So immediately After Graduation, the First license is given to eligible applicants who had previously registered under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN). In this article, you will learn how to renew nursing license in Nigeria

A registered nurse or midwife is entitled to the renewal of his or her license according to Section 5 of the Amended Decree 54 of 1988; which categorically enunciates that “no nurse shall be allowed to practice or continue to practice in any year except such a nurse has paid licensing fees as prescribed by the Council.”

The licenses of certified and registered nurses and midwives who are currently practicing are renewable every three (3) years, with a renewal fee of thirteen thousand and one twenty-five nairas (N13,125) only. A penalty of six thousand five hundred and sixty two naira (N6,5602) for each year of default is to be paid by erring health practitioners. These fees are periodically reviewed and may change over time.


The following are the requirements for the issuance of the nursing and midwifery license in Nigeria:

  • • Upload a scanned copy of your recent colored passport photograph with a white background.

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  • • first steps is to Upload a scanned copy of your original Certificate of Registration issued by the Council
  • Second step Upload a scanned copy of your original certificate of attendance for the Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Program (MCPDP).
  • Make a Payment of N10,500 for renewal and a penalty of N5,250 for each year of default (only if you have defaulted) to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA on the renewal portal


• Completed licensing form

• Application letter for re-issuance of a license

• Photocopies of certificates of registration

• Photocopy of lost license (if available)

• Sworn court affidavit

• Police extract (if license is current)

• Original teller of payment of the prescribed fees of N8,750 only on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s platform through REMITA payment.

The policies for the change of name as stipulated by the Council is as follows:

• A change of name is allowed for married women only, and this applies to changes in surname only.

• The addition or change of other names (first or middle names) is not acceptable.

• For a male, a change of name is not acceptable.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the penalty for renewing an NMCN license?

The renewal price for a practicing license is now Thirteen Thousand One Hundred and Twenty-five Naira (N13,125) for a three-year period, with a penalty of Six Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty-two Naira (N6,562) for each year of default. Practicing licenses are renewable every three (3) years. Periodically, these fees are subject to review.

How long does it take to get a nursing license in Nigeria?

This process may take a minimum of three (3) months and a maximum of six (6) months. The registration and licensing process can be facilitated by taking the following steps: Pay a non-refundable application/examination fee of N45,500 to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA in any bank.

How do I find my NMCN portal username and password?

On the login screen, please select the “Forgot Password” link located beneath the submit button. You will be taken to a website where you may reset your password by following steps that are identical to the ones you took to register.

What are the requirements for nursing license renewal in Nigeria?

filled-out license application. Two (2) current passport photos in the same color and white background. license that has expired. copy of the registration certificates.

How much is a nursing license in Nigeria?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria requires a non-refundable application/registration cost of N61,092.00 for midwives and psychiatric nurses and N44,500 for other post-basic nurses to be paid through REMITA in any bank. Individuals and schools cannot make financial payments to the council.


It’s now easier than you would have imagined to renew or validate your nursing and midwifery licenses in order to carry on working as a caregiver in Nigeria. To make that dream come true, all you have to do is follow the steps that are indicated, or you may just fold your hands and hope for the best.

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

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