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Nursing Council Act came to existence in 1948 to constitute a council of nurses to safeguard the quality of nursing education in the country.
The mandate was to establish and maintain uniform standards of nursing education.
Indian Nursing Council (INC) is a statutory body that regulates nursing education in the country through prescription, inspection, examination, certification and maintaining its stands for a uniform syllabus at each level of nursing education.
There are six levels of nursing education in india today. They are :
Multy Purpose Health Worker Female training (ANM or MPHW-F)
Female Health Supervisor training (HV or MPHS-F)
General nursing and midwifery (GNM)
MPhil and PhD
The ANM, HV, and GNM are conducted in schools of nursing. The last 3 are university level courses and the respective universities conduct examinations. Beside there are several certificate and diploma courses in specialties.
Link to Nursing Programmes in india
GENERAL NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
The general nursing and midwifery course is conducted in 2178 centers in the country.
The syllabus has undergone many revisions according to the change in the health plans and policies of the Government and changing trends and advancements in general education, nursing health sciences and medical technology.
The latest revision of syllabus by INC in 2004 has increased the duration of the course from three year to three and half year.
The basic entrance has become intermediate or class 12 instead of earlier class 10.
Both science and arts students are eligible.
The focus of general nursing education is the care of sick in the hospital. Schools of nursing are generally attached to teaching hospitals.
Three Board examinations are conducted, one at the end of each year. On passing the candidates are registered as registered nurse and mid –wife by the respective state nursing councils.
The Indian Nursing Council believes that the basic course in nursing is a formal educational preparation which should be based on sound education principles. The council recognizes that the program as the foundation on which the practice of nursing is built and on which depends further professional education. It also recognizes its responsibility to the society for the continued development of student as individual nurse and citizens.
The purpose of general nursing programme is to prepare general nurse who will function as member of the health team beginning with competence for first level position in both hospital and community.
The programme is generated to the health needs of the society, the community and the individual and will assist nurses in their personal and professional development so that they may take their maximum contribution to the society as individual citizens and nurses.
Demonstrate awareness of and skills required in the nursing process in the provision of health care and nursing of patients
Apply relevant knowledge from the humanities biological and behavioral sciences in carrying out health care and nursing activities and functions.
Show sensitivity and skill in human relationship and communication in his or her daily works
Demonstrate skill in the problem solving methods in nursing.
Gain knowledge of health resources in the community and the country
Demonstrate skill in leadership
Demonstrate awareness of necessity of belonging to professional organizations.
Promotion of health, precaution against illness, restoration of health and rehabilitation.
Age for the entrance shall be 17 years to 35 years, provided they meet the minimum educational requirement ie 12 years of schooling.
Minimum education all students should pass 12 classes or its equivalent, preferably with science subjects
Admission of students shall be once a year.
Students should be medically fit.
The selection committee should comprise tutors, nurse administrators, and educationalist/psychologist. The principal of the school shall be the chairperson.
The course in general nursing shall be of three and half years duration as follows,--- two years practice in general nursing , one year community health nursing and midwifery and six months internship which includes nursing administration and nursing research classes. There will be alternate course for male students in lieu of midwifery. The ANM who wishes to under take general nursing course will not be given any concessions. The maximum hours per week per students shall be 36 hours, which includes instructions and clinical field experiences.
BACHELOR OF NURSING COURSE (BScNursing)
Graduate nursing education started in india in the year 1946 in CMC , Vellore and in the RAK college of nursing at Delhi university.
At present 1373 colleges have been recognized by INC to conduct the course under several universities in india.
Eligibility for admission
A candidate seeking admission should have:
pass the 2 year of pre university exam or equivalent as recognized by concerned university with science subjects ie Physics, biology and chemistry.
students of vocational courses
obtained at least 45%of total marks in science subjects in the qualifying exam, if belongs to a scheduled caste or tribe , should have obtained not less than 40 % of total marks in science subjects.
completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete this age on or before 31st December of the year of admission
is medically fit
Objectives of study
The programme is designed :
to provide a balance of professional and general education
to enable a student to become a professional nurse practitioner who has self direction and is a responsible citizen.
Through planned guided experiences students are provided with opportunities to develop
a broad concept of the fundamental principles of nursing care based on sound knowledge and satisfactory levels of skill in providing care to people of all ages in community or institutional setting
understanding of the application of principles from the physical biological and social sciences for assessing the health status
ability to investigate health care problems systematically
ability to work collaboratively with members of allied disciplines towards attaining optimum health for all members of the society
understanding of fundamental principles of administration and organization of nursing service
understanding of human behaviour and appreciation of effective interpersonal relationship with individuals families and groups
ability to assume responsibility for continuing learning
appreciation of professional attitudes necessasary for leadership roles in nursing appreciation of social and ethical obligations to society.
Course of study
The course of study leading to bachelor of nursing degree comprises 4 academic years.
Note that, most universities here accepts ladies to study nursing and I Recommend DR NTR UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCE if you want to study nursing as a lady.
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