There are courses of various levels for nursing education in India. This is available in a number of schools and colleges.

The following gives at a glance the picture of Nursing Education Institutions in India

 

Sr.no.

States / Union Territory

Total No. of educational institutions in India till the year Dec.2000

 

 

*GNM

**B.Sc.

    (N)

*** P.B.Sc. (N)

Master of Nursing

M.Phil. of Nsg.

1.

Andhra Pradesh

88

4

-

-

-

2.

Assam

19

-

-

-

-

3.

Bihar/Jharkand

20

-

-

-

-

4.

Gujarat

19

-

1

-

-

5.

Haryana

13

-

-

-

-

6.

Himachal Pradesh

5

-

-

-

-

7.

Karnataka

87

21

2

5

-

8. 

Kerala

154

-

-

-

-

9.

Mahakohal / Chattisgarh

14

4

1

-

-

10.

Maharashtra

63

5

6

1

-

11.

Meghalaya

5

-

-

-

-

12.

Mizoram

4

1

-

-

-

13.

Orissa

6

1

1

-

-

14.

Punjab & Delhi

48

8

3

2

1

15.

Rajasthan

15

1

-

-

-

16.

Tamil Nadu

67

38

8

11

-

17.

Tripura

1

-

-

-

-

18.

Uttar Pradesh / Uttaranchal

30

1

-

-

-

19.

West Bengal

37

-

-

-

-

20.

Mid India Board

18

-

-

-

-

21.

South India Board

18

-

-

-

-

22.

AFMS Examination

8

-

-

-

-

Total

 

739

84

22

19

1

Figure: Assam 1998, Buhar 1988, Haryana, Meghalaya 1994 and Karnataka 1998

* GNM : Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery

**B.Sc.(N) : B.Sc. Nursing 

***P.B.Sc. (N): Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing

Source : The Trained Nurses Association of India (2001)

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Nursing Education in India is available in the form of following courses:

  • General Nursing And Midwifery – The Diploma Course
  • Baccalaureate in Nursing – The Degree Course 
  • Post Certificate / Post Basic Baccalaureate in Nursing – The upgradation course for acquiring a degree after the diploma course

 

* Higher studies in Specialties in Nursing, Masters of Philosophy and Doctorate programmes are also available.

The following are the details of these courses:

1) General Nursing And Midwifery – The Diploma Course

This is a three- year integrated course. The entrance qualification is a mandatory 2 years education after the basic 10 years education (10+2) (as per the Indian Education norms). 

Syllabus

The subjects offered during the course are as follows :

First Year:

  • Fundamentals of Nursing (Including First Aid, Emergency Nursing, Physics and Chemistry)  :  Theory and Practical
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Community Health Nursing – I
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Hygiene
  • Personal and environmental Health Education and Communication Skills

Second Year:

  • Medical Surgical Nursing –I  ( including Pharmacology) : Theory and Practical
  • Medical Surgical Nursing –II (including specialities – Eye, E.N.T., Gynaecological Nursing, Communicable Diseases and Orthopaedic Nursing) : Theory and Practical
  • Paediatric Nursing : Theory and Practical
  • Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing  : Theory and Practical

Third Year :

  • Midwifery / Alternate course for Male students : Theory and Practical
  • Community Health Nursing – II : Theory and Practical
  • Including Professional Trends, Management and Supervision

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**  There may be inter – institutional variations in the subjects offered during the course of three years.

2) Baccalaureate in Nursing – The Degree Course 

This is a four- year full time course. The entrance qualification is a mandatory 2 years education after the basic 10 years education (10+2) (as per the Indian Education norms).  

The subjects offered during the course are as follows:

 

First Year:

  • English
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Community Health
  • Nutrition
  • Foundations / Basic Concepts of Nursing  :  Theory and Practical
  • Microbiology

Second Year:

  • Medical Nursing : Theory and Practical
  • Surgical Nursing : Theory and Practical Includes the specialities namely Eye , E.N.T., Orthopaedic, Cardiac Nursing etc.

Third Year:

  • Gynaecology and Obstetric Nursing : Theory and Practical
  • Psychiatry / Mental Health Nursing : Theory and Practical
  • Community Health Nursing : Theory and Practical

Fourth Year:

  • Principles Of Practice of Teaching : Theory and Practical
  • Management in Nursing : Theory and Practical

** There may be inter – institutional variations in the subjects offered during the course of four years.  In some institutions, the students undergo the internships during the fourth year.

3. Post Certificate / Post Basic Baccalaureate in Nursing –

The upgradation course is a two-year course, which can be taken up by the diploma holding nurses. This enables her / him to get a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing . This can be taken up after the nurse has completed at least two years of clinical practice.

 
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