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Indian citizens possessing foreign nursing qualification are examined individually & after examination the syllabi and conformation from concerned foreign authorities, the nurses are granted approval for registration in India with the recommendation of equivalence committee under Section 11(2)(a) INC Act. 1947.

The foreign National possessing foreign qualification can also work in charitable institutions for a limited period with the approval of President, INC. Their transfer are evaluated/examined by the equivalence Committee Members and if they are found at par, temporary permission is granted under Section 11(2)(b) of INC Act. 1947 for employment in Charitable Institutions.

Procedure for obtaining equivalency:

The procedure involved for equivalency of foreign nursing qualification is as follows:-
  • A transcript Proforma has to be filled by the concerned University/Board from where the candidate has qualified his/her training. The University will send the proforma directly to INC.
  • Transcript proforma should be handwritten with no correction/overwriting. INC will not accept the transcript without proper seal/stamp of the awarding authority on each page.
  • A Demand Draft of  5000/- in favour of Secretary, Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi towards equivalence fee is required to be submitted by the candidate.
  • After receiving the transcript it is placed before the Equivalency Committee.
  • The decision of the Equivalency Committee is communicated to the candidate.
Note : It is important that the transcript Proforma should clearly indicate that one credit of theory and one credit of Practical is equal to how many hours. Conversion of credits into hours is essential.

The duly filled transcript Proforma will be placed before the equivalency committee meeting, the recommendation with regard to equivalency status therafter will be informed to the concerned candidates.