Nursing And Midwifery Council of Nigeria 2021/2022 Approved License Renewal Fees

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria will today begin the implementation of the revised chargeable fees for her services. This was made known in a letter cited which was signed by the Head of Accounting unit of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, dated July 1st, 2021 and addressed to the head of Nursing and Health institutions nationwide. Below is the new service charges according to the circular :

Renewal of licence #13, 125
Re-issue of lost document #10,937 per document
Penalty for late renewal #6, 562 per year of default.

Verification of licence to foreign organisation has also increased.

Below is the newly approved verification fees:

Online Verification to UK Nursing Board #21, 875
Verification to any other country #66, 875 per certificate
To whom it May Concern #10, 937

Others include:

Change of Name: #10, 937
Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Council Examination registration fees for Basic Nursing students is now #48, 748
For Basic Midwifery #59, 685
Registration of Nurses and Midwives after successful examinations cost #42, 967 while Postgraduate registration goes for #61, 092

Registration of foreign trained Nurses

Application cost #13, 125
Application fee covering indexing and other logistics cost #188, 000

College of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences Itigidi (CONMSIT) Cross River Gets Accreditation

The Honourable Commissioner for Health Dr. Betta Edu has led the Governing Council and Management team of the College of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences Itigidi (CONMSIT), on a special thank you/courtesy visit to His Excellency Senator Prof. Ben Ayade to intimate him on the Newly attained accreditation status of the first ever College of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences in the South- South Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria. another giant stride in the CRS health sector under Dr Betta Edu’s watch.

Sen. Ben Ayade Governor of Cross River state who received the Accreditation certificate and delegation in his office Expressed his satisfaction and congratulated the Honorable Commissioner for health Dr Betta Edu, the Governing Council and the Management team and other Stakeholders for delivering on the mandate bestowed on them, am impressed at the speed at which things are achieved in the health sector, He assured the team of his continuous support and commitment towards making the maiden College of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences in the South-South Geopolitical Zone a Model and a Citadel of professional and academic excellence.

“I had great confidence in Dr Betta Edu when I appointed her Commissioner for Health as I knew she’ll give me the expected result, the Council has done a great job and am very proud of this huge achievement. For this record breaking achievement, issues bothering this Council will be looked into and given speedy attention.”

On her part the Health Commissioner Dr Betta Edu applauded the Governor for prioritizing the health sector and making the entire process that led to this achievement seamless. “Cross Riverians are blessed to have you as their Governor Your Excellency, in your administration the health sector has always come first and so is the health of every cross riverian. You’ve made us record outstanding successes by supporting us morally, intellectually and financially.

“We couldn’t have come this far without your exceptional Leadership, today because of your fatherly support and tireless effort our health sector is ranked top on many fonts, all our Schools and Colleges have gained full accreditation with an increased benchmark in intake of students, our General Hospitals across the State are wearing new looks, today we’re to house the first ever College of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences in the entire South South Zone, the health insurance has finally become a success story and Cross Riverians will start taking up services in August. Your Excellency the achievements are just too numerous to mention and as such we’ve come to say thank you for supporting and believing in us while reassuring you that we’ll keep doing more to see that we all finish strong.”

The Chairman of the Governing Council Dr. Margaret Mombel Opiah in her remarks thanked His Excellency for finding the team worthy of this enormous assignment while expressing satisfaction on the level of commitment demonstrated by the Governor as it concerns the health of Cross Riverians. She went further on behalf of the Governing Council and the Management team of the College to express her profound gratitude to the Governor for the level of transformation, direction, and support in turning around the health care sector of CRS.

CRS has successfully Upgraded the School of Nursing to a College of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences in line with the 2023 deadline given by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) and also achieved approval and accreditation from Regulatory Bodies to commence operations as a College leading to the award of ND/HND to graduates of the College. Due to the Digitally and Radical reformation of the health sector under Dr Betta Edu’s watch we’re proud to inform you that all is well. Today, Cross River State now house the Zonal Office of the NMCN for ease of regulation of Nursing practices, education and other related matters for professionals.

Also in the team were the Provost of College (CONMSIT) Mrs. Ruth Ebong, The Director Nursing Services CRSMOH Dr. Pauline Obute and the State Chairperson of NANNM CRS Comrade Nurse Josephine Ikpeme Bassey. They all used the opportunity to Congratulate the Governor, for his innovation in the health sector especially the deployment of Drones to deliver drugs and medical consumables of low density to hard-to-reach areas and Dr Edu for her result oriented nature.

Highlights of the visit witnessed the presentation of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Approval and Accreditation Letter to His Excellency by the CRS Commissioner for Health and Chairman of Council Dr. Margaret M. Opiah and also an Award presentation as “Nurses friendly Governor” on His Excellency by the State Chairperson of NANNM CRSC Comrade Josepine Ikpeme Bassey.

