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NOUN Admission Requirement For Nursing Programme

I am excited that you are interested in pursuing a nursing degree at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Nursing is a discipline, a profession, and a service. This article provides you with all the information you need about the requirements for admission into NOUN Nursing School.

I understand that many students who are aspiring to pursue a career in nursing lack the general knowledge about the nursing career, the NOUN nursing program, admission requirements, and how to enroll to study nursing at NOUN. This article aims to fill that gap by providing you with comprehensive information about all of these topics.

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What Is Nursing?

Nursing is a profession within the health care sector that focuses on the care of individuals, families, and communities. As we all know, the ratio of nurses to patients in Nigeria is very low compared to other advanced countries. Hence, the rush for the services of nurses in Nigeria.

What do nurses do? They save lives, prevent complications and prevent the suffering of patients. Just like Doctors, nurses are indispensable sets of people we can not do without.

Admission Requirements For Nursing Programme in NOUN

NOUN’s nursing programme has been fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), so you don’t need to worry about completing your nursing program at the university. Your degree award is safe and secured.

NOUN offered admission into the nursing programme without JAMB, in other words, you don’t need to pass or sit for jamb before you can apply.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS B.NSC. NURSING SCIENCE ENTRY LEVEL: 200

NOUN Admission into BNSC Nursing is available for Direct Entry 200 Level only

COMPULSORY O-LEVEL SUBJECTS
SubjectMin Grade
BiologyC6
ChemistryC6
English LanguageC6
MathematicsC6
PhysicsC6
MORE CREDIT PASSES AMONG THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
SubjectMin Grade
Animal HusbandryC6
Book-keepingC6
Business ManagementC6
Civic EducationC6
CommerceC6
Computer StudiesC6
Cost AccountingC6
Data ProcessingC6
EconomicsC6
Financial AccountingC6
FisheryC6
Food & NutritionC6
Further MathematicsC6
General Science/scienceC6
GeographyC6
GovernmentC6
Hausa LanguageC6
Health ScienceC6
Home Econs/mgt./scienceC6
Igbo LanguageC6
Islamic Studies/i.r.k.C6
Literature In EnglishC6
MarketingC6
Office PracticeC6
TourismC6
Yoruba LanguageC6

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Registered Nurse Certificates of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • A valid practice license issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • Six months working experience, and letter of attestation from current place of clinical practice for registration.

Graduation Requirements

The following conditions are required to graduate from the B.NSc Nursing programme:

Years/ Semester Required: The candidate must have spent a minimum of 4 years (or 8 semesters) from entry (from 200 Level).
Credit Units: Candidates that entered the programme must have a minimum of 148 credit units including the 18 units of University electives to graduate.

Compulsory (Core Courses): The candidates must pass all compulsory (core) courses as listed in the outlined programme proposal (OPP) to graduate.

NOTE

  • Only a registered nurse with a Licence/Certificate can apply for nursing at NOUN University.
  • The duration of study is 4years
  • Academic qualification: Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree (B.N.sc)

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264 Comments

          1. Pls can I get any nursing school I can do part -time for diploma because I don’t have a nursing certificate just seeking for admission if I can get any part-time

          1. Pls can I get any nursing school I can do part -time for diploma because I don’t have a nursing certificate just seeking for admission if I can get any part-time

      1. Can I apply for any health course with this result?
        English B3
        Social studies B3
        Int. science B2
        Mathematics A1
        Chemistry B3
        Physics B3
        Biology B3
        Elective MathA1

    1. I will like to know if there is admission into school of nursing from 100 level.

      Secondly, can someone with all the O’level requirements but he/she is an Auxiliary Nurse and working with government clinic for past 11 year now as Senior Health Attendant apply?

  1. Pls I don’t understand uwot u mean by u must be a nurse. Is it my learning it b4 getting enrolled? Like orgzilary nursing

    1. I mean you must have diploma in nursing before you can apply.

      you must have Registered Nurse Licence/Certificate

  2. pls, I’m a Registered Nurse but I want to know the requirements that qualifies me for admission into 200L, contrary to admission requirement 1 above.

