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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by onyedikachukwue(m): 10:06am On Sep 07
Lol what is nursing?
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by ganiyu26(m): 10:06am On Sep 07
calebify1:


Read before commenting.
And stop making ignorant comments.
Nursing is more universal than pharmacy
It's better to be quiet than make funny comments.

The same way a nurse go through nursing board of a particular country and write their licensing exam is the same way a pharmacist also go through the pharmacy board of any country.
You should be the one to read before commenting.. He was asking question
Let be guided pls
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by bizme: 10:08am On Sep 07
Small retail pharmacies make between 50k and 200k daily sales. That is 1.5 m to 6.0m monthly.

Big retail pharmacies make between 200k and more than 1 million daily sales. You can calculate how much they make monthly.
And there are super big pharmacies that make up to 50million sales daily or more.

You cannot compare any health profession, least of all nursing, to pharmacy when it comes to the business prospects.

If you are a pharmacist, you have no business traveling abroad. There is too much money to make in the business side of the profession in Nigeria. For a population of about 210 million people we have less than twenty thousand pharmacists actively practicing in Nigeria, and less than 50% of that number is involved in community practice. All the twenty thousand pharmacists are hardly enough for Lagos state alone. Pharmacists have no business not becoming millionaires and billionaires, unless you are averse to doing business.


deltateam:



Nursing gives you more choices and freedom.

You can open a chemist shop and you are more knowledgeable to give injections, do first aid there where's a pharmacist is limited.

Medicine business is lucrative o. Some malaria drugs sell at up to #500 profit per one. Not to talk of other drugs.


An average chemist shop makes #10000 profit daily or more.

#10 000 × 25 = #250 000 monthly - #100 000 on expenses = #150 000.

Don't shout o.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by iscom(m): 10:10am On Sep 07
I'm a nurse, but i will say go for pharmacy. Nurses can easily get job unlike pharmacist, but pharmacists have a better job placement and well organised. Pharmacists can use their licence to make big money and can easily establish their own pharmacy which is more lucrative than the nursing job. In terms of strength in the hospital doctors and nurses have it. They can knock down pharmacy position in the hospital. Meaning pharmacists can't really go on strike on their own. You know what I mean.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by proclinician: 10:10am On Sep 07
Uyi168:
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Nursing is not more lucrative than pharmcy.
U guys lie alot.

Haha u can't even disprove one thing I've said above with facts. Best u can do is to come under like someone with low IQ and make one general statement that says nothing. There will always be more job openings for nursing than for pharmacy and nurses will always earn more than pharmacists.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Ghostmode2two(m): 10:10am On Sep 07
All I know is that there is no profession without the poor and the rich. Your passion matters
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Hormonhyee93: 10:11am On Sep 07
Chapman801:
from what you said i can deduct that you have lied. I doubt you know what you are saying when it comes to the saving life issue. wait let them owe you salary for 5 months your head go correct. that is what you were told in school; SAVE LIFE. ask your lecturers that are in clinical how they treat patients you go understand.


I would urge you to stop trying to make him see point why medicine shouldn't be brought into the discussion.......it's all inferiority complex,medics shouldn't argue with words buh with practice

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Young042galaxy: 10:12am On Sep 07
Am a male nursing student.
I initially wanted to study pharmacy but being that I hate Nigeria so much that I won't hesitate leaving immediately after graduation, I had to switch to nursing cos it is the easiest ticket to any country you want to move in.
Pharmacy is the best if you want to stay in Nigeria while Nursing is the best if you want to leave this country easily.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Odidigboigbo: 10:12am On Sep 07
I have a cousin in US that graduated from UNN, 2006. Travelled to US, did a year course (pharmacy technician) wrote the practicing licence exam and now practicing full time in USA. He has about three pharmacy shop in USA. He is a big boy now, doing a lot of thing for my community. You can reach out to him on FB for guidance, Pham Isaiah Okoh

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by bizme: 10:15am On Sep 07
Do your politicians whom you voted for to think about saving the society think about saving anything?

How many of the health professionals you're talking about were voted by you to become what they are? How many votes did I gather to become a pharmacist?

And why do you think thinking about money cannot co-exist with saving people's lives?

Enough of this BS pseudo sentiments some people like to preach to appear sanctimonious. Let it sink in, health costs money... You live your life as an average Nigerian not for a second thinking about making provisions for your health. Instead of buying an health insurance package you would rather hand over your money to churches and mosques and bars and other things... And when you are in need of health services you suddenly remember that your health professionals are supposed to be thinking about saving lives and not making money.

