The 2016 Nursing and Midwifery licensure examinations involving Nursing and Midwifery Training institutions including Universities offering Nursing prgrammes took off last Monday in 37 centers across the country.
Unlike in 2015 when 4,528 candidates were involved, this year saw a total number of 7,333 sitting for the basic nursing and midwifery programmes simultaneously.
All candidates have successfully completed their academic programmes and are seeking to be licensed to practice as professional Registered General, Registered Community and Registered Mental Health Nursing as well as Registered Midwifery.
The candidates 4,458 and 1,938 are writing for the Registered General Nursing and Registered Midwives programmes respectively.
Another 442 candidates are writing for the Registered Mental Nursing programme whiles 495 candidates are writing for the Registered Community Nursing programme.
The Registrar of the Council, Mr. Felix Nyante according to the Nurses and Midwifery Council visited the Accra Centre at the Armed Forces Senior High School, Burma Camp where some candidates were at the Accra Centre. Mr. Nyante expressed his satisfaction at the conduct of the examination.
He urged the invigilators to be vigilant to ensure that there was no examination malpractice. He also extended good wishes to the candidates.
Candidates of all the basic programs will write a general paper on the last day of the examination.
The examinations which is expected to end on Wednesday August 31, 2016 has so far been incident free.
Kobby Blay is the chief health editor at Ghanahealthnest.com. A professional practicing nurse with specialty in mental health and focus for health communications, public health, medical/documentary photography, ICT and systems perspective for health improvement.