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:ay 2

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)

    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)


    Notification for Post RN Exam

    ­Reference to the notification no F-11-Admin/2016-756 regarding the postponement of the Licensure Exam we apologize for any inconvenience occurred to the students. Pakistan Nursing Council is working towards the final decision. Meanwhile the students who came from overseas and other cities are directed to share their data to & so we could entertain them in their nearest centers once the final decision come.


    Father name


    Country of stay

    Contact numbers

    Email Address







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

        Post RN Licensure Examination Postponed (click here)


    Decision Made By President Pakistan Nursing Council that Mrs. Fouzia Mustaq Deputy Registrar Appointed  as Acting Registrar  of pakistan nursing         counci
    l (click here)

                           Eligibility Conditions For Appointment of Faculity for college of Nursing

     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.___________________________


    Deadline for Pre-Registration for the Session 2014 ......for details click here  


    updated on 10.06.2013

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    Contact Us

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

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