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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by AlphaT1(m): 9:14am On Sep 08
sweettease:

What is this one saying? undecided
You are a nurse, speak for nursing. Don't make baseless assumptions and conclusions on other professions.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by AlphaT1(m): 9:28am On Sep 08
sweettease:

What is this one saying? undecided
You are a nurse, speak for nursing. Don't make baseless assumptions and conclusions on other professions.
JIREN01:
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin Easy on the poor girl Chief; her mental health could be low. cheesy
Don't mind the small girl.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Odion2016(m): 9:35am On Sep 08
calebify1:


That you don't know any doesn't mean it ain't possible.
You ain't in the pharmacy line so you wouldn't know.


Bro,,I know lots of pharmacists....most of them are in the dispensary,,few are with pharmacetical companies...
It is not like there are no nigerian pharmacists who have migrated and ended up practicing in the U.k or U.S ,but they are not just common...It is very possible chief...Impossibility is nothing..
Why do you see Nigerian Doctors' exodus in the news every now and then??its cos they are moving in large numbers...
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Protein0: 10:25am On Sep 08
MrEgghead:
There's no need including medicine in your discussion, it's unrelated to the topic.
Aswear! How medicine entered the topic is still a mystery grin cheesy
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by bizme: 10:46am On Sep 08
grin grin grin
It is called envy. That sense of loathe for what you don't/can't have. And it is very rife in Nigeria. If health professionals go on strike to demand better conditions, many Nigerians come out to attack them because they feel that people who are 'well' paid should not demand any more... In fact, they believe doctors and health professionals should simply render their professional services without collecting kobo... That is how Nigerians define saving lives... So yes, it isn't surprising that medicine should be dragged even when the discussion is about nursing and pharmacy. I believe the envy of Nigerians is most intense against doctors.

Protein0:

Aswear! How medicine entered the topic is still a mystery grin cheesy
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Protein0: 10:59am On Sep 08
clockwisereport:
Go for what u have passion for.

Meanwhile, pharmacists are simply glorified drivers
Fear God na.. My friend must not see ds grin

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by MrEgghead(m): 11:35am On Sep 08
Protein0:

Aswear! How medicine entered the topic is still a mystery grin cheesy
It's too much of inferiority complex..When they fail or afraid to even try to get it, then they resort to consoling themselves by trying to prove they made the best choices..
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by Murketeer: 4:24pm On Sep 08
homesteady:


Sir, if not for this COVID break, I would have been a Doctor by now and I'm telling you that even consultants hardly get that salary. The reason why some consultants might be getting that high is because they are also getting salary from the university as lecturers. Mind you, they will also have to be long time consultants.

Or do Pharmacists now earn more than Doctors?

I'm not talking about business, if you like say they make 50 million in one day, that's your business grin
Lol ...Hospital Doctors earn more than Hospital Pharmacists off course ...but same cannot be said for a Pharmacist who indulges in the Business aspect
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by calebify1(m): 6:44pm On Sep 08
Odion2016:


Bro,,I know lots of pharmacists....most of them are in the dispensary,,few are with pharmacetical companies...
It is not like there are no nigerian pharmacists who have migrated and ended up practicing in the U.k or U.S ,but they are not just common...It is very possible chief...Impossibility is nothing..
Why do you see Nigerian Doctors' exodus in the news every now and then??its cos they are moving in large numbers...
Then what's your point.
So he should just go and study nursing because Nigerian pharmacists are rare abroad.
Most of you quoting me are taking me out of context. All am doing is making the op realize whatever decision he takes, he'll still do well.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by sweettease(f): 8:19pm On Sep 08
AlphaT1:

You are a nurse, speak for nursing. Don't make baseless assumptions and conclusions on other professions.
Don't mind the small girl.
And what are you? A pharmacist nurse? Able to make assumptions for both profession?
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by AlphaT1(m): 9:08pm On Sep 08
JIREN01:
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin Easy on the poor girl Chief; her mental health could be low. cheesy
Don't mind the small girl..
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by AlphaT1(m): 9:19pm On Sep 08
sweettease:

And what are you? A pharmacist nurse? Able to make assumptions for both profession?
What is a pharmacist nurse? I have worked in the U.S and Europe with no license...It wasn't needed. Only clinical roles require it. You have limited knowledge of pharmacy scope of practice. What you don't know, ask or search deeper.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by AlphaT1(m): 10:23pm On Sep 08
sweettease:


You sound so knowledgeable about what nurses make except it is not entirely accurate. I have friends that make 450-650k in Nigeria as nurses, without their BSc, granted it's in the oil sector and all except one have specialty qualification outside general nursing but I also have another with 12yrs experience that makes 400k/month outside the oil sector, I've come across others that make way more in higher managerial positions, all private sectors. I also got a 150k/month offer as a neonatal intensive care nurse when I had less than 4 years nursing experience in 2017. I dont know the full details of the public sector except for those earning 115-150k and they dont have up to 20yrs experience like you stated so I'm not going to dive into that.

