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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by javaterian(m): 6:02pm On May 18, 2016
gratefulme40:

......hey, what's up? Where have you been hiding?
hello pls my mum is a nurse and a midwife with 20 years experience and wants to move to any available country. She's 53 years old this year, pls what's the age limit for us, uk and scotland
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by gratefulme40: 7:18pm On May 18, 2016
javaterian:


hello pls my mum is a nurse and a midwife with
20 years experience and wants to move to any
available country. She's 53 years old this year,
pls what's the age limit for us, uk and scotland


I am not aware of any age limit for registering with NMC, UK. I cannot speak for other countries as I don't have that much information.

To practice in any country, she needs to register with the board of nursing in that country. For Uk, NMC is responsible for registration and licensure. But, being an oversea trained nurse, she needs to write an English proficiency exam. In this case, the acceptable one is IELTS. She also needs to score the required mark before she can be eligible to apply for registeration.

I hope this helps.

You can Google this up to get the fine details.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by javaterian(m): 8:39pm On May 18, 2016
gratefulme40:



I am not aware of any age limit for registering with NMC, UK. I cannot speak for other countries as I don't have that much information.

To practice in any country, she needs to register with the board of nursing in that country. For Uk, NMC is responsible for registration and licensure. But, being an oversea trained nurse, she needs to write an English proficiency exam. In this case, the acceptable one is IELTS. She also needs to score the required mark before she can be eligible to apply for registeration.

I hope this helps.

You can Google this up to get the fine details.

Pls am sorry for bothering u o, the cbt, my mom was telling me thats its very hard cos many of her colleagues have written it for years and have failed woefully. Pls am curious to know if its as difficult as she has stated. Pls help me. Thanks in advance
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by barbiee(f): 9:45pm On May 18, 2016
javaterian:
hello pls my mum is a nurse and a midwife with 20 years experience and wants to move to any available country. She's 53 years old this year, pls what's the age limit for us, uk and scotland
I don't know if there is an age limit for Nurses overseas, even if she is able to migrate abroad the problem she is going to face will be finding an employer willing to sponsor her at her age.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by barbiee(f): 9:53pm On May 18, 2016
gratefulme40:


......hey, what's up? Where have you been hiding?
so sorry i have been away for so long. I later pursued my registration in usa. I have applied with cgfns and just waiting for them to receive my transcripts and other documents. Hopefully keeping my fingers crossed.

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by javaterian(m): 9:59pm On May 18, 2016
barbiee:
I don't know if there is an age limit for Nurses overseas, even if she is able to migrate abroad the problem she is going to face will be finding an employer willing to sponsor her at her age.
am sorry i dont understand is her employer supposed to sponsor her?
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by gratefulme40: 12:30am On May 19, 2016
barbiee:
so sorry i have been away for so long. I later pursued my registration in usa. I have applied with cgfns and just waiting for them to receive my transcripts and other documents. Hopefully keeping my fingers crossed.


Okay....all the best. I have an employment offer with sponsorship already

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by barbiee(f): 9:37am On May 19, 2016
gratefulme40:



Okay....all the best. I have an employment offer with sponsorship already
wow that is great, Congratulations. Have you done your osce exam?

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by barbiee(f): 9:55am On May 19, 2016
javaterian:
am sorry i dont understand is her employer supposed to sponsor her?
yes. Her employer will file for her visa.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by gratefulme40: 10:21am On May 19, 2016
[quote author=barbiee post=45761975] wow that is great, Congratulations. Have you done your osce exam?

Not yet....MMC is still assessing my documents. They say it could take up to 70days.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by barbiee(f): 6:54pm On May 19, 2016
[quote author=gratefulme40 post=45763327][/quote] ok
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by honestpoju: 11:13pm On May 19, 2016
Hello people, what about someone who is not a nurse but comes from a science background, chemistry to be specific questions, but wans start a career in nursing either in USS or Canada? Where does he start from Thanks
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by TheArchangel(f): 8:42am On May 20, 2016
honestpoju:
Hello people, what about someone who is not a nurse but comes from a science background, chemistry to be specific questions, but wans start a career in nursing either in USS or Canada? Where does he start from Thanks
Google how to acquire a bachelor in nursing degree and registration as a nurse in those countries na.

