As a leading regulatory body for nursing and midwifery in the Caribbean, the Nursing Council of Jamaica is the vanguard for public safety, by ensuring that nursing and midwifery personnel are competently educated, trained and regulated to deliver evidence-based professional health care.
The Nursing Council under the Nurses and Midwives Act, 1964 and Regulations 1966, executes the authority to regulate the standards of education and training for nursing and midwifery personnel through credentialing, licencing and relicensing. It upholds the standards of education and practice of nursing and midwifery personnel by monitoring, evaluating, and sanctioning to ensure safe quality care to the public.
- Accountability - The Council carries out its responsibilities in the best interest of the well-being and safety of the public. It is accountable to its internal and external stakeholders by upholding the Acts and Regulations for the nursing and midwifery professions. The Council keeps abreast of national, regional and global standards to ensure its performance is at the cutting edge and is efficient and effective.
- Professionalism - The Council conducts its business with respect to all and keeps in confidence matters and decisions that are only to be disclosed to specific stakeholders. It upholds ethical principles and demonstrates these in all interactions towards the public good.
- Integrity - The Council engages qualified persons to support its activities. All matters of the Council are guided by truthfulness, fairness and honesty. The Council operates its functions based on reliable evidence ensuring that its decisions can stand scrutiny and generate the best possible outcomes.Council operates its business with honesty and openness. The decisions of the Council are guided by policies of disclosure of information to its internal constituents and the public at large. The Council ensures that the public has access to current information through a variety of public media.
- Transparency - The Council operates its business with honesty and openness. The decisions of the Council are guided by policies of disclosure of information to its internal constituents and the public at large. The Council ensures that the public has access to current information through a variety of public media.
- Adaptability - The Nursing Council takes cognizance of rapid scientific and technological changes and proactively and appropriately responds to these changes.