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
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
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
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.
The Council is entitled while performing its duties and functions to
establish committees, which it deems necessary, and identify duties and
functions allocated to each.
The President represents the Council before others, and is entitled to
assign this authority to any member of the Council including the
Secretary- General, on condition that the assignment should be written