About Us

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About Us


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THE TRAINED NURSES ASSOCIATION OF INDIA Established 1908. 107 Glorious Years of Association Moving ahead with commitment and dedication…

The Trained Nurses’ Association of India (TNAI) is a national organization of nurse professionals at different levels. It was established in 1908 and was initially known as Association of Nursing Superintendents. The Government of India has recognized TNAI as a service organization in 1950. A similar recognition by all the State Governments has been an asset to the promotion of its objectives.


Upholding every way:

  • Dignity and honour of the nursing profession,
  • Promoting a sense of espirit de corps among all nurses,
  • To advance professional, educational, economic and general welfare of nurses.

Functions :

  • To enunciate standards of Nursing Education and implement these through appropriate channels.
  • To establish standards and qualifications for nursing practice.
  • To enunciate standards of Nursing Service and implement these through appropriate channels.
  • To establish a code of ethical conduct for practitioners.
  • To stimulate and promote research designed to enhance.
  • To stimulate and promote research designed to enhance the knowledge for evidence-based nursing practice.
  • To promote legislation and to speak for Nurses in regard to legislative action.
  • To promote and protect the economic welfare of Nurses.
  • To provide professional counselling and placement service for Nurses.
  • To provide for the continuing professional development of practitioners.
  • To represent Nurses and serve as their spoke person with allied national and international organizations, governmental and other bodies and the public.
  • To serve as the official representative of the Nurses of India as a member of the International Council of Nurses.
  • To promote the general health and welfare of the public through the Association programmes, relationships and activities e.g. Disaster Management.
  • To render care as per the changing needs of the society.

Membership :

A life member is a person who is a registered Nurse and Midwife (equivalent of midwifery training in case of male nurse), trained from an institution recognised by the Indian Nursing Council/State Nursing Council and holds a certificate of training issued by a Nursing Registration Council or Board of Examinations recognised by the Indian Nursing Council.

Who are we ?

Chhattisgarh TNAI is a inexorable part of TNAI. This Associations in nursing is critical for generating the energy, flow of ideas, and proactive work needed to maintain a healthy profession that advocates for the needs of its clients and nurses, and the trust of society. We are committed to encourage all nurses to engage in their professional organizations and associations, noting how these organizations contribute to the accountability and voice of the profession to society.

The Association had its beginning with a handful of zealous nurses with a commitment to work for the nurses of Chhattisgarh.The organisation is composed of Nurses holding different posts in hospitals and colleges.Like their counterparts in countries, this small band of women was imbued with vision and a pioneering spirit. They saw the need to develop Nursing as a profession and also to provide a forum where professional Nurses could meet and plan to achieve these ends.

  • Upholding in every way the dignity and honour of the Nursing profession;
  • Promoting a sense of esprit de corps among all Nurses; and enabling members to take counsel together on matters relating to their profession.
  • The Association of trained Nurses in Chhattisgarh put a feather on its hat after the committee being elected The new committee with hills of challenges are now on the battle field with strong commitment and a deep rooted determination and with a special whole hearted initiative to fulfill nurses need.

Milestones of the TNAI

  • 2013 – New committee elected.
  • 2013- 24 delegates attended SNA conference in surat ,Gujrat.
  • 2013- Added voice to equal rank equal pay campaign.
  • 2014- Conducted state level workshop on Neonatal week on every newborn : an action plan to end preventable death.
  • 2014- 5 delegates attended TNAI conference in JAIPUR.
  • 2014- Committee met top officials for separate Nursing Directorate.
  • 2015- Conducted 26th Biennial SNA conference in BHILAI.
  • 2017 – Dr.(Prof) Abhilekha Biswal awarded Florence nightingale award for super excellance in nursing.
  • 2017- Participated in the workshop for nationwide unique ID represented by President and Secretary TNAI.



The TNAI brings out a quarterly newsletter, The TNAICG Bulletin which was founded in 2015 as its official organ. This is the main link between the members of the Association and State Branches on all important matters.

TNAI is being committed to provide welfare to nurses in the Chhattisgarh. We are intented to encourage all nurses to engage in their professional organizations and associations, noting how these organizations contribute to the accountability and voice of the profession to society.


Following is the text of the statement of ‘TNAI Policy with Regard to Strikes by Nurses’ discussed at the TNAI Council Meeting in 1973 (and earlier) and approved by the Executive at the meetings at New Delhi in July 1976:

The Trained Nurses’ Association of India has for many years been greatly concerned about the economic welfare of Nurses and action which may be taken to negotiate for better benefits and working conditions for the profession. The following facts have emerged during this time:

