The functions of the Council are:

(a)  to establish and improve standards of all branches of the nursing profession in all their aspects and to safeguard the interests of all nurses

(b)  to establish and improve the standards of professional nursing and of health care within the community

(c)  with the approval of the Minister, to make provision for the training and instruction for persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act

(d)  with the approval of the Minister, to prescribe and regulate syllabuses of instruction and courses of training for persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act

(e)  to recommend to the Minister institutions to be approved institutions for training of persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act

(f)  with the approval of the Minister, to prescribe and conduct examinations for persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act

(g)  to prescribe badges, insignia or uniforms to be worn by persons registered, enrolled or licensed under the Nurses Act

(h)  to have regard to the conduct of persons registered, enrolled or licensed under the Nurses Act, and to take such disciplinary measures as may be necessary to maintain a proper standard of conduct among such persons

(i)  to have regard to the standards of nursing care, qualified staff, nursing commodities, facilities, conditions and environment of health institutions, and to take such disciplinary or appropriate measures as may be necessary to maintain a proper standard of nursing care in health institutions

(j)  to direct and supervise the compilation and maintenance of registers, rolls and records required to be kept under the Nurses Act

(k) to advise the Minister on matters concerning all aspects of nursing