The Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council is an autonomous statutory registration body for registering qualified Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse Midwives/ Multipurpose Health Workers/ Health Visitors as per the provision in the Act. Within the last two decades, the Council gave its approval for and recognition to the syllabus for the degree course in [B.Sc.(N)] Nursing. First to the College of Nursing attached to the Christian Medical College, Vellore and later in the College of Nursing of the Government General Hospital, Madras. Through its efforts, post-graduate courses in Nursing', 'Nursing Tutor Course', 'Hospital Administration', 'Ward Management', etc. beside M.Sc.(N) were introduced. Great impetus has been given to the speedy advancement of Nursing education in this State.