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|DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Idowu Olabode : March 29, 2015, 03:19:28 PM|
This is a complete guide about dha nursing license application process and dha exam for nurses requirements
Dubai is the most populous city (about 2.1million and projected to rise to 3.5million in 2020) in the Emirati kingdom and the second largest city after Abu Dhabi in term of landmass. Although the official language is Arabic, English language is widely spoken as about 83% of the citizens are foreigners with Indians alone constituting 53%. (United Arab Emirate is a country with 7states/emirates. Abu Dhabi is the largest and capital of UAE and to work in this emirate, you must be licensed by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD). To work in the emirate of Sharjah,Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah, you need to be licensed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) .
A rising demand for qualitative healthcare, increasing population, increasing in prevalence of lifestyle disease and the introduction of compulsory health insurance by companies is creating a demand for more nurses.
To work in Dubai as a nurse, you must register with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) which is the regulatory agency for all health professionals in the health industry.
Employers in Dubai offer the following incentives in order to attract qualified nurses:
- Free accommodation/ housing allowance.
- Travel allowance (free flight to your country )
- Relocation allowance.
- Dental,health and life insurance.
- 40 days paid leave for nurses employed on full time basis
- Tax free income
- Education allowance for accompany children.
Note however that most jobs in this city will demand you work for 48 hours per week as against 40hours in most part of the world.
DHA accepts registration application from the following cadre of nurses:
- Registered nurses
- Registered midwives
Other specialties recognized are:
- Community nursing
- Pediatrics nursing
- Mental Health nursing
- Critical care nursing
- Neonatal nursing
- Home care nursing
- School nursing and
- Nurse practitioners
HOW TO APPLY FOR DHA EXAM ONLINE
To start your registration process you need to;
- Have completed an accredited nursing or midwifery program with a MINIMUM of 3 years duration in training.
- Hold a minimum of Basic Life Support Certificate
- Have a MINIMUM of 2years post registration experience.
Gather the following documents ready:
- High school Diploma or certificate
- Nursing certificate or diploma
- Nursing transcript from your nursing school indicating related nursing experience
- Certificate of employment or experience (stamped and signed by nursing or medical director or human resource manager )
- Valid/current nursing license from your practicing country.
- Your international passport (you will need to scan the front and back)
- Good standing certificate from your regulatory agency (sent directly to DHA)
- A coloured passport sized photo on white background.
- Marriage certificate (if applicable)
Scan all the documents, create an account on the DHA eservice platform and fill the application form while uploading the required documents. Click here to create account https://eservices.dha.gov.ae/DHAWeb/Account/UserRegistration.aspx
On the last page, download theAUTHORIZATION letter, sign it and upload it back with your particulars and date. On getting to the payment section, you need to pay 210 AED ( about 11,500naira) online as the application fees. Then wait for 6 weeks for the evaluation of your credentials. Next you will receive an email to validate your application.
After validation, you will be required to pay for the Primary Source Verification which entails DHA verifying your educational qualifications, experience certificate and professional license. You will be sent an email with a link to pay 724AED (about 39,500 naira) for the primary source verification. Your educational qualifications, working experience and professional qualifications are verified from the issuing authorities.
After you are deemed eligible, you will be required to write the Dubai Prometric exam which cost 260AED (about 14,000 naira). Visit https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/dha/Pages/landing.aspx to learn more about the exam.
The Dubai Prometric exam is a 2 hours multiple-choice questions with ONE BEST ANSWER. It consists of 70 questions and you are expected to score AT LEAST 60% (42 questions ). Results are usually released within 5 working days.
After passing the prometric exam, you will be issued ELIGIBILITY LETTER. Your eligibility letter is only valid for one year from the date of passing your exam.
Note that you have just three attempts to pass this exam else you will have to show evidence of further studies before you will be allowed to retake it for the fourth time.
NB: I'm still investigating if the exam can be taken in Prometric centre in Ghana as the centre has Biometric facility. Most people prefers to write the exam in Dubai at present.
