Accredited Nursing Schools in Jamaica 2022/2023

The Nursing Council of Jamaica has released the list of accredited/approved Nursing Schools in the country for the 2022/2023 Academic session. Below is the message of Jamaica Nursing Council and it position on Part time Nursing course.

Choosing a General Nursing Programme

It is always important to investigate the credentials/ legal status of a nursing or midwifery school or programme of study before investing time and money in the pursuit of your professional education. All potential nursing and or midwifery students should be aware that any nursing or midwifery programme of study they are considering should be approved by the Nursing Council of Jamaica (NCJ) before they enroll. A current list of the Council’s approved general nursing and educational programmes is as follows

Approved Educational Programmes for Registered General Nurses.
  • Excelsior Community College, School of Nursing
  • Northern Caribbean University
  • Caribbean School of Nursing :University of Technology, Papine Campus
  • Caribbean School of Nursing: University of Technology, Montego Bay Campus
  • University of the West Indies School of Nursing, Mona Campus
  • University of the West Indies School of Nursing, Western Campus
  • Brown’s Town Community College School of Nursing
  • Knox Community College School of Nursing
  • Sigma College of Nursing & Applied Sciences

NB:     The Council has not approved any School of Nursing or Midwifery to offer part- time programmes in nursing and or midwifery.

Recognition of Prior Learning For Nursing and Midwifery Education

Applicants normally require a minimum academic qualification to enter nursing and midwifery programmes. The Nursing Council recognises that learning can and does occur outside of traditional routes and so is committed to the principles of equity and accessibility, and facilitates entry to programmes through non-traditional routes.

On that basis, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as an assessment process that determines the extent to which an applicant has achieved the required competencies and standards for entry into to these programmes, is being rigorously defined by educators on the Nursing Council.  Being the regulatory body for nursing and midwifery education, the Council is developing the RPL Programme that will be communicated to institutions that offer those programmes for implementation. Assessors of applications will be required to give due regard to professional and statutory accredited study that when the RPL system is implemented, it will not compromise the specifics of academic and clinical standards for nursing and midwifery education and practice.

Credit recognition for prior academic achievements will only be approved by the Council when prior learning is comparable in terms of content, quality, award and duration to the units of study within the relevant programmes. The guidelines determined by the Council must be followed.

PLAR is therefore not yet accepted as entry requirement for Nursing and Midwifery education.

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital 2022/2023 Paediatrics Nursing Admission Form

The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital 2022/2023 Postbasic admission into Paediatrics Nursing program.

Duration: 12 Months

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

  • Minimum of 5 O’ Level credits in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology of not more than 2 sittings for West African School Certificate/General Certificate of Education/SSCE/NECO. Only One (1) sitting for NABTEB.
  • Current practicing License as a Registered Nurse in Nigeria
  • Notification/Certificate in General Nursing
  • Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age
  • Marriage Certificate and Change of Name (where applicable)

COST OF APPLICATION FORM

Application form is at the rate of N10,000 (Ten Thousand Naira Only) made payable through Remita to University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin General Purpose account.

Candidate are requested to make payment using their own name as Payer, failure to do so he/she may be disqualified from the admission process.

 CLOSING DATE

All application forms should be completed online on or before Friday1st July, 2022.

SELECTION/INTERVIEW DATES

  1. Written examination: Thursday, 14th July, 2022.
  2. Oral interview: Friday, 15th July, 2022.

VENUE

 University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital School Complex (Former Maternity Hospital), Amilegbe, Ilorin.

For further enquiries, contact any of the following:

                                                           
S.A. Lawal
Registrar (School Complex)
Phone No:  08033850764

Oyeleye D. I. (Mrs.)                                                               Adebiyi F.O. (Mrs.) 

Coordinator                                                                             Coordinator

A & E Nursing Programme                                                     Paediatrics Nursing Programme

Phone No: 08032351312                                                        Phone No:  08066704961                   

Segun-Agboola B. T.(Mrs.)                                                  Shuaib K.O. Mrs.

Coordinator                                                                             Coordinator

Nephrology Nursing Programme                                            Ophthalmic Nursing Programme

Phone No: 07035671691                                                        Phone No: 08035902426

School of Nursing Ilorin 2022/2023 Admission Form on Sale

Which school of Nursing is out in Ilorin? The School of Nursing Ilorin 2022/2023 admission form is out for University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) School of Nursing Admission.

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into schools of the University of Teaching Hospital for the 2022/2023 academic session.

