Guidance & counselling are twin concepts & have emerged as essential elements of every educational activity.Guidance & counselling are not synonymous term. Counselling is a part of guidance. Guidance, in educational context, means to indicate, point out, show the way, lead out & direct.Counselling is a specialized service of guidance. It is the process of helping individuals learn more about themselves & their present & possible future situations to make a substantial contribution to the society. Some form of help and assistance given to an individual to solve their problems.Guidance as the promotion of the growth of the individual in self-direction.Guidance helps the individuals to adjust to the environment. Guidance is an assistance made available by a competent counsellor to an individual of any age to help him direct his own life, develop his own point of view, make his own decision & carry his own burden according to Hamrin & Erikson .Providing the needed information & assistance, Helping in individual to make wise choices, Improve the understanding of self ,Facilitate the adjustment, Helps in adapting to the changes or new environment Making self-sufficient & independent.Today’s nursing students are the future nursing leaders who will define and shape the progress of the nursing field and therefore its imperative that they are given adequate attention, care and nurture through proper guidance and counselling. They have lot of potentials and if they are tapped and utilized they can make the impossible possible and this requires good guidance and counselling. The speaker will deal with the guidance and counselling process and its mandate in nursing education.