Region 9 Hiring 2022: Zamboanga City Medical Centre Hiring

Zamboanga City Medical Centre is hiring registered nurses.

Deadline for accepting applications: August 4, 2022

Only those with Civil Service Eligibility will be processed.

Kindly upload your Certificate of Eligibility or PRC License.

Place of Assignment: Zamboanga City Medical Center – (1) Interventional Radio (1) New Born Screening (1) Human Milk Bank Plantilla Item No.: OSEC-DOHB-NUR1-570032-2015

Salary/Job/Pay Grade: 15

Monthly Salary: Php 35,097.00

QUALIFICATION Eligibility: RA 1080 (Nurse)

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Training: None

Work Experience: None

Instructions/Remarks: Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Attach the following documents to the application letter and send to the address below not later than August 4, 2022.

Documents: 1. Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport-sized picture (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017) which can be downloaded at

2. Performance rating in the last rating period (if applicable)

3 Photocopy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license; and

4. Photocopy of Transcript of Records.


Josef Silny Nursing Evaluation Application Guide

The recent increase in CGFNS evaluation fees for Nurses has spur an increase in alternative evaluation bodies and Josef Silny seems to be the best alternative to CGFNS evaluation, I am going to outline the step by step guide on how to go about the verification process. Josef Silny Nursing Credential Evaluation report is accepted by Texas Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board of Nursing and lots of others. To see the full list of Nursing Boards accepting Josef Silny Evaluation report check Nursing Boards Accepting Josef Silny Credential Evaluation Report

How to Apply for Josef Silny Credential Evaluation Report for Nurses

Step 1: Download the application pack here The application pack is a 16 paged document that contains the necessary application forms you will need to complete. You will be needing page 3, 5,6, 13, 14, 15 and 16 if you are applying for CES to Texas or New Mexico Board of Nursing.

Step 2: Complete page 3 with your personal information with the type of professional service you wish to request for. State the board of Nursing you wish your report to be sent to then your educational history. When completing your educational history, you can complete by starting with your primary to your highest education. After completing this application, send it to the email:

Step 3: Then send Page 5 and 6 of the form to your Nursing School or University who will complete and send it directly to Josef Silny through a courier company. The school is expected to send: (1) The completed forms (2) Transcript (3) Curriculum/syllabus.

Step 4: Send page 13-14 to the Nursing Board in your country for your verification to be sent to Josef Silny. Your Nursing board can courier your verification to Josef Silny or can be sent directly to Josef Silny by email through To apply for verification with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria go to

Step 5: Complete the consent form on Page 15 and mail it to

Step 6: Application fees has been increased to $380. Complete Page 16 which deals with credit card info and mail it to Josef Silny together with (1). A picture of the front and back page of your credit card (2) Passport of the card holder. All the three should be mailed to

Step 7: After your application fees has been deducted, you will received email to that effect. You will be assigned an evaluator who will create a username and password for you. You will then be able to login into your account to monitor the progress of your application. Your evaluator will always be in constant communication with you and as document is received from your Nursing Board and Schools it will be uploaded.

Step 8: After your all your document have been received, the evaluation process begins. Although Josef Silny promises you will receive your report within 10 days, on your portal you are likely to see a 90 days timeframe but you will surely get your report before the time stated on your portal.

On your report has been issued, a copy is automatically sent to the Nursing Board you indicated in your application, you can then proceed to create an account with the Nursing Board in order to complete the authorization process.

Above is the step to have your CES report with Josef Silny based on my personal experience. If I remember anything I am going to add it.If you have any question, drop it in the comment below and I will respond as soon as possible.

Atiba University gets accreditation to run Nursing, Medical Lab Science programmes

Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has granted full accreditation to run a Bachelor of Nursing Science programme as well as approval for the commencement of the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science programme by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria to the Atiba University, Oyo state.

This is a result of an accreditation visit to the University by the regulatory bodies in April 2022. With this full accreditation and approval status, Atiba University students can now sit for the relevant examinations of these regulatory agencies and at the same time obtain the necessary certifications for practice.

In a release by the University, the management of Atiba University on behalf of the President/Founder, Board of Trustees and the Governing Council appreciated all staff, parents as well as other significant stakeholders for their invaluable contributions, their full support and encouragement at all times.

Elated by the development, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Sunday Okeniyi appreciated the Founder of Atiba University, James Adesokan Ojebode, PhD, JP, ALA for his constant support, and congratulated him for the outstanding attainments the University is recording in line with his vision and mission of providing qualitative education to the teeming youths of this nation.

