Additional Requirement for Nurses & Midwives Trained Abroad

The Nursing Council of Jamaica (NCJ) wishes to advise nurses and midwives trained abroad who are seeking registration in Jamaica, that effective January 1, 2022, you will be required to have the licensing authority in the country that you were trained, submit to the NCJ validation/verification of your licensure.

Please note that your application will not be processed if this additional requirement is not met.

Online Payment for Biennial Renewal/Verification

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

MAIN ACCOUNTS (for Verification,

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.