Source: This Day

Indian actor Mohanlal fulfils his promise to nurses in UAE

In a touching tribute to the UAE’s frontline warriors, Indian superstar Mohanlal visited Burjeel Medical City on Monday and conveyed his gratitude to the nurses for their relentless service in the fight against the coronavirus.

Last year, on International Nurses Day, he had called several nurses working in different emirates to commend them for their role in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. During the telephonic conversation with the actor, nurse Sonia Chacko had a special request.

“When are you coming to meet us in the UAE, Laletta?” she asked the star. The actor replied: “I will visit the frontliners, including you, once the pandemic is under control and the travel restrictions are eased.” A year later, the actor has made good on his promise by visiting the nurses who have been bravely battling the pandemic from the frontlines. The 15 nurses that he spoke with last year are thrilled that he kept his word. While some of them travelled from Sharjah, Dubai and Al Ain to meet him, the others interacted with him on the big screen.

Chacko can barely contain her excitement. “When he called last year to wish me on International Nurses Day, I had requested him to meet us the next time he comes to the UAE. I can’t believe my wish has come true. This is indeed a memorable occasion for all of us nurses. Such gestures inspire us and fill us with positivity,” she said.

The actor interacted with the medical staff in an event organised by VPS Healthcare, which owns Burjeel Medical City. John Sunil, regional chief executive officer, Burjeel Hospitals, welcomed the actor to the event.

The actor, among the select few Indians who have been granted the UAE’s Golden Visa, spent some time interacting with the nurses and thanked them for their service. “Nurses and doctors are the real heroes in these challenging times. I am happy that I could come here and greet you all. You have been dispensing an invaluable service to the community at a difficult time like this. I appreciate your courage and sacrifices and thank you from the bottom of my heart,” said Mohanlal, who also thanked Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, chairman and managing director of VPS Healthcare, for inviting him to the event.

One of the nurses asked him if he would consider staying in the UAE for a longer duration now that he has received the golden visa. “I first visited the UAE 40 years ago and it is like my second home. If you insist, I will come and stay here,” he said on a lighter note.

When registered nurse Sinu from Burjeel Royal Hospital, Al Ain, asked him how he handles work stress, he said: “This is my 44th year in movies. If you have commitment, gratitude, the fire to succeed and most importantly, the grace of God, you can overcome such pressures. I wish that all of you are abundantly blessed with these qualities.”

For Maria Du Plooy, registered nurse at Burjeel Medical City, who had only heard of Mohanlal from her colleagues, meeting the actor was a special moment. She said: “I am happy that I got a chance to meet a beloved movie star from India. My staff became quite starry-eyed when they knew you were in the building and wanted me to ask you if you would make a movie with a hospital theme while you are here in Abu Dhabi.” To this, the actor replied: “I will definitely take it as a challenge and do it.”

Source: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/coronavirus-pandemic/covid-19-indian-actor-mohanlal-fulfils-his-promise-to-nurses-in-uae

Types of Nursing Courses And Nursing Schools in Kenya

The ongoing global pandemic has created a lot of opportunities for anyone who want to explore a carer in the healthcare industry. Among the various courses available is Nursing as one can become a nurse within the shortest possible and enter the lucrative healthcare industry.

The recent partnership between UK and Kenya to send unemployed Nurses in Kenya to the UK has also create opportunity for Kenyans to travel out of the country, gain more experience and earn more money.

Types of Nursing Schools in Kenya

There are different ways you can get into the nursing profession in Kenya and they include:

Certificate Nursing Program

This is the easiest way to get into the Nightingale profession in Kenya. It is a two and half years program and can be completed in most nursing colleges across the country. An aggregate of C- in KSCE is needed to study nursing in most colleges and it can be studied in any of the 71 campuses of Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) nationwide.

Diploma Nursing Program

Diploma in Nursing is another way you can enter the Nursing profession. This is an option for those who have higher aggregate grades in their KCSE. Admission requirement is more stringent than certificate program and you need to have passed your KCSE at a grade level of C (or equivalent). Combinations of subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Sciences are acceptable. Diploma in Nursing is a 3years program in the country and three and half years for community health nursing.

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Countries on the UK Red List for Travel from Sunday, August 8 2021

The United KIngdom has updated the list of countries on the red list from August 8, 2021. Only British and Irish nationals are allowed to come into the UK from the Red list.

They must isolate in approved government hotel and the quarantine fees has been increased from £1,750 to £2,285 for a single adult, and from £650 to £1,430 for a second adult in a shared room. Children aged between 5 and 12, will pay £325, while it is free for anyone below 5 years.

Below is the list of countries on the list

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • French Guiana
  • Georgia
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • The Maldives
  • Mayotte
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia

Nurses welcome Uhuru’s move to allow health workers work in UK

• The union on Friday said the deal signed between the two governments will help create employment opportunities for more than 30,000 unemployed nurses in the country.

