The monthly salary of a Nurse in Nigeria ranges between NGN 90,000 and NGN 200,000.A Nurse with Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing earns at least NGN 90,000 per month while those with diploma in nursing earn NGN 60,000 and above.
Graduates fresh from Universities go through internship, thereafter they are absorbed into local hospitals. Normally, private hospitals pay better than public hospitals. Some private hospitals especially in Lagos pay as high as NGN 300,000 per month to Nurses.
The salary of nurses in Nigeria is also dependent on one’s professional experience. Decent salaries are paid to nurses with experience of more than 3 years. A nurse with 3 years of professional experience is paid NGN 100,000 to NGN 200,000.Those with over 5 years of experience take home over NGN 150,000 per month.
Nursing is a good career,it’s one of the best courses to pursue in Nigeria.Even if you don’t secure a job in the country,you can look for opportunities in UK,USA,Canada and Australia.