Duration: 3 years

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

The prospective candidate should possess the following qualifications/features:

  • Five (5) credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in WASSCE/NECO at not more than two (2) sittings.
  • NABTEB is accepted but cannot be combined with any other O’Level Certificate (WASSCE/NECO)
  • Candidates must not be less than 17 years of age as at 1st of October, 2022.
  • Candidates must not have any criminal record.
  • Candidates must not have any deformity of the hands.

 COST OF APPLICATION FORM

Application form is at the rate of  N10,000 (Ten Thousand Naira Only) made payable through Remita to University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin General Purpose Account.

Candidate are requested to make payment using their own name as Payer, failure to do so he/she may be disqualified from the admission process.

CLOSING DATE

All application forms should be completed online on or before Friday 29th July, 2022.

SELECTION/INTERVIEW DATES

  1. Written examination: between Thursday, 11th and Saturday13th August, 2022. Candidates are to confirm the date on UITH website from 1st August, 2022.
  2. Oral interview: Monday, 15th August, 2022.

VENUE

 University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital School Complex (Former Maternity Hospital), Amilegbe, Ilorin.

 RESUMPTION DATE: 3rd October, 2022

For further enquires contact the following:

09016428765 – Principal, 08033850764 – Registrar

NB:   Other Information  

  • Above dates are subject to changes by the Management.
  • The school does not sell any past question papers, nor conduct any form of

            Examination coaching.

  • The school does not act through any agent for admission.
  • No awaiting result shall be accepted at the interview.
  • Come to the CBT Centre (for entrance examination) with summary page of submitted online form and writing materials (no calculator or handset)
  • Invited candidates for Oral interview should come with Original copy of O’level certificate/printout and original copy of birth certificate/ Declaration of age.

 METHOD OF APPLICATION

The Application forms are to be filled from the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital website (www.uithilorin.org.ng) pay Ten thousand naira (N10,000.00) non-refundable fee into University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Account with the CBN through CBN e-payment gateway REMITA.

  1. All the data and scanned uploads (e.g Certificates,Refrees,Remita reciept e.t.c) on the form fields MUST be supplied correctly as required for your form to be processed.
  2. Payment MUST be made first before proceeding to the form page
  3. To make payment Log on to www.remita.net
  4. Click on Pay FGN and State TSA
  5. Select and click FGN Federal Government of Nigeria
  6. Type University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital on whom do you want to pay
  7. Select UITH GENERAL PURPOSE on Name of Service/Purpose
  8. Fill in the necessary information and make your payment.
  9. For enquiry on payment issue, please contact: 09075225670, For Technical Support Contact webunit@uithilorin.org.ng or 08062303140
  10. After payment is made through the Remita Platform, you can now proceed with your registration by filling the online SPBN FORM with the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) Number generated with the payment made.
  11. Click APPLY NOW below, then it will redirect to the interface where you will be asked to enter a VALID personal E-mail address.
  12. A confirmation link will be sent to the E-mail you provided during the E-mail registration.
  13. Login into your E-mail account by opening a new Tab in the same browser already opened.
  14. Click on the link sent to your E-mail by noreply@uithilorin.
  15. The SPBN application form will be made available for you to fill and submit.
  16. Select the school in the drop down menu you wish to apply for.
  17. Note:On the sponsor details form fields you are expected to get the scanned signature of sponsor in jpeg or png or jpg format for upload.
  18. Note: Each candidate is required to upload THREE TYPED AND SCANNED REFEREES, WITH THE REFEREES LETTER HEADED PAPER in jpeg or png or jpg format.
  19. Fill every other field on the form as required.
  20. After submission wait for 2 seconds as you will be directed to print or download the filled form.
  21. NOTE: if you do not see your printout, it means your form was not successfully submitted, so you have to refill the form
  22. NOTE:You are to bring the online printout after submission on the day of exam/interview.

