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Nursing specialization and professional Career bylaw is step to strengthen the profession, minister.

Amman, July 27 (Petra)--Health Minister Mahmoud Al Sheyyab said that the Nursing and Midwifery Specialization and Professional Career Ladder Bylaw, which was issued on June 30th, is a step to strengthen the nursing and midwifery profession.

The minister told Petra on Wednesday that this bylaw aims to develop nursing and midwifery services in Jordan in order to protect public and enhance their health through regulating the profession education and practice.

The Nursing and Midwifery Specialization and Professional Career Ladder Bylaw No (85) 2016 issued in reference to articles (4,6,13) of the JNC Law No (53) for 2006 was published on 30th of June 2016 in the Official Gazette.

Secretary General of the Jordanian Nursing Council Dr. Muntaha Gharaibeh said this new bylaw is a modified version of the nursing Professional Levels Bylaws issued on 2006 in an attempt to link specialization to professional development of nurses and midwives. "Based on the 2006 Bylaw, the JNC certified more than 300 nurses and midwives in 14 nursing specializations from various institutions in the public and private sectors," she added.

"The JNC under the leadership of HRH Mona AL-Hussein with a representation of all sectors in its board, is proud to acknowledge all the efforts from all sectors, including the Jordanian nurses and midwives Association (JNMC), for their contribution in the preparation and finalization of the Bylaw which took two years of hard work and commitment,".

The new bylaw is consistent with other regulation in Jordan including Health Public Law and the nurses and midwifery association.

It guarantees and assures the titles and professional levels given to all nurses and midwives before the issue date (June 30th 2016) granted by institutions such as Royal Medical Services and JNMC.

It also assures the necessity for developing the instructions that explain the Bylaw articles through collaborative work with all partners.

This bylaw highlights establishment of two main committees; Specialization committee (headed by JNC Secretary General) and the Career ladder committee (headed by chairman of the JNMC/nurses and Midwifery Association). Both committees have members from all sectors (MOH, RMS, university hospitals and Private sector).

Dr. Gharaibeh emphasized that nurses and midwives have a choice to advance their career or select not to do that. However, once nurses and midwives select to pass through the specialization and or career ladder, this will develop them professionally and prepare as competent nurses who can function within the national, regional and global standards and contribute to the economic stability and sustainability of the country. The implementation of the bylaw does not require high costs or financial burdens on nurses.

The JNC is currently taking all necessary steps for the implementation of the bylaw; a new scope of practice, standards and competencies for the general and specialized nurses were developed and will be disseminated to all in all health sectors.

The secretary general urged all nurses and midwives to read the Nursing and Midwifery Specialization and Professional Career Ladder Bylaw (2016), and willing to respond to all queries and questions to enhance the implementation process. //Petra//

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