Meet The New Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Board Members 2020-2023

Composition of THE GOVERNING COUNCIL/BOARD OF THE NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA

The Board members are as follows;
1.  Chairman must be a nurse

2. The Head, Nursing Services FMOH – Member

3. Four (4) Heads of Nursing Services in a State Ministry of Health:

4. Two (2) Heads of Nursing Services of the University Teaching Hospitals in the country:

5. Two (2) Nurses from the Faculty of Nursing :

6. Four (4) Tutors from Schools of Nursing, Midwifery, Psychiatric and Public Health:

7. Two (2) persons to represent Nursing and Midwifery Association:

(NANNM President)

(NANNM Secretary)

8. One (1) person who is an adviser on Secondary Education from Federal Ministry of Education Member:

9. Two (2) persons to rep. public interest:

10. Two (2) persons to rep. universities offering degree programmes in nursing:

11. One (1) registered Obstetric & Gynecologist


Names of members of the Governing Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria for 2020 to 2023.

1. Dr, (Mrs) Bola Ofi (Chairman)
2. Mrs Veronica Okolo
3. Comrade Abdrafiu A. Adeniji,
4. Comrade T. A. Shettima,
5. Mr. Aminu Bello Abdullahi
6. Mrs. Ajayi Olubukunola
7. Mrs. Agbo Stella Onyeamaka
8. Safiya Yusuf Idris
9. Mrs. Maymunat A. Abubakar,
10. Dr. Obute Pauline Binang.
11. Mr. Idris Zubairu,
12. Mrs. Enunwaonye Chimdi H.
13. Mr.Danladi Adamu,
14. Prof. Ajibade Bayo Lawal,
15. Dr. Abdurrahman
16. Muhammad Sani,
17. Mr. Maigari Babaji
18. Mrs. Akpoyovwere Obataze J.
19. Dr. Joy O. Agbara,
20. Mrs. Florence Okafor,
21. Mr. Umar Fodio
22. Mr. Sunday Idubor.

DENOSA fully support CWU in its campaign on saving jobs at SABC

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) is in full support of its sister affiliate CWU in its quest to save the 400 jobs that are hanging on the line at the public broadcaster, SABC.

The stance taken by the SABC Board to gun for the defenceless and vulnerable workers, who earn a pittance compared to executive management’s fat pay, bears testimony to the fact that this board has proven not to be the needed solution to saving the SABC.

They opt for a decision that will close doors of SABC in the end. As an organisation for nurses in the country, DENOSA is reliant on SABC in conveying health messages to the masses of our people in their homes and in the language they understand.

As nurses, we sympathize with the journalists who have been with us in the wards during the most difficult time in this country when COVID-19 was wreaking havoc, reporting on the scourge that was taking its toll on nurses and other healthcare workers to the nation. The Board and executive management were nowhere to be found.

It is unfortunate that now that the dust has somewhat settled for a while, the same journalists who empowered the nation with relevant information are being thrown under the bus by the ruthless board.

DENOSA appeals to both the Minister of Communications and Members of Parliament not to allow this senselessness and madness to be approved, and that they must overturn this shallow-minded decision.

DENOSA wishes every employee at SABC all the strength and calls on them to stand up and raise their voice on this struggle, which matters greatly to them.

While we pledge our solidarity, we also appeal for their support as the same challenge is likely to hit the workers in the public sector, which is starting by undermining of collective bargaining agreements.

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Issued by DENOSA

Philippines Lifts Ban on Filipino Nurses Who Wants To Travel Out, Set 5k Annual Limit

Only 5,000 health care workers will be allowed to leave every year to ensure the Philippines, which has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Southeast Asia, will have enough medical professionals to fight the pandemic, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Saturday.

This was after President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying health care workers overseas­—nurses and other medical workers—in face of the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 413,000 and killed at least 8,000 in the Philippines.

Duterte’s approval removed the bar that checked thousands of nurses to take up jobs abroad, Bello said.

