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* Upcoming Conference / XYZ 壯陽藥春藥專賣店 大量購買有優惠 by EdwinUnfof: September 30, 2020, 09:36:29 AM
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* News / RCN Considers 2021 vote on Re-joining Global Nursing Federation by Idowu Olabode: September 19, 2020, 02:00:26 PM
Discussions are underway at the Royal College of Nursing for a potential 2021 vote on the college re-joining the International Council of Nurses.

The RCN International Committee is liaising with RCN Council on ways it could consult members on the issue ahead of a possible vote at the RCN annual general meeting (AGM) next year.

The college left the ICN, a global network of more than 100 national nursing organisations, in 2013 over concerns about costs.

For more than three years, the We Are Global Nurses group – made up of RCN members – has been lobbying for the college to sign back up, and managed to secure a debate on the matter at RCN Congress in 2019.

RCN Council subsequently agreed to gather details of membership from the ICN, to ensure the latest information was available ready for a vote on re-joining.

The ICN International Committee met on 8 September to discuss the next steps. The committee will now make recommendations to RCN Council on how an engagement exercise with members could be held ahead of a potential vote on ICN membership at the 2021 AGM.

Nurse campaigners fighting for the move told Nursing Times they were “really pleased” that such developments had been made.

Previously, We Are Global Nurses had raised concerns after writing several letters to RCN leaders seeking updates but receiving no reply.

However, at the end of February the RCN had confirmed to the group that it was involved in an “ongoing dialogue” with the ICN.

In a joint statement, registered nurses Jeni Watts and Paul Jebb, who are leading the campaign for ICN membership, welcomed the latest update, although noted their "frustration" at how long the process had taken.

They said the events of 2020 had shown that there was "never a better time to have the strength, power and unity of a global alliance” and that few issues affecting nursing - such as pay and safe staffing - were unique to the UK.

"Ultimately it will be the decision of all RCN members if we re-join but our group will continue to raise awareness of the importance of global working, solidarity, and the good work of ICN," they added.

“We have full confidence that RCN Council will ensure a meaningful conversation on global nursing and what we can gain and give through this global alliance.”

The ICN has taken a leading role in campaigning on behalf of nurses during the coronavirus pandemic on issues including personal protective equipment and abuse against nurses.

Its current chief executive, Howard Catton, was head of policy and international affairs at the RCN for 10 years before taking up a role with the ICN in 2016.

* Travel Nursing / Nigeria, US In Closed Door Meeting Over Visa Ban Issue by katty: September 16, 2020, 04:08:58 PM
The Federal Government and the United States are locked in a closed door meeting over visa ban on some categories of Nigerians.

The meeting which is ongoing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to provide the country the opportunity to brief the US government on steps taken so far to resolve the issues.

The meeting it was learnt started at 11am.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama is head of Nigeria’s delegation to the meeting while the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard leads the US delegation.

They are expected to brief the media immediately after the meeting.
* MCPDP / Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Directs States to Resume MCPDP Seminars by katty: September 12, 2020, 08:19:07 AM
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has directed States to resume MCPDP for nurses with immediate effect. This was contained in a recently released circular sighted by Below is the content of the circular :

Please, refer to the Nursing and Midwife, Council of Nigeria, circular No. NMCN/EDU/C1R/44/VOL.1/88 on the above dated 25. June, 2020 putting on hold the conduct of MCPDP in the States due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Following the review of the COVID-19 guidelines by the Federal Government of Nigeria and subsequent increase in the number for mass gathering to be limited to 50 persons in an enclosed space, the Nursing and Midwife, Council of Nigeria advises that the State MCPDP Implementation Committees should resume conduct of MCPDP in the 36 States and FCT.
However, there must be strict compliance to the Federal Government guidelines on gatherings, physical distancing and hygiene to minimise risk to all. You must ensure the following:
1. Not more than fifty (50) persons in a hall.
2. Temperature check at the entrance to the venue daily.
3. Distance of not less than 2meters between people at all times.
4. Use of face mask for all attendees, resource persons and service providers.
5. Handwashing water at strategic places including entrance and exit to the venue.
6. Hand sanitizers at strategic places including entrance and exit to the venue.
7. Observe all other Nursing and Midwife, Council of Nigeria extant rules and regulations on conduct of MCPDP.
8. Please bring the content of this circular to all concerned and ensure strict compliance.
Thank you for your support in Promoting and maintaining standards in Nursing Education and Practice in Nigeria.
Faruk Umar Abubakar FWCN Secretary General/ Registrar
* Travel Nursing / UK NMC Rejects IELTS Done From Home, Accepts Home Based OET by katty: September 04, 2020, 04:54:58 PM
Online language tests
For the latest information, visit our Covid-19: Information for overseas candidates page.
After careful consideration we have decided that we are not able to accept the IELTS indicator test at this time. This is because the security measures for the indicator test are not comparable to those in place for the face-to-face test and do not meet the standards we require for registration.
Following a successful pilot from OET, we will be accepting the OET@Home test as evidence of English language competency from 10 October.
The OET@Home test allows candidates to take the OET on their computer at home instead of having to travel to a test centre. It uses the same test material, format, tasks and activities as the test venue centres.
From 19 September, we’ll also accept the new OET on computer test, which allows candidates to take the OET on a computer at a test centre instead of a paper test.
For more information about the OET, please visit the OET website.
We accept two language tests as evidence of your ability to communicate effectively in English: the International English Language Test System (IELTS) and the Occupational English Test (OET).

