ELIGIBLILITY CRITERIA FOR NURSING AND MIDWIFERY To apply for licensure as a „Nurse/Midwife‟ to work in the private sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi you are required to demonstrate the following: You have successfully completed „secondary school‟ and have been awarded a High School Certificate. Please refer to Personal Qualification Requirement (PQR) Page 9 for Definition of High School Certificate. You have successfully completed a minimum Qualification of: NURSING 1. Registered Nurse (RN)*: Not less than three years of nursing education 2. Practical Nurse (PN): Not less than 18 months accredited “nursing training” Program. 3. Specialty Nurse*: Not less than three years of nursing education. Minimum of 6 months post graduate specialization training is desirable. 4. School Nurse*: Not less than three years of nursing education and Certification in BLS (Basic Life Support) is required upon licensure & PALS (Advanced Pediatric Life Support) is required upon renewal of license. *Holders of Program comprising 2 years nursing plus 1 year midwifery/community health/ psychiatry qualify as Practical Nurse MIDWIFE 1. Registered Midwife (RM): Not less than three years „nursing training‟ program plus Midwifery Certification of one year OR direct entry of Midwifery Degree of three years. 2. Practical Midwife (PM): Not less than 12 months accredited “midwifery training” Program. Transcript of professional training – must include theory and clinical hours Practicing Professional License – valid and current from home country A certificate of „Good Standing‟/ Registration or License from each country where you have been employed. If you worked in a country and for a government facility where you practiced on your „home license‟ (e.g. Saudi Arabia) please ensure to submit certificate of employment in place of certificate of „good standing‟ Relevant Experience to the position: o Experience attached must cover the minimum requirements of the PQR* o Official Certificate of Service (COS) from an authorized person at health facility (must be from Human Resources / Medical Director) o COS must specify the position held and areas of practice.
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o COS must specify the employment period/duration (Date from (dd/mm/yyyy ) to (dd/mm/yyyy). o All COS must be clear and readable. o Experience must be in a substantive post (Volunteer work and training is not acceptable) o Experience is calculated from the date of home country registration. UAE MOH Evaluation/Licensure is required for midwives category.
*You have gained relevant experience as follows: NURSING 1. Registered Nurse: a minimum of two years fulltime in an acute care facility with at least one year in Basic Medical and Surgical Nursing. 2. Practical Nurse: a minimum of one year fulltime in an acute care facility. 3. Specialty Nurse: Not less than four years full time experience in appropriate and relevant health care setting, with not less than two years experience in the specialty area. Please refer to Personal Qualification Requirement (PQR) Page 25 for categories of specialties. 4. School Nurse: a minimum of two years fulltime in an acute care facility with at least one year in Basic Medical and Surgical Nursing or school health nursing.
MIDWIFE 1. A Registered Midwife for a minimum of two years fulltime in an acute care facility with at least 50% postnatal/antenatal unit experience (i.e. working only in Labor ward is not adequate for licensure) 2. A Practical Midwife for a minimum of one year fulltime in an acute care facility with at least 50% postnatal/antenatal unit experience (i.e. working only in Labor ward is not adequate for licensure) Please read discontinuation policy available on the Personal Qualification Requirement (PQR) Page 9. EXAMINATION INFORMATION
All nursing category examination is available through computer based testing. Please check PearsonVUE link in the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi website: www.haad.ae Please review exemption criteria for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives.
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Please be informed that NO exemption criteria available for Specialty Nurse, Practical Nurse, and School Nurse.
SCHOOL NURSE Please note that school nurse examination started from 9th August 2009 (Written and Oral). Any applicant passed Registered Nurse examination before the above date will require to sit for HAAD School Nurse Oral Examination in order to work as a school nurse.
REGISTERED NURSE WORKING IN DENTAL CENTER
Must Meet HAAD Criteria as Registered Nurse. Must Pass HAAD Registered Nurse Examination. Will be licensed for ONE YEAR only. If the applicants wish to continue in the Dental Center, he/she will be required to sit for HAAD Dental Nurse Examination before renewal.
Once the above mentioned documents (Clear and Readable) are completed, please submit the request to Health Professional Customer Service Desk, Health Authority – Abu Dhabi , Head Office from 07:30 to 2:30 pm daily Upon receiving and accepting all the above required documentation, we will start processing your application. All applicants need to follow-up the status of their application within 2 weeks from the date of submission.