To apply, click https://www.uithilorin.org.ng/nursing

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital 2022/2023 Post Basic Critical Care Nursing Programme

This is to inform the general public, that applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates into Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano Schools and training programmes 

1. School of Health Information Management 

2. School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing 

3. School of Post Basic Nephrology Nursing 

4. School of Post Basic Critical Care Nursing 

5. School of Laundry and Dry Cleaning 

  • 2 Year National Diploma in Health Information Management 
  • 2 Year Higher National Diploma in Health Information Management 
  • 1 Year Post Basic Paediatric Nursing Training Programme 
  • 1 Year Post Basic Nephrology Nursing Teaching Programme 
  • 1 Year Post Basic Critical Care Nursing Training Programme 
  • 2 Year National Diploma in Laundry and dry cleaning Technology 

Interested candidates should visit the Hospital’s website at www.akthschools.com 

Please note that, application is online and will be closed six weeks from the date of this advertisement. (Monday, 6th June 2022)                                                        

Foremore, information please contacts these numbers: 08065525605, 08027142257, 08034183478, 08062619356, 08036560051, 08034044092

Signed:

Prof. Auwalu U. Gajida 

Chairman, Medical Advisory Committees

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital 2022/2023 Post Basic Nephrology Nursing Programme

This is to inform the general public, that applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates into Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano Schools and training programmes 

1. School of Health Information Management 

2. School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing 

3. School of Post Basic Nephrology Nursing 

4. School of Post Basic Critical Care Nursing 

5. School of Laundry and Dry Cleaning 

  • 2 Year National Diploma in Health Information Management 
  • 2 Year Higher National Diploma in Health Information Management 
  • 1 Year Post Basic Paediatric Nursing Training Programme 
  • 1 Year Post Basic Nephrology Nursing Teaching Programme 
  • 1 Year Post Basic Critical Care Nursing Training Programme 
  • 2 Year National Diploma in Laundry and dry cleaning Technology 

Interested candidates should visit the Hospital’s website at www.akthschools.com 

Please note that, application is online and will be closed six weeks from the date of this advertisement. (Monday, 6th June 2022)                                                        

Foremore, information please contacts these numbers: 08065525605, 08027142257, 08034183478, 08062619356, 08036560051, 08034044092

Signed:

Prof. Auwalu U. Gajida 

Chairman, Medical Advisory Committees 

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital 2022/2023 Post Basic Paediatric Nursing 

This is to inform the general public, that applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates into Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano Schools and training programmes 

1. School of Health Information Management 

2. School of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing 

3. School of Post Basic Nephrology Nursing 

4. School of Post Basic Critical Care Nursing 

5. School of Laundry and Dry Cleaning 

  • 2 Year National Diploma in Health Information Management 
  • 2 Year Higher National Diploma in Health Information Management 
  • 1 Year Post Basic Paediatric Nursing Training Programme 
  • 1 Year Post Basic Nephrology Nursing Teaching Programme 
  • 1 Year Post Basic Critical Care Nursing Training Programme 
  • 2 Year National Diploma in Laundry and dry cleaning Technology 

Interested candidates should visit the Hospital’s website at www.akthschools.com 

Please note that, application is online and will be closed six weeks from the date of this advertisement. (Monday, 6th June 2022)                                                        

Fore more, information please contacts these numbers: 08065525605, 08027142257, 08034183478, 08062619356, 08036560051, 08034044092

Signed:

Prof. Auwalu U. Gajida 

Chairman, Medical Advisory Committees 

School of Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) Nursing, Kaduna Admission form for 2022/2023 Year on Sale

The School Invites Applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission in the 2022/2023 academic session. The course is being ran by the School of Post Basic Otorhinolaryngology(ORL) Nursing for a period of Twelve (12) Months

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (12 Calendar Months)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT: Candidates seeking for admission into the Programme must

1.      Possess SSCE/WAEC/NECO/NABTES Certificate with minimum of Five (5) Credit Passes in not more than two sittings which should include; Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

2.      Be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria as a Registered General Nurse.

3.      Two or More years of experience in the clinical setting especially ORE, Clinic will be an added advantage.

4.      Have approval of one year release from employer (If employed)

CONDITION OF ADMISSION: 

Selection of candidates will be based on academic qualification and performance at the entrance examination and oral interview both of which will take place when announced, at the Conference Hall of National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna, No 3,Golf Course Road / Independence Way, Kaduna.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Interested candidates are to obtain application forms online obtainable at www.school.necckaduna.com.ng  on payment of a nonrefundable sum of Ten thousand Naira ($10,000) only through remita (RRR)

TENTATIVE DATES FOR THE ADMISSION PROCESSES:

Commencement Sales of Form: 28th March, 2022

Closing of Sales of Form: 15th May, 2022

Entrance Examination & Interview: 4th June, 2022

Commencement of Session: 7th November, 2022

Signed:

Mrs. Faleke Sarah Apeabu

08062460996

(School Coordinator)

For: Medical Director 

FCT College of Nursing 2022/2023 Admission Form on Sale

Applications are invited from suitable/qualified candidates for admission Into Basic Nursing program at FCT College of Nursing Sciences Gwagwalada, Abuja.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT:

WAEC, GCE, NECO or NABTEB with FIVE CREDIT passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two sittings. Candidates with Awaiting Result are not dig Able. NABTES RESULT CAN ONLY BE COMBINED WIDI ANOTHER NABTEB RESULT. SALE OF FORM: Starts 11th April, 2022 and Ends 30th April, 2022

AGE RANGE: Candidates must not be less than 17 years at the time of purchase of form.

