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Nursing Certificate Attestation in Dubai- Why and When is it Required?

It is a well-known fact that Dubai is one of the most commonly chosen emirates out of the 7 of the United Arab Emirates when it comes to seeking jobs or business opportunities, pursuing education, or simply settling down. Given the way in which its economy is flourishing, this comes as no surprise. Another well-known fact is that many people migrate from Dubai to either one of the remaining six emirates, or to another country. One profession which attracts a large number of people all over the globe is nursing; there are thousands and thousands of people that study to become nurses and work in the healthcare industry either in Dubai (the salaries of nurses here are higher than that of many other professionals) or in another country. However, becoming a nurse anywhere requires you to follow a certain set of procedures.

Who is a Nurse? And What is A Nursing Certificate?
When it comes to the healthcare industry, and professionals that are devoted to taking care of the ill, it is not just the doctors that play an important role, it is the nurses as well. In the simplest of terms, a nurse is a person trained in providing care for people that are sick or have sustained injuries. However, the work of a nurse is quite varied, from working at a school, at a clinic or at a hospital. Nurses work with doctors to ensure that the patients have access to the best healthcare facilities and are kept as healthy as possible; they often conduct health check-ups, administer the prescribed drugs at the right time, provide the required nutrition and also help the family understand and cope with the situation. Without the work of nurses, doctors would find it difficult to treat the patients, and the patients would have no professional help.

Individuals that choose to get into the field of nursing have to make sure that they are good at academics, specifically biology, chemistry, physiology, maths, amongst other subjects, and are able to meet the demands of the field. In order to get into a good nursing school, they need to have cleared high school or medical school with exceptional grades and are able to secure a high rank in entrance exams, given the fact that it is a very competitive field and deals with healthcare. After the completion of their studies, students are awarded a Nursing Certificate, which declares that they have undergone all the necessary training, have acquired all the important knowledge, and can now begin practicing as professionals.

What is Attestation?
In order for the concerned authorities to have all the necessary information on you, as well as for you to be able to use official documents for legal or non-legal purposes anywhere in the world, they need to be verified by a certain set of government and government-sponsored agencies. This very process of verification is known as attestation, and is very important, especially when moving abroad. Without the documents carrying stamps of certain authorities, they cannot be considered authentic or genuine, and that may pose problems. Attestation is a long and complex procedure, and so, you might benefit from hiring a professional attestation service to do the work for you.

Why is Nursing Certificate Attestation Required?
Nursing is a profession that is quite in demand, not just in Dubai, but everywhere in the world. There are thousands of people that try to become nurses and serve as healthcare professionals, but given the fact that this profession is so difficult to get into, there are many that take the wrong path. There have been cases of people forging nursing certificates or manipulating the content, in order to gain entry into the field without real experience. Not only is this fraud, but it could also severely affect those seeking health care, and thus, attestation of the certificate becomes quite necessary, whether you choose to stay in Dubai or go elsewhere. Besides this, you need to get it attested for its authenticity and also because it a necessary document to present when seeking jobs or education, and it is proof of your identity as well as your skills and knowledge.

When Should the Nursing Certificate Be Attested?

Irrespective of whether you stay in Dubai or go abroad to either pursue further education in the nursing field or to seek jobs, you would need to get your nursing certificate attested. In other words, it is when you are looking to either apply to another nursing school to gain further expertise or are looking to begin working as a professional in either a hospital or clinic that you would need to get your certificate attested, along with some other key documents. The reason being, that you need to provide proof of yourself, as well as of your knowledge and experience in said field, which determine whether you are granted admission or get a job.

The Process of Nursing Certificate Attestation

As mentioned above, whether you continue to live in Dubai for studies or work, or decide to move to another country, you would need to get your nursing certificate attested; the process would differ slightly on the basis of whether it is former or the latter. Here is the exact order you need to follow when getting the certificate attested:

  • Notary Department Attestation: The first government agency that needs to stamp your nursing certificate is the Notary Department; you need to go to your local Notary or Collector’s office.
  • HRD Attestation: Given that it is an educational document, you need to then go to the Dubai Government Human Resources Department for attestation. In the event that you shall remain in Dubai, this is the last step.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Attestation: If you intend to go to another country, you need to get your certificate attested by the MOFA, which deals with the country’s external matters.
  • Embassy Attestation: You need to get your certificate attested by the Embassy of the country you intend to visit; this is the last step in the attestation process.

The attestation of the nursing certificate, or any other, is a complicated and lengthy process, so you need to ensure that you understand all the requirements and guidelines so that you can follow the instructions well and are not met with any obstacles during the process.

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