How to get PIN or AIN

 

As a newly qualified Nurse or Midwife, the Council will issue a PIN to you upon registration and subsequently complete 52/week mandatory National Service and the submission of logbook.

As a newly qualified Nurse Assistant, the Council will issue an AIN to you upon enrollment or registration. 

 

What are the requirements for PIN/AIN renewal?

Read CPD Programmes for Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives on the downloads page or click here

 

Why should I renew my PIN/AIN?

• It confirms ones professional status,
•No employer would employ any Nurse or Nurse Assistant without a PIN or AIN,
•It could be used for employment in the private sector even while on retirement.

 

What happens when I do not renew my PIN/AIN?

It is an offence to practice with an expired PIN/AIN. This attracts a penalty and or imprisonment as enshrined under Section 73 (d) of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857).

 


Why does it take too long to receive PIN or AIN after submitting an application?

The duration for processing of PIN or AIN is in fact Thirty (30) minutes after payment of the prescribed fee. Applications submitted to our Regional Offices would take a minimum of one (1) week to be processed. Other causes of delay in processing PIN or AIN include:
Mistakes in Registration or Enrollment Number(s) written by applicants.
Update(s) of knowledge and skills in subjects that are not relevant to the applicant’s area of practice.
Insufficient Update(s).
No evidence of update(s) in knowledge and skills.
Applications without recent Passport-size Pictures
Pictures that do not meet the prescribed specification.
Non disclosure of other Registration or Enrollment numbers by applicants who have multiple Registration or Enrollment Numbers.
NB:  Registration or Enrollment number is the same as Certificate Number.

 


What do I do if I misplace my PIN/AIN card before the expiry date?

Report at the nearest Police station and request for a Police extract
Take the Police extract to the Council’s Regional Office where the PIN/AIN was issued and apply for replacement.


What are CPDs/CPEs and their relevance in nursing and midwifery practice?

CPD means Continuing Professional Development and CPE means Continuing Professional Education.
CPD/CPE is important because it enables nurses and midwives maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.
CPD/CPE is a requirement for renewal of PIN.

 

What does CPD mean

CPD is the acronym for Continuing Professional Development.  It is the process through which professionals update and improve their knowledge and skills to assist them perform better in their careers.


CPD is ‘continuing’ because learning never stops! CPD is ‘professional’ because it is about maintaining the specialized knowledge and skills that nurses and midwives need in order to carry out their work.

CPD is about ‘development’ because it is about moving towards something better so it will help raise the standards of healthcare across the country.


All Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives wherever they work – in hospitals, clinics, health centres, training schools, universities, nursing & midwifery organizations, commercial companies, charities, orphanages, schools and NGOs are encouraged to pursue CPD programmes from time to time because it is a requirement for renewal of PIN or AIN.

 


Where will CPD activities be carried out?

The Council will organize CPD programmes nationwide every year. The Council’s CPD programme is based on 3 key aspects - Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes.  Some organisations have also been accredited by the Council to run CPD programmes. They are; FOCOS, MSSI, The Health Institute, Ghana, Princefield College, STREC Limited and Africa Partners Medical.
In addition to the accredited CPD providers, hospitals and training institutions can also organize such programmes.

Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives will be responsible for organizing their attendance at these sessions and keeping their Logbook updated. 

Some CPD activities will be part of regular in-service training, some might be external training courses, meetings or conferences.


NB: To know about upcoming CPD progammes, please visit the event calendar on our website frequently for updated information.



Can I Register at a Regional Office?

YES. Applicants are required to Register in the Region where they trained.


Why does it take so long to receive my Registration Letter

The duration for processing an application for Registration or Enrollment is Three (3) months.
Applicants are advised to contact the Regional Office where they registered if they do not receive any correspondence Three (3) months after they have Registered.
The reasons for delayed Registration include:
Improperly completed Application Form.
Incomplete information provided by applicant.
Inconsistent information provided by applicant.
Passport-size Pictures that do not meet the prescribed specifications.
No evidence or proof of payment.
Unreliable or incorrect Contact Address.
Inaccessible telephone number(s).


How do I get licensed to practice in Ghana as a foreign trained Nurse or Midwife?

Please follow the link below for guidelines on how to Register as a foreign trained Nurse or Midwife.
http://www.nmcgh.org/mandate/downloads
You can also find the same information on the downloads page, item no. 3, 4 & 5.

