Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Online License Renewal Guide

To begin your application click here

Step 1: In the first box pick one of the registrations: Nurse, Midwife or Mental Health Nurse
Step 2:  Input your registration number. Your registration number is found on your certificate/notification
Step 3: Input your surname: Note this is usually the name on your Nursing Certificate unless you have successfully done change of name on Council register
Step 4: Click send me code

A code will be sent to your registered mobile number and email address. After receiving the code, head back to and repeat the process from Step 1 to Step 3, then click the I have already received my code

You will be ushered into a new page asking for username and password.

Pick a username and password

After logging in you will see a page with the message

Complete Your Profile Information

You cannot proceed with change of name or licence renewal until you have completed your profile. Click on Click to proceed

Then complete all the sections under personal details, address, next of kin and employment

Then go back to the main page and complete your qualification details while uploading your Nursing and Midwifery Council issued registration Certificates as appropriate

It is after completing this that you can now proceed to apply for license renewal.

After completing the above process click on Renew your license, complete the form, upload your certificates and upload your CPD, make payment online and wait for your license.

If at any point additional information is needed, you will be notified so keep checking your online portal from time to time

Note that this process is only for those who have done their professional updates, if you haven’t please go to to complete your professional update form and wait for approval which will be sent via text messages or email before you can proceed

Do not Receive a code?
It is possible you might have activated the Do-not-Disturb feature on your sim. You can remove this on your sim by sending “Allow” to 2442. After you received a notification that this has been successful, you can then proceed to NMCN license renewal portal again to request for another code using the steps highlighted above.

What if I cannot still receive the code after removing the DND feature?

Send an email to the NMCN support team, you will likely get a response within 24 hours. To send a message to NMCN support team click

I can I create free online WCEA CPD Account
Goto complete the application and wait for your username and password

How many credit hours do I need?

You need 30 credit hours, some courses are 0.5hours while some are 1hr so you need to check out the number of credit hours attached to the course before you take them.

Do I have to upload certificates of all the courses I took on WCEA during application for renewal?

No, you just need to upload the course summary.

How long will the process take?

If there isn’t any issue with your application, your license application will be approved within 1 week and the newly renwed license should be available at your chosen collection point within 1 month based on personal experience

I have paid my renewal fees through bank, Can I use my remita receipt to renew online?

No, you have to paper application. Only online payment through the online license renewal portal is allowed for online license renewal

Do I have to renew my Nigeria license considering that I have no plan to go back to Nigeria to practice as a Nurse?

Personally, I advise people to keep renewing their home countries’ license/license from their country of initial licensure even if they no longer have plans to work in the country. You may need to move from one country to another to practice Nursing and verification from your home country might be required, you may also get teaching job in online universities from your home country , volunteering positions, medical outreach, open up a clinic etc and your active license will be needed.

My Hospital only have online CPDs and I have completed them, are the certificates accepted by NMCN for License renewal?

According to an NMCN official I spoke with, Yes, the certificates are acceptable.

How many CPD points do I need to renew my Nigeria license?
For those in diaspora, NMCN has not come up with a specific CPD hour or it point equivalence.

How many courses do I have to take/certificates do I have to upload?

I recommend a minimum of 2 courses/seminars

My hospital does not organise seminars for us, but I have taken some courses online/offline related to my area of practice, can I use these certificates to renew my Nigeria license?
Yes, you can if they are recently taken

Can I use my foreign debit or credit card to make payment on Remita platform for my license renewal?

Yes, I have personally used credit and debit cards of two different financial institutions to make payments on the remita platform for license renewal without any issue

I am not in Nigeria; can my license be sent to me through courier service?

No the Nursing and Midwifery Council hasn’t started sending licenses to nurses who live outside the country.

Does Nursing Council and Midwifery Council of Nigeria plan to do that later in the future?

According to one of the council top official in charge of handling council digital presence, yes, this option will be considered in the future

What collection options are available for me if I am not based in Nigeria?
Pick one of the collection centres/locations where you have families and friends and ask them to help you pick it up when it is available for collection, they can then send it to you through any means you desire

MCPDP For Nurses 2020 in Imo State Nigeria



Account Name: Imo Mandatory Continuity Professional Development (MCPDP0

Account No:. 0024834413

Bank: Access Bank

Workshop Fee: N20,000 only

Meet us at: -,

2020/2021 Postbasic Pyschiatric Nursing Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Kaduna

Applications are hereby invited from qualified Nurses for admission into the 18 months Post Basic Psychiatric Nursing Programme 2020/2021 academic session.


  1. Candidate must be Registered Nurse.
  2. Evidence of registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).
  3. Current practicing license issued by the NMCN
  4. Possession of five (5) credits at not more than two sittings in O’level results (WAEC, NECO) these must include English Language, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics. A combination o WAEC and NECO is accepted. NABTEB is also accepted.
  5. Any other qualification in Nursing will be an added advantage.