The Vice-Chancellor affirmed his belief that Atiba University has come to stay in its quest to fulfilling the mandate of being a repository creator and disseminator of knowledge as well as producing highly qualified graduates and will continue to meet the educational needs of Nigeria in the years ahead. He used the occasion to call all parents and admission seekers to make Atiba University their University of the first choice.

Source: Tribune

2023: Don’t vote any politician involved in medical tourism – Nigerian Nurses to electorates

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Nurses, under the auspices of the University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), have admonished Nigerians on whom not to vote.

This formed part of the communique issued by the association at its conference in Abakaliki, on Thursday.

The communique made available to DAILY POST was signed by the UGONSA National President, Chief (Hon.) S.E.O. Egwuenu, and the National Secretary, Nurse G.I. Nshi.

The association said it was beyond shame that the Nigerian health system that once ranked among the best ten in global ranking and benefited from medical tourism treating the likes of the Saudi Royals in the 1960s, was now celebrating that its ranking improved from 187 out of 191 countries.

“How do we come to terms with the Federal Ministry of health’s estimation that Nigeria loses about $2 billion (1.1 trillion naira) annually to Medical Tourism? It is heart wrecking, especially when it is obvious that this money, if put together over the next five years and deployed for the upgrade of our health facilities, health research capabilities, and healthcare infrastructures, can launch our health system to among the best five in the world.

“Rather than pay attention to fixing our health system, our politicians are shamelessly busy competing on whom to win the ignoble title of ‘Medical Tourist 1 of Nigeria.’

“Our hospitals are in shambles because our politicians and their families are not treated in our hospitals. Our hospitals will be fixed to be in the world-class ranking any day our political class starts getting treatment from our hospitals.

“It is high time medical tourism became a topic for the acceptance or rejection of politicians at the polls. Politicians who seek treatment abroad are directly telling other Nigerians that it is their own lives alone that matter and that the rest of us are sub-humans that deserve to be treated in the ‘mere consulting clinics’ they have egregiously reduced our hospitals to.

“The callousness and insensitivity of our politicians to our health system have forced seasoned healthcare professionals, especially doctors and nurses, to seek shelter in the responsive health system of other countries with responsible leaders where their skills, professional development, and remuneration are enhanced. Ironically, our politicians are treated abroad by these same seasoned Nigerian healthcare professionals that left our health system abroad out of sheer frustration.

“The poor performance of our health system in global ranking has never been the fault of our healthcare professionals. It is a systematic fault of not putting the right facilities and motivation in place by the country’s successive leadership to enable our healthcare professionals to replicate the type of wonders they have been performing when they travel abroad in our own health system.

“The monies wasted on medical tourism are enough to rejig our health system and make a competing payment to the healthcare professionals that will dissuade those currently practicing in the country from contemplating going abroad and compel those that have left for greener pastures to return home.

“It is an affront to our collective sensibility to see our politicians abandon our hospitals that they have run aground through age-long fund deprivation and neglect for the treatment of helpless Nigerians that elected them, while they themselves jet out abroad at the slight of a headache to be treated in well organized, well-furnished, and well-funded hospitals with taxpayers’ monies. Such is abominable and unacceptable and must not be allowed to continue,” UGONSA lamented.

The group charged Nigerians “to get their permanent voter’s cards (PVC), prepare to vote out, and never vote for any politician who has a penchant for embarking on medical tourism abroad.

“Politicians whose pastime is medical tourism have testified that they do not believe in the Nigerian system. If our health system is not good for you, our political system should also not be good for you.

“The level of corruption among our politicians is very pathetic as it is obvious that we now practice ‘Lootocracy’ instead of ‘Democracy.’

“The spate of borrowing for consumption and re-looting with no obvious commensurate project on ground is unacceptable to nurses as it is to the generality of Nigerians.

“We, therefore. strongly call for accountability and transparency in governance to rescue the country from its economic doldrums occasioned by financial profligacy as this will have an unimaginable economic enslavement of our unborn future generation.

“The spate of insecurity in this country is also a severe concern to nurses as it has callously led to loss of precious lives that nurses strive to protect and preserve.

“We call on both States and Federal Government to do more in the area of security to tame the ugly trend of worsening insecurity.”

UGONSA also thanked the Head of Civil Service of the Federation for releasing the circular for the proper placement of graduate nurses that was approved by the National Council on Establishment (NCE) at its 43rd meeting held in Abuja in January 2022 and called for its speedy implementation in all health institutions where nurses work.

