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Part Time Nursing Programs and Schools in Nigeria 2021

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There are many programs that allow nursing students to earn an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree online, though not entirely. Because nursing is a hands-on profession, you’ll still need to gain experience that’ll prepare you to work directly with patients in the field.

Part Time Nursing Programs and Schools in Nigeria 2021
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So, while the majority of your classroom coursework can be taken online, you’ll need to at least complete in-person clinical hours at an approved location.

To be eligible for admission into this online nursing program in Nigeria you must have a registered Nurse or Midwifery Certificates/Diploma of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria before your application will be approved, as admission into 100 level is not available.

All candidates are admitted directly into 200 level but must possess six months working experience and letter of attestation from current place of clinical practice for registration.

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All applicants must have a valid practice license issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria as this program is basically an online RN to BSN program.

List of Schools That accept Part time Nursing Programs In Nigeria

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is a tertiary institution located in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.

The main campus is in Oyo state. This campus is the site of the university’s administration, as well as home to five faculties and the post-graduate school.

Fields of study include pure and applied science, medicine, agriculture, engineering and technology, and environmental science. Another campus is located in Osogbo, home to the College of Health Sciences.

Departments of medicine and surgery, medical laboratory science and nursing are housed there.

LAUTECH has operated the face to face model as the platform for training its undergraduate and graduate students, the belief that knowledge is not a finished product has driven the University to further its nest in the production of knowledge in the Open and Distance Learning mode to provide “learners the ability to fit learning around their lifestyles, effectively allowing even the busiest person to further a career and gain new qualifications”.

Program Admission Requirements:

Applicants must possess at least five (5) credit passes in SSCE/GCE/NECO at not more than two sittings in relevant subjects. In addition, applicants should possess Registered Nurse Certificate (RN) or its equivalent. Credit passes in SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB at not more than two sittings and the subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Program Duration:

The program is a 4-year course for students.

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University is a federal government research university in Zaria, Kaduna State. ABU was founded on 4 October 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria.

The university operates two campuses: Samaru and Kongo in Zaria. The ABU online RN-BNSc nursing program is delivered entirely over the internet.

The program is affordable, flexible, convenient, and accessible.

The RN-BNSc. is designed for RNs who desire to be part of one of the top nursing schools in the nation, learn from acclaimed faculty, learn through a variety of online instructional delivery methods and move into advanced practice arenas.

Program Admission Requirements

All Bachelor of Nursing Science Students are required to take core courses which will provide knowledge in basic Nursing Philosophy and Practice. Students will also take elective courses in Law, Sociology and Psychology.

As part of the academic Bachelor’s Degree program, each Candidate will be required to go on community and hospital postings in their 3rd and 4th Year respectively for 8 weeks each semester.

The Students will have designated Clinical Preceptors for this purpose, they will be expected to have a seminar whereby they will share the experience they had throughout the period. Minimum courses per semester: 4 or 5 (must be up to 12 credit units) Maximum courses per semester: 12 (must not exceed 24 credit units).

Program Duration


The program is a 4-year course for students that enter the program through direct entry and begin from 200 level.

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife is a federal government-owned university in Osun State.

The OAU Distance Learning model involves the applications of Multimedia Technology that supports electronic instructional delivery (e-learning), as well as independent learning.

This involves the automation of most of the learning processes including the application, short listing, payment and lecture delivery using world class Student Information Systems.

The technology for e-learning, comprising a tablet device, the Digital Video broadcast and multimedia conferencing network systems enables learners to access our educational resources both on and off line at the student’s convenience.

The other delivery platforms are text and CD supported by face-to-face instructional delivery mode for courses that require residential school during long holidays for industrial training, laboratory attendance or examination.

Program Admission Requirements

: As part of the academic Bachelor’s Degree program, each Candidate would be required to go on 6 weeks community and hospital postings in their 3rd and 4th Year respectively. The Students would have designated Clinical Preceptors for this purpose, they will be expected to have a seminar whereby they will share the experience they had throughout the period.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be nurses registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (RN/ RPN/ RM/RPHN etc).
  • Applicants must possess ‘O’ Level credit in five (5) subjects obtained at NO MORE THAN TWO SITTINGS. Ordinary level passes must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry

Programme Duration:

Five Years

National Open University of Nigeria

The National Open University of Nigeria is a Federal Open and Distance Learning institution, the first of its kind in the West African sub-region.

It is Nigeria’s largest tertiary institution in terms of student numbers.

On July 2017, The Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria at its 41st General Meeting deliberated on the perception of BNSc Nursing certificates issued by NOUN and directed That: The general public should be aware that certificates issued by the National Open University of Nigeria in respect of the BNSc Nursing Programme of the National Open University of Nigeria is valid for Academic progression.

That the general public should be also be aware that certificates issued by the National Open University of Nigeria in respect of the BNSc Nursing Programme of the National Open University of Nigeria is recognized by the National Universities Commission  and  valid for employment, promotion and upgrading purposes.

Programs Available

  • Nursing Sciences – Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc)
  • Public health – Bachelor of Science, Public Health

Eligibility for Admission

To be eligible for admission into this online nursing program in Nigeria you must have a registered Nurse or Midwifery Certificates/Diploma of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria before your application will be approved, as admission into 100 level is not available.

All candidates are admitted directly into 200 level but must possess six months working experience and letter of attestation from current place of clinical practice for registration.

All applicants must have a valid practice license issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria as this program is basically an online RN to BSN program.

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