JAMB Subject Combination for Nursing Science 2024/2025

Do you want to study Nursing Science or Public Health at a Nigerian university? and you want to get the Correct JAMB Subject Combination for Nursing Science? Then you are on the right page, Campus Informant can help. This page ensures you won’t miss admission due to the wrong JAMB subject combination or requirements.

Here, we will provide the UTME JAMB subject combination, for nursing the O’level, and Direct Entry (DE) requirements too. For more information and clarification visit the JAMB Official Brochure (JAMB IBASS) where you get the full updated, accurate, and official information from other institutions in Nigeria. Please read carefully, as different faculties have different requirements for this course. If you have questions, use the comment box on this page, and CAMPUS INFORMANT will respond quickly.

UTME / JAMB Subject Combination for Nursing Science

  • English Language (*)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

O’Level Requirement for Nursing Science

Five SSC credit passes in:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • English Language

JAMB Direct Entry Requirement for Nursing Science

Below is the JAMB Direct Entry Requirements for Nursing/Nursing science

Two ‘A’ Level passes in Biology/Zoology, Chemistry, and Physics, plus three ‘O’ Level credit passes in:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • English Language.

NRN or its approved equivalent, plus five ‘O’ Level credit passes in:

  • English Language
  • Four Science subjects chosen from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene, Health Science, Further Mathematics, General Science.

This page offers essential information to help you gain admission to study Nursing or Nursing Science.

Please read the admission requirements for the Nursing/Nursing Science program carefully. If you meet these prerequisites, you can proceed with your UTME/Direct Entry registration.

List of Universities Offering Nursing/Nursing Science

  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State – AAU
  • Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State – ABSU
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State – ABU
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State – ABUAD
  • Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State – ACHIEVERS
  • Atiba University, Oyo, Oyo State – ATIBA
  • Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State – AUE
  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State – BABCOCK
  • Bayero University, Kano, Kano State – BAYERO
  • University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State – BENIN
  • Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State – BINGHAM
  • Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State – BOWEN
  • Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State – BSU
  • University of Calabar, found in Calabar, Cross River State – CALABAR
  • Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State – DELSU
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State – EBSU
  • Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State – EUI
  • Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State – FED-KEBBI
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State – IBADAN
  • Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City, Edo State – IGBINEDION
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State – ILORIN
  • Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State – IMSU
  • University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State – JOS
  • Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State – LASU
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, situated in Ogbomoso, Oyo State – LAUTECH
  • Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State – LCITY
  • Madonna University, Elele, Rivers State – MADONNA
  • University of Maiduguri, Borno State – MAIDUGURI
  • Niger Delta University, located in Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State – NDU
  • National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos State – NOUN
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State – OAU
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State – OOU
  • Ondo State University of Medical Sciences, Laje Road, Ondo, Ondo State – OSUMS
  • Pamo University of Medical Science, Port Harcourt, Rivers State – PAMO
  • University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State – PHC
  • Redeemers University, Osun State – REDEEMERS
  • Rhema University, Aba, Abia State – RHEMA
  • Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, Sokoto State – UDU
  • Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State – UNIOSUN
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State – UNIZIK
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State – UNN

Special Requirements from some institutions to nursing candidates (UTME JAMB/Direct Entry) (Waiver) Remarks


  • Five or six ‘O’ level credit passes in one or two sittings, including English Language, Biology/Health Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, and one other subject from Economics, Government, Literature-in-English, History, Geography, or Physics (advantageous).

UNN Requires:

  • ‘O’ level credit passes in not more than two sittings.

AAU Requires:

  • Five ‘O’ level credit passes in one sitting in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry.

NDU They Requires:

  • The credit passes in O’level Result not more than two sittings.

UNN accepts:

  • Nurses registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NandMCN) who also meet UTME requirements.
  • Three GCE “A” level passes in Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry in not more than two sittings, plus UTME requirements.
  • First degree holders in related disciplines.

UNIJOS requires:

  • Three “A” level passes in Physics, Chemistry & Biology or Zoology, along with “O” level credit passes in Mathematics and English Language.

BIU and UNICAL requires:

  • NRN or its approved equivalent, plus five “O” level credit passes in English Language and one science subject from those listed in the “Direct Entry Requirement” column, plus two years of registered nursing experience.

UNIBADAN accepts:

a) Nursing/Midwife

b) Nursing Admin

c) “A” level passes

  • UNIBADAN requires two years of post-registration experience but prefers candidates with more than five years of experience and those with a first degree in health-related disciplines.

ABU accepts:

“A” Level or even IJMB credit or passes in this subject Chemistry, Physics & Biology or even Zoology.

The RN certificate with five credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.

LAUTECH and OAU accept:

  • RN or its equivalent, plus “O” level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.

UNIPORT: No Direct Entry.

UNIBADAN requires:

  • Two “A” level passes in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics, plus UTME requirements.

FUTO requires:

  • “A” level passes (not below Grade C) in any two of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • ND/HND (Upper Credit) in health-related disciplines.

UNIBEN requires:

  • Three GCE “A” level passes in Biology/Zoology, Chemistry, and Physics, plus “O” level credits in five subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.

UNILORIN requires:

  • Two “A” level or equivalent passes in a minimum of two relevant subjects from Biology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics.

NDU accepts:

  • Nurses: NRN, RM, RPN plus five “O” level credits in English Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology in not more than two sittings.
  • Non-Nurses: B.Sc. (Not lower than Second Class) in relevant fields such as Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, Human Nutrition, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and other relevant disciplines.

EBSU accepts:

  • HND, NCE, and ND with a minimum of Merit and Upper Credit in relevant fields.

Note: Please refer to the JAMB Brochure for any remarks or waivers related to Nursing/Nursing Science.

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