As far as traveling abroad goes, it's always good to weigh your options, I didnt even plan to relocate outside the country before or right after school of nursing in 2013 but during the 2016 recession, I had a rethink and God used nursing to bless me. I decided where I wanted to go from a list of US, UK, Republic of Ireland and Canada. The first 2 offered jobs, green card sponsorship and relocation expenses and Ireland offered 2 out of those 3. After I made up my mind on the one I wanted, wrote the required exams and applied for jobs, I got 3 jobs while I was in Nigeria, i chose 1 that offered the most for the shortest contract and good pay. Relocation and green card sponsorship was by the facility, they even offered to sponsor spouse and kids under 21 If I had any, they paid my flight ticket, first 2 months rent, entire visa process (I left the country with an immigrant(green card) visa), gave me a non interest car loan after I got here and helped me settle in. There was no nepotism involved. I'm sure you cant get that with pharmacy anywhere. There is also more job opportunities and career options for nurses home and abroad. Also, you actually dont need to be a pharmacist to set up a pharmacy, you just have to partner with one.
In many countries around the world, only the pharmacist can own a pharmacy. In the U.S, only few states (e.g Washington) allow non-pharmacists to own a premise, but even at that you still need a pharmacist's license to run it. Infact, no body, no pet, no stone can open the shop if the pharmacist is not around. He makes the crucial business decisions, the owner is just there because he/she brought the capital.
Even in lawless Nigeria, you need a pharmacist license to operate a pharmacy. It is impossible to own a pharmacy shop without a superintendent pharmacist doing the registration for you. You equally need a pharmacist manager to own 60% of the shares. Forget the lawlessness you see around, if the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) decides to work, many of the so called shops you think just anybody can set up will be shut down and their owners jailed....It is always good to stick to what you know. Don't assume you know. I don't want to go into other details.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by sweettease(f): 2:34am On Sep 09
AlphaT1:

In many countries around the world, only the pharmacist can own a pharmacy. In the U.S, only few states (e.g Washington) allow non-pharmacists to own a premise, but even at that you still need a pharmacist's license to run it. Infact, no body, no pet, no stone can open the shop if the pharmacist is not around. He makes the crucial business decisions, the owner is just there because he/she brought the capital.
Even in lawless Nigeria, you need a pharmacist license to operate a pharmacy. It is impossible to own a pharmacy shop without a superintendent pharmacist doing the registration for you. You equally need a pharmacist manager to own 60% of the shares. Forget the lawlessness you see around, if the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) decides to work, many of the so called shops you think just anybody can set up will be shut down and their owners jailed....It is always good to stick to what you know. Don't assume you know. I don't want to go into other details.
You finally decided to have a logical argument on the topic. Either way, I already figured there is no winning or compromise with you and I'm not going to be stuck in this loop of one against the other so.... Hasta la vista!

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 6:22am On Sep 09
MrEgghead:
Did I complain to you? I know your type..What will you gain in trying to downgrade medicine the way you're doing now? Every course in Nigeria doesn't guarantee fortunes in anyway and most of us know about this and we still chose that path not because of the money or the job availability but because that's what we've been called to do..The read deal to some of us is about 'Saving lives'..it doesn't matter if it's at FMC Kogi or health center in oba ile...What matters to us is getting to save lives...Not every Doctor wants to be rich or money freak...We chose it because it's the best job in the world. Thank you.
Medicine is trash. Forget ego play, read your book and graduate. I discovered its only students who come to Nairaland to brag. Wait till u get licensed ok?
You don't have bragging rights now. Your seniors do not brag even.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 6:29am On Sep 09
KinSlayer:
I’m here to clarify the pharmacy comments. In some countries pharmacy(like medicine) is not offered at B.Sc level. You read a normal course for three years and then master in pharmacy for two( same thing). So if you go to those countries with your B.pharm, it will be treated like a normal B.Sc and you’ll still have to do two years masters. In order to practice. I think if you do pharm D in Nigeria then you’ll be able to practice anywhere with just licensing exam. Quote me for clarification or corrections



As a guy go for nursing, did you know there are specialized nurses that take care of only breasts?
You no get sense. Study nursing cos of breast?

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 6:30am On Sep 09
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.
There's not ready job market for pharmacist abroad. You will go through hell to get licensed. With about 500k and passing exams all written in Nigeria, you will be sought after by recruitment agencies to UK. That's the truth.
If anyone nurses the ambition of abroad, stay away from pharmacy.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 6:32am On Sep 09
banjo022:
you know so much
He knows nothing
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 6:35am On Sep 09
Harbidexy5:
Developers don't have all these stupid wahala....
Work remotely and do yanga anyhow........
I wouldn't advice either of the two instead medicos always have most of the cakes to themselves... Auxiliary nurses re now everywhere spoiling market for those in the legal profession.

Well I wouldn't know why you wouldn't wanna try being a medical doctor. Those pple are just legal yahoos.

But still u missed the road the moment u put biology in place of Mathematics in your jamb. DEVELOPERS_NO_GET_WAHALA if una like vote obasanjo or buhari uncle....
If dollar like make e rise or fall.....

