The health professionals who plan to work in Abu Dhabi have to first clear a medical licensing eligibility test conducted by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) wich is the official regulatory body for the health sector. This is to ensure that the medical professionals of this Middle-east country possess a minimum level of competence.
There are two major categories of nurses in Abu Dhabi: Registered Nurse and Practical Nurse. A registered nurse should have a four-year bachelor degree in nursing and not less than two years of work experience. On the other hand, a practical nurse should have completed a general nursing course along with a minimum of two years of work experience.
The first stage of the HAAD Exam is DATAFLOW verification . The process is so named because the task of verifying the relevant documents and checking the background is exclusively entrusted to DATAFLOW, a Dubai-based private company. A candidate is permitted to register for the test only after his/her candidature has been approved by DATAFLOW on validating the documents. The whole process is completed in a maximum of 45 working days. The test centres in south-India are Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. There are centres in North India as well.
HAAD is a computer-based MCQ test with four options for each question. The Registered Nurse is required to answer 150 questions in three hours whereas a Practical Nurse has two hours to answer 140 questions. The questions asked are all based on nursing applications with patient scenarios.
*All these test details are subject to frequent changes and updates.
At Medcity we provide various short-term courses that you can choose from. Discussion of the questions from previous years' question papers and our question bank is incorporated with the nursing classes to maximise the performance of the candidates. The sessions are interspersed with simulation tests wherein the trainees are accorded a hands-on experience of answering MCQs on computers so as to eliminate examination jitters and elicit the optimum output from each.