International Day of the Nurse

International Day of the Nurse

The Nursing Council of Jamaica (NCJ) recognizes and celebrates with all nurses in Jamaica and globally May 12, 2021 as International Nurses Day (IND). This year’s celebration is under the theme “Nurses: A Voice to lead- A vision for future health care. As the world fights its way out of a global pandemic nurses in Jamaica and across the world continue to showcase their work and their worth during these unprecedented times.

International Day of the Midwife 2021


International Day of the Midwife

Today, May 5, 2021, is being celebrated as the International Day of the Midwife (IDM). Every year since 1992 the International Confederation of Midwives recognizeS and celebrates the work of midwives globally. This year that celebration will be under the theme “Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives”.

Collection of Renewed Licences

Licences renewed up to the December 31, 2020 are now ready for collection. Nurses can come into the office during our opening hours(Mon-Thurs: 9am-3:30pm, Fri: 9am-3pm) to collect their licence, send someone on their behalf with a letter of authorization (person collecting must have a valid photo ID) or arrange for a courier service to pick up their licence (please contact the Council beforehand if you are using this method so that the licence can be placed at the front desk for collection.)

Online Payment for Biennial Renewal

Due to the impact of COVID-19, The Nursing Council is accepting payment for Biennial Renewal of Licences via online payment. This transaction must be done in the form of an online transfer via ScotiaBank Online. Applicants MUST PRINT and present the confirmation of this transaction along with their application.

Account Name: The Nursing Council

Account #: 000290513

Branch: Cross Roads

Account Type: Chequing

Re: Biennial Relicensure of Nurses and Midwives

The Nurses and Midwives Regulations 1966

 In the Matter of Renewal of Licence to Practise

This is to remind Registered Nurses, Midwives and Enrolled Assistant Nurses licenced under the Act that pursuant to paragraph 56(1) of the Regulations they are required no later than thirty days before the date of expiration of their respective licence to:

  (a)   apply to the Council for renewal of the licence in the form specified in Form 1 of the fourth schedule,

Contract between the Nursing Council and Aeorion Software Development

Dr. Leila McWhinney – Dehaney, Chairman, Nursing Council of Jamaica and Mr. Errol Malcolm Vice President, Finance, Facilities Planning and Management, Northern Caribbean University sign contract between the Council and the Aeorion Software Development Unit, Northern Caribbean University.

The Nursing Council of Jamaica ( the Council) signed a contract with Aeorion Software Development Unit,