We believe health is a state of well-being that enables a person to lead a psychologically, socially and economically productive life. Health is a right of all the people. Individuals, families and communities have a responsibility towards maintaining their health.
Nursing: An overview
Nursing contributes to the health services in a vital and significant way in the health care delivery system. It recognizes national health goals and is committed to participate in the implementation of National Health policies and programmes. It aims at identifying health needs of the people, planning and providing quality care in collaboration with other health professionals and community groups.
Scope of nursing practice encompasses provision of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of care to people across their life span in wide variety of health care settings. Practice of nursing is based upon application of basic concepts and principles derived from the physical, biological and behavioral sciences, medicine and nursing.
The aim of the undergraduate nursing program is to:
Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives in providing promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services.
Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of and facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, function in the hospital, community nursing services, and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice. They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, superivor, and manager in a clinical/public health setting.
On completion of the four year B.Sc. Nursing program the graduates will be able to:
|Apply knowledge from physical, biological, and behavioural sciences, medicine including alternative systems and nursing in providing nursing care to individuals, families and communities.|
|Demonstrate understanding of life style and other factors, which affect health of individuals and group|
|Provide nursing care based on steps of nursing process in collaboration with the individuals and groups.|
|Demonstrate critical thinking skill in making decisions in all situations in order to provide quality care.|
|Utilize the latest trends and technology in providing health care.|
|Provide promotive, preventive and restorative health services in line with the national health policies and programmes.|
|Practice with in the framework of code of ethics and professional conduct, and acceptable standards of practice with in the legal boundaries.|
|Communicate effectively with individuals and group, and members of the health team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationship and teamwork.|
|Communicate effectively with individuals and group, and members of the health team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationship and teamwork|
|Demonstrate skills in teaching to individuals and groups in clinical/community health settings.|
|Participate effectively as members of the health team in health care delivery system.|
|Demonstrate leadership and managerial skills in clinical/community health settings.|
|Conduct need based research studies in various settings and utilize the research findings to improve the quality of care.|
|Demonstrate awareness, interest, and contribute towards advancement of self and of the profession.|