 

MEMBERS OF THE 13TH GOVERNING BOARD OF THE NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF GHANA JUNE 2015-PRESENT


1. Mrs. May Osae-Addae  - Chairman
2. Mr. Felix Nyante   - Member / Secretary
3. Mrs. Veronica Millicent Dzomeku - Member  
4. Mrs. Josephine Ansu-Gyeabour  
5. Mr. Kwaku Asante-Krobea  - Member  
6. Mrs. Joyce Jetuah   - Member  
7. Ms. Juliana Agyeiwaa Dartey  - Member  
8. Mr. George Kumi Kyeremeh - Member  
9. Ms. Clothilda Amenga Etego  - Member
10. Mr. Thomas Hughes Amissah  - Member  
11. Mrs. Elfreda Dankyi   - Member 

 

MEMBERS OF THE 12TH GOVERNING BOARD OF THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES COUNCIL OF GHANA - 9TH FEBRUARY, 2010

 

1. Ms. Mariama Sumani    -   Chairman
2. Mrs. Annie Adeodata F. Appoh  -   Member
3. Mrs. Theresa Abena Jamebe Antwi  -   Member
4. Ms. Deborah P. Morny   -   Member
5. Dr. Thelma A. Brown    -   Member
6. Dr. Robert K. Sagoe    -   Member
7. Dr. Emmanuel Dogbatse   -   Member
8. Mr. Kwaku Asante Krobea   -   Member
9. Ms. Sophia Agyei-Aye   -   Member
10. Mrs. Joyce Jetuah    -   Member
11. Mrs. Elizabeth Adjei-Mensah   -   Member
12. Dr. Ernestina Donkor    -   Member
13. Mrs. Alice D. Asare -Allotey   -   Member
14. Col. Sally Odoi-Gyampo/Col. Vida Otoo -   Member
15. Mr. Richard Kwasi Henneh   -   Member
16. Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira  -   Member
17. Mrs. Doris Grace Kpongboe   -   Member
18. Mrs. Margaret Patterson   -   Member
19. Ms. Peace Ivy Ananga   -   Member
20. Mr. George Kumi Kyeremeh   -   Member
21. Mr. Michael Alex Cantah   -   Member



MEMBERS OF THE 11TH GOVERNING BOARD OF THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES COUNCIL - 16TH JUNE, 2005- 9TH FEBRUARY, 2010


1. Ms. Kathlyn P.P Ababio    -   Chairman
2. Col. Esther Dennis     -   Member
3. Ms. Hilda Ampaw     -   Member
4. Mrs. Benedicta Elizabeth Kissi   -   Member
5. Ms. Mariama Sumani/Mrs. May Osae Addae -   Member
6. Mrs. Ethel Lartey     -   Member
7. Mrs. Mary Larbi     -   Member
8. Mr. John Kumfo     -   Member
9. Mr. Evans A. Dzikum     -   Member
10. Dr. J.K. Kwakye Maafo    -  Member
11. Mrs. Cecilia Narmh     -   Member
12. Mrs. Alice D. Asare-Allotey    -   Member
13. Mrs. Faustina Oware-Gyekye    -   Member
14. Mrs. Mary Dampson     -   Member
15. Dr. Jennifer Welbeck     -   Member
16. Dr. Robert Kweku Sagoe    -   Member
17. Mr. Kwaku Asante Krobea    -   Member
18. Mrs. Felicia Darkwah     -   Member
19. Mrs. Chrysolite Joyce Prah    -   Member
20. Mrs. Grace Nyarko-Agyakwa    -   Member

 



MEMBERS OF THE 10TH GOVERNING BOARD OF THE NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL OF GHANA – 6TH APRIL, 2000- 16TH JUNE, 2005


1. Mrs. Esther Hammond   -   Chairman
2. Miss Rose Akita    -   Member
3. Col. (Mrs.) Theresa Ofori  Akuffo  -   Member
4. Mrs. Rose Owusu Yeboah   -   Member
5. Mrs. Grace Asomaning   -   Member
6. Dr. Jennifer Welbeck    -   Member
7. Mrs. Cecilia Narmh    -   Member
8. Mrs. Florence Arthur-Mensah  -   Member
9. Mr. James Yambor    -   Member
10. Mrs. Ethel A. Lartey    -   Member
11. Miss Kathlyn P.P Ababio   -   Member
12. Mrs. Balchisu Iddrissu   -   Member
13. Mrs. Benedicta E. Kissi   -   Member
14. Mrs. Chrysolite Joyce Prah   -  Member
15. Dr. J.K. Kwakye-Maafo   -   Member
16. Miss Bernice Goka    -   Member
17. Dr. F.O. Ofosu-Barko    -   Member
18. Mrs. Felicia Darkwa    -   Member
19. Mrs. Margaret Atter    -   Member
20. Mr. John Kunfo    -   Member
21. Mrs. Grace Nyarko-Agyakwa   -  Member

