The articles will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to apply for a change of name with  Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria which is the only regulatory body for all Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria.

They are responsible for “ensuring high quality of Nursing and Midwifery education in Nigeria, maintain a high standard of professional practice and enforce discipline within the profession”.

The NMCN offers the following services on their official website related to the above statement in no particular order;

  • Indexing
  • Examination
  • Registration
  • Renewal of License
  • Professional Update Form
  • Re-issuance Of Lost License
  • Foreign Verification Of Certificate
  • Change of Name
  • Change Of School
  • Foreign Trained Nurses Registration
  • Unclaimed Certificate/license
  • Nurse Educator Or Administrator Registration
  • Fees and Charges and so on.

The Articles will provide you with the ultimate guide How to Change Your Name in the Council’s Records

Read This: Professional Update form

How To Apply For Change Of Name With Nursing and Midwifery Council Of Nigeria

The Council’s policy on change of name is as follows:

Change of name is allowed for married women only and this applies to change in surname only.

Addition or change of other names is not acceptable

Change of names for males is not acceptable

Only three consistent names in full will be acceptable for all Nursing and Midwifery Council Nigeria records.

Requirements for change of name:

Handwritten application for change of name

Photocopies of certificates of registration

Photocopy of Marriage Certificate or detailed sworn affidavit of marriage

Photocopy of newspaper publication in a national daily (full page)

Original teller of payment of prescribed fees of N5,000 only into Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria; First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Account Number: 2014179152.

Read This: How To Renew You Nursing License

Other condition(s):

If divorced: Divorce papers.

For widows: Death Certificate

Click the link below to access the NMCN portal


Abdullahi Suleiman a Certified Registered Nurse based in Nigeria, an Entrepreneur and Also a Blogger, passionate about Community Development and Cosmetic Nursing


  1. I didn’t see any collum for change of name on the nmcn portal. Please can you be of assistance. Thanks

  2. Gloria Chiagorom on

    I have changed my surname 2times, first one was due to marriage and the second one was because my husband changed his surname. How do l go about this since l want to do a change of name with NMCN?

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