Application forms can be obtained from the school of Post Basic Psychiatric Nursing, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Kaduna.


A non -refundable fee of N10,000 for application form payable through remita in favour of Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna.


Completed application forms should be submitted with photocopies of relevant credentials and two (2) passport photographs (coloured on white background) to the above address on or before Friday 13th March, 2020. Pre-test and interview will be on 17th and 18th March, 2020 respectively.

Please note that successful candidates would be expected to resume training first week of May, 2020

For further enquiry contact the programme coordinator on 08134456427, 08028434918, 07034693344.


Programme Coordinator

For: Medical Director

Pope Acknowledges 2020 As The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

“Nurses are the most numerous healthcare workers, and those closest to the sick, and midwives carry out perhaps the noblest of the professions.” Pope Francis

The leader of the Catholic Church has recognised 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and praised the “precious” work carried out by those in the nursing profession.

In an official address at St Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis said he was “pleased” that this year had been dedicated to nursing and midwifery.

Speaking after the Angelus prayer on Sunday, he said: “I am pleased to recall that 2020 has been internationally designated Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

“Nurses are the most numerous healthcare workers, and those closest to the sick, and midwives carry out perhaps the noblest of the professions.

“Let us pray for all of them, that they may do their precious work in the best possible way.”

The leaders of Nursing Now – a campaign designed to raise the profile of nurses and midwives around the world – welcomed the support of Pope Francis.

Lord Nigel Crisp, co-chair of Nursing Now, said: “It is crucial that leaders around the world recognise the importance of this year, and that we use the global momentum to spark real change for nurses and midwives around the world.”

The decision to designate 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife was made by the World Health Organization to mark the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

The designation by the World Health Organization (WHO) of 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife is intended to alert governments to the need to recruit and retain staff to prevent potentially disruptive nursing shortages world-wide. WHO figures suggest there will be a shortfall of up to nine million nurses and midwives by 2030 if drastic action is not taken immediately.

ICN President Annette Kennedy said:

“It is wonderful that Pope Francis has spoken out about the essential work that nurses and midwives do. His comments will give a boost to all nurses of different faiths and none.

‘This year, governments will have to make crucial decisions about the future of the nursing and midwifery workforce.

‘The Pope’s leadership should galvanise politicians around the world and encourage them to make the right choices, which must include starting massive recruitment drives to avert the predicted shortages over the next decade.”

Echoing Ms Kennedy’s words, President of the Italian Nurses Association (CNAI) Walter De Caro said:

“It is gratifying to hear Pope Francis’s appreciation of the precious work of nurses and midwives, and the importance of 2020 to our profession.

‘I strongly believe that his message, beginning in Italy, will influence governments and other organisations to invest in the nursing and midwifery workforce so that we can realise their full potential to improve health around the globe.”
Source: ICN News and Nursing Times Magazine.

Nigeria: School of Psychiatric Nursing Aro Abeokuta 2020/2021 Admission Form on Sale

This is to inform the General Public that admission forms are now available for sale to eligible and qualified Registered Nurses for admission into the Post-Basic School Of Psychiatric Nursing, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, Ogun State for 2020/2021 Academic session.

1.Five (5) credits in WASC/SSSC/GCE or NECO to include: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two sittings.
2.Registered Nurse Certificate (RN) of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN).
3.Minimum of one year Post Qualification/Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
4.At least one year Post Qualification working experience.

Note: Individuals with BNSC degree can apply for specialty in this field with evidence of NYSC Discharge or Exemption Certificate.

Method of Application:   
The application process and mode of payment is online, applicants are to pay a non-refundable fee of N7,500.00 (Seven thousand five hundred naira) only through: following prompts that appear on the screen.
For online registration login to

NOTE: Only registered Nurses are eligible.

Online Sale of Forms/Registration begins on 20th January, 2020 and closes on 28th February, 2020.

For Further Enquiries:
Please Contact:
The DDNE/Principal,
School of Psychiatric Nursing,
Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Tel No: 08033473188
For: Provost & Medical Director

Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State 2019 Internship

Qualified candidates are hereby invited to apply at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

-Intern Medical Laboratory Scientists.


-Application letter

Detailed CV

First sch leaving cert

Waec cert

Degree cert


Birth cert

LGA identification

3 recommendation letters

And any other necessary doc.

Address your letter to:

The Chief Medical Director,

Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital,

P.M.B. 5353,


Ekiti State.

