Pakistan Nursing Council

Pakistan Nursing Council

What is Pakistan Nursing Council?

Established in 1948, the Pakistan Nursing Council is an autonomous, regulatory body constituted under the Pakistan Nursing Council Act (1952, 1973). It is empowered to register (license) Nurses, Midwives, Lady Health Visitors (LHVs) and Nursing Auxiliaries to practice in Pakistan.

What are the functions of the Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC)?

  • Sets the curriculum for the education of Nurses, Midwives, LHVs and Nursing Auxiliaries.
  • Inspects educational institutions for approval based on established standards
  • Provides registration (license) to practice.
  • Maintains standards of education and practice.
  • Works closely with the four provincial Nursing Examination Boards (NEBs).
  • Plays and advisory role for the overall benefit of Nurses, Midwives, LHVs and Nursing Auxiliaries in the country.
  • Maintains an advisory role for the Federal and Provincial Government regarding nursing education and nursing services.
  • Communicates policy decisions regarding nursing education and the welfare of nurses, taken in Council meetings, to Governments, Nursing Institutions, NEBs and Armed Forces Nursing Services for implementation.
  • Prescribes penalties for fraudulent registration by intention of pretense, and removes persons from the Register for professional misconduct.


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