2020: Nurses & Midwives Professional Exam Date

Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) 2020 November Professional Examination Dates and Guidelines for General Nurses/Post Basic and Midwives.

2020: Nurses & Midwives Professional Exam Date
Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigerian wishes to inform you that the Honourable Minister of Health has approved the conduct of November, 2020 Professional Examination for General Nurses/Post Basic and Midwives.

NMCN November 2020 Professional Exam Date [Nurses & Midwives] & Guidelines [Nurses & Midwives]

I am pleased to inform that the Professional Examination for General / Post-Basic Nurses were successfully conducted in August, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This shift has resulted in re-adjustment of statutory dates for subsequent professional examinations.

Therefore, i wish to notify you that the Hon. Minister of Health has approved the date for the conduct of the Professional Examination for General/Post-Basic Nurses - November, 2020. The Examination is scheduled to hold from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th November, 2020.

In view of the above, all Heads of Institutions who have registered candidates for the above examinations are hereby directed to strictly adhere to the preventive protocols of COVID-19 provided by the Presidential Task Force (PTF), National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health by taking note of the following:

  1. Decontamination of the Examination halls and the furniture 
  2. Provision of adequate hand washing facilities around the examination centers 
  3. Provision and use of alcohol based hand sanitizer at the centers of the examination
  4. Provision and use of infrared thermometer for assessment of body temperature 
  5. Compulsory use of face masks by all the candidates and any other person participating in the examinations.
  6. Single seating arrangement for all students in order to maintain physical distance policy of not more than twenty-five (25) candidates in a class room and hundred (100) in an auditorium. 
  7. Institutions with more than one hundred (100) candidates are to send details of their sitting arrangement to the Council to allow for the conduct of inspection before the examination. 
  8. Failure to comply with (7) above, council will approve maximum of Fifty (50) candidates for the institution(s). 

It is pertinent to further note that all institutions are to ensure the above mentioned guidelines/protocols are put in place in order to partake in the aforementioned examinations.

Thank you for your cooperation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria in promoting and maintaining excellence in Nursing education and practice in line with global best practices.

Faruk Umar Abubakar FWACN


AfriEdu Team 


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