Re: Biennial Relicensure of Nurses and Midwives

The Nursing Council of Jamaica wishes to advise that under the Nurses and Midwives Act 1964 and Regulations 1966 and Amendment 2013 (3) “every person who employs a nurse, midwife, or an enrolled nurse who is not licensed under the Act commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding one million dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding twelve months or to both such fine and imprisonment”
The Nursing Council further advises that under the Nurses and Midwives Act 1964 and Regulations 1966 and Amendment 2005 Part VII section 56,

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,

Implementation Of Requisite Fee for Each Biennial License

This serves to remind registered nurses, registered midwives and enrolled assistant nurses that The Nurses and Midwives (Amendment) Act, 2005, New Part V11 – Application For Grant And Renewal Of License, Line 56 – “every person who is licensed under the Act shall, not later than thirty days before the date of expiration of that licence –

(c) pay the fee of two thousand dollars (for each license)

Please note that it says license,

Advisory – IUC

To:  All Second, Third and Fourth Year Student Nurses

Mel Nathan College

International University of the Caribbean

From: The Registrar, Nursing Council of Jamaica

Topic: Contact the Nursing Council

Date:  December 5, 2016

The second, third and fourth year student nurses who are INDEXED with the Nursing Council of Jamaica and are CURRENTLY registered with,

Media Release

The Nursing Council of Jamaica (NCJ) is now notifying the public particularly current and prospective nursing students, that it has been obliged to withdraw the approval status it had granted to the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) with respect to the Nursing Programme at Mel Nathan College.

In summary, the factual background is as follows:

  • Since 2013 NCJ has been working with the IUC on the challenges it has been having in complying with the student teacher ratio and the ability to provide suitably qualified persons to deliver the nursing programme.

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