Indian Nursing Council

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

GNM 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 a School of Nursing 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 G.N.M. from the state Government.
  • The Indian Nursing Council on receipt of the proposal from the Institution to start nursing programme, 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 permision to start the nursing programme from Indian Nurisng 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.


The nurse on completion of this course will be able to:
  • Demonstrate competency in providing health care to individual, sick or well, using nursing process.
    • - Assess the nursing need of clients from birth to death.
    • - Plan and carry out appropriate action to meet nursing needs.
    • - Provide effective nursing care for maintaining best possible level of health in all aspects.
    • - Promote self care in people under their care.
    • - Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
    • - Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care
  • Apply knowledge from the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences in functioning as a nurse.
  • Function effectively with members of the health team and community applying the knowledge of human relations and communication skills in her work.
  • Participate as member of the health team in delivery of curative preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care service.
  • Mobilise community resources and their involvement in working with the communities.
  • Demonstrate use of ethical values in their personal and professional life.
  • Demonstrate interest in activities of professional organization.
  • Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in teaching patients and giving nursing care to them.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in administration and leadership while working with other members of health team and community.
  • Assist in research activities.