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* News / KwaZulu-Natal Nurses Told There Are No Posts by katty: January 14, 2019, 12:03:54 PM
South Africa: Recruited nurses in KwaZulu-Natal are frustrated after being told by the KZN College of Nursing that it was unlikely they would be permanently employed after their year of community service.

The KZN Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) felt the provincial Department of Health should inform these nurses of its plans for them or face legal action if they do not respond by today.

A 28-year-old nurse from northern KZN, who did not want to be named, felt the department was playing with their emotions as they should have been told at the start of January where they would be placed after completing their community service.

“When we called the college we were told to start looking for jobs in the private sector and, on top of that, there are rumours that we will be released from our contracts,” she said.

She said they are sitting at home with no word from the department, which has left her feeling depressed.

“I feel sorry for the group of nurses that is starting training this month. I’m afraid the same might happen to them,” she said.

A 24-year-old nurse from Durban said some nurses are the breadwinners and she felt shattered by the department’s actions.

“We have commitments,” she said. “They should have told us a long time ago that there were no posts. I also feel angry because they are only talking to us now that we have gone to the media.

“The person we spoke to changed his story and said he did not tell us there were no posts, but that he was busy with placements.”

Denosa provincial secretary Mandla Shabangu said that if the department chose not to employ the nurses, the nurses would be released from their obligation to repay the department for funding their studies and it would forfeit the service of hundreds of nurses.

Shabangu said Denosa was told by the department that it was working on the issue. He said he was hopeful he would receive something by today.

Health spokesperson Ncumisa Mafunda said the department has not employed any of the community service nurses “as it is in the process of identifying vacant and funded posts”.

She said there were still nurses who needed to be regraded after completing a bridging course from staff nurse to professional nurse.

“For this group, too, there is a process under way to find posts. The department is working to identify solutions for both these groups,” she said.

Meanwhile, 300 nurses received their induction and orientation in Pietermaritzburg yesterday, after struggling for years to find permanent employment. They officially reported for duty on Monday.

Source: Daily News
* Articles / Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana Needs System Review By Douglas Ofori by katty: January 13, 2019, 07:06:37 PM
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana is the regulatory body that monitors and regulates the activities of nurses and midwives in Ghana.
The Council is also responsible for the examination of student nurses and midwives that leads to the award of their professional license.

For over 42 years now, the council has successfully organized licensing examination for nurses and midwives in the country and remains one of the most credible and focused regulatory bodies in the country. Its fairness and firmness cannot be over emphasized.

Just recently, the council rolled out its online examination, beginning with the Registered Mental Nursing programs in the 2018 basic program licensing exams. It is expected that other programs would also have their turn during this year’s licensing examination sitting.

The initiative has been lauded by all and is regarded as an innovative approach to reducing the time involved in manual marking and tallying.

However, one critical area the council has not paid much attention to over the years, is the making available the results of licensing examinations online for candidates to check and possibly proceed to do their registration online as well.

After every release of examination results by the N&MC, candidates are expected to move from wherever they are, to their various institutions of training before they can have access to their results; this undoubtedly involves some risk taking, monetary issues and a total time and energy wastage.

Ghana is currently among the countries within the sub-Saharan Africa which is growing quickly in terms of technology. I therefore do not think that this would be a difficult thing to do at all.

On Friday, 11th January 2019, for instance, two young qualified midwives (names withheld) met their untimely death after going for their results at their training institution (name of college withheld).

I strongly believe that, this situation could have been different if they had had the opportunity to check their results online without moving an inch from their homes or communities.

N&MC should therefore look into this issue more critically and give it the necessary consideration as it would even make their work of dealing with so many paper documents easier.

Also, the council should consider the organization of induction ceremonies universal. That is, individuals must be able to involve in the induction ceremony at the region in which the nurse or midwife would find him or herself during the process. It should not be necessarily in the region where the person trained. This would totally reduce the risk involve in long distance travelling.

I have no doubt that when these above suggestions are given the necessary consideration by the N&MC, it would go a long way to strengthen their work, add more credibility to the council and help maintain its integrity.

Finally, I would call on government and all stakeholders within the nursing and midwifery domain to help equip the N&MC of Ghana with the necessary logistics to be able to migrate to an online generation of examination results.
May the souls of the departed ones rest in peace.

By: Douglas Ofori

* News / Kenya: Tharaka Nithi nurses threaten to go on strike over unpaid allowances by katty: January 13, 2019, 06:53:58 PM
Nurses in Tharaka Nithi county have threatened to go on strike if they are not paid leave and uniform allowances within 21 days.

Kenya National Union of Nurses branch chairman Fabian Marigu said the government had taken too long to pay their 2017 nursing service and 2018 uniform allowance and salary arrears.

