Bahamas - Obtain a Nursing License
This procedure provides you information about how to obtain a Nursing License in The Bahamas. Persons seeking to establish a nursing agency, or an agency where the services of nurses, midwives and clinical nurses are sought, must first obtain a license from the Nursing Council.
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The Council reserves the right to refuse application or revoke the issued licence on these grounds:
- The applicant or holder of the licence is not a fit and proper person to hold such a licence.
- There is no need or demand for the nursing service proposed in the application.
- The equipment, organisation, and staffing arrangements of the agency are inadequate.
- The premises in which the agency is located are unsuitable.
- The agency has been or is being improperly conducted.
- Offences against the Act or any regulations made thereto have been committed in connection with the carrying on of the agency.
- There is failure to comply with a requirement of a law regulating to the carrying on of that agency.
- There is failure to comply with the uniform code, code of ethics or standard of nursing care specified by the Nursing Council.
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- To get registered with the Nursing Council, please use the following contact information provided.
- Also, make sure you have all the documents that are listed under the Required Documents section of this page.
- Nursing Council
- Delancy Street, (opposite Ministry of Health exit gate)
- P.O. Box N-9802
- New Providence
- The Bahamas
- Tel: (242) 326-0553
- Fax: (242) 326-0537
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays
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- The philosophy and objectives of the agency.
- Policies and procedures for governing the agency.
- Respective records required to be kept by any nurse supplied in the carrying on of the agency.
- Methods of evaluating the quality of care received by a patient or client of the agency.
- Policies for ensuring the confidentiality of records.
- Means of liability insurance for the staff.
BS$100.00 for a duplicate licence in the event that your license is lost, damaged or destroyed.
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Delancy Street, (opposite Ministry of Health exit gate)
P.O. Box N-9802
Tel: (242) 326-0553
Fax: (242) 326-0537
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays
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