Caribbean School of Nursing

About the School

History of the Caribbean School of Nursing, UTech, Ja.
The Caribbean School of Nursing UTech (CSON) came into existence after separating from the School of Allied Health and Nursing (SAHN) in January 2012. CSON is one of the Schools within the College of Health Sciences.

How nursing education started at UTech, Ja.

On August 27, 2007 the Ministry of Health (MOH), Jamaica transferred its responsibility for nursing and midwifery training to the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech). UTech, Ja. began the transfer process firstly with the general nursing course of study. Since 1898 the MOH had been training nurses and midwives through institutions such as Victoria Jubilee Lying-In-Hospital, Kingston Public Hospital Teaching Department, Kingston School of Nursing and its affiliates Cornwall School of Nursing, Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing, Victoria Jubilee Hospital and Spanish Town Schools of Midwifery. The Caribbean School of Nursing, UTech (CSON) is the beneficiary of a rich nursing and midwifery heritage and is committed to advance this trend to another phase of development. To begin this process and to be in tandem with global trends and the mandate of the Regional Nursing Body (RNB) CSON introduced its first cohort with the 4 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2007, graduating that class in 2011. The movement from MOH to CSON enabled the transformation of nursing education to training in a multidisciplinary educational institution enabling a more rounded member of the health team.

The CSON now offers four (4) undergraduate and two (2) graduate programmes as follows:


             Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)

             Post RN BSN

             Bachelors of Science in Midwifery (BSM)

             Bachelors of Science in Critical Care Nursing (CCN)


             Master of Science in Nurse Anaesthesia (MNA)

             Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma and Integrative Counselling


Courses of study are offered from three campuses: Papine (Kingston), Barnett Clinic, Montego Bay (St James) and Braemar Avenue (Kingston) campuses