Examination Regulations

  • The first major examination is the preliminary training session examination (PTSE). This comes at the end of the first six months of introductory period. Any student who fails more than 4 subjects is advised to withdraw but those who fail 4 or less subjects may be given a chance to re-sit provided certain conditions already in existence have been met. There may be no re-sit if council stipulated number is covered with those already successful in the examination. A weeding exercise may be carried out in the first three months if the need arise.
  • Promotion examination is given at the end of each academic year to allow the students move to the next level if they are successful. Any student who fails less than four courses may be given an opportunity to re-sit, failure to pass all courses at the re-sit results in one-year demotion. This period attracts a separate tuition fee apart from the one already paid (previously). If the same student is evaluated one year later and still fail, he/she is expelled. Hence no student is demoted twice for poor academics performance.
  • At the end of both 2nd and 3rd end of semester examination, there must be re-sit examination. Any student that fails any of the re-sited papers automatically disqualifies his/herself from proceeding to another class or into hospital finals.
  • Hospital Finals are conducted three (3) months before the council final examination. Any student who fails this examination is NOT allowed to sit for the council final examination. if the student fails another hospital final examination later, the academic staff members shall decide what to do. This examination is conducted by external examiners.
  • During the last three months of training, the students are put through a ten (10) weeks ‘study day’ programme of three (3) days in class and three (3) days on the Examination ward. This helps keep students abreast with both the Theoretical and Practical/Clinical knowledge, in preparation for the Final Qualifying Examination by the Nursing Council, which comes up from 1st Tuesday of November.
  • Council qualifying examination is taken by students who have passed the hospital finals and have registered for the council examination within the stipulated time by the council.
  • Student who have registered for this examination, but are found wanting can have their registration withdrawn, if later allowed may have to undergo a one year refresher course and the registration fee lost. It is only students who have spent their last academic year prior to the examination in the school that are legible for this exam.


School’s Examinations (Internal Examination)


  • End of Introductory (1st 6months/semester) examination (Weeding Examination)
  • End of Year Examinations (1st, 2nd and 3rd, years)
  • Hospital Final/Pre-Council/Mock Examination

(a)       The Introductory Examination (Weeding Examination)

 (i)      Theory papers: fourteen (14) subjects each subject paper is made up of two (2) parts; objective and Essay (80%; theory, 40 objective items; 20% (½mark for each point).

(ii)       Twenty (20) minutes practical/oral examination in the school practical/demonstration room.

(b)     End Of Year Examinations (1st, 2nd & 3rd, Years)

(i)      1st Year Examination

This is the second semester examination in the first year. It is made up of:

  • Eight (8) subject Theory papers (Objective and Essay)
  • Thirty (30) minutes practical on the wards
  • Ten (10) minutes oral in the school

(ii)     2nd Year Examination:

This takes place at the end of second semester in the second year. It is made up of:

  • Eight (8) subject theory papers (Objective and Essay)
  • Thirty (30) minutes practical on the wards
  • Ten (10) minutes oral in the school.
  • Psychiatry Orientation Assessment (Examination) at the end of the eight (8) weeks.

(iii)    3rd Year Examination  

This takes place at the end of first semester in the third year. It is a revision class for all the courses.

  • Nine (9) subject theory papers (Objective and Essay)
  • Thirty (30) minutes practical on the wards
  • Ten (10) minutes oral in the school.

(c)     Hospital Final /Pre-council Examination/Mock Examination

This comes up at the end of second semester in the 3rd year; it is made up of two (2) main papers Paper I and Paper II. Each paper has two (2) parts:

  • A one hour objective paper,
  • A two hour essay paper and
  • Practical/Oral Examination

Requirements For Taking The Examinations:

(a)     Introductory Examination:

To qualify for this Examination:

(i)         Students WAEC/NECO results must have been verified and confirmed suitable for the training.

(ii)        The student must have completed his/her medical examination and found fit for course.

(b)     For) End Of Introductory, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Years Examinations 

  • She must have completed payment of her school fees (fee receipts are checked before student is allowed entry into the examination hall)
  • The student must have had not less than 75% attendance at lectures for particular year.
  • The student must be free from any subject carry-over.

(c) Hospital Final Examination:

To be eligible for this Examination;

(i)         The student must have passed her 3rd year examination.

(ii)        Must have completed a client case study.

(iii)       Attendance at lectures and clinical posting experiences must not be less than 75%.