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 people. Individuals, families and communities have a responsibility toward maintaining their health.
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 encompasses provision, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of care to people across their life span in wide variety of health care setting.
The undergraduate program is broad-based education within an academic framework specifically directed to the development of critical thinking skills, competencies, and standards required for the practice of professional nursing and midwifery as envisaged in National Health Policy 2000.
The undergraduate nursing education program at the post-basic level prepares its graduates to become exemplary citizen by adhering to code of ethics and professional conduct at all times in fulfilling personal, social and professional obligations so as to respond to national aspirations.
The aim of the undergraduate 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 and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice.
On completion of Two year Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing program the graduate will be able to-
- Apply knowledge from physical, biological and behavioral 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 groups.
- 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 critical 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 programs.
Participate effectively as members of the health team in health care delivery system.