ON DAY 3 of the webinar
Our topic is Nursing practice in the United Arab Emirates: A-Z
[4/17, 6:52 PM] Max (Anchor): And we have a very distinguished guest in our midst today to do justice to all you need to know
[4/17, 6:53 PM] Max: Time check:
And we have exactly 8:00mins to blast off…
[4/17, 6:53 PM] presenter: The lectures has been so amazing,surely knowledge is power.
God bless the organisers.
[4/17, 6:54 PM] Max: Meet our guest for tonight!!
[4/17, 6:55 PM] Max: He is a keen nurse,purpose driven person and a leader. He was the student union president back in his school days at (SON)Sacred Heart Hospital. He is a strong communicator, and believe in providing relevant information regarding nursing development.
He is highly organized and goal driven individual, passionate about developing career in field of nursing. His commitment could be gauged from the fact that he is a professional with years of experience in the medical line, with Nigeria and United Arab Emirate licence trainings and experience in nursing.
Above all, he is a brother, a wonderful and loving husband and a reliable father.He is family oriented person and a strong believer in “Almighty God first”, “Family second” and “career & Leadership roles third”
[4/17, 6:56 PM] Max: With an “emoji ovation” 😁
Let’s give it up for…
[4/17, 7:00 PM] Max: Good evening great care givers!!
I’m your host for tonight I’d be with you all through tonight’s flight!
So fasten your seatbelts and hang on tight.
Remember to direct all your questions to me via DM.
It’d all be attended to.
I’m *Mogbolu Max-Walter*
[4/17, 7:01 PM] presenter: Good evening everyone, my name is Adeniyi Joseph,double licensed as a Nigerian and United Arab Emirate Registered nurse.
Adeniyi Joseph Dehinbo MOH , HSE (WSO), FP(USAID), RN
[4/17, 7:02 PM] Presenter: I would like to appreciate the organizers of this webinar, for a relentless effort and the privilege given to me to present here today.kudos to u all and God bless.
[4/17, 7:04 PM] Presenter: The degeration in our country today and the unfavorable conditions and renumerations for health worker has greatly contributed to massive migration of health workers(nurses,doctors.etc…)to different part of the globe for a greener pasture, better and secured future.
[4/17, 7:06 PM] Presenter: My reasons for choosing Nursing as a career….
1. Nurses Make a Real Difference
Nurses — quite literally — save lives every day. They monitor patients, making sure they receive all the care they need. But they also often go above and beyond, to promote public health.
2. Nurses Can Pursue their Education Online
On top of that, many higher education institutions offer online nursing degrees. These programs work as great options for people who cannot enroll in traditional degree programs. Students with other demanding responsibilities, like taking care of families or working full time, often opt to pursue distance learning programs.
3. Many Nursing Students Find Financial Aid Opportunities.
This might be rare in our country but you have got to look beyondwhere you are. Individuals who want to pursue nursing but feel nervous about the costs should consider searching for scholarships and other financial aid opportunities. Students can find funding from colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, companies, and professional organizations. This financial boost can help nursing graduates enter the industry without worrying about debt.
4. Nurses Can Enter the Workforce Relatively Quickly
While some nursing students take a conventional path and earn their BSN in nursing in four years, other nurses decide to earn an associate degree or diploma in nursing. These options typically take 2-3 years to complete.
5. Nurses Get to Do Exciting Work
For nurses, not one day looks the same. Each day involves meeting different patients with various health concerns, so nurses tackle challenges that change every time they step into work. Often, the workday feels like an adrenaline rush. Indeed, most nurses embrace the challenges that come with the profession.
6. Nurses Receive Respect
Nurses work in a well-respected industry.Reverse may be the case in our country but with time we shall gettheire. nurses rank as the sixth-most respected occupation in the world, according to findings from a 2018 survey from the Varkey Foundation. It seems patients understand the demanding nature of nurses’ jobs, and as such, they appreciate the work nurses do.
7. Nurses can Choose their own Specialty
The medical field includes many different specialties, and nurses need to work in each area. Consequently, nursing students can choose to concentrate in particular area based on their interests. The might opt to work with infants as instance..
The list is endless…….
[4/17, 7:10 PM] Presenter: On this note, I would move straight to the purpose of today without wasting your precious time.
[4/17, 7:10 PM] Presenter: United Arab Emirates is similar to Nigeria because we are both developing nations but they have been so focused and really moving with the developed nations trends which Nigeria has refused to do.
