Ghana Nursing and Midwifery Council Releases September 2018 Results


Management of the Nursing and Midwifery Council would like to inform all candidates who wrote the licensing examination for the basic programmes in September, 2018, that their results, as approved by the 14th Governing Board of the Council, have been released.

Candidates are therefore requested to visit their  schools for their results and proceed to our regional offices to commence the registration process.

Kindly contact the call center of the Council on 0200862772 for further information.

Thank you.

Source: Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana

How Nurse Can Relocate to UK with their Spouse




*By Emeka Nwosu*


If you are a nurse in this group,you need to know the following:


1. It is best if you travel together with your husband,the process is easier,you only need to present your marriage certificate and any other supporting document like few wedding pictures to prove your marriage status.


2. You will pay for visa application about 800 dollars and National health insurance surcharge for your husband,this will cost about 600 pounds for 3 years,an increase is proposed for NHS surcharge but it is yet to be implimented.


3. You can use your Certificate of sponsorship to apply for yourself and your husband if you do not have children yet or you are not travelling with your children,all you need extra is to have some money to lodge your husband in a hotel and then get a place after you must have arrived the UK,a house to be shared with others will be most preferable as you try to adapt and know exactly what will suite the family.


4. If you want to come with your children,you need to keep 630 pounds for each of your children,this money should be in your bank account or that of your husband for a period of 3 months,this is an evidence that you have money to support your family until your husband stabilizes,so make arrangement for this money to be kept in your account once you pass your CBT,even before you get an agency to process your relocation to make it smooth,you will also pay visa application fee,health insurance surcharge for each of your children,i usually advice people to come with their spouse and maybe a child,depending on how much you have,it is also adviceable to borrow this money and keep in the bank,borrow and pay when you come over,it will be more than worth it i can gurantee you that.


5. Immediately your husband arrives, and collects his residence permit,you can help him to call National insurance office that same day to book an appointment for National insurance number interview,he can only work when he has gotten this number and it takes 2 to 3 weeks,yours is provided even before you arrive by your employers so you dont have to apply.


6.You need to inform your huband that their are plenty of job for him to choose from but it will come with time, he can start with a support work job which is easily available even without experience,support work deals with observing children,youth and young adults in various settings to ensure that theu are safe,supported with daily living,you will be well paid enough to pick your bills while you plan for your dream job.


7. Fire men,Prison Officers with other military jobs are currently available,they are well paid jobs,Africans with resident permits are qualified and can key in to this opportunities.


8. If your husband or spouse is an Engineer,skilled worker of any field including accountant,Geologist,information technology and any other field that may not be included in their high demand list,i want to assure you that many people are getting jobs in these areas based on their level of experience,he can move with you,attend job interviews within his field,chances of securing a job is over 70 percent,you may not get the best innitially but what you will get will be worth the risk of relocation.


9. Please ensure that you get an international drivers licence while coming,it will cost you between 25 to 30 thousand in naira,you will be glad you did, their driving test that can give you a licence to drive in the UK is quit challenging so you need a licence that can help you drive and gain on hand experience before picking up their exam and licence,you will thank me latter.


10.Start small,small apartment,small job,small income,small location and grow from there,you cannot get it all at once if you want to be happy,take a gradual step,dont compete with anyone,avoid London as much as you can with its surrounding cities,they are ridiculously expensive.


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Germany Triple Win Program 2019: POEA Recruiting 400 Nurses for Germany. See Application

Germany is continuously hiring male and female staff nurses, and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is once again leading the recruitment of qualified applicants for 2019 deployment.


POEA announces that they are now accepting applications for nurses under the Triple Win Project of Germany. Triple Win Project is implemented on the basis of an agreement between the German Federal

Employment Agency (BA) and the POEA on the procedure, the selection and the placement of nursing professionals.


Qualified applicants must be Filipino citizen, male or female, and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing, active Philippine Nursing License and at least two years related professional experience (bedside) in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and/or care institutions.


Applicants must have German language proficiency or willing to undergo German language training in the Philippines to attain Level B1 (to be paid by the employer) and must be able to attend the language class in April and May 2019; or with Bl or B2 Language Proficiency Level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Successful candidates shall have a starting monthly salary of €1,900 (gross) that will be increased to € 2,300 after recognition as a qualified nurse.


