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.

Rescheduling of Nursing Council’s Qualifying Examinations

DATE: September 28, 2021

SUBJECT: Rescheduling of Nursing Council’s Qualifying Examinations

For the information and guidance of all.
The public is hereby informed that owing to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,
there will be a rescheduling of the date for the examinations listed below.

 The Examination for Admission to the Register of Midwives

 The Examination for Admission to the General Part of the Register

 The Examination for Admission to the Roll of Assistant Nurses

The new dates for the examinations are:

  1. Midwifery Qualifying Examination –

Third Re-sit Policy (Fourth Sitting)

DATE: May 17, 2021

Approval of a Third Re-sit (Fourth Sitting) of the Nursing Council of Jamaica Qualifying Examinations for Nursing and Midwifery

For the information and guidance of all.

The public is hereby informed that, the Nursing Council of Jamaica (NCJ) has approved a 3rd re-sit (fourth sitting) of the theoretical and practical components of the following registration and enrollment examinations:

  • The Regional Examination for Nurse Registration (RENR)
  • The Examination for Admission to the Register of Midwives
  • The Examination for Admission to the Roll of Assistant Nurses

The public is also advised that the following guidelines shall apply:

  1. Only student nurses,

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.

Account Name: The Nursing Council

Biennial Renewal Account #: 000290513

Verification Account #: 000125814

Bank: Scotiabank

Branch: Cross Roads

Account Type: Chequing/Business

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,

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