About the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia (NMCZ) is a Statutory Body established in 1970 under the Nurses and Midwives Act No.55 of 1970 with an express mandate to Regulate nursing and midwifery education and practice.
This Act was repealed and replaced by the Nurses and Midwives Act No. 31 of 1997, which redefined the functions of the Council and expanded the scope of practice for nurses and midwives.
The recent legal development was the enactment of the Nurses and Midwives Act No. 10 of 2019 which provided fo the change of the name of the Council from the General Nursing Council of Zambia to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia among others.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia (NMCZ) is a statutory body mandated to register Nurses and midwives, private nursing colleges, nursing homes and nursing agencies.
Vision, Mission and Goal
A beacon of excellence in regulating nursing and midwifery care.
To regulate the nursing and midwifery education, training and practice in order to ensure that the public receives the best possible nursing and midwifery care and contribute to quality health care in Zambia.
To achieve 100% compliance to nursing and midwifery standards by 2026”.
The enduring core values of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia are:-
10. Environmental Protection
Its key focus areas of guidance are clustered into four main Board objectives enshrined in its Charter:
Committees of the Council
1. Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is the administrative authority of the Council which works closely with the Secretariat in dealing with administration issues of the Council.
2. Education Committee
Education Committee determines the Nursing and Midwifery Training programmes offered by the Council. It also sets out rules and regulations relating to education and training of Nurses and Midwives.
3. Professional Conduct Committee
This Committee is responsible for hearing and receiving evidence on matters of Professional misconduct and may recommend that a professional person that is found guilty of the infamous conduct may be censured, causioned or erased from the register.
4. Finance, I.T and Audit Committee
This committee is responsible for overseeing the Finance, I.T and Audit operations of the Council.
5. Procurement Committee
This Committee is responsible for overseeing the procurement of goods and services of the Council.
6. Examinations Committee
This committee appoints examiners, considers and approves qualifying Examinations questions and results for the various Nursing and Midwifery programmes.