Jordan is taking the lead in our region in recognizing nursing as an
independent profession. His Majesty King Abdullah the Second has
articulated a clear vision for the right of his people for quality
health care services. HM realized that nursing is an integral part of
the country’s health system development.
Based upon this belief His Majesty issued
a decree in 2002 to establish the Jordanian Nursing Council. The aim of
this council is to regulate the nursing profession through the
development of by laws and credentialing policies and strategies to
protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.
Currently, nursing in Jordan has the
power to set national standards and mobilize resources to develop
sustained reform and support development of all nursing programmes.
With the establishment of the JNC, the
development of nursing in Jordan will challenge nurses and leaders to
identify both hazards and opportunities that stimulate their imagination
and encourage their creativity.
Our goal at the JNC for the future is
better educated nursing workforce who would be able to absorb the rapid
changes in medical science and technology.
Opportunities for advancement will be
given to all nurses through the development of a national clinical
ladder by law, Nurse’s act by law and leadership development programmes,
thus acknowledging each nurse’s education practice and expertise.
We all realize that technology and new knowledge will change the roles
and responsibilities of health care professionals over the next decade,
but the public’s need for caring continues
to be top priority. The caring professional of the future will
play a critical role in improving the quality of health in Jordan.