The Professional

West African College of Nursing Announces Commencement of Fellowship Program by Examination.

The fellowship programme shall be for a period of four years as follows:
Primaries – In-country at approved and accredited centres – 2 years
Part 1 – One year self-directed learning using course modules in specialty areas including clinical experience, and supervised by nurse consultants in one’s own country.
Part 11 – One year of research project, clinically-based and in specialty area.
The West African College of Nursing (WACN), a specialized agency of the West African Health Organization (WAHO) – an International Health Organization with headquarters in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso wishes to advertise for qualified and interested nurses and midwives in both Anglophone and Francophone countries of the West African sub region to apply for the award of Fellowship of the College.
1. Applicants should possess the following or higher qualifications:
First degree in nursing/midwifery from approved/accredited university with at least 2 years’ post qualification experience.
Masters degree or PhD holders to be exempted from primaries.
Honorary Fellows of the College for conversion, who meet the criteria are eligible to apply also.
All applicants must be currently licensed to practice Nursing/Midwifery.
2. Applicants should  FILL or DOWNLOAD application form from the College site at
3. Applicants should make payment of non-refundable fee of $20 US Dollars or {N5000} payable to WACN account.
4. A copy of the Teller should be forwarded or scanned to the Secretariat email – before the Secretariat can commence the processing of the application form. The form should be submitted with a recent Passport photograph(coloured) and relevant credentials.
5. Admission list will be out by end of August,2016. Successful candidates  to pay all approved fees during registration
Please Note:
Submission of application forms end July 31st, 2016
Late submission attracts penalty; after 31st July- $10, after 19th August- $50.
For further enquiries please contact any of the followings:
The Executive Secretary,
West African College of Nursing
6, Taylor Drive (Off Edmond Crescent)
P.M.B. 2023, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: 08081245510, 08036731512.
National Chapter Chairpersons (WACN)
Benin Republic:
Chapter Chairman, WACN
c/o Chief Nursing Officer
Ministere de la Sante Publique
04 BP 0461, Cotonou, Benin Republic
The Gambia:
Chapter Chairman, WACN
c/o School of Nursing and Midwifery
Marina Parade
Banjul, The Gambia.
Chapter Chairman, WACN
c/o Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Ministry of Health
P.O. Box M-44
Accra, Ghana.
Chapter Chairman, WACN
c/o CHAL, 7th Street, Sinkor
P.O. Box 9056
Monrovia, Liberia.
Chapter Chairman, WACN
c/o Nursing Department
University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.
Sierra Leone:
Chapter Chairman, WACN
c/o Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Nursing Services Department
Ministry of Health and Sanitation
Youyi Building, Brookfields
Freetown, Sierra Leone.


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