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NMCN Registration and Licensing Guidelines for Nurses & Midwives

NMCN Registration and Licensing Guidelines for Nurses & Midwives

Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN) Online Registration and Licensing Guidelines and Requirements for Newly Qualified Nurses and Midwives Both Local and Overseas 2019.

This is to inform all successful qualified nurses and midwives that the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN) has released the online registration and licensing guidelines and procedures for for a successful registration.

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NMCN Registration and Licensing Guidelines for Nurses & Midwives 


Successful Candidates are hereby directed to Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Portal (portal.nmcn.gov.ng) to apply online for Registration and Licensing.

The Registration Unit of the Council is charged with the responsibility of entering into the registers, names of qualified General Nurses, Midwives and seventeen (17) Post Basic Nursing Programmes. The Unit also handles the registration of Foreign Trained Nurses who have met the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s requirements for registration.

The Unit also processes and dispatches notifications of registration to schools/individuals, maintains current volumes of registers for the various categories of Nurses and also keeps statistical records of those registered. The Unit presently maintains nineteen registers for the under listed categories of nurses.
  1. General Nurses
  2. Midwives
  3. Mental Health Nurses
  4. Public Health Nurses
  5. Public Health Nurse Educator
  6. Nurse Educators
  7. Midwife Educators
  8. Nurse Administrators
  9. Orthopaedic Nurses
  10. Nurse Anaesthetists
  11. Perioperative Nurses
  12. Ophthalmic Nurses
  13. Accident and Emergency Nurses
  14. Paediatric Nurses
  15. Cardio-thoracic Nurses
  16. Burns and Plastic Nurses
  17. Occupational Health Nurses
  18. Ear, Nose and throat Nurses
  19. Intensive Care Nurses

Basic Registration

Basic Registration is concerned with the registration of Nurses/Midwives who have completed their General Nursing or Basic Midwifery Education and were successful in the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Final Professional Qualifying Examination and Foreign Trained Nurses who have met the Councils requirement for registration.

Forms of Basic Registration

  1. General Nursing
  2. Basic 

Procedure for Basic Registration.

  1. Application forms for registration are forwarded to the Nursing Training Institutions with the result file (release of result for the Council’s Final Qualifying Examination for General Nurses and Basic Midwives).
  2. Application forms are to be completed by the applicant providing all the required details (information MUST be consistent with that provided at the time of indexing).
  3. Please note that change of name for females is ONLY allowed for marital reasons (surname only). The Council does not allow change of name for males.
  4. Completed application forms are to be signed and stamped by the Head of Department/Coordinator/Principal of the training Institution.
  5. Six (6) recent, clear identical coloured passport photographs, full face on white background, no eye glasses.
  6. Pay a non – refundable application/registration fee of N34, 375.00 into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA in any bank.
  7. Penalty for late registration is payable 90 days after the release of result.
        - N62, 000.00 - Per school
        - N13, 000.00 - Per individual
  8. All fees are payable into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s account through Remita (the Registration Unit of the Council does NOT accept cash payment from individuals/schools).
  9. Head of Department/Coordinator/Principal should forward the application pack with the duplicate teller and computer printout as proof of payment with a covering letter containing the list of applicants addressed to the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  10. Designated staff should be authorized with a letter addressed to the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria duely signed and stamped by the Head of Department/Coordinator/Principal.

Post Basic Registration

Qualified applicants who have completed their Basic Nursing/Midwifery training and have successfully gone through an approved Post Basic Nursing specialty.

