DHA (Dubai Health Authority) Healthcare professionals applying for licensure are required to pass DHA assessment in order to acquire professional license and practice in the Emirate of Dubai. The DHA assessment can be either computer based or oral depending on the health professional’s category.
DHA Dubai issues professional license for Health care nursing professionals who come under the following categories:
• Registered Nurse • Registered Midwife • Assistant Nurse
Two years or more of experience in the related field is a mandatory requirement for all candidates who wish to register. The DHA conduct computer based assessments in collaboration with Prometric testing and Assessment Company. To book the DHA Computer Based assessment, the applicant needs to submit an online licensure application through "Sheryan" E-Licensing System to the Health Regulation Department (HRD). After completing the credentialing process by the HRD team, the applicant will be issued a DHA assessment Eligibility Number which is required to complete the online application, book test date and select location of the test centre.
In order to ensure a better employment status in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Muscat, Prometric exam is a pre-requisite. Most of the countries like Kuwait, Saudi Arabia Muscat are conducting the Prometric exams for licensing their medical professionals.
The Prometric Examination for Nurses is composed of 70 questions in multiple choice formats. In about two hours, the candidate is required to finish the whole test set.
HAAD (The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi) is the regulative body of the Healthcare Sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and ensures strict adherence to safe healthcare practices and delivery of excellent services for the community by closely monitoring the health status of the population. Nurses preparing to work in Abu Dhabi are to clear HAAD before they join the register.
HAAD envisages, defines, monitors and analyses all strategic planning for the health care system, always keeping in check the total performance of the system. Further, HAAD shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, inspects against regulations, enforce standards, and encourages adoption of world – class best practices and performance targets by all healthcare service providers in the Emirate.
HAAD also drives programs to increase awareness and adoption of healthy living standards among the residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in addition to regulating scope of services, premiums and reimbursement rates of the health system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.