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by barbiee(f): 11:14am On May 21, 2016
honestpoju:
Hello people, what about someone who is not a nurse but comes from a science background, chemistry to be specific questions, but wans start a career in nursing either in USS or Canada? Where does he start from Thanks
if you have a bsc in chemistry then you can do a bridge program into nursing. It is 12 to 18 months long in usa. All you have to do is enrol in the Nursing program as a second course. Follow TheArchangel's advice and google it up then contact the school directly. You will also need to have your chemistry degree transcripts evaluated.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by itstpia8: 6:58pm On May 21, 2016
Actually, any background is accepted for nursing.

The main thing is getting into the nursing program and then completing the course.

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by honestpoju: 12:17am On May 22, 2016
barbiee:
if you have a bsc in chemistry then you can do a bridge program into nursing. It is 12 to 18 months long in usa. All you have to do is enrol in the Nursing program as a second course. Follow TheArchangel's advice and google it up then contact the school directly. You will also need to have your chemistry degree transcripts evaluated.

Good morning, gee thanks. But its actually an HND in chemistry.... Have tried google, not been able to find anything concrete yet. Does anyone know of any school, so I could just contact them directly? Thanks in advance
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by IamOpemipo(m): 7:17am On May 22, 2016
Anyone in the ause tryin avant?
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by gratefulme40: 10:12am On May 22, 2016
javaterian:


Pls am sorry for bothering u o, the cbt, my mom was telling me thats its very hard cos many of her colleagues have written it for years and have failed woefully. Pls am curious to know if its as difficult as she has stated. Pls help me. Thanks in advance


Her biggest hurdle to cross is IELTs. Getting the required score can be challenging. I am sure that's what her colleagues have been unable to pass not cbt.

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by kessel: 8:48am On Jun 04, 2016
If u ve had 2years ans above working experience, i think you should contact avants, they are reliable. They work and i knw this frm experience

http://avanthealthcare.com/
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by desy24444(m): 9:42am On Jun 05, 2016
Thanks guys. Av being looking 4 a thread lik dis on NL. Dis is good. Let's those that av pass through the hurdle of traveling out for practice give us tips.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by desy24444(m): 10:07am On Jun 05, 2016
kessel:
I dont even see myself practicing in Nigeria so everybody here had better given me a hint on how to get out before i break my licence and tear my notification... Mtchewww





Am proud to be a nurse but cool grin. Not in naija
nor b only u one ooooooo. We nid info urgently. See u on d other side @kessel

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by desy24444(m): 10:13am On Jun 05, 2016
gratefulme40:


Yea. Have done and passed CBT
pls wat did practice with?
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by gratefulme40: 9:54pm On Jun 05, 2016
desy24444:
pls wat did practice with?

Royal mardson . ...ordered it from amazon
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by whitesnowboss07: 4:50am On Jun 06, 2016
hello house my fiancee is a bsc holder in nursing..she finished from EPS in benin republic Cotonou but there only problem is they were not giving RN registered nurse but other certificate was given..what do you think can be done?cause i want her t work in the state the only thing holding us down is just the issue of he not been registered nurse..help help asap
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by barbiee(f): 9:09am On Jun 06, 2016
whitesnowboss07:
hello house my fiancee is a bsc holder in nursing..she finished from EPS in benin republic Cotonou but there only problem is they were not giving RN registered nurse but other certificate was given..what do you think can be done?cause i want her t work in the state the only thing holding us down is just the issue of he not been registered nurse..help help asap
if she was given a certificate why wasn't she given a registered nurse license to work?
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by Nobody: 10:29am On Jun 06, 2016
barbiee:
I agree that some nurses are not nice to patients especially those in government sector. There is no profession that doesnt have some bad eggs, but what do you expect? It takes great patience and the grace of God to care for a sick person who doesnt even appreciate what you are doing. Nurses go through emotional trauma and physical abuse every single day starting from the doctor who wants to blame you for every mistake, the patient and their relatives and even your own matron.. Only the brave can nurse. We take care of the sick even when we are sick, im not trying to say all nurses are saints.. No we are not, we are humans too and i am looking forward to the day when Nigerian nurses in particular will get the respect they deserve.