Procedure for Post Basic registration

The applicant submits a completed application form with the following documents:
  1. Letter of identification from the school of training addressed to the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  2. Original copy of the certificate/statement of result for sighting.
  3. Photocopy of the certificate of recent qualification(s).
  4. Photocopy of certificate of previous qualification(s)/registration with the Council.
  5. Current licence.
  6. Original transcripts for Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and MSc in Nursing Education are needed for those with Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc).
  7. Post Basic application packs are addressed and forwarded to the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria by the school with the duplicate teller and computer printout as proof of payment and must be accompanied by a covering letter containing the list of applicants.
  8. Pay a non – refundable application/registration fee of N48, 875.00 for Midwives/ Psychiatric Nurses and N44, 500 for other Post Basic Nurses into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA in any bank.
  9. Penalty for late registration is payable after 90 days of the release of result:
        - N62, 000.00 - Per school
        - N13, 000.00 - Per individual
  10. The Council does NOT accept cash payment from individuals/schools.
  11. Applicant is required to collect a notification of registration at the completion of the registration process (individual application).
  12. Designated staff should be authorized with a letter addressed to the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria signed and stamped by the Head of Department/Coordinator/Principal.

Important Information

  1. All correspondence to the Registration Unit should be addressed and forwarded to the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria signed by Head of Department/Coordinator/Principal.
  2. Application forms from schools (application pack) should be completed by the individual applicant, duely signed and stamped by Head of Department/Coordinator/Principal.
  3. Change of name is ONLY allowed for females on marital reasons (surname only).
  4. All information provided on the application form for registration must be consistent with that provided at the time of indexing.
  5. All Nurses applying after five (5) years of obtaining qualification must undergo a minimum of four (4) weeks refresher course in an accredited Institution and present the original certificate to the Council for registration.



REQUIREMENT FOR REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN TRAINED NURSES WHO REGISTERED IN THEIR COUNTRIES OF TRAINING

It is mandatory that graduates of foreign nursing schools 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. The registration and licencing process can be facilitated by taking the following steps:
  1. Pay a non – refundable application/examination fee of N45, 500 into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA in any bank.
  2. Complete registration/licencing application forms with five (5) coloured passport photographs on a white background.
  3. Complete verification of registration/licensure form and send to Foreign Nursing Registration Board/Authority who will in turn send it directly to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Please collect the form from the Registration Unit of the Council. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that verification forms are completed and returned in good time to the Council.
  4. Also request your Foreign Nursing Registration Board/Authority to send a letter of good standing directly to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  5. Request foreign institution(s) to send official Academic Transcripts of all nursing courses directly to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. It is the applicant responsibility to arrange and pay all necessary transcript fees as may be required by the Foreign University/College.
  6. Request the Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria to authenticate the Institution(s) which you attended and certificate(s).
  7. The programme must not be an online programme.
  8. Sit a pre-registration Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s Examination. Date and time of the examination will be communicated to applicant in due course. Only successful applicants will proceed to the next steps.
  9. Undergo a minimum of three (3) months orientation programme in an approved Institution.
  10. Payment of current registration/licencing fees if end of orientation report is satisfactory.
  11. Registration and issuance of notification of registration/licence.
  12. Every applicant must possess a minimum of five (5) credits in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in not more than two (2) sittings in WACE/SSCE, GCE or NECO.

REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN TRAINED NURSES FROM SUDAN, REPUBLIC OF NIGER, REPUBLIC OF BENIN AND OTHER FRANCOPHONE COUNTRIES

It is mandatory that graduates of Foreign Nursing schools register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and obtain licence to practice prior to their professional practice in Nigeria. The registration and licencing process can be facilitated by taking the following steps:
  1. Payment of non – refundable application fee of N45, 500 into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria account through REMITA in any bank (please obtain bank teller and electronic payment receipt).
  2. Request the Federal Ministry of Education and National Universities Commission to authenticate the institution(s) attended and certificate(s).
  3. Request the foreign institution(s) attended to send academic transcripts of all Nursing courses directly to the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange and pay all necessary transcript fees as may be required by the Foreign Institution.
  4. Applicant must possess a minimum of five (5) credits in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in not more than two (2) sittings in WACE/SSCE or GCE or NECO.
  5. Applicants who are citizens of Republic of Benin, Niger and other francophone countries should provide clearance from Immigration, Nigerian Police and Directorate of State Security Services.
  6. Applicants are to present evidence of residence permit for the period of study in the country of training.
  7. Letter of identification from the school indicating the duration of training
  8. Evidence of stamped international passport for exit and entry into the country for the duration of training
  9. The programme must not be an online or part time programme
  10. Applicants who are citizens of francophone countries must present evidence of English language proficiency.
  11. Applicants must obtain Indexing Number from the Council before the commencement of the programme.
  12. Applicants must undergo 18 months training in an approved School of Nursing in Nigeria, and must sit for the Council’s Professional Examinations.
  13. Payment of current registration and licencing fees if applicant is successful in the Council’s Professional Examination.

