Nursing is a noble and fulfilling profession dedicated to caring for the sick and injured. In Nigeria, numerous nursing and midwifery schools provide training opportunities. The admission cut-off mark for these institutions usually hovers around 200 in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The School of Nursing and Midwifery Ụbụrụ, situated in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, is a prominent institution in Nigeria. It offers various nursing programs, including diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate degrees. To secure admission, a JAMB UTME score of 200 is required, along with:
- A minimum of five credits in relevant subjects in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or equivalent.
- Physical and mental fitness for nursing practice.
- Successful completion of the school’s entrance examination, a multiple-choice test covering diverse nursing-related topics, which must be completed within two hours.
The nursing profession in Nigeria has promising prospects, with an estimated 15% growth from 2020 to 2030. This rapid expansion is attributed to factors such as an aging population, an increase in chronic diseases, and a rising demand for healthcare services