The employer will pay the visa and airfare from the Philippines to Germany and will assist the employee find a suitable accommodation. The selected nurse will bear the expenses in full or in part of the board and lodging.


Qualified applicants should register online at and personally submit the required documents (fastened in a folder) under the heading “German Federal Employment Agency RSF No. 180028” at the Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Bldg. (formerly POEA Bldg.), Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City:


Cover letter and curriculum vitae with colored passport size picture;

High School Diploma (notarized copy);

Nursing Diploma (notarized copy);

Board Certificate and copy of license from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC);

Certificates of employment in related field (previous and current) (notarized copy);

Attendance and/or level certificate for German language, if available;

Copy of valid Passport; and

Certificate of POEA online Pre-employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) (

Applicants are required to present their original documents for authentication of written information before forwarding the resume to the employer.


Interview by employers is scheduled on end of March 2019.


Deadline for submission of applications at POEA Central and Regional Offices is on February 28, 2019.

How to Become A Registered Nurse in Australia for Foreign Educated Nurses

Job Opportunities for Nigerian Nurses: Working in Australia. Australia is currently one of the best destinations for registered nurses, not only because the “Registered Nurse” is an occupation in demand in Australia, but also because the opportunities to work in the USA or UK may not be available at this time. This is based on the advice that the USA is currently processing applications which date back to July 2006, and that the UK prefers registered nurses from members of the European Union. There are other work opportunities for nurses to work in the Asian region, however, they do not pay as much as employers in Australia.


First of all, you must be a registered Australian nurse to qualify for a working visa or permanent residence as a registered nurse in Australia.


Working visas to Australia for all occupations was discussed in a separate paper entitled, “Do You Qualify for a Working Visa?” Before you pay a single cent in any ‘offer for a working visa’ you must verify with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) whether your proposed sponsoring employer has been approved as sponsor. You also need to determine whether the proposed position, task and workplace where you will be assigned, satisfy the current migration policy criteria.


Pitfalls of Working Visas

Many have fallen victim to recruiters who claim they are authorised to recruit for positions of Caregiver, Assistant in Nursing (AIN) or Residential Care Officer (RCO). Migration policy has changed over the years and continues to change. At present:


Assistant in Nursing and caregiver are not in the list of qualifying occupations for working visa.


A Residential Care Officer may no longer be assigned to work in nursing homes and care for the aged because, according to a recent case decided by the Policy Section of DIAC in Canberra, it is outside the RCO ASCO definition to provide care and supervision for children or disabled persons in group housing or government institutions.


A Disability Services Officer (DSO) may likewise no longer be allowed to provide personal care in nursing homes if DIAC is to strictly enforce the DSOASCO definition to provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.


Nurse Registration in Australia

Currently, there is a plan to unify the requirements for Australian nursing competency assessment and registration in 2010. Until that time, nursing registration is through the nursing registration board of any of the Australian States and Territories. They vary in their registration process, costs and requirements.


Once registered as registered nurse in any state or territory of Australia, your tourist, non-working visa or student visa may be changed to a working visa for a period of one year up to four years under certain conditions, provided there is no visa condition of no further stay on your existing visa.


NSW Nurse Registration for Overseas Registered Nurses

Under the 2008 guidelines, the NSW Nursing Board will consider, among other matters:

o The rank or classification of your educational institution in the Country Education Profile of the country of your education

o your overseas registration

o your grades in your transcript of records

o your experience, if any


The NSW Nursing board will determine whether your qualifications meet certain standards:

The standard of your educational institution must be comparable to the standard of an Australian tertiary institution and


The level of your nursing degree must be comparable to the level of an Australian Bachelor degree not an Australian Diploma level; and


The course content of your overseas Bachelor degree in Nursing must be comparable to the course content of the Australian Bachelor in Nursing degree.


If your qualifications meet the standard of an Australian Bachelors degree in Nursing you will be referred to complete the College of Nursing Assessment for registered nurses. If not, you may be referred for assessment as an enrolled nurse. If you pass the assessment, you will be eligible for registration as registered nurse or enrolled nurse as the case may be.


Registration as enrolled nurse will not qualify you for permanent resident visa because it is not listed in the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) but will qualify you to apply for a working visa.


