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About Us

Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council (KNMC) is an autonomous statutory body constituted by the Government of Kerala under the provisions of Nurses and Midwives Act 1953.  As per G.O.(MS) No: 559/2008/H&FWD dated 03-11-2008, the Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council was separated from the Travancore – Cochin Medical Councils and is functioning      independently        under     the     Registrar   from    Nursing    Profession, 

Dr. Kochuthresiamma Thomas was the first Registrar.  Prof. Valsa.K. Panicker is the present Registrar..

The main Functions of KNMC are:

1.      Establishment and maintenance of uniform standards of nursing education in Kerala.

2.      Registration of successful candidates from Kerala as Registered Nurse – Registered Midwife (RN RM).

3.      Reciprocal registration of candidates who have acquired educational qualification from recognized institutions of other states.

4.      Registration of Additional Qualification : Post Basic Diploma in Speciality Nursing, Post Basic B.Sc.(N), M.Sc (N),  M.Phil & Ph.D

5.       Renewal of Registration.

6.      Verification of Registration and Diploma Certificates from authorities inside and outside India.

7.      Approval of Colleges and Schools of Nursing and withdrawal of recognition in case if the institution fails to maintain standards.

8.      Conduct of undergraduate programmes like General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM), Auxiliary Nurse and Midwifery (ANM) and Post Basic Diploma in Speciality Nursing.

9.      Conduct of examinations for GNM, ANM and Post Basic Diploma in Specialty Nursing and Female Health Supervisory Course.

10.Organization of Continuing Education Programme for Nursing Professionals.

11.Award of credit hours for CNE Programmes organaized by Educational Institutions and Hospitals for the purpose of Renewal of Registration.