You must achieve the required score in each of the four areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Test scores are valid for two years.

International English Language Test System (IELTS)
We'll accept an IELTS Academic examination certificate that confirms you achieved:

an overall score of at least 7
at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections.
We updated this requirement on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

Combining IELTS test scores
You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:

you sit the tests within six months of each other
you’re tested in all four sections at the same time
all scores in both sittings are above 6.5, and
you achieve at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections in either of the two test sittings.

Occupational English Test (OET)
We’ll accept an OET examination certificate that confirms you achieved:

at least a grade C+ in the writing section
at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections.
We updated this requirement on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Combining OET test scores
You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:

you sit the tests within six months of each other
you’re tested in all four sections at the same time
all grades in both sittings are above grade C+, and
you achieve at least a grade C+ in the writing section and at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections in either of the two test sittings.
* News / International Flights Resumption In Nigeria: List Of Banned & Approved Airlines by katty: September 04, 2020, 07:54:27 AM
Ahead of the resumption of international flights, the Nigerian government has released the list of international airlines denied approval to operate in the country.

“Air France, KLM, Etihad, Rwandair, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola Airlines, Air Namibia, and Royal Air Maroc are airlines denied entrance into the country,” the aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, said.

Nigeria had in August vowed to implement a reciprocity clause by banning flights and airlines from countries that put similar bans on flights from Nigeria as nations open their airspace amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Sirika, while speaking at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing, on Thursday, said only approved airlines will be allowed into the country’s airspace.

President Muhammad Buhari had in March ordered the suspension of international flights to curb the influx of imported cases of the COVID-19 virus in the country.

While local flights were also suspended, they resumed about five weeks ago as the country joined the rest of the world to battle the pandemic.

Nigeria recorded its first case of COVID-19 in an Italian who arrived in the country late February.

Since then, over 54,000 infections have been recorded leading to over 1,000 deaths.

Approved airlines
Mr Sirika also said some airlines have been given approvals to operate within the COVID-19 protocols.

These airlines include: Middle-East, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egyptair, Air Peace, Virgin Atlantic, Asky, Africa World Airways (AWA), Air Cote-d’Ivoire, Kenya Airways, Emirate, and Turkish airlines.

He further explained the criteria used in approving and denying operation of the airlines.

“We used the ‘foreign carrier operator permit’ which is the requirement by our laws, guidelines by COVID-19 PTF and other guidelines including restrictions that came from other countries which will affect our own operations here at home.

“Airfrance and Lufthansa were not approved. The reason is that Swiss visa owners are not allowed entry and the same reason for KLM,” he said.

The minister also hinted that passengers who fail to present a valid COVID-19 test or refuse to go for a repeat test may be placed on a travel watch list for six months.

* Nursing Jobs / Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission 2020 Medical Team Application Form by katty: September 01, 2020, 06:02:42 AM
The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission is responsible for co-ordinating, regulating and supervising Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria. As part of its mandate, the Commission organises pilgrimage programmes annually to the Holy Lands of Rome, Greece and Israel. The Commission recruits various medical personnel on adhoc and voluntary basis to provide medical services to pilgrims.


In pursuance to this goal, the Commission wishes to call for applications from qualified Christian Medical Personnel for the 2020 Federal Medical Team Examination.

Interested candidates aged 35 and above are to apply online through the Commission’s website from 1st – 15th September, 2020.

