(1) Notwithstanding anything contained n any other law, ---
(a) any recognised qualification shall be sufficient qualification for enrolment in state register.
(b) no person shall, after the date of the commencement of this Act, be entitled to be enrolled in state register as a nurse, midwife,  auxiliary nurse-midwife, health visitor, or public health nurse unless he or she holds a recognised qualification.
provided that any person already enrolled in any state register the said date may continue to be so entitled notwithstanding that he or she may not hold a recognised qualification.
provided further that any person who was immediately before the said date entitled to be enrolled in state register but was not so entitled shall, on application made in this behalf before the expiry of two years from the date be entitled to be enrolled in the register.
(c) any person holding the recognised the higher qualification shall be entitled to have the qualification entered as a supplementary qualification in any state register in which he or she is enrolled, and after the said date no person shall be entitled to have entered as a supplementary qualification in any register any qualification which is not a recognised qualification.
 (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the clause (b) of sub-section (1) --
(a) a citizen of India holding a qualification which entitled him or her to be to be registered to be any council of nursing or midwifery (by whatever name called ) in any foreign country, may, with the approval of the council, be enrolled in any state register; and where approval has been accorded by the council in respect of such qualification in one case, the approval of the council for enrolment in a state register in the case of any other citizen of India holding the same qualification shall not be necessary.
(b) a person not being a citizen of India who is employed as a nurse, midwife, auxilary nurse-midwife, teacher or administrator in any hospital or institution situated in any state for purpose of teaching, research or charitable work may, with the approval of the president of the Council, be enrolled temporarily in the state register for such period as may be specified in this behalf I the order issued by the said President.
Provided that practice by such person shall be limited to the hospital or institution to which he or she is attaching.
1. Section 11 re-numbered as sub-section (1) of that section by Act 45 of 1957 , Section 7 (w.e.f.1-12-1958.)
2. Inserted by Section 7, ibid.(w.e.f.1-12-1958.)
3. Inserted by Section 7, ibid.(w.e.f.1-12-1958.)
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