NMCN Sets Minimum Requirements for Registration as an Educator in Nursing Institution in Nigeria

Akwa Ibom State Schools of Nursing Admission Form into Basic Nursing Programme 2021/2022


The Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria at its Emergency Meeting held in February. 2022 has approved Bachelor of Nursing Science degree (BNSc) with Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) or Masters in Education (M.Ed.) as the minimum requirements for teaching in nursing training institutions in Nigeria.

The above decision of the Board is in line with the education reform of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria which reiterates the importance of Nurses with higher qualifications to teach in the Colleges of Nursing Sciences for the award of National and Higher National Diploma (ND/HND) Certificates.

In view of the above, Council will no longer accept diploma qualification without Bachelor of Nursing Science for registration as an Educator.

Please bring the content of this circular to the knowledge of all concerned.

Thank you for your cooperation with the Council in promoting and maintaining Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice in Nigeria in line with global best practices.



Faruk Umar Abubakar PhD, RN, FWACN

Secretary – General / Registrar 

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