Nigeria Nursing Council Increases License Verification Fees from #8750 to #53500

Nigerian Nurses seeking better life outside the shore of this country now have more hurdles to cross as the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has increased the license verification from #8750 to #53,500 has learnt.

In an internal Memo from the head of account to all departmental head dated 14th of November, 2018 and obtained by the upward review of the verification fees is to take effective from Monday 29th October, 2018.

Speaking under condition of anonymity with, two members of staff of the regulatory body confirmed the development. One of the source said the consent of the Honourable minister of Health was sought earlier on who gave his express approval for the upward review.

Another staff however added that a courier fee has been captured in this new fees adjustment. Pressed further what the fate of those who want to verify 2 or more licenses, the source said the new verification fee has captured this as they only have to pay 53,500 for all their licenses to be verified.

Ever since the Brexit vote forcing UK to open her border wide open to foreign educated Nurses, there had been a dramatic increase in the number of Nigerian Nurses seeking verification from the regulatory body forcing the board to require applicant to bear the cost of courier fees. This development jerked verification to above #25, 000 before this new development

Philippines House CPD Repeal Act Update

Congress has made a move to tackle the controversial Continuing Professional Development (CPD) law amidst calls by different sectors to amend or repeal the measure.


The House Committee on Higher and Technical Education chaired by Rep. Paolo Everardo Javier (Lone District, Antique) on Monday created a technical working group (TWG) to draft a substitute bill on several measures which call for the amendment or repeal of Republic Act 10912 or the “Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016”.


Under RA 10912, programs for the mandatory continuing professional development or CPD of workers and professionals were institutionalized.


House Bill 6461 authored by AKO BICOL Party-list Reps. Rodel Batocabe, Alfredo Garbin, Jr. and Christopher Co seeks to exempt overseas Filipino workers from the continuing professional development requirements in the renewal of their license under the Professional Regulation Commission, amending for the purpose RA 10912.

House Bill 8296 authored by Rep. Maximo Rodriguez, Jr. (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) aims to amend some provisions of RA 10912 to make it easier for the workers and professionals affected to comply with the mandatory requirements of the CPD law.


House Bill 7171 introduced by ACT Party-list Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro, Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate (Party-list, BAYAN MUNA), GABRIELA Women’s Party-list Reps. Emmi de Jesus and Arlene Brosas, Rep. Ariel Casilao (Party-list, ANAKPAWIS) and Rep. Sarah Jane Elago (Party-list, KABATAAN) seeks to repeal the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016.


Meanwhile, House Resolution 1610 authored by Reps. Aniceto Bertiz III (Party-list, ACTS OFW), Rodel Batocabe, Anthony Bravo (Party-list, COOP NATCCO), Winston Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) and Eugene De Vera (Party-list, ABS) calls for an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into the status of implementation of RA 10912.


In his sponsorship speech, Garbin said in the course of their work in foreign countries, OFWs who are licensed professionals are required to comply with several requirements and competencies by their employer or the host country.


“This means that OFW professionals are, during their stay abroad, already obligated to undergo professional development in relation to their work,” he said.


Garbin further said that since these OFWs are outside the jurisdiction of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) during the period they work abroad, they should not be subject to the mandatory requirement of RA 10912.


Tinio for his part said they filed the bill calling for the repeal of RA 10912 as its implementation has imposed multiple, logistical, and psychological burdens on professionals especially to nurses and teachers.


Castelo said practice of continuing professional development has brought a lot of hardships not only to the OFWs but to all licensed professionals.


PRC, which undertakes the overall implementation of the CPD Programs together with the Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs), agreed to the amendment under House Bill 6461 to exempt professionals working overseas for the first compliance period or during the first three years of the implementation of the CPD Law.


Although it expressed its support for the proposal to exempt professional from CPD compliance for the first renewal period after obtaining their license, the PRC proposed to maintain the three-year cycle of PIC (Professional ID Card) renewal to be consistent with that of the Professional Regulatory Board.


Other stakeholders representing the nurses and teachers expressed their support for the repeal of the CPD Law. (Ma. Victoria Palomar,

DOH to hire 28,000 health workers for 2019 HRH Deployment Program

Department of Health (DOH) is set to hire around 28,000 health workers under the Human Resource for Health Deployment Program 2019.