We safeguard your health when you pay for our services. If you are not happy about that, go to your church/mosque and use your faith to contract your healing.

Tajbol4splend:
Today's medical practitioners only think about the money part of their profession, no more passion for saving lives

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by HonourableUche(m): 10:16am On Sep 07
Amotolongbo:
Nursing

A universal discipline unlike pharmacy whose Nigerian certificate won’t allow you to make professional practice in correct countries.

To practise as a pharmacist in UK, one will need a year course to convert one’s certificate known as OSPAP diploma certificate before the professional exam. Unlike nursing which one can even use Nigeria diploma in nursing to write the CBT
Hmmm see your reasoning. Nursing is a "universal discipline..." pharmacy is now what?

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Nuttella(f): 10:17am On Sep 07
NewJ6322:
For a guy which of them is most preferrable
Pharmacy o, I can't overemphasize on pharmacy.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by BafanaBafana: 10:17am On Sep 07
NewJ6322:
For a guy which of them is most preferrable
I have seen people become billionaires from pharmacy. I can't say for nursing
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by bizme: 10:18am On Sep 07
You obviously know nothing about pharmacy. grin grin
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proclinician:
Nursing has too much hype over pharmacy because it is more lucrative, better and more demanding than pharmacy. Nursing has different aspects, pediatric, obgyn, public health, med surg, ophthalmic, blah blah blah. Just find one of these that suits you or interests you and you're good.

I've never been a fan of pharmacy, There are less and less jobs for pharmacists, and the job market for nursing is always good. There are also so many diverse settings a nursing degree can be put to use in like I said already. With a little additional study, you can specialize into areas you are particularly interested in, or even earn Nurse Practioner designation, which anyway means that you can work in a clinic and diagnose and prescribe as a doctor can.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by proclinician: 10:19am On Sep 07
bizme:
You obviously know nothing about pharmacy. grin grin
grin

Pls I invite you to disprove one thing I've said here. I don't like low IQ statements.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Nuttella(f): 10:19am On Sep 07
OriakuAmara:
proudly a nurse!
university graduate nursing is better
How much do they pay entry level nurse in FMC compared to a pharmacist?
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Grupo(m): 10:21am On Sep 07
Amotolongbo:
Nursing

A universal discipline unlike pharmacy whose Nigerian certificate won’t allow you to make professional practice in correct countries.

To practise as a pharmacist in UK, one will need a year course to convert one’s certificate known as OSPAP diploma certificate before the professional exam. Unlike nursing which one can even use Nigeria diploma in nursing to write the CBT

My sister has an RN certificate she got from a registered nursing school in Nigeria. She has no BSc. You mean she can practice in the UK with such certificate?
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Nuttella(f): 10:22am On Sep 07
ojuu4u:
In all medical professions, nursing is more lucrative than others including medicine
Huncle why are you lying na. Nurses dont earn as much as doctors or surgeons. You guys should stop hyping nursing.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Nuttella(f): 10:22am On Sep 07
Grupo:


My sister has an RN certificate she got from a registered nursing school in Nigeria. She has no BSc. You mean she can practice in the UK with such certificate?
Yes
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Stallione(m): 10:23am On Sep 07
As for me,they are both desame,but if u ask me properly,from the innermost part of my heart,nursing is more lucrative grin
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Stallion93(m): 10:23am On Sep 07
Just go and study medicine na, U are a guy, grow some balls. MBBS is like Brigadier General, you are above everyone else, you Tell nurse Open your Yash quickly! And she’ll give u doggstyle, you Tell Pharmacist, If you talk i Discipline u, and He shuts the hell up grin

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by sandysaint: 10:24am On Sep 07
Nuttella:
How much do they pay entry level nurse in FMC compared to a pharmacist?

It would take a nurse 10years to get to the entry level pay of a pharmacist.

Go for pharmacy

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Grupo(m): 10:25am On Sep 07
Nuttella:
Yes

Wow. Didn't know. She has always wanted to leave Nigeria.

I'll talk to her about this. Thanks.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Amotolongbo(f): 10:26am On Sep 07
Grupo:


My sister has an RN certificate she got from a registered nursing school in Nigeria. She has no BSc. You mean she can practice in the UK with such certificate?
Yes she can.

She will first need to write the IELTS then the CBT. After passing the CBT, UK beckons

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Neobulletzz(m): 10:26am On Sep 07
Amotolongbo:
Nursing

A universal discipline unlike pharmacy whose Nigerian certificate won’t allow you to make professional practice in correct countries.