For How to apply for dataflow without sponsoring facility please visit this thread http://nursesarena.com/travel-nursing/how-to-apply-for-haad-dataflow-without-sponsor/
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|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Idowu Olabode : April 04, 2015, 08:16:46 PM|
DUBAI VISA REQUIREMENTS AND FEES
Now that you’ve secured your Prometric exam date it’s time to plan for your journey to Dubai for the exam. You don’t need any travel agent to do this for you as you can do it all by yourself. To apply for Dubai visa:
- Book your flight ahead using most of the major airlines plying the route. You can use Emirates airlines on www.emirates.com; Qatar airways using www.qatarairways.com or Etihad using www.etihad.com (you can get return ticket below 150,000 naira)
- After confirming your flight, you can then go ahead to apply for your visa. For emirates, you can use www.dubaivisa.net, for Etihad airline you can use www.ttuaevisas.com
Booking of flight on the website of these airlines is as simple as A.B.C. If you can create an email or facebook account by yourself, then you can do it yourself. Simply click on the website of the airlines, pick your anticipated departure date and location-Lagos (LOS) to Dubai (DXB) and expected return date to see list of available flights dates and fees. You can pay online using your naira debit card or pay into the airline bank account in Nigeria. If you are scare of booking online, simply walk to their office in Lagos and book your flight offline.
There are different categories of visa you can apply for,www.dubaivisa.net has the following categories of visa:
- 30 days single entry which cost $90
- 14 days non extendable which cost $90
- 90 days long term stay for business visit, family visit and those that plans to undergo short courses in Dubai. This visa category cost $188
- 90 days multiple entry visa cost $461
- 30 days multiple entry which cost $181
The general application requirements for Dubai visa may include;
- Your international passport which must be valid for at least six months
- Photocopy of the front and the last two pages of your passport
- 1 coloured passport on white background
- Filled application form(online or hardcopy)
- Confirmed airline ticket
- Marriage certificate (if your surname is different from the one on the passport)
In addition to the above you may need to provide
- Your statement of account for the past six months and your payslip
- Hotel reservations (You can easily book hotels online using www.booking.com)
- Letter from your parents
- A returnable bond of $1500
DUBAI VISA IS PROCESSED AND ISSUED WITHIN 4 WORKING DAYS
UPDATE 5/1/2016: To compare the price of different airlines in order to choose the best and affordable ones visit http://matrix.itasoftware.com/ This is the software used by travel agents to book airline ticket for their clients
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|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Idowu Olabode : April 05, 2015, 11:54:37 PM|
HOW TO APPLY FOR DHA EXAM ONLINE contd
Before you can be issued a practicing license by DHA, you must have a Labour Card ( check below for how to get a labour card). With your ELIGIBILITY LETTER, you can find a job as many hospitals, clinics and homes are looking for nurses with eligibility letter to employ. It is also important you attest your educational qualification from the ministry of education and foreign affair in Abuja.
HOW TO ATTEST YOUR EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES.
- Make a photocopy of each of your academic qualifications and submit both the photocopy, original and 2 passports at the office of foreign affair. It will be stamped and ready for collection within 5days at the rate of 300 naira per page.
To search for job, you need to first prepare your resume according to an acceptable format in Dubai. You can visit the following links and read how to prepare your CV to meet Dubai standard;
You can also do a quick google search on pictorial Dubai CV format.
Next is to look for job in Dubai. If you are offshore, you can use different online job portals. The most popular ones to search for jobs in Dubai are: www.dubblizledubai.com, www.gulftalent.com, www.gulf-times.com,www.bayt.com,dubaijobber.com,monstergulf.com,jobs123.com, www.jobsearch.naukri.com, www.indeed.ae, www.waytogulf.com, among others. Some of the jobs may require nurses from specific countries while others might not. Just keep applying to as much as possible job position you qualified for. Male nursing jobs in Dubai are not much available.
