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* Travel Nursing / Re: US Nurse Registration Step-by-Step Guide for Foreign Educated Nurses by Snow: October 06, 2018, 06:51:26 AM
hi walex, have you taken the Nclex? if yes, how did you go about visa?
* News / Ghana: Ghc33m Released to Clear Trainee Nurses’ Allowance – Hadzide by katty: October 05, 2018, 07:33:46 PM
The government has indicated that it is in the process of paying all allowances in arrears owed trainee nurses.

This comes after some trainee nurses threatened to boycott class over the delay in the payment of their allowances with some spanning over a period of six (6) months.

A deputy Information Minister, Pius Hadzide in an interview on Eyewitness News said the government has from today [Friday], commenced payment of 3 months’ arrears to trainees who have completed their studies, while those still in school will be paid one month’s allowance.
“As of the evening of Thursday, an amount of GH¢33.5 million has been paid, and from Friday, students can begin to access these monies. We are paying the arrears of all student nurses who have just completed their courses. This release will cover all these arrears for the nurses who have completed school. Theirs will be paid in full for the 3 months, and for our nurses who are in school, one month’s payment,” he said.

The Deputy Information Minister explained that the delay in the payment of the arrears had come about due to a change in the distribution formula for the arrears.

He noted that previously the allowances were paid quarterly,  but the government has decided to pay it monthly going forward.

“It is true that there have been some delays largely because of how the payments were arranged. These were paid in arrears quarterly. The decision has been made that going forward, it will no longer be treated as a statutory payment but it will be treated as payments on salaries and emoluments that come monthly, so going forward, the delays will be avoided,” he assured.

Pius Hadzide further assured trainee nurses that the government will pay the outstanding 2 months’ arrears as soon the Finance Ministry makes funds available.

“We are to pay a total of GH¢50 million, but we have received is GH¢ 33 million as at now, so immediately the money comes, the other two months for those who are still in school will be paid,” he noted.

We’ve not been paid allowance

The President of the Coalition of Allied Health Professionals, Bright Bell in a Citi News interview on Thursday said some trainee nurses have not been paid their allowances for the past six months.

The Akufo-Addo government in a run-up to the 2016 Presidential elections promised to restore the teacher and nurses trainee allowances scrapped by the previous government; a promise that was fulfilled in September 2017.

A few months after the initial payment, subsequent allowances have not been forthcoming.

By: Jonas Nyabor/
* News / The Nigeria Air Force DSSC Enlistment Vacancies for Registered Nurses by katty: October 05, 2018, 06:11:49 PM
1. The NAF is enlisting graduates and post-graduates for training as Direct short Services Cadets
2. All applicants must be Nigerians, not less than 1.66m tall for male and not less than 1.63m tall for female. Applicants should be between 22 and 30 years by 30th September 2019(22-25 for Consultants).
3. interested applicants must possess Bachelor's Degree with second class Upper division or HND with Upper credit in the following fields:
Engineering: Software, Network, Computer, Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical, Chemical, Satellite Communication, Satellite Control, Satellite Ground Station, Telecommunications, Aerospace & Aeronautical, Database/Network Administration, Web Developing, Network & Cyber Security, IT Robotics, GlS/Remote Sensing, Satellite Image Analyst, Data Telecommunication, Intelligence and Security Studies, Geography, Cartography, Astronomy, Cosmology, MET, ATCO and Fire, Chemistry, Statistics/Record Analyst, Biochemistry. Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Nutrition, Lab Tech,
Medical Consultants: General Surgeons, Physicians, Pediatricians, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Anaesthetists, Nursing, Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering, Dental Technican, Therapists, Dietetics, Medical Laboratory, Medical Records, Optometry, Preventive Health, Clinical Psychology, Radiography, Physical & Health, Health Education & Human Kinetics, Vet Medicine, Accounting, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Television and Film Production, History, Economics, Marketing, Purchasing and Supply, Business Management, Music/Instrument Technology.Arts, Sports, Theology, Arabic & Islamic Studies,
Law: Criminal, Constitutional, Procurement, Land and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR),
Languages: French, German, Russian, Mandarin and Arabic.
5. Interested applicants are to apply free of charge online at
6. Applicants are to print out the under listed documents after completion of application online:
a. Local Government lndigeneship Form.
b. Attestation Form.
c. Acknowledgment Form.
d. Serving Military personnel are to note that documents listed in a - c above are not applicable to them, however the special attestation form is to be filled br their current Unit Commander.
7. Online Registration Starts on I9 October 20!!! and closes on M November 2ol8.
8. Zonal Enlistment Exercise will hold from 7-21 December 2018.
9. Multiple online application will be disqualified.
1o. NAF online Registration and all other enlistment processes are free of charge and no payment should be made at any point throughout the Exercise.
11. The Attestation Form must be accompanied by the passport photograph of the signee. The signee is also to endorse his name and signature on the back of his passport photograph and that of the applicant.
12. For further information see the instruction page on the website or call the following support lines: 09064145533. 08043440802 and 09055840142 or e-mail:
Air Vice Marshal
for Chief of the Air Staff
* Nursing Jobs / Nigerian Navy - DSSC Course 26 Recruitment of Registered Nurses by katty: October 05, 2018, 06:02:31 PM
The Nigerian Navy - invites applications from suitably qualified Nigerians for enlistment into the Nigerian Navy through the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 26 through the under-listed position below:
Position: General Nursing/ Midwife
Location: Nationwide
Entry Qualifications
B.NSc and RN/RM with current practicing license. Post basic qualification in any of the following fields will be an added advantage:
* Accident and Emergency Nurse.
* Intensive Care Unit Nurse.
* Peri-Operative Nurse.
* Ophthalmic Nurse.
* Dialysis/Renal Nurse.
General Information To Candidates
* Applicants are warned against giving false information or tendering fake certificates. Any false information or fake certificates discovered at any stage will lead to disqualification and subsequent prosecution of the applicant.
* Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Upper Division for holders of First degree and Upper Credit for HND holders. Computer literacy will be an added advantage.
* Applicants must possess certificates of full registration with their respective statutory professional bodies in Nigeria.
* Applicants who obtained credentials from foreign institutions should ensure the certificates are authenticated by the Federal Ministry of Education.
* All applicants must be single.
* All applicants must present O’level West African Examination Certificate (WAEC), in addition to any other results such as NECO. Credit in Mathematics and English is compulsory.
* NYSC discharge certificate or letter of exemption from NYSC is compulsory for the whole process.
* Male applicants must not be less than 1.68 metres tall while female applicants must not be less than 1.65 metres tall.
* Applicants should be between 22 and 28 years of age by 28 February 2019.
* Serving personnel, Soldier/Rating/Airman, and other paramilitary services personnel must obtain a letter of attestation duly signed by the heads of their units.
* Applicants will be shortlisted for a qualifying aptitude test. The date and time of the Aptitude Test will be communicated via this website.
* Applicants are to choose any of the following centres for the qualifying aptitude test:

