The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria 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.

Click the link below to access the NMCN portal

Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria


This entails entering your data into the NMCN database to ensure that you meet the approved entry requirements to enroll in the various Nursing programs.

It includes applications for basic indexing, foreign-trained basic indexing, post-basic indexing, refresher indexing, tracking your application, making payment, updating disapproved applications, and so on. This is usually done at the institution level.

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This deals with registration and application for the professional qualifying examination to register and practice as a registered nurse in Nigeria. You can also make payment for your examination and register for resits here as well, this is usually done by the institution.


This service is for the registration of newly qualified Nurses, here, you can register, fill in your details, upload your picture and make payment to register and get your practicing license as a registered nurse in Nigeria as well as track your application status.

This service is open to General Nurses, Midwives, seventeen (17) Post Basic Nursing Programmes, and Foreign Trained Nurses who have met the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s requirements for registration.


Basic Registration is for Nurses/Midwives who have completed their General Nursing or Basic Midwifery Education and were successful in the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Final Professional Qualifying Examination and Foreign Trained Nurses who have met the Councils requirement for registration.

This is for these categories of Nurses;

  • General Nurses
  • Midwives

You will have to pay a non-refundable fee of N42,967.00 to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA in any bank.

For late registration which is applicable after 90 days of the release of the result, you will pay a penalty fee of:
N77, 500.00 – Per school
N16, 250.00
Per individual


This is for Qualified applicants who have completed their Basic Nursing/Midwifery training and have successfully gone through an approved Post Basic Nursing specialty for the following categories of Nurses;

  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Public Health Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Educators
  • Midwife Educators
  • Nurse Administrators
  • Orthopedic Nurses
  • Nurse Anaesthetists
  • Perioperative Nurses
  • Ophthalmic Nurses
  • Accident and Emergency Nurses
  • Pediatric Nurses
  • Cardio-thoracic Nurses
  • Burns and Plastic Nurses
  • Occupational Health Nurses
  • Ear, Nose, and throat Nurses
  • Intensive Care Nurses

You can avail yourself of this service at a non-refundable fee of N61, 092.00 for Midwives/ Psychiatric Nurses and N44, 500 for other Post Basic Nurses into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA in any bank.

For late registration which is applicable after 90 days of the release of the result, you will pay a penalty fee of:
N77, 500.00 – Per school
N16, 0250.00 – Per individual

To register as a Nurse or Midwife, click the link below


You can avail yourself of this service if your license has expired after 3 years of issuance, you can apply to renew your license at a fee of Thirteen thousand one hundred and twenty-five naira (N13,125) only for three years with a penalty of Six thousand five hundred and sixty-two naira(N6,562) for each year of default. Kindly note that these fees are subjected to periodic review.

It is also required that you have undergone a Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP) before you can renew your license.

To renew your license, go here.


“This is to establish an electronic database of all records of Nurses and Midwives registered in Nigeria and to facilitate the commencement of online renewal of license” applicable for all categories of Nurses/Midwives whether actively in service or retired, within the country or outside the country.

Click here to fill out your professional update form


You can apply for re-issuance of your license if you lost it, at a chargeable fee of N10,937 only on the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s platform through REMITA.

For documents required, go here


If you are looking into migrating to practice as a Nurse in another country, you can apply for verification for different foreign nursing bodies through the portal

Check here for requirements and applicable fees.

Visit here to get your verification processed and your certificate of good standing.


You can start an online application for a change of your surname on the Council’s portal and this is applicable if you are married, divorced, or widowed and not for any other reasons.

To change your surname, visit this link


Here you can apply for a Change of school, pay for your application, track and update disapproved applications in this regard.

To change your school, go here


Foreign Trained Nurses must register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) and obtain a license to practice before their professional practice in Nigeria. This process may take a minimum of six (6) months and a maximum of eighteen (18) months.

For detailed information on how to register as a foreign-trained nurse in Nigeria checks this article.

To apply, click here


Here you can access files containing the list of processed certificates and licenses for Nurses awaiting collection.

To check the lists, visit here


You can also access various fees for different services rendered on the portal, there is an uploaded file of the amount charged for any of the above-listed services which are the same for everyone.

For updated approved fees for different services, go here

Other services you can access through the portal include;

Nurse educator or administrator registration

Log in to check your details

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The effort made by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to make the services rendered by them hassle free and easily accessible is highly commendable, as you can now avail these services even at the comfort of your home which is a great step towards ensuring efficient delivery of their duties, embracing technology advancement and also enhancing cost-effectiveness in this regard.


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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