Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • Geographical Area
    Middle East& Gulf States
  • Jurisdiction
  • Organisation
    Jordanian Nursing Council (JNC)
  • Address

    Postal Address
    PO Box 851057
    Anman 11185

    Location Address

  • Phone
    + 962 6 5818724
  • Fax
    + 962 6 5824193
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Ms Da'ad Shokeh
    Secretary - General
    Jordanian Nursing Council
  • Regulatory Body
    The central mission of the JNC is to promote the health status of the community through a sound regulatory system that assures quality services and safe practice with the aim of protecting the public and the profession and making the difference and strengthening the nursing services in the country.

    The Council is empowered with the following authorities and functions in achieving its objectives:

    • Setting the strategy for organizing and developing the profession.
    • Proposing the policy of education for the profession and identifying its priorities in accordance with the policy of higher education.
    • Proposing conditions for selecting hospitals for purposes of training and specialization in the profession, in coordination with the Ministry of Health.
    • Adopting the required standards and bases to elevate the standard of the profession and proposing legislations relating to its practicing.
    • Proposing the criteria and conditions relating to continuing education and certifying specialization in nursing in accordance with valid legislations.
    • Coordinating with local, regional, international entities and parties relating to the profession.
    • Providing the opinion on legislations relating to health, if asked by the specialized party.
    • Setting required programs to developing human resources and developing technical capacities in the field of the profession, including developing the capacities of nursing administrative leaders.
    • Coordinating and cooperating with relevant entities to enhance scientific research in the field of nursing and health sciences.
    • Approving courses and issuing directives relating to their regulation, including setting exams, awarding certificates of participation and setting the cost for participation.
    • Preparing draft regulations relating to the Council and approving directives issued based upon them.
    • Approving the annual budget of the Council and supervising its execution.
    • Discussing the annual report and the final audits and approving them.
    • Accepting agreements and contracts to be concluded with other parties and assigning the person authorized to sign.
    • Appointing a legal auditor for the Council and identifying his fees.
    • Any other authorities relating to the functions of the Council. (accessed on 23.04.2009)

  • Health System
    The health system in Jordan includes the Ministry of Health, Royal Medical Services, public university hospitals, the private sector and the international and charitable sector, including UNRWA and NGO’s such as King Hussien Cancer Centre. The MoH has 23 hospitals with 3229 beds (37%). PHC services are mainly delivered through an extensive PHC network, comprising 47 comprehensive health centres, 333 primary health care centres, 265 village clinics and 345 MCH centres. The Royal Medical Services (RMS) mainly provides secondary and tertiary care services. It has 10 hospitals with 1791 beds (22%). RMS is responsible for providing health services and a comprehensive medical insurance to military and security personnel. RMS also provides care to uninsured patients referred from MoH and the private sector. The private sector generally provides clinical services at the primary, secondary and tertiary care levels. It has 52 hospitals with 3212 beds (37%) and about 2600 private clinics of general practice and specialties. UNRWA provides health care to Palestinian refugees. UNRWA’s overall health policy focuses on the direct provision of primary health services to these refugees. (accessed on 23.04.2009)

    In 2005, life expectancy at birth for males is 70.6 and for females is 72.4; infant mortality rate per 1000 live births is 22; under 5 mortality per 1000 live births is 27; maternal mortality per 10,000 live births is 40. In 2005 WHO reports that the total population was 5,485,000 and there were 23.6 physicians per 10,000 population and 29.4 nursing and midwifery personnel per 10,000 population. It also reports that 99% of the population has access to local health services. (accessed on 23.04.2009).

    Validated July 2008

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