Nursing Registration Requirements in Malta

One has to register with the Nurses and Midwifery Council of Malta to become a nurse in Malta. In this blog post, we have stated the complete registration process along with information about the most important part which is the completion of an Adaptation Program.

1.Submit the documents

  • Filled application form with a passport size photo.
  • A transcript of nursing studies endorsed by the education authority where studies were carried out. The transcript must clearly explain the number of hours followed in theory and practice including a breakdown in the different topics.
  • Recent police conduct certificate/report that shows that you have clean conduct.
  • A birth certificate.
  • Reference documents indicating the periods during which you have practiced nursing.
  • Degree certificate of your nursing course.
  • An authenticated copy of your passport or your identity card.
  • Your Euro pass curriculum vitae.
  • A recent verification certificate of current registration and good standing issued by your registering body.
  • Receipt of the application fee (192.50 euros).
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) certificate showing an average score of 6.0.

2.Assessment

Once the application form and the required documents are submitted to the office of the Council, they will be forwarded to the designated committee, who will, in turn, give their recommendations to the Council after assessing your educational qualifications.

3.Nursing Adaptation Program/Bridging Course

If your nursing curriculum doesn’t meet the standards in Malta, you will have to undergo any of the six months nursing adaption programs in Malta that are approved by the Council for Nurses and Midwives. To undergo the Graduate Certificate program, you need a bachelor’s degree B.Sc. in Nursing.

The purpose of this course is to address the gaps between your undergraduate study in a non-EU country and the requirements for nursing practice stipulated by EU regulations. Though you already have preliminary work experience as a nurse in your home country, it is crucial to understand the local nursing practices in Europe. Hence the bridging program is designed to extend the nurse’s knowledge base in the areas that were not covered in their native study or their previous workplace.

In this course, you will learn about Health and Social Care Settings, Ethical Issues, Decision Making, Mental Health, Workplace Behavior, English Language, etc. You will also have clinical training in Health Science. Once you complete the course successfully and register as a nurse in Malta, you can be directly recruited by hospitals without any additional requirements. 

4.Visa

International nurses can apply for a visa in their home country at the embassy/ consulate that issues visas on behalf of the Maltese government. You have to submit the visa application along with the requirements documents to the consulate officials.

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