Are you a registered nurse working under the Department of Health (DOH) in Abu Dhabi, UAE? Do you have a fantastic opportunity to become a school health nurse? If you’re ready to take this career-enhancing step, then this guide is for you. Let’s explore the process of upgrading your license to become a school nurse in the UAE.
Step 1: Gather All Required Documents
Before diving into the upgrade process, ensure you have all the necessary documents in order. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Passport Copy: A clear copy of your passport.
- Passport-sized Photograph: A recent passport-sized photo.
- Degree Certificate: Your nursing degree certificate. If you hold a post BSc certificate, attach the diploma certificate.
- Degree Mark List/Transcript: Transcripts of your academic achievements.
- Registered Nurse License: Your registered nurse license from your home country.
- Good Standing Certificates: Obtain good standing certificates from both your home country and your last working country.
- 2 Years of Experience: You should have at least two years of experience as a registered nurse, preferably in pediatrics, ICU, or the Emergency Department.
- PALS Certification: Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification.
- BLS Certification: Basic Life Support certification.
- Etarasol Barcode: Ensure you have an Etarasol barcode.
- Staff Data Form: Complete the staff data form.
If you meet these qualifications, you’re on your way to upgrading to a school health nurse.
Step 2: Apply Through the TAAM Portal via UAE PASS
Visit the TAAM portal and apply for the upgrade using UAE PASS for a seamless application process.
Step 3: Data Flow Verification of Your Documents
Your submitted documents will go through a data flow verification process to ensure their authenticity and compliance with UAE standards.
Step 4: Await Application Approval by Credential Officer
After document verification, await approval from the credential officer overseeing your application.
Step 5: Attend the Exam as a Registered Nurse/School Nurse
Prepare for and attend the relevant exam based on whether you are upgrading as a registered nurse or a school nurse.
Step 6: Get Offer Letter from School and Facility Nomination Letter
Once you’ve successfully passed the exam, secure an offer letter from the school where you’ll be working as a school health nurse, along with a facility nomination letter.
Step 7: Activate Your License Through the School
Your school will assist you in activating your school nurse license, ensuring you’re fully prepared to start your new role.
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