The Exam is scheduled to take place on 3rd October, 2020 at the JAMB centres in selected states across the six geo-political zones. Further details are in the application form on the Commission’s website.

The examination fees for the various categories are:
                   Doctors: N15,000

                   Pharmacists: N13,000

                   Nurses & Others: N11,000

Possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) training certificate is an added advantage. Candidates should also be in practice.


The online application and Examination is the only means through which candidates will be selected as members of the FMT. Kindly disregard calls or e-mails from persons asking for credentials and money to enrol on the team.


Federal Medical Team members that participated in the pilgrimage exercise in the 2018 and 2019 and those already serving a ban are not eligible to be part of the 2020 team and risk a ten-year ban should they choose to apply.


Those on the 2019 Federal Medical Team and are yet to travel need not re-apply.

Please note that only 1 Doctor, 1 Nurse will be selected from each state. 1 Pharmacist and Other Health Professionals will be selected from each geopolitical zone. Pass Mark is 70% for Doctors and Pharmacists and 60% for Nurses and Other Health Professionals.

Please Note this Application closes at 4pm on 15th September 2020.

Apply here

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission wishes to inform all applicants that applied for the 2020 Federal Medical Team Selection that the non-refundable examination fee as released by the Commission is as follows;

Doctors  -  ₦15,000

Pharmacists – ₦13,000

Nurses, Medical Lab Scientists & CHEW  -  ₦11,000

Those who have applied and are yet to make payments to continue with the payment process from now to 2nd of October 2020.

The fee is to be paid into the Commission’s account on Remita.


1. Visit
2. Click on “Pay a Federal Government Agency”
Name of MDA: Type “Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission”. Click on the suggestion that shows beneath the field

3. Name of Service: Select ADMINISTRATIVE FEE from the list
4. Description: 2020 Medical Examination Fee
5. Amount to pay: Enter the corresponding amount
6. Description: 2020 Medical Exam Fee
7. Payer’s Full Name: Fill in the field
8. Payer’s Phone: Fill in the field
9. Payer’s E-mail: Fill in the field
10. Select your desired mode of payment,
11. Check the "I'm not a robot" and Submit.

Print a copy of the invoice/RRR number generated.

Deadline for payment is now 2nd of October, 2020

The following are to be presented at the accreditation point:

1.    Evidence of Payment (Payment teller / Payment Receipt)

2.    Print out of application form

3.    Valid identification which must be one of the following

.. Driver’s license

.. Permanent Voter’s card

.. E-Passport

.. National ID Card

Please note that only shortlisted candidates (those that applied online and paid) will be accredited to write the examination

Inquiries to this mail can be sent to or
* Travel Nursing / Re: How to Become a Registered Nurse in New Zealand: My Experience by walex: August 28, 2020, 10:32:47 AM
Oops sorry this is coming late. I actually typed everything that night I posted the above but was logged out before I could post so I lost the epistle to the people of Rome I typed, I nearly cried.

Now let me get started

I created my account using this link Register and had to complete several pages laidat. The profile page asked about my basic information, license page asked about all the licences I have so I listed Nigeria, USA and UK license. You will need the date you took the exams and the date you are registered etc Then followed by my Schools, you will be required to complete all schools you have attended right from primary school to your secondary school and the date you graduated, the name you graduated with etc. Then you need to list all your previous employer (I listed my Nigeria and UK employers). Then all professional CPD you have attended with dates you started and completed etc.

An area that is tricky is the identification page where you need to upload 2 forms of notarized identification. For me I uploaded my international passport and UK govt issued identity card. I first made a colored photocopy of the 2 identity cards and then went to the nearest post office in my area (South Bermondsey Post office in London) to have it notarized, it cost me approximately £13.

I uploaded only the notarized document (and not the original ones).
I completed the ielts section by including my TRF number and exam date. (I sha include my ielts despite I will be exempted).

After completing the application form, I made payment of 300 dollars and submitted my application form on the 25th of August, 2020
Immediately after payment I received an email from CGFNS telling me that my application has been received and wait until it is approved before doing anything. About 4 hours later I received an email that my application has been approved that I can now proceed to download the forms and send them to their respective places.

I logged in and nearly fainted at the amount of documents I need to download, I was like I don enter gbege for cgfns hand ó they sha wan help me spend my money 😝.

Employer verification form (both UK and Nigeria), Nigeria license verification, UK license verification, USA license verification, School of Nursing transcript request form and my University transcript request form. I sha download everything sha.