@ statement in bold...That will happen when hell freezes.

How can most nurses' in Nigeria get the respect they deserve when they haven't earned it? Very unprofessional lot.

1. They dress very unprofessional. Who wears sandals to work?
2. They are rude. It doesn't matter if a patient/ family yells at you, you are a professional and should act as such.
3. You are within your right to challenge a doctor's orders if there are concerns of contraindications or if the said orders will cause more ill-health to your patient. Again this is Nigeria where there are no laws protecting anybody.

When family members yell at you, not everyone of them enjoy doing that, it's because they and their relative are vulnerable at the time, and being helpless causes them to lash out..... There is something called Empathy and Active listening. Most times they are lashing out at you they are trying to tell you something..their fears, their concerns....why wasn't active listening imbedded in you lot brains in Uni?

LISTEN, THE MINUTE MOST OF YOU PUT SENTIMENTS ASIDE AND START TO WEAR YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAPS, THE LESS LIKELY THESE BEHAVIOURS WILL AFFECT YOU. Yes you are human, but you are also a professional. Take note of that. If you don't like the job, then find something else to do that will not put you in a crossfire between relatives/patients and other health practitioners...the minute you decide to care for someone, be prepared to take the good, the bad and the ugly. Patients can be nasty, yes they can...you don't think they are vulnerable at the time? You are talking about them not appreciating you....mentality like yours is the reason why the health care system has failed and still failing in Nigeria. Forget about them licking your feet and do your JOB. I repeat you are a professional and should act like one.

The summary to my epistle is this: The Nigerian Nurses'/Medical Board is very incompetent. The director of nursing and medical supervisors of health care facilities do not care...because I see the way some health practitioners talk to people while they are on duty..very incompetent lot. Health practitioners in developed countries wouldn't dare talk to anyone like that. You and your license are answerable to the board so you guard it with your life.

I'm sorry...not my intent to be rude. It's just sad when I watch our health practitioners' be rude to people

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by TheArchangel(f): 11:11am On Jun 06, 2016
WellEndowed:


@ statement in bold...That will happen when hell freezes.

How can most nurses' in Nigeria get the respect they deserve when they haven't earned it? Very unprofessional lot.

1. They dress very unprofessional. Who wear sandals to work?
2. They are rude. It doesn't matter if a patient family yells at you, you are a professional and should act as such.
3. You are within your right to challenge a doctor's orders if there are concerns of contraindications or if the said orders will cause more ill-health to your patient. Again this is Nigeria where there are no laws protecting anybody.

When family members yell at you, not everyone of them enjoy doing that, it's because they and their relative are vulnerable at the time, and being helpless causes them to lash out..... There is something called Empathy and Active listening. Most times they are lashing out at you they are trying to tell you something..their fears, their concerns....why wasn't active listening imbedded in you lot brains in Uni?

LISTEN, THE MINUTE MOST OF YOU PUT SENTIMENTS ASIDE AND START TO WEAR YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAPS, THE LESS LIKELY THESE BEHAVIOURS AFFECT YOU. Yes you are human, but you are also a professional. Take note of that. If you don't like the job, then find something else to do that will not put you in a crossfire between relatives/patients and other health practitioners...the minute you decide to care for someone, be prepared to take the good, the bad and the ugly. Patients can be nasty, yes they can...you don't think they are vulnerable at the time? You are talking about them not appreciating you....mentality like yours is the reason why the health care system has failed in Nigeria. Forget about them licking your feet and do your JOB. I repeat you are a professional and should act like one.

