#OfPost | THE #Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council (#unmeb) requires student nurses or midwives within four years of their enrollment date as any record of the student ever registering with the council will be deleted from their data base.
The Makerere-based council’s continued adaptation of it’s roles and functions to not only meet the challenges of the moment but also prepare it for the future has seen it introduce a number of work methods and practices.
This has seen technology take a more prominent role in it’s daily operations.
What this means
The implication of this is that beyond four years from one’s date of admission into a nursing school one stands to carry a penalty – a referral by some months.
A referral is were the student gets attached to a referral hospital for a specified period of time.
The electronic system automatically deletes names entred into it at the four year mark.
The entry date into the system being the time of enrollment for the nursing programme.
Elsewhere in the region
In Uganda the lowest qualification for a #nurse is a certificate that lasts two years and a half.
Elsewhere in East Africa, Kenya discontinued some certificate programmes leaving only the Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse programme that lasts two and a half years.
The next level from a certificate is a diploma that is three to four years, depending on whether one is a direct student – enrolling for a nursing programme directly from high school; or an extensor – one who is upgrading from a certificate to a diploma level.
#UNMEB is a government mandated agency charged with the responsibility of regulating the nursing and midwifery profession in Uganda.