    1. Admission Requirements

      1. Admission is available for 100 Level only.

      2. A minimum of 5 credits in O’ levels.

      3. Compulsory courses required in O’levels are Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

      4. Registered Nurse Licence/Certificate is required.

      5. Duration of study: Five (5) Calendar years with one year internship in a recognized health care institution.

      6. Registration obtained: Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN) and Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN).

      7. Academic qualification: Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree (B.N.sc)

      1. Please sir did you mean I can’t apply for nursing in noun without having certificate in register nursing
        What if I wants to use jamb to study nursing with o level result

        1. I am interested in the answer to this question.
          I have a chew certificate, can I get admission into nursing?

  3. but we should be able to apply without been a RN etc…. i thought we are actually applying to become one(RM,RN etc) so why requesting for a licence/certificate?…. so we have to attend a university before we come apply for nursing in NOUN?

  4. but we should be able to apply without been a RN etc…. i thought we are actually applying to become one(RM,RN etc) so why requesting for a licence/certificate?…. so we have to attend a university before we come apply for nursing in NOUN?

          1. Good afternoon.. please I have certificate in health assistance can I use it to apply for bsc nursing in noun?

          2. Hello, I have certificate in Community Health Extension Worker (SCHEW) can I apply for Bsc nursing in NOUN

          3. Can someone get any other specialty like Peri op nursing certificate apart from psychiatry certificate?

          4. Pls when u mean health tech can I enrolled with diploma in community health worker. Into bsc nursing

          5. Please can I Enrol for nursing degree with a diploma in community Health Extension worker certificate

          6. What course will I study as a student which graduated from secondary but did not have the opportunity to go to school of nursing gwagwalada?
            What will I be studying? But my main aim is to study nursing and not any other course
            Don’t they have a class for people who want to study nursing but have not attended school of nursing and has no RN

      1. But this is not fair Mr Gbenga, some of us are actually trying to do this for the first time and this is soo discouraging trust me. at least there should be some level of consideration especially for those of us who are taking interest in the course for the first time, pls encourage and not discourage us.
        like me for instance, i am a graduate of Applied Microbiology why do i need to go to a university before studying Nursing in NOUN, thats not fair at all, please deeply look into this sir. I will be glad if you can kindly consider and look into our matter
        thanks for your prompt and considerable response.

        kind regards.

      2. I have applied for nursing already but I am not a registered nurse even though I have the experience of five years and a certified environmental health technician, how do I get my money back or change the course to pathology or anatomy?

        1. NOOOO

          Admission Requirements
          1. Admission available for 100 Level only.

          2. A minimum of 5 credits in O’ levels.

          3. Compulsory courses required in O’levels are Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics .

          4. Registered Nurse Licence/Certificate is required.

          Special Admission Consideration(s)

          1. Hello sir, I got second class lower in chemistry, please can I enroll for nursing in noun ?

  5. Yes, am a registered nurse.can I start from 200Level like other universities are offering and run d programme for 4years?

  6. Currently running the program but haven’t heard about Being also given RM and public health. Kindly confirm sir.
    If it’s true which level is the council exams taken?

  7. I am a registered nurse and I am interested in running a nursing program in NOUN. How long does it take to complete the program? Someone said it’s 4 years. And how often does one need to be in school?

    1. Only registered nurse can apply…. admission can be given base on consideration by the school.

      Pls goto any NOUN study centre close to you for more enquiry

  8. Please I’ll like to know. Doing the program at noun qualifies you for RN,RPHN,RPN in addition to the Bsc certificate or you can be any of the above to gain entry into noun

  9. How can one be a registered nurse? Is it by going to d University for diploma programme or by going to school of nursing

      1. Good evening sir, pls can I apply with registered midwife certificate. If yes, let me the courses am to offer and how to register

  10. Dear Mr Gbenga,
    My sister elder is a food scientist at the moment but wants to purse her passion for nursing. She has no background in nursing at all. Can she start from the beginning in your institution?
    What steps does she need to take?
    I await your favourable response.
    Thanks.

