NURSING INTERNSHIP IN NIGERIA - What You Must Know
-provide interns with the chance to use thorough clinical judgement and critical thinking skills throughout patient care process
Nursing internship is a Programme specially designed for University graduate nurses for a period of Twelve months to enable them have exposure and opportunity to implement the learnt theoretical knowledge on real life scenarios.
The program afford university graduates an opportunity to gain mastery,gather experience, get exposure to real life scenarios and give them an insight on career path..
Unlike the School of Nursing graduates, the University graduate Nurse must complete this programme before they can have access to a permanent licence to practice. Hence, it is usually advisable for new graduates to take every opportunity of internship openings in the country as there is a stiff competition amongst more than 1000 Graduate nurses for slots usually less than 50 per institutions.
- First school leaving cert
- Degree cert or testimonial or statement of result or attestation
- Oath (for some institutions)
- Birth cert
- LGA identification
- 3 recommendation letters
- And any other necessary doc.
The duration for internship is twelve months as approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
Only university graduates from January 2017 can can apply for this programme. Hence, those that graduated in November or May 2016,2015,2014 and above are excluded from internship.
"NO". Only university graduates are allowed to apply for internship in Nigeria.
School of Nursing graduates are expected to have gained at least 14 months clinical training as stated on the curriculum of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), hence, don't need to go for internship as they have been exposed to majority of the clinical settings and specialty in Nursing practice.
-Federal Medical centers
-Federal teaching hospitals
-State teaching hospitals
-Military hospitals and many more.