 



MEMBERS OF THE 9TH GOVERNING BOARD OF THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES COUNCIL OF GHANA-13TH MARCH, 1997-6THAPRIL, 2000

 

1. Col. Florence Forson    -   Chairman
2. Mrs. Rose Owusu Yeboah   -   Member
3. Mrs. Grace Asomaning   -  Member
4. Mr. James Yambor    -   Member
5. Miss Florence Arthur-Mensah  -   Member
6. Mrs. Balchisu Iddrissu   -   Member
7. Mrs. Grace Nyarko-Agyakwa   -   Member
8. Mr. Wilberforce Adade   -   Member
9. Mrs. Emma Helen Banga   -   Member
10. Mrs. Felicia Darkwa    -   Member
11. Miss Joana Laryea    -   Member
12. Dr. (Mrs.) Afua Hesse    -   Member
13. Dr. F.O. Afoso-Barko    -   Member
14. Mrs. Grace G. Agbasi    -   Member
15. Miss Rose Akita    -   Member
16. Mrs. P.L.  Owusu-Asiedu   -   Member
17. Dr. K.A.  Appea-Kubi    -   Member
18. Mrs. Nancy Harlley    -   Member
19. Mrs. Lena Sevor    -   Member
20. Miss Alice D. Asare    -   Member
21. Mrs. Esther Hammond   -   Member

 



MEMBERS OF THE 8TH GOVERNING BOARD OF THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES COUNCIL -24TH MARCH, 1994-13TH MARCH, 1997


1. Miss Ayodele Akiwumi    -   Chairman
2. Mr. Wilberforce Adade    -  Member
3. Mr. Charles Kunko     -   Member
4. Dr. K.A. Apea-Kubi     -   Member
5. Col. Florence Forson     -   Member
6. Mrs. Ernestina Djokotoe    -   Member
7. Mrs. Adelaide Prempeh    -   Member
8. Miss Alice D. Asare     -   Member
9. Mrs. Christiana M. Quayson    -   Member
10. Mrs. Joana A. Abbeyquaye    -   Member
11. Miss Charlotte Rigg-Stewart    -   Member
12. Mrs. Felicia Adofo     -   Member
13. Mrs. Fati Issaka     -   Member
14. Mrs. P.L. Owusu-Asiedu    -   Member
15. Mrs. Nancy A. Harley     -   Member
16. Miss Perfect Blebo     -   Member
17. Mr. Isaac Y. Kyere     -  Member
18. Dr. J.E. Taylor      -   Member
19. Dr. (Mrs.) Afua Hesse     -   Member
20. Mrs. Emma Helen Banga    -   Member

 



MEMBERS OF THE 7TH GOVERNING BOARD OF THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES COUNCIL OF GHANA- 11TH APRIL, 1991-24TH MARCH, 1994


1. Mrs. Margaret Osei Boateng   -   Chairman
2. Mrs. Gladys Swatson    -   Member
3. Mrs. Joana Abbequaye   -    Member
4. Mrs. Balchisu Iddrisu    -   Member
5. Mrs. Christian M. Quayson   -   Member
6. Mrs. Georgina Amua Sakyi   -   Member
7. Mrs. Charlotte Rigg-Stewart   -   Member
8. Lt. Col. Gladys Osei    -   Member
9. Dr. Atta Larbi-Siaw    -   Member
10. Miss Christiana Fianko   -   Member
11. Mrs. Cecilia Narmh    -   Member
12. Mr. Vincent A. Akpah   -   Member
13. Madam Kathlyn Ababio   -   Member
14. Mr. Isaac Kyere    -   Member
15. Miss Comfort A. Asiama   -   Member
16. Madam Victoria Ahedor   -   Member
17. Mrs. Angelina Amponsah   -   Member
18. Miss Perfet Blebo    -   Member
19. Prof. Dr. Dr. G.W. Brobbey   -   Member
20. Mrs. Ernestina Djokotoe   -   Member
21. Dr. J.E. Taylor     -   Member

 



MEMBERS OF THE 6TH GOVERNING BOARD OF THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES COUNCIL OF GHANA-1988-11TH APRIL, 1991


