Ghana Nursing and Midwifery Council Releases January 2019 Examination Result

This is step by step guide to check your result online

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana has released the results of candidates who sat for the January 2019 Post Basic Nursing online licensing examination.

A statement from the Nursing and Midwifery Council said 94% of the 250 candidates who wrote the examination passed.

“Out of the 250 candidates who sat for the examination 94% passed,” the statement added.

The Council urged the candidates who took part in the exams to visit the Regional Offices of the Council from Wednesday, April 3, 2019, to obtain a result-checking scratch card to access their results online.

The number of candidates from the various post basic nursing training schools who sat for the online licensing examination were made up of the following:

Critical Care Nursing              –        68

Ophthalmic Nursing               –        59

Peri-Operative Nursing           –        75

Public Health Nursing             –        48

In the statement, the Registrar of the Council, Mr. Felix Nyante, told those who were unsuccessful in the online licensing examination to join the next batch of candidates to sit for the online licensing examination in July 2019.

CHECKING OF RESULTS ONLINE

The Registrar disclosed that for the first time in the history of the Council, and as part of the digitization agenda of the government, it has developed an online results-checking system which will allow the nursing and midwifery candidates for the licensing examinations to check their results using the Council’s online web portal.

He noted that the online results-checking was part of the online licensing examination project, NICHE 261, which was initiated in 2016.

The Council, together with a consortium composed by CINOP Global and Advisory Services and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology initiated the NICHE 261 project to strengthen the capacity of the Council to conduct credible examination through the use of advanced ICT solutions.

In support of the project, NUFFIC through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands provided financial support.

PROCEDURE TO CHECK RESULTS ONLINE

All candidates who sat for the Post Basic Nursing online licensing examination in January 2019 would be required to obtain results checking scratch card from any of the Regional Offices of the Nursing and Midwifery Council across the Country at the cost of Ten Ghana Cedis only (GHC 10.00)

“Please note that the Regional Offices of the Nursing and Midwifery Council are the only designated centres for the sale of the scratch cards,” the statement added.

The candidates can check on this link for more: http://nmc.gov.gh or http://nmcgh.org

By: citinewsroom.com | Ghana

Ogun State School Of Nursing Abeokuta, Ilaro, Ijebu 2019/2020 Admission Form on Sale

Interested Candidates are hereby invited for Admission into Ogun State Schools of Nursing.

NOTE: ONLY ONLINE APPLICATION IS ACCEPTED.

QUALIFICATION

Eligible Candidates Must Possess WASC/GCE/NECO  O’Level with Minimum of five (5) Credits which Must Include English Language. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than Two (2) Sittings. Candidates AWAITING RESULT CAN ALSO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Collect bank name and account number/code from the account department of ministry of health
Present the bank teller/print out to the account department after 48 hours to collect log in pin for your online registration.
proceed online to www.mohsonmportal.com for the completion of your registration and print your examination photo card
Application closes friday, 7th June. 2019
Examination comes up on Saturday 15th June, 2019.
Venue: Son, idi-aba, Abeokuta

Time: 8 00am

PLEASE NOTE

Applicants are requested to have a functioning e-mail address for future contact.
Examination is computer based testing in the following subjects: English Language Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Paper.
Candidates are advised to keep their log in PIN as loss of log in PIN will attract payment of another fee For Application Form.
All enquiries should be directed at the director Of Nursing Services Ogun State Ministry Of Health (Room 104) Only.
Dr. Nafiu Aigoro

Permanent Secretary

Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Program (MCPDP) Kaduna State 2019

KADUNA STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

In Collaboration with the NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA

Organizes: Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Program (MCPDP)

 

For: NURSES & MIDWIVES

MODULE:  ELIMINATION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION OF HIV (eMTCT) AND LONG ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTIVES (LARC)

 

Date:                     11th-15th March, 2019

Venue:                                 Catholic Social Centre March Kaduna

Time:                     8:00am – 4:00pm daily.

 

PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION

Fees  (N20,000.00), Twenty Thousand Naira only payable into MCPDP Account.

