School of Nursing Port Harcourt 2020/2021 Refresher Course Admission

Applications are invited from candidates who were Eliminated by Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN) Final Qualifying Examinations for General Nurses after three (3) attempts between the year 2010 till date.

Duration of Course: One (1) year


  • Applicants MUST have been eliminated at 3nd attempt from N&MCN final exams for general Nurses (School of Nursing & Dept. of Nursing) from the year 2010 to date.
  • Applicants MUST provide Attestation letter from the School/Dept. of Nursing where she/he failed out from. the attestation letter MUST state the month, year and candidate’s N&MCN examination number for the 1st, 2nd & the 3rd attempts.
  • Applicants MUST possess at least, credit level passes in Five (5) subjects in SSCE/GCE O’level or NECO in not more than two (2) sittings.
  • The subjects passed MUST include English Language, Mathematics, Physiscs, Chemistry & Biology at least, credit levels.
  • Applicants MUST be indigence from the South-South Geo-Political Zone: Rivers State, Akwa Ibom State, Bayelsa State, Cross Rivers State, Delta State, and Edo State.

Application form is obtained with a non- refundable fee of N10,000 only payable at Fidelity Bank Plc; Account No: 4150027189

Account Name: School of Nursing, Port Harcourt. Thereafter, teller should be returned to School of Nursing, Port Harcourt accounts office for issuance of form.

Form is obtainable from: 16th December, 2019 – 14th February, 2020


Date: Monday 24th February, 2020

Time: 9:00am

Venue: School of Nursing, Port Harcourt.



School of Nursing Port Harcourt for Refresher Course

Florence Nightingale And The Changing Face Of Nursing By Slavea Chankova

The “Year of the Nurse” will highlight the potential—and the problems—awaiting future Nightingales

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse”, marking 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale, who established the principles of modern nursing and hospital sanitation. If she were to drop in on a hospital today, Nightingale would be pleased to see the progress in nursing since her day—and how it is poised to change in the years to come.

Nightingale founded the first nursing school, at a hospital in London in 1860, and wrote some 200 books and papers. She was the first woman admitted to the Royal Statistical Society, for her pioneering work in statistical infographics. While tending to British soldiers in the Crimean war, she made the case for hospital sanitation using a variation of the pie chart, entitled “Diagram of the Causes of Mortality in the Army in the East”, to show that more soldiers died from infections than from injuries. She drew up the chart to “affect through the Eyes what we may fail to convey to the brains of the public through their word-proof ears”. In what became known as a Coxcomb diagram, each slice of the pie has the same angular width and an area representing the amount in a given category (such as number of dead men).

Many, if not most, people today think of nursing as a narrow set of skills learned on the ward, much like it was back in Nightingale’s time. In fact, nurses have university degrees and there are doctorate-level studies in nursing. Like doctors, nurses specialise in myriad clinical disciplines, such as neonatology, cardiology and Accident & Emergency. There are even forensic nurses. Such is the pace of innovation in nursing that some issues of American Nurse Today, a monthly journal, run north of 70 pages.

In 2020 and beyond nurses will be doing a growing number of tasks conventionally reserved for doctors, both in acute and chronic care. Already, nearly two-thirds of anaesthetics given to patients in America are administered by certified nurse anaesthetists. In Britain specialised nurses now perform some types of abdominal, orthopaedic and cardiac surgery. In parts of sub-Saharan Africa nurses are being trained to do emergency caesarean sections, with results comparable to those achieved by doctors.

The changing face of nursing

Nurses will be increasingly tapped to replace general practitioners in treating patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions that require lifestyle changes. Nurses are particularly well placed to provide this kind of holistic care, which takes into account each person’s life circumstances, because they have long been patients’ confidants. In the words of Brian Dolan, an academic, “people look up to a doctor, but they look a nurse in the eye.” In surveys about trust in people from various professions, nurses invariably come top.

What would disappoint Nightingale in her time-travel to the present is that the transformation of nursing has been uneven. In countries as varied as India, Germany and Portugal nurses are still largely treated as doctors’ minions and may not even diagnose common ailments or prescribe medication. And although nurses make up nearly half of the world’s health-care workforce—and 90% of patients’ contacts with health workers—they are often not at the table when health-policy decisions are made. Even the World Health Organisation did not have a chief nursing officer until 2018.

The other trend that would make Nightingale furrow her brow is that nursing has lost its lustre, so most posts are hard to fill. In many countries no profession has a higher number of vacancies. In the next decade the shortage of nurses will remain the biggest problem that national health systems all over the world will face. By 2030 the world will be short of 7.6m nurses, which is a third of their number today.

To turn this tide, efforts to draw more people into nursing and keep trained nurses from leaving the profession will accelerate. Countries will focus more on recruiting nurses locally, rather than luring them from abroad—often from poor places where health care is already crippled by nurse shortages. National media campaigns will aim to raise the profile of nursing by dispelling outdated views about what the job entails. Some may borrow ideas from Singapore’s highly effective campaign, which has commissioned nursing dramas, documentaries and even a “nursing anthem” (in the form of a catchy pop-music video). The campaign’s Instagram account has something for everyone, including love stories of couples who met in nursing school.