• The exact numbers of those who will go to the UK and the processing of visas will be confirmed in the next three months.

Nurses have welcomed the move by President Uhuru Kenyatta to allow health care workers from Kenya to serve in the UK’s National Health Service.

The union on Friday said the deal signed between the two governments will help create employment opportunities for more than 30,000 unemployed nurses in the country.

Kenya National Union of Nurses SG Seth Panyako said this will also diversify the skills of nurses who are currently in practice to gain experience in international standards of health practice.

“As we welcome and support the tremendous move by His Excellency, we urge the President to ensure terms and conditions of unemployment of nurses and other health workers in Kenya are improved to conform with the global standards,” Panyako said.

“This can only be achieved by ensuring the collective bargaining agreement for nurses is signed and dully implement.”

The exact numbers of those who will go to the UK and the processing of visas will be confirmed in the next three months.

A statement by the British High Commission in Nairobi said the special arrangement was part of a request by the Kenya government to capitalise on qualified but unemployed health workers.

The President also witnessed the signing of the Kenya-UK Health Alliance, which will bring together UK and Kenyan universities and teaching hospitals on health partnerships.

Among areas of interest in the new deal is on improving treatment, prevention and management of cancer in Kenya.

There are 894 Kenyans working across all roles in the NHS in England, making Kenyans the 30th largest nationality group in the NHS.

Jobless nurses in Kenya to be offered ‘special route’ to work in NHS

Unemployed nurses in Kenya are to be offered work in health services across the UK, as part of a new arrangement between the two nations’ governments.

The deal, backed by Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, will see nurses and health workers in the African country currently without jobs given a “special route” to work in the UK for a fixed period.

Further details on the scheme are set to be confirmed in the next few months, but ministers said both countries would benefit from the arrangement through the sharing of experience and knowledge across health services.

The latest collaboration between Kenya and the UK Government comes through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday.

Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid said: “Our healthcare agreement will make the most of UK and Kenyan health expertise which will be beneficial to both countries, with the exchange of knowledge and training which will provide first class healthcare.”

He added that the UK’s relationship with Kenya had been strengthened by “working closely” during the pandemic and by sharing UK vaccine doses.

Meanwhile, Jane Marriott, the British high commissioner to Kenya, said: “Our health partnership with Kenya is 30 years old and growing stronger by the month.

“This new agreement on health workers allows us to share skills and expertise even further, and is a fantastic opportunity for Kenyans to work in the UK.”

Mr Javid and Kenya’s cabinet secretary for labour cooperation, Simon Chelugui, signed the recruitment agreement during a meeting in London

Source:Jobless nurses in Kenya to be offered ‘special route’ to work in NHS | Nursing Times

USCIS Approves Josef Silny Application to Issue Visascreen Certificate

Josef Silny has been given the go ahead to issue Visascreen certificate. The approval was posted 2 days ago on Federal Register by USCIS. Below is the approval:

AGENCY:

Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS” or “the Department”), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is issuing this document to inform the public of the approval of a new credentialing organization for certain health care workers for certain immigration purposes.

DATES:

USCIS approved the application from Josef Silny Associates, Inc. on July 22, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Charles L. Nimick, Chief, Business and Foreign Workers Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Camp Springs, MD 20746; or by phone at 240-721-3000 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Sections 212(a)(5)(C) and 212(r) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act), 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)(C) and (r), as well as the DHS regulations at 8 CFR 214.1(i) and (j) and 212.15(a) and (n)(3) require that an individual who seeks admission to the United States as a nonimmigrant or immigrant, or who is the beneficiary of a change of status petition, or who is applying for adjustment of status, in the United States for the purpose of performing labor in certain health care occupations is inadmissible unless he or she presents a certificate from an authorized credentialing organization. DHS regulations at 8 CFR 212.15(e)(1) through (3) expressly authorize the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), and the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) to issue such certificates. DHS regulations also establish detailed standards for the approval of additional credentialing organizations after consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and USCIS has created an adjudicatory framework for the filing and adjudication of those applications, using Form I-905, Application for Authorization to Issue Certification for Health Care Workers.8 CFR 212.15(j) and (k). The regulations also provide for periodic review and, if necessary, termination of credentialing organizations. 8 CFR 212.15(l) and (m). Finally, the regulations direct DHS to notify the public of the approval of additional credentialing organizations by publishing notices in the Federal Register8 CFR 212.15(e) and (h).

On July 22, 2021, USCIS, following consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, approved the application from Josef Silny Associates, Inc., as an organization authorized to issue certificates and certified statements under sections 212(a)(5)(C) and 212(r) of the Act, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)(C) and (r), for individuals seeking to enter the United States for the primary purpose of working as a nurse. This notice is being provided in accordance with 8 CFR 212.15(e) and (h). Further guidance on certificates for health care workers is available at https://www.uscis.gov/​working-in-the-united-states/​temporary-workers/​health-care-worker-certification.

