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.
This Council is an Autonomous Statutory Registration Body for registering qualified Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary-Nurse-Midwives/Multipurpose Health workers/ Health visitors as per the provisions of the Act. It extends its registration to Union Territories ie: Pondicherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Name of the Course
|Duration||Entry Level Qualification|
|1. Diploma in General Nursing Midwifery||3 Years||10 + 2 Based on % of marks|
|2. Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (Revised)||2 Years||10 + 2 Based on % of marks|
|3. Post Basic Diploma in –||1 Year||Diploma 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 Years||10 + 2 PCBE|
|1. Through Entrance Examination|
|2. Minimum 50% in aggregate (PCBE)|
|5. P.B.B.Sc (Nursing)||2 Years||Diploma in GNM Through Entrance Examination|
|6. M.Sc Nursing Specialty –||2 Years||B.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|
|General Nursing & Midwifery||3 Years||New Registration|
|ANM Regular & NRHM / NUHM||2 Years||New Registration|
|B.Sc (Basic) Nursing||4 Year||New Registration|
|B.Sc (Post Basic) Nursing||Regular: 2 Years||Additional Qualification|
|M.Sc (Nursing)||2 Years||Additional Qualification|
|Post Basic Diploma Courses:-|
|Post Basic Diploma in Cardio Thoracic Nursing||1 Year||Additional Qualification|
|Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing||1 Year||Additional Qualification|
|Post Basic Diploma in Neuro Science Nursing||1 Year||Additional Qualification|
|Post Basic Diploma in Neonantal Nursing||1 Year||Additional Qualification|
|Post Basic Diploma in Crital Care Nursing||1 Year||Additional Qualification|
|Post Basic Diploma in Orthopedic Nursing||1 Year||Additional Qualification|
|Nurse Practitioner in Midwifery||1 Year||Additional Qualification|