This developed after nurses in public hospitals were also up in arms over an inadvertent demotion after the government raised their entry-level play to Salary Grade 15, or about P32,000 per month last July.

Instead of correspondingly upgrading the salaries of senior nurses, hospitals used the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Circular No. 2020-4 as basis against a general salary increase, the Filipino Nurses United (FNU) said.

Dated July 17, the circular was notable for upgrading nurses’ entry salary from SG 11 (about P22,000) to SG 15 (about P32,000), but it also effectively demoted long-serving nurses.

The circular modified the Nurse II position with SG 15 to the lower position of Nurse I, but with the same salary grade as Nurse II. As a result, nurses in the Nurse II to VII positions not only did not get any corresponding salary increase but were even demoted.

Last month, the Department of Health (DOH) issued Memorandum No. 2020-466 suspending the implementation of the DBM circular for Nurse II and above. According to the FNU, many hospitals ignored the order and have accordingly demoted their senior nurses.

“Thousands of nurses … suffered from demoralization and confusion as they were pressured by their employers to sign reappointment documents that demote them one rank from their current position,” the group said in a statement.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration suspended the deployment of doctors, nurses, and health care workers abroad to preserve its frontline force against the pandemic.

The ban took effect April 2 but was later revised to allow health workers with existing employment contracts as of March 8, 2020 to leave the country.

But the clamor mostly from nurses’ groups prompted the government to reconsider expanding the exemption to include health professionals with complete overseas employment contracts as of Aug. 31, 2020.

Around 1,000 to 1,500 nurses were affected by the temporary ban that began in April, according to POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia.

Earlier on, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said health professionals with complete overseas employment documents as of Aug. 31, 2020 were permitted to leave the country.

Previously, only health care workers with existing employment contracts as of March 8, 2020 were allowed to work abroad as the Philippines, a key exporter of nurses and other medical workers, sought to keep a reserve force in its battle against the pandemic.

The Philippines initially suspended the deployment of doctors, nurses, and health care workers abroad effective April 2.

The ban was aimed to “prioritize human resource allocation for the national health care system at the time of the national state of emergency,” the POEA said in a memorandum.

Workers covered by the deployment ban were the following:

• Medical doctor/physician

• Nurse

• Microbiologist

• Molecular biologist

• Medical technologist

• Clinic analyst

• Respiratory therapist

• Pharmacist

• Laboratory technician

• X-ray/ radiologic technician

• Nursing assistant/nursing aid

• Operator of medical equipment

• Supervisor of health services and personal care

• Repairman of medical-hospital equipment

On October 1, the DOLE said it was open to lifting the overseas deployment ban on Filipino health workers as senators raised concerns over job opportunities for nurses.

“Our minds are very, very open to the possibility of lifting the temporary suspension of deployment,” Bello said during the Senate hearing on his agency’s proposed 2021 budget.

The labor chief made the statement after Sen. Nancy Binay said other countries may opt to hire nurses from other countries since they are unable to get Filipinos due to the ban.

Binay said, “Our nurses might not find jobs abroad anymore if the ban continues for a long time, because nurses from other countries may have already been hired.”

But Bello at that time said Binay’s worry was “far fetched” as Filipino nurses were “the most preferred nurses in the world.”

Credit: https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/340127/du30-ends-ban-on-healthcare-workers-leaving-ph-but-sets-5k-annual-limit.html

How To Complete Health and Care Tier 2 Visa For Nurses And Their Dependents

Today I will be walking you through how to complete the Health and Care Tier 2 Visa application for Nurses and their dependents, other professional can use the same application to complete their application.

  1. Go to https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/apply-visa-type/tier2?_ga=2.11015604.1898783044.1603796144-1363403310.1602875519
  2. Select on Tier 2 General Visa and click on next
  3. pick the country you wish to have your biometrics and click next
  4. Select I have checked available biometric enrolment locations and can travel to a location in my selected country.
  5. Scroll to the end and click on APPLY NOW
  6. Enter your email and new password which you will use to access your application
  7. An email will be automatically sent into your inbox, it is important you check your inbox before you continue so as to be sure you can receive messages on that email
  8. On the screen you will be asked to recheck and be sure the email is correct. If your email is correct you can then proceed
  9. To the question ‘who does this email belong to’ pick YOU and continue
  10. Do you have another email, NO

How To Be A Registered Nurse in UK in Six Months

Hi, welcome to this comprehensive guide on how to become a Registered Nurse in UK.

