Academic achievement: All Expatriate applicants who graduated from foreign nursing programs must have graduated with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks.
Nursing experience: All Expatriate applicants must have had at least one thousand (1000) hours experience within the three (3) years prior to applying for registration in the UAE.
Midwifery experience: All Expatriate applicants must have had at least one year experience within the three (3) years prior to applying for registration in the UAE.
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Registered Nurse (RN): Applicant should have at least a three (3) year diploma in nursing with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks and after a twelve (12) years
Practical Nurse (PN): Applicant should have one of the following:
a) A diploma in nursing of eighteen (18) months with a minimal attainment of (60%) of total marks after a12 years secondary school education
b) A three (3) year diploma in nursing with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks after intermediate education.
Registered Midwife (RM):
Applicant should have one of the following:
a) Twelve (12) secondary school education and eighteen (18) months qualification of midwifery after a three year nursing program, with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks.
b) Twelve (12) secondary school education and at least a three (3) year diploma in midwifery with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks.
Practical Midwife (PM):
Twelve (12) secondary school education and diploma in midwifery of two (2) years duration with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks.
The originals or certified copies of each of the following:
Passport including a valid UAE residence visa or other proof of legal stay in the UAE.
Statutory evidence of any name change (marriage license, other legal document).
School leaving Certificate (Highest level attained before entry to nursing or midwifery Education).
Nursing or Midwifery Education Certificate / Diploma / Degree- (length of education and academic achievement must be verified by means of official transcript if not clearly specified on Certificate / Diploma / Degree).
Nursing/Midwifery Licensure or Registration showing current validity
Nursing / Midwifery Registration Examinations:
The nursing and midwifery examination is held regularly during each year. A score of 60% is required to pass the two hours and a half (2 1/2) written
examination of 100 multiple choice questions.
Completion of Registration Requirements:
Forms known as verifications (Verification of Education; Verification of license; Reference inquiry) will be made available to those who PASS the nursing
examination or meet the exemption from examination criteria. The applicant mails the verification directly to the FDON.
Repeated Examination Attempts:
An applicant not obtaining a passing score on the first attempt is allowed to sit the written examination twice more for a total of three times.
Examination Exemption Conditions:
UAE Nationals and Graduates of Institutes of Nursing are exempted from the examination. In addition Registered Nurses or Registered Midwives holding current valid nursing registration /licensure in certain countries as well as all nurses holding a Masters Degree in Nursing are exempted from the nursing examination if they have been actively employed in the field of nursing/midwifery in a clinical setting, nursing administration or nursing education for at least 1000 hours within the three years prior to application for registration in the UAE. This applies only to Registered Nurses or Midwives and not to Practical Nurses or Midwives. Those exempted from the written exam must meet all other criteria for registration.
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Ministry of Health
Federal Department of Nursing
Telephone: (+971) 2 6330000
(+971) 2 6394413
Fax: (+971) 2 6313730
P.O. Box: 848
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: (+971) 4 3966230
Fax: (+971) 4 3963084
P.O. Box: 1853
Bar-Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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