1. Mrs. Henrietta Owusu    -   Chairman
2. Mrs. Miriam Hornsby-Odoi   -   Member
3. Mrs. Comfort E. Blay    -   Member
4. Dr. E.A. Larbi Siaw    -   Member
5. Miss Comfort A. Asiama   -   Member
6. Mrs. Margaret Osei Boateng   -   Member
7. Mr. M.S.K. Ntumi    -   Member
8. Mr. Donald Samani    -   Member
9. Mr. Vincent A. Akpah   -   Member
10. Miss Christian Fianko    -   Member
11. Lt. Col. Victoria Christian   -   Member
12. Miss Cecilia Narmh    -   Member
13. Mrs. Angelina Amponsa   -   Member
14. Mrs. Victoria Ahedor    -   Member
15. Mrs. Charlotte Acquah   -   Member
16. Dr. A. B. Amoah    -   Member
17. Dr. Dr. G.W. Brobbey    -   Member
18. Madam Kathlyn Ababio   -   Member
19. Mrs. Margaret Nkrumah   -   Member
20. Mrs. Edith Ocloo    -   Member
21. Madam Rosebond Gaisie   -   Member

 



MEMBERS OF THE 5TH GOVERNING BOARD OF THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES COUNCIL -19TH JUNE, 1985-1988


1. Miss Henrietta Aboagye   -  Chairman
2. Mrs. Comfort E. Blay    -   Member
3. Miss Rosina Doamekpor   -  Member
4. Mr. M.S.K. Ntumi    -   Member
5. Mrs. Florence Ntim-Adu   -   Member
6. Mrs. Charlotte Acquah   -   Member
7. Mrs. Christiana Abaka Woode  -   Member
8. Mr. Donald Somani    -   Member
9. Mrs. Josephine Richter   -   Member
10. Mrs. Margaret Nkrumah   -   Member
11. Mrs. Miriam Hornsby Odoi   -   Member
12. Miss A. Akiwumi    -   Member
13. Miss Sarah R. Addison   -   Member
14. Mr. Edward K. Kumatia   -   Member
15. Mrs. Edith A. Ocloo    -   Member
16. Miss Bertha Anatsui    -   Member
17. Col. Faustina Yeboah    -   Member
18. Dr. J.B. Wilson    -   Member
19. Dr. S. Asare Odei    -   Member
20. Miss Felicia O. Atuah    -   Member
21. Dr. Charlotte Gardiner   -   Member

MEMBERS OF THE 4TH GOVERNING BOARD OF THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES COUNCIL- 3OTH MARCH, 1982- 19TH JUNE, 1985


1. Miss Angelina Adjei    -   Chairman
2. Mrs. Adelaide Afram    -   Member
3. Mrs. Edith Saki Quartey   -   Member
4. Miss Dorothy Richardson   -   Member
5. Mrs. Florence Awuah    -   Member
6. Mrs. Dina Sackey    -   Member
7. Mrs. Marcella Kathleen Tambro  -   Member
8. Mrs. Mensah-Karikari    -   Member
9. Mr. David K.W. Fynn    -   Member
10. Mrs. Emelia Amanor-Boadu   -   Member
11. Mrs. Alice Liberty Akuffo   -   Member
12. Mrs. Miriam Hornsby-Odoi   -   Member
13. Dr. J.B.Wilson    -  Member
14. Mr. Josiah Nelson    -   Member
15. Mrs. Alice Akuttah    -   Member
16. Miss Joana Laryea    -  Member
17. Miss Sarah Abadoo    -   Member
18. Lt. Col. Edith Tamakloe   -  Member
19. Dr. C.A. Klufio    -   Member
20. Dr. E.A. Kissi     -   Member
21. Mrs. Eleanor Ocansey    -   Member
 

{slider MEMBERS OF THE 3RD GOVERNING BOARD  OF THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES COUNCIL -2ND FEBRUARY, 1978- 30TH MARCH, 1982}

1. Mrs. Lucy Effah    -  Chairman
2. Mrs. Mavis Akutter    -   Vice Chairman
3. Mrs. Emelia Amanor Boadu   -   Member
4. Mrs. Florence Awuah    -   Member
5. Miss Yaa Achiaa    -   Member
6. Mrs. Patience Quartey    -   Member
7. Mrs. Peace Acolatse    -   Member
8. Dr. Anin Addo    -   Member
9. Dr. Mrs. Joy Blankson-Hemans  -   Member
10. Mrs. Adelaide Affram    -   Member
11. Mrs. Edith Quartey    -   Member
12. Mrs. Ruth Gyang    -   Member
13. Mrs. Dorothy Richardson   -   Member
14. Major Mrs.  Dina Quaynor   -   Member
15. Mrs. Elizabeth Kusi Aidoo   -   Member
16. Mrs. Victoria Abbeyquaye   -   Member
17. Mrs. Angelina Adjei    -   Member
18. Mr. W. Fynn     -   Member
19. Mr. Andrew Nai Patterson   -   Member
20. Mrs. Mary Owusu    -   Member
21. Dr. J.B. Dodoo    -   Member

