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Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Notice on Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP)

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Please refer to the Nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria circular No NMCN/EDU/CIR/44/VOL.1/88 on the above dated 20th June, 2020 putting on hold the conduct of MCPDP in the states due to Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
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Following the review of the covid-19 guidelines by the federal Government of Nigeria and subsequent increase in number for mass gathering to limited to 50 persons in an enclosed space, the NMCN advises that the state MCPDP implementation commitee should resume conduct of MCPDP in 36 States and FCT.
However, there must be strict compliance to the federal Government guidelines on gathering, physical distance’s and hygiene to minimize risk to all.

  • Not more  than fifty 50 person in a hall
  • Temperature check at the entrance to the venue daily
  • Distance of not less then 2meters between people at all the times
  • Use of face mask for all attendees, resources person and services providers.
  • Hand washing water at strategic places including entrance and exit to the venue
  • Observe all others NMCN extent rules and regulations on conduct of MCPDP.
  • Please bring the contents of this circular to all concerned and ensure strict compliance.

Thank you for your support in promoting and maintaining standards in Nursing education and practice in Nigeria.
Click here to read the CIRCULARMCPDP to DNSs & FCT

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2 Responses

  1. Good one. But some of us have already paid for MCPDP before the abrupt lockdown of the country and which the MCPDP couldn’t hold. Just in the midst of the pandemic Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria allowed the renewal of license with 32hours online contact of the WCEA (A very big thanks to them). Now we have gotten our license renewed. The MCPDP which we paid for we no longer need it for now. We have contacted the organisers of this program for a possible refund of our money but they keep saying NMCN has not given a directive to them as regards that.
    Worthy of note is that this MCPDP certificate will only be useful for the renewal now and in the next three years , it won’t be accepted for renewal of license.
    We are begging the NMCN to say something on this issue. Those of us that paid for MCPDP and which the MCPDP was not able to hold due to the lockdown and we have already gotten our license renewed with WCEA certificate, how do we get a refund of our money.
    Thanks.

    1. I believed state ministry of health will resolve this issue. However It’s worthy to note that those affected should make a complain to the state level and if there’s nothing positive about it then we call our NMCN on various media.

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