NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL GETS FIRST MALE REGISTRAR IN GHANA
The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has, in accordance with the advice of the Governing Board of the Council, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission, appointed Mr. Felix Nyante as the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council with effect from August 12, 2014.
This makes Mr. Nyante the first Male Nurse to be appointed to the position of Registrar. This follows the passage of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857) which reviewed the qualification for appointment to the position from Nurse-Midwife to Nurse or Midwife. Until the passage of Act 857, the Council derived its mandate from NRCD 117 and LI 683.
With this appointment, Mr. Nyante becomes the sixth (6th) Registrar of the Council since its establishment forty-two (42) years ago.
His predecessors were all females.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana would like to inform all candidates who sat for the RGN Licensing Examination in August 2014 that their results have also been released.
All candidates should therefore contact their principals for further information.
Nurses and Midwives practicing in the country can now heave a sigh of relief due to the instant issuance of Temporary PIN (Professional Identification Number) and AIN (Auxiliary Identification Number) which can be accessed in all the Council’s regional offices across the nation.
The temporary PIN/AIN which began in October, 2014 is valid for a period of two months after which an original PIN/AIN would be issued. The PIN or AIN is renewable every two years.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) in collaboration with the Directorate of Nursing and Midwifery Services (Ministry of Health), the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA) and the Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA) organized a day’s national workshop on the Ebola Viral Disease in August with the objective of complementing the efforts of the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service in terms of Nursing and Midwifery preparedness should there be any outbreak in the country.
The about one hundred (100) participants were Nursing and Midwifery Managers from health facilities across the country.
In an address, the President of the Ghana Registered Nurses Association, Mr. Kwaku Asante Krobea described the outbreak the Ebola disease as the mother of all health battles which has caught the attention of the health system of all countries and a major concern for the World Health Organization (WHO).
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