This is privately owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki. The school is situated in Afikpo, the second biggest town in Ebonyi State, located some several kilometers South –West of Abakaliki, the state capital.

Nomenclature:

This school shall be called and addressed as the “School of Nursing, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Afikpo”.  

Scope Of Training:

The school has facilities for both direct entries and Post-Basic entries (Midwifery Post Basic).

Duration Of Training:

Direct entries for certificate in general nursing last for three (3) years. While the Post-Basic entries for midwives last for 2 years leading to the award of Certificate in General Nursing (C.G.N).

Entry Qualifications:

(a)     Direct Entry:

(i)         Candidate must have five (5) papers (0’ level) at credit level including English language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings in GCE, SSCE and NECO.

(ii)        The candidates must satisfy the panel of interviewers that they are academically, physically and psychologically qualified and fit for the course.

(b)     Age:

            These Candidates should not be less than 17 years of age and not more than 35 years at the commencement of the course.

(c)        Post-Basic candidates should not be less than 30 years of age at the commencement of the course. They must have had their midwifery training in institution recognized by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

(d)       All direct entry candidates must pass an entrance examination set and conducted by the school (or as may be arranged) before they are called for an interview. They will satisfy the panel of interviewers that they are both academically and physically qualified and fit for the course.