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Nigerian nursing council demands 2yrs experience for overseas practice - THE GUARDIAN

FEBRUARY 09, 2024

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has announced revised guidelines and requirements for individuals applying for certificate verification with foreign nursing boards/ councils.

Applicants are now required to have at least two years of post-qualification experience from the date of issuance of their permanent practising licence.

The revised guidelines for verification of certificates was signed by the Registrar/Secretary General of NMCN, Dr. Faruk Abubakar, and posted on the council’s X page on Wednesday.

“Applicants are to visit https://licence.nmcn.gov.ng/ login to initiate verification application by clicking on the application link.

“A non-refundable fee per application shall be paid for verification to Foreign Boards of Nursing as specified on the portal. This shall cover the cost of courier services to the applicant’s institution(s) of training, place of work and Foreign Board.

“Eligible applicants must have a minimum of two years post-qualification experience from the date of issuance of permanent practising licence. Any application with provisional licence shall be rejected outrightly.

“The council shall request a letter of good standing from the Chief Executive Officer of applicant’s place(s) of work and the last nursing training institution attended and responses on these shall be addressed directly to the Registrar/CEO, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Please note that council shall not accept such letter(s) through the applicant.”


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