No IELTS required because it’s not an English speaking country but English speakers from various part of he world has successfully dominated the entire region.
English language unifies different nationalities to enhance effective communication but IELTS is not a prerequisites to practise over there as long as you can speak, write and understand English.
I decided to migrate to UAE because it’s a bit ahead of us in Nursing practice and they are fast growing with the new world medical initiatives and technology.
The practice of nursing in UAE is encouraging, the environment you live in is conducive, the remuneration is interesting, it’s far better than working like an elephant and eating like an ant as the case for Nigerian nurses.
From my research so far, I discovered more than 50% of nurses (Nigerians, Ghanaian, philipino, Indians, to mention but just a few) uses UAE as a stepping stone before migrating to their desired country (UK, Canada, US) of choice. so all you need do is have a plan and work towards it. Set a target and get ut accomplished.
We all know without no argument how difficult it is for anyone to put naira together more or less hundred of thousands of naira.
As no IELTS is required, total duration for processing lies between 3-4 months if all requirements are in place.[4/17, 7:18 PM] Presenter: MOH UAE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE FOR NURSES
UAE MOH PROCEDURE FOR NURSES : ALL ABOUT FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SERVICES:
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven Gulf sheikhdoms: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain. The UAE now has 40 public Hospitals, compared with only 7 in 1970.
The Ministry of Health is undertaking a multi million-dollar program to expand health facilities and hospitals, medical centers, and a trauma center in the seven emirates.
To attract wealthy UAE nationals and expatriates who traditionally have traveled abroad for serious medical care, Dubai is developing Dubai health care city, a hospital free zone that will offer international-standard advanced private healthcare and provide an academic medical training center; completion is done and finished on 2010.
12 million people visit Dubai every year for healthcare services.[4/17, 7:22 PM] Presenter: MOH UAE NURSING REGISTRATION AND SERVICE DETAILS:
1. Registered Nurse
2. Specialty Nurse
3. Registered Midwife
NOTE: Make sure that your experience is valid after receiving your license. Not after completion of your course.
NURSING SPECIALTY TITLES:
– Pediatric Nurse
– Mental Health Nurse
– Critical Care Nurse
– Neonatal Nurse
– Home Care Nurse
Nurses and Midwives are required to pass the Ministry of Health and Prevention examination in order to obtain the professional license in the UAE.
The applicant is granted a total of three (3) attempts to pass the examination.
After the third attempt the applicant is not allowed to apply for a lower or equivalent title
Exam Exemption :
Graduate of Universities inside UAE.
Applicant having licence from UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Ireland.
[4/17, 7:27 PM] presenter: Steps of licensure registration in MOH UAE.
You must be a registered nurse in your home country, its a prerequisite. You must have the following documents:
TB/HIV/HBV ( must be negative) NO TEST REPORT REQUIRED.
Valid International Passport.
NMCN Certificate of registration
Verification/Good standing Certificate from NMCN.
Certificate of Experience.
School of training certificate
Minimum of 2years Clinical Working Experience.
Evidence of change of name (marriage cert./court affidavit) if applicable.
[4/17, 7:30 PM] Presenter: Once all these documents are in place, then you can begin your application process with Department of nursing, Ministry of Health, United Arab Emirates.
1. Creation of MOH account.
2. Step1: provision of bio data information.
3. Step2 : provision of license, educational, employment details.
4. Step3 : Uploading all above listed documents.
5. Step 4 : payment of registration application fee.
then your application will be forwarded to dataflow automatically for verification of documents and you are expected to make payment for dataflow verification before the commencement.
Dataflow will therefore contact; NMCN, your school of thought, and your health facility.
Verification certificate will be issued after the whole process by dataflow and your application is returned to MOH automatically for final assessment.
Your application is finally approved by MOH and you are qualified to fly to UAE to write their nursing board exam because it is a local exam.
Success in this exam will lead to license issuance by MOH to the successful Nurse.
[4/17, 7:33 PM] +234 803 091 6686: United Arab Emirates…..
A country made up of 7 states as below..
Sharjar,Ajman, Fujerah, Raskelma, and Alma Quin.The health regulatory body for these afore mentioned states is called Ministry of Health.(MOH).
Abu Dhabi the capital of United Arab Emirates has its own health activities governed by Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD).[4/17, 7:33 PM] Presenter: Dubai, the economic and tourist centre of United Arab Emirate, is also independent in its health regulatory activities. The body that controls this is called Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
To secure a job and work as a registered nurse in the United Arab Emirates, you are required to process any of these above mentioned licences.