In this article I am going to make the process as easy and straightforward as possible.

To become a registered nurse in UK, there are series of steps you must take. The first step begins with you getting a copy of your international passport, if yours has expired try to renew it as this will be needed before you can sit for IELTS/OET.

NMC Registration Requirements 2020

Also below are the requirements:

  1. You must have completed Nursing education in your country
  2. Registered as a Nurse in your country (This is no longer a requirement as those who are not registered with the Nursing Board in their countries will need to supply additional evidence. For instance, if you are a from Ghana or Nigeria and went to India or Philippines to study Nursing and you were not allowed to register in India or Philippines, you can still register as a Nurse in UK without going to Ghana or Nigeria to register with the Nursing Boards in those countries)
  3. English language requirement: You need to sit for standard IELTS Academic version and have a minimum score of Listening-7 Speaking 7 Reading 7 and Writing 6.5 or its OET Equivalence. However, if you didn’t make the IELTS/OET in a single sitting, you can combine your result. For more information check IELTS Clubbing for UK NMC Nurse Registration or OET Clubbing For UK: NMC OET Clubbing Requirement for Nurses

To get started, go to  https://online.nmc-uk.org/overseas/assessment/start?route=1 and create an account. You will be required to upload your Nursing Certificate, Nursing registration Certificate and your International passport with marriage certificate if applicable. Then you will be required to make the application fees payment of £140. You can pay this online using your regular ATM card. If you are having difficulty paying this as a result of restriction in your country, look for friends and families in any other country to help you make the payment online.

After making the payment, you should receive an email from NMC confirming your payment. You should then proceed to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of your country to have your verification sent to the UK NMC.

For those in Nigeria, you will need to pay the verification fees of #17500 through Remita. Go to https://login.remita.net/remita/onepage/OAGFCRF/biller.spa to generate the invoice and make payment.

After making payment take following to Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria:

  1. Payment receipt
  2. Copy of birth certificate
  3. Copy of license (front and back)
  4. Copy of your Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria registration certificate
  5. Copy of other registration certificates you have with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
  6. A letter requesting NMCN to do your verification and Good Standing Certificate to UK NMC

Submit all this at NMCN office in Abuja or Lagos and wait for your verification to be sent to UK NMC. You can follow it up if you know people that can be of help.

After your verification is sent to UK NMC, Pearson Vue will send you an email containing your Authorizations to Test called ATT and another one containing your Username and temporary password.  Then change your temporary password by clicking here https://accountrecovery.pearsonvue.com/passwordreset/usernamelookup/NMC?locale=en_GB

After changing your password, you can then schedule your exam by logging in and picking your desired exam centre and date. You will be able to make payment online with your card and if you have finding it difficult to make the payment, go to http://www.mindhub.co.uk/category_s/139.htm an purchase  the NMC voucher which is £83 and use the voucher to make payment. Vouchers purchased on Mindhub are usually sent 3 to 6 hours after payment.

After passing your CBT the next step is paying £153. Before you can make this payment, you will need to upload police certificate from all the countries you have lived more than six months since you turned eighteen years. You will equally need to provide the name and email of a medical doctor who will certify that you are in good health. You will need to provide your IELTS/OET results at this stage

Immediately after payment, an email will be sent to your doctor to confirm your health Status while another would be sent to your Nursing Board to upload your Good Standing Certificate.

Job Hunting

When should you start searching for jobs? You should start searching for job immediately you pass your IELTS/OET and your CBT. There are varieties of places you can work in UK, you can work in Care Home, Publicly funded NHS, Private NHS, Special Clinics,etc.

