NMC warns unauthorised Nursing training schools to legalise status

Monday, May 14, 2018

Gambia’s Nurses and Midwives Council –NMC- has issued a statement warning all the Nurse attendant training schools in the country that are operating illegally to regularize their status immediately.

Registrar of the Council Mafugi Bojang said it has come to their attention that certain Nurse Attendant Training Schools are operating in the country using unauthorised nursing and nurses for their trainees.

He said as an established office responsible for regulating Nursing and Midwifery Training and practices in The Gambia, the Nurses and Midwives Council is deeply troubled by this unfortunate development.

Mr. Bojang said there are only five recognized training institutions for Nursing and Midwifery in The Gambia which are the University of The Gambia, Department of Nursing and Reproductive Health (BSc Nursing programme) at UTG and Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul, American International University West Africa College of Nursing (BSc Nursing programme), Gambia College School of Nursing, Midwifery and State Enrolled Nursing and Midwifery Training school (SEN/M) and Community Health Nurse Training school (CHN/M).

He said any other institution purportedly training nurse attendants or trained nurses referring to them as Nurses is operating outside the laws of this country and must cease spreading such misleading information with immediate effect.

“The general public is further informed that who so ever sends his/ her children to any such schools other than the ones mentioned will be doing so at their own peril.”

Author: Njie Baldeh