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 – 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:-

Inviting Nominations for National Florence Nightingale Nurses Award for the year 2023 – Reg. 23-01-2023
APNMC – Calendar of Events 2022 – Reg. 29-09-2022
Most Urgent:Furnish the details of I & II Year students from all the Government & Private Schools & Colleges of Nursing in the state of Andhra Pradesh – “National Deworming Day” -Reg. 12-08-2022
Most Urgent Reminder:HM FW Dept. – Higher Education – APNMC – Online submission of data for AISHE 2020-21 by pending Nursing Institutions in Andhra Pradesh before 15-04.2022 – Instructions from the Government – Reg 20-04-2022
Most Urgent – AISHE – Principals/Correspondents of Schools of Nursing – UPDATION OF DATA – Last date is 30.03.2022 – Reg. 28-03-2022
DGHS – MOH, New Delhi – The Princess Srinagarindra Award 24-03-2022
Inviting Nominations for National Florence Nightingale Nurses Award for the year 2022 – Reg. 03-02-2022
APNMC – AISHE – DCF-III – Principals/Correspondents of Schools of Nursing – to Upload data in the portal – Reg. 03-12-2021
Circular: APNMC – Prof. Dr. B. Valli, DD (Nursing), O/o DME, AP – Jointed and reported for duty as I/C Registrar, APNMC, Vijayawada from 01.07.2021 onwards – Reg. 05-07-2021
DME – Dr. NTRUHS – APNMC – Academic – all Nursing Programmes – Information to conduct Inspections for the Academic year 2020-21 & 2021-22 simultaneously – Reg. 30-04-2021
INC – National Florence Nightingale Awards 2021 – Extension of last date till 31st Mar, 2021 – Reg. 16-03-2021
Imp Circular:APNMC – Mrs. B. Kumaramma, DD (Nursing), O/o DME, AP – Jointed and reported for duty as I/C Registrar, APNMC, Vijayawada on 29.01.2021 – Reg. 04-02-2021
Circular – APNMC Inspections for all the Programmes – Reg. 25-01-2021
Imp Notification: Integration of Mid Level Health Provider (MLHP) in Basic B.Sc. Nursing and Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing curriculum – Notification Issued. 12-11-2020
Most Urgent Circular: APNMC – Examination Boards – CFW, BEGNM & Dr. NTRUHS, Vijayawada – Information – Reg 19-10-2020
Imp Circular:APNMC – Smt. K. Suseela, Asst.Prof., GCON, Guntur – Jointed and reported for duty as Registrar, APNMC, Vijayawada on 07.10.2020 A/N 15-10-2020
INC Circular – Extension for submission of Nominations to National Florence Nightingale Nurses Award for the year 2020 upto 30th Sep, 2020 15-09-2020
Circular: Dr. S. Radha Ramana Sree, Registrar, APNMC relieved from duties on 31.08.2020 and Prof. Ch. Sri Lakshmi, DD (Nsg), O/o DME, AP kept as I/C Registrar, APNMC from 01.09.2020 till alternate arrangements are made. 10-09-2020
Most Urgent : APNMC-Colleges/Schools/MPHW(F) Institutions – Submit pending compliance immediately to process validity for admission notification 2020-21 – Reg. 27-08-2020
Notice:Most Urgent -COVID-19 – Enlisted final year Nursing students for Covid duty instructed to join within 48 hours else necessary action initiated. 25-08-2020
APNMC – Postponement of Inspections – Non availability of students at Schools & Colleges of Nursing due to COVID-19 Lockdown – Reg. 09-07-2020
Most Urgent Circular – INC – NUID Enrolment of Registered Nurses – Mandatory with free of cost till 16th Aug, 2020 through online ( 01-07-2020
Attention to all Managements of Schools & Colleges of Nursing – Mandatory to submit the details of students of all courses yearwise at the time of Registrations 03-06-2020
Most Urgent : AISHE – DCF-III upload for 2019-20 on or before 31.05.2020 – Reg 30-05-2020
Reminder: Attention to all Managements/Principals of Schools Colleges of Nursing-To furnish requested students data on by 26th May,2020; 12.00 PM 26-05-2020
Attention: All Principals/Managements of Schools & Colleges of Nursing – Submit the data in the proforma provided (see Circulars). 23-05-2020
Most Urgent: Instructions of DME, A.P. – To report all PBBSc, MSc due for Internship of GNM BSc(N) candidates for COVID-19 duty immediately 19-05-2020
Attention: All Principals of Govt./Private Colleges of A.P. – Online Education – Directions from Dr. NTRUHS – Reg. 28-04-2020
Most Urgent: Extension of Lockdown till 3rd May, 2020 – Registrations/other public related deskwork stopped until further orders – Reg. 15-04-2020
Important Circular: The Office of APNMC Lockdown till 14.04.2020 as per State Govt. Orders 31-03-2020
Important Circular : As per Instructions of the DME, AP, Vijayawada, Candidate Registrations are stopped till 31.03.2020 due to Corona Virus Disease 20-03-2020
APSSDC – APNMC – Collaboration with Health Education England – National Health System – For sending Trained Nurses to UK – Registration Link Provided – To guide the passed out candidates – Reg 07-01-2020