The other two accredited pathways for registered nurse registration in New South Wales are:


A three year Australian Bachelor in Nursing degree


A two-year graduate entry Bachelor in Nursing degree course at the University of Technology Sydney or University of Western Sydney.

In all cases, you will be required to pass an English test at varying levels, unless exempted.


Permanent Resident Visa Application While Working Overseas

If you are currently working as registered nurse in the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada or New Zealand, you may be granted registration without having to undertake an English test and nursing competency test under certain conditions. After you obtain Australian registration you may qualify for permanent residence in Australia under certain conditions while you continue to work in the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada or New Zealand.


If your permanent resident visa is approved before your overseas contract expires, you can still validate your respective visas by entering Australia with those included in your visa application. You may return to the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada or New Zealand to complete your employment contract the next day and your family members can either remain in Australia, or leave for the Philippines or elsewhere, provided each of you return to live in Australia within 5 years from visa grant.


Which Family Members Can You Bring?

You are allowed to include your entire family (spouse and dependent children below 25 years old) your widowed parent, single aunt or uncle who have lived with you and are dependent on you, as part of your family in your permanent resident visa application under certain conditions. Once you get your permanent resident visa, you will qualify to sponsor your brothers, sisters, nephew, nieces and other relatives.


Written By Imelda Argel


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 Position on Auxiliary and Quacks in Nursing

We Are All Involved in the Fight Against Quackery – NMCN

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has urged an “all hands on deck” approach to the fight against quackery in the profession. Emeka Onyebo of Nursing World Nigeria reports that the NMCN made this known at the mandatory continuing professional development program (MCPDP) for nurses held this week at the state school of nursing Agbor in Delta state.


Mr. Ernest Akuna, the NMCN Zonal Officer who spoke at the event reiterated that the council eye in this regard is the state NMCN committees set up in the various state. He said “Majority of us work in the private sector where quackery is at its peak, he urged nurses to make reports on issues of quacks to the state committee who would forward same to the zonal offices and finally to the council. He added that evidence must also back up reports. We are all involved in the fight against quackery he said. According to him, the NMCN collaborates with the movie industry to ensure the image of the profession is portrayed positively in the movies.


On the issue of why there was no provision for Degrees on the Nursing council license, the zonal representative informed the house that only professional qualifications are on the license just as it is in other professional bodies like pharmacy,

med lab etc.


He admitted delays in the processing of licenses and appealed to nurses to remain patient as the council was working assiduously to make acquisition of licenses after renewal as easy and friendly as possible. According to him, while the industrial strike action lasted, the licensing unit of the council was mandated to keep working, the council has also procured industrial sized car printers and all the back log of licenses would soon be a thing of the past.


On the current status of the national open university of Nigeria, Mr. Ernest said that the foundation of NOUN had some issues, hence council denied NOUN accreditation. He noted that certificates issued by the NOUN to graduates from 2013 were recognized up until those graduating in 2016 because students into these programs got their admission before NOUN lost its accreditation. Thus any admission before 2014 is recognized. He

encouraged nurses to use the NOUN avenue to pursue their degree certifications for progression in their fields when ever the accreditation is restored. On academic progression, he informed the house that Nnamdi Azikiwe and Ebonyi state university has started the post graduate diploma in nursing (PGDN) which nurses must leverage upon.


On the issue of nurses trained abroad, He said that when you train abroad and want to practice in Nigeria, you must undergo certain processes. According to him, some times these foreign universities are not recognized by the NUC, the NMCN forwards these foreign qualification to the ministry of education for quantification and acceptability before council can accept it, if NUC doesn’t recognize that institution then the NMCN would not recognize such institution. He warned that nurses should be careful of programs they pursue to avoid frustration at the end of such programs. He informed the house that the NMCN collaborates with NUC to ensure that university education in nursing is at peak.

On the issue of proliferations of schools of nursing and the failure of affiliations of these schools to universities, he said that the minimum qualification required to head a college of nursing was the MSc, and that if states lacked the manpower in terms of academic qualifications and infrastructure they would have no other choice than to request a state edict establishing a school of nursing instead of college of nursing. He added that for the affiliation to universities to work, graduate lecturers and not nurse tutors should make up the workforce of the school of nursing.

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