The Nursing and Midwifery Council has withdrawn the Licenses and Certificates of Registration of a fake ‘Nurse Assistant’ and ‘Midwife’ from its register of practitioners. Additionally, the Council has also removed the name of a Trainee Midwife from its register of Trainees.

The culprits are:
1.    Ms. Abigail Bobin            -    Midwife
2.    Ms. Esther Abuubey            -    Trainee Midwife
3.    Ms. Stephany Arthur Baidoo    -    Nurse Assistant       
The fake ‘Practitioners’ and ‘Trainee’ were apprehended by officers from the Intelligence and Disciplinary Department of the Council over impersonation and forged documents to gain admission into Nursing and Midwifery Training Institutions.

According to the Registrar, Mr. Felix Nyante, Ms. Abigail Bobin and Ms. Esther Abuubey used certificates belonging to others to gain admission into the Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Kpembe in the Northern region. However, through some intelligence gathered and with the assistance of the Principal of the Training College, the two were apprehended.
They were invited to the Council where they admitted in their written statements that they forged documents and used West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result slips belonging to some persons to gain admission.

In the case of Ms. Stephany Arthur Baidoo, she used someone’s WASSCE certificate and obtained a fake birth certificate to gain admission at the Nyaniba Health College.
She was however apprehended when she presented documents for change of name. she admitted in her written statement when invited by the Registrar to the Council of forging documents to gain admission.
The Registrar has warned that the Council would not protect any student or practitioner with fake certificates. He advised all prospective students to ensure that the results and documents they present for admission are genuine to avoid sanctions.

He appealed to Heads of Nursing & Midwifery Training Institutions and Health Facilities to assist the Council with information on suspected students and practitioners respectively to enable the Council to rid the system of quacks.
The Registrar has noted that several other suspected fake practitioners and students with issues of impersonation are currently being investigated and will make the outcome known to the general public when investigations are concluded.

At an operational visit to the Nursing and Midwifery Training School, Ashanti Mampong, the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Mr. Felix Nyante told Staff and Students that the rapid pace of technological revolution currently being experienced in the world demonstrates no signs of decline and has already significantly influenced nursing and midwifery training and practice.

Mr. Nyante added that technology is gaining popularity in nursing and midwifery training as a way to deliver instructions to nursing and midwifery students with diverse learning needs in academic and clinical settings.
Touching on some new trends in the training of students, the Registrar noted that “the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) indicates that a shift is taking place across nursing and midwifery education in which students are learning by creating rather than consuming content delivered by the Tutors.  

Technology exposes students to clinical scenarios they would not encounter in their practice and helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice. With technology, we can add reality to a scenario and make traditional care studies more realistic”
Stressing on some significant aspects of teaching and learning in the digital space, Mr. Nyante charged Tutors to use innovative methods of teaching that will engage students as active learners.
“Students can be made to work on problems and questions in small group discussions, link theory to practice, collaborate with and learn from peers, and take an active role in what and how they learn”, he added

The Registrar also urged the Principal and Tutors to at all times uphold the principles of academic leadership, create cohesive teams and empower their teams to offer efficient and effective training
Accompanied by some Senior Officials from the Council, the Registrar and members of the school’s Advisory Board toured some facilities in the school.

Mr. Felix Nyante during his visit to the Trauma and Specialist Hospital, Winneba noted that clinical leadership was critical to the development of the nursing and midwifery profession.

He added that clinical leaders should serve as role models with the expectation to motivate and groom the younger generation of practitioners into leadership.

He therefore urged the practitioners to at all times uphold the principles of clinical leadership, create cohesive teams and empower their teams to offer efficient healthcare delivery services.

As part of his visit, the Registrar toured some wards, interacted with Management and held a durbar with the Nursing and Midwifery Staff.

Mr. Felix Nyante has noted that the Council will not provide accreditation to nursing and midwifery training institutions who are not in good standing.
He said ‘’ the introduction of credentialing as part of the accreditation process by the Council will ensure that schools satisfy all regulatory standards.

‘’The credentialing will help determine the issues to be addressed in the institutions and promote the implementation of quality assurance mechanisms’’, he said.

The Registrar therefore urged the nursing and midwifery training institutions to have quality assurance systems in place in order to address deficiencies and improve upon their training and education.

Mr. Nyante made these known during an operational visit to the Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Cape-Cost as part of his tour in the region.

He used the opportunity to interact with Staff and Students on issues relating to regulation

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has begun the March 2021 online licensing examinations for the basic programmes.

The Registrar of the Council, Mr. Felix Nyante, accompanied by some senior officials of the Council visited the examination centre at the University of Cape Coast

Mr. Nyante commended the Chief Examination Officers as well as invigilators for maintaining order and discipline in all the examination centres.

Tuesday, 09 March 2021 08:51


The Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council,  Mr. Felix Nyante, accompanied by some Senior Officers of the Council have embarked on an operational visit to the Central Region.

The week-long visit which begun last Sunday is expected to end on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

Whiles in central region, the Registrar and his team are expected to visit the following places:

1.    College of Community Health Nursing, Winneba
2.    Trauma and Specialist Hospital, Winneba
3.    Regional Health Directorate, Cape Coast
4.    Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Cape Coast
5.    Cape Coast Teaching Hospital
6.    Psychiatric Nurses Training College, Ankaful and other facilities in the region.

The Registrar will hold Staff & Student durbars and tour facilities in the schools and hospitals during his visits.

The Registrar of the Council, Mr. Felix Nyante yesterday took his first dose of the #Covid19vaccine.

The MCE of the Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly, Hon. Sandra Owusu- Ahenkorah who launched the #Vaccination campaign at the Council’s Head Office for the Ayawaso West Municipality also took her shot. This was followed by some #Nursing and #Midwifery leaders.

These included Ms. Hannah Acquah, Rector, Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives (GCNM), Dr. Abigail Kyei, President GCNM, Prof. Lydia Aziato, Dean SoNM, University of Ghana Legon, Mrs. Eva Mensah, Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services, Ghana Health Service.

The rest were Dr. Barnabas Yeboah, Head, Nursing and Midwifery, Ministry of Health, Mrs. Stella Antwi Bosiako, Chairperson, COHHETI Greater Accra Region, Mrs. Netta Ackon, President, Ghana Registered Midwives Association, Mrs. Perpetual Ofori Ampofo, President, Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association and Mrs. Judith Asiamah, Director, Nursing and Midwifery Services, University of Ghana Medical Center.

Mr. Felix Nyante urged health personnel and the general public to dispel conspiracy theories casting doubts on the vaccination programme. He said “It is important we follow the President’s footsteps and set the example that the vaccine is safe”

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