Which aspect of IT are you.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by banjo022(m): 6:39am On Sep 09
anastasius:

There's not ready job market for pharmacist abroad. You will go through hell to get licensed. With about 500k and passing exams all written in Nigeria, you will be sought after by recruitment agencies to UK. That's the truth.
If anyone nurses the ambition of abroad, stay away from pharmacy.
what kind of exams can someone write from Nigeria? have been seeking this information
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 6:43am On Sep 09
iscom:
I'm a nurse, but i will say go for pharmacy.
Abi chew
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 6:48am On Sep 09
banjo022:
what kind of exams can someone write from Nigeria? have been seeking this information
I mean as a nurse, for uk, you can write your IELTS and CBT NMC UK in Nigeria, if you pass, agencies would look for you. You don't need any additional training to start working when you get iver there except you want to upgrade and have more certs. For pharmacy, the process is long, and complicated. You need huge financial backing. And you might be denied visa cos u can't do the processing here, you need to go there to do it. If you need more info, check foreign forums.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 6:49am On Sep 09
bizme:
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.


You don't need to be a pharmacist to open a pharmacy shop. You can have one as farmer and employ a pharmaceutical to register
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 6:54am On Sep 09
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?
Why not? Check travel section here for details
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 6:59am On Sep 09
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
. You obviously don't have sense
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 7:00am On Sep 09
Grupo:


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

I'll talk to her about this. Thanks.
. She's not serious. How can she not know?? Information is everywhere
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 7:01am On Sep 09
Neobulletzz:

Lol there is no medical course you won’t go through conversion before you can practice if you leave Nigeria
You don't do conversion for nursing. At least in usa and uk.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by banjo022(m): 7:02am On Sep 09
anastasius:

I mean as a nurse, for uk, you can write your IELTS and CBT NMC UK in Nigeria, if you pass, agencies would look for you. You don't need any additional training to start working when you get iver there except you want to upgrade and have more certs. For pharmacy, the process is long, and complicated. You need huge financial backing. And you might be denied visa cos u can't do the processing here, you need to go there to do it. If you need more info, check foreign forums.
alright. thanks I appreciate

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 7:03am On Sep 09
blowjohn:
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.
Thing is, you don't need to be a pharmacist to open such shop. Mist of those big pharmacies are not owned by pharmacist. All that is required is a pharmacist to tender his licence to open such shop

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 7:06am On Sep 09
bizme:
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/
Your post is about RN entry level and not BNsc entry level. Comoare degrees with degree and not degree with diploma.
Pharmacist earn more but your above comparison is flawed.
Again, how many pharmacist are employed by hospitals?
No pharmacist should aspire to work in hospital anyways.

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Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by AlphaT1(m): 7:18am On Sep 09
sweettease:

You finally decided to have a logical argument on the topic. Either way, I already figured there is no winning or compromise with you and I'm not going to be stuck in this loop of one against the other so.... Hasta la vista!
It is not about winning any argument, it's about staying within the limits of your knowledge. I decided to write a little detail so you would learn. Even what one knows sometimes may be obsolete and may need to be updated. I am open to learning from anybody but not when it's obvious you lack understanding of the topic/issue. You have never seen nor read the Pharmacists Act (PCN Act), yet you are dishing out false information on partnership and pharmacy ownership. It is wrong. Well, I hope you'd learn. Goodluck.
Re: Pharmacy Vs Nursing: Which Is More Lucrative? by anastasius: 7:30am On Sep 09
sweettease:


You sound so knowledgeable about what nurses make except it is not entirely accurate. I have friends that make 450-650k in Nigeria as nurses, without their BSc, granted it's in the oil sector and all except one have specialty qualification outside general nursing but I also have another with 12yrs experience that makes 400k/month outside the oil sector, I've come across others that make way more in higher managerial positions, all private sectors. I also got a 150k/month offer as a neonatal intensive care nurse when I had less than 4 years nursing experience in 2017. I dont know the full details of the public sector except for those earning 115-150k and they dont have up to 20yrs experience like you stated so I'm not going to dive into that.

As far as traveling abroad goes, it's always good to weigh your options, I didnt even plan to relocate outside the country before or right after school of nursing in 2013 but during the 2016 recession, I had a rethink and God used nursing to bless me. I decided where I wanted to go from a list of US, UK, Republic of Ireland and Canada. The first 2 offered jobs, green card sponsorship and relocation expenses and Ireland offered 2 out of those 3. After I made up my mind on the one I wanted, wrote the required exams and applied for jobs, I got 3 jobs while I was in Nigeria, i chose 1 that offered the most for the shortest contract and good pay. Relocation and green card sponsorship was by the facility, they even offered to sponsor spouse and kids under 21 If I had any, they paid my flight ticket, first 2 months rent, entire visa process (I left the country with an immigrant(green card) visa), gave me a non interest car loan after I got here and helped me settle in. There was no nepotism involved. I'm sure you cant get that with pharmacy anywhere. There is also more job opportunities and career options for nurses home and abroad. Also, you actually dont need to be a pharmacist to set up a pharmacy, you just have to partner with one.
Why aren't you in travel section mentoring nurses seeking same route

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