* Army Day Secondary School, Mogadishu Barracks, Abuja.
* Command Day Secondary School, Lungi Barracks, Abuja.
* Bauchi – Command Day Secondary School, Shadawanka Barracks.
* Owerrinta – Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics College, Owerrinta, Imo State.
* Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Navy Town Ojo.
* Navy Town Secondary School, Navy Town Ojo.
* Port-Harcourt – Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Borokiri.
* Sokoto – Army Day Secondary School, Giginya Barracks, Sokoto.
Applicants are to come along to the Aptitude Test Centres with the following:
* Photocopies of Degree and NYSC Discharge Certificate.
* Parents/Guardian Consent Form.
* Acknowledgement Form.
* Applicants are to note that the entire enlistment process is free and they should refrain from giving money to any individual under any guise.
Application Closing Date
14th November, 2018.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:

Register Online on
For More Information check
Note: On completion of the application form, applicants are advised to click ‘SUBMIT’ on the portal and generate the applicant’s Transaction ID. Applicants are advised to print out a copy of the ‘Application Summary’. For technical support, call 08062090473 and 08033063694  or email between 0800 and 1700 hours only.
* MCPDP / Osun State MCPDP for Nurses in October 2018 by katty: October 05, 2018, 05:55:40 PM
Osun MCPDP Implementation committee wishes to announce the
October Edition of  Mcpdp for Nurses
Venue : Nurses House Fagbule way Oshogbo
Date : 22nd - 26th October, 2018.

For Registration and payment: log on to

For more info : Call any of this phone numbers:
0803 430 5290
0803 539 5652
 Pls note that if the class is not up to 100 participants, it will be rescheduled to a later date.
So register on time. Thanks
* News / Experts Implore Govt To Provide Adequate Training In Ophthalmic Nursing by katty: October 05, 2018, 11:20:39 AM
Mr Godwin Manema, the Chairman, National Chairman of Nigeria Ophthalmic Nurses Association (NONA), Lagos Chapter, urged government at all levels to provide adequate training for ophthalmic nurses in the country.

Manama said this on the sideline of the 32nd Annual National Scientific Workshop and General Meeting organised by the association on Thursday in Lagos.

NIGERIA NEWS reports that theme of the conference was: “Prevention of Blindness in Nigeria, The Way Forward”.

According to him, there was need for the government to provide adequate training for ophthalmic nurses due to increase in the demand for eye care delivery from developing nations, especially in Nigeria.

