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,

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/Business

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,

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Nursing and Midwifery Educators

The Nursing Council has partnered with The Human Employment and Resource Training Trust,
(HEART) in conducting its first workshop on Competency Based Curriculum.
This was held on Monday the 24 th July at the Council’s Office. Participants found this initiative
to be very beneficial for the enrichment of the nursing and midwifery programmes,

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