Post Graduate programme is essential to prepare nurses to improve the quality of nursing education and practice in India. . Post graduate programme in nursing builds upon and extends competence acquired at the graduate levels, emphasizes application of relevant theories into nursing practice, education, administration and development of research skills.
National Health Policy(NHP) 2002 emphasizes the need to prepare nurses to function in super-specialty areas who are required in tertiary care institutions, entrusting some limited public health functions to nurses after providing adequate training, and increase the ratio of degree holding vis a vis diploma holding nurses.
Nursing contributes to the health services in a vital and significant way in the health care delivery system. It organizes 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 & providing quality care in collaboration with other health professionals and community groups.
Scope of nursing practice encompasses provision of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of care to people across their life span in a wide variety of health care settings. Practice of Nursing is based upon application of basic concepts and principles derived from the physical, biological & behavioral sciences.
The teachers have the responsibility to be role models and create learning environment that enables students to acquire inquiry driven, self directed learning and foster attitude of lifelong learning.
This programme provides the basis for the post masteral programme in nursing. Further the programme encourages accountability and commitment to lifelong learning which fosters improvement of quality care.
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