“Opthalmic nurses can play a significant role in the process of teaching people and providing proper diagnosis, administration and management of eye cases.

“The World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2017 estimated that 253 million people live with vision impairment, 36 million are blind and 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment.

“Globally, chronic eye diseases are the main causes of vision loss, uncorrected refractive error and unoperated cataract are the top two causes of vision impairment.

“Unoperated cataract remains the leading cause of blindness in low and middle income countries.

“Other causes of blindness includes; glaucoma, aged related macular degeneration and diabetic rectinopathy,’’ he said.

Manema said that over 80 per cent of all vision impartation could be prevented or cured if detected early.

“This is the main reason we always create awareness for regular eye screening with good eye centre.

“In 1999, the global initiative vision 2020 the “Right to Sight” was established as a partnership between WHO and International Agency for Prevention of Blindness.

“The initiative has promoted WHO’s strategy for the prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment which is based on disease control and human resource development,” he said.

Also, a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr Festus Oshoba, said that both the public and private health institutions needed to improve on eye care service delivery across the country.

Oshoba, who works with Ladkem Eye Hospital, Surulere, said that the provision of more eye service centres would help create more awareness on causes and prevention of eye problems.

“The most important way to inform the people is to enable them to realise that major eye problems that can lead to blindness, such as cataract and glaucoma, can be prevented through early detection,’’ he said.

Source : Nigeria News
* News / NANNM Calls For Urgent Recruitment Of More Nurses, Midwives by katty: October 05, 2018, 11:00:05 AM
The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives on Thursday called on the three tiers of government to recruit more nurses and midwives to reduce maternal and child mortality rate.

AbdulRafiu Adeniji, the National President of NANNM, making the call at a news conference in Lagos said it would also guarantee avoidance of needless death of our citizens.

Adeniji said that recruitment of more professional nurses would promote adequate staffing and improve quality healthcare service delivery.

He said: “Employment of frontline healthcare workers is unavoidable as a nation, because it will reduce maternal and child mortality rate and avoidance of needless death of our citizens.

“Government need to procure all necessary hospital equipment that is of current standard to reduce the rate of medical tourism.

“The leadership of the association wish to commend Federal Government for all the measures put in place to reduce maternal mortality in the country.

“However, the association has a lot of reservation for task shifting and sharing policy as it is leaving tasks related to lives of mothers and children in Nigeria.

“We call for holistic review of this policy document so as not to further compromise the health of mothers and infants in the country.”

Adeniji urged governments to ensure adequate protection and security at all health facilities throughout the country.

He said: “We seriously frown at the abduction and killing of a midwife, who was brutally murdered in line of duty in Borno by her abductors.

“This is totally unacceptable to all nurses and midwives in Nigeria; government needs to ensure prompt release of other health workers that are still being held hostage by abductors.

“It is expedient that the three tiers of government uses their position to ensure unity, peace and harmony in the country.”

Adeniji, however, assured Nigerians of the readiness of nurses and midwives throughout the federation to render quality healthcare services.
Source : The Eagle
* News / @WHO @DrTedros Affirm Support For Nursing Now 2020 by katty: October 04, 2018, 05:52:22 PM
Today the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at its head quarters reaffirmed its commitment to the Nursing Now Campaign
In attendance included the Co-chair of the Nursing Now campaign Lord Nigel Crisp (UK Paliarment), Isabelle Skinner (ICN President) who is also a Nurse and a Midwife, Alan Gibbs (Chairman of the Burden Trust), amongst others.

“Without nurses and midwives on the frontlines, universal health coverage cannot happen” -@DrTedros during signing of @NursingNow2020 MoU at @WHO HQ
Speaking at the event Dr Elizabeth Iro, the Chief Nursing Officer of the WHOin welcoming everyone said the event was to help raise the profile of Nursing & Midwifery globally and also its collaboration between itself and other units in the WHO globally and with key partners.
You may recall that Dr. Tedros lauched the #NursingNow campaing in  February at Geneva this year in supporting the roles of Nursing and its contribution to achieving the priorities of the WHO, and also in london, the Duchess of Cambridge lauched the campaing.

