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New Certification Guidelines: Council, Nurses Begin Battle

by Silverbird News24

Some Nurses in the country have sued the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, and the Minister of Health among others over the new certificate verification guidelines.

The COUNCIL had on February SEVEN, TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY FOUR, issued a circular revising the guidelines for requesting verification of certificates for nurses and midwives.
The council stated, among others, that applicants seeking verification of certificates from foreign nursing boards and councils must possess two years of post-qualification experience from the date of issuance of the permanent practising licence.

But nurses and midwives, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, expressed concern that the NMCN’s revised guidelines for certificate verification were targeted at preventing them from going abroad in search of greener pastures.

They are particularly uncomfortable with the provision in the guidelines that a nurse seeking NMCN certification must have a minimum of two years post-qualification experience.

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