Prodded by a global campaign which began in 2018, more hospitals and other employers will set up professional-development and leadership programmes for nurses. There will be more talk—and, it is hoped, action too—about how to enable nurses to work at the top of their licence and abilities. Technology will be roped in to make their work more manageable and reduce burnout. Algorithms, for example, will be used to map the optimal routes for ward shifts.

At the same time, as diagnostic systems and surgical robots advance, nursing may be the only aspect of the health-care profession in which machines will not replace human beings. Even though nursing is shaped by medical science and technology, as it has been since Nightingale’s time, its healing powers remain rooted in empathy and a human touch.


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

NCLEX Approved Centre In South Africa Begins Exam

Nurses from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and other African countries planning to sit for the USA Nurse licensure exam popularly called NCLEX no longer have to travel far to India and Philippines as Pearson Vue has brought a  new centre to their doorstep

  Below is the address and phone number of the New test centre which was added by Pearson yesterday.

Candidates can now book their test and write it in South Africa.

Pearson Professional Centers-Johannesburg
6th Floor Office Tower
Sandton City Shopping Centre
Cnr Sandton Drive & Alice lane, SANDTON
South Africa


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Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Free MCPDP Registration

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has finally joined the WCEA platform to provide free online MCPDP for Nurses in Nigeria.Below is the message sent to all Nurses in Nigeria.

Greetings from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria(NMCN ).

As we will be celebrating 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we are excited as NMCN to inform you that we will be soon launching our new Free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) online platform and Mobile Application with access to Free CPD courses.
Many well known and globally respected educators such as The Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Midwives are making their content available for Free in Africa for the 1st time.
We request that all NMCN Nurses and Midwives Pre-Register on the system before Pre-Registration closes on **Friday 17th January 2020.** This will assist you in meeting the required CPD points prior to the renewal of your practicing license.
You can share the link with other members.

Yours  Sincerely,

Faruk Umar Abubakar

General Nursing Council of Zambia Online CPD

In order to facilitate quick receipt of the renewed annual practicing license through NATSAVE (courier services) after depositing the annual practicing license fee at NATSAVE, both proof of payment and copy of the 20 CPD Points must be emailed to General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNCZ) using the following email address:

Please take note that the above given email address is strictly for submission of proof of payment (NATSAVE deposit slip) for license renewal and CPD points only and not for any other purpose or type of communication.

Other types of communication must be addressed and emailed to the following:

The Registrar & CEO
General Nursing Council of Zambia
PLOT No. 171, Luanshya Road, Villa Elizabetha
P. O. Box 33521


Furthermore, we wish to clarify that payment of GNCZ license fees through ZANACO Bill Muster is still acceptable as before, however, Courier service for renewed practicing license is only available and applicable to deposits made through NATSAVE.

Thank you

Issued by

Thom D. Yung’ana

General Nursing Council of Zambia Online License Renewal 2020

Kindly note that #GNCZ license renewal has gone #online. This is applicable to those that are using #ZANACO bill muster for now. Just register for online services using this portal and follow the attached instructions.

For instructions, check this link:…

#NATSAVE users, you will be informed very soon!!!

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General Nursing Council of Zambia 2020 License Renewal and Update Reminder

Time is running out very fast. The General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNCZ) renewal of the 2020 Nurses and Midwives Practicing Licence exercise that started on 1st August 2019 comes to an end on 31st December 2019. Therefore, congratulations to all nurses and midwives that have already renewed their 2020 practicing licences, and consequently avoided becoming victims of a last minute panic rush that causes congestion at GNCZ offices.

To those that have not yet renewed their practicing licences you are advised to do so as a matter of urgency in order to avoid paying penalty fees since there will be no amnesty.

You can pay your licence fees through NATSAVE or ZANACO Bill Muster.

Those who pay their licence fees through ZANACO Bill Muster can sign-in to the GNCZ portal ( and receive their licence Online in the comfort of their home or work place. However, this Online Service which will also soon start with NATSAVE and MTN, is only applicable to those nurses and midwives who have a clean record at GNCZ.

Those with a record of having defaulted to renew any of the past years licences are encouraged to visit the Kitwe or Lusaka GNCZ office in person.

For Step-By-Step guidance on how to access, process and receive your renewed 2020 practicing licence Online, please download and/or read the GNCZ Online Services User Manual from the link shown on our immediate past posting on this same GNCZ official facebook page.

Thank you.

Issued by;

Thom D. Yungana

Address Of NCLEX Exam Centre In South Africa

It has been confirmed that NCLEX Exams will now be written on African soil from January 2020. The Following is the address of NCLEX Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa:

6th Floor Office Tower

Sandton City Shopping Centre

Cnr Sandton Drive & Alice lane,

SANDTON Johannesburg, 2146

South Africa