Is OET Done in Nigeria: Occupational English Test Begins in Nigeria, Application Opens for Aug. 3rd Exam

OET, an alternative to the dreaded IELTS exam which is more occupationally focused English Examination for Nurses, Doctors and other health professionals planning to travel out of Nigeria has started accepting application for August 3 Test Date. Below is the details published on the organization website:

Test Partner: International House Trust Assessment, Lagos

Test venue address
Oxbridge Tutorial College,
49 Sobo Arobiodu St,
Ikeja GRA, Ikeja,
Nigeria

Below is the exam schedule for the rest of the year in Nigeria

Saturday 3 August 2019 Exam
Applications open: 23 Apr to 8 Jul
Results published: 22 Aug 19

Saturday 31 August 2019 Exam
Applications open: 21 May to 5 Aug
Results published: 19 Sep 19

Saturday 21 September 2019 Exam
Applications open: 12 Jun to 26 Aug
Results published: 11 Oct 19

Sunday 13 October 2019 Exam
Applications open: 9 Jul to 17 Sep
Results published: 31 Oct 19

Saturday 9 November 2019 Exam
Applications open: 6 Aug to 14 Oct
Results published: 28 Nov 19

Saturday 7 December 2019 Exam
Applications open: 27 Aug to 4 Nov
Results published: 2 Jan 20

Phone
+44 (0)7734 421 426
(WhatsApp calls and messaging available)

Email oet@ihlondon.com

Nearest bus stops: Kingsway Bus Stop and Total Service Station Bus Stop

To apply for the Test https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/apply-oet/

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Shortlisted Candidates for Admission into Post Basic Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) Nursing Programme 2019/2020 Academic Session.

The successful candidates shortlisted for Admission into Post Basic Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) Nursing Programme, National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna 2019/2020 Academic Session

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NMCN Online License Renewal Details

Below is the contact details of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria online license renewal department

Nurses and Midwives registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria that the applications for renewal of licenses and change of name (for female only) are to be made online with effect from July 1st, 2019.

Paper/Manual application for license renewal ceases with effect from September 30th, 2019.
Nurses and Midwives registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria applying for renewal of license or change of name are to visit the portal https://license.nmcn.gov.ng or www.nmcn.gov.ng and then click on apply for license renewal to initiate the application.

Please note that any Nurse/Midwife who is yet to complete his/her professional Update Form will not be to apply online for license renewal. These Nurses/Midwives are to visit the portal www.portal.nmcn.gov.ng or follow this link http://portal.nmcn.gov.ng/nurses/add to complete their PUF application.

All required documents to be uploaded must be scanned as original document (colour) in any of PDF/JPEG/PNG format and should not exceed 200kb

Photocopy documentr is not acceptable. Passport photograph to be uploaded must not exceed 100kb

Helpline

licensing@nmcn.gov.ng, oafilade@nmcn.gov.ng and nmcn.support@exarotech.com or call 08150837365, 090

Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria License Renewal Website

Nurses and Midwives registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria that the applications for renewal of licenses and change of name (for female only) are to be made online with effect from July 1st, 2019.

Paper/Manual application for license renewal ceases with effect from September 30th, 2019.
Nurses and Midwives registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria applying for renewal of license or change of name are to visit the portal https://license.nmcn.gov.ng or www.nmcn.gov.ng and then click on apply for license renewal to initiate the application.

Please note that any Nurse/Midwife who is yet to complete his/her professional Update Form will not be to apply online for license renewal. These Nurses/Midwives are to visit the portal www.portal.nmcn.gov.ng or follow this link http://portal.nmcn.gov.ng/nurses/add to complete their PUF application.

All required documents to be uploaded must be scanned as original document (colour) in any of PDF/JPEG/PNG format and should not exceed 200kb

Photocopy documentr is not acceptable. Passport photograph to be uploaded must not exceed 100kb

Helpline

licensing@nmcn.gov.ng, oafilade@nmcn.gov.ng and nmcn.support@exarotech.com or call 08150837365, 090

Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Begins Online License Renewal Process

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has made good her promise for renewal of license to go digital from  July 1st, 2019 as reported by Nursesarena.com last month. In a letter released earlier today and sighted by Nursesarena.com, the regulatory board released the following guideline:

Nurses and Midwives registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria that the applications for renewal of licenses and change of name (for female only) are to be made online with effect from July 1st, 2019.

Paper/Manual application for license renewal ceases with effect from September 30th, 2019.
Nurses and Midwives registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria applying for renewal of license or change of name are to visit the portal https://license.nmcn.gov.ng or www.nmcn.gov.ng and then click on apply for license renewal to initiate the application.

Please note that any Nurse/Midwife who is yet to complete his/her professional Update Form will not be to apply online for license renewal. These Nurses/Midwives are to visit the portal www.portal.nmcn.gov.ng or follow this link http://portal.nmcn.gov.ng/nurses/add to complete their PUF application.

