Recently Andhra Pradesh Nursing Council published latest Circular/Notification regarding Nominations of the Prince Mahidol Award and Princess Srinagarindra Award , 2023.

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.


Details of the Nominations of the Prince Mahidol Award and Princess Srinagarindra Award , 2023-reg Inbox achala kumar:-

Latest Notification/Circular of Andhra Pradesh Nursing Council as below:-

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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

Contact :-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.


Nursing Councils of India:-

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
31 Jammu-Kashmir Nursing Council
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