Registered Nurses and Midwives across Nigeria numbers to about 250,000. These professionals are registered under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) is an agency under the ‘B’ category of the Federal Ministry of Health. It was established by Decree No. 89, 1979, or the Nursing and Midwifery (Registration) act. Cap. N143, of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The Council is a corporate body of the government with a common seal and perpetual succession. It is the only administrative and statutory body mandated with the dispense of safe and effective nursing and Midwifery care to individuals across the nation while implementing quality education and standardized practice.
The Council is charged by Law to review and regulate the Nursing and Midwifery standards of Education and Practice in Nigeria to meet the changing health demands of the society.
The fundamental objectives of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria are to maintain a high standard of professional nursing and midwifery practice, to ensure high quality of education within the Nursing and Midwifery sector in Nigeria, and the maintenance of discipline in the profession.
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With a full commitment to the maintenance and promotion of excellence in the education and practice of Nursing in Nigeria, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria ensures a proper regulatory framework.
This they do through their energetic efforts to promote the quality of nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and the general public as one of the pivotal measures to the improvement of all-around service delivery in the health care sector in Nigeria.
Nursing is held in high esteem both nationally and internationally and continues to remain in collaboration with relevant interdisciplinary stakeholders in the education and health sectors to gear the profession to higher echelons of excellence.
The head of the Council is a Secretary-General/Registrar and is assisted by a host of other professionals and non-professional staff. They are amenable to a Board headed by a Chairman with members positioned from various zones and institutions in the country.
The headquarters of the Council is located in Abuja and has Zonal Offices in Sokoto, Kaduna, Bauchi, Enugu, Port Harcourt, and Lagos.
Below is the exact locations, addresses and call centers of the various branches:
Head: The Secretary-General/Registrar
Location: Plot 713, Cadastral Zone Life Camp, Gwarinpa, Abuja
Head: Mrs. Shonde Bolaji
Location: Central Medical Library Compound, Murtala Mohammed Way, (Opposite Yaba Bus Stop) Yaba, Lagos.
Head: Mr. Adamu Abdullahi
Location: 20, Yakubu Bauchi Road, Opposite Deputy Governor’s Residence Bauchi
Head: Mrs. N. E. Nwachukwu
Location: 10B Amawbia Close, Opposite New Haven Police Station, Enugu
Head: Mallam Usman ShamshudeenJari
Location: Federal Government Secretariat, 3rd Floor, Room 320-322, Kaduna
Contact: 08143831982, email@example.com
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State: PORT HARCOURT
Head: Mr.Ernest Akuna
Location: 9, Wami Street Beside Oroworukwo Community Town Hall, Port-Harcourt
Contact: 08035446039, firstname.lastname@example.org
Head: Mallam Chibiyeyi Usman
Location: ShehuKangiwa State Secretariat, Block 4, Suite 3, Room 203, Birnin-Kebbi Road, Sokoto
Contact: 08088653734, email@example.com
Also, if you have to wish to contact the board directly, you can do that through the Staff/Members Email or the contact details below: