A PIN or AIN once issued, expires in twelve (12) calendar months. Any Nurse Assistant, Nurse or Midwife whose PIN or AIN expires is required to apply through the Council’s Regional Offices.
The PIN or AIN will be renewed upon submission of the following prescribed requirements:
The applicant must have accumulated the required Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points with; Two (2) Current Passport Pictures in Prescribed Uniform over a Red background for Nurse Assistants (Auxiliaries) and Two (2)
Current Passport-size Pictures in Prescribed Uniform over a White background for Nurse.
The required minimum CPD points for PIN/AIN renewal are as follows
Category Required CPD Points
Nurse Assistants: Ten (10) Points
CHN, EN, NAC & NAP
Staff Nurses/Staff Midwives up to Fifteen (15) Points
Nursing / Midwifery Officers
Senior Nursing/Midwifery Officer/ Twenty (20) Points
Health Tutor/Assistant Lecturers and above
Relevance of PIN or AIN
The PIN confirms ones professional status,
No employer will employ any Nurse Assistant, Nurse or Midwife without a PIN or AIN,
It could be used for employment in the private sector even while on retirement.
It is an offense to practice as a Nurse Assistant, Nurse or Midwife without a valid PIN or AIN. This attracts a penalty and or imprisonment as enshrined under Section 73 (d) of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857).
STEPS TO RENEW YOUR PIN WITHIN A FEW MINUTES AT THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME
Step 1: Visit the Appstore on iOS (Iphones) or Play store on Android to download the NMC app as shown below
Step 2: Proceed to create an account on the app with the following detail;
Continue to fill in the account creation form by answering a few security questions, which must be known to only you.
Congratulations, Your account has now been created on the NMC app.
If you are able to see your dashboard it means you have entered a correct PIN/AIN and NMC Registration Number. Tap on the welcome to explore more features.
A warning sign with the information “Your renewal is overdue” Is displayed as in the second image below.
Step 3: Click on the CPD DOCs to upload your CPD document downloaded from the WACN app
Step 4: Download your CPD in pdf format and save it to a known location on your device as shown in the image below.
Step 5: Click or Tap on “UPLOAD FILE” to select your CPD document from the location you saved it
Make sure to double-check the name of the file and confirm upload by clicking on “UPLOAD”
You will see your uploaded file in DOCs as displayed in the second image
CONGRATULATIONS TO MEMBERS OF GRNMA, AFTER THIS PROCESS, YOU WILL RECEIVE “PIN HAS BEEN RENEWED” MESSAGE WHICH MEANS THAT PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE ON YOUR BEHALF BY THE ASSOCIATION.
The following step is applicable to those who are not part of the association and newly registered nurses
Step 6: Proceed to make payment by clicking on “MAKE PAYMENT” as shown below and proceed to select the mode of payment; Momo or Bank card payment
Enter payment details and click or tap on “PAY” to continue
After successfully making payment you will be notified that “PIN HAS BEEN RENEWED”
if you follow the above steps but did not receive the confirmation alert or message, kindly visit any NMC office for assistance, Thanks for reading.
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