ACCOUNT NAME:             Kaduna State

ACCOUNT NUMBER:      2020322115

Banker:                                First Bank of Nigeria PLC

Obtain your Bank Teller. (Computer Print Out) and Present at the venue of the workshop.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT:

  • Summary of report of research work conducted by Nurses and midwives can be submitted for presentation during the workshop.
  • -10 Mules of presentation of selected abstract will be slotted.
  • All research reports to be submitted to:

mcpdpkadunastate@gmail.com on or before Friday 1st March, 2019.

Send your name, contact phone number and location i.e. Zaria, Kaduna or Kafanchan to any of  the following number:- 08068439646, 08065946495, 07063021891 and 08035872925

NOTE:

All Prospective participants are expected to come along with their license.

CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION:

7th March. 2019

NOTE:

Late registration attract the sum of Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00)Only

NOUN Admission Requirement For Nursing Programme

I am excited that you are interested in pursuing a Nursing degree at National Open University Of Nigeria NOUN. Nursing is a discipline, a profession, and a service.

This article is basically all about the requirements for admission into Nursing schools in NOUN. I realize that many students who are aspiring to pursue a career in Nursing lack the general knowledge about the nursing career, NOUN nursing programme, admission requirements and how to enroll to study nursing in NOUN.

What Is Nursing?

Nursing is a profession within the health care sector that focus on the care of individuals, families and communities. As we all know, the ratio of nurses to patients in Nigeria is very low compare to other advanced countries. Hence, the rush for the services of nurses in Nigeria.

What do nurses do? They save lives, prevent complications and prevent sufferings of patients. Just like Doctors, nurses are indispensable sets of people we can not do without.

Admission Requirements For Nursing Programme in NOUN

NOUN nursing programme is an accredited program, so you don’t need to worry about completing your nursing program at the university. Your degree award is safe and secured.

NOUN offered admission into nursing programme without JAMB, in other words, you don’t need to pass or sit for jamb before you can apply.

Admission Requirements

1. Admission is available for 100 Level only.

2. A minimum of 5 credits in O’ levels.

3. Compulsory courses required in O’levels are Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

4. Registered Nurse Licence/Certificate is required.

5. Duration of study: Five (5) Calendar years with one year internship in a recognized health care institution.

6. Registration obtained: Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN) and Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN).

7. Academic qualification: Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree (B.N.sc)

Special Admission Consideration(s)

2019 PNA Seminars with CPD Credit Point

Philippine Nurses Association (PNA), the accredited professional organization of registered nurses in the country, has released the schedule of their seminars this 2019. The initial offerings run from January to March.

Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) recognizes PNA as an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs for nurses. The recently implemented Republic Act 10912 or the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016 requires all regulated professionals, including nurses, to comply with CPD unit requirements for renewal of their Professional Identification Cards (PIC).

Nurses need 15 units of CPD a year, or 45 CPD units in the 3-year renewal period. (Note: PRC exercises maximum flexibility in implementing the requirement by allowing renewal without full CPD compliance provided professionals sign affidavit of undertaking.)

If you want to enhance or update your nursing knowledge and skills and start collecting units, here’s the PNA CPD Seminars schedule for 2019:

January 18 – COPD Management: A Team Approach
January 25 – Evidence-based Nursing: Competencies, Challenges and Directions
February 1 – Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): Implications to Care
February 8 – Understanding the World of Research and its Uptake on the Local and Global Trend
February 15 – OB Bonanza! Updates in Obstetric and Gynecologic Nursing Care
February 22 – Performance Improvement: Strategies that will make a difference in the way people perform
March 1 – Clinical Pathway: Roadmap to effective patient care
March 8 – An Introduction to Qualitative Research for Nurses
March 15 – Glimpses of Legal Aspects in Nursing Practice
March 22 – Improving Healthcare using DMAIC Approach
March 29 – Recovery and Self Management: Navigating Support in Patients wit Type 2 Diabetes

Venue: PNA-AGT Auditorium, Phil. Nurses Association, 1663 F.T Benitez St., Malate, Manila
Time: 8:00 AM — 12:00 NN

All seminars have been applied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units to Professional Regulation Commission – CPD Council.