DO NOT GIVE ANYBODY MONEY AS CONDITION FOR EMPLOYMENT. ANYBODY THAT OFFERS YOU A JOB AND ASKS YOU TO PAY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY IS A SCAMMER!
After landing a job, you will have to proceed to the final stage to obtain your license, work and resident permit. Below are the next steps:
1. A written job offer or employment contract: Make sure you read and understands the terms and conditions of job contract. Ensure that it is stamped and signed or on official letter headed paper of the hospital. The hospital that employed you will begin the process of applying for your employment visa as they will serve as your sponsor.
2. Your sponsor: The hospital employing you will serve as your sponsor. Once the necessary documents have been submitted by your employer, you will be contacted by the United Arab Emirates Immigration Department to confirm that your information has been received by your sponsor.
3. Your health card: You will have to undergo a medical examination before this card can be issued. You will be tested for HIV, Hepatitis A,B and C and Tuberculosis. These tests are conducted in designated hospitals in Dubai after which you go to the Department of Health and Medical services with the result and two passport sized photos and two photocopies of your international passport for the issuance of the Health Card.
4. Labour Card: You cannot work in Dubai without a labour card. To get your labour card, go to the ministry of labour office with a passport-sized photo, three copies of your employment contract, photocopies of your entry visa, health card and a copy of your employer’s labour license which can be gotten from your employer.
5. Obtaining your residence visa: After completing the four steps above, then proceed to the Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs with the following documents:
- Original passport
- Original Health Card
- Original entry permit
- 2 passport-sized photo
- Photocopy of your labour card or labour card processing receipts
If you have any question at any stage, don’t hesitate to ask your employer
RN SALARY IN DUBAI
Experience greatly influence income in Dubai; your qualification, your position, or whether you are employed by the government or private institutions determine how much you will take home at the end of the month. According to payscale.com, the average salary per year for nurses is 85,031 AED per year. Gulfemploy.com has it that the least paid nurses in Dubai part home with 2,500 AED at the end of the month while 10,000 AED is the upper pay for nurses in the city.
1 AED = 54 NAIRA (As at 5/1/2016)
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Idowu Olabode : July 21, 2015, 06:13:06 AM|
DHA and HAAD: Information Nurses Would Want to Know
United Arab Emirates (UAE) had made it easy for medical professionals to practice across the country.
In a revolutionary agreement, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to unify licensing procedures for health care practitioners working in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
For an overview, HAAD provides a comprehensive licensure exam for medical professionals who want to work in Abu Dhabi.
On the other hand, DHA is the agency responsible for developing an integrated and sustainable healthcare system that ensures delivery of comprehensive and excellent services to achieve the highest international standards in health of individuals and community in Dubai.
Until lately, medical staff could only work in the Emirate they have a license for and needed to start a new assessment procedure if they moved to a health facility in another emirate, e.g. if you have a license issued by the DHA, you can only work in Dubai and needs to have a new license issued by another authorized agency if you wish to work in another Emirate – a process that could take up to two months.
The licensing procedure had always been the leading problem for medical practitioners because although there is no deficiency of eligible medical professionals wanting to work in the UAE, hiring them for employment can take up several months due to the complicated licensing system.
Now, through the signed memorandum of DHA and HAAD, if any medical professional wishes to work in another Emirate, he has to simply apply for the license from the appropriate authorities, which will be given without any other examination and assessment tests.
In essence, medical practitioners will not have to go through unnecessary procedures.
Under the new agreement, practitioners who have a license from either Emirate will be excused from primary source verification and assessment procedures, allowing them to save time and money and facilitating movement.
This unification of medical licenses across the UAE is a noble change for the medical field.
The memorandum through its mutual recognition of medical licenses will develop cooperation between the two health authorities (DHA and HAAD), benefit health care professionals, and improve the health sector in the UAE.
source: Nursing Guide
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by NurseAfrica : September 24, 2015, 06:08:54 AM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Idowu Olabode : October 01, 2015, 05:41:13 PM|
Thanks this is indeed very informative. How are these exams are the quiet tough.I don't know but I think it is just like NCLEX-RN from what I have read from people's feedback.
