This is the registration procedure for MOH-UAE. I got the PDF document converted into text so that it could be post here.
1. General registration Information
Registration requirements are met when a nurse/midwife meets the applicable eligibility
requirements, submit the Nursing Registration Application to the Federal Department of
Nursing, MOH with all documents, passes an examination or meets the "exemption from
examination "criteria, pays the fee [fifty (50) Dhs only] where applicable, and all required
verifications have been received, reviewed to meet the standard and criteria of the Federal
Department of Nursing.This applies to governmental and private sector.
2. Eligibility criteria:
- Academic achievement: All Expatriate applicants who graduated from foreign
must have graduated with a minimal attainment of sixty percent
(60%) of total marks.
- Nursing experience: All Expatriate applicants must have had at least one thousand
(1000) hours experience within the three (3) years prior to applying for registration in
- Midwifery experience: All Expatriate applicants must have had at least one year
experience within the three (3) years prior to applying for registration in the UAE.
3. Registration Criteria:
- Registered Nurse (RN):
Applicant should have at least a three (3) year diploma in nursing with a minimal
attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks and after a twelve (12) years
secondary school education.
- Practical Nurse (PN):
Applicant should have one of the following:
a) A diploma in nursing of eighteen (18) months with a minimal attainment of (60%) of
total marks after a12 years secondary school education
b) A three (3) year diploma in nursing with a minimal attainment of sixty percent
(60%) of total marks after intermediate education.
- Registered Midwife (RM):
Applicant should have one of the following:
a) Twelve (12) secondary school education and eighteen (18) months qualification of
midwifery after a three year nursing program, with a minimal attainment of sixty
percent (60%) of total marks.
b) Twelve (12) secondary school education and at least a three (3) year diploma in
midwifery with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks.
- Practical Midwife (PM):
Twelve (12) secondary school education and diploma in midwifery of two (2) years
duration with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks
4. Required Documents:
The originals or certified copies of each of the following:
1. Passport including a valid UAE residence visa or other proof of legal stay in the UAE.
2. Statutory evidence of any name change (marriage license, other legal document).
3. School leaving Certificate (Highest level attained before entry to nursing or midwifery
4. Nursing or Midwifery Education Certificate / Diploma / Degree- (length of education and
academic achievement must be verified by means of official transcript if not clearly
specified on Certificate / Diploma / Degree).
5. Nursing/Midwifery Licensure or Registration showing current validity
5. Nursing / Midwifery Registration Examinations:
The nursing and midwifery examination is held regularly during each year. A score of 60% is
required to pass the two hours and a half (2 1/2) written examination of 100 multiple choice
6. Completion of Registration Requirements:
Forms known as verifications (Verification of Education; Verification of license; Reference
inquiry) will be made available to those who PASS the nursing examination or meet the
exemption from examination criteria. The applicant mails the verification directly to the FDON.
The registration application is not complete until the FDON receives these verifications. The
verifications must be received directly from the source only as stated clearly on each
verification and must meet the standards and quality criteria set by the FDON. If the applicant
meets the exemption from examination criteria; the verifications needed to complete
registration will be given at the completion of the review of the application.
7. Repeated Examination Attempts:
An applicant not obtaining a passing score on the first attempt is allowed to sit the written
examination twice more for a total of three times. Nurses will be charged for each examination
for which they register. No refunds are made by the MOH for non-attendance or for any other
reason. Applicants will be required to prove they meet all eligibility requirements at the time
they apply to re-take the registration examination.
8. Examination Exemption Conditions:
UAE Nationals and Graduates of Institutes of Nursing are exempted from the examination. In
addition Registered Nurses or Registered Midwives holding current valid nursing registration /
licensure in certain countries as well as all nurses holding a Masters Degree in Nursing are
exempted from the nursing examination if they have been actively employed in the field of
nursing/midwifery in a clinical setting, nursing administration or nursing education for at least
1000 hours within the three years prior to application for registration in the UAE. This applies
only to Registered Nurses or Midwives and not to Practical Nurses or Midwives. Those
exempted from the written exam must meet all other criteria for registration.