On 26th of August, 2020 I logged in and my IELTS status has changed to meets requirement.

My identity document status has changed to Ready for Evaluation but I saw a form to be completed by me in the presence of notary so I emailed cgfns, within 2hours they replied that it is only applicable to people who used online notary.

 26th of August, I contacted my school of Nursing, my UK and Nigeria employers to help complete my forms

28th of August, 2020 I logged into my UK NMC account and requested for the verification document to be sent to CGFNS, I paid £34 and the certificate was issued almost immediately

On Monday 31st of August, 2020 I will work on Nigeria verification and my University Transcript. For Texas Board of Nursing verification, I honestly don't have any idea how I can go about that. I will email cgfns and ask whether they can accept to check my licence online using the Nursy website. If you know how to go about it please let me know. Bye for now
* News / Nurse’s death exposes Homa Bay Covid weaknesses by katty: August 27, 2020, 06:12:04 AM
Revelations that the Homa Bay nurse who died in Kisii could not get services in her home county have exposed the lack of preparedness in some devolved units.

It has emerged that the family of the late Marianne Awuor, who was a nurse at Rachuonyo South Sub-County Hospital, had to pay penalties and remit money to the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) for them to take care of her treatment.

Yesterday, members of the Senate Committee on Health sought answers on what led to the death of the medic, the stalemate between the county and the health care workers and how they spent part of the Sh5 billion Covid-19 grant given to the counties by the national government.

Specifically, committee members demanded from Governor Cyprian Awiti and Health executive Richard Muga, who appeared before it yesterday, details behind the circumstances that led to her death. They also demanded that the county provides a timeline on when it was going to pay and remit statutory deductions of health workers.

Prof Muga said Ms Awuor had requested to be transferred to Kisii Referral Hospital to see her personal gynaecologist.

“This was a self-referral ... that is why she was transferred ...  she did not use the county ambulance because it was an emergency,” Prof Muga told the committee.

However, according to a letter written by the widower, Mr Stephen Okal Oketch, Ms Awuor was transferred when she developed breathing problems and there was no functional intensive care unit and specialist in Homa Bay County to attend to her.

“There is (only) a brick and mortar ICU. Just beds ... even the ambulance is not operational that’s why we had to wait for long for the Red Cross ambulance to transfer her to Kisii,” he said.

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union Nyanza chairman Kevin Osuri told the committee that Ms Awuor did not leave the hospital where she was admitted to a private clinic but went because there was no oxygen in Oyugis and she had difficulties breathing.

He said Ms Awuor was first referred to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital but it was full.

The county has also been accused of failing to pay the health care workers on time and remitting their statutory deductions on time leading to most of the health care workers striking.

For 22 days now, residents have had to seek services in the neighbouring counties following a stalemate between the county government and health workers.

* Travel Nursing / Re: How to Become a Registered Nurse in New Zealand: My Experience by walex: August 27, 2020, 01:52:50 AM
New Zealand Nurse Registration Requirements

1. You Must have a University Degree in Nursing (BSC NURSING)
2.Pass IELTS at recommended level. New Zealand accepts Academic IELTS.A minimum of 7 in speaking, listening, writing and reading is required. You can combine IELTS result (IELTS CLUBBING) provided the tests are taken within 12 months of first sitting. New Zealand also accepts results that are not more than 3years old as at the time CGFNS submit your report. If you are registered as a nurse and working in UK, USA or Canada, you don't need IELTS result. For more explanation on this read

3. Must have at least 2years working experience

Registration Stages

Stage 1: Credentials evaluation process through CGFNS. This involves creating an account with CGFNS, completing the application form, uploading your passport, etc  after that pay the application fees of 300 dollars. Note that the link is not through the normal CGFNS page for USA, I will include it below.

Step : Get approved, download the forms and send to appropriate authorities who will send them to CGFNS address in USA after completing them.

Stage 3: When the verification is completed, it will be sent to The Nursing Council New Zealand (NCNZ) who will invite you to apply.

Stage 4: You may need to undergo a 6 weeks program dined Competency Assessment Program. If you had worked in Canada, UK and USA as a nurse, you will be exempted from this.

After that you will have jour licence and you can now begin to look for work.

Step 5: For me and others who are doing this because of Australia, you will just make payment to Australia Nursing Board and your New Zealand license will be endorsed.

Now let me begin to gist you about my journey
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