We are here to present to you all the nurses uniform styles in Nigeria and the types available as well.
Nursing, the noble profession is a prestigious profession cherished by most people in Nigeria. Nursing students or trainees and even newly posted nurses sometimes have little or no knowledge concerning the uniform each type of nurse is supposed to wear.
Like other countries, Nurses uniform styles and types in Nigeria is mostly determined by the rank you find yourself in.
For example, a higher-ranking nurse does not wear the same uniform as a lower ranking nurse.
Also, in Nigeria, some nurses wear different coloured belts to show their ranks. If you are a nursing student/trainee or aspiring to become one, we deem it important to educate you on the nursing uniform styles in Nigeria as well as the types available.
Before we have a look at the nursing uniforms, let us look at the various ranks of nurses in Nigeria.
Types of nurses in Nigeria
- Registered Nurse
- Public Health Nurse
- Certified registered nurse Anesthetist
- Clinical nurse specialist
- Critical care nurse
- Emergency or accident and emergency nurse
- Family nurse practitioner
- Geriatric nurse
- Perioperative nurse (surgical nurse)
- Mental health nurse
- Nurse educator
- Nurse manager
- Nurse midwife
- Nurse practitioner
- Oncology nurse
- Orthopedic nurse
- Pediatric nurse
- Nurse administrator
- Travel nurse
Most nurses look cute in the navy blue scrubs. It is worn on the ward, theatre and sometimes the out patient department (OPD).
Auxiliary nurses also mostly wear light grey uniforms like nurse assistants do.
Nursing Uniform Styles in Nigeria
- White Dress, Cap and Apron
- Scrubs (different colors)
- Green uniform
See pictures of the various nursing uniform styles below.