Indian Nursing Council

To Establish Uniforms Standards of Training for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors.

Indian Nursing Council's Achievements

Implemented in all States from 2005-2006 academic year.

Nursing is one of the health professions which functions in conjunction with other health care agencies assisting individuals, families and communities to achieve and maintain desirable standards and maintain desirable standard of health. General Nursing and Midwifery course is the basic curse in nursing which prepare nurses for occupying the first level positions in nursing in all kinds of health care settings. The revised syllabus incorporated following components.
  • 6 months Internship
  • New subjects introduced
  • Increased duration to 3 and 1/2 years

Revised Basic B.Sc. (Nursing) Syllabus: Implemented from 2005-2006 in all Universities.

Undergraduate nursing program is broad based education within the academic framework specifically directed to the development of critical thinking skills, competencies and standards required for practice of professional nursing and midwifery as envisaged in National Health Policy 2002 The revised syllabus will prepare 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 revised syllabus incorporated following components
  • Internship added
  • New subjects included
  • New format of syllabus evolved in order to facilitate teachers and to have uniform standard of education in the country

†Revised Post Basic Basic B.Sc. syllabus implemented from 2005-2006 in all Universities.

Undergraduate nursing program at post basic level is a broad based education with the academic framework, which builds upon the skills and competencies acquired at the diploma level. It is specifically directed to the upgrading of critical thinking skills, competencies and standards of in-service nurses for practice of professional nursing and midwifery. This revision of syllabus is in tune with National health policy 2002 for training of graduated nurses vis a vis diploma nurses.

Prepared Post basic diploma in Cardio-Thoracic Nursing

Post basic diploma in Cardio-Thoracic Nursing is designed to prepare specially trained Cardio-Thoracic Nurses. The outcome of the programme will be to have more nurses prepared as cardio-thoracic nurses for providing competent nursing care in various health care settings.

Prepared Post basic diploma in Operation Room (OR) Nursing

The advanced surgical procedures and technology has played a pivotal role in treatment modalities. This calls for specialized trained nurses in Operation theatre places the tremendous demand on the operation room nurses. Specially trained OR nurses play a key role in the effective functioning of OR surgical team. Post basic diploma in Operation Room Nursing is designed to prepare specially trained Operation Room Nurses. The outcome of the programme is to have more nurses prepared as operation room nurses to work effectively as a member of the operation room surgical team.

Prepared Post basic diploma in Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Nursing

Post basic diploma in Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing is designed to prepare specially trained Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nurses. The outcome of the programme will be to have more nurses prepared as orthopaedic & rehabilitation nurses providing competent care at the institutional and community levels.

Revised ANM syllabus: Implementation from 2006-2007 academic year.

  • NRHM components and SBA module of MOHFW including use of selected life saving drugs and interventions of obstetric emergencies approved by the MOHFW
  • IMNCI module for basic health worker
  • Standard safety guidelines for infection control practices
  • Biomedical waste management policies

Code of Ethics & Professional conduct for nursing practice developed.

The code of ethics and professional conduct helps to protect the rights of individuals, families and community and also the rights of nurses.

Prepared Practical Record Book for School and college of nursing.

Prepared Practical Record Book for School and college of nursing to have uniformity in nursing education in India. booklet is very document for students and is a written document for teachers.

Prepared Case study outline.

The case study format will help student for critical thinking and application through the analysis of cases encompassing several nursing specialties in a variety of hospital, clinical and community settings.

Prepared Laboratory Equipments and Articles.

INC has prepared the minimum list of Laboratory equipments and articles including A.V aids required for different laboratories which are essential for school/college of Nursing to enhance teaching learning activities.

Prepared Post Basic Diploma in Oncology Nursing.

Cancer has become a major Public Health problem due to increase in the life expectancy and changing life style. There are about 20-25 lakhs cases of Cancer in this country at any given point of time and approximately 7-9 lakh new cases are added every year. Therefore it is significant to train nurses an Oncology nursing. Nurses need to be trained in the area of impact of Cancer genetics, risk analysis and prevention, palliative care, long term survival, Cancer in aged, special counseling, Paediatric Oncology, Chemotherapy and Care patients receiving radiation treatment etc. In this direction Indian Nursing Council has prepared one year Post Basic Diploma in Oncology Nursing to provide specialized nursing care to the patients in the hospitals and in community.

Prepared Post Basic Diploma in Critical Care Nursing

Critical Care Nursing covers the whole spectrum of skills, knowledge and attitudes utilized by practitioners in any setting where adults or children and their families are experiencing acute and critical illness. Critical care nursing is a valuable tool in promoting excellence of care for critically ill patients by a specially training Nurses. Hence INC has prepared one-year post basic diploma course in critical care nursing to prepare nurse specialists to work in critical care setting. The course focuses on roles and responsibilities of nurse in critical care setting, principles, techniques of supervision and Nursing management of patients.

Prepared Post Basic Diploma in Emergency and Disaster Nursing

The emerging trauma scenario and disaster events of mass nature and adding significant strain on the individualís life as well as the family and the social system. Illness requiring emergency care is also on the rise. The course is prepared for the trained nurses who can be a specialized nurse in emergency and disaster settings. The duration of this course is one year.

Prepared Post Basic Diploma in Neonatal Nursing

Infant mortality showed appreciable decline during 1980s and early part of the 1990s. Thereafter its pace of decline (IMR) as slackened considerably. Earlier decline in the Infant Mortality Rate has been largely due to the reduction in post Neonatal mortality, with Neonatal Mortality Rates (NMR)s not contributing substantially. As a result, currently almost two third of the Infant Mortality Rates is being contributed by the Neonatal mortality rate. Consequently, focus of child Health shifted to neonatal Health. In this direction INC has prepared one year post-basic diploma in Neonatal Nursing to provide specialized neonatal Nursing Care.

Curriculum for Ph.D in Nursing developed.

The purpose of preparing the syllabus is to have doctoral education to prepare nurse scholars who will contribute both to the development and application of knowledge in nursing for enhancing quality of nursing education, research, practice and dissemination of nursing knowledge.

Orientation workshop for Ad-hoc Inspectors.

Inspectors were oriented for filling up the revised inspection proforma. Three workshops were conducted i.e, in Mumbai, Chennai and Jaipur.

Renovation of Indian Nursing Council building.

Indian Nursing Council building was Renovated in October 2004.

Curriculum for independent Nurse midwife practitioner developed.

The National Population policy 2000 includes reduction of maternal and infant mortality as one of the socio-demographic goals to be achieved by 2010. The single most important way to reduce maternal death in India would be to ensure that a skilledhealth professional is present at every birth. Skilled care during childbirth is important because millions of women and newborns develop serious and hard to predict complications during or immediately after delivery. Skilled health professions such as doctors or nurses who have midwifery skills can recognize these complications and either treat them or refer women to health centers or hospitals immediately if more skilled care is needed. This curriculum has been designed to develop such skills The pilot study was undertaken in West Bengal & four candidates have successfully qualified.