AMOUNT: N5,200.00 Naira only.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Pay (a) Non-refundable fee of five Thousand Naira (N5,000.00) only through the Remita platform (see instructions below) and

(b) Two Hundred Naira (N200.00) only to FCT Nursing and Midwifery Committee Account No 2034009628 First Bank PLC

1. Submit the two (2) stamped evidence of payment for receipt and collect application forms at FCT School of Nursing Gwagwalada.

2. Competed forms are to be returned to the Principal, (Nursing) FCT College of Nursing Sciences Gwagwalada.

3. Competed form must be submitted immediately after filing for Data Capturing.

4. Submission of completed forms for Data capturing ends on 30th April, 2022.

EXAMINATION: Entrance examination starts from 2nd to 7th May, 2022. Candidate’s individual exam detail will be sent via SMS to the contacts phone number provided in the form. For further enquiry on examination date check http//fb.me/fctsom form 25th April, 2022

 The Examination will be Computer Based Test covering English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Current Affairs.

N.B:  ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE THROUGH REMITA IN A BANK BRANCH. Applicant must have a functional phone number. Pregnant candidates and candidates below the age of 17 (seventeen) years are advised not to obtain the forms.

This advert disclaims all other call for application for admission into FCT School of Nursing.

SIGNED:

MANAGEMENT

STEPS TO MAKE PAYMENT ON REMITA PLATFORM

·        Log on to www.remita.net

·        Click on “Pay TSA & States”

·        Click on “FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ADMIN”

·        Click on “Who do you want to pay” and choose; FCT Health & Human Services Secretariat.

·        Click on Name of Service / Purpose and choose; Sale of Forms for Basic Nursing.

·        Enter other payment details as required and click “SUBMIT” to generate Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR).

·        Use any Bank Branch of your choice to complete your payent.

Take the electronic receipt of payment to the school to be converted to receipt and obtain your Application Form.

For more enquiries please call. 08146330666, 08065866352

Thank you, 

Foreign Educated Nurse Registration Process in Nigeria

It is mandatory that Foreign Trained Nurses register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) and obtain licence to practice prior to their professional practice in Nigeria.

This process may take minimum of six (6) months and maximum of eighteen (18) months depending on your course of study and institution/country of training.

This is commonly called Adaptation Program.

As a Foreign Trained Nurse, one out of the many challenges I faced is access to timely and accurate information, I remember combing through the internet at a point during the process and found only few information that addressed my concern, some are not even updated and trying to reach out to get accurate information lead to a dead end.

The whole process can be tiring and cumbersome if you do not have access to timely and accurate information especially getting someone that has gone through the whole process to take you by the hand or step by step through it.

You would have started the process with little or no information or you might be midway through it before you get connected with others applying for the same.

The Nigerian Association of Foreign Trained Nurses-NAFTRANS are sincerely working to bridge this gap but most do not even know about the community till they are almost done with their application process.

Join the NAFTRANS telegram page here for timely information

This article is written to help you navigate the journey and take your hands through the whole process based on my personal experience.

And your journey will also be made easy with this guide.

Read on!

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE WHOLE PROCESS.

  • Filling and submission of application form Click here to register
  • Evaluation of Certificates with the federal ministry of education
  • Undergo screening
  • Posting to selected institution
  • On-site training cum clinical posting
  • Write the licensing and registration examination
  • Apply for registration and licensing if you successfully pass the licensing exams.
  • One-year internship.

These will be explained subsequently in this article, read on.

Cost Breakdown

  • Application fee ₦6,000
  • Evaluation of Certificates ( School Leaving and Degree certificate with the federal ministry of education ₦5,000) P.S: this can vary and depends on if you are doing it yourself or you are using an agent or someone else. If you are going to the Federal Ministry Of Education yourself, you will have to consider the cost of transportation and accomodation in Abuja.
  • Adaptation Program Fee ₦188,000
  • Accomodation fee ( based on location and proximity to the institution)
  • Miscellaneous e.g precouncil examination fee, uniform, transportation, feeding and so on.