Tracy L. Renaud,

Acting Director.

[FR Doc. 2021-16181 Filed 7-28-21; 8:45 am]

Notice of Approval of New Credentialing Organization for Healthcare Workers for Certain Immigration Purposes

AGENCY:

Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS” or “the Department”), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is issuing this document to inform the public of the approval of a new credentialing organization for certain health care workers for certain immigration purposes.

DATES:

USCIS approved the application from Josef Silny Associates, Inc. on July 22, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Charles L. Nimick, Chief, Business and Foreign Workers Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Camp Springs, MD 20746; or by phone at 240-721-3000 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Sections 212(a)(5)(C) and 212(r) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act), 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)(C) and (r), as well as the DHS regulations at 8 CFR 214.1(i) and (j) and 212.15(a) and (n)(3) require that an individual who seeks admission to the United States as a nonimmigrant or immigrant, or who is the beneficiary of a change of status petition, or who is applying for adjustment of status, in the United States for the purpose of performing labor in certain health care occupations is inadmissible unless he or she presents a certificate from an authorized credentialing organization. DHS regulations at 8 CFR 212.15(e)(1) through (3) expressly authorize the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), and the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) to issue such certificates. DHS regulations also establish detailed standards for the approval of additional credentialing organizations after consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and USCIS has created an adjudicatory framework for the filing and adjudication of those applications, using Form I-905, Application for Authorization to Issue Certification for Health Care Workers. 8 CFR 212.15(j) and (k). The regulations also provide for periodic review and, if necessary, termination of credentialing organizations. 8 CFR 212.15(l) and (m). Finally, the regulations direct DHS to notify the public of the approval of additional credentialing organizations by publishing notices in the Federal Register8 CFR 212.15(e) and (h).On July 22, 2021, USCIS, following consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, approved the application from Josef Silny Associates, Inc., as an organization authorized to issue certificates and certified statements under sections 212(a)(5)(C) and 212(r) of the Act, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)(C) and (r), for individuals seeking to enter the United States for the primary purpose of working as a nurse. This notice is being provided in accordance with 8 CFR 212.15(e) and (h). Further guidance on certificates for health care workers is available at https://www.uscis.gov/​working-in-the-united-states/​temporary-workers/​health-care-worker-certification.

Tracy L. Renaud,

Acting Director.

[FR Doc. 2021-16181 Filed 7-28-21; 8:45 am]

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Sir David Alexander Warren Appointed Nursing and Midwifery Council Chair

Sir David Warren has today (Monday 21 June) been appointed as Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This follows the departure of Philip Graf who stepped down in December due to ill health. Sir David takes over from Acting Chair, Karen Cox.

As Chair, Sir David will lead the NMC’s governing Council in realising our vision – of safe, effective and kind nursing and midwifery that improves everyone’s health and wellbeing – and working collaboratively with the Executive Team on our key priorities. These include reducing our fitness to practice caseload, delivering new post registration standards and working with Government to deliver better, safer regulation across the UK.

Sir David was previously British Ambassador to Japan from 2008 to 2012, after a career in the British Diplomatic Service focused on East Asian affairs, and a period on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Board of Management (2004 to 2007). He was Chair of the Council at the University of Kent from 2014 to 2020, and is a non-executive Director of Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust.

In 2012, Sir David was made Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George.

Commenting on his appointment, Sir David Warren, Chair of the NMC’s Council, said:

“I’m delighted to have been appointed Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

“In recent times, nursing and midwifery professionals have inspired people across the UK with their hard work and determination. I’m looking forward to being part of the NMC’s journey, transforming what we do, how we do it and supporting professionals to deliver high quality care for those who need it.

“I’m particularly excited about working with our partners in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Together we can better understand how we can continue to improve the way we regulate and protect the public.”

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar, said:

“I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Sir David as our new Chair. His considerable experience and expertise will help the NMC go from strength to strength in embedding our values and achieving our ambitions of becoming a better, fairer regulator. I’m looking forward to us working together and I know I will benefit from his wise counsel and advice.

“On behalf of everyone, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Karen. She has been fantastic leading, supporting and challenging us over the past nine months in her role as Acting Chair. And I pay tribute to Philip’s previous excellent leadership and the legacy he left which Sir David will undoubtedly build on.”

Karen Cox, Deputy Chair of the Council, said:

“It’s been a fantastic experience chairing the Council but I’m pleased to hand over the reins and to welcome Sir David into his new role. His experience and dedication to public service will undoubtedly help the NMC as we continue our journey, improving the way we regulate, supporting the public, our professionals and our partners and positively influencing the context for learning and care.”

ENDS