RE - ISSUANCE OF LOST NOTIFICATION OF REGISTRATION

  1. Hand Written Application.
  2. Letter of Identification from Training School in the School's Letter Headed Paper, stamped and signed by the Principal.
  3. Letter of Identification from the Nursing Officer in Charge of the Hospital/Health Centre/Clinic where applicant is presently employed (for Nurses trained outside Nigeria).
  4. Original Sworn Court Affidavit.
  5. Original Police Report.
  6. Photocopy of the Lost Notification letter.
  7. Original teller of non refundable payment of Eight Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Naira (N8,750) only into Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  8. Two recent identical coloured Passport sized Photographs.
Note: There is no guarantee that document will be re-issued on supply of above listed items. The Council shall assess the situation and use her discretion to re-issue notification where need be.

LICENSING/UPDATING AND VERIFICATION DIVISION


The Updating/Licensing Unit of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is responsible for the updating and issuance of practicing licences to all categories of registered nurses within and outside the Country. It is also the Unit responsibility to treat all correspondences and keeping statistics of all processed and dispatched licences.
The Unit has been in existence since 1987 and its activities supported and enforced by section 5 of the amended decree 54 of 1988 which stipulates that “no nurse shall be allowed to practice or continue to practice in any year expect such a nurse has paid the Annual Licencing fee as prescribed by the Council”.

Functions

The Updating/Licensing/Verification Division of the Council is charged with the following responsibilities:
  • Updating and issuance of practicing licenses to all cadres of Registered Nurses in Nigeria.
  • Verification/Authentication of certificates to various boards/organizations within and outside the Country.
  • Change of name for married females in Council’s records.
  • Treating all correspondences and keeping statistics of all processed and dispatched licenses.
  • Liaising with Foreign Nursing Boards through correspondence on issues relating to verification of registration with the Council. 

Requirements for Issuance of License

The requirements for Issuance of Licence are as follows:
First Licencing after Graduation
  • Identification letter from the school of training.
  • Completed Licencing form.
  • Photocopies of certificates of previous registrations as applicable.
  • Two (2) recent identical coloured passport photographs with white backgound.
  • Original evidence of Payment of N10,500 on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria platform through REMITA (TSA).

RENEWAL OF LICENCE

The renewal of license by the Council is supported and enforced by section 5 of the Amended Decree 54 of 1988 which categorically stipulates that “No Nurse shall be allowed to practice or continue to practice in any year except such a Nurse has paid Licensing fees as prescribed by the Council”.
Practicing licenses are renewable every three (3) years, the current renewal fee is Ten thousand five hundred naira(N10, 500) only for three years, penalty of five thousand two hundred and fifty naira(N5, 250) for each year of default. These fees are subject to review periodically.

Requirements for Renewal of Licence

  • Completed Licensing form.
  • Two (2) recent identical coloured passport photographs with white background.
  • Expired licence.
  • Photocopies of certificates of registration.
  • Photocopy of certificate of attendance for Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP).
  • Original evidence of Payment of N10,500 for renewal and penalty of N5,250 for each year of default on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s platform through REMITA (TSA).

You can now apply for license renewal through our website. To apply for licence renewal click here >>
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