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NKST College of Nursing Sciences Mkar


Discover Our Story and Commitment to Excellence in Healthcare Education.


Based on the National Health Policy and the National Policy on Education our Vision is to evolve a holistic training that will produce highly knowledgeable and competent polyvalent Nurses who will work as members and leaders of the health team to provide service in Love and Humility.


To transform the student nurse into a professionally functional nurse, competent in providing qualitative nursing care globally, based on acquired knowledge, skills attitudes and ethics in love and humility using the nursing process approach.

Our History

The NKST College of Nursing Sciences, Mkar, originally began its journey as the School of Nursing Mkar in 1951. However, due to the raised standards of training set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, the school faced closure in 1968. This decision was primarily due to the deficiency in qualified teaching staff that impeded meeting the new standards.

Transition Period: 1968-1980

Following the closure, candidates from the Mkar institution were redirected to Vom, a Sister Mission School, for their nursing training. This transition became crucial for Mkar's Christian Hospital to sustain its services adequately. However, this avenue also closed when Vom Christian Hospital was taken over by the Plateau State Government, causing a further setback.

Reopening and Provisional Training: 1980-1983

Despite the challenges and stringent conditions set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, the reopening of the school was reconsidered. A formal application for reopening was made through the State Ministry of Health. Finally, on April 1, 1980, the Training programme for General Nurses was provisionally reopened, welcoming an enrolment of over 30 sets of students.

Growth and Graduation Milestones: 1983-2023

In May 1983, the pioneer set of students graduated with an outstanding achievement of a 100% pass rate in the Final Qualifying Examination. This marked the beginning of a successful journey as the school continued to graduate over 40 sets of nurses, showcasing consistent growth and academic success.

Transition to College Status: 2023

A significant milestone was achieved in May 2023 when the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria officially approved the NKST School of Nursing and Midwifery to transition into a college. This elevation in status recognized the institution's growth, credibility, and commitment to nursing education.

Regulation and Accreditation: Present Status

Presently, the institution operates under the regulation of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) for the award of professional certificates. Additionally, it is accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for the award of academic certificates, solidifying its position as a reputable institution in nursing education.

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