APNMC – 2020 – The Nurse & The Midwife Year – Celebrate the Candle Light March 31-12-2019
List of Colleges of Nursing offering MSc(N) Programme permitted by APNMC for the academic year 2019-20 29-11-2019
List of Colleges of Nursing offering PBBSc(N) Programme permitted by APNMC for the academic year 2019-20 29-11-2019
List of Colleges of Nursing offering BSc(N) Programme permitted by APNMC for the academic year 2019-20 29-11-2019
List of Schools of Nursing offering GNM Programme permitted by APNMC for the academic year 2019-20 29-11-2019
List of MPHW(F) Training Institutions permitted by APNMC for the academic year 2019-20 29-11-2019
Attention : All Principals of CON/SON/Teaching Hospitals – Submit CNE Proposals on or before 30th Nov, 2019 06-11-2019
INC Circular – Measures to eradicate ragging in Colleges. 28-10-2019
Walk-In-Interview for Office assistant-cum-Data Entry Operator at State Nursing Council, Andhra Pradesh on 27th May 2019 at 11:00 AM. 24-05-2019
APVVP-Nsg Estt.-Evasion of payment of Annual Registration Fee by Private Nursing Schools, Colleges and Paramedical Institutions – Instructions Issued – Reg 20-05-2019
Public Notice – Calender of Events for academic year 2019-20 11-03-2019
All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) – Uploading of data for the year 2018-19 30-01-2019
Most Urgent :DCF-III – Attention to Schools of Nursing to add/register for DCF-III(AISHE) on or before 31-01-2019 29-01-2019
Most Urgent : Payment of Annual Registration Fee by all the Private Nursing Schools of AP State to APVVP 07-01-2019
Most Urgent : DCF-III- Attention to all the Principal(s) of Schools of Nursing to upload DCF-III for 2018-19 on or before 28-02-2019 03-01-2019
Circular regarding change of Email Id of APNMC 05-09-2018
Public Notice – Calender of Events for academic year 2018-19 07-03-2018
DCF-III Circular – Reminder 19-02-2018
Attn to all Prl(s)/Corrspdnts(s) of Pvt MPHW(F) Trng Inst.s of AP to attend meeting on 13-11-2017 at O/o APNMC, Vijayawada at 12 Noon on Jnanabhumi 10-11-2017
Implementation of Nurses Registration & Tracking System (NRTS) for issue of Nurses Unique Identity (NUID) to all Registered Nurses In AP State 07-08-2017
Change of Fee Structure of Post-matric Scholarships for (02) years MPHW(F) Course – Commissioner, Social Welfare Department of AP (Rc.No.879/RHS.D/2013, dt. 17-11-2015) 16-06-2017
APNMC – Dr. S. Radha Ramana Sree, Asst.Prof., taken charge as Registrar, APNMC on 01-06-2017 16-06-2017
Mrs. Ch. Roja Rani, Registrar, APNMC relieved from duties on 02-12-2016. Prof.P. Vedamani, Deputy Director (Nursing), O/o DME, AP takeover the charge as I/C Registrar, APNMC from 03-12-2016 onwards 23-03-2017
DCF-III – Attention to all the Principal(s) of School of Nursing in AP State 24-02-2017
Most Urgent: Information from SON-CON in AP 14-02-2017
Applications are invited for Florence Nightingale Awards-2017 16-01-2017
Swasthya Vidya Vahini Programme on 24-12-2016 23-12-2016
Attention to the Principal(s) of College of Nursing in A.P. who have not attended “Swasthya Vidya Vahini” on 08-12-2016 must attend on 14-12-2016 at Dr. NTRUHS, Vijayawada 10-12-2016
Swasthya Vidya Vahini Programme on 08-12-2016 08-12-2016
Attention to the Principal(s) of all the Private Colleges of Nursing in Andhra Pradesh 30-11-2016
Calender of Events for 2016-17 14-09-2016
Report on Anti-Ragging Measures – submit the information to APNMC 01-09-2016
List of Schools of Nursing permitted by APNMC 11-08-2016
Circular regarding admissions 05-08-2016
Govt. Memo – Prior permission of APNMC before Dr. NTRUHS admissions 17-05-2016
DCF -III List of institutions yet to upload data on AISHE website till 25-04-2016 26-04-2016
DCF -III List of institutions yet to upload data on AISHE website till 02-04-2016 02-04-2016
GNM Orientation Programme- Workshop on Revised Syllabus to all Govt./Private Schools of Nursing in AP State 16-03-2016
INC guidelines regarding Building Completion Certificate (BCC) 11-03-2016
DCF Circular 05-03-2016 05-03-2016
Certificate of Course Completion in case of Foreign Nationals 10-02-2016
Inspections for renewal validity-Dec,2015 07-12-2015
Renewal 02-11-2015
Govt. Memo on Inspections of Nursing Institutions 22-09-2015
Govt. Memo for Change of address 22-09-2015
Changes in B.Sc(N) Syllabus by INC 22-09-2015
Reminder on IMIS 22-09-2015
Reminder notice 16-05-2015
Video Conference Schedule of CON 16-04-2015
Video Conference Schedule of MPHW(F) 16-04-2015
CNE PROPOSALS 04-04-2015
IMIS MEMO 01-04-2015
IMIS CIRCULAR 30-03-2015
National Florence Nightingale’ Awards 02-02-2015
Circular to all the Principal of Nursing Colleges/ Schools in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana regarding CNE 29-12-2014
RESOLUTIONS OF INC-2013 05-11-2014
Implementation of Nursing Education Standards 05-11-2014

