Local Groups

A Nursing Now launch event was held in Jamaica on the 27th February 2018 and Nursing Now Jamaica currently is in the process of formally being established in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the Chief Nursing Officer.

Nursing Now in Jamaica is developing a programme of action to engage the nurse workforce in the campaign to end violence against women and children. Its aims include:

  1. Better training for nurses and midwives to identify violence-related abuse.
  2. Inclusion of a module relating to violence reduction strategies in the Nursing Training Curriculum, including an internship program with the office of the Chief Nursing Officer.
  3. Development of a nursing communication strategy to increase awareness and forge partnerships for the reduction of violence against women and children.
  4. Identify a champion nurse as a voice to amplify the silent cry of women and children.

For more information about Nursing Now in Jamaica, please contact Chief Nursing Office, Patricia Ingram-Martin: martinp@moh.gov.jm.