NMCN Student Portal – www.portal.nmcn.gov.ng/ 2021/2022.
NMCN Portal – www.portal.nmcn.gov.ng: The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) Student Portal is now available online. Check NMCN Student Portal below.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is a category B parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Health established by Decree No. 89, 1979. The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, is the sole governing body that regulates all cadres of nurses and midwives in Nigeria. It was established by government decree in 1979, and re-established as a parastatal by the government of Nigeria by Act Cap. No143 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. See NMCN Portal below.
Importance of NMCN
The following are the major importance of the NMCN:
- It is to ensure the delivery of safe and effective nursing and Midwifery care to the public through quality education and best practices.
- Also, the Council is mandated by law to regulate the standards of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice in Nigeria.
- Additionally, it is to review such standards from time to time to meet the changing health needs of society.
- Furthermore, it is to ensure high quality of Nursing and Midwifery education in Nigeria.
- Plus, it maintains a high standard of professional nursing and midwifery practice.
- Again, it enforces discipline within the profession.
NMCN Head Office
The Council has its headquarters in Abuja. However, it has Zonal Offices in Sokoto, Kaduna, Bauchi, Enugu, PortHarcourt, and Lagos. Also, NMCN is headed by a Secretary-General/Registrar. And it is assisted by other professionals and non-professional staff.
These people are responding to a Board headed by a Chairman with members drawn from various institutions and zones in the country.
Aims and Objectives of the NMCN
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is fully committed to the promotion and maintenance of excellence in Nursing education and practice in Nigeria.
Also, NMCN is making extremely energetic efforts through a proper regulatory framework. And this is in promoting the quality of nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and the general public.
The above is one of the critical measures to improve the overall service delivery in the health care sector in Nigeria.
The Vision of NMCN
NMCN has the vision to be the foremost regulatory Council with the best Nursing and Midwifery Professionals in the world.
The Mission of NMCN
NMCN has the mission to promote and maintain excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice in Nigeria in line with global best practices.
Core Values of NMCN
Below are some of the core values of NMCN:
Registration Unit of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN)
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.
Also, the Unit also handles the registration of Foreign-Trained Nurses. And these Nurses have met the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s requirements for registration.
Furthermore, the Unit also processes and dispatches notifications of registration to schools/individuals.
Also, it maintains current volumes of registers for the various categories of Nurses. And it also keeps statistical records of those registered. The Unit presently maintains nineteen registers for the under-listed categories of nurses.
NMCN Basic Registration
Basic Registration is concerned with the registration of Nurses/Midwives. However, they must have completed their General Nursing or Basic Midwifery Education.
Additionally, they must have been successful in the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Final Professional Qualifying Examination and Foreign Trained Nurses who have met the Council’s requirement for registration.
Forms of Basic Registration in NMCN
- General Nursing
- Basic Midwifery
Procedure for NMCN Basic Registration
- 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).
- Also, 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).
- However, please note that a change of name for females is ONLY allowed for marital reasons (surname only). The Council does not allow change of name for males.
- Furthermore, completed application forms are to be signed and stamped by the Head of Department/Coordinator/Principal of the Training Institution.
- Six (6) recent, clear identical colored passport photographs, full face on white background, no eyeglasses.
- Also, you are to pay a non – refundable application/registration fee of N34, 375.00 into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA in any bank.
- Penalty for late registration is payable 90 days after the release of the result. – N62, 000.00– Per school – N13, 000.00 – Per individual
- Additionally, 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).
- 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.
- Also, designated staff should be authorized with a letter addressed to the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria duly signed and stamped by the Head of Department/Coordinator/Principal.
NMCN Post Basic Registration
This is for qualified applicants who have completed their Basic Nursing/Midwifery training. And it is for those who 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:
- Letter of identification from the school of training addressed to the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
- Original copy of the certificate/statement of result for sighting.
- Photocopy of the certificate of recent qualification(s).
- Also, photocopy of the certificate of previous qualification(s)/registration with the Council.
- Current license.
- Additionally, 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).
- Also, 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.
- Furthermore, you are to pay a non – refundable application/registration fee of N48, 875.00for Midwives/ Psychiatric Nurses and N44, 500 for other Post Basic Nurses into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA in any bank.
- However, the penalty for late registration is payable after 90 days of the release of the result: – N62, 000.00– Per school – N13, 000.00 – Per individual
- Also, the Council does NOT accept cash payments from individuals/schools.
- The applicant is required to collect a notification of registration at the completion of the registration process (individual application).
- 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.
NMCN Portal and Other Important Information
- To get more information about NMCN Portal, log on to: https://portal.nmcn.gov.ng/
- All correspondence to the Registration Unit should be addressed and forwarded to the Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria signed by the Head of Department/Coordinator/Principal.
- Also, application forms from schools (application pack) should be completed by the individual applicant, duly signed, and stamped by the Head of Department/Coordinator/Principal.
- Additionally, a change of name is ONLY allowed for females for marital reasons (surname only).
- All information provided on the application form for registration must be consistent with that provided at the time of indexing.
- Also, 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.
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