Home Health Nursing Council of Nigeria Revise Guidelines, Verification to Take Six Months

Nursing Council of Nigeria Revise Guidelines, Verification to Take Six Months


The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has released an updated guidelines and prerequisites for individuals wanting to obtain certificate verification from foreign Nursing Boards/Councils. The announcement was made by the Registrar, Dr. Faruk Umar Abubakar, on Wednesday, 7th February 2024.

The council has provided the following guidelines:

Applicants are to visit https://licence.nmcn.gov.ng/ and log in to initiate a verification application by clicking on the verification 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 (2) years post-qualification experience from the date of issuance of the permanent practicing licence. Any application with a provisional licence shall be rejected outrightly.

The Council shall request a letter of Good Standing from the Chief Executive Officer of the 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. It said the Council shall not accept such letter(s) through the applicant.

Applicant must have an active practicing licence with a minimum of six months to the expiration date.

Applicant must upload Certificate(s) of Registration only. Notification of Registration is not acceptable.

Applicants will receive prompt notifications via email and dashboard regarding the status of their verification application. The processing of verification applications typically takes a minimum of six (6) months. Incomplete documentation will not be processed, so applicants should ensure all requirements are met before initiating the verification process.

According to the announcement, the NMCN guidelines would take effect from the 1st of March 2024. It was also stated that all pending applications before this updated guideline would be processed accordingly.

Heads of nursing institutions were mandated to disseminate the information to nurses under their purview


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