 

MEMBERS OF THE 2ND GOVERNING BOARD OF THE BURSES AND MIDWIVES COUNCIL OF GHANA 3RD OCTOBER, 1974 - 2ND FEBRUARY, 1978

1. Mrs. Lucy Effah    -   Chairman
2. Mrs. Peace Acolatse    -   Vice Chairman
3. Mrs. Elizabeth Owusu-Sekyere  -   Member
4. Mrs. Florence Awuah    -   Member
5. Dr. D.B. George    -   Member
6. Mr. W.O Boateng    -   Member
7. Mr. Amon Kotey    -   Member
8. Mrs. Comfort Asem    -   Member
9. Mrs. Henrietta Bulley    -   Member
10. Mrs. Comfort Manu    -   Member
11. Dr. E.K Newman    -   Member
12. Mrs. Tallulah Collingswood-Williams -   Member
13. Mrs. Patience Quartey    -   Member
14. Dr. J.O.M. Pobee    -    Member
15. Mrs. Mary Owusu    -   Member
16. Dr. J.H. Addy     -   Member
17. Mrs. Margaret Kumi    -   Member
18. Miss Alice Boafo    -   Member
19. Mrs. Alice Akkuttah    -   Member
20. Major R.D. Dugan     -   Member
21. Mrs. Emily Amanor-Boadu   -   Member
 

MEMBERS OF THE NURSES BOARD OF GHANA- 1973

1. Dr. M. A. Baddoo   - Chairman
2. Mrs. Miriam Hornsby Odoi  - Member
3. Mr. R. A. Pappoe   - Member
4. Ms. Henrietta Aboagye  - Member
5. Mr. L.L. Tamakloe   - Member
6. Ms. Tallulah Collingwoode Wiiliams - Member
7. Ms. Sarah Abadoo   - Member
8. Ms. E.M. Amonoo-Neizer  - Member
9. Dr. F.E. Grant    - Member
10. Dr. J.O.M Pobee   - Member
11. Ms. Jane Hayfron   - Member
12. Dr. M. Manu    - Member
13. Mr. James Anyinatoe   - Member
14. Mrs. S. Acquaah   - Member
15. Mrs. Mary Owusu   - Member
16. Mrs. D.A Buttler-Aggrey  - Member
17. Mr. S.O. Cole    - Member
18. Lt. Col. Edith Tamakloe  - Member

 

REGISTRATION
 
The Registration Directorate registers Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives who have completed their nursing and midwifery education in accredited institutions and were successful in the Licensing examination.
Registration with N&MC assures the public, employers and colleagues that a nurse or midwife:
Has the qualifications needed to practice
Has not had his or her name removed from the Register for misconduct
Is working in a regulated profession
Registered Nurses and Midwives practice independently and in collaboration with other health professionals, perform general nursing and midwifery functions, and supervise Nurse Assistants and others.
Registered nurses and midwives use knowledge and judgment to:
assess health needs
provide care
Advise and support people to manage their health.
Nurse Assistants are healthcare providers who have undergone two- year training in Health Assistant Clinical or Community Health Nursing programmes. They provide healthcare to patients or clients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Midwife.
 


PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION

 

 

Upon passing the Council’s licensing examination, a Nurse Assistant, Nurse or Midwife is required to go through the following procedure to be registered to practice legally in the country:

Go to the Council’s Regional Office (the Region in which your institution of training is located).

Present your Results Slip (Letter from the Council indicating that you have passed the licensing examination). You will be required to complete a Registration Form and pay a non-refundable Registration Fee.

You will be issued with:

A Log Book for rotation.

Provisional License and Code for National Service registration.

After completing the Rotation/National Service, you would be required to return the Log Book and Provisional License to the Regional Office where you registered and await your PIN and Certificate of Registration.


 


The approved fees for Registration are follows:


Basic with Badge and Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics GHC 200
Post Basic (Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics added) GHC 200
Auxiliary (Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics added) GHC 170

 

Penalty for Late Registration


Six (6) months after release of Results. GHC 100
More than one year after release of Results. GHC 150
More than two years after release of Results. GHC 200
Moe than five years after release of Results. GHC 1,000
More than ten years after release of Results. GHC 2,000


 
Penalty for practising without collecting Certificate of Registration


After one year   GHC 100
After two years   GHC 200
After five years  GHC 500
After Ten years   GHC 1000
Practising without Badge GHC 100


 
Issuance of Professional Identification Number PIN and Auxiliary Identification Number (AIN)
The Council issues Professional Identification Numbers (PIN) to Nurses and Midwives upon completion of the Registration process.