The summary to my epistle is this: The Nigerian Nurses'/Medical Board is very incompetent. The director of nursing and medical supervisors of health care facilities do not care...because I see the way some health practitioners talk to people while they are on duty..very incompetent lot. Health practitioners in developed countries wouldn't dare talk to anyone like that. You and your license are answerable to the board so you guard it with your life.

I'm sorry...not my intention to be rude. It's just sad when I watch our health practitioners' be rude to people
Thank you so much for this, I really need this to pull myself together.
When you are trained in a faulty system it often seems as the wrong things are the norms that should be upheld, I mean I am on this thread because I want to leave Nigeria. The level of professional decadency in our hospitals will make a sane person lose his/her mind.. I do not want the faulty norms to burrow deeper before I jets out or I will have to undergo a form of desensitization when I eventually hightails it out.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by Nobody: 11:43am On Jun 06, 2016
TheArchangel:
Thank you so much for this, I really need this to pull myself together.
When you are trained in a faulty system it often seems as the wrong things are the norms that should be upheld, I mean I am on this thread because I want to leave Nigeria. The level of professional decadency in our hospitals will make a sane person lose his/her mind.. I do not want the faulty norms to burrow deeper before I jets out or I will have to undergo a form of desensitization when I eventually hightails it out.

On point. @bold. I noted same in the comment of the poster I quoted, hence my epistle.

Darling, may God make way for you to practice outside Nigeria AND IN A DEVELOPED COUNTRY. I swear you'd want to unleash fire and brimstone on the health care system and the people responsible for making health related decisions/laws in Nigeria. I was in Nigeria recently and watched a nurse be so rude to a man who was dying of cancer and his wife. No Empathy nothing. I swear it's frustrating. No one forced anyone to practice so if you decide to practice, do your damn job and do it right.

Where do I even begin? is it the one that announced a patient's blood results in the general waiting area? no privacy and patient-doctor/nurse confidentiality arrrgggggg angry

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by TheArchangel(f): 11:50am On Jun 06, 2016
WellEndowed:


On point. @bold. I noted same in the comment of the poster I quoted, hence my epistle.

Darling, may God make way for you to practice outside Nigeria AND IN A DEVELOPED COUNTRY. I swear you'd want to unleash fire and brimstone on the health care system and the people responsible for making health related decisions/laws in Nigeria. I was in Nigeria recently and watched a nurse be so rude to a man who was dying of cancer and his wife.
A resounding Amen to your obodo oyibo prayer oooooooo. I want to know what sanity feels like.
I might be a nurse but I have a phobia for hospitals, except I work there I ain't going. Imagine the lack of empathy .

Thanks for your kind words and prayers, kind stranger.
Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by Nobody: 12:03pm On Jun 06, 2016
@ Topic

For Canada ,I think(from friends) RNs need to write the board exam, written in Canada only. You have 3 attempts. If you fail 3 times, you cannot re-write it . What most RNs do is work as LP nurses pending when they are confident enough to write the exams.----->https://crnbc.ca/Registration/RNApplication/InternationalEN/Pages/Default.aspx

For America, I once met a nurse from California who said he was paid basic rate, no penalties...meaning, he got the same hourly rate even if he worked am, pm and weekend shifts..don't know how true that is. If it is true please stay away.---------> https://www.discovernursing.com/steps-for-foreign-educated-nurses

For Australia, I think you need to do a bridging course, usually for a minimum of 3 months?? before you can practise. But you must apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency/NMBA as an overseas trained nurse wanting to practice in Australia. They provide you with a list of schools to do your bridging course through. You need to write IELTS or OET------->http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-and-Endorsement/International.aspx

For UK...Similar to Australia, you will have to apply to the NMC depending on your specialty. You need to write IELTS---------> https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/trained-outside-the-eueea/

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Re: Nigerian Nurses And Midwives With The Dream Of Working Abroad Let's Meet Here. by barbiee(f): 6:48pm On Jun 16, 2016
@mpvGoddess.. How long did you wait for cgfns to receive your credentials? I sent mine on the 12th of may but they are yet to receive them.. Does it normally take this long?

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