Indian Nursing Council takes measures to improve Education Quality

Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that the Indian Nursing Council has been taking proactive steps to improve the quality of nursing education. In his written reply, Minister stated there are total 1756 nursing colleges in India out of which 121 government colleges while 1635 are private sector.

As per the document presented in the house, Karnataka has 328 numbers of nursing colleges, the maximum numbers of nursing colleges in India, out of which 10 are in government sector and rest 318 are in private sector.

In Andhra Pradesh & Telengana have 231 nursing colleges out of which 15 are government colleges and   216 are private.

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In Tamil Nadu, total 174 nursing colleges – 5 are government colleges whereas 169 are in private sector.

In Odisha there are 19 nursing colleges out of which 1 is Government College and 18 are private.

Imparting the quality of education in the Nursing Sector is an ongoing process.  However, Indian Nursing Council has taken proactive steps to improve the quality of nursing education.

  1. Institution shall have its own 100 bedded hospital.
  2. Institution shall have own building within two years of the establishment.
  3. Pre-service training is provided i.e., 165 ANM tutors have been trained in 06 weeks module to enhance their effective teaching skills, skilled birth attendance, integrated management of Neonatal and Childhood illness, prevention of reproductive tract infections including prevention of Parent of Child Transmission of HIV, Family Welfare Services, quality improvement in nursing education using Standards Based Management and Recognition (SBMR) approach.
  4. Renewals are issued every year after scrutinizing the documents with respect to INC norms.
  5. Surprise inspections of institutions are conducted
  6. Faculty details are updated on the website by the institution.

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