You can apply to work directly with the Hospitals or Care Homes or apply through agencies. Some of the agencies recruiting for UK hospitals and Care Homes include Nurses2Britain, HCL Permanent, IANS, IMHR, Medacs, Insignia Global, MMA to name a few. You can get their website and contact details through a quick Google Search. Note that these agencies won’t collect any money from you as they are paid handsomely by your employer. If any agency ask you to pay, they are trying to cheat you just dump them and go to another agency.

If you can’t get any agency to sign you up go to any of the following site, register and start applying for jobs free of charge:

  1. Trac Jobs https://apps.trac.jobs/
  2. NHS Job Portal https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/
  3. Care Home Jobs https://www.carehome.co.uk/
  4. Elysium Job Vacancies https://www.elysiumhealthcare.co.uk/careers/vacancies/vacancy-search-results.aspx
  5. Indeed https://www.indeed.co.uk/
  6. Monster https://www.monster.co.uk/

After getting a job offer, your employer will ask you to send some pre-employment checklist and after that your Certificate of Sponsorship will be issued. You can then proceed to apply for visa after this.

OET Clubbing For UK: NMC OET Clubbing Requirement for Nurses

IS OET clubbing accepted in UK? The answer is absolutely Yes! The regulatory board for the Nursing and Midwifery profession in the UK now accept combining OET results in two sittings. Below is the details of the OET requirement and combination.

Occupational English Test (OET)

We’ll accept an OET examination certificate that confirms you achieved:

  • at least a grade C+ in the writing section 
  • at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections.

We updated this requirement on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Combining OET test scores

You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:

  • you sit the tests within six months of each other
  • you’re tested in all four sections at the same time
  • all grades in both sittings are above grade C+, and
  • you achieve at least a grade C+ in the writing section and at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections in either of the two test sittings.

Examples of Acceptable OET clubbing:

Combined OET scores: Accepted

 ListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
Test 1BBC+B
Test 2BC+BB

The applicant has scored at least grade B in the listening, speaking and reading sections and at least grade C+ in the writing section in either of the two test sittings, and no score is lower than grade C+.

Combined OET scores: Not accepted

 ListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
Test 1BBC+B
Test 2CC+BB

This application would not be accepted. The applicant has scored lower than grade C+.

Submitting your evidence

If you’re submitting an OET certificate as part of your application, you’ll need to give us permission to verify your results through your myOET account. 

IELTS Clubbing for UK NMC Nurse Registration

The UK NMC permits overseas Nurses to combine IELTS results at two sittings. Below are the conditions that must be satisfied before you can combine

You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:

  • you sit the tests within six months of each other
  • you’re tested in all four sections at the same time
  • all scores in both sittings are above 6.5, and
  • you achieve at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections in either of the two test sittings.

Below is an example of acceptable IELTS clubbing on NMC website:

Combined IELTS scores: Accepted

 ListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
Test 176.56.57
Test 26.577.58

This combination would be accepted. The applicant has scored at least 7 in the listening, speaking and reading sections and at least 6.5 in the writing section in either of the two test sittings, and no score is lower than 6.5.

Combined IELTS scores: Not accepted

 ListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
Test 167.56.57
Test 26.577.57.5

This application would not be accepted. The applicant has a score lower than 6.5.

Nurses To UK Without IELTS: NMC List of English Exempted Countries

You can now register and come over to UK to practice as a Nurse if you are either from the following countries or you have practiced as a Nurse in any of the following countries for at least one year (1year). UK NMC exempt any Nurse that has worked in any of these countries for at least a year from providing either OET or IELTS score

·Antigua and Barbuda

·Anguilla

·Australia

·The Bahamas

·Barbados

·Belize

·Bermuda

·British Indian Ocean Territory

·Canada

·Cayman Islands

·Dominica

·Falkland Islands

·Gibraltar

·Grenada

·Guernsey

·Guyana

·Ireland

·Isle of Man

·Jamaica

·Jersey

·Malta

·NewZealand

·Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

·St Kitts and Nevis

·St Lucia

·St Vincent and the Grenadines

·Trinidad and Tobago

·United Kingdom

·United States of America

·US Virgin Islands

So if you have struggled so long with IELTS/OET, you may want to consider any of the above countries. Once you have practiced for a year, then you can apply to UK and be exempted from writing IELTS/OET

Wamba School of Nursing Nurse Tutors Vacancy

Consolata Hospital Wamba Nursing School is a nurse training college in Samburu County, Samburu East sub-county in Wamba town.

