International Nurses Day 2022

Happy International Nurses Day (IND) from the Nursing Council of Jamaica.  Today, May 12 is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of the Nurse. It is also the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the pioneer nurse leader and a pillar of the profession of nursing. The day is being celebrated under the theme ‘Nurses: A voice to lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health’.

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 –

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

Account #: 010125814

Bank: Scotiabank

Branch: New Kingston

Branch #: 50575

Account Type: Chequings/Business

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