Jammu, October 19: University of Jammu adds ‘Basic B.Sc. Nursing Course’ to in its basket of wide range of under graduate programmes. This course for the first time will be introduced in Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing affiliated to the University of Jammu.
The minimum age for this course will be 17 years and the minimum qualification will be higher secondary school certificate Examination/ Senior School certificate examination/an equivalent with 12 years schooling from a recognized board of university with science and English with minimum of 50% aggregate marks (PCBE). The syllabi, eligibility criteria for admissions and faculty will be in tune with the requirements of Indian Nursing Council.
The admissions will be made under the convenorship of Dr. Meenakshi Kilam, Director, Colleges Development Council and the experts in the committee are Principal, Govt. Medical College, Jammu and Principal, Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing, other members of the committee, Joint Director and Assistant Registrar, College Development Council, and one member from the managing society.
According to Director, Colleges Development Council, Dr. Meenakshi Kilam, the University has an eye on the Global Job Market and B.Sc. Nursing courses are very much in demand because Indian nurses have earned a name for themselves both at national and international level. She said this education degree course in nursing will go a long way to cater the need for improved quality of professional, paramedical services in hospitals and clinics in Jammu region. She also added that the University of Jammu is focused on starting such programmes, which can provide better career prospects to our students.
Dr Meenakshi Kilam today visited the Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing to asses the preparation of the college for starting the course. She urged the College Management to make full use of the on the training in Government Medical College Jammu for which the College has been given permission by the state government. Dr Meenakshi Kilam laid stress on creating near real Labs which look likes hospital wards.
Dr Kilam said that the course aims to develop a graduate nurse who is expected to be committed to the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and to the prevention of disease. "It is anticipated that this first level practitioner will be skilled in the delivery of holistic health care and be able to apply an extensive body of knowledge from the relevant disciplines in a range of practice settings," Dr Kilam said adding that the student nurse will be trained in problem-solving and clinical reasoning; be competent and safe in the practice of clinical nursing skills and be able to work within legal and ethical standards of practice.
Director Colleges Development Council further said that the course offers an innovative curriculum that is sensitive to the changing educational needs of nurses, the health care industry and the community. "The degree also provides students with the practical working skills, which have resulted in an excellent employment rate for all graduates," Dr Kilam added further saying that the course aims to produce informed, reflective, caring and compassionate nurses who demonstrate competencies related to professional responsibility, interpersonal processes and the exercise of clinical judgment. In addition, graduates are prepared to foster the development of nursing as a practice discipline and a significant health profession within the community.
"To develop a graduate nurse who will be safe, competent and accountable within a variety of health care settings. Nursing education encourages inquiry, reflection and active student participation to facilitate lifelong learning. Theory and practice are of equal importance. A wide variety of learning opportunities is provided in practice settings in hospital and in the community," added Dr Meenakshi Kilam