Francis Mendoza, Filipino Nurse Helps Deliver Baby On International Flight

A Facebook post went viral about a Filipino nurse who helped deliver a healthy baby boy in the middle of a flight on Tuesday (July 9).

“Many people think that what I did was a heroic act. But I only did what a nurse should do when they are in a situation like this,” according to Francis Dominic Mendoza, 25 years old.

Francis was on a flight en route to Manila. He was on his way home after working as a nurse in Ireland for a year.

He noticed a commotion after a pregnant woman, 37 weeks in, went into labor. There was no medical doctor on the plane, so they had to improvise medical tools and prepared the first aid kit.

The delivery was successful. The flight had to make an emergency landing in Thailand to makes sure the mother and her son are in a safe condition.

“I have never been so happy and fulfilled as a nurse! Assisting this woman who bravely delivered a healthy baby boy inside the plane while we were in the middle of the flight was just so AMAZING. Nothing more!” according to Francis.—AAC

“Only Our Best and Experienced Nurses Will Be Exported” – Ghana Health Minister

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has said that the government would do due diligence in the posting of nurses to work abroad if the agreement with partner countries is officially cemented.

“We would ensure that only the best and most experienced of Ghanaian nurses are sent outside as expatriates for healthcare services,” Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, the Health Minister noted.

The government recently announced future plans to export Ghanaian nurses abroad, arguing that the move was in tandem with the vision to create more job opportunities for the health professionals in foreign countries.

Mr Agyemang-Manu, who was addressing staff and students of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Kumasi, hinted that currently, there were about ninety (90) nursing and midwifery training institutions in the country.

The Minister is in the Ashanti Region on a four-day working visit to keep abreast with health development projects and programmes, as well as related challenges.

The first day of the visit saw the Minister touring facilities at the KATH, including the Oncology Directorate, where he inspected the newly installed ‘Lican’ machine, ultra-modern equipment for the treatment of cancer.

He was accompanied on a tour of the facility by Dr Oheneba Danso, the Chief Executive Officer of KATH, and Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang, the Regional Health Director.

Mr Agyemang-Manu urged health workers to be committed to duty, saying, the government would continue to work assiduously in improving their living conditions.
Source: Ghana Web

Is OET Done in Nigeria? At Last OET For Nurses, Doctors Begins in Nigeria

OET a healthcare-specific English language test for doctors, nurses and other health professional has finally begin in Nigeria after a long wait. The test assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals looking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

Is OET the right test for me?

OET tests internationally trained healthcare professionals from the following 12 professions:

Nursing                        Medicine Dentistry
Occupational Therapy Podiatry Dietetics
Optometry Radiography Pharmacy
Speech Pathology Physiotherapy Veterinary Science  

Why should I take OET?

  • It’s the only English language test that’s specifically for healthcare professionals.
  • OET test materials reflect real healthcare scenarios so you’ll know what to expect and feel more confident on test day.
  • While preparing for OET you’ll be learning exactly the kind of language you’ll need for success at work.
  • OET is recognised as proof of English proficiency by healthcare regulators in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Namibia, Singapore and Malta. Find out who recognises OET.
  • OET is also accepted for visa and immigration purposes in Australia and New Zealand.
  • It’s easy to prepare for the test using OET’s online Preparation Portal, which includes many hours’ worth of free practice resources.

What’s in the test?

OET covers all four language skills (Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening), with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment.

Writing
(45 minutes)
Speaking
(45 minutes)
Reading
(60 minutes)
Listening
(50 minutes)
Writing a profession-specific letter of referral or discharge; or a letter to inform or advise a patient/ carer/ group Role-plays with an interlocutor who plays the part of a patient/ relative/ carer. Completion of a health-related summary paragraph and multiple-choice questions on a longer health-related text. Note-taking on a recorded professional consultation and a range of questions on a health-related talk.


Try a free sample test today
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Where and when can I take OET?

OET is available every month in more than 40 countries. In Nigeria, you can take OET at International House Trust Assessment in Lagos.

For the full list of OET test dates and venues, see here.

How do I apply for OET?

It’s easy! You apply for OET via the official OET website at www.occupationalenglishtest.org/apply.

When and how will I receive my results?

Your results will be released approximately 2 weeks after the test. Log in to your secure online profile to see them.

How is OET scored?

You will receive a numerical score for each of the four sub-tests (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking), ranging from 0 to 500 in 10-point increments (e.g. 350, 360, 370…) The numerical scores will be mapped to a separate letter grade, ranging from A (highest) to E (lowest). There is no overall grade for OET.

Nurse In Search of Greener Pasture in Arab Country Turned To Slave

A yet to be identified Nigerian Nurse who emptied her savings for an agent to facilitate her migration journey to Oman has been turned to a slave and sexually assaulted

In a video shared on Instagram by a blogger which had since gone viral, the Nurse narrated how her international passport was seized from her, work non-stop as a slave and frequently sexually harassed. Below is an excerpt of her speech:

I beg you in the name of Almighty God, help me and bring me out of here. The people that brought me into this country didn’t tell me I’m coming here as a slave. I was told I would get a Nursing job here, I would be well paid and I would be fine….. Me getting here I end up as an housemaid, not even an housemaid but as a slave. No stopping work, I don’t sleep, I don’t go out, My international passport is with them. They seize it from me and I have been sexually harassed again. Please help me get out of here, I beg you in the name of God. They told me they paid to the agent in Nigeria that they have overall control of my life for good 2 years………….