In the second budget hearing at the Senate on Tuesday, health secretary Francisco Duque III said that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) agreed to restore funds for the program that deploys nurses, dentists, midwives, medical technologists and other health workers to rural areas and poor communities around the country.


“I would like to report to the committee that the problem initially present about the huge cut in the HR budget of the DOH – this problem is already solved and the budgetary support has been restored for in fact a bigger number from 26,378 job orders and contract of service workers to about 28,000,” he told the Senate hearing attended by Senators Vicente Sotto III, Risa Hontiveros, and JV Ejercito.


“That’s no longer a problem. We can sleep well knowing that has been resolved,” Duque added.


During the first DOH budget hearing before the Senate in September, Duque had warned that over 15,000 health workers stand to lose their jobs if the DBM would insist on slashing HRH Deployment Program fund. DBM had earlier allotted only P1.2 billion, from P6.9 billion in 2018.


Duque said the “entirety” of about P16 to P17 billion in funding for the 28,000 positions in the HRH program will be charged against the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF). MPBF is the item in the budget allocating funds for unfilled positions in the executive branch of government.


Now that it has been settled, Duque said that job orders will be renewed and contracts of services will be extended to 2020.


Recruitment, selection and deployment of health workers under the HRH Deployment Program 2019 will be handled by DOH regional offices nationwide. Some regional offices have been accepting applications as early as mid-October.(With reports from Rappler)

HRH Deployment Program 2019: DOH Application for Region 13 Caraga is now Open

Department of Health – Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD XIII) in Caraga is now accepting application documents for the Human Resource for Health (HRH) Deployment Program for pooling purposes for the year 2019.


DOH HRH Deployment Program is an annual hiring and deployment of nurses, doctors, dentists, midwives, medical technologists, pharmacists and other allied health workers to geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) and other poor communities in the country.


Caraga, officially known as the Caraga Administrative Region or simply Caraga Region and designated as Region XIII, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the northeastern section of the island of Mindanao. The Caraga Region covers the following provinces: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur; Butuan City is the regional center.


DOH CHD XIII announces that submission of documents for the following positions shall be submitted from November 6-19, 2018 only:


1. Dentist II

2. Nurse II

3. Midwife II

4. Medical Technologist II

5. Pharmacist II

6. Project Development Assistant

7. Nutritionist-dietician II

8. Project Assistant II


AREAS OF DEPLOYMENT: Rural Health Unit, Birthing Facilities and Barangay Health Stations in Region XIII


Applicants may submit their applications from November 06, 2018 — November 19, 2018, 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM at Department of Health Center for Health Development Caraga – Human Resource and Development Unit, Pizarro St. Corner Narra Road, Butuan City.


Applicants who failed to meet the minimum Qualification Standards are disqualified. All applications submitted outside of the posted period will not be accepted.


List of Documentary Requirements

A. Application Letter (Indicating PRC number)

B. Photocopy of updated PRC License 8, Certificate of Good Standing

C. Personal Data Sheet (PDS) CSC Form 212 – downloadable thru the Internet

D. Deployment Program/Project Application Form – downloadable thru the Internet

E. Photocopy of Diploma and Transcript of Records

F. Photocopy of Certificate of Employment (Current DOH employ. for 1 year or more need not submit)

G. Photocopy of Certificate of Trainings attend.

H. Photocopy of NSO/PSA Birth Certificate & NSO/PSA Marriage Certificate – if applicable

I. NBI Clearance 1. Hospital Clearance (Provincial DOH Office shall require hospital clearance for applicants currently engaged to public & private hospitals)



1. Use legal size or long bond paper

2. Submit the following requirements in a white folder with table of contents in tabbing sequence.

3. Place your FULL name at the right corner of the long white folder.


Applications must be addressed to:


Director IV

Department of Health

Center for Health Development – Caraga

Pizzaro St., corner Narra Road, Butuan City




Nurse V C

Deployment Program Coordinator


Currently hired HRH since January 2018 does not need to attach COE while HRH employed beyond January 2018 must submit COE of previous employer.


