How to Register as a Nurse in Botswana

How to Register as a Nurse in Botswana

What is Register as a Nurse?

A graduate trained nurse who has been licensed by a state authority after passing qualifying examinations for registration.

How to Register as a Nurse in Botswana

  1. Complete the application form and submit to the Botswana Health Professions Council (BHPC).
  2. After assessment of the application form by BHPC you will be required to undertake an examination.
  3. Once you pass the examination the council will issue practice certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can a foreign nurse register in Botswana?

Certified copy of passport details (non citizens) or Omang (Citizens)
Four passport size photographs [ there has to be endorsement for true likeness]
Certified evidence of change of Name or surname [if applicable]
Certified copy of residence permit, or work permit. OR WAIVER IF APPLICABLE.

How can I become a nurse in Botswana?

Entry Requirements a) The minimum qualifications shall be a Diploma in General Nursing with minimum of two years of Nursing practice. b) The candidates must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Botswana (NMCB).

How do I register as a nurse NHS?

The Application Process is a 4-step process.

  1. Step 1: Self-Assessment. The NMC website provides you with a helpful pre-application checklist.
  2. Step 2: Complete the Eligibility and qualification Application.
  3. Step 3: Test of Competence.
  4. Step 4: Complete Registration.

How long does it take to become a nurse in Botswana?

1.2 Programme Structure

The Master of Nursing Science is a 4-semester Degree Programme consisting of coursework, a Research Essay, a clinical practicum and internship. The Degree is offered as a full-time and part-time Programme.

What are entry requirements for nursing?

Student must have acquired their National Senior Certificate (NSC) at the end of their matric academic year with an overall NSC score of 16 points including at least 40% in English or home language and at least 50% for Life Science or Biology.

How much is NMC registration fee?

The registration fee is £260 and the annual retention fee is £290.

What is the fastest nurse to become?

If you’re itching to enter the field, the fastest way to become a nurse would be taking the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) route. While you wouldn’t actually be an RN, you could complete a Practical Nursing program and be well on your way to launching a nursing career in as few as 12 months.

What is the maximum age to become a nurse?

The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on or before 31st December of the year in which admission is sought. The maximum age for admission shall be 35 years.

Can I do nursing without qualifications?

Entry requirements for nursing degree courses vary because each university sets its own entry criteria, but you are likely to need at least two (usually three) A-levels or equivalent qualifications at level 3, plus supporting GCSEs including English, maths and a science (usually biology or human biology).

What is the minimum grade for nursing?

You must have attained a KCSE mean grade of C Plain or equivalent and specific qualifications in the cluster subjects. The course duration is three years. Holders of a certificate in nursing from a recognized institution can enrol for the upgrading diploma course.

How long does it take to complete NMC registration?

If we have everything we need, you’ll be on our register within 2-10 working days. Sometimes we might need a bit more information from you or your university, but we will keep you updated throughout and you can check how it’s going through your NMC Online account.