(Includes all those trained outside Malawi and would like to work and study in Malawi)

1. Any nursing and midwifery personnel who wish to work or study in Malawi, is requested to apply in writing to the registrar for registration.

2. Upon receipt of application, the Registrar will give forms 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D. The Registrar will request the applicant to complete form 1A and will request him/her to forward the other forms as follows:-

Form B to training institution where one trained in general nursing

Form C to training institution where one trained in midwifery.

Form D to the Regulatory body in the country of origin.

Where regulatory functions are under institutions other than regulatory body, the applicant may request such institution to complete form 1D.

3. The applicant is informed to submit form 1A directly to the registrar whilst other forms are submitted by the relevant authorities directly to the registrar to maintain the professional confidentiality and safeguard authenticity of the documents.

4. The applicant's attention is drawn to a requirement on need to obtain a work permit before orientation is organized by the council.

5. The applicant is requested to attend the personal interviews arranged in liaison with the registration officer on schedule once a week on Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

6. The following documents are assessed for authenticity:-


Letters of reference

Transcripts and Validations (in sealed envelopes)

7. Where transcripts are not available, the applicant is given a set of forms, some of which should be sent to appropriate institution. a file is then opened for each applicant.

procedure for handling deceased nursing and midwifery personnel

A deceased nursing and midwifery personnel is any trained nursing and midwifery personnel who has died regardless of career taken after training.

The registrar through registration officer updates the cardex in red ink with the following information:-

Died on a particular date on both sides of a card. Updates are also made against the name of this person indicating "deceased status" in the electronic Nursing register.

The Registration officer replies the letter acknowledging receipt of the letter where it was reported formally.

The name, address where person was working at the time of death, registration numbers and the date of death are published in the media for the public to know.

The card is placed in a box that has cards of other nursing midwifery personnel who have also died while the file will be placed in a cabinet where registration officer ensures they are moved to archives every month end.



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