LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS

  1. Currently Nurses and Midwives Council administers licensure examinations to the following cadres of nursing and midwifery personnel:-
  2. Professional nurses i.e. those who have gone through a four year degree course in nursing.
  3. Registered nurse midwives i.e. those who have gone through a two year upgrading course in nursing and midwifery.
  4. Registered midwives i.e. those who have been trained for one year in midwifery and have obtained a university certificate in midwifery.
  5. Nursing midwifery technicians i.e. those who have completed three year integrated training programme in both nursing and midwifery.
  6. Nursing midwifery technicians i.e. those who have completed three year integrated training programme in both nursing and midwifery.
  7. Midwifery technicians i.e. those who have completed a one year training in midwifery at technician level.
  8. Psychiatric nursing technicians i.e. those who have completed a one year post basic training in psychiatric nursing.
  9. Community health nursing technicians i.e. those who have completed one year training in community health nursing.

WHO ARE THE ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES?

Candidates to be admitted to the licensure examinations are those that have:- Successfully completed the required theoretical instructions and clinical experiences as stipulated in the rules and regulations for each training programme.

  1. Passed the examination conducted by the college.
  2. Attained satisfactory performance in clinical nursing.
  3. Paid the stipulated examination fee for the particular examination.

HOW MUCH DOES A CANDIDATE PAY FOR A LICENSURE EXAMINATION?

Processing and administration of examinations is very expensive. However Council subsidises the cost so that candidates are requested to pay a small contribution according to the type of examination to be taken.

WHERE ARE EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED?

Currently examinations for nursing technicians, nursing midwifery technicians and midwifery technicians are conducted in three centres depending on the number of candidates. The centres are Blantyre , Lilongwe and Mzuzu. Candidates are allowed to choose a centre that is most convenient to them. However examinations for the registered cadre, community nursing and psychiatric nursing technicians are conducted in one centre that is Lilongwe since the candidates are usually few. Any change in number of centres is communicated to the candidates.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ONE FAILS COUNCIL EXAMINATION

Candidates who fail Council's examinations are allowed to repeat twice. For the examination fees follow the link below

Revised registration rates

 

 

 

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