|Pakistan nursing council is an autonomous, regulatory body constituted under the Pakistan Nursing Council Act (1952, 1973) and empowered to register (license) Nurses, Midwives, Lady Health Visitors (LHVs) and Nursing Auxiliaries to practice in Pakistan. PNC was established in 1948.
PNC sets the curriculum for the education of Nurses, Midwives, LHVs and Nursing Auxiliaries.
PNC inspects educational institutions for approval based on established standards.
PNC provides registration (license) to practice.
PNC maintains standards of education and practice.
PNC works closely with the four provincial Nursing Examination Boards (NEBs).
PNC plays and advisory role for the overall benefit of Nurses, Midwives, LHVs and Nursing Auxiliaries in the country.
PNC maintains an advisory role for the Federal and Provincial Government regarding nursing education and nursing services.
PNC communicates policy decisions regarding nursing education and the welfare of nurses, taken in Council meetings, to Governments, Nursing Institutions, NEBs and Armed Forces Nursing Services for implementation.
PNC prescribes penalties for fraudulent registration by intention of pretense, and removes persons from the Register for professional misconduct.|