LIMITED SEATS ONLY! HURRY UP TO AVAIL BIG DISCOUNTS!
(NO refund / NO chanqe of seminars)
• PNA Member P 400.00
• PNA Non Member P 800.00
• PROMOS AND DISCOUNTS FOR PNA MEMBERS:
– 1st 10 Registered Participants 30% Discount P280.00
– 2nd 10 Registered Participants 15% Discount P340.00
– For Every Three (3) attended PAID seminars 1 Free Seminar
– Renewal of PNA Membership 1 Free Seminar

INCLUSION: Certificate and Snacks

For further inquiries and confirmation, please contact Ms. Sherell Tabafunda at Tel. nos. 5210937 & 4004430 loc. 205. or Cell # 09286605503.

Note: Scheduled seminars are subject to changes with prior notice. It is advisable to call/verify at least a day prior to the conduct of the chosen seminar.

Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery 2019/2020 Palliative Care Admission Form

Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery is currently accepting applications for admission into it 2019/2020 Palliative Care nursing program. Below is the application details

The Transition From Student To A Registered Nurse By Linus Paul RN

The transition from student nurse to Registered nurse can be fraught with many emotions. Not only happiness and excitement, but also fear, anxiety and uncertainty. It can be a time when new gradNurses are questioning everything from their ability, to whether they made the right career choice, and whether they will ever be like the nurses they are now working with on their new ward.

This transition period is often described by people as a complete reality shock, and let’s face it, apart from nursing not many other occupations come with the added chance that you can severely hurt or kill another human being. But fear not! Every nurse, at one point or another, has experienced these feelings.

It is common for new nurses to feel insecure and unsure about their ability to be a registered nurse, and there is a multitude of issues that may arise, which only serve to add to these feelings of insecurity.

“Issues Faced by New Nurses”
Some of the common issues that occur during this transition period from student nurse to registered nurse include:
Theory-to-practice gaps
Caring for increasingly complex patients with multiple comorbidities
Time management
Medicines administration
Patient assessment skills
Documentation skills
Limited proficiency in managing and executing technical skills
Working and collaborating within teams
Accountability
Decision-making
Shiftwork
Developing competency in planning and organising
Prioritising and coping with unexpected events
Lack of access to experienced mentors and coaches
Performance anxiety

“Benefits Registered Nurses Bring to the Ward”
It is also important to acknowledge that during this transition period, graduate nurses will also bring many benefits to the workforce.
Research has found that new nursing graduates often had considerable strengths in the following areas:
Communication skills with the patients
Psychosocial assessment skills
Accountability for their own practice
They are very aware of the importance of their role as a professional, registered nurse and uphold their professional values accordingly.

New nurses display an awareness of the different roles a nurse must play, such as being a teacher, a provider of care, a communicator, an advocate, a coordinator, a decision-maker, and also, being able to suggest changes in practice.

Points for a Positive Transition:
Some other strategies and factors that have been found to facilitate a positive transition from student nurse to registered nurse include:

Adequate staffing patterns
Open communication
Good administration
Leaders who are approachable and responsive
Support when dealing with deteriorating patients, death and dying
Orientation programs with realistic goals
Timely provision of constructive feedback
Appropriate guidance from senior staff
Continuing staff development opportunities
The availability of support and counselling for staff
Reduction of stress levels in the new graduate by using personal strategies such as exercise or meditation.
Any graduate or newly registered nurses are experiencing difficulties during their transition period, it is important that they seek help from SERVCOM

Source: (Chang & Daly 2012; Hofler & Thomas 2016; Kaihlanen et al. 2013).

Compiled by:
LINUS PAUL(RN)

Coaching and Mentoring of intern nurses, Nursing and Midwifery Students on Clinical Posting on the Wards.

NURSE CLINICIAN SIDE
Actually I am very happy with this circular and hope that henceforth, coaching/mentoring of nursing and midwifery students is the province of NURSE CLINICIANS. I was a student at both Basic and BNSc level and I have a lot to say about Nurse-student relationship.

