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Nepal Nursing Council (NNC) is established under Nepal Nursing Council Act 2052 (1996). It came into force on 2053-03-02 (16 June 1996). NNC is an autonomous body formed to maintain quality nursing and midwifery education for the provision of quality nursing and midwifery services to the public. Basically, the council examines the standard and infrastructure of the proposed nursing and midwifery educational institution on the basis of the requirements as set by this council.



The main functions of the council are:

  • Register the nurse through licensing examination and manage the registration of qualified nursing professionals
  • Formulate policy required to operate the nursing and midwifery profession smoothly and to provide better care to the public.
  • Inspect, monitor and recognition to nursing and midwifery academic institutions and monitor the quality of nursing and midwifery services for better nursing care.
  • Maintain the standardization in nursing and midwifery education through evaluating and reviewing the nursing and midwifery curriculum, the terms and conditions of admission and examination systems.
  • Formulate professional code of conduct of the nursing and midwifery professionals and to take action against those professionals who violate such code of conduct.
  • Develop the scope of practice for nursing and midwifery professionals to determine the work limit of nursing and midwifery professionals.
  • Publish the annual Journal of the Nepal Nursing Council.

Power & Duties

The power, function and duties of the council shall be as follows;

  • To formulate policy required to operate the nursing profession smoothly
  • To provide recognition to a teaching institution ,
  • To evaluate and review the curriculum, terms and conditions of admission, examination system and other necessary terms and conditions and infrastructure of a teaching institution which has been granted recognition pursuant to clause (b),
  • If a teaching institution is found form the evaluation and review made pursuant to clause (c) to have failed to met the standards determined by the council, to make a recommendation for revoking the approval for operation of such institution.
  • To determine the qualifications of the nursing professionals and to issue certification to the qualified nursing professional after registering his /her name in the registration book,
  • To determine the work limit of nursing professionals,
  • To formulate professional code of conduct of the nursing professionals and to take action against those nursing professionals who violate such code of conduct.

Registered professionals

Current Registration Status Up to 01 December, 2020

  • NURSES : 61421
  • MIDWIFE : 11
  • ANM: 34432

Approved programs

  • A.N.M.
  • P.C.L. Nursing
  • B.Sc. Nursing
  • Bachelor of Midwifery Science (BMS)
  • BN/ BNS
  • MN/ MSc. Nursing
Key documents

Nepal Nursing Council,
Bansbari, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O.Box. 12541
Tel.: 977-1-4372521
Fax: 977-1-4377214
E-mail: info@nnc.org.np

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