Pakistan Nursing Council


Welcome to Pakistan Nursing Council

What is Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC)?


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?

  • 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 Govement 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.

 News & Events   

PNC Strategic Plan  (Vision & Mission) click here

Final  Notification Licensure Examination 2017 Generic BSN & RN

Pakistan Nursing Council is conducting the Licensure Examination for Diploma Nursing and Generic BSN on August 05, 2017.for Details please click here

Provisional Notification Licensure Examination For Family Welfare Workers click here

      Notification: PNC Decision on Hijab/Veil/Face Covering of student/staff Nurse 

                     (Face covering is an individual option and totally depend on Nurses and Midwives own choice) (click Here) 

    Notification for Licensure Examination For Nurses Generic BSN (Fresh & Suppplementary ), and Diploma (Supplementary only ) (click Here)

      Circular: PNC will not entertain any Demand Draft/Pay Order after this Circular 

                    (Now remit your payment in PNC account by using PNC-HBL online account) (click Here)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Download PNC Online Registration Training Manual (PDF Format)                                         

        Apply Online for PNC Registration 

Brig. Razia Ishfaq TI (M) is appointed as Registrar PNC




Final List of Licensure Examination November 10, 2016 Karachi & Islamabad

For Detailed Notification please (click here )
For Roll Numbers Complete List please (click here)
For Roll Numbers Karachi Centre (Click Here)
For Roll Numbers Islamabad Centre (Click Here)

Registration Cards not Received by the Applicant due to Incorrect Address  (click here )

List of PNC Registration Cards to be Collected by Hand        
(click here)



Licensure Examination Notification 2016

Pakistan Nursing Council is planning to conduct licensure examination 2016 session for Generic BSN and Diploma Nurses.Please note that the last date to submit the documents is Friday August 15, 2016. Late submission of credentials shall not be entertained.(Click here)


Good News for all the Nurses

Pakistan Nursing Council has successfully launched its online MIS. The new designed cards are effective from May 12, 2016.

  • The old registration cards will remain effective till its expiry date. 
  • In future the applicants can track their application via this link
  • For full Notification (Click Here)
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    Public Notice and Alert


    Pakistan Nursing Council will remain close for public dealing on Monday and Tuesday 9th -10th of May, 2016.

    (click Here) For Urdu (click Here)

    Updated List of Institution as of 27.04.2016 (click Here)


     Licensure Examination Result for Generic BSN, RN and Family Welfare Workers(click here)



     Important Note :

    PNC Registration: For telephonic query or emailing any query kindly provide with your

    • Complete Name & Father Name_______
    • CNIC (Pakistanis) & Passport (Foreigners)_____
    • Contact Address, email & Contact Number_____
    • PNC Registration No. (if already registered)____
    • Demand Draft No./Challan No.___________
    • Amount deposited______
    • Please specify your case status (Normal/Urgent)
    • Date of Application  Submission________
    • Institute (School of Nursing Name)_______
    • Nursing Diploma Session________
    • Detail of problem/query.___________________________




    updated on 7.9.2016

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    Contact Us

    Pakistan Nursing Council
    Near National Institute of Health, Chak Shehzad, Islamabad.
    Phone: +92-51-9255119
    Fax: +92 51 9255813
    (Office Working Hours: 08:00am to 04:00pm)
    Saturdays and Sundays are Off.
    Help Line: +92-51-9255805

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