As a nurse clinician, the undermentioned are my suggestions for you:

1. Respect:
Respect is reciprocal. You have to respect the students; address them by their name (s). Some nurse clinicians are in the habit of addressing their student by his/her courses like BNSc student, Midwifery student, ENT student, intern nurse etc instead by his/her name. If they misbehave, you should never harass or shout at them in front of patients, coworkers etc.

2. Knowledge:
As a nurse clinician you must be knowledgeable enough of a competent teacher. You must know how to translate theoretical aspect of nursing into practice (praxis). You must keep abreast of the latest developments in nursing and be ready for unexpected question (s) from your students.

3. Neatness:
Always appear neat and package yourself elegantly.

4. Be an exceptional nurse:
It is common norm that regardless of your program of study (BNSc, Basic or post-basic), students are just posted to the wards to assist nurse clinicians in carrying out their monotonous tasks/duties such as serving of medication, dressing, taking of Vital signs, conducting deliveries etc. So always be different teach your students something new such as Evidence-based Nursing practice. Engage them in discussion, assignments, seminar presentations, researches etc.

5. Don’t bully them:
Student nurses are nurses in the making so take them as your colleagues and also take yourself as one among equal.
An injury to student nurse is an injury to all nurses. I envy the way our nursing managers respect medical students during their clinical/Exams postings in our hospital wards and I always expect them to extend same to nursing students.

There is need for attitudinal changes toward Nurse-Student relationship in our hospitals.

Part two (STUDENT side) and part 3 ( NMCN/GOVT side) coming soon.

Thank you.

By Ismail Gwarzo RN

Nurses Bill of Right: What You Need to Know

THE NURSES’ BILL OF RIGHTS: DO YOU KNOW YOUR RIGHTS?

The Nurses’ Bill of Rights can help nurses settle work-related issues with employers. The use of such widely recognized consensus documents adds credibility to nurses who need to discuss difficult situations, such as safety, staffing and workplace violence with administration.

1.Nurses Have the Right to Practice in a Manner That Fulfills Their Obligations to Society and to Those Who Receive Nursing Care.
2. Nurses Have the Right to Practice in Environments that Allow Them to Act in Accordance with Professional Standards and Legally Authorized Scopes of Practice.
3. Nurses Have theRight to a Work Environment That Supports and Facilitates Ethical Practice in Accordance with Code of Ethics For Nurses With Interpretive Statements.
4. Nurses have the Right to Freely and Openly Advocate for Themselves and Their Patients Without Fear of Retribution.
5. Nurses have the Right to Fair Compensation for Their Work Consistent with Their Educational Preparation, Knowledge, Experience and Professional Responsibilities.
6. Nurses Have the Right to a Work Environment that is Safe for Themselves and Their Patients.
7.Nurses in All Practice Settings Have the Right to Negotiate, Either as Individuals or Collectively, the Conditios of their Employment

Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria List of Illegal Nursing Schools in Nigeria 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria dissociates itself from the following Schools on training of any person as a Nurse or Midwife or both or provide any course of traiing or any school for such training for Nurses and Midwives:
I. CITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY. ZARIA (CCHSTZ), KADUNA STATE.
2. OMEGA POWER MINISTRY (OPM), ELIMGBU PRIMARY SCHOOL, BY ENEKA, EAST WEST ROAD, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE.
3. USMANIYYA SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY, ARKILLA, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE.
4. DAGAMA’S COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES (DACAS), MID, JUNCTION SABON -GAR I, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE.
5. ONA ARA HOSPITAL, IBADAN, PLOT 29, OLORUNGBEJA STREET,  JEGEDE OLUNLOYO ROAD, OLORUNSOGO, IBADAN, OYO STATE
6. ST. MONICA UNIVERSITY OF CAMEROUN, CALABAR CAMPUS, CALABAR, CROSS RIVERS STATE.
7 AIRFORD UNIVERSITY, COTONOU, SOKOTO STUDY CENTRE, TAFIDA AMINU PRIMARY SCHOOL, SOKOTO STATE OR AMY STUDY CENTRE IN NIGERIA;
The general public is hereby informed tht the above mentioned schools are not known or accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
Please be informed that anybody who transacts any business with the schools does so at his/her own risk
Dated this 7th day of january 2019
Signed: Secretary- General/ Registrar