Mission of the Andhra Pradesh Nursing Council:-

–         Maintain uniform standard of Nursing Education.

–         Provide the registration for entry in to the practice.

–         Be an open, transparent, responsible and accountable organization.

Function of the Andhra Pradesh Nursing 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.

Act/Rules of Andhra Pradesh Nursing Council:-

Andhra Pradesh Nursing Council ACT, 1964

1 Indian Nursing Council 2 Rajasthan Nursing Council
3 Gujarat Nursing Council 4 West Bengal Nursing Council
5 ODISHA Nursing COUNCIL 6 Tamilnadu Nursing Council
7 Maharashtra Nursing Council 8 Kerala Nursing Council
9 Hariyana Nursing Council 10 Karnataka Nursing Council
11 AndhraPradesh Nursing Council 12 Tripura Nursing Council
13 Sikkim Nursing Council 14 Arunachal Pradesh Nursing Council
15 Jharkhand Nursing Council 16 Telangana Nursing Council
17 Punjab Nursing Council 18 Himachal Pradesh Nursing Council
19 Bihar Nursing Council 20 Nagaland Nursing Council
21 MadhyaPradesh Nursing Council 22 Delhi Nursing Council
23 Mizoram Nursing Council 24 Chhattisgarh Nursing Council
25 Assam Nursing Council 26 Goa Nursing Council
27 Manipur Nursing Council 28 Meghalaya Nursing Council
29 Tripura Nursing Council 30 UttarPradesh Nursing Council
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Address of the Andhra Pradesh Nursing Council

Government General Hospital (old) Campus,Hanumanpet
O/o Director of Medical Education
Hanumanpet, Vijayawada-2,
Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh.

Contact Number of the Andhra Pradesh Nursing Council


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