NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL GETS FIRST MALE REGISTRAR IN GHANA
The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has, in accordance with the advice of the Governing Board of the Council, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission, appointed Mr. Felix Nyante as the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council with effect from August 12, 2014.
This makes Mr. Nyante the first Male Nurse to be appointed to the position of Registrar. This follows the passage of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857) which reviewed the qualification for appointment to the position from Nurse-Midwife to Nurse or Midwife. Until the passage of Act 857, the Council derived its mandate from NRCD 117 and LI 683.
With this appointment, Mr. Nyante becomes the sixth (6th) Registrar of the Council since its establishment forty-two (42) years ago.
His predecessors were all females.
19TH AUGUST, 2014: A one-day national workshop on the Ebola Viral Disease has ended in Accra today. The workshop, which was jointly organized by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC), the Directorate of Nursing and Midwifery Services (Ministry of Health), the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA) and the Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA) was aimed at complementing the efforts of the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service in terms of Nursing and Midwifery preparedness should there be any outbreak in the country.
The Directorate of Nursing and Midwifery Services - Ministry of Health, the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA), the Ghana Registered Midwifes Association (GRMA) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), are jointly organising a day's national workshop on Ebola Disease for Nursing/Midwifrey Managers in the country.
This is to complement the effort of the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health service in terms of Nursing and Midwifery preparedness should there be any outbreak in Ghana. It is also expected the participants will do a step-down dissemination in their respective regions/facilities upon return.
The facilitator for this workshop is an Expect from the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Ghana Country Office.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) of Ghana has announced that its licensing examinations scheduled for July to August 2014 would proceed as scheduled in spite of the nationwide strike by student nurses and midwives.
A statement signed by Mr Felix Nyante, Acting Registrar, NMC, and copied to the GNA assured all candidates in the ongoing and forthcoming licensing examinations for Registered General Nursing, Registered Mental Nursing, Registered Community Nursing and Registered Midwifery that the council had put all measures in place to ensure a successful examination in spite of the strike.
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