Updated Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria License Renewal, Verification, Change of Name and Penalty Fees 2019

The renewal fee is N10,500 per year. Every defaulting year, you pay N5200 for each year. It now depends on how long your license has expired.


You must present a certificate of attendance of a six credit unit workshop, MCPDP included. These workshop may cost you about N40,000, excluding other logistics like accommodation, transportation and feeding.


MCPDP is only three credits unit and any other approved nursing council workshop of three credit units to make it six credit unit before renewal.

Some state Annual Nurse’s Week, scientific conference has also been approved as three credit unit. You can also do Basic life support (BLS) program or ACLS.


I understand you can also be renewed using two session of MCPDP to make six credit unit, but it must not be the same module.

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Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria List of Recognized Nurse Educator and Tutor Courses

This is to inform you that the Board of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria at its 42″ General meeting has approved the following for the purpose of registration as Nurse Educators:


1. Diploma in Nursing Education (DNE) from Nurse Tutors’ Programme of the Federal Ministry of Health.


2. Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).


3. Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).


4. Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education (PGDNE).


5. MSc Nursing Education from accredited Department. Nursing of approved universities.


In view of the above, all those who acquired the above qualifications from accredited institutions in Nigeria are encouraged to register with the Council as Educators.


Thank you.



Margaret C. Eze (Mrs)

Direct Nursing Education/ HOD For: Secretary General/ Registrar.

How to Authenticate Your Foreign Nursing Degree for NUC and Nursing Council Approval

The Federal Ministry of education is responsible for authenticating foreign degrees for Nursing registration and participation in NYSC scheme.


For NMCN registration,you will need to write a letter to FME for your certificate to be recognized. You write a request letter asking them to authenticate your institution in order to be able to process ur licence and you will have to attach a copy of your certificate If your school is on the list of school that the ministry have on it list, your certificate will be endorsed immediately and a certification letter will be given to you.


If your school is not on the list, the ministry will write to the ministry of education in d country where you graduated from to confirm the accreditation status of the said institution.


The letter should be addressed to the honorable minister of education and you will have to submit it by hand.



Nursing and Midwifery Council Address:


NMCN, Plot 713, Cadastral zone Life Camp, Gwarinpa, Abuja Foreign trained Nurses registration section



NYSC, Plot 416, Tigris crescent, off Aguiyi Ironsi str, Maitam, Abuja.

List of NUC Accredited Universities Offering Nursing Degree in Nigeria

1. University of Ibadan Full Accreditation 2014-2019


2. University of Nigeria Nsukka Interim accreditation 2014-2016


3. Obafemi Awolowo University full accreditation 2014-2019


4. Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Full Accreditation 2012-2017


5. University of Lagos, Akoka Interim Accreditation 2014-2016


6. University of Benin Full Accreditation 2013-2018


7. Bayero University Kano Interim Accreditation 2015-2017


8. University of Calabar Interim Accreditation 2014-2016


9. University of Ilorin Interim Accreditation 2015-2017


10. University of Jos Interim 2014-2016


11. University of Maiduguri Full Accreditation 2011-2016


12. University of Portharcourt Full Accreditation 2012-2017


13. Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Accreditation Denied 2012


14. National Open University of Nigeria Full Accreditation 2015-2020


15. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Interim Accreditation 2016-2018


16. Abia state University, uturu Full Accreditation 2012-2017


17. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso Interim Accreditation 2012-2014


18. Imo State University Accreditation Denied 2015


19. Delta State University, Abraka Full Accreditation 2012-2017


20. Niger Delta University Full Accreditation 2013-2018


21. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Full Accreditation 2014-2019


22. Babcock University Ilishan Remo Full Accreditation 2011-2016


23. Madonna University Interim Accreditation 2015-2017


24. Igbinedion University Full Accreditation 2015-2020


25. Afe Babalola University Interim Accreditation 2013-2016

List of Universities Offering Nursing Degree Programme In Nigeria

List of National University Commission Approved/Accredited NURSING Programmes in Nigerian Universities.

1) Abia State University, Uturu

2) Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti

3) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

4) Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo

5) Bayero University, Kano

6) Delta State University, Abraka

7) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

8) Evan Enwerem University, Owerri

9)Igbinedion University, Okada

10) Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology, Ogbomosho

11) Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island

12) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

13) University of Benin, Benin City

14) University of Calabar, Calabar

15) University of Ibadan, Ibadan

16) University of Ilorin, Ilorin

17) University of Jos, Jos

18) University of Lagos, Lagos

19) University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri

20)University of Nigeria, Nsukka

21) University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt

FOR ENQUIRIES PLS CALL THE NUC ON 08033444595, 08098283826

List of Schools Offering Postgraduate, Masters and PhD Nursing Degree in Nigeria 2019

Below is the list of universities offering

Masters and PhD in Nursing in Nigeria. It may not be the complete list but can serve as a guide to those interested.

