The PNC 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.
What are the functions of the PNC?
Pakistan Nursing Council, as significant participant in the health care delivery system in the country is dedicated to provide support for the professional development and competencies of those who study Nursing, Lady Health Visitors and Midwifery. The aims of PNC also include monitoring for implementation of national standards in Nursing, Health Visitors and Midwifery education and practice by providing Registration /infrastructure and arranging continued educational opportunities for registered member.
The Pakistan Nursing Council Act, 1973 Act No. XXVI Of 1973 Passed By The National Assembly Of Pakistan (received The Assent Of The President Of The Islamic Republic Of Pakistan On Friday The 9th February, 1973)
Professional Code of Ethics for Registered Nurse, Midwife. Lady Health Visitos and Nurse Auxiliary.