The general public are hereby notified about the ongoing admission into the FCT school of nursing located in Gwagwalada Area Council in Abuja. Interested candidates are hereby advised to apply before the application deadline.
The application into the FCT School of nursing is in two batches yearly, one taking place in September while the other in March of every year.
FCT School of Nursing admits candidates for two different programs yearly.
The 3 year basic nursing program which starts in September is meant for secondary school leavers, while the 18 months post basic nursing program which commences in March is meant for qualified midwives.
Application forms are advertised for and purchased at a prescribed fee and candidates who fulfill the nursing and midwifery council entry requirements are invited for an entrance examination and oral interview for those who pass the entrance examination which is organized and conducted by the HHSS/nursing department.
Candidates who score the desired entry points from the aforementioned assessments are selected for admission into the program(s).
The basic general nurse training is a general course open to young males and females of not less than 17 years of age at the time of admission (September)
a) BASIC NURSING
1) Holders of WASC or its equivalent with at least 5 credits passes including English, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology at not more than 2 sittings.
2) WASC, G.C.E or NECO results should not exceed 10years from the date of sitting for the examination.
b) POST BASIC NURSING
The post basic nurse training is open to registered midwives.
They should posses at least evidence of completion of the one year mandatory community midwifery and the notification of registration from the council in addition to the basic entry requirements stipulated for the basic training program.
Other entry requirements for admission include certain categories of persons authorized by the nursing & midwifery council of Nigeria to spend a specified length of time in an approved training school in Nigeria before registration (foreign graduate nurses).
Admission into the basic nursing training program of the FCT School of Nursing is September of every year and March for the post basic nursing program
Entrance examination is as follows; June for basic nursing and December for post basic.
Successful candidates go through oral interview at dates fixed by the appropriate panel set up for this purpose.
DURATION OF THE COURSE
a) For basic nursing program, the successful candidates undergo three years of training.
b) For post basic nursing program, the successful candidates undergo 18 months of training.
c) Other categories are as recommended by the nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria.
Transfer students from other schools of nursing is unacceptable.
Students are self sponsored but recently the FCTA gives a monthly allowance to students on the basic nursing program.
The stipend will automatically cease after the release of the N&MCN professional examination results or if after the student had stayed for three and half years in school for whatever reason or if for any reason, the student discontinues the program with the school.
REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION
1. Birth certificate/declaration of age (original)
2. WAEC/NECO certificate (original)
3. Testimonial for 6 years (original)
4. Admission letter (original)
5. Indigenization certificate (original)
6. Photocopy of all credentials
7. 4 passport photographs