General Requirements

1. Bachelor degree in Nursing with a minimum CGPA of 3. 5 on a scale of 5 (but some schools may accept 3.0)


2. Five O level credit pass at not more than 2 sittings


3. Registration with NMCN


4. Transcript from the University you graduated from


5. Recommendation letters from your former lecturer or HOD (some schools might request for two)


6. Research proposal for PhD (some might not require)


7. NYSC certificate


Above are the general requirements it might be more than this in some schools so check the school application requirements before you apply.


Nursing specialties at Masters level

Below are the specialties you can earn your masters or PhD in Nursing from in Nigeria.

1. Maternal & Child Health Nursing;

2. Medical Surgical Nursing;

3. Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing;

4. Nursing Administration & Management

5. Nursing Education.

6 Community Health Nursing


Note that not all these universities run all these specialties ; some run like 2 while others may run more or run all

1. University of Calabar – Masters degree

2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka – Masters and PhD

3. University of Benin – Masters and PhD

4. Niger Delta University – PGD and Masters

5. Nnamdi Azikiwe University – PGD, Masters and PhD

6. University of Ibadan – Masters and PhD

7. Obafemi Awolowo University Ife – Masters and PhD

8. Babcock University Ilishan Remo – Masters

9. Ahmadu Bello University – Masters and PhD


Advice : The young Nurses and determined older Nurses are implored to continue to advance themselves academically in order to still retain their relevance in Nursing.


We never had concrete advisers during our time thus the several delays we had. Education is difficult and will take chunks out of your savings but you can do it if you’re determined, and you will be the better for it in the long run.

Wish you good luck in all your academic endeavours.


Enjoy a blessed morning


Wtitten by Lateef Yusuf Mary

Nursing And Midwifery Council Of Nigeria Updated List Of Approved Private Providers Of Continuing Education Programme

The Council has approved some Private Providers to Run Continuing Education Programme(CEP) For Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria.

Please note that he validity of certificate issued for approved programmes is three years (3 years) from the date of the workshop/conference, for the purpose of renewal of licence.

Click HERE to view or downlaod the list of approved private providers

Ahmadu Bello University Zaria to Begin Online Nursing Programme 2019

The Management of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria has concluded arrangement for  the take off of BNsc degree in 2019 for Registered Nurses. This degree can be completed in 3 years. Note that the program is mainly online with examination centers in Lagos, Portharcourt, Zaria, Kaduna etc

Here is the announcement from the desk officer

Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Distance learning Center is proposing to commence deployment of Bachelor in Nursing Sciences (BNSc) in 2018/2019 session subject to approval by the National University commission.For more information you can call the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Distance learning center official lines on MTN 08163452628, ETISALAT -08176446670 (calls shall be  entertain during working hours Mondays  to Friday 8am to 4pm )

NUC Approves ABU Zaria Online BSc Nursing Degree To Start in 2019

After about a year in waiting the National University Commission has approved Online BSc Nursing of ABU to run as Open and Distance Learning from 2019. Below is the content of the circular sent to the school by NUC and obtained:

I write at the instance of the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commision in reference to the application of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria of 20 September, 2018 for approval to establish and run Bachelor of Nursing (BNSc) programme via Open and Distance Learning mode at its Distance Learning Centre.

The Vice-Chancellor will recall that in response to the University’s request, a programme Pre-validation visit by a panel consisting of ODL Expert, subject matter expert and NUC representative took place on 4-7 December, 2018. The objective of the visit was to assess the human and material resources available for the proposed programme via Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Mode .

The panel found out that the human resources and all necessary ODL infrastructures for delivery of content provided by the University are adequate for the running of the proposed programme and therefore recommended the Validation of the programme via the ODL mode.

Having considered the panel’s findings and subsequent conclusions and recommendation, the Commission approved the establishment of the proposed BNSc Nursing Science undergraduate programme which shall run be run via the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. Admission shall be through direct entry, Only Registered Nurses who already have hospital experience shall be eligible. This approval takes effect from the 2018/2019  academic session.

Please accept the assurances of the Executive Secretary’s kind regards.

Yours Sincerely.

Dr. Olamide E Adesina

Director Open and Distance Education