EXAMINATION
The Council conducts licensing examinations for qualification as Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives.
Applications from candidates who wish to sit for the licensing examinations are received by the Examination Unit which coordinates the preparation of test items, obtain examination centers, identify invigilators and examiners, assess examination scripts and publish results.
Licensing examinations for the various programmes are held in February/March, June/July, August and November/December every year.
Candidates who pass the licensing examination are issued Professional Identification Number (PIN) and a certificate of registration. Those who pursue Auxiliary programmes are issued with Auxiliary Identification Number (AIN) and a certificate of registration.
N&MC administers licensing examinations to the following cadres of nursing and midwifery personnel;

  1. Registered General Nurses i.e. those who have undergone a three –year (Diploma) or four year (Degree) course in nursing in accredited institutions.
  2. Registered Midwives i.e. those who have completed a three -year course on midwifery in accredited institutions.
  3. Registered Community Nurse i.e. those who have completed a three-year (Diploma) course in Community Health Nursing in accredited institutions.
  4. Registered Mental Nurse i.e. those who have completed a three-year course in Mental Health Nursing in accredited institutions.
  5. Midwifery (Post NAC/NAP Midwifery) i.e. those who have completed a one-year Post NAC/NAP course in midwifery in accredited institutions.
  6. Public Health Nursing i.e. those who have completed a one-year Post Basic course in Public Health Nursing in accredited institutions.
  7. Ophthalmic Nursing i.e. those who have completed a one-year Post Basic course in Ophthalmic nursing in accredited institutions.
  8. Peri –Operative /Critical Care Nursing i.e. those who have completed a one-year Post –Basic course in Peri-Operative/Critical Nursing in accredited institutions.
  9. Ear, Norse and Throat Nursing i.e. those who have completed a one-year Post –Basic course in Ear, Nose and Throat Nursing in accredited institutions.
  10. Nurse Assistant (Preventive) i.e. those who have completed a two-year course in Nurse Assistant (Preventive) in accredited institutions.
  11. Nurse Assistant (Clinical) i.e. those who have completed a two-year course in Nurse Assistant (Clinical) in accredited institutions.

Who are eligible candidates?
Candidates to be admitted to the licensing examinations are those that have:

  1. Successfully completed the required theoretical instructions and clinical experiences as stipulated in the rules and regulations for each training programme.
  2. Passed the examination conducted by the college.
  3. Attained satisfactory performance in clinical nursing.
  4. Paid the stipulated examination fee for the particular examination.

What happens when one fails the licensing examination?
Candidates who fail Council’s examinations are allowed to re-write until they pass. This means that there is no limit on the number of re-sits.
APPROVED FEES FOR LICENSING EXAMINATION


DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT
GHC

Registered Nursing/Midwifery/Mental/Community Nursing(Whole Paper)

450.00

Registered Nursing/ Midwifery/Mental/Community Nursing (Re-sit One Paper)

150.00

Registered Nursing/Midwifery/Mental/Community Nursing(Re-sit Two Papers)

210.00

Registered Nursing/Midwifery/Mental/Community Nursing( Re-sit Three papers)

285.00

Registered Nursing/Midwifery/Mental/Community Nursing (Re-sit more than Three Papers)

450.00

Midwifery/Ophthalmic Nursing/Per-Operative/Critical Care/Ear, Nose and Throat/Public Health Nurse (Whole Exams)

450.00

Midwifery/Ophthalmic Nursing/Per-Operative/Critical Care/Ear, Nose and Throat/Public Health Nurse (Re-sit One Paper)

180.00

Midwifery/Ophthalmic Nursing/Per-Operative/Critical Care/Ear, Nose and Throat/Public Health Nurse (Two Papers/ Whole Exams)

450.00

Community Health Nursing/ Health Assistants (Clinical) Whole Exams

365.00

Community Health Nursing/ Health Assistants (Clinical) Re-sit one Paper

162.00

Community Health Nursing/ Health Assistants (Clinical) Re-sit Two Papers /Whole Papers

365.00