The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is a parastatal of the Federal Government of Nigeria established by Act Cap. No143 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The Council is the only regulatory body for all cadres of Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria.
The primary objectives of Council are to ensure high quality of Nursing and Midwifery education in Nigeria, maintain high standard of professional practice and enforce discipline within the profession.
Broadly, the functions are related to those of designing, implementing and evaluating various Nursing educational programmes, of Indexing, Examination, Monitoring standards of Nursing practice in the Country, Registration, Certification and Licensure of professional Nurses.