  1. The TNAI cannot be legally appointed as a negotiating body either at a local, state or national level – for the reasons:
    • Membership of the TNAI includes Nurses working not only in Government, but also in private and voluntary organizations and even in private practice.
    • The membership does not include a majority of Government employed Nurses.
  2. The advice of the TNAI is listened to, with respect, and sometimes acted upon. But such advice is given on the initiative of the TNAI, but the TNAI does not have the right of representation in negotiations.
  3. The TNAI as a national body can give a broad support to local or state organizations of Nurses.
  4. The trend in society and industry in India is increasingly towards obtaining the right of re-dressing grievances through union activities and all too often through strikes, which, unfortunately, frequently become violent in nature.
  5. Since Nurses are in need of help in solving both professional and personal problems in relation to their work, and because the TNAI cannot act as a negotiating body, there has been a rapidly increasing number of Government Nurses’ Service Association formed in various States. Many Nurses, however, have joined unions of paramedical workers, and even Fourth Class employees, where they lose their professional standing and are forced to abide by decisions including strike voted by non-Nurses and controlled by non professional leaders.
  6. While union activities and strikes may be necessary in industry and for other workers the method used can be dangerous and damaging to the society when used without safeguards to protect the clients (i.e. the public) in lifesaving professions such as Nursing and Medicine. A profession by definition is a body which controls its own activities and which must keep the welfare of its clients in mind at all times.
  7. To move into the trend of union activities which seems to be necessary to better conditions for Nurses and at the same time, to maintain the dignity and standard of the Nursing profession we suggest the following policies:
    • TNAI members should approach Union/ State Governments and other employing agencies to form Grievances Committees, which should include representatives of various cadres of nurses and employees in each hospital, block, or district. These Committees should solve all local problems, personal or professional, wherever possible.
    • A State level committee, including a TNAI representative, should be formed to act as arbitrator in cases referred to by the local Grievances Committee.
    • TNAI members should encourage and assist the organization and work of State Government Nurses’ Service Associations which will be recognized as negotiating bodies by the employers. A Nurse must be an active member of both TNAI and State Government Nurses’ Association. As TNAI members, Nurses may obtain information, assistance, advice and moral support from other States and the national TNA for the Governments Nurses’ Association.
    • This is an essential to prevent Nurses from joining other unions.
    • Where the State Government Nurses’ organizations already exist, the TNAI should initiate dialogue with them, assure them of cooperation and assistance whenever their objectives are in line with those of the TNAI and create opportunities for joint activities and action through local and State Executive Committees.
    • Where any organization is frankly anti-TNAI every effort should be made to clarify the reasons and misunderstandings which exist. If this fails and any TNAI member, who is an officer of the other organization and yet is obviously working against the TNAI, steps should be taken to suspend the member from the TNAI by the State Executive with the approval of the national TNAI Council.
    • The State Governments Nurses’ Association and State Branch, TNAI, should agree that as a last resort where the issue involves the welfare of the members of the profession as a whole, or the improvement of Nursing services to the community, the TNAI members may support a strike action under the following conditions:

      Conditions under which a strike by Nurses may be approved or even carried out by TNAI Branches or local groups:

      • Where grievances exist, they should be thoroughly investigated by the Government Nurses’ Association and reported to the local or State TNAI Executive.
      • The State Branch Executive, TNAI, should also know all the facts regarding the situation and be satisfied that justice requires some action.
      • All possible approaches through legal efforts should be made to the authorities for correction of the situation.
      • If no action is taken by the authorities despite all efforts, the situation should be put before the members of the government Nurses’ Association for vote regarding strike.
      • At least two months’ warning should be given before the date set for the strike.
      • During the two months’ period the following actions should be carried out:
        • Efforts to persuade the authorities should continue.
        • The public should be informed through the Press, etc:
          • About the grievances of the Nurses stressing the ultimate effect on the care of the patients and the public.
          • The efforts already made.
          • Assuring the public that in the event of the strike arrangement will be made to provide Nursing care for all seriously ill patients and emergency cases.
          • Asking for support from the press and public.
        • Plans should be made by the Government Nurses’ Associations and TNAI for the methods to be used in carrying out the strike, informing all members on what their action and behavior should be as professional people.
        • The plan for providing emergency Nursing care should be carefully made and published.
      • It must be clearly understood that the TNAI and its members will not support any strike controlled or voted by any union, or organization which includes employees other than Nurses. It must be planned, voted, and carried out with the above stipulations in a dignified manner and with the assurance that the public understands and will support the Nurses’ demands and that the Nurses will make every effort to prevent harm to patients which might be caused by the strike.

Nursing Identity

Nursing has its own identity as a health profession, hence, due recognition needs to be given to the role and contribution of Nursing personnel to health care services in the hospital and the community.

Nursing identity should be reflected in all planning papers, documents, and policy statements of government and non-government organizations with a view to strengthening development of Nursing, otherwise, this sector of the health system gets neglected and status of the Nursing service gets further diminished.

Nursing should not be designated as "paramedical", nor should its identity be lost under the term "health workers".

Nursing is supported by auxiliaries. The term "Nursing personnel" can be used to collectively designate a wide variety of workers of the Nursing team, both professionals and Nursing auxiliaries.