• Abdullahi Dahiru Lincoln University College Malaysia/College of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Nursing Kano Nigeria
  • Rabiu Musa College of Nursing and Midwifery, Umar Ringim School of Postbasic Anaesthesia Nursing Kano Nigeria
  • Salisu Muhammad Jella College of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Nursing Kano Nigeria



This paper explores community Nursing programme as a tool for the targets in Nigeria. About 70 percent of Nigerian lives in the rural communities and lack access to healthcare. Reviewed literature identified community health problems to include maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, communicable and non communicable diseases. The Licensed Community Nurses will no doubt mitigate gross shortage to enabled rural communities’ access health care. The paper describes the distribution of nurses in Nigeria, trends in illness and concludes that Community Nursing is critical for improving community’s health. 


Community nursing, Universal health coverage, Nursing and Midwifery Council


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How to Cite

Abdullahi Dahiru, Rabiu Musa, & Salisu Muhammad Jella. (2020). COMMUNITY NURSING A TOOL FOR ACHIEVING SDG AND UHC TARGETS IN NIGERIA. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 12(1), 42-44.