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[VERIFIED] 49 Universities that Accept IJMB for Nursing in Nigeria

Nursing: A Brief Background

Nurses in Nigeria are licensed to practice professionally by the NMCN after completing extensive educational and clinical training and passing appropriate professional exams.

In Nigeria, becoming a nurse necessitates completing nursing training at a school of nursing, a school of basic midwifery, or a university.

The School of Nursing offers a three-year hospital-based programme that culminates in the award of a Certificate in General Nursing.

The curriculum is designed to allow nursing students to learn in the classroom for half of their training and then go on clinical placements for the other half.

In a similar vein, the school of basic midwifery offers a three-year training program for midwives.

Although it is progressively being phased out, this method is no longer the norm.

Nurses are also educated in Nigeria’s universities. Nursing programmes in the university usually run for five years. The programme leads to professional qualifications as well as a bachelor’s degree.

Student nurses take the professional test for the Certificate in General Nursing (RN) in their fourth year of study, and in their fifth year, they study Midwifery and Public Health Nursing, which is optional.

During the fifth year, student nurses enroll for professional examinations required to qualify them as Public Health Nurses (RPH) and Midwives (RM).

They are also awarded a bachelor’s degree in addition to their professional certificates.

They must undergo a one-year internship programme after graduation.

The internship programme is intended to provide students with clinical experience and assist them in honing their clinical skills before they acquire their license to practice.

Nurses in Nigeria specialise in a variety of fields, including: Renal Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Paediatric Nursing, Accident and Emergency Nursing, Occupational Health Nursing, Anaesthetic Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Orthopaedic Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, amongst others.

Everything You Need to Know about IJMB (Interim Joint Matriculation Board)

Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) is an approved, proven, and certified Advanced level curriculum moderated by Ahmadu Bello University with coordinating bodies at various tertiary institutions and study centers around the country.

At its inception, the program was intended to provide a chance for individuals who were unable to secure entrance to traditional degree programs at Northern Universities for a variety of reasons.

Candidates who have not yet received their Ordinary Level (O’ level) results are also eligible to apply.

The Federal Government has recognised the IJMB as a platform for gaining admission into higher institutions both in Nigeria and overseas.

IJMB is a reliable programme. Every year, around 20,000 candidates apply for the programme, and more than 70% of those who apply are accepted into the 200 level of their desired institution and course.

IJMB is accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The programme offers an Advanced level examination that qualifies students for Direct Entry (DE) into the 200 level.

Candidates must choose any THREE (3) A/L IJMB Subject Combination that corresponds to their selected university field of study, whether it be a Science, Art, or Social Science course.

Candidates would then be lectured for the required amount of time at their chosen Study Centre before taking the final examination. Successful candidates can use their IJMB certificate to get admission to any Nigerian tertiary institution’s 200 level via Direct Entry after completing the programme.

More than 80% of Nigerian federal, state, and private universities now recognise and accept the IJMB certificate.

The program is organised into two (2) semesters and lasts for one academic session (9-10 months).

Your ordinary level result is the primary admission qualification for the IJMB. Anyone who wishes to apply for the IJMB must have finished their secondary school education. Candidates who are awaiting their ordinary level results can still apply for the IJMB programme. Candidates who are nearing the end of their secondary school education are also eligible to apply.

Federal Universities that Accept IJMB for Nursing

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Bayero University, Kano
  3. Nnamdi Azikwe University
  4. Obafemi Awolowo University
  5. University of Benin
  6. Usmanu Danfodiyyo University, Sokoto
  7. University of Port Harcourt
  8. University of Lagos
  9. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  10. University of Maiduguri
  11. University of Calabar
  12. University of Jos
  13. University of Abuja
  14. University of Ibadan
  15. University of Ilorin
  16. University of Lagos
  17. University of Uyo
  18. National Open University of Nigeria

State Universities that Accept IJMB for Nursing

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Abia State University, Uturu
  3. Benue State University, Makurdi
  4. Chukwuemeka Odumegu Ojukwu University
  5. Delta State University
  6. Ebonyi State University
  7. Ekiti State University
  8. Enugu State University of Science & Technology
  9. Gombe State University
  10. Imo State University
  11. Kogi State University
  12. Kaduna State University
  13. Lagos State University
  14. Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology
  15. Ondo State University of Medical Sciences
  16. Olabisi Onabanjo University
  17. Osun State University
  18. Lagos State University
  19. Delta State University, Abraka
  20. Niger Delta University, Bayelsa
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Private Universities that Accept IJMB for Nursing

  1. Afe Babalola University
  2. Al-Hikmah University
  3. Babcock University
  4. Covenant University
  5. Bingham University
  6. Bowen University
  7. Igbinedion University
  8. Gregory University
  9. Madonna University
  10. Lead City University
  11. Achievers University

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Maryam A

Maryam AbdulWahab is a creative writer and lifestyle blogger. She is also a graduate of Economics from Al-Hikmah University. She lives and breathes literature. When she isn’t writing prose or blog posts, she is reading a fiction work or studying events around her. She writes from Lagos, Nigeria. You can find more of her works on her handles.

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