The method and process of registration to obtain their licence varies from one body to another.
Hint:MOH method of application is the easiest, simplest and fastest.
For example: if you are HAAD passer but you got job in Dubai, you will simply do what they refer to as transfer of licence and obtain DHA licence if not, you won’t be allow to practice. The same is applicable to MOH passers.But if you are fortunate to get job under your licence regulatory body,you are free to practice.[4/17, 7:36 PM] Presenter: HOW TO APPLY FOR DHA license.
To start your registration process you need to;
Have completed an accredited nursing or midwifery program with a MINIMUM of 3 years duration in training.
Hold a minimum of Basic Life Support Certificate
Have a MINIMUM of 2 years post registration experience.
Gather the following documents ready See List of Documents required for Nursing in Dubai.
Scan all the documents, create an account on the DHA eservice platform and fill the application form while uploading the required documents.
On the last page, download the authorization letter, sign it and upload it back with your particulars and date. Then wait for 6 weeks for the evaluation of your credentials. Next you will receive an email to validate your application.
After validation, you will be required to pay for the Primary Source Verification which entails DHA verifying your educational qualifications, experience certificate and professional license. Your educational qualifications, working experience and professional qualifications are verified from the issuing authorities.
After you are deemed eligible, you will be required to write the Dubai Prometric exam.
The Dubai Prometric exam is a 2 hours multiple-choice questions with ONE BEST ANSWER. It consists of 70 questions and you are expected to score AT LEAST 60% (42 questions ). Results are usually released within 5 working days.
After passing the prometric exam, you will be issued ELIGIBILITY LETTER. Your eligibility letter is only valid for one year from the date of passing your exam.
Note that you have just three attempts to pass this exam else you will have to show evidence of further studies before you will be allowed to retake it for the fourth time.
Documents Need to work in Dubai as a nurse.
A valid passport (with Validity of 6 months)
Nursing or midwifery diplomas and registration certificates.
Transcript of training for all relevant nursing or midwifery programmes completed by the applicant. These must be calculated in hours or be accompanied by a letter from the training institution with a key to how the credits translate to hours.
Employment references confirming their good health and good character. (two employment references confirming the applicant’s post-registration practice of at least 12 months, their competence and character.)
Registration certificates from each jurisdiction where the applicant has practised and/or been registered – if the applicant’s country operates state registration, they will need to have registered in each state where they practised.
Verifications from all jurisdictions where the applicant practised or where the applicant has been previously registered. (Experience Certificate minimum 2 years of practice post-registration)
BLS (Basic Life Support) / ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) Certificate from AHA (American Heart Association)
Passport size photo with white background.
[4/17, 7:41 PM] Presenter: Health Authority of Abu Dhabi licence processing :
Registered Nurses who want to work in Emirate of Abu Dhabi are required to pass the HAAD examination and must be licensed by the regulating body.
HAAD also shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, sets and inspects against regulations and enforce standards.
Recently, the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi has changed the HAAD application process licensure by requiring nurses to undergo credential verification first via Dataflow and exam administration which is conducted online by Pearson Vue Professional Testing.
Aside from nurses, HAAD examination also gauges the theoretical capability of healthcare professionals such as doctors and pharmacists who are aspiring to work in UAE.
Examinees are asked to answer 150 items computer-based questions for three hours. The passing rate is 90 percent and above, and the result of the examination will be immediately available after you finish it, similar to the Saudi Prometric Exam. In the examination results, the percentage of your correct answers is not stated. Instead, only a pass or fail result is shown.[4/17, 7:43 PM] Presenter: Qualifications
These are the modified qualifications for Registered Nurses based on the latest Professional Qualification Requirements (PQR):
Bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent qualification of NLT three (3) years study duration in “Nursing” from accredited school.
Valid Basic Life Support certification.
ACLS, PALS relevant to area of specialty. Note: this excludes programs comprising 2 years nursing + 1 year Midwifery or Community Health. Holders of such programs qualify as Practical Nurses.
2 years clinical experience post qualification in appropriate setting.
Required Documents :
If you are qualified for HAAD examination, then you may proceed with the Dataflow process for credential verification. Dataflow is an agency who will aid each applicant to verify the required documents.
If applicants are eligible after verification of documents, then they can proceed with the HAAD examination process.
