This article will explain how to register online in Indian Nursing council Or State Nursing councils. INC (Indian Nursing Council) has launched NRTS ( Nurses Registration And Tracking System ). Objectives Of NRTS are to facilitate online registration and to create a live register of nurses.
NUID will be allocated to each registered nurse to facilitate for effective manpower planning for policy makers at State and National level. There will be Uniform issuance of Nurse Passbook comprising of complete history of Nurse Midwifery.
Who Can Register In NRTS
NRTS platform can be used by all nursing professionals Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurses Midwives and Health Visitors.
Those nurses who have already registered in state nursing council will not need to apply for primary registration but they should apply for enrollment registration through NRTC.
NRTS VS Current Registration
The registration process under NRTS is the same as the present registration process done in SNRCs. The only difference is present practice being done in the SNRC’s will be migrated to NRTS. But the registration shall be done by SNRCs only and not by INC. It is legal role of SNRCs to register and give license to Nurses to practice in the state.
The RN/ RM, number from SNRCs is the legal license to practice. In addition to RN/RM numbers each nurse who registers/also gets NUID automatically in NRTS.
What Is NUID
On being enrolled in Indian Nurses Register, the concerned Nurses shall be provided with a Nurse Unique Identity Card (NUID) and Nurse & Midwife Register Passbook. NRTS seek to empower Nurses with National Unique Identity Number (NUID).
NUID will give national identity to nurses. It will make regulation of profession easier for Indian Nursing Council. To promote the NUID, candidates getting NUID Card will get the incentive of 30 hours of CNE for the first time.
Online And Offline NRTS Application
There are two ways to register in NRTC. Applicant can register or enroll through online NRTS application using the weblink or can approach the councils to apply offline.
- visit: https://nrts.indiannursingcouncil.gov.in/login.nic
- click on new user
- choose type of registration
- Fill registration form and login again
- Fill the complete form and submit required documents
- You will get necessary information in your email.
- Compile required documents
- Visit State Nursing council with documents, with prior appointment. Or you can visit official enrollment centers.
- Council will verify Adhaar biometric details and capture photo.
- You will be enrolled in NRTS and issued NUID alongwith Nurse Passbook.
For information such as which documents are required, fees, and other details, keep reading below.
What are Various Type of Registration In NRTS
As regards newly qualified personnel with prescribed recognized nursing qualifications the Registration shall be done by the concerned State Nurse and Midwives Registration Council (SNRC) on the NRTS platform. All the SNRCs shall charge a uniform Registration Fee as indicated in the Schedule. Candidate can also apply directly on NRTS for primary registration.
Enrollment Registration is for those who are already registered as nurses and midwives in state nursing council. They need to apply for Enrollment registration and get NUID.
Reciprocal and Renewal Registration
For transfer of registration from one state to other the registered nurse would login in NRTS portal and apply for transfer. Nurse would be required to mention the reason of transfer request.
NRTS will ease the Reciprocal Registration. Candidates who have NUID can only take the advantage. Candidate shall apply online to the SNRCs where they have to get NOC. Concerned SNRCs shall issues NOC online to the Registrar of SNRCs where the candidate interested to Register will be registered with the biometric verification. The whole process shall take one week if all the concerned take action in timely manner.
Reciprocal/Transfer of Registration/Additional registeration.
(i) For transfer of registration from one State to another State, the registered nurse would login and apply online in NRTS portal and state reasons for such transfer of registration.
(ii) On issue of NOC by the previous SNRC online, new SNRC after biometric authentication and verification shall complete transfer formalities with the same registration number as before
(iii) All the SNRCs shall charge a uniform Reciprocal Registration Fee as indicated in the Schedule. SNRCs shall also levy a penalty as indicated in the schedule, from an applicant if the reciprocal registration has not been done within three months after leaving the earlier SNRC jurisdiction.
Periodic Renewal of Registration /License. –
(i) In order to maintain Live-Register all registered nursing personnel need to renew registration after every 5 years.
(ii) Renewal of Registration /License is linked with 150 hours of CNE in terms of CNE guidelines issued by the Council with object of ensuring that the nursing personnel are updated with latest knowledge and skills.
(iii) For renewal of registration, the registered nurse would login and apply online in NRTS portal and upload the CNE certificates along with requisite fee mentioned in the schedule to this regulation.
(iv) All the SNRCs shall charge a uniform Renewal Registration Fee as indicated in the Schedule. In case the application for renewal is received after six months of expiry of the five year period after earlier registration, a penalty shall be charged in addition to the renewal fee as indicated in the Schedule.
NRTS aims to make nurses registration as convenient as possible. With this objective it allows for the bulk registration of students through the education institute itself. The nursing institute can apply with its students details and secure NUID for them.
Documents Required for NRTS Registration
Documents, signature and photograph are required both for primary registration and enrollment.
For both the offline and online modes, following documents will suffice for all purpose.
- 10th Class or DOB Proof
- Nursing Educational Certificates
- Adhaar For Biometric Identification
- Passport Size Photograph
- Registration Certificate ( For Enrollment)
- 150 hours of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Certificate ( For Renewal)
- Additional Qualification certificate
Fees And Penalties
(i) Registration fee: – Rs. 1000/- for ANM and Rs. 2000/- for GNM/BSc.-
(ii) Reciprocal Registration fee: – Rs. 1000/-
(iii) Renewal of Registration fee: – Rs. 500/-
(iv) Additional/Higher Qualification Registration fee: – Rs. 1000/-
(i) Delay in Reciprocal of Registration for more than 3 months: Rs. 5000/-
(ii) Delay in Renewal of Registration for more than 6 months: Rs. 5000/-
Some Related Terms
‘SNRC’ means the State Nurse and Midwives Registration Council, by whichever name constituted, by the respective State Governments.
‘RN & RM’ means a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife (RN & RM) and denotes a nurse who has completed successfully, recognised Bachelor of Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing) or Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) course, as prescribed by the Council and is registered in a SNRC as Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife.
‘RANM’ means a Registered Auxiliary Nurse Midwife and denotes an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife who has completed successfully, recognised Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery (ANM) course as prescribed by the Council and is registered in a SNRC as Registered Auxiliary Nurse Midwife.
‘RLHV’ means a Registered Lady Health Visitor and denotes a Lady Health Visitor who has completed successfully, recognised Lady Health Visitor course (LHV) as prescribed by the Council and is registered in a SNRC as Registered Lady Health Visitor.
The ‘Indian Nurses Register‘ means the register of Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurses Midwives and Health Visitors registered in respective SNRCs as referred in Section 15-A of the Act.
‘The Parent Nursing Council’ means the SNRC of the concerned State under the jurisdiction of which the institution, from where the candidate has obtained recognised qualification under Section 10 of Act, is situated.
‘Reciprocal Registration’ means the registration which should be done by a RN & RM/ RANM / RLHV when she/ he moves from one SNRC to another SNRC where she/he intends to practice.
‘CNE’ means Continuing Nursing Education to be compulsorily undergone by the RN & RM/ RANM / RLHV for renewal of registration after every 5 (five) years.
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