Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is devoted to fostering and upholding the highest standards of nursing practice and education in Nigeria.

About the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria

The only professional council for all grades and cadres of nurses and midwives in Nigeria is the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), sometimes known as “The Council.”

The Council is the sole corporate, statutory, and legal entity entrusted by the Federal Government of Nigeria with particular duties to carry out in order to guarantee the provision of safe and efficient nursing and midwifery care for the public.

By Decree No. 89, 1979, currently known as the Nursing and Midwifery (Registration etc.) Act, the Federal Ministry of Health, established the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria as a category B parastatal. Cap. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, Chapter 143.

The Category of Nurses Registered by the Council in Nigeria

They show the type of nurses we have in Nigeria below.

General Nurses

Midwives

Mental Health Nurses

Public Health Nurses

Public Health Nurse Educator

Nurse Educators

Midwife Educators

Nurse Administrators

Orthopaedic Nurses

Nurse Anaesthetists

Perioperative Nurses

Ophthalmic Nurses

Accident and Emergency Nurses

Paediatric Nurses

Cardio-thoracic Nurses

Burns and Plastic Nurses

Occupational Health Nurses

Ear, Nose and throat Nurses

Intensive Care Nurses

How Many Nursing Schools are Approved in Nigeria?

The Council has given its approval for the accreditation status and the admission quota on a state-by-state basis for schools of nursing, midwifery, post-basic nursing, and departments of nursing.

They show the list of Nigerian nursing training programs that the Council below have approved.

SUMMARY/STATISTICS OF APPROVED SCHOOL

S/N

DESCRIPTION OF SCHOOL

No

No ON EMBARGO

1

The 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

 

How do I Verify the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria?

Requirements for Verification of Certificates of Registration

1. Application letter stating purpose and destination of verification request.

2. Completed verification form.

3. Photocopy of the current licence.

4. Photocopies of certificates of registration.

5. Photocopy of birth certificate or declaration of age.

Where is the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Located?

With regional offices in Sokoto, Kaduna, Bauchi, Enugu, PortHarcourt, and Lagos, the Council is headquartered in Abuja. 

A Secretary General/Registrar leads the Council, with support from various professionals and non-professional employees.

How do I Find my NMCN Portal Username and Password?

On the Login screen, please click the “Forgot Password” option beneath the submit button. We will take you to a website where you can reset your password using a procedure similar to the one you used to register.

Which Nursing School is the Best in Nigeria?

List of the best schools of nursing in Nigeria

1. School Of Nursing, Benin Kebbi. 

2. Mater School Of Nursing. 

3. Sokoto State College of Nursing. 

4. Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital School Of Basic Midwifery, Nkpor. 

5. The University of the Nigeria School of Nursing. 

6. Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing.

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