2. Download the forms for transcript and verification.
3. Sign and send the transcript form to your Nursing school to be sent to cgfns (address to be sent to is on the form)
4. Apply for verification with your Nursing Board to be sent to cgfns. For those in Nigeria apply for verification online, the verification fees cost approximately #69, 000. You will need to have your license, certificate of registration with Nursing council and the signed cgfns verification request form in PDF format saved on your computer as you will need to upload everything online. To apply for verification see How to Apply for Online Verification with NMCN
5. Proceed to cgfns message centre on your portal to upload your WAEC/Neco/ certificates.
6. Wait for cgfns to receive all your documents (it takes at least 28 days after cgfns receives your documents before it is uploaded on your portal)
7. Immediately cgfns receives all your file or documents proceed to create an account with Texas board of Nursing (don't worry you can change to any State after passing Nclex). To create account click https://txbn.boardsofnursing.org/txbn and after logging in click on Apply for License to complete the application
8. After completing the form, make the application fees payment of $75
9. Get FBI fingerprint card either from me or any other source. I have the cards available in Nigeria, UK and Ghana, you can PM here or on WhatsApp on +2348066640382
10. Thumbprint on the card (you can do this at home, just watch youtube videos on how to do it. Roll your finger from outer fingernails to inner fingernails, not too light or too dark.) I advice you practice on a paper before thumbprinting on the card and please send at least 2 cards (although only 1 is needed)
11. Proceed to register with identogo https://uenroll.identogo.com/workflows/11G64G pick the last option that says submit a fingerprint by mail complete the form and pay the fees of about $38. Printout the payment acknowledgement slip which contains the address you will be sending the card to.
12. Complete the FBI fingerprint card. For ORI part write TX923672Z TX B OF NURSING-INTL
13. Put the thumbprinted card together with the printout into a single envelope and send it to the address on the payment slip. Once it gets there you will be finally notified and told if successful or not
This is going to be a comprehensive guide on how to apply for verification with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to CGFNS, Josef Silny, WES, Dataflow and other organizations requesting verification of your licensure in Nigeria.
Step 2: Login with your username and password (the one you usually use in logging into your license renewal portal)
Step 3: Ensure that your profile information and qualifications read 100%. You also need to have an active license before the renewal button will be clickable.
Step 4: Click on the License verification button
Step 5: Review the the information and then pick the name of the country where you want to send your verification.
Step 6: If you pick CGFNS International for instance, the address field which is necessary is already completed. Phone number or email address of the receiving organizations are not compulsory. The compulsory fields have all been asterisked, non asterisked information are not important. If however you are still being asked to provide the information in the other box, please do as some people have reported they can't proceed without completing all the information on the portal.
Step 7: Upload the forms to be sent to council, make sure you scan the forms as a single document or merged it together and upload it on the portal. The form must not be more than 1MB and if yours is more than that simply compress it using any of the free online file compressors.
Step 8: Proceed to make the payment using either the online option or through bank transfer. Total fees is ₦ 69,036.25, I personally recommend using the online payment as it is faster and non complicated.
Note: If your board is not listed please click on the my board is not listed button and then complete the form.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) on Wednesday inducted 72 nursing graduates of the Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo, into the profession.
The Registrar of the council, Alhaji Faruk Abubakar, who administered the oath of practice on the inductees, charged them to learn from experienced nurses in the field and accept corrections to improve themselves.
Abubakar, who was represented by a senior staff in the council, Mr Adamu Aliu, said such learning would help the inductees to grow as seasoned nurses that the society need.
He also called on them to adhere to the ethics of the profession at all time.
In her induction lecture, Prof. Mary Mgbekem of the University of Calabar, advised the new nurses to always exhibit competence, proficiency and good attitude in their practice.
Mgbekem said that nursing training helped to make a global impact in healthcare service delivery.
The don urged the inducted graduates to have a voice as they proceed to the outside world.
In his opening remark, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, Vice-Chancellor of the university, charged the inductees to be good ambassadors of their alma mater.
Ezemonye, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Raphael Adeghe, described a nurse as a licenced healthcare professional that play vital role in the healthcare system of any nation.
He said this role alluded to the cliché within the medical circle that "save one life, you are a hero; save a hundred lives, you are a nurse".
Ezemonye identified some of the challenges of nursing practice in Nigeria as increased number of critically ill patients, increased healthcare expenses, and increased deficit in nursing staff and nurse educators.
The vice-chancellor said the university, in the past years, had embraced inter-professional educational models in the training of her students to bridge some of the identified gaps.
"All our students are well integrated into the use of computers and entrepreneurial studies for the purpose of sustainability in their profession," he said.
We're asking our Council to approve two key changes to our requirements.
Our Council will consider important changes to our English language requirements at its next meeting on 28 September. These aim to provide a fair and reliable approach to ensuring nursing and midwifery professionals can communicate safely and effectively in English.
Our proposals follow an eight-week consultation that received more than 34,000 responses – a record for any NMC consultation in the last decade. We consulted on two areas. First, our approach to testing. Second, whether we should consider other evidence of English language competence.
Our proposals Most people who responded to our consultation agreed with our proposals overall. There was strong agreement that a high level of English language proficiency is critical for effective communication between professionals, and the safety of those they care for.
Currently most people from outside the UK who apply to join our register take one of our two English language tests: IELTS and OET. Testing will remain the main focus of our English language requirements in the future and we are also proposing to make some changes.
After carefully considering the consultation responses, firstly we're proposing to:
standardise the minimum scores we accept when combining test scores, and extend the period for combining test scores from six to 12 months. Some people marginally miss the test score needed to join our register. This proposal will allow a bit more flexibility for people who need to resit a test, while maintaining the high standard of English language proficiency that the public has a right to expect.
Secondly, we're proposing to:
enable employers to provide supporting evidence of English language proficiency. We plan to accept supporting evidence where an applicant has:
trained in English in a country where English is not a majority spoken language; or narrowly missed passing the English language test. This proposal will allow employers to provide objective information and evidence to us about someone's use of English in a health and social care setting in the UK, including evidence from interactions with people who use services. This proposal will provide greater flexibility for people who are already contributing to health and social care in the UK without affecting the high standard of English language skills needed to deliver safe, kind and effective care.
We also consulted on whether to accept post-graduate qualifications taught and examined in English as supporting evidence. While there were similar levels of support for this proposal, the consultation raised some issues for us to consider further. Given the variety of post-graduate courses, these issues are more complex to address so we are not making a recommendation on this to Council at this point. We will do more work to decide whether it would be feasible and beneficial, and will return to Council with a recommendation at a later date.
Next steps Subject to Council approval, we plan to prepare for implementation of the proposed changes from January 2023.
Matthew McClelland, Executive Director of Strategy and Insight at the NMC, said: "I'm extremely grateful to everyone who took the time to respond to our consultation. 34,000 responses is an exceptional number and shows just how important it is to people that we get our English language requirements right. We've considered all responses thoroughly, and believe these proposals will ensure that our requirements are fair and reliable for everyone.
"Internationally trained professionals make a vital contribution to safe, effective and kind nursing and midwifery across the UK. It is essential for public safety that nursing and midwifery professionals have effective English language skills and can communicate safely with each other and those they care for.
"While we'll look to bring in any approved proposals as quickly as possible, we can't rush this process. It's important that we bring in any changes in a kind, careful and considered way. We'll continue to keep professionals, our stakeholders and partners updated moving forward."