The basic Diploma course in General Nursing & Midwifery is geared to the health needs of the individual family, community and the country at large. The aims of the Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery programme are:
- To prepare nurses with a sound educational programme in nursing to enable them to function as efficient members of health team, beginning with competencies for first level positions in all kinds of health care settings.
- To help nurses in their personal and professional development, so that they are able to make maximum contribution to the society as useful and productive individuals, citizens as well as efficient nurses.
- To prepare nurses to keep pace with latest professional and technological developments and use these for providing nursing care services.
- To help nurses develop an ability to co-operate and co-ordinate with members of the health and rehabilitation of sick.
- To serve as a base for further professional education and specialization in nursing.
The nurse on completion of this course will be able to;
- Demonstrate competency in providing health care to individual, sick or well, using the nursing process.
- Provide effective nursing care for maintaining the best possible level of health in all aspects.
- Plan and carry out the appropriate action to meet nursing needs.
- Assess the nursing need of clients from birth to death.
- Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
- Promote self care in people under their care.
- Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.
- Assist in research activities.
- Function effectively with members of the health team and community applying the knowledge of human relations and communication skills in her work.
- Demonstrate basic skills in administration and leadership while working with other members of the health team and community.
- Participate as a member of the health team in delivery or curative preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care services.
- Apply knowledge from the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences in functioning as a nurse.
- Mobilize community resources and their involvement in working with the communities.
- Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.
- Demonstrate use of ethical values in their personal and professional life.
- Demonstrate the interest in activities of professional organizations.
Duration : Duration of the course shall be three years & six months including internship.
Vacation : 30 days vacation shall be given each year.
Course Fees : INR 1,10,000 per Year
Scheme of Studies
|Year||Subject||Theoretical Hours & Supervised Practice|
|First year||Biological Science||120|
|Anatomy & Physiology||90|
|Fundamental of Nursing||215|
|Fundamental of Nursing||175|
|Community Health Nursing||150|
|Community Health Nursing||80|
|Health Education & Communication Skills||20|
|Total Hours of First Year||575|
|Second year||Medical Surgical Nursing I (Including Pharmacology)||140|
|Medical Surgical Nursing II (Specialties)||120|
|Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing||70|
|Total Hours of Second Year||360|
|Third year||Midwifery & Gynecology||120|
|Community Health Nursing II||100|
|Total Hours of Third Year||290|
|Internship Period||Education Methods &
Media For Teaching in practice of Nursing
|Introduction to Research||40|
|Professional Trends & Adjustment||40|
|Administration and Ward Management||45|
|Total Hours of Internship||190|
Distibution of Clinical Experience
|Year||First Year||Second Year||Third Year||Internship||Total of 3 year
|Medical Health Nursing I & II||–||–||828||23||–||–||252||6||1080||29|
|Community Health Nursing||288||8||2||2||216||6||168||4||744||20|
|Midwifery & Gynecological Nursing||–||–||–||–||756||21||168||4||924||25|
|Intern’s Area of Interest||–||–||–||–||–||–||84||2||84||2|
|Night duty experience for Interns||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||2||–||2|