To Watch the full video go to https://www.instagram.com/tv/BzjLpcVnH49/?igshid=jft303l89el1

Nigerian Nurses with the dream of getting better job abroad are daily exploited by greedy business men and women who see Nurses as their ATM machine. Nursesarena.com has various social media platforms it uses in educating nurses on the right path to take in migration to any country of their choice (Free of charge) and advice every Nurses to use these platforms to ask questions and seek clarification before dolling out their hard earned money to greedy and wicked agents. Share this post and warn other Nurses

Below are some of the comments on the IG page

Source: Nursesarena.com

Proposed Change To NMC Nurse Registration Application Process

The NMC are launching a new overseas nurse portal accessible for nurses to upload documents and see their progress in the registration process.

With thousands of views gathered from the educators, NHS Trusts, private sector and agencies the NMC are still trying to streamline the process further, so more is to come.

My Nurse’s Life team attended the NMC’s Overseas Registration: An Ongoing Conversation event in Manchester on 27th June, and heard the new plans unveiled regarding improving the overseas nurse registration process.

The new strategy will be formulated and the new streamlined process will be live from January 2020.

Linda Everet Assistant Director, Registrations and Revalidation at the NMC told us, that the current decision letter is to be replaced with a system where you can gain IELTS, CBT or OSCE in any order, as long as you have the requirements within date, you will be able to register with the NMC.

By January 2020 the process will improve registration to 8 weeks from start to finish to get to the UK.

There will be no more transcripts required for nurses applying and a certificate from the nurse’s registering country will be adequate.

Nurse’s will be able to scan original documents into a portal and the originals will only be needed later, at the OSCE test centre.

The process with the UKVI is to be streamlined and improved. Police clearance will be smoother taking into consideration the country you’ve been living in for the last 10 years or since you were 18 years old.

If you have a disability or condition they are not going to ask for a huge amount of evidence to support this any more.

The Health Declaration process will be shortened to no longer than 35 days, at the moment it’s taking 60-100 days.

IELTS scores and their relevance to clinical practice are to be looked at within an in-depth, far-reaching study. As a result, it may or may not lower the current IELTS requirements of 7.0 for Reading, Speaking and Listening, and 6.5 for Writing.

OET is unlikely to be reviewed as the pass rate is much higher than those taking IELTS.

The UKVI is also looking at considering other countries that speak English as their first language, such a South Africa, that the GMC already make allowances for.

They are looking at whether other test centres might be available for use to run OSCE tests to speed up the process.

You will still receive your PIN within 5-6 days of passing the OSCE.

Documents will be uploaded close to the time you are ready to come over, to improve the whole process for everyone. Throughout you will be able to check your documents and employers will be able to gain access to see where you are in the process.

So a new pre-application checklist will be completed on a block basis – it can be competed in-country, nurses will be able to see where they are in the queue.

It will be accessible on a smart phone or tablet as well as a laptop.

A panel of educators, clinicians and representatives for the public and patients will assemble and formulate the new plan going forward in 2020.

This is all part of the NMC Future Nurse Strategy, to be implemented in 2020, will be formulated, based on a wide source of views gathered from April to the end of June this year.

Future Nurse, will be a five year plan launched in April 2020, taking us forward in plans for standards of proficiency for nurses in UK healthcare.

The NMC is looking at lapsed registrations of UK nurses and the difficult process of the “Back to Nursing” program. The current system takes lapsed registrants months of practice and learning, where they could now take an OSCE to gain access to the register.

The OSCE will benefit from an independent reviewer, appointed by the NMC, who will go between all three test centres and find out what is working well, as well as addressing discrepancies between OSCE test centres in terms of their pass rates.

The test is currently being redesigned with the help of an outside agency Alpha Research, a market and social research company, the NHS have worked with for years. The New OSCE, will be a fresh from the current one, which has been used for several years.

OSCE facilitators, like ourselves, will be included in the discussions and use our feedback and experiences with hundreds of nurses we’ve trained, taking the OSCE.

Nurses from other countries can still gain access to the UK NMC register if they have a diploma from another country, even though nurses in the UK must complete a university degree nowadays.

The Nursing Associate role will be available to overseas nurses who hold a foundation degree-level nursing qualification or equivalent in their own country.

They will have be able to join the register for nursing associates, and progression to registered nurse will be encouraged.

CBT which has been changed to £90 instead of £130 from April this year.
CBT will be tendered for a possible new provider.

