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The Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council is an Autonomous Statutory Registration Body for registering qualified Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse Midwives/ Multipurpose Health Workers/ Health Visitors as per the provision in the Act.

The Madras Nurses and Midwives Act No.III of 1926 was passed in the Madras Legislative Council of Madras in 1926 followed by Notification in the Fort St. George Gazette on 29th June 1926 and came into force on 14th February 1928.

The Madras Nurses and Midwives Council was constituted under the authority of the above Act by a notification by the Governor on 14th December 1928. This Council is the earliest piece of Legislation on Nursing in the whole of South-East Asia aiming at the advancement of Nursing Education and champion the cause of the nursing profession.

“The Madras Nurses and Midwives Act No.III of 1926” was renamed as the “Tamilnadu Nurses and Midwives (Amendment) Act No.XXVI” of 1960 on 14th December 1960.

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Function and Services

Approved Institutions

Contact Details

Nursing Courses offered

Name of the Course

DurationEntry Level Qualification
1. Diploma in General Nursing Midwifery3 Years10 + 2 Based on % of marks
2. Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (Revised)2 Years10 + 2 Based on % of marks
3. Post Basic Diploma in  –1 YearDiploma In GNM
1. Cardio Vascular Thoracic Nursing
2. Psychiatric Nursing
3. Neuro Science Nursing
4. Nurse Practitioner in Midwifery*
5. Neonatal Nursing*
6. Orthopedic Nursing*
7. Critical Care Nursing*
4. Basic B.Sc (Nursing)4 Years10 + 2 PCBE
1. Through Entrance Examination
2. Minimum 50% in aggregate (PCBE)
5. P.B.B.Sc (Nursing)2 YearsDiploma in GNM Through Entrance Examination
6. M.Sc Nursing Specialty  –2 YearsB.Sc (Nursing) & P.B.B.Sc (Nursing) Through Entrance Examination.
1. Medical Surgical Nursing
2. Child Health Nursing
3. Community Health Nursing
4. Obstetrical Nursing
5. Mental Health Nursing

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs

Training DurationRegistration
General Nursing & Midwifery3 YearsNew Registration
ANM Regular & NRHM / NUHM2 YearsNew Registration
B.Sc (Basic) Nursing4 YearNew Registration
B.Sc (Post Basic) NursingRegular: 2 YearsAdditional Qualification
M.Sc (Nursing)2 YearsAdditional Qualification
Post Basic Diploma Courses:-
Post Basic Diploma in Cardio Thoracic Nursing1 YearAdditional Qualification
Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing1 YearAdditional Qualification
Post Basic Diploma in Neuro Science Nursing1 YearAdditional Qualification
Post Basic Diploma in Neonantal Nursing1 YearAdditional Qualification
Post Basic Diploma in Crital Care Nursing1 YearAdditional Qualification
Post Basic Diploma in Orthopedic Nursing1 YearAdditional Qualification
Nurse Practitioner in Midwifery1 YearAdditional Qualification