NMCN Approves Wearing of Hijab for Female Nurses on Duty
Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) Announces the Approval on Wearing of Shoulder Length Hijab for Female Nurses While on Duty.

The Board of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria at its Emergency Meeting held on 20th December 2022 has approved wearing of shoulder length hijab for female Nurses while on duty. (Optional)


This is coming as a validation of the circular N&MCN/CMF/721/1/3 of 11th February 2002 on Nurses Uniform, Paragraph 2, No: iii which states that female Nurses should wear either a Nurse cap or a shoulder-length hijab. However, all content of that circular remains valid.

Heads of health facilities are hereby advised to abide by the Boards decision for allowing the female Nurses to wear shoulder-length hijab on their uniform while on duty

Thank you for your cooperation with the council in promoting and maintaining excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice in Nigeria in line with global best practices

Faruk Umar Abubakar PhD, RN, FWACN
Secretary-General/ Registrar.