He said nurses were also yet to be promoted.

The union also wants Governor Muthomi Njuki's administration to pay nurses hired on contract.

In early December 2018, the Tharaka Nithi county government moved in to avert a looming strike by holding a meeting with union officials.

After the meeting, nurses dropped their bid to join their colleagues in a nationwide strike in order to give their employer more time to implement the 2017 return-to-work formula.

But the nurses say no changes have been made yet.

Source : Kenya Star Newspaper
* Nursing Jobs / Germany is Hiring 400 Filipino Nurses; POEA Opens Applications Details Here by katty: January 13, 2019, 06:50:27 PM
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has announced that they are accepting applications for nurses to work in Germany.

Under the Triple Win Project of Germany, the POEA are looking for some 400 nurses to work in the said country.

The agency said that the deadline of application at the POEA central and regional offices would be on February 28, 2019.

“Qualified applicants must be Filipino citizen, male or female, and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing, active Philippine Nursing License and at least two years related professional experience (bedside) in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and/or care institutions,” the POEA said in a statement.

Applicants, according to the agency, must be proficient in the German language or are willing to undergo a German language training in the Philippines, to be paid for by the employer, to attain Level B1 and must be able to attend the language class in April and May 2019 or with Bl or B2 Language Proficiency Level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The POEA said that successful applicants would have a starting salary of €1,900 (gross) or around P113,696 that would increase to €2,300 (P137,632) after recognition as a qualified nurse.

The expenses of the processing of visa and airfare from the Philippines to Germany will be carried by the employer, the agency said.

The employer will also assist the employee find a suitable accommodation.

However, the selected nurse will bear the expenses in full or in part of the board and lodging.

Qualified applicants, the POEA said, should register online at and personally submit the required documents (fastened in a folder) under the heading “German Federal Employment Agency RSF No. 180028.”

Documents should be submitted at the Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Bldg. (formerly POEA Bldg.), Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City:

Applicants are advised to bring their cover letter and curriculum vitae with colored passport size picture, a notarized copy of their high school diploma and nursing diploma, board certificate and a copy of license from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

The applicants should also submit notarized copies of their certificate of employment in a related field, either previously or currently.

If available, interested candidates are also advised to submit proof of attendance and/or level certificate for German language, a copy of their valid passport and their certificate of POEA online Pre-employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) which applicants can take by logging on

“Applicants are required to present their original documents for authentication of written information before forwarding the resume to the employer,” the POEA said.

Interview by employers is scheduled at the end of March this year. /cbb
* Postgraduates / ICN Global Nursing Leadership Institute 2019 leadership Programme Applications by katty: January 13, 2019, 06:45:43 PM
Applications are now open for the ICN’s Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI TM) 2019 leadership programme.
The programme aims to prepare top nurses from around the world to drive policy that improves the health of people, health care and the nursing profession.
30 top nurses and midwives will be selected for this year’s programme and it is open to nurses and midwives who work in:
*Government and civil service (government chief nurse);
*National nursing regulatory bodies (registrar);
*International, national or large regional health organizations, including health service providers and nongovernmental organizations (chief executive, director of nursing, senior head of departments and programmes);
*Senior nurse practitioners (leading advanced practice development);
*Professional nursing associations (president, vice-president, chief executive);
*Trade unions with significant nursing membership (president, vice-president, chief executive, head of nursing department);
*Education, research and development (dean, senior professor, director of research department or large programme).
For more information and details on how to apply, check
* News / Federal Medical Center Asaba Vacancies for Nurse Interns by katty: January 12, 2019, 08:52:13 AM
Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for the positions listed below at Federal Medical Centre Asaba
1. Medical House Officer
2. Intern Medical Laboratory Scientist
3. Intern Pharmacist
4. Intern Medical Image Scientist
5. Intern Medical Physiotherapist
6. Intern Nurse
• Candidates are to possess a Bachelor degree in the position applying for from a recognired University and with an evidence of induction by the relevant Institute.
The salary for position 1 above is CONMESS 1 step 1 and Position 2 to 6 is CONHESS 8 step 1
Nature of Duty
The position of interns is a training position and is for a period of twelve (12) calender months only. Successful Medical House Officers will be rotated through the main Medical Surgery specialties in the hospital
Method of Application
Interested candidates are to obtain the application forms at the Administration Department
Closing Date of Advertisement
Applications are to be submitted latest 8th February 2019
NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.
Echeng B.E
* News / Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kebbi 2019 Internship Application for Nurses by katty: January 11, 2019, 06:40:13 PM
Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the following positions in Federal Medical Centre Birnin KEBBI.