PDS CSC Form 212 and HRH application form can be downloaded at the DOH homepage


Deadline of Submission: November 19, 2018 @ DOH RO XIII Butuan City


Date of Examination:

November 26, 2018 – Nurse II (NDP) of Agusan del Norte

November 27, 2018 – Nurse II (NDP) of Surigao del Norte

November 27, 2018 – Medical Technologist II (MTDP)

November 28, 2018 – Nurse II (NDP) of Agusan del Sur

November 28, 2018 – Dentist II, Pharmacist II, Nutritionist – Dietician II, Pharmacy Assist.

November 29, 2018 – Nurse II (NDP) of Province of Dinagat Islands

November 29, 2018 – Nurse II (NDP) of Surigao del Sur

December 3, 2018 – Project Assistant II (PHA)

December 4, 2018 – Midwife II (RHMPP)

HRH Deployment Program 2019: DOH-NCR Application Procedure, Submission and Deadline

The Department of Health Metro Manila Center for Health Development is now accepting applicants for Human Resources for Health (HRH) Deployment Program 2019.


DOH HRH Deployment Program is an annual hiring and deployment of nurses, doctors, dentists, midwives, medical technologists, pharmacists and other allied health workers to geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) and other poor communities in the country.


DOH in Metro Manila covers the cities of National Capital Region (NCR), namely: Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela, as well as the municipality of Pateros.


Available positions:

1. Dentist II – Doctor of Dental Medicine or Dental Surgery – SG 17

2. Nurse II – Bachelor of Science in Nursing – SG 15

3. Midwife II – Completion of Midwifery Course – SG 11

4. Medical Technologist II – Bachelor of Science in Medical Technologist or Public Health – SG 15

5. Pharmacist II – Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy – SG 15

6. Project Development Assistant – Pharmacy Assistant (Completion of 2 years in college) – SG 8

7. Nutritionist-dietician II – Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics – SG 15

8. Project Assistant II – Public Health Associates Deployment Project – SG 10


Initial requirements for application:

1. Updated Resume

2. Application letter addressed to:


OIC-Director IV

Department of Health –Metro Manila Center for Health Development

Blk 6, Brgy Road, Welfareville Compound, Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City


3. Photocopy of Updated/Valid PRC License (for Dentists, Nurses, Midwives, Medical Technologists, Pharmacists, Nutritionists-Dieticians)

4. Photocopy of Diploma and TOR 5. Photocopy of NBI Clearance


DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION: of all HRH applicants will be on November 13-19, 2018 until 5:00pm. Submit directly to DOH NCRO (HRDU), 2nd floor, Bldg 3, Blk 6, Brgy Road, Welfareville Compound, Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City.


NOTE: Applicants with incomplete requirements shall not be entertained/processed.

How to Get Nursing Internship Post in Nigeria

On Reception of the circular from the Head of Service of the Federation to the Hon. Minister of Health (Ref.No.HCSF/EPO/EIR/CND/100/ST dated 7th,September 2016), the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) concluded arrangements for the commencement of the Internship for University Graduates from January 2017.

The Nursing Internship is a paid one year work-in-training programme put together to enable University Graduate Nurses match their theoretical and clinical knowledge with practical Nursing Tasks and practices in a hospital setting.

-provide interns with the chance to use thorough clinical judgement and critical thinking skills throughout patient care process

it afford interns the opportunity to implement learned knowledge and behaviours into real -world scenarios

To collaborate in care services across multiple healthcare departments.

it afford Interns the opportunity for self development through improvement of communication skills, building confidence and gaining new perspectives.

Opportunities to partake in quality care initiatives.

it helps interns develop delegation and time management abilities

provide an insight of what the future jobs entail.

Nursing internship enhance leadership skills in management of conflict resolution and ethical issues.

Nursing internship is a Programme specially designed for University graduate nurses for a period of Twelve months to enable them have exposure and opportunity to implement the learnt theoretical knowledge on real life scenarios.
The program afford university graduates an opportunity to gain mastery,gather experience, get exposure to real life scenarios and give them an insight on career path..
Unlike the School of Nursing graduates, the University graduate Nurse must complete this programme before they can have access to a permanent licence to practice. Hence, it is usually advisable for new graduates to take every opportunity of internship openings in the country as there is a stiff competition amongst more than 1000 Graduate nurses for slots usually less than 50 per institutions.