The school is under the governorship of the Catholic Diocese of Maralal which covers the Samburu County.

The training school offers a Diploma in KRCHN and is fully recognized by the nursing council of Kenya.

Position: Clinical Nurse Instructor

1 Position

Reports to: Principal Tutor

Duty Station: Wamba

Academic & Professional Qualifications:

  • A Diploma in Nursing (KRCHN) with at least two (2) years’ work experience in a hospital setting. A degree in nursing (BScN) will be an added advantage
  • Should have a Nursing Council of Kenya certificate.
  • Should have a valid practice license from Nursing Council of Kenya.

Personal Attributes:

  • Should preferably be a female
  • Should have good teaching and communication skills.
  • Should be fluent in spoken and written English
  • Should be ready to guide and counsel the students.
  • Should be morally upright and a God fearing person.
  • Should be ready to abide by Catholic Medical Ethics.
  • Should be a good team player ready to work even under pressure.

Application Process

If you are interested in this position, please send your application together with detailed updated curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to reach on or before, Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Applications should be addressed to:-

Principal Tutor,

Consolata Hospital Wamba Nursing School,

P.O. Box 49 – 20603

Wamba.

You can reach us on 0724176525/ or 0728 335662

OR e-Mail: cntswamba@gmail.com.

OR info@wambanursingschool.co.ke

Kindly include your email address and mobile number for quick response.

Hand Deliveries to be dropped at the reception at Consolata Hospital Wamba Nursing School.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Wamba Nursing School Kenya 2020/2021 Admission Application Form

SEPTEMBER 2020 INTAKE

We are recruiting students for September 2020 intake.

Wamba nursing training school is a catholic institution under the diocese of Maralal in Samburu county, Samburu East constituency. It trains Kenya Registered Community Health nurses diploma course. The school is licenced and fully recognised by the Kenyan government through the Nursing council of Kenya.

The school trains students from all over the country with a priority being given first to the local applicants from Samburu and Marsabit county.

The school has two intakes per year as regulated by the Nursing Council of Kenya. The intakes are in the month of March and August.

To have the best trainees with good nursing practice standards the class are limited to 22 students per class.

These ensures the students are trained holistically for the care of the community in all nursing aspects.

The minimum requirements are stipulated by the National Regulatory body i.e the NCK.

The required prerequisites are follows:

  • Mean grade C and above
  • Must have a C in Biology and one of the languages (English or Kiswahili)
  • Must have a C- in either of the following Chemistry, physics, Maths or Physical science.

The person must be above age 17 years’

The slots for males are limited so chance are mainly for the locals from Maralal, Marsabit and Isiolo diocese/Counties.

Only those who meet the above criteria and have applied are considered for interviews and admissions. Due to necessity and the distance of the school from major towns interviews are held as the applicants present themselves. March Classes Report every year in Mid – March while August classes report in Mid-August.

The school offers accommodation and provides meals to all students.

Students admitted are expected to carry themselves in a Christian manner and to follow the catholic doctrines.

The total number of students in every given time is approximately 160. The school gives a priority to Catholics but there are other denominations and a few Muslims too.

Those wishing to join the school can apply through the following address

To the Principal

Community Nurse Training school Wamba,

P.O. Box 49 – 20603

Wamba

Or send us an Email at: Info@wambanursingschool.co.ke

Follow this link to the school website to download the application form and see details on the application requirements. https://bit.ly/2ReHa9k

All vacancies must be awarded on first Come first Serve basis