To practise as a pharmacist in UK, one will need a year course to convert one’s certificate known as OSPAP diploma certificate before the professional exam. Unlike nursing which one can even use Nigeria diploma in nursing to write the CBT
Lol there is no medical course you won’t go through conversion before you can practice if you leave Nigeria
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Neobulletzz(m): 10:27am On Sep 07
calebify1:


Speak of what you are sure about.

So if you study nursing you can just go abroad without obtaining the country's license and writing an exam?
Smh.
As in very wrong info
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Young042galaxy: 10:27am On Sep 07
Stallion93:
Just go and study medicine na, U are a guy, grow some balls. MBBS is like Brigadier General, you are above everyone else, you Tell nurse Open your Yash quickly! And she’ll give u doggstyle, you Tell Pharmacist, If you talk i Discipline u, and He shuts the hell up grin
Who is deceiving you?
Doctors have no such power.
You can only show such power if you are the one that owns the hospital and pay those nurses and pharmacist.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Grupo(m): 10:28am On Sep 07
Amotolongbo:
Yes she can.

She will first need to write the IELTS then the CBT. After passing the CBT, UK beckons

Okay. Thank you. I will let her know.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by blowjohn(m): 10:29am On Sep 07
How can u say nursing is more lucrative?
Pharmacy is like business.
U can become a multi millionaire with a large pharmacy store.
Am not talking about kiosk o.
Big mall type of shit.
Those days people raked in millions from selling codeine cough syrup.
Anti malarial drugs alone sef.

Never compare a good business to a salary job.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Tajbol4splend(m): 10:29am On Sep 07
bizme:
Do your politicians whom you voted for to think about saving the society think about saving anything?

How many of the health professionals you're talking about were voted by you to become what they are? How many votes did I gather to become a pharmacist?

And why do you think thinking about money cannot co-exist with saving people's lives?

Enough of this BS pseudo sentiments some people like to preach to appear sanctimonious. Let it sink in, health costs money... You live your life as an average Nigerian not for a second thinking about making provisions for your health. Instead of buying an health insurance package you would rather hand over your money to churches and mosques and bars and other things... And when you are in need of health services you suddenly remember that your health professionals are supposed to be thinking about saving lives and not making money.

We safeguard your health when you pay for our services. If you are not happy about that, go to your church/mosque and use your faith to contract your healing.




Even with your extortion style as pharmacists, exorbitant prices of your products, you are still far behind, I'm not saying you shouldn't get your money, but its lust kills passion which kills the ability which we see today

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by bizme: 10:30am On Sep 07
If salary is your thing, you will probably find this 2020 information on the average salaries of nurses and pharmacists in Nigeria useful.


Nurses
"On average, entry-level nurses earn N50,000 to N80,000 in private hospitals in Nigeria while their counterpart in government hospitals earn about N70,000 to N120,000.

Salaries of Nurses in Government hospitals/Teaching hospitals:
Entry level (0-2 years experience): N70,000 to N90,000 (only few hospitals pay more than this)
Mid-level (2-5 years): N90,000 to N110,000
Experienced (5 years and above): N100,000 to N150,000

Salaries of Nurses in private hospitals:
Entry level (0-2 years experience): N50,000 to N80,000
Mid-level (2-5 years): N70,000 to N100,000
Experienced (5 years and above): N80,000 to N150,000"

Reference: https://nigerianprice.com/nurses-salary-in-nigeria/#:~:text=On%20average%2C%20entry%2Dlevel%20nurses,is%20dependent%20on%20many%20factors.



Pharmacists

Salaries of Pharmacists in Government hospitals/Teaching hospitals:
Entry level (0-2 years experience): N165,000 to N200,000 (One or two teaching hospitals pay N300,000 for entry level)
Mid-level (2-5 years): N250,000 to N450,000
Experienced (5 years and above): N450,000 to N800,000

Salaries of Pharmacists in private hospitals:
Entry level (0-2 years experience): N75,000 to N150,000
Mid-level (2-5 years): N150,000 to N250,000
Experienced (5 years and above): N200,000 to N400,000"
https://nigerianprice.com/pharmacists-salary-in-nigeria/

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Grupo(m): 10:31am On Sep 07
proclinician:


Pls I invite you to disprove one thing I've said here. I don't like low IQ statements.

Don't mind him. Pharmacists that finally end up selling drugs in drug stores in Nigeria.

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