 
Nurse Assistants are also issued with Auxiliary Identification Number (AIN) after registration.


 
Renewal of PIN or AIN


A PIN or AIN once issued, expires in twelve (12) calendar months. Any Nurse Assistant, Nurse or Midwife whose PIN or AIN expires is required to apply through the Council’s Regional Offices.
 


The PIN or AIN will be renewed upon submission of the following prescribed requirements:

 

 

The applicant must have accumulated the required Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points with; Two (2) Current Passport Pictures in Prescribed Uniform over a Red background for Nurse Assistants (Auxiliaries) and Two (2)  Current Passport-size Pictures in Prescribed Uniform over a White background for Nurse.

 

The required minimum CPD points for PIN/AIN renewal are as follows

 

 

Category Required CPD Points

 

Nurse Assistants: Ten (10) Points

 

CHN, EN, NAC & NAP

 

Staff Nurses/Staff Midwives up to Fifteen (15) Points

 

Nursing / Midwifery Officers

 

Senior Nursing/Midwifery Officer/ Twenty (20) Points

 

Health Tutor/Assistant Lecturers and above


 
Applicants shall pay the prescribed fee as shown below:

 

 

The applicant will be required to complete a PIN or AIN Renewal Form. An instant PIN or AIN would be issued.

PIN or AIN (for Newly qualified Nurses, Midwives and Nurse Assistants GHC 50
Practitioners without PIN or AIN GHC 320
Yearly Renewal GHC 50
Change for a new PIN or AIN card which has not expired GHC 40
Replacement of Lost/Missing PIN or AIN GHC 43


 
Relevance of PIN or AIN


The PIN confirms ones professional status,
No employer will employ any Nurse Assistant, Nurse or Midwife without a PIN or AIN,
It could be used for employment in the private sector even while on retirement.
It is an offence to practice as a Nurse Assistant, Nurse or Midwife without a valid PIN or AIN. This attracts a penalty and or imprisonment as enshrined under Section 73 (d) of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857).


 
Registration of Foreign-Trained Nurses and Midwives (Permanent):


Foreign-trained Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives who wish to practise in the country would be required to pass a Licensing Examination and satisfy other requirements before they are registered.
 


Requirements:
1. Transcript of training
2. Three (3) passport-sized photographs
3. A copy of Birth Certificate
4. Photocopies of Professional Certificates (original copy to be presented for inspection)
5. Marriage certificate where applicable
6. Two (2) testimonials from previous/current employers where you have practiced for at least one year
7. Copy of last appointment letter
8. Verification of registration from the original Council/Board.
9. Copy of certificate of proficiency in English from approved school of languages.
Upon fulfilling all eligibility requirements, applicants are required to sit for a written examination. The fee for the examination is …..? The amount is subject to review from time to time. The examination is organized twice a year that is, June and December.
 
 
 
After the written examination successful candidates will:
1. Complete Registration Forms and pay a fee of $ 125 or its Ghana cedi equivalent to the Council.
2. Undergo a three- month practical orientation programme in a Teaching, Regional or any hospital accredited by the Council.
3. Be registered to practice based on satisfactory performance during the practical orientation programme.
A provisional license for newly qualified foreign trained Nurses and Midwives would attract a fee of $ 125 or its Ghana cedi equivalent.
 

NB:
Documents which are in Languages other than English should be translated into English with a copy of the document in the original language attached to it.
 
 


What does CPD mean?


CPD is the acronym for Continuing Professional Development.  It is the process through which professionals update and improve their knowledge and skills to assist them perform better in their careers.
CPD is ‘continuing’ because learning never stops! CPD is ‘professional’ because it is about maintaining the specialized knowledge and skills that nurses and midwives need in order to carry out their work. CPD is about ‘development’ because it is about moving towards something better so it will help raise the standards of healthcare across the country.


All Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives wherever they work – in hospitals, clinics, health centres, training schools, universities, nursing & midwifery organizations, commercial companies, charities, orphanages, schools and NGOs are encouraged to pursue CPD programmes from time to time because it is a requirement for renewal of PIN or AIN.


Where will CPD activities be carried out?


The Council will organize CPD programmes nationwide every year. The Council’s CPD programme is based on 3 key aspects - Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes. Some organisations have also been accredited by the Council to run CPD programmes. They are; FOCOS, MSSI, The Health Institute, Ghana, Princefield College, STREC Limited and Africa Partners Medical, Ghana.