Gather all the required documents for your desired position and scan them. The required documents are as follows:
1. School documents
High school diploma
College diploma with Certificate of Authentication and Verification.[4/17, 7:44 PM] Presenter: Official Transcript of Records with Certificate of Authentication and Verification.
Certificate of good standing – must be 6 months valid.
3. Employment Credentials.
Certificate of employment signed by the head of HR – volunteer experience does not count.
4. Other Documents
Passport size photo
Basic Life Support.
Letter of authorization.
Retake : Examinees are given three attempts (in three separate applications) to pass the HAAD examination.
If the candidate failed all the three attempts, he or she will have to wait 12 months from the last exam to be able to retake the exam
[4/17, 7:46 PM] Presenter: Relocation or migration what ever you call it is a personal decision. UK nurses and medical doctors also migrate to Canada and Australia for better remunerations.
Everyone is looking and working towards a secured future.
No matter how hard we try, all nurses can not travel abroad. In addition, different Nursing schools and universities produces graduates yearly.
In fairness, if our beloved and blessed nation is in good shape, most health worker won’t venture to leaving because there is no place like home.
Ask those abroad, if they will tell you the truth, you will have the money but there is always a vacuum that money can not fill and that’s your home country.
Ask those in Europe, Canada and US during winter you will know how far and ask those in the middle east the kind of heat they Experience you will know how blessed Nigeria is.
Whether you travel or not, there is always something to sacrifice.
Let me stop here and entertain your questions…
[4/17, 7:53 PM] Max: *QUESTION 1*
WHAT KIND OF INFECTIONS/DiSEASES CAN BAR AN INDIVIDUAL FROM PRACTICING AS A NURSE IN UAE
Answer HIV, HBV, TB…..IF YOU HAVE OF THESE, DON’T BOTHER TO APPLY.
like the Uk and US are there agencies that recruit nurses or one will have to secure employment on his/her own?
AnswAnswer-S, AT THE SAME TIME, PERSONAL EFFORTS IN SEARCH OF JOB IS IMPERATIVE. Countless numbers of agencies are right there in search for nurses with eligibility letter or licence. Like me for example, I got my job via indeed after uploading my CV.
Licensee examination of the UAE;
in comparison with the other western countries, which is easier to pass?
Answer: As long as you went through the four walls of a nursing school whether university or school of nursing and you passed NMCN exam. Their exam over there is never a threat. MOH EXAMINATION FOR EXAMPLE IS 80% ENCLEX BASED.[4/17, 8:07 PM] Max: *Question 4*
You talked on certificate of good standing, what’s the difference between this and verification?
Answer: FROM MY EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING IS ACCEPTED BY HEALTH REGULATION BODY. (E.G. DHA,MOH,HAAD) WHILE VERIFICATION IS REQUIRED BY DATAFLOW.
[4/17, 8:11 PM] Max: *QUESTION 5*
could you throw more light on the examinations and what’s the estimated cost of processing everything?
[4/17, 8:15 PM] Answer: THE EXAM IS EITHER CBT OR PAPER TEST FOR MOH, WHILE DHA AND HAAD ARE BOTH CBT ONLY.
700 – 800k
[4/17, 8:16 PM] Max: *Question 6*
CAN ONE TAKE THESE EXAMS IN NIGERIA And
if someone is employed, will he/she be allowed to relocate with her/his family immediately?
Answer: FOR MOH…..NO BECAUSE ITS A LOCAL EXAM OVERTHERE IN UAE.
BUT FOR DHA AND HAAD IT IS DONE IN GHANA AS AT THE LAST TIME I CHECKED.
POLICY CHANGES FROM TIME TO TIME.
FOR RELOCATION….YES BUT IT IS COST EFFECTIVE.[4/17, 8:23 PM] Max: *QUESTION 7.*
sorry for the much questions but we almost done! Hope you don’t mind sir!
For those with the intent to study in the UAE, especially for further studies, are there scholarships available?
Which universities over there offer such?
Answer: THERE ARE SCHORLASHIPS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR THERE CITIZEN.
THE COUNTRY IS COMPLETELY BUSINESS ORIENTED.
THEY MAKE MONEY BUT DO NOT GIVE OUT.[4/17, 8:34 PM] PRESENTER: My words to all my colleagues, know what you want, make a decision and work towards it.
Getting to greater heights in life is a product of resilience, hardwork and perseverance.
No height is unattainable, the desire of your heart will always give you a drive to keep moving until you get there!
Do not give up!