded the certification of a registered nurse.

It is done in all accredited schools of nursing in Nigeria.

The approved eligibility requirements for entry level is five (5) O’level credit passes which must include all relevant subjects like English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry.

WAEC, GCE, NECO and sometimes NABTEB are the eligible results needed for admission.

18 – 35 years are the required age range for admission into the Basic Nursing and Basic Midwifery Training Programme.

2. Post Basic Midwifery Programme

After acquiring the registered nurse certificate, you may further for Post-Basic Midwifery to be a licensed registered midwife.

A practice license is awarded sometimes according to the school after 18 months of study.

During this programme, you will be provided with clinical experiences to boost your studies and also work towards attaining a clinical specialization at the certificate level.

Some of the programme you can specialize are:

  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Medical-Surgical Nurse
  • Public Health and Policy Nurse
  • Anesthetist
  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatric Nurse

Aside from nurse anesthetist which has a duration of 18 months, other specialty runs for a year.

The institutions are independent of JAMB, therefore, there is no registration through JAMB for the admission.

Hence, the reason they are not listed among the institution in the control of JAMB.

Institutions under JAMB’s board are:

  • All Universities (privately owned and public).
  • All Polytechnics (privately owned and public).
  • All Colleges of Education (private owned and public).
  • All Colleges of Health (privately owned and public).

Schools of nursing are under the administration of teaching hospitals like University College Hospital, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, and so on.

Teaching hospitals then report to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

NMCN is the primary governing body that regulates all cadres of nurses and midwives in Nigeria.

General Requirement

As candidates for Schools of Nursing, you are expected to have at least five (5) credit passes in science subjects like Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.

Asides to the general requirement, there are other requirements like interviews, age, for students depending on the school of choice.

For knowledge’s sake, it is advisable that people read through articles and not just the headings to get an idea of what you want.

Though in nursing schools JAMB is not required, there are other significant requirements that will make you eligible for the admission in that school.

Applicants are expected to get the nursing forms, write the entrance examination to pass the average marks needed for that school.

After passing the entrance examination, candidates will be asked to come for interviews.

This is to assess students for their suitability to be in that course of study.

The age rate of 16 and above is always required.

Health wise, the applicant must be in good health, and must provide a medical report from an authorized hospital.

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