  11. I am an auxilary nurse, and I have my certificate from the hospital I was trained. Can I Apply for nursing in NOUN with the certificate

  12. Please what did you mean by lisence, am an auxiliary nurse I have my certificate and my identity card can I study nursing at noun university

  13. If a qualification in view is RN RM why do you still limit your admission to 100levels for those already qualified as nurses but seeking to go for BNSc
    2. Can RM nurse apply
    3. Is there a window period for one to obtain any deficiency at admission
    Thanks

    1. Admission Requirements
      1. Admission available for 100 Level only.

      2. A minimum of 5 credits in O’ levels.

      3. Compulsory courses required in O’levels are Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics .

      4. Registered Nurse Licence/Certificate is required.

      Special Admission Consideration(s)

  14. I left school of nursing in my second year but now a graduate of chemistry can I apply for Nursing at Noun with transcripts from the school of nursing…….

  15. I’m so much confused… I have certificate in health assistance… can I use it to apply for bsc nursing in noun? 100 level as said .

  16. I have a diploma from a school health and I studied community health care. Can I apply for nursing with my certificate

    1. PLs an I have a diploma in Hospital/ health administration and management . PLs can I use it to apply for nursing in your institution

    1. Visit any NOUN study centre close to you…

      you can be offered admission base on consideration

      Here are the Requirements

      1. Admission available for 100 Level only.

      2. A minimum of 5 credits in O’ levels.

      3. Compulsory courses required in O’levels are Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics .

      4. Registered Nurse Licence/Certificate is required.

      Special Admission Consideration(s)

  17. I am a Registered Nurse, Wishing to Apply for NOUN, 1. I Want To know if the One year Internship is part of the 5 years for NOUN ODL 2. Is It possible to get Admitted to 200l after meeting all the Requirements

      1. Please I have my RN and currently resides in Lagos State. I checked the requirements, does it mean we will be offered RM, RPHN

  18. please, I went to a college of Health and I have my OND cert for Community Health; am I qualified to come study Nursing in NOUN?

      1. Plz wot course do u need to study in a school of health technology to qualified for admission into nursing program in noun

    1. Auxillary nursing is not legally acknowledged in Nigeria. To be a nurse you need a licence, which will issued after you have completed your training in school of nursing (3years), or in university. You will be required to write a board examination. If you pass ,the license will be issued to you.

  19. My name is Bimbo, I went health tech Akure where I obtained my diploma in Community Health Extension Workers (SCHEW) can I apply for the admission and which level will I be admitted. Thanks

  20. Good evening sir plz am an auxiliary nurse and I have my certificate can I apply I don’t have licence but I have my certificate

  21. If I enroll at a particular NOUN center and along the line I relocated to another part of the country, can I continue my studies(exams) there or I have to go back to where I enroll?

      1. Good day Mr Gbenga,
        I graduated from College of Health Technology with Senior Community Health licence and certificate, can I apply for Nursing BSC in NOUN?

  22. Am a registered midwife at the end of the program will the school allow me to sit for final exam and be awarded as a BNSc nurse

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      B.Sc. Information Technology
      B.Sc. Environmental Science and Resource Management
      B.Sc. Environmental Management and Toxicology
      B.Sc. Mathematics
      B.Sc. Maths and Computer Science
      B.Sc. Biology
      B.Sc. Chemistry
      B.Sc. Physics

  23. Hi sir I’m community nurse with a licence of nursing and midwifery of Nigeria,graduated from college of nursing can i get admission into BSC nursing

  24. Pls sir, can I apply to study nursing at noun with basic certificate in midwifery and licence? And for how manybyear?
    Also will o be awarded degree in nursing and midwifery with public health at noun? Wat re d qualifications from now after my bsc nursing and midwifery at noun. Thank you

  25. Pls sir, I am still studying nursing in School of Nursing can I still apply for Nursing in NOUN since I have evidence as the students of the school.

  26. Iam a .register nursery and wish to apply at Noun pls send the link to apply to me.

  27. Good evening, can I apply for the B.SC nursing program direct entering using a B.SC biology degree?

      1. Good evening please I want to ask about this I apply for nursing in 2018 with dental Surgery technician certificate and I was admitted that time I was giving matric number I hope I can still further my education

  28. I have ND results as a Lab technician can I apply for direct entry into nursing with it ? And pls is the Nursing course online teaching as well

  29. please I want to understand something, for those that did not study nursing and Which to now how do we do about the (practice license) but have the 0-level.

  30. in your enquiry, u mentioned registered midwife .
    how comes a midwife can’t get the admission
    REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (ANY)
    REGISTERED MIDWIFERY PASS
    REGISTERED NURSE (RN) PASS

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