All required documents to be uploaded must be scanned as original document (colour) in any of PDF/JPEG/PNG format and should not exceed 200kb

Photocopy documentr is not acceptable. Passport photograph to be uploaded must not exceed 100kb

Helpline

licensing@nmcn.gov.ng, oafilade@nmcn.gov.ng and nmcn.support@exarotech.com or call 08150837365, 090

Ondo Government Acquires N2.1 Billion Worth Of new Medical Equipment (photos)


The Ondo State Government has taken delivery of new medical equipment worth N2.1 billion.

The new medical equipment are meant to aid the delivery of Qualitative health services in the state.

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, took to his twitter handle to announce the delivery of the first batch of the 20 container trucks.

In his words: “#TalkAndDO Today we took delivery of over N2.1 Billion worth of Medical Equipment (20 Containers) from our partners @medshare. This is just the first batch. We understand that health is wealth and we are doing all in our power to equip all our hospitals. #DevelopOndo”

In another tweet, he stressed that; “Our goal is to ensure that all health centers in the state are equipped with world class equipment and with the launch of our contributory health care scheme, ILERA LORO, we will be removing the barriers to access to quality healthcare statewide. #DevelopOndo”

Akeredolu said that the multimillion Naira ultramodern and state-of-the-art biomedical equipment will be distributed across all the health facilities in the state.

He, however, asked the health professionals in the state to put the equipment to effective and good use.

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The governor also commissioned the office of Ondo State Contributory Health Commission, Today, 24th June, 2019.

The Ondo State Contributory Health Commission is aimed at ensuring that all residents of Ondo State have financial protection, physical access to quality & affordable Health Care Services.



International Council of Nurses New Patient Safety Report Profiles and Recognises Importance of Safe Nurse Staffing to Patient Safety

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has welcomed the recently released report from the 4th Global Ministerial Summit on patient safety held last March in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The report presents the main highlights of the two-day Summit with specific recommendations from each track, as well as the main addresses that took place during the ministerial day. The ministerial summit concluded with the presentation of the Jeddah Declaration for Patient Safety which sets out 11 actionable statements for international standards and guidelines that aim to address patient safety issues of global significance.

International Council of Nurses

Howard Catton, ICN’s Chief Executive Officer, who attended the March Summit, said:

‘We welcome the recognition in this report of the intimate relation between nurse staffing and patient safety. ICN sees these as two sides of the same coin. We must ensure safe staffing levels in order to ensure patient safety.’

A resolution on “Global Action on Patient Safety” was recently endorsed during the 72th World Health Assembly, where ICN gave an intervention urging governments to invest in safe nurse staffing as a priority intervention to addressing patient safety. As nursing care spans all areas of care delivery, nurses are well-placed to prevent harm to patients in several key areas where unsafe care occurs. ICN promotes a just culture of safety that supports staff to openly and honestly report near misses and incidents without fear, allowing for future learning and improvements. As such, we encourage the development of patient safety learning.

Dr Abdulelah Alhawsawi, Director General of the Saudi Patient Safety Center, which launched the report, will give a keynote presentation at the ICN Congress in Singapore, 27 June to 1 July on The Alignment Of “Safeties”: Nursing Safety for Patient Safety. Dr Alhawsawi will address the over 5000 delegates at the Congress to discuss the important role of nurses in building strong and resilient health systems that contribute to the achievement of a universal health coverage without harm.

A white paper on Nurse Staffing Levels for Patient Safety and Workforce Safety which will discuss indispensable pre-requisites for nurses to ensure safety of patients will also be launched at the ICN Congress.

Fake Nursing School Uncovered In Ikorodu, Lagos

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) says it has uncovered a health training institution operating illegally in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.  

Its Chairman in Lagos Chapter, Mr Olurotimi Awojide, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) when an investigation team visited the institution, Imperial School of Health Technology.  

NAN reports that the health training school is situated in an uncompleted building at Ita-Oluwo in Ikorodu, a Lagos suburb. Awojide said that the unaccredited institution, Imperial, would “only succeed in producing quacks”.  

He said nursing as a profession could not afford to have quacks in a system dealing with human lives. According to him, this informed the prompt investigation visit to the illegally operated institution.  

“Prompt action has to be taken when the school’s advertisement was seen on the Facebook, claiming to be a health institution offering courses such as Nursing, Midwifery and Health Inspector without accreditation.  

“The association has a list of accredited nursing schools and health institutions in Lagos State; so, it is a surprise when the school paraded itself as a health training institution to the innocent public.  

“Illegal institutions such as this one contribute to the problem of maternal mortality by producing half-baked health workers into the society,” Awojide said. He said after the investigative visit which confirm truly that the school is in existence and functioning, the next step is to close it down.  

“Now that we have confirmed that the school is functioning, the next step is to close down the school. “Then, we can go ahead to prosecute the owner so that it will serve as a deterrent to others that are planning similar thing,” Awojide said. He, however, admonished the students patronising such a school to ensure they enroll in an accredited institution.  

