Indian Nursing Council

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Indian Nursing Council
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The Indian Nursing Council is a national regulatory body for nurses and nurse education in India. It is an autonomous body under the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, constituted by the Central Government under section 3(1) of the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947 of Indian parliament.[1] Since 1947 Indian Nursing Council Act has undergone minimal amendments. This resulted in several anomalies that have impacted the morale of Registered Nurses in India especially those practicing in the private sector. The last amendment of the act was in the year 2006. According to the original act the "function of the council is to provide uniformity in nursing education" only. Thus, Indian Nursing Council is not legally equipped to intervene in the service rules of Registered Nurses practicing in India.

State-Level Nursing Councils[edit]

There are many registered state-level nursing councils.[2] They are granted autonomous rights by the nursing council.

Council Body State Year of Establishment
Andhra Pradesh Nurses & Midwives Council[3] Andhra Pradesh 1963
Arunachal Pradesh Nursing Council Arunachal Pradesh
Assam Nurses Midwives & Health Visitor Council[4] Assam 1953
Bihar Nurses Registration Council Bihar
Chhattisgarh Nursing Council Chhattisgarh
Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council Kerala 1953
Maharashtra Nursing Council Maharashtra
Delhi Nursing Council[5] New Delhi 1997
Goa Nurs
Punjab Nurses Registration Council Punjab 2006
Karnataka Nursing Council[6] Karnataka 1961
Uttar Pradesh Nurses & Midwives Council[7] Uttar Pradesh 1934
Tamil Nadu Nurses And Midwives Council Tamil Nadu 1926
Rajasthan Nursing Council[8] Rajasthan 1964
Madhya Pradesh Nurses Registration Council[9] Madhya Pradesh 1973

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Functions of Indian Nursing Council.
  2. ^ State-Wise Nursing Council India Nursing Council, Retrieved on 29, October 2011.
  3. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Nurses ,Midwives ,Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives & Health Visitors Council". Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Assam Nurses' Midwives' & Health Visitors' Council, Assam, Department of Health Services, Assam, Hengrabari, Guwahati, Assam, India". Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ "Rajsthan Nursing Council". Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  9. ^ "Madhya Pradesh Nurses Registration Council". Retrieved 2016-04-14. 

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