Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council is an autonomous body under the Government of Kerala, Health and Family Welfare Department and was constituted by Government of Kerala under the provisions of Nurses and Midwives Act 1953. The main objectives and functions of Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council are as follows.
To establish and maintain a uniform standard of nursing education for Nurses, Auxiliary Nurse Midwives and Health Visitors by doing periodical inspection of the institution.
To give registration to Nurses and Midwives who had undergone their training from recognized institutions.
To conduct undergraduate courses and to issue diploma and registration certificate.
To conduct examinations for GNM, ANM, Post Basic Diploma Courses and Health Supervisor Courses.
Power to withdraw the recognition of qualification in case the institution fails to maintain its standards.