Awojide said that the students needed to know that they have to be registered with NANNM and get licenced to be gainfully employed with good organisations. “Do not waste your time and your parents’ money in this type of institution, if you do not have the necessary prerequisites to be a nurse.  

“It is better to go and study other courses, and not for you to go for this illegal programmes. ”With required five credits and intelligence, because intelligence is needed to know how the human body works, a serious and passionate student will get admission into the state School of Nursing,” he said.  

Reacting,Provost of the School, Mr Simeon Oye-Daniel, who spoke with NAN on telephone, denied operating an illegal health training institution.   Oye-Daniel said that the school was only training health assistants and not nurses. He said that after the two years course, the students would be issued Diploma certificate in Health Assistance.  

The provost said the school had been in existence since 2016, adding that accreditation for its Diploma Certificate was still being processed. A student, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed that the school was offering Nursing, Midwifery and Health Inspector courses.  

“I entered for the two years Diploma course, and we are in our second semester. “l was told that the school is in affiliation with a university in Abeokuta, and I intend to get a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing here. “We also go for Industrial Training (IT) in some private hospitals,” she said.(NAN)

Ghana Nursing and Midwifery Council Warns Public On Fake Facebook Account

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) of Ghana on Tuesday warned the public against a fraudulent Facebook page which used its official logo and operated with the name “Nurses and Midwifery Council”.

According to the Council, in an attempt to secure unlawful gain on behalf of the Council the fraudsters have circulated several false correspondences targeted at innocent citizens.

Some of these circulations requested its trainees and practitioners to call some unidentified telephone numbers to transact business on behalf of the Council.

A statement issued in Accra, by the statutory mandated N&MC and copied to the Ghana News Agency, therefore, urged its members and the general public to be careful of the fraudulent Facebook page created in its name.

The statement signed by the Registrar of the Council said the N&MC is working with the appropriate state security agencies to arrest the operators of the fake account and called for cooperation from the public.

“The Registrar and Management of the Council wish to state categorically that the Facebook page operating with our logo and the name Nurses and Midwifery Council is not the official Facebook page of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana.”

The statement Council cautioned the general public especially nursing and midwifery trainees and practitioners that any information displayed on the Nurses and Midwifery Council Facebook page was not from them, and any person who transacted business with the managers of the page did so at their own risk.

They further cautioned its members and the general public that all announcements and information from the Council would be published on its official website.

Other official social media handles were; Twitter; (NMCGH_Official), Instagram (nmcgh_official), Skype (nmcghana2016) and Emails to; info@nmc.gov.gh for all information about the Council.

Ghana Bans Nurses, Doctors From WhatsApping, Facebooking And Selfie At Work

Ghana Health Service (GHS) as part of measures to instill discipline amongst health care providers in the country has reinforced the ban on the use of social media during working hours by health workers, a regulation which has been in force for more than a year now.

The regulation, however, gives exceptions to conditions where medical officers and practitioners may use the mobile phone gadgets to access information from the Internet that would rather expedite their services.

The ban is also extended to photography and selfie taking at the hospital especially by female workers with all sort of image filters on Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Snap chat among others.

The Deputy Chief Health Service Administrator of the Nkawie-Toase Government Hospital, Mr. Eric Frimpong, who made the confirmation on Otec FM’s ‘Nyansapo’ morning show on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, said the GHS instituted the regulation due to the changing trend of technology use by the medical practitioners, adding, doctors, pharmacists, nurses and security officers are not excluded from the regulation.

The ban on photo taking amongst health personnel, according to Mr. Eric Frimpong, was necessitated after photos of the late musician Ebony Reigns went viral on the social media suspected to have been taken by a mortuary attendant.

Mr. Eric Frimpong’s comments was in response to phone in segment by the public and victims of maltreatment in the hands of health professionals after a family has reported the death of their son due to the negligence and lack of beds at the Manhyia Government Hospital in Kumasi.

He intimated that ”the regulation has been in force for more than a year now and it is to sanitize the system. Those found culpable can be dismissed or charged with professional negligence. Every health practitioner is aware of the new regulations because it is a directive from the Director General of Ghana Health Service.”

However, he insisted that health professionals have the right to use their mobile phones to access information from the internet for information that would support their health care deliveries and for other emergency calls.

The Deputy Chief Health Service Administrator implored Ghanaians especially patients to volunteer information of misconduct among health care professionals to managers of health facilities to institute punitive measures rather than rushing to the media with the same complaints.

“There are senior nurse officers, health administrators, securities and senior officers at the hospitals who can attend to you whenever there is misconduct or disrespectfulness from a nurse. Don’t hesitate to take report medical officers who would be taking selfies or fidgeting with their phones especially when you need their services,” he explained.

Most Ghanaians who access healthcare deliveries in most hospitals in the country always complain of poor healthcare services and more patients have lost their lives in the process, a situation Ghanaians want to see action from the appropriate government institutions.
Source: Modern Ghana