Indian Nursing Council

To Establish Uniforms Standards of Training for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors.

ANM Guidelines


  • Any organization under the Central Government, State Government, Local body or a Private or Public Trust, Mission, Voluntary registered under Society Registration Act or a Company registered under company’s act wishes to open and ANM Training School, should obtain the No Objection/Essentiality certificate from the State Government.
  • If any Nursing Programme is recognised by Indian Nursing Council, then the institution will be exempted from NOC/Essentiality certificate for A.N.M. from the state Government.
  • The Indian Nursing Council on receipt of the proposal from the Institution to start ANM training program, will undertake the first inspection to assess suitability with regard to physical infrastructure, clinical facility and teaching faculty in order to give permission to start the programme.
  • After the receipt of the permission to start ANM training program from Indian Nursing Council, the institution shall obtain the approval from the State Nursing Council and Examination Board.
  • Institution will admit the students only after taking approval of State Nursing Council and Examination Board.
  • The Indian Nursing Council will conduct inspection every year till the first batch completes the programme. Permission will be given year by year till the first batch completes.


On completion of the course, the ANM/FHW will be able to:
  • Appreciate the concept of holistic health and understand the influence of socioeconomic and environmental factors on the health status of the community.
  • Identify health problems/needs and resources in the community and mobilize social support for active participation of the community in health care activities.
  • Provide preventive, promotive, restorative and emergency health care to individuals and community as required.
  • Provide treatment of minor ailments. · Provide skilled midwifery services to all mothers in the community and refer mothers at risk to hospitals.
  • Provide skilled care to all neonates in community and refer neonates at risk to the appropriate levels.
  • Render skilled child care services at home, clinic and school.
  • Guide/Train birth attendants, Anganwadi workers (AWW)s, other community health activists and volunteers.
  • Provide need-based information and counselling related to health of individuals, family and groups.
  • Participate in all the National health and Family welfare programmes at community level.
  • Act as a team member in the health care delivery system.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the other health team members and community based organizations, non-govt. organizations (NGO) and village administration.
  • Manage the health centre including equipments and supplies, and maintain the records in order to provide quality based people friendly services.
  • Updates knowledge and skills for professional and personal growth.