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NMCN Releases Guidelines For The Implementation Of The Refresher Course For Eliminated Candidates
Date Posted: 11/Jan/2017
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has released guidelines for the implementation f the refresher course for eliminated candidates. According to the documents obtained by Nursingworld Nigeria, The duration of the programme shall be one year (1 year)
. A minimum of 30 students for school of Nursing and 30 students for school of Midwifery
. Approved Schools MUST meet the following conditions:
- Have a minimum of provisional approval
- Academic Staff:Student Ratio of not more than 1:10
- Physical Facilities: Minimum of 3 classrooms. A separate class room should be created for the programme. Hostel accomodation should be available and adequate
- Areas of hospital based clinical practice must meet council’s minimum requirement
. Candidates must meet the entry requirements of 5 Olevel credits in Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than 2 sittings. All results presented must be verified
. All candidates must be re-indexed by the council 3 months after admission
. Schools are free to determine the school fees to be paid by students and notify the council for approval
. Tutors and lecturers assigned to teach these groups are to be paid honorarium from the funds generated from the programme
. The Selected centres shall work with the Departments of Nursing in Accredited Univeristies close to the centres
. The curriculum to be used is the one designed by the council
The students are to be presented for the professional examination as follows:
General Nursing - May
Midwifery - September
Selected Schools are to admit students from the catchment arears around the school in that geopolitical zone based on 30% from the hosting state school and 70% from other states.
All  Candidates are to apply directly to the schools. Date of commencement of the programme is April 2017 for General Nursing and August 2017 for Midwifery


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