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Lara. : October 13, 2015, 05:11:50 AM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Idowu Olabode : October 13, 2015, 06:36:12 PM|
Thank you so very much,Idowu Olabode,for this vital information.On the inquisitive part,do you work in dubai as a Nurse?No, work in Nigeria
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Funmi : October 13, 2015, 08:14:14 PM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by NEENU PAUL : October 27, 2015, 07:08:12 PM|
Hi Idowu Olabode,
Regarding your post related to NURSING REGISTRATION IN DUBAI on March 29, 2015, 03:19:28 PM, in step 5 it was wrote that "You will be exempted from writing this exam if you are a registered nurse in Australia,Canada,Ireland, New Zealand,South Africa,UK and USA".
I am an Indian citizen now working as a Registered Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Board) in Ireland for one year. I have a total experience of 4 years. I would like to know whether I need to appear for Dubai Health Authority pro metric exam, to get the eligibility letter in order to become a registered Nurse in DHA.
So many sites I searched to confirm this. But didn't get. Would you plse suggest any DHA site???
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Idowu Olabode : October 27, 2015, 08:23:41 PM|
Hi Idowu Olabode,Thanks Paul for the feedback. Oops, it was a mistake only those who applied to HAAD from those countries are exempted according to the document on HAAD website. As for the link, check out this HAAD document (appendix 10 talks about nurses and midwives) on who and who will be exempted from writing the exam. http://www.haad.ae/HAAD/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=xvB6WwzZhow=. Note however that this document will be reviewed by next year April.
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by amao fatima : December 22, 2015, 09:16:07 PM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by gladz : January 05, 2016, 01:15:30 PM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Adeleke T : January 17, 2016, 01:21:42 AM|
Hi Idowu Olabode,
Concerning your post on how to get registered as a nurse in the UAE, i have registered and have a username and password already, but i have been unable to register on the professional license registration page, after inputing all my data, the page keeps bringing back error info that i didnt input my date of birth which i had done, i have been at it for a week now.
Even to check requirements from their site is impossible now as the requirement page usually request for username and password which after inputing will still come back with same command.
I guess their portal is down or do you know if they now use a different portal?
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Idowu Olabode : January 17, 2016, 01:41:32 AM|
@Gladz, I think you will need CME unit (not so sure though and I hope someone else will answer this).
@Adeleke, are you accessing the site from a mobile device? Which browser are you using? Try and access the website through a computer and if you have done so and still having same problem try another browser.
Try and blur those personal information before uploading next time to prevent people from stealing your identity. You might want to take those pictures down as much of your personal information is reflected which is not too OK.
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by nsfrankie : January 30, 2016, 12:22:11 PM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Idowu Olabode : January 30, 2016, 06:00:50 PM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Heide : March 14, 2016, 04:08:07 AM|
Good day! I'm heide Solamo, I'm starting my application for dha processing, but I'm struggling with the application of title I don't what does it mean. I have attached a photo where in I can't move to next step because I need to fill in atleast one title. I don't what title should I put in. Pls help me understand thank you
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Bukunnmi : March 27, 2016, 11:00:21 AM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Joy F : April 06, 2016, 05:55:16 AM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by katty : April 11, 2016, 08:22:57 PM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by segun : April 21, 2016, 05:00:24 PM|
DUBAI VISA REQUIREMENTS AND FEES
Thanks, someone who have is surname name changed, can he attach affidavit of change of name to his documents when sending his data?
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by OLUWATOSIN T ARUNGWA : May 02, 2016, 08:20:55 PM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Idowu Olabode : May 04, 2016, 01:27:59 PM|
@Segun, yes I think it is advisable to do so.
@Arungwa, for which province? Have you checked out this thread http://nursesarena.com/travel-nursing/how-to-become-registered-nurse-in-canada/?
