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As of October 2014 with consent of the Caricom Countries and the General Nursing Councils in the respective territories, anybody coming in to register as a nurse in St. Lucia is now required to do the CXC Managed RENR examination.

RENR stands for the Regional Examination for Nurse Registration. Previously anyone could have applied to the Nursing Council to register as a Nurse in St. Lucia once they had completed a course of training approved by the council and had been successful at the qualifying examination.  

The General Nursing Council is a statuary body within the Ministry of Health which was established for the registration of Nurses, Midwives, Nursing Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.

The council also has a responsibility to regulate the sector by prescribing the curriculum of study, programmes and training facility. The Nursing Council also regulates the practice and professional conduct of its members and advises the Minister for Health on matters pertaining to nursing and midwifery services on the island.  

Chairperson of the General Nursing Council of St. Lucia, Mrs. Lucia Lee, says the council is required by law to maintain a register and roll which include the names of individuals, date of registration and qualifications.

Chairperson of the General Nursing Council further stated that since 2004 all nurses are required to show proof of continuing education in order to maintain standards within the profession.
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