OET Exam Dates and Centres in Nigeria 2019

OET has finally started in Nigeria after a long wait. Nurses and doctors from Ghana, Cameroon, Niger, among others can now come to Lagos Nigeria to sit for this exam. Below is the exam date and centres in Nigeria for the 2019

Saturday 3 August 2019 Exam
Applications open: 23 Apr to 8 Jul
Results published: 22 Aug 19

Saturday 31 August 2019 Exam
Applications open: 21 May to 5 Aug
Results published: 19 Sep 19

Saturday 21 September 2019 Exam
Applications open: 12 Jun to 26 Aug
Results published: 11 Oct 19

Sunday 13 October 2019 Exam
Applications open: 9 Jul to 17 Sep
Results published: 31 Oct 19

Saturday 9 November 2019 Exam
Applications open: 6 Aug to 14 Oct
Results published: 28 Nov 19

Saturday 7 December 2019 Exam
Applications open: 27 Aug to 4 Nov
Results published: 2 Jan 20

Test venue address
Oxbridge Tutorial College,
49 Sobo Arobiodu St,
Ikeja GRA, Ikeja,
Nigeria
Nearest bus stops: Kingsway Bus Stop and Total Service Station Bus Stop

Is OET Done in Nigeria: Occupational English Test Begins in Nigeria, Application Opens for Aug. 3rd Exam

OET, an alternative to the dreaded IELTS exam which is more occupationally focused English Examination for Nurses, Doctors and other health professionals planning to travel out of Nigeria has started accepting application for August 3 Test Date. Below is the details published on the organization website:

Test Partner: International House Trust Assessment, Lagos

Test venue address
Oxbridge Tutorial College,
49 Sobo Arobiodu St,
Ikeja GRA, Ikeja,
Nigeria

Below is the exam schedule for the rest of the year in Nigeria

Saturday 3 August 2019 Exam
Applications open: 23 Apr to 8 Jul
Results published: 22 Aug 19

Saturday 31 August 2019 Exam
Applications open: 21 May to 5 Aug
Results published: 19 Sep 19

Saturday 21 September 2019 Exam
Applications open: 12 Jun to 26 Aug
Results published: 11 Oct 19

Sunday 13 October 2019 Exam
Applications open: 9 Jul to 17 Sep
Results published: 31 Oct 19

Saturday 9 November 2019 Exam
Applications open: 6 Aug to 14 Oct
Results published: 28 Nov 19

Saturday 7 December 2019 Exam
Applications open: 27 Aug to 4 Nov
Results published: 2 Jan 20

Phone
+44 (0)7734 421 426
(WhatsApp calls and messaging available)

Email oet@ihlondon.com

Nearest bus stops: Kingsway Bus Stop and Total Service Station Bus Stop

To apply for the Test https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/apply-oet/

Congratulations to all, Share with other Nurses and doctors

Shortlisted Candidates for Admission into Post Basic Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) Nursing Programme 2019/2020 Academic Session.

The successful candidates shortlisted for Admission into Post Basic Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) Nursing Programme, National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna 2019/2020 Academic Session

Shortlisted Candidates
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NMCN Online License Renewal Details

Below is the contact details of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria online license renewal department

Nurses and Midwives registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria that the applications for renewal of licenses and change of name (for female only) are to be made online with effect from July 1st, 2019.

Paper/Manual application for license renewal ceases with effect from September 30th, 2019.
Nurses and Midwives registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria applying for renewal of license or change of name are to visit the portal https://license.nmcn.gov.ng or www.nmcn.gov.ng and then click on apply for license renewal to initiate the application.

Please note that any Nurse/Midwife who is yet to complete his/her professional Update Form will not be to apply online for license renewal. These Nurses/Midwives are to visit the portal www.portal.nmcn.gov.ng or follow this link http://portal.nmcn.gov.ng/nurses/add to complete their PUF application.

All required documents to be uploaded must be scanned as original document (colour) in any of PDF/JPEG/PNG format and should not exceed 200kb

Photocopy documentr is not acceptable. Passport photograph to be uploaded must not exceed 100kb

Helpline

licensing@nmcn.gov.ng, oafilade@nmcn.gov.ng and nmcn.support@exarotech.com or call 08150837365, 090

Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria License Renewal Website

Nurses and Midwives registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria that the applications for renewal of licenses and change of name (for female only) are to be made online with effect from July 1st, 2019.

Paper/Manual application for license renewal ceases with effect from September 30th, 2019.
Nurses and Midwives registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria applying for renewal of license or change of name are to visit the portal https://license.nmcn.gov.ng or www.nmcn.gov.ng and then click on apply for license renewal to initiate the application.

Please note that any Nurse/Midwife who is yet to complete his/her professional Update Form will not be to apply online for license renewal. These Nurses/Midwives are to visit the portal www.portal.nmcn.gov.ng or follow this link http://portal.nmcn.gov.ng/nurses/add to complete their PUF application.

All required documents to be uploaded must be scanned as original document (colour) in any of PDF/JPEG/PNG format and should not exceed 200kb

Photocopy documentr is not acceptable. Passport photograph to be uploaded must not exceed 100kb

Helpline

licensing@nmcn.gov.ng, oafilade@nmcn.gov.ng and nmcn.support@exarotech.com or call 08150837365, 090