-Nurse Interns

Location: kebbi

Method of Application:


1. CV

2. Application letter

3. License(s)

4. FSLC certificate

5. WAEC certificate

6. Degree Certificate

7. Birth Certificate

8. LGA Identification

9. 3 Recommendation letters

10. Any other relevant documents.

NOTE: please indicate your phone number in your application.



P. M. B. 1126,

* News / 73 Stranded Indian Nurses in Kuwait to Start Work Next Week by katty: January 10, 2019, 01:24:22 PM
 A group of 73 stranded Indian nurses will start work at public hospitals and clinics in Kuwait next week.

The nurses were left unemployed for the past years under contracts signed with the Ministry of Health.

The Indian Embassy in Kuwait exerted all efforts to reach the agreement with the Ministry of Health.

The nurses have been attending training programmes and workshops for almost a month before taking their new jobs next week, Kuwait Times reported.

Out of a total of 80 nurses who were stranded in Kuwait, 73 were officially employed by the ministry of health, while the remaining seven either went back to India for good or transferred to dependent visas.

The nurses applied and got the job in India, and came to Kuwait through legal channels from Bangalore, Cochin, Delhi and Mumbai.

Once in Kuwait, the ministry questioned their documents. The group of nurses, all with nursing qualifications from India and recruited by health ministry officials, are living in government housing, but were unable to work pending verification of their certifications.

They were hired directly by health ministry representatives after they held interviews from February to April 2015.

In 2015, the ministry of health conducted interviews and exams in India and around 1,500 nurses were hired and issued temporary visas that allowed them to enter Kuwait. The 80 nurses were part of that batch.

Gulf Digital News
* Nursing Jobs / Wellspring University Edo State Vacancies for Nurses and Matron by katty: January 10, 2019, 01:15:34 PM
Wellspring University was founded by Management Science Centre, a Professional Training and Educational Consulting Firm established in 1983. The centre, which has a long-standing history of excellent performance in this subsector, commenced business as a tutorial centre for degree students of the then Correspondence and Open Studies Institute of the University of Lagos.


Location: Benin, Edo


A nursing sister, registered with Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria, with at least a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution and at least five years cognate experience.

Position 2: Matron


A senior nursing sister, registered with Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria, with at least a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution and not less than ten years cognate experience.

Method of Application

Applicants should send their comprehensive CV to: Candidates should use the position they are applying for as subject of the email.
* Nursing Jobs / Nursing and Midwifery College in Kano Vacancies for Provost & Nurse Educators by katty: January 10, 2019, 01:12:25 PM
A new Nursing and Midwifery college in the outskirts of kano city, wants suitably qualified outstanding, dynamic, team leaders, and results oriented individuals to fill the following positions
Duties of the Provost
Broadly, the Provost is the Chief Executive and Academic Head of the College and is charged with the responsibility of the day-to-day administration of the College.
✓ to provide a strong Managerial and Professional leadership to the College towards executing broad policies laid down by the Governing Council and the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria to achieve objectives for which the College was established.
✓ be self-motivated, of sound character and high degree of integrity and must have initiative and drive, good interpersonal relations and must be well versed in Human and Financial Resource Management.
Candidate must possess valid certificate as Nurse Educator or Midwife Educator from Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria and be registered nurse/midwifery educator and MUST have:
✓ At least 20 years post qualification experience, or
✓ BSc Nursing or Midwifery Degree with 3 years cognate teaching experience in school of nursing or midwifery or 5 years teaching experience if entry qualification is basic nursing or midwifery. The possession of a higher qualification such as Masters or PhD Degree will confer an added advantage
✓ Current practicing license as a Nurse Educator or Midwife educator
✓ A teaching qualification registrable with Nursing & Midwifery Council ofN igeria
Other Requirements include;
✓ Computer proficiency is an added advantage
Terms of Appointment
✓ The appointment is for tenure of four (4) years in the first instance, but the candidate may be eligible for a re-appointment based on satisfactory performance
✓ The salary/remunerations arc negotiable.
Positions 2: Nurse/Midwife Educator
Location: Kano
Duties of the Educators
 Applicants must be a Registered Nurse or Midwife Educator, with Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from a recognized University plus registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), Master's degree in Maternal & Child Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Community or Public Health nursing as well a Computer literacy is added advantage.
> He/she must have participated in the NYSC program or be exempted from it.
➢ Possession of a current professional practicing license is mandatory.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application clearly stating why they are interested in the position with a cv summarized to 3 pages and scanned copies to certificates and send to
Note that a thorough due diligence search will be conducted on prospective candidates so candidates are requested to submit names of professional referees
Closes two weeks from date of publication
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