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Bery : May 13, 2016, 04:10:29 PM|
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|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by MOHAMMED SIAD : June 23, 2016, 01:23:13 PM|
My wife failed 2 attempts of dha exam & worried about if she failed on 3rd attempt she needs to take some experience or additional qualifications. But can anyone help us what exactly we have to do for appearing 4th attempt.. If we need further experience from home country, please tell us how many extra years needed & if some trainings or qualifications needs to acquire, what are those trainings, its duration & can we do those training in dubai itself.
In Her 1st attempt questions were easy and from study materials but she was not well to prepare for 1st attempt but after she prepares for months and attended 2time the questions were totally out of the study materials and kind of Higher master people or 10-15 years experienced can only answer. Why the qiestions have this much difference from exam to exam.. We hope the questions will be liberal like 1st attempt for the 3rd attempt.
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Sheriff : July 18, 2016, 11:22:12 AM|
For those going for authentication at the Federal
Secretariat Abuja, Nigeria,here are some useful tips to make things
easier and save time:
1)If you want to authenticate (your OND,HND,First degree
, Masters or PhD as the case may be)you need to go along
with your O'level result.(notification of result print out
from either WAEC or NECO website and certificate together
with the scratch card used in printing).
2)Cost of authentication is #300/document(whether at the
Ministry of Education or Foreign Affairs).WAEC scratch
card is about #400 but sold for #800 at the Ministry of
3)Once you know the number of documents you want to
authenticate, multiply by it by #300 and proceed to
remita.net to generate a reference number with
which you would make payment to the TSA account at any
bank.(You can actually do the payment before going to
the secretariat. Also note that most banks around the
Secretariat claim to have network issues.
Make three copies of each document you are
authenticating together with a copy of the deposit slip and
print out from the bank.
4)The above can be done a day or two before embarking
on the journey to Min of Educ or Foreign Affairs.
5)You must authenticate your documents at Ministry of
Education before going to Foreign Affairs
6)Please try and arrive at the Min of Educ early and put
down your name on the list at the Entrance of the
Ministry.They don't attend to people till 10am. If you are
called rather than rush upstairs,ask for the Revenue unit.
At the revenue unit,present both the original of the bank
slip and print out to the revenue office and in turn, you
would be issued a government receipt. Make a photocopy
of the receipt after which proceed to the 8th floor.
7)When its your turn at the office,you would be given a file
to fill after which, present only your original credentials
and the three sets of photocopies already made.They
would cost it and ask you to go generate the reference
number at a cyber cafe and make payment at the bank
(but then you have already done all these).
Before I forget you would pay #100 for the file and #50
for a brown envelope.
In order not to be seen as too smart you can go out and
come back in 10-15 mins. When you go back in,present th
original receipt from the revenue unit with your original
credentials and photocopies. You would be told to wait for
it to be signed and sealed.After it is sealed you can then
proceed to Min of Foreign Affairs.
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by NurseTiti : August 17, 2016, 10:27:02 PM|
Thanks for the information. You said after printing the authorization form we will be asked to pay 210 AED , when i got to that stage i didn't see the 210 option rather i saw a price of 990aed to be paid at once. I'm attempting HAAD registration, is the application fee different Than that of DHA?
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Idowu Olabode : August 18, 2016, 08:06:44 PM|
@NurseTiti, the post was made over a year ago and things have changed, I will try and update it when I have the latest information . DHA registration is obviously different from HAAD registration. The fees for HAAD dataflow registration is 980AED according to those who made the payment this month. You can visit this thread by another Nursesarena.com user to learn more My HAAD registration journey and Experience, a guide for other Nurses
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by shayne : August 19, 2016, 11:41:33 AM|
Hi Idowu Olabode,
Hi any update about this? I have the same question..
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Krisandra : November 07, 2016, 11:29:26 AM|
|Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by rasdor1 : November 09, 2016, 05:40:05 PM|
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