Nursing Course Outline in Nigeria Universities

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Nursing Science Courses

On this page, I’m going to list out Nursing course outline for you. This course outline will give you an overview of what to expect when you choose to study this course at the university. Nursing science course outline simply means subjects you will study under nursing at the university.

With this Nursing science course outline, you can quickly make decisions if this is the right course for you or change to another course before it’s too late.

Change of course after you have been offered admission to study Nursing is hard if not impossible. You may lose an extra year if you decide to change your course to another medical course.

Moreover, this Nursing course is suitable only for those with a good science background, especially in chemistry, biology and physics.

This subjects under nursing may not be taught in the universities as it is listed here but you will definitely come across all these courses under Nursing in Nigeria.

This course outline is the same in all Nigeria Universities but there may be a slight variation on the course title and the method of teaching. If you’re a Nigerian student, you can check the Nursing admission requirements.

These are the Nursing Science Course Outline in Nigeria

100 level

  • Basic Parasitology
  • Basic Practical Chemistry
  • Basic Principles of Chemistry 1
  • Basic Principles of Chemistry II
  • Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry II
  • General Biology (Practical)
  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • General Mathematics
  • General Physics for Life Sciences
  • General Physics for Life Sciences II
  • General Physics for Life Sciences III
  • General Studies Courses
  • Genetics for Medical Students
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution II
  • Practical Physics
  • The Use of English II

200 level                              

  • Basic Nutrition in Nursing
  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory System
  • Clinical posting/experience
  • Foundations of Nursing I
  • Foundations of Nursing II
  • Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) & Renal
  • General Embryology
  • General Histology & Cytology
  • Gross Human Anatomy 1
  • Gross Human Anatomy II
  • Health-Related Professions
  • Human Physiology/Blood
  • Introduction to Human Biochemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Nursing Practicum/Clinical
  • Principles of Psycho-Social Nursing in
  • Psychology in Nursing
  • Required Ancillary Courses


300 Level

  • Biostatistics in Health Technology
  • Community Health Nursing 1
  • Community Health Nursing II
  • Endocrinology and Reproduction
  • Family Health Nursing 1
  • Head & Neck
  • Introduction to Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Jurisprudence I
  • Medical Jurisprudence II
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing 1
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing II
  • Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing
  • Neuro-anatomy
  • Nutrition in Illness/Disease
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Pharmacology for Nurses
  • Reproductive Health Nursing I
  • Required Ancillary Courses
  • Required Ancillary Courses
  • Sociology in Health Practice


400 Level

  • Business Development & Management
  • Community Health Nursing Clinical
  • Community Health Nursing III
  • Consolidated clinical/community postings end
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Nursing Education
  • Maternal & Child Health Nursing Clinical
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing III
  • Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing Clinical
  • Principles of Management & Administration in Nursing
  • Public Relations in Nursing
  • Reproductive Health Nursing II
  • Required ancillary course
  • Required ancillary course
  • Research Methodology


500 Level

  • Client teaching/Counselling Practicum
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Gerontology/ Geriatric Nursing
  • Guidance & Counselling in Nursing
  • Health Economics
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing Administration & Management Practicum
  • Nursing Seminar
  • Reproductive Health Nursing III
  • Reproductive Health Nursing Practicum


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