About Directorate

Development and Scientific Research Directorate was established under the administrative regulations of the Jordanian Nursing Council (JNC) number (27) for the year 2015, as mandated by the article (120) of the constitution issued on March 3, 2015. The directorate is an essential component of the JNC organizational structure and reports directly to JNC Secretary General (SG).

The directorate is a member of the planning, coordination and follow up committee, which is responsible for assessing and evaluating JNC plans and programs, assisting in developing JNC annual budget, JNC annual manpower plans, assisting in preparing laws and bylaws and any other responsibilities as requested by JNC secretary general.


Roles and responsibilities:

    1. Implementing JNC vision and mission according to JNC law.
    2. Participating in developing and implanting national health strategy.
    3. Developing legislation to enhance nursing and midwifery profession.
    4. Enhancing nursing education in Jordan through improving the quality of nursing education.
    5. Enhancing nursing and midwifery workforce.
    6. Supporting scientific research and consultations to support nursing profession.
    7. Updating JNC documents and publications to meet the national and global developments.
    8. Implementing nursing profession development projects nationally and regionally.
    9. Implementing the departments' plans and programs.
    10. Supervising the departments under the directorate.
    11. Improving JNC performance.
    12. Follow up of the technical issues of the departments and preparing the directorate annual plans, and reporting them to the SG.
    13. Proposing instructions necessary for the department performance an improving their operation.
    14. Any other tasks as requested by JNC SG.


Development and Scientific Research Directorate consists of three departments:

  1. Department of  Planning , Studies and Policies
  2. Department of Training and Continuing Education
  3. Department of Monitoring &  evaluation