In addition to the accredited CPD providers, hospitals and training institutions can also organize such programmes.  Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives will be responsible for organizing their attendance at these sessions and keeping their Logbook updated.   Some CPD activities will be part of regular in-service training, some might be external training courses, meetings or conferences.
 
NB: To know about upcoming CPD progammes, please visit the event calendar on our website frequently for updated information.

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

INDEXING

Indexing of Student Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives involves the recording of students’ personal data into a database to ensure that each student’s qualification for admission into the various programmes is based on the approved entry requirement as prescribed by the Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.

The process of indexing begins upon receipt of Indexing Forms from various Nursing and Midwifery Training Institutions.

Upon completion of the indexing process, students who satisfy all entry requirements are issued unique index numbers which would be used for the Council’s licensing examination.

Requirements for Indexing

• Duly completed Indexing form

• Prescribed Fee

Approved Indexing Fees 

All Nursing and Midwifery Disciplines - GHC60

Penalty for late Indexing by Institutions 

One week after deadline - GHC750.00

Two weeks after deadline - GHC1,500.00

Three to four weeks after deadline - GHC3000.00

Beyond four weeks after deadline - GHC6000.00

 

What are the entry requirements for a nursing or midwifery program?

Read item number 11 on http://www.nmcgh.org/mandate/downloads

How to get PIN or AIN

 
As a newly qualified Nurse Assistant, Nurse or Midwife, the Council will issue a PIN or AIN to you upon Registration or enrollment. 
Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives whose PINs or AINs have expired can renew them upon submission of the following prescribed requirements:
The applicant must have attended Workshops of Five(5) Days duration or Thirty (30) Contact hours together with; 
Two (2)  Current Passport Pictures in Prescribed Uniform over a Red background for Nurse Assistants (Auxiliaries) and
Two (2)  Current Passport-size Pictures in Prescribed Uniform over a White background for Nurses and Midwives (Professionals)
Applicants shall pay the prescribed fee.

 

Why should I renew my PIN/AIN?

• It confirms ones professional status, 
•No employer would employ any Nurse or Nurse Assistant without a PIN or AIN,
•It could be used for employment in the private sector even while on retirement.

 

What happens when I do not renew my PIN/AIN?

It is an offense to practice with an expired PIN/AIN. This attracts a penalty and or imprisonment as enshrined under Section 73 (d) of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857).

 


Why does it take too long to receive PIN or AIN after submitting an application?

The duration for processing of PIN or AIN is in fact Thirty (30) minutes after payment of the prescribed fee.  Other causes of delay in processing PIN or AIN include: 
Mistakes in Registration or Enrollment Number(s) written by applicants.
Update(s) of knowledge and skills in subjects that are not relevant to the applicant’s area of practice.
Insufficient Update(s).
No evidence of update(s) in knowledge and skills.
Applications without recent Passport-size Pictures
Pictures that do not meet the prescribed specification.
Non disclosure of other Registration or Enrollment numbers by applicants who have multiple Registration or Enrollment Numbers.
NB:  Registration or Enrollment number is the same as Certificate Number. 

 


What do I do if I misplace my PIN/AIN card before the expiry date?

Report at the nearest Police station and request for a Police extract
Take the Police extract to the Council’s Regional Office where the PIN/AIN was issued and apply for replacement.


What are CPDs/CPEs and their relevance in nursing and midwifery practice?

CPD means Continuing Professional Development and CPE means Continuing Professional Education.
CPD/CPE is important because it enables nurses and midwives maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.
CPD/CPE is a requirement for renewal of PIN.

 

What does CPD mean

CPD is the acronym for Continuing Professional Development.  It is the process through which professionals update and improve their knowledge and skills to assist them perform better in their careers.


CPD is ‘continuing’ because learning never stops! CPD is ‘professional’ because it is about maintaining the specialized knowledge and skills that nurses and midwives need in order to carry out their work.

CPD is about ‘development’ because it is about moving towards something better so it will help raise the standards of healthcare across the country.


All Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives wherever they work – in hospitals, clinics, health centres, training schools, universities, nursing & midwifery organizations, commercial companies, charities, orphanages, schools and NGOs are encouraged to pursue CPD programmes from time to time because it is a requirement for renewal of PIN or AIN.

 


Where will CPD activities be carried out?

The Council will organize CPD programmes nationwide every year. The Council’s CPD programme is based on 3 key aspects - Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes.  Some organisations have also been accredited by the Council to run CPD programmes. They are; FOCOS, MSSI, The Health Institute, Ghana, Princefield College, STREC Limited and Africa Partners Medical.
In addition to the accredited CPD providers, hospitals and training institutions can also organize such programmes. 

Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives will be responsible for organizing their attendance at these sessions and keeping their Logbook updated.  