– Application letter or form, depending on the Hospital.
– CV.
– Passport
– First school leaving cert
– Degree cert or testimonial or statement of result or attestation
– License
– Oath (for some institutions)
– Birth cert
– LGA identification
– 3 recommendation letters
– And any other necessary doc.

The duration for internship is twelve months as approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

Only university graduates from January 2017 can can apply for this programme. Hence, those that graduated in November or May 2016,2015,2014 and above are excluded from internship.

“NO”. Only university graduates are allowed to apply for internship in Nigeria.
School of Nursing graduates are expected to have gained at least 14 months clinical training as stated on the curriculum of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), hence, don’t need to go for internship as they have been exposed to majority of the clinical settings and specialty in Nursing practice.


University graduate Nurses can apply for internship in any of the following institutions :
-Federal Medical centers
-Federal teaching hospitals
-State teaching hospitals
-Industrial Organisations
-Military hospitals and many more.

When looking for a BSN nursing internship, it is important to look early because there is often strong competition for a limited amount of spots. A general rule is to conduct the search at least one semester ahead of time since many deadlines are around August -Novrmber. Networking with senior colleagues,
professors, and classmates may help students find the right internship. BSN nursing internships are commonly posted on Nursing and medical blogs like  Parcelmedico, and many are seen on bulletin boards, newspaper,Whatsapp and telegram groups as well as the employer websites.


-Federal Medical Centre Owo
-Federal Medical Centre Owerri
-University of Benin teaching hospital. (UBTH)
-Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA)
-Nnamdi Azikiwe university teaching hospital (NAUTH)
-University of Calabar teaching hospital
-FMC keffi.
-University of Uyo teaching hospital
-Enugu State Teaching Hospital
-Bayelsa State Health service


While many Graduate nurses have risked their lives and spent money travelling from one city/State to another, some have successfully secured internship positions from the comfort of their homes without travelling any distance.
There are E-parcel organisations that help submit internship applications to the Applicants desired institution/Organisation for as low as #2,000.

All these E-parcel service do is ensure you submit the right documents to their various emails and print and submit on your behalf. One of the most trusted organisation offering this service is “Parcelmedico”(+2347069646143).
Parcelmedico is an online platform with over 15,000 medical subscribers that assist Interns,House -officers and Residents to submit their applications.

–Poor and wrong placement of graduate Nurses as compared to other healthcare professionals.

-Exclusion of Nurse interns from Many internship Advert.
-Non -provision of accommodation for Nurse interns when they finally get a place to do their internship.

-Corrupt practices in selecting Applicants for internship


-Proper placement of Intern and already employed graduate Nurses who entered service with first degree in Nursing should be the major focus of stakeholders

-Nursing Associations such as NANNM, UGONSA,NUNSA,MINAN should ensure that any organization/institution that ommited Nursing in a medical internship advert should be corrected and given a deadline to revert
-Federal and state NANNM Executives should ensure that the hospital management provide a living quarters that is comfortable for the Nurse interns.

-Measures should be put in place to check corrupt practices in selecting Applicants because of their financial strength to pay for Internship slots as Internship slots should only be given based on merit.
-A good number of Nurse intern should be engaged in comparison with best international ratio of Nurses to other health care professional. A case of employing 10 nurses when other health care professional are employed in their 50s’ should be resisted.
However, worthy of commendation are the Chief Medical Directors that have commenced internship in line with federal ministry of health directives. Indeed they are doing a great service to our Nation.

Also to University graduate of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA).who have been in the fore front with NUNSA(Nigeria University Nursing student Association) to ensure the commencement of internship in Nigeria and fighting against the wrong placement of Graduate Nurses in Nigeria.
Nursing is a profession of high repute both nationally and internationally and it’s our responsibility to foster interdisciplinary collaboration with all the relevant stakeholders in education and health sectors in other to take the profession to the highest pedestal of excellence. Thank you.

