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About Nursing

Mother TeresaThe word Nursing came from the word "Nutricius" which came from the word cherish, to protect, to support, to sustain, to train, to educate, and to supply with things essential for growth. Ms Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) made emphasis on the preparation of individual who can care for sick and promote health of individual and society.

According to American Nurses Association "Nursing practice is a direct service, goal directed and adaptable to the needs of the individual the family of community during health & illness."

Nursing is the profession which demands dedication, patience, devotion, professional commitment, responsibility, orderliness in working, punctuality, continous motivation, high level of initiative and self discipline.

The professional nurse plays role as a client advocate, an educator, a team leader and accountable for providing quality care for those who are under his /her care.


  • Police, Railways & Govt. establishments
  • Government Hospital
  • Private Hospital
  • Educational Institutions
  • Public & Private Sectors
  • Medical Clinics
  • Armed Forces
  • Nursing Colleges
  • Abroad
  • Nursing Homes
  • School Health
  • Dispensaries
  • Health Centers

Objective of Nursing

  • To apply knowledge from physical, biological and behavioral sciences, medicine including alternative systems and nursing in providing nursing care to individuals, families and communities.
  • To provide nursing care based on steps of nursing process in collaboration with the individuals and groups.
  • To demonstrate awareness, interest and contribute towards advancement of self and of the profession.
  • To demonstrate competency in techniques of nursing based on concepts & principles from selected areas of nursing, physical, biological & behaviourial sciences.
  • To practice ethical values in their personal & professional life.
  • To provide preventive, promotive, restorative & emergency health care to individuals & community as regent.
  • To guide / train birth attendants, Anganwadi workers (AWWs) other health activities & volunteers.
  • Ability to function effectively as educator and administrator.
  • Ability to interpret health related research and develop initial competencies in conducting research.
  • To gain leadership qualities for the advancement of the practice of professional nursing.