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Nursing of Midwifery Council of Nigeria

 

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is a parastatal of the Federal Government of Nigeria established by Decree 89 of 1979 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and amended by Decrees No. 54 of 1988, No. 18 of 1989 and No. 83 of 1992. The Council is the only regulatory body for all cadres of Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria.

VISION FOR NURSING IN NIGERIA

We would like to see a Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria that is the flagship of institutions of its kind in the whole world, with Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice assuming their rightful place in Nigeria, professional ethics and etiquette adequately maintained, and the quality of Nursing Care to Clients and Patients properly guaranteed. It is also our desire that interdisciplinary collaboration with all stakeholders in the health profession be given the highest priority it deserves.

It is the only legal, administrative, corporate and statutory body charged with the performance of specific functions on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria in order to ensure the delivery of safe and effective Nursing and Midwifery care to the public through quality Education and best practices. The Council is mandated by Law to regulate the standards of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice in Nigeria and to review such Standards from time to time to meet the changing needs of the society.
The Council is the only Professional Regulatory Body for all cadres of Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria. It is the only Legal and Administrative Corporate and Statutory Body charged with the performance of specific functions for Nurses and Midwives on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Council has its headquaters in Lagos, with Zonal Offices in Kaduna, Bauchi, Enugu, PortHarcourt and Abuja.
The Council also works in partnership and collaboration with non-governmental organisation such as WHO, UNICEF, Ipas, Netherlands Leprosy Relief Organisation, JSI/MMIS-Nigeria, GHAIN. PATHS, etc, in developing and implementing various health programmes, projects, workshops/seminar etc., aimed at uplifting the standards of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice in the country.

The Council is headed by a Secretary General/Registrar and is assisted by other professionals and non-professional staff. They are responsible to a Board headed by a Chairman with members drawn from various institutions and zones in the country.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is a parastatal of the Federal Government of Nigeria established by Decree 89 of 1979 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and amended by Decrees No. 54 of 1988, No. 18 of 1989 and No. 83 of 1992. The Council is the only regulatory body for all cadres of Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria

It is the only legal, administrative, corporate and statutory body charged with the performance of specific functions on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria in order to ensure the delivery of safe and effective Nursing and Midwifery care to the public through quality Education and best practices. The Council is mandated by Law to regulate the standards of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice in Nigeria and to review such Standards from time to time to meet the changing needs of the society.

The Council is the only Professional Regulatory Body for all cadres of Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria. It is the only Legal and Administrative Corporate and Statutory Body charged with the performance of specific functions for Nurses and Midwives on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Council has its headquarters in Lagos, with Zonal Offices in Kaduna, Bauchi, Enugu, PortHarcourt and Abuja.

The Council also works in partnership and collaboration with non-governmental organisation such as WHO, UNICEF, Ipas, Netherlands Leprosy Relief Organisation, JSI/MMIS-Nigeria, GHAIN. PATHS, etc, in developing and implementing various health programmes, projects, workshops/seminar etc., aimed at uplifting the standards of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice in the country.
The Council is headed by a Secretary General/Registrar and is assisted by other professionals and non-professional staff. They are responsible to a Board headed by a Chairman with members drawn from various institutions and zones in the country.
CODE FOR PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

The Code of Professional Conduct places the client/patient at the center of Nursing activities. The purposes of the Code of Professional Conduct are to: Inform Professional Nurses of the Standards of Professional Conduct required of them in the exercise of their professional accountability and practice.
Inform the public, other professions and employers, of the standard of Professional Conduct that they can expect of a Registered Practitioner.
A Nurse is a person who has received authorized education, acquired specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes, and is registered and licensed with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to provide promotive, preventive, supportive and restorative care to individuals, families and communities, independently, and in collaboration with other members of the health team. The Nurse must provide care in such a manner as to enhance the integrity of the profession, safeguard the health of the individual client/patient and protect the interest of the society.

 
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