Princewill Aghedo (RN, DNI)



Bayelsa State Ministry of Health 2019/2020 Internship for Nurses in Nigeria

Qualified candidates are hereby invited to apply at Ministry of Health, Bayelsa State for the following internship position;

* Medical House Officers
* Intern Pharmacists
* Intern Medical Laboratory Scientists
* Intern Dental Therapist
* Intern Nurses


– Application form (we are to collect and fill on behalf of candidates)
– CV
– Passport
– First sch leaving cert
– ssce
– Degree cert or testimonial or statement of result or attestation
– License
– Oath (for Pharmacists)
– Birth cert
– LGA identification
– 3 recommendation letters

For more information check the poster below

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Esther Bacon Nursing, Midwifery School Showing Positive Results

The successful graduation of 61 nurses and midwives of the Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery (EBSNM) in Zorzor, Lofa County has shown the significant progress the school is making.


The graduates, who obtained diplomas recently after three years hard study, comprised the ninth graduating class. The event was held at the Curran Lutheran Church Hospital Compound in Zorzor city.


Twelve persons graduated as Registered Nurse (12), 39 as Registered Midwifery and 10 Certified Midwifery to Registered Midwifery.


Willimai Geninyan, Director of the EBSNM, lauded the support of the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) and Human Resources for Health (HRH) Project.


MCSP HRH is a USAID funded project providing support to the EBSNM with its focus on supporting Faculty Development Program, which is intended to strengthen performance of teachers and preceptors; the Leadership Management Development Program, technical updates particularly the Perinatal and EmONC training using the Low Dose High Frequency (LDHF) approach, and upgrading of the Simulation Lab and Library.


Other interventions by MCSP HRH include establishing a fully equipped computer lab with full Internet coverage and the provision of a vehicle to transport students to clinical sites to ensure critical supervision.


MCSP works alongside the Government of Liberia and partners to strengthen health services. MCSP/HRH is working to improve health workforce readiness, with a focus on reinforcing entry-level Registered Midwives and Medical Laboratory Technicians’ Pre-Service Education.


The Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of the six Pre-Service Training Institutions supported by MCSP as part of global effort to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes funded by USAID. It is a primary support to the MOH National Health Workforce Program for increasing the quality and quantity of human resources for health.


The graduates were presented to the Chief of Medical Staff at the Curran Lutheran Hospital in Lofa County and they were further presented to the County Health Team and the Ministry of Health.


During the presentation of the graduates, Geninyan added that the out-going students were prepared because “the teachers and preceptors in the school were now trained and using effective methodology in teaching and student assessment”.


She added that staff at the facility are now confident and are providing current best practice services in Respectful Maternity Care (RMC). The nursing and midwifery school is now able to save lives and increase hospital and clinic utilization, which is teaching students to provide quality services.


Said Madam Geninyan: “The students are not only competent but confident in carrying out maternal and newborn procedures and managing patients through practicing at the Simulation Center in the school and Preceptor Corners in the hospital. There is no doubt about their preparedness as this has been verified by health facilities and CHTs where the students went for affiliation”.


The college now has an updated curriculum and other learning materials including current editions of textbooks and access to a state of the art computer lab, and the leadership of the school is now able to use data for making decisions and are mobilized and managing resources effectively, Willimai said.


The EBSNM Director declared that the administration plans to make EBSNM a full-fresh degree level Institution; adding, “To make our institution learning friendly, we have embarked on the construction of a multi-purpose complex, which is currently at foundation level”, she concluded.


The Chief of Party of the MCSP HRH Project then emphasized that there’s “still a long way to go”.

City of Hope Hospital Vacancy for Registered Nurse in Benin City Edo State

City of Hope Hospital is a leading healthcare provider in Benin city. In line with our growth plan, we are currently recruiting to fill the position below:

Position: Registered Nurse

Location: Benin, Edo state

Job Description
As a Registered nurse, you are to do the following:

  • Assess patients’ conditions
  • Record patients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Observe patients and record the observations
  • oAdminister patients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for patients’ care or contribute information to existing plans
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment

Important Qualities

  • Critical-thinking skills: Registered Nurses must assess changes in the health status of patients, such as determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.
  • Communication skills: Must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to clearly explain instructions, such as how to take medication. They must work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.
  • Compassion: Should be caring and empathetic when looking after patients.
  • Detail oriented: Must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.
  • Emotional stability: Need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
  • Organizational skills: Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.
  • Physical stamina: Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift

Application Closing Date
20th November, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV using job title as heading to:

Kafue Institute Of Health Sciences Education and Research