According to Dr. Tedros in supporting the NursingNow campaign "I did this for selfish reasons and thats because without Nurses and Midwives at the frontlines Universal health discovery cannot happen so I saw opportunities, I saw a force that can really play a big role and when someone comes and says help us support this campaign I want to make it known that what motivated me is I support Nurses and Midwives first then the campaign. I see this in terms of commitment which comes from seeing opportunities and would motivate me to do more because I see the value and opportunities in it.
“A major part of primary health care is nurses. They are the ones you need to work with.” Says @DrTedros
For me when this idea came like i said i saw opportunitites and because i have first hand field experience in the roles of nurses and midwives because i worked so closely with them more often than other categories of health care professionals because they are at the frontlines. Nurses and midwives are like a bridge to the communities and they have a big role to play in primary health care coverage.
Major part of primary healthcare in terms of workforce are nurses and unless you are stupid they are the ones you would like to work with and should be more empowered to help healthcare be more effective and the recognition they deserve.
@DrTedros announces 2020 as the year of nursing!
During our first meeting of the Nursingnow campaign, one of my advice was "Ok, NursingNow but NursingNow for a cause which means nursingNow to achieve Universal Health Discoveries otherwise the whole world would say are they looking for recognition, or are they saying VIVA NURSING then what else, but Nursingnow for a cause which we agreed upon it was a brige in the campaign which nurses can get behind.
Then on the other hand Nurses and Midwives are the majority of the workforce but still we have shortages and we need to do two things:
1. Recognise those who are already in the field, their roles and help them.
2. At the same time filling the gaps of nurses & midwives in the fields around the globe, through enovative ways which are being discussed internally.
We have agreed to start work right now. We need to mobilise our regions and movement starts from the grass roots, mobilise and celebrate the role of nurses and the commuities we serve should celebrate our nurses.
Thank you so much for this movement, there is an opportunity for global health and this a campaign with and for a cause which can always succeed. It is not just a campaign to celebrate nurses but also to drive this cause but the celebration would movtivate them and the force would move like a sunami to bring change.
After the speaches the memorandum of understanding was signed by all involved.
* News / Ghana: Trainee nurses threaten to boycott class over delayed allowances by katty: October 04, 2018, 02:34:57 PM
The Coalition of Allied Health Professionals has indicated that trainee nurses may be forced to boycott the various health institutions by the end of October if their accumulated allowances are not paid.

The President of the group, Bright Bell in a Citi News interview said the trainee nurses have not been paid their allowances for the past six months.

The Akufo-Addo government in a run-up to the 2016 Presidential elections promised to restore the teacher and nurses trainee allowances scrapped by the previous government; a promise that was fulfilled in September 2017.

A few months after the initial payment, subsequent allowances have not been forthcoming.

“Our junior colleagues who are also in school and those who are currently doing rotation have also not been paid for over six months now. They are also agitating that by the close of this month if they do not receive the allowances, they will be forced to vacate all the Ministry of Health-sponsored schools and go back home because once their seniors even have challenges in getting jobs, there is no guarantee of job placement for them and there is no need to even keep training,” Bright Bell said.

Mr. Bell also indicated that they are unable to go through a mandatory license renewal since they have been unemployed for years.

In January 2018, trainee nurses complained about the non-payment of the allowance, but they began receiving the allowances for November and December 2017 after assurances before that month ended.

The Ghana Nurses and Midwives Trainees Association, however, said the delays in the payment must end.

The issue of allowance for trainee nurses became a major campaign point in the 2016 elections after the New Patriotic Party promised to restore the payments which were scrapped by the Mahama government.

The government restored the allowances of GH¢400, effective September 2017 with an elaborate ceremony to the joy of the trainee nurses who had complained about the hardships they faced without those funds.

President Akufo-Addo said an amount of GH¢232 million had been allocated for the stipend, with the health trainees set to receive GH¢400 each month.

* News / Non-EU nurses must pay €600 to work in Malta Despite Shortage of Nurses by katty: October 03, 2018, 03:55:04 PM
Nurses from non-EU countries wanting to work in Malta will have to fork out about €600 to be registered, according to a new legal notice.

Issued last week, the legal notice enables nurses and midwives defined as third country nationals to work in Malta provided they follow a compulsory adaptation course and sit for an examination, which will cost €400. They must also pay an additional fee of €192.50 to submit an application to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Their colleagues from EU countries will only have to pay €13.20 to apply for registration.

Times of Malta reported last month that nurses and midwives who were not trained in the EU had, for almost a year, not been allowed to work in Malta despite persisting staff shortages at hospitals and clinics. The Health Ministry had said a legal notice allowing such professionals to work in Malta would be issued.

Health Minister Chris Fearne had told the Times of Malta about 70 nurses would join the public health sector once the change allowing them to follow the adaptation course came into force.

While Mr Fearne had insisted the government had acted soon after the nursing council had flagged an issue with the law regulating payment, sources had pointed out that the problem had been ongoing for close to a year.

The council would not say why it had not flagged the issue before.

The adaptation course is being offered by the university and the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology and will have a duration of six months. Nurses would only be able to apply for registration after completing the course.

The sources told Times of Malta that though the Mcast had set up the course before the legal notice had even been officially announced, evidently after being informed in advance that such changes would be taking place, the University of Malta was left in the dark on the matter.
Source: Times of Malta
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