Andhra Pradesh Nursing Council published important circulars available here.
Functioning of A.P. Nursing and Midwifery Council
State Nursing Council (SNC) was formed during 1926 in Madras presidency with the assent of Governor General to regulate the registration of Nurses, Midwives etc. Principal Act was amended in 1934 (Act No. VII of 1934). The Indian Nursing Council Act came into force in 1947 with an objective to establish a uniform standard of training for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors. An Act was passed by the Andhra Pradesh Legislature in 1963 to amend certain provisions of the Act and to extend the same in the whole of Andhra Pradesh with the assent of the President of India on31stJanuary, 1964 and came into force w.e.f. 4-2-1964 as the Act No. 5 of 1964. The main object of the Act is to regulate the Registration of Nurses etc. Rules were framed under the said Act that came into force (28-1-1965) on 27-2-1969 vide G.O.Ms.No.252, Health, Housing,Municipal Administration Department. Part â€“ II of the Rules deal with provisions regulating the conditions of admission to register under Section 11(2) (b) of the Act. Section 7(4) of the Act expressly says that the Council shall be responsible for the due performance of the functions imposed on it by the Indian Nursing Council Act; 1947APNMCs is formed to provide basic standards in education and training and issue licenses to the trained nurses. A license issued by a council provides assurance to the public that the nurse has met predetermined standards.
Major functions of APNMC-
Regulation of training programme of the diploma, Graduate and Post Graduate Courses
Supervision of the practice of the profession by its Member
Granting recognition to the training institutions and periodical Inspection there on, as the Council is governing authority of physical and clinical facilities in almost all the nursing courses conducted in the institution
Prescribing syllabus and curriculum for various nursing courses and conducting qualifying examination there for
Registration and granting certificates to qualified persons to practice their profession and to watch and take action against the practice of the profession by quacks and check mal-practice as well and to take action
As a regulatory body for Nursing and Midwifery, the Nursing Council is the vanguard for quality Nursing Education by ensuring that Nursing and Midwifery personnel are competently educated and trained to deliver Professional Health Care.
Important Notification/Circular of Andhra Pradesh Nursing Council as below:-
– Provide the registration for entry in to the practice.
– Be an open, transparent, responsible and accountable organization.
Function of the Andhra PradeshNursing Council:-
1. Registration :
Registration of qualified candidates to practice.
Verification of Registration Certificates issued from the council whenever there is a request from any employer across the world. The documents communicated is cross checked with the existing records for authenticity.
Renewal of previously registered candidates with the council.
2. Examinations and award Diploma :
The Council is an approved Examination body for the Examinations for Diploma ANM, Diploma GNM and Post Basic Diploma Nursing Courses.
The Council conducts the examinations.
3. Approval and Supervision of Institutions :
The Council conducts inspections to verify the teaching, learning facilities as well as programme conduction at Nursing Educational institutions.
4. Look into the complaint against nurses :
The Council takes disciplinary actions against the nurses found to be observing unethical behavioral or mal practice.
5. CNE :
Organization of continuing Education Programme for nursing professionals.
Award credit hours for CNE Programmes organized by Education institution and hospitals for the purpose of renewal of Registration.