Cumulative of above ₦300k (₦300,000 plus)

P.S: These are the estimated costs (rounded up) To at the time that I enrolled for this program (2021) the above is subjected to change according to the necessary bodies and party involved as well as the economic situation.

STEPS EXPLAINED ⬇️

🔸Filling And Submission Of Application Form. Click here to register

You will need to upload the following documents to complete this step;

  • Stamped international passport with entry and exit visa 
  • School leaving certificate
  • Degree certificate 
  • Birth certificate 
  • Admission letter from institution of training
  • Secondary school testimonial 
  • Residential permits for period of study
  • Academic transcript
  • Photo passport

NB: you will have to select any three institution of your choice within the country you will be posted to for the program.

🔸Submit your application and wait for a confirmation mail with your application number (you will need this to track your application status and carry out all the other processes).

🔸 Wait for a prompt to make payment for the application fee (6000 Naira), you may need to contact them yourself if you have any delay with payment or you can check the website to see if you’re eligible to make payment.

You can use your naira MasterCard or Visa card to make payment for this step after you’re done with payment wait till you get a mail to come for the Evaluation letter

🔸 Collect the Evaluation letter to be taken to the federal ministry of education to get the evaluation of your certificates done with the Federal Ministry of Education.

🔸Proceed to book your appointment on the Federal Ministry of Education website Here, upload your documents and make payment (see the cost in the cost Breakdown above).

Take a printout of the FME appointment slip which will appear at the end of your appointment booking application.

🔸You will now take this printout with your original documents, photocopy of all your documents, the letter for evaluation from the Nursing Council and a new WAEC/NECO scratch card (depending on which you are using) to the Federal Ministry of Education’s (FME) office on the date your appointment.

🔸Once your evaluation is completed, you will need to go back to Federal Ministry of Education’s (FME) to pick up your evaluation letter. This typically takes between 3 days to 2 weeks.

🔸Take this letter to the Nursing council head office submission. N.B: you should go with a photocopy of this letter so they can stamp it at the office for acknowledgement that you submitted it there as a precautionary measure.

🔸 You will have to wait for invitation to attend your screening by the NMCN. The screening maybe physical or virtual depending on the decision of the council committee in charge.

🔸After the successful screening, you will get a mail to make payment through remita to pay for your adaptation program, you can also visit the NMCN annexe office to make payment (see the cost in the cost breakdown above).

🔸After making payment, you are to take the payment invoice to the Council’s Annex office where you’ll also be given your posting letter after verifying your payment.

🔸You are required to submit the posting letter to the institution you are posted to within one week of issuance. The institution will be one out of the three (3) you selected while filling the application form.

🔸The institution will give you a resumption date which may be few weeks from when you submitted the letter so you will be required to make arrangements for accommodation this is an on-site program so you will be required to be on campus most of the time.  

You are required to have 80% of attendance and will also have to go for mandatory 6 weeks clinical postings at attached teaching hospital.

 🔸Sit for the licensing exam, this usually take place May/November of every year and depends on the NMCN decision.

Any necessary update to the above will be posted in the future.

It is advisable that you be in one of the support groups or community by NAFTRANS so that you can get access to timely information and updates from others that are also going through the process, this will make the journey pretty easy as you will have other people on board with you on the platform.

If you have any questions or issues of concerns, you can reach out to me via email , I will try to render you help within my ability.

mayowarachealpopoola@gmail.com

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This article is written by Mayowa Racheal Popoola

Primary Health Care International Updated Free Covid-19 Course for Nurses, Doctors and Others

Primary Care International (PCI)’s open-access e-learning guidance for healthworkers has been updated. The guidance is developed for healthworkers in resource-limited settings and includes guidance on a range of topics from screening and triage, clinic operations, health workforce planning through to continuity of essential services including mental health. Helped by the support we received from our Crowdfunder campaign, the e-learning has just now been updated and a range of topics added, including: vaccines; medications that work; variants; long Covid; and techniques for management at home, for those without access to professional care. (Please note that so far it is the English version that has been updated).

Please share, as this virus continues to impact us all – especially in places with little access to the vaccine. https://covid19.pci-academy.org/

Jane Lennon
Communications Manager
Primary Care International
www.pci-360.com
Skype: jane.lennon87