How to become a (CRNA) Nurse anaesthetist in Nigeria, Schools That offer Anaesthetic Nursing in Nigeria

➡️Schools That offer Anaesthetic Nursing in Nigeria

➡️Nurse Anesthetist Programs in Nigeria

➡️How to become a CRNA in Nigeria

➡️How to become a Nurse Anesthetist in Nigeria

➡️Nurse Anesthetist salary in Nigeria

➡️Schools That offer Anaesthetic Nursing in Nigeria

Who is a nurse anaesthetist?

A nurse anesthetist is an advanced practice nurse or a specialist nurse who administers anesthesia for surgery or other medical procedures. Nurse anesthetists are involved in the administration of anesthesia in a majority of countries including Nigeria, with varying levels of autonomy. (WIKIPEDIA).

How to become a Nurse anaesthetist in Nigeria
A certified registered nurse anaesthetist (CRNA)

I have done a thorough research and with the help of nurses I want to educate you on how you can become a specialist anaesthetic nurse in Nigeria and if time permits also tell you about the salary of a nurse anesthetist is Nigeria.


How to become a Nurse Anesthetist in Nigeria?

How do you become a Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetist (CRNA) in Nigeria? FOLLOW THE STEPS.

First step to becoming a certified registered nurse anaesthetist is to become a registered nurse. CRNA is a master degree programme offered by very few schools In Nigeria… and the first step to be eligible for this program is to be a registered nurse. As a registered nurse trained in any of the schools of nursing, you can then apply to be become a CRNA.

Requirements for admission into the school of anesthestic nurses

You must be a registered nurse (RN) or BSc Nurse with a current license. Hold the West African School Certificate or NECO or General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level with credits in: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Having experience as a nurse in the theatre unit is an added advantage.


The Nurse Anaesthetist training programme is of 18 months duration (1 year 6 months) .

While on admission

The courses in the programme are designed just like a 400 level course in Anaesthesia, arranged in three semesters and with a prefix of NAP (Nurse Anaesthetist Programme). Anaesthetic nursing is equivalent to a masters degree program.

Schools That offer Anaesthetic Nursing in Nigeria

Which schools trains anesthetic nurses…. ? Is it the normal nursing schools or there are special schools for the program.. ? Well, there are only 3 institutions that offer Anesthetic nursing in Nigeria. They are:

1. School of Post Basic Anaesthetic Nursing, Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos, Plateau State. JUTH is currently selling admission forms for post basic anaesthetic of forms closes September 2023.

2. School Of Post Basic Nursing Anaesthetic Programme, ABUTH, Zaria, Kaduna State

3. School of Post Basic Nursing, Anaesthetics, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Enugu

4. School of Post Basic Nursing Anaesthestist Programme : University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu state.

5. MMSH Umar Ringim School of Post Basic Anaesthesia Nursing, Kano are currently selling admission forms.

What do nurse anaesthetist do?

Certified registered nurse anesthetists administer anesthesia to patients during surgery or for a medical procedure. These professionals often work within teams alongside anesthesiologists. Before administering anesthesia, CRNAs conduct patient evaluations to decide the type and amount of anesthesia they need to use. They also discuss any existing allergies, health conditions, or medications to ensure proper administration. Nurse anaesthetist can work under the supervision of an anaesthesiologist or autonomously.

Nurse Anesthetist salary in Nigeria

A nurse anesthetist earns higher than a registered nurse. In most government hospitals, a senior nurse anesthetist earns about #180,000 – #200,000 Naira monthly as salary in Nigeria. The salary of a nurse anaesthetist working in some private hospitals is around #160,000 – #180,000 Naira. Most private hospitals do not have nurse anesthetists as permanent staff, they are only called upon for a surgical procedure and promptly paid for their services.


  1. Does it mean that anyone that goes through school of anaesthetics will have no need of going for masters programs in anaesthetics?

  2. Does it mean that anyone that goes through school of anaesthetics will have no need of going for masters programs in anaesthetic nursing?

  3. Pls am confused do I have to obtain BSc in nursing before I can attend school of post basic anaesthetic nursing in nigeria

  4. I have earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and I have interest in attending the anesthesiologist program.
    What’s the cost?

  5. Am asking regarding to RN nurses must u gain up to 6months experience or 2 years experience b4 u can apply for the program

  6. Good afternoon sir please I was going through the requirements for most anesthesic nursing school and I found out that one must have three years working experience ICU as a criteria for admission pls I’m confused I need help.


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