NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA

The Nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria (NMCN) is the only governing body that regulates all cadres of nurses and midwives in Nigeria. 

It was originally founded in 1949 as the Nursing Council of Nigeria and it operated with the Midwives Board of Nigeria until a government decree of 1979 merged the organizations together. The Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria was established formally by decree No 89, 1979. Adetoun Olabowale Bailey was the first Registrar. It was re-established as a parastatal by the government of Nigeria by Act cap No 143 law of the federation of Nigeria 2004.
    
    The Body is headed by a Secretary General/Registrar and is assisted by professional staffs and non-professional staffs. The current registrar is Faruk Umar Abubakar. They are responsible to board added by a chairman with members drawn from several institutions and zones in the country. 

   The council is charged with regulating standards of Nursing and Midwifery education and review the standards from time to time to meet the society's changing heath needs. 

   The Nursing and midwifery council's headquarters  is located on Plot 173, Cadastral zone life camp, Gwarinpa, Abuja with its zonal offices in Sokoto, Kaduna, Bauchi, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Lagos.  
   

NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (NMCN) VISION: To be the foremost regulation council with the best Nursing and Midwifery professionals in the world. 

NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA MISSION: To promote and maintain excellence in Nursing and Midwifery education and practice in line with global best practices. 

NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (NMCN) CORE VALUES: 
* Professionalism
* Responsiveness
* Efficiency
*Transperency
* Credibility 
* Dynamism
* Accessibility 

OBJECTIVES OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (NMCN):
* Ensure high quality of Nursing and midwifery education in Nigeria. 
* Maintain high standard of professional nursing and midwifery practice. 
* Enforce discipline with the profession. 
* Committed to the promotion and maintenance of excellence in Nursing education and practice in Nigeria. 
* Make extremely energetic efforts through proper regulatory framework in promoting the quality of nursing care to individuals in promoting the quality of nursing as one of the critical measures to improve the overall service delivery in the health sector. 
* Continue interdisciplinary collaborations with relevant stakeholders in education and health sectors in order to take the profession to the highest pedestal of excellence. 

SERVICES OFFERED BY THE NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (NCMN):
* Registration.
* Renewal of license.
* Change of name.
* Reissuance of lost license.
* Fees and charges. 


 CATEGORIES OF ACCREDITED NURSING TRAINING INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA: 
   Presently there are two hundred and ninety (290) nursing training institutions in Nigeria. These institutions include:
* School of Nursing (Basic) - 99
* School of Midwifery (Basic/post basic) - 88
* School of community midwifery - 11
* School of post basic nursing specialists - 57
* Departments of Nursing sciences - 35

CATEGORIES OF NURSES REGISTERED BY THE NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL (NMCN) OF NIGERIA 

1. General Nurses
2. Midwives
3. Mental health nurses
4. Public health nurses
5. Public health nurses educator 
6. Nurse Educator. 
7. Midwife educator. 
8. Nurse administrators. 
9. Orthopedic nurses
10. Nurse Anesthetics. 
11. Pediatric nurses.
12. Ophthalmic nurses. 
13. Intensive care nurses. 
14. Accident and emergency nurses
15. Occupational nurses. 
16. Burns and plastic nurses. 
17. Cardio-thoracic nurses.
18. Perioperative nurses. 
19. Ear, Nose and Throat nurses. 


NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (NMCN) CONTACTS:
Website: www.nmcn.gov.ng
Call: +2347029234588
Mail: nmcnigeria.org@gmail.com/info@nmcngov.ng


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