In this article you will read about How to become a Registered Nurse or Midwife in Nigeria
How to become a Registered Nurse or Midwife in Nigeria
A Registered Nurse is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. An RN’s scope of practice is determined by legislation, and is regulated by a professional body or council.
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A midwife is a trained health professional who helps healthy women during labor, delivery, and after the birth of their babies. Midwives may deliver babies at birthing centers or at home, but most can also deliver babies at a hospital.
To become a Nurse or a Midwife, you must identify an authorized institutions accredited to provide the education of nursing and midwifery.
After identifying the institutions you wish to study and gained successful entrance into the school, all you just need to do is consider yourself a learner, identify a learning style, strategy, and method suitable for you to acquire the skills of nursing and midwifery.
Most people choose to pass through the university after Jamb to offer nursing and earn a BSc certificate, while others choose to offer nursing in school of nursing and midwifery after the school’s entrance exams equivalent to jamb questions and subsequently offered an RN or RM (licence) to practice.
If you choose to go through school of nursing, here are the steps you need to take.
- Purchase the schools entrance form.
- Pass the entrance exams
- Pass a stipulated 6months course called Preliminary Training Section.
Spend 3years in an intensive study.
- Acquire your RN or RM licence
- Now your program is over