It, however, said, “Any delay in implementation of the circular will amount to further traumatization of the already traumatized and frustrated nurses who have been psychologically and financially bruised by the inexplicable injustice of under placement meted on them in the civil service over the years despite their unalloyed loyalty to Nigeria and to the patient.”

Source: Daily Post

How to Apply for Nigeria Police Report Online

For Police Character Certificate

  • Go to the website
  • Select login/sign up -then click on sign up
  • Select the box before individual
  • For Identification type select either NIN or BVN based on what is you currently have with you. If you can’t remeber either of them dial 346# to check your NIN and #5650# to check your BVN.
  • Supply your number and click Proceed. This will verify your details and you wil be able to proceed. If however your detail is incorrect, you won’t be able to proceed beyond this level.
  • On the next page complete the form by supplying your gender, state of origin, LGA, your address, phone number and your username and password.
  • A Verification code will be sent to your email and phone number so it is important to input the right email and phone number.
  • Input the verification code and click ok then -login with your email and password just created.


  • Select service type, individual then police character certificate
  • Click on proceed button, all the information earlier filled will be displayed and you can then click on proceed, accept the terms and conditions.
  • Request type: Pick International
  • Reason for enquiry: Select traveling or select as appropriate
  • Fill-in destination country eg UK or Canada
    -Place of issue of international passport
    -Date of issue of international passport
    -Have you previously been convicted yes or no click as appropriate
    -Upload current passport photograph (2MB max)
    -Upload international passport data page (2 MB Max)
    -Select Police Command to request character certificate
    -Request confirmation; select: I accept the terms of use
    Click generate invoice

Select pay online
(copy and keep payment reference receipt to make payment)
-Enter card details and make payment
-Click on make payment option for option of transfer/USSD

Please Note:

  • The Nigeria Police Force reserves the right to approve or deny your request based on its guidelines or availability of resources.
  • You will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee.
  • If approved, you will be required to pay a fee for this service (application processing).
  • Approved request requires at least 24 hours for processing and issuance.
  • Enquiries can be made through the following or call: 018884040.

Turkey Visa from UK: How To Apply for Turkey Tourism Visa

Turkey last week removed Nigeria, Ghana and some African countries from the list of countries that can apply for eVisa and this has further caused confusion how to apply for Turkey Visa from UK, in this article I will breakdown the application process.

Below are the requirements for Turkish tourism visa application for residents of the UK who can’t apply through the online eVisa:

Requirements for Visa Application

  1. Visa application form which will be provided to you at the centre
  2. Passport which must be valid beyond the duration of your visit
  3. Recent passport photograph taken within the last 6 month
  4. Your UK BRP or work permit
  5. Two months bank Statement showing you have at least £40 per day for the total duration of your journey
  6. Two month payslips
  7. Booked Hotel
  8. Booked return flight
  9. Insurance covering the total period of your stay

Note: Original of all the documents must be taken to the Visa application centre, photocopy or screenshots of documents won’t be accepted.

Application fees

Application fees for tourism/visit visa for Turkey cost £147 for single entry and £243 for multiple entry. This fees must be paid in cash or transfer at the Visa application collection centre.

Booking of Appointment

Turkey Visa appointment can be booked via

Book an appointment 30 days before your travel. (The earliest you can apply is 60 days before your travel; Otherwise, you will not be allowed to apply)

Be prepared with your documents

Attend an appointment at Ground Floor, 1A Saint Mary Abbots Place, Kensington, W8 6LS, London

Do not arrive early and do not wait in the courtyard

There may be occasional 1-3 hour delays. This is normal

Do not use offensive language or inappropriate behaviour

Comply with Covid Guidelines. Do not attend without a mask

We do not give status updates for applications

There are no premium or emergency visas available!

Contact Voya Visa

1A, GROUND FLOOR, Saint Mary Abbots Place, Kensington, W8 6LS, London

If you have any question kindly ask in the comment section below

Ogun State School of Nursing 2022/20223 Exam Result

Ogun Government has announced the release of entrance examination results into its College of Nursing Science for the 2022/2023 academic session.

Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, in a statement issued on Friday in Abeokuta, said that applicants could only access their results by logging into the school’s official portal:

Coker put the cut-off point for indigenes at 28 out of 60 points and 29 out of 60 points for non-indigenes, saying that information contrary to this should be disregarded.

She added that successful candidates would be contacted via SMS and e-mail for oral interview, scheduled for July 14 at 8 a.m. at the institution’s Abeokuta campus, within the premises of Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba.

The commissioner appreciated the candidates who applied for admission into the college.

She said that the Gov. Dapo Abiodun-led administration would continue to be fair, equitable and transparent to all.

First Batch of Kenyan Nurses Move to UK

Thirteen Kenyan nurses have got an opportunity to work in the United Kingdom.

The medics are beneficiaries of a bilateral agreement signed by Kenya and the UK government.

Last year, Labour Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui, said it would send 20,000 nurses to the UK as it sought to improve the welfare of its migrant workers overseas.

Initially, the recruitment exercise was marred with controversy when only 10 of 300 nurses passed English language tests required for the NHS jobs.

And yesterday, the government said the 13 nurses had passed the tests and were ready to work in the UK. 

Speaking during a ceremony to see them off, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said Italy and Kuwait have also expressed their interests to have nurses sent to their countries.

“We have also received an offer for Kuwait but we want to be done with the UK process first. The fact that Kenya’s ambition is to become a health care hub can only happen if the recipients are open-minded about the opportunities,” said Kagwe.

The CS noted that the ministry is building the health workforce with a focus on health promotion which will enable the nurses to come back as entrepreneurs to create more job opportunities locally.

He assured Kenyans that the cohorts have been trained and prepared well so that they can achieve the scores they need.

“The nurses we are flagging off today are well trained and have passed the test of English proficiency. All the candidates have the language ability to be productive in their destination country,” he said. The UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Jane Marriott, disclosed that nurses were recruited by the Oxford University Hospital Trust with an addition of six more nurses to leave the country in about two weeks.

The diplomat was upbeat that the qualification of the nurses was testimony of Kenya’s high quality and competence of her health workers.

“Today marks a new era of international recruitment of Kenyan nurses to the UK through a government-to-government arrangement. This is a milestone in the implementation of the health workforce collaboration agreement,” said Marriott.

She noted that another 70 nurses have been identified and currently being matched with potential employers in the UK and will be travelling to the UK in the next months.

Further, she urged the nurses to show high standards during their stay in the UK.

Two nurses each were picked from Vihiga and Kirinyaga while one each was picked from Busia, Kisii, Murang’a, Marsabit, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Nyamira, Migori and Siaya counties. 

Advantages of Josef Silny over CGFNS

Nurses who are trained outside United States and wish to work in the country need to get their certificate evaluated by a third party agent approved by their chosen Nursing Board before they can be allowed to sit for NCLEX Exam. Evaluation of involves checking your educational qualification and registration in your home country to be sure it is compatible with the expected education standard for Nurses in the US.

Evaluation from CGFNS seemed to be the gold standard not until recently when the application fees was raised to $420. An alternative to CGFNS Evaluation service is Josef Silny which is cheaper and Faster than CGFNS. Below is the advantage of Josef Silny over CGFNS.

  1. Josef Sily is accessible: from my observation on different occasion, the customer care services pick their calls within three minutes.
  2. Josef Silny responds to email faster (within 24hours) than CGFNS
  3. You don’t need to complete a lenghty and complicated application form
  4. It is cheaper than CGFNS. CGFNS currently cost $420 while Josef Silny CES report is $340.
  5. Josef Silny CES report is usually issued within Ten (10) working days from the date your last document is received whereas
  6. Josef Silny is accepted by 22 Nursing Boards in the US. Check Nursing Boards Accepting Josef Silny Credential Evaluation Report
  7. Josef Silny also issues Visa4Nurses Certificate also called Visascreen certificate by CGFNS

Conclusively, if you are an individual applicant processing your Nursing registration process all by yourself, using Josef Silny is going to save you a lot of money and stress than using CGFNS.

Nine Months After Approval, NCLEX Centre in Turkey Yet to Take Off

The joy that enveloped NCLEX test takers in October last year when Pearson Test Centre in Turkey was approved for take off has been shortlived as the Centre is yet to conduct any NCLEX Exam this year has learnt.

Our correspondent who has been monitoring the centre observed that exam dates have not been available for test applicants. Nurses from mostly Nigeria and United Arab Emirates have all taken to different social media platform to express their dissatisfaction with Pearson for making the announcement of a new centre when it is not ready to follow it through.

A check this centre this morning by shows that there is no available test dates for the rest of this year an indication that the centre might not open for NCLEX Test takers this year.