Some CPD activities will be part of regular in-service training, some might be external training courses, meetings or conferences.


NB: To know about upcoming CPD progammes, please visit the event calendar on our website frequently for updated information.



Can I Register at a Regional Office?

YES. Applicants are required to Register in the Region where they trained. 


Why does it take so long to receive my Registration Letter

The duration for processing an application for Registration or Enrollment is Three (3) months.
Applicants are advised to contact the Regional Office where they registered if they do not receive any correspondence Three (3) months after they have Registered.
The reasons for delayed Registration include:
Improperly completed Application Form.
Incomplete information provided by applicant.
Inconsistent information provided by applicant.
Passport-size Pictures that do not meet the prescribed specifications.
No evidence or proof of payment.
Unreliable or incorrect Contact Address.
Inaccessible telephone number(s).


How do I get licensed to practice in Ghana as a foreign trained Nurse or Midwife?

Please follow the link below for guidelines on how to Register as a foreign trained Nurse or Midwife. 
http://www.nmcgh.org/mandate/downloads
You can also find the same information on the downloads page, item no. 3, 4 & 5. 


How many times can I sit for Licensing Examinations

As many times as will enable you pass


Can I Register to re-sit the licensing examinations in part?

No. All referred papers must be re-sat at a go.


Can I change my Name?

Only female Nurses and Midwives can change their surnames from the maiden to their spouse’s name upon completing a prescribed Form.
You are also required to attach the following documents and any other relevant document.
An Application Letter
A Gazette publication
A Legible Copy of Marriage Certificate  

What is indexing?

 
It is the process of recording personal data as well as academic qualifications of newly admitted students into a data base and ensuring that the students meet the prescribed entry requirement for the particular programme applied for.


What is Verification?

It is the processes of ascertaining one’s credentials as a qualified Nurse or Midwife. 
The requirements for verification are:
Applicant’s Name
Name of training institution
Dates of commencement of training and completion
Type of programme and date(s) of Licensing Examinations


What is the use of log books?

The logbooks serve the purpose of keeping track of the practical sessions undertaken by newly qualified nurses during their fifty-two (52) weeks of mandatory internship.
Logbooks are given to tutors of training institutions to monitor their knowledge, attitude and clinical skills which is an important element in capacity building for the individual’s speciality area

Who is qualified to be issued a log book and a Provisional License?

 
A newly qualified Nurse or Midwife (one who has just passed his/her licensing examination)


How to register for National Service

Procedure for registering with the National Service Scheme (NSS)  
Instructions:  
Go to the National Service Scheme (NSS) website – www.nssghana.org 
Click on Enrollment
Enter your Pin Code eg:GHS123456 (this code is from the NSS and it is issued by NMC during Registration)
Complete the Registration Form
When completed click on the submit button
Wait a while, a new number (NSS Number) will be generated for you at the top left hand corner of the form
This number would be required when checking your posting online
How to check postings with the NSS 
Go to the National Service Scheme (NSS) website – www.nssghana.org 
Click on postings
Enter your NSS Number
Posting form and letter will appear for printing
Submit it at NSS Regional Office for Registration
Go to the Regional Director of the Health Services (RDHS) for further posting instruction or his/her designated representative. That is, the DDNS in-charge of your respective region.

 

Do I need to notify the Council of my change of address?

Yes. N&MC will need a valid and current mailing address for correspondence. If you have changed your address, update the Council with your address so that all correspondence will be sent to the correct address.

I have changed my place of employment. How do I inform the N&MC

 

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your PIN and new place of employment in your email.

I am a nurse assistant, nurse or midwife, but not working in direct patient care. Do I need to renew my PIN/AIN?

Yes. The practice of nursing or midwifery is not limited to direct patient care. It includes nursing and midwifery Management, education and research. If being a nurse assistant,  nurse or midwife is a requirement for your position, you must be on NMC's Register and renew your PIN/AIN.

If I have a PIN/ AIN do I still need my certificate

 

Yes. The two documents go hand in hand.

Registrar

Mission

Secure in the public interest the highest standards of training and practice of nursing and midwifery.

Vision

ensure the availability of trained nursing and midwifery professionals who would give competent, safe, prompt and efficient service for client delight.

Mandate

The name of the Council changed from Nurses and Midwives Council of Ghana as provided for in the NRCD 117 of 1972 and LI 683 of 1971. during the year 2013 to Nursing and Midwifery Council following the enactment of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857).

Part Three of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857) mandates the council to secure in the public interest the highest standards of training and practice of Nursing and Midwifery. The LI 683 is also being reviewed.

 

 

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