It’s great news that recent updates in UAE now allow healthcare professionals like nurses, lab technicians, and dental assistants to work without prior experience. For fresh graduates, this presents a valuable opportunity to start their careers in the UAE without having to fulfill the previous experience requirement. Here are some things to consider and the required documents for the licensing process:
- Graduates who received their graduation certificate within a 2-year period can apply for the license title without the need for prior experience.
- Applicants who have a gap of more than 2 years after obtaining their degree or diploma certificate should meet one of the following requirements:
- a. Have at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
- b. Complete Continuing Medical Education (CME) training.
Things to Consider:
- The degree or diploma certificate must be received from the university or board, along with all year mark lists, transcripts, and course completion certificates.
- Registration in the state nursing council or paramedical council where the degree or diploma was obtained is necessary.
- Obtain a valid good standing certificate from the licensing council. Keep in mind that the certificate is only valid for six months, so complete the licensing process before it expires.
- Attend Basic Life Support (BLS) classes and obtain certificates for the same.
- Prepare passport copies, white background recent passport-size photos, and higher secondary certificates.
DHA Authority Location:
- Address: Sheikh Ahmed Square Tower, Al Jadaf area (beside Al Wasl Club)
- Good Standing Certificate can be sent to the DHA authority address or the following email IDs: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], in case the council sends it directly to the authority.
Ministry of Health UAE:
- Address: Ministry of Health & Prevention, Muhaisna 2, Sheikh Muhammed bin Zayed Road, beside Etisalat Academy, Dubai
- Customer Care Number: 800 11111
- Email IDs: [email protected], [email protected]
Department of Health Abu Dhabi Address:
- Address: Department of Health Abu Dhabi – Head Office, Building 35 Kanadel Street, Al Rawda – Abu Dhabi, Postal code 20224
- Phone: +971 2 449 3333
- Email: [email protected]
This new opportunity is especially beneficial for recent graduates who may have been struggling to find work due to the experience requirement. It’s essential to follow the guidelines and complete the required documentation accurately to make the licensing process smooth and successful. Graduates who meet the criteria can now explore exciting career opportunities in the healthcare sector in the UAE.