Senator Kwankwaso The Nigerian Nursing Ambassador

Hardly will anyone write the history of the development and advancement of Nursing Profession in Nigeria especially the northern part without acknowledging the enormous contributions and supports of Sen Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso. Sen Kwankwaso is a former two-time Executive Governor Of Kano State and a former Senator of the 8th National Assembly. He also served as Defence Minister under President Olusegun Obasanjo tenure. During his administration as governor of Kano State, Kwankwaso sponsored several nurses with RN Diploma Certificates to pursue their degrees in one of the Universities in Egypt. He further established two additional Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery in the State. One situated at his LGA of Madobi and the other one at Gwarzo LGA. While serving as Senator in the 8th NASS Kwankwaso singlehandedly sponsored a bill with the number SB.451. The title of the Bill is “AN ACT TO AMEND NURSING AND MIDWIFERY (REGISTERATION ETC) ACT CAP N143 LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA 2004, TO RESTRUCTURE THE COMPOSITION OF THE COUNCIL, QUALIFICATION AND TENURE OF THE OFFICE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, REVIEW PENALTY PROVISIONS, COMPOSITION OF THE TRIBUNAL, BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE AND COMMUNITY MIDWIVES IN THE REGISTRABLE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE COUNCIL, GIVE THE COUNCIL TIMELINE WITHIN WHICH TO COMPLETE INDEXING OF THE STUDENTS, REGISTER PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS, AND THEM LICENSE AND COMMUNICATE THE DECISION OF THE COUNCIL TO INSTITUTIONS THAT APPLY FOR APPROVAL AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS”. The Bill received the First and Second Reading on the floor of the Senate on 22/03/2017 and 20/12/2017 respectively. Unfortunately the Bill stopped at the Committee Level. The Bill will have ensured alot of reforms in Nursing in Nigeria. We hope the Bill be passed one day. But it will take the presence of personalities like Sen Kwankwaso at the National Assembly (NASS) for the Bill to be amended and passed into law. To the amazement of many individuals even out of office Sen. Kwankwaso didn’t back off in his interest and desire to see the progress of Nursing Profession. The distinguished former Senator started the construction and establishment of the only private College of Nursing in Kano State to be commissioned soon. So far the college has been said to be equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and facilitaties. He situated the college at his home town of Kwankwaso in Madobi LGA. The college is named Nafisatu College of Nursing and Midwifery (NAFCONM), Kwankwaso. NAFCONM will become the second private college of nursing in Northern Nigeria and the only one in Kano State. What impresses so much about Sen Kwankwaso is the choice of the 21st of October the day he will celebrating his birthday to commission the College. Congratulations and Happ birthday in advance distinguished Senator. Going through the various contributions to Nursing by this politician, one will begin to wonder why is this his special interest and passion on the development of Nursing? For me, the reasons are not far-fetched. It is due to his passion for an improved healthcare delivery system in Nigeria. Sen Kwankwaso deserves commendation and encouragement from all stakeholders in the Healthcare industry for his zeal and passion to see improvement in healthcare delivery. Nursing Associations and bodies in the country must rewards the selfless efforts of Sen Kwankwaso and motivate many others. Nursing Profession is the bedrock of the healthcare industry. For an effective healthcare delivery system in any nation the welfare and working conditions of Nurses must be taken care of and improved. It is in this regards that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared 2020 as Year of the Nurses. WHO has encouraged all countries of the world to celebrate and appreciate the efforts of Nurses in promoting, preventing and curing patients of all ages and backgrounds across the globe. In conclusion, on my personal capacity and in recognition of various contributions of Sen. Kwankwaso to Nursing Profession in Nigeria I hereby him award this title: NIGERIAN NURSING AMBASSADOR.

Bilyaminu Bala Yahya

LUTH School of Nursing 2019/2020 Admission Form on Sale

This is to inform the general public that application form for LUTH School of Nursing for 2019/2020 Academic session is now on Sale. Below is the Luth School of Nursing courses tuition fees, past questions among others

Application Guidelines For 2019/2020 Admission


To apply for the application form please read the following guideliness carefully:

  • Applicants are to obtain application code from the Admission Office SON Luth Idiaraba ONLY
  • From the SON website click on SON Portal button or go to
  • From the portal home page click on Make Payment button (You need to make payment first before you can complete your form).
  • Fill in your correct details and select your preferred payment options (Online Payment Through ATM or Payment at the Bank).
  • If your option is Bank Payment, An RRR code will be generated for payment at the Bank Counter.
  • After successful payment, proceed to fill the Application Form (Note: that your e-mail and password supplied during payment will be used as your User ID and Password to log into your account).
  • Upload your passport photograph (Not more than 30KB in JPG or PNG format).
  • Print your Exam slip and receipt from your account.
  • First phase of entrance exam is JUNE 15th 2019.
  • Submit a copy of the printed Application Form to School of Nursing, Luth-Idiaraba, Lagos.

APPLICATION FEE: N7,000 (Seven Thousand Naira Only.)

University of Abuja Teaching Hospital 2019 Internship Application Form

Qualified candidates are hereby invited to apply at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital for the following internship positions;

Pharmacy Interns

Physiotherapy Interns


Application letter


First sch leaving cert

Waec cert

Degree cert


Oath (for Pharmacists)

FormF (For Pharmacists)

Birth cert

LGA identification

3 recommendation letters

And any other necessary doc.
Address your application letter to;

The Chief Medical Director

University of Abuja Teaching Hospital



Deadline : 23rd July, 2019