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Everything You Should Know About Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN)

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NMCN

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) known as "The Council" is the only professional Council for all grades and Cadres of Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria.

The Council is the only legal and administrative, corporate and statutory body charged with specific functions to perform on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure the delivery of safe and effective Nursing and Midwifery care to the public through quality education and best practices.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is a category B parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Health established by Decree No. 89, 1979 now known as Nursing and Midwifery (Registration etc) act. Cap. N143, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. The Council is a body Corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal.

The Council is mandated by Law to regulate the standards of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice in Nigeria and to review such standards from time to time to meet the changing health needs of the society.

The primary objectives of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria are to ensure high quality of Nursing and Midwifery education in Nigeria, maintain high standard of professional nursing and midwifery practice and enforce discipline within the profession.

The Council has its headquarters in Abuja with Zonal Offices in Sokoto, Kaduna, Bauchi, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Lagos.

The Council is headed by a Secretary General/Registrar and is assisted by other professionals and non-professional staff. They are responsible to a Board headed by a Chairman with members drawn from various institutions and zones in the country.

What is the official website of the Council?

The Official website of the council is www.nmcn.gov.ng

Where is the Head office of NMCN?

Plot 713, Cadastral Zone Life Camp, Gwarinpa, Abuja

What are the category of Nurses registered by the Council in Nigeria?

  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

How many Nursing Schools are approved in Nigeria?

The Council has approved Schools of Nursing, Midwifery, Post Basic Nursing, and Departments of Nursing with the Accreditation Status and Admission Quota On State Basis.

Find below the list of Nursing Training Institutions in Nigeria approved by the Council.

SUMMARY/STATISTICS OF APPROVED SCHOOL

S/N

DESCRIPTION OF SCHOOL

No

No ON EMBARGO

 1  School of Nursing

86

12

 2  School of Basic Midwifery

33

5

 3  School of Post Basic Midwifery

45

10

 4  School of Post Basic Nursing

45

9

 5  Department of Nursing

22

1

 6  Community Midwifery Programme

5

-

GRAND TOTAL   

236

37

See comprehensive list of approved schools of Nursing in Nigeria

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