Aims

The basic Diploma course in General Nursing & Midwifery is geared to the health needs of the individual family, community and the country at large. The aims of the Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery programme are:

  • To prepare nurses with a sound educational programme in nursing to enable them to function as efficient members of health team, beginning with competencies for first level positions in all kinds of health care settings.
  • To help nurses develop an ability to co-operate and co-ordinate with members of the health and rehabilitation of sick.
  • To help nurses in their personal and professional development, so that they are able to make maximum contribution to the society as useful and productive individuals, citizens as well as efficient nurses.
  • To serve as a base for further professional education and specialization in nursing.
  • To prepare nurses to keep pace with latest professional and technological developments and use these for providing nursing care services.

Objectives

The nurse on completion of this course will be able to;
Demonstrate competency in providing health care to individual, sick or well, using the nursing process.

  • Demonstrate competency in providing health care to individual, sick or well, using the nursing process.
  • Plan and carry out the appropriate action to meet nursing needs.
  • Provide effective nursing care for maintaining the best possible level of health in all aspects.
  • Promote self care in people under their care.
  • Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Apply knowledge from the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences in functioning as a nurse.
  • Function effectively with members of the health team and community applying the knowledge of human relations and communication skills in her work.
  • Participate as a member of the health team in delivery or curative preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care services.
  • Mobilize community resources and their involvement in working with the communities.
  • Demonstrate use of ethical values in their personal and professional life.
  • Demonstrate the interest in activities of professional organizations.
  • Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in administration and leadership while working with other members of the health team and community.
  • Assist in research activities.

Scheme of Studies

Year

Subject

Theoretical Hours
&
Supervised Practice

First year Biological Science 120
Anatomy & Physiology 90
Microbiology 30
Behavioral Science 60
Psychology 40
Sociology 20
Fundamental of Nursing 215
Fundamental of Nursing 175
First Aid 20
Personal Hygiene 20
Community Health Nursing 150
Community Health Nursing 80
Environment Hygiene 20
Health Education & Communication Skills 20
Nutrition 30
English 30
Total Hours of First Year 575
Second year Medical Surgical Nursing I (Including Pharmacology) 140
Medical Surgical Nursing II (Specialties) 120
Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing 70
Computer Education 30
Total Hours of Second Year 360
Third year Midwifery & Gynecology 120
Community Health Nursing II 100
Pediatric Nursing 70
Total Hours of Third Year 290
Internship Period Education Methods &
Media For Teaching in practice of Nursing
45
Introduction to Research 40
Professional Trends & Adjustment 40
Administration and Ward Management 45
Health Economics 20
Total Hours of Internship 190

Distibution of Clinical Experience

Year

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Internship

Total of 3 year
6 months

Clinical Area

Hrs.

Wks.

Hrs.

Wks.

Hrs.

Wks.

Hrs.

Wks.

Hrs.

Wks.

Nursing Science

612

17

612

17

Medical Health Nursing I & II

828

23

252

6

1080

29

Community Health Nursing

288

8

2

2

216

6

168

4

744

20

Psychiatric Nursing

216

6

126

3

342

9

Pediatric Nursing

288

8

126

3

414

11

Midwifery & Gynecological Nursing

756

21

168

4

924

25

Intern’s Area of Interest

84

2

84

2

Night duty experience for Interns

2

2

Total

900

25

1116

31

1260

35

924

24

4200

115

Note

  • Student of first year shall be posted in general Medical, Surgical ward for developing skill in basic nursing experience and it shall not be applicable for developing specialized skills in these areas.
  • Community Health experience in 2nd Year (2 weeks), Community Health Nursing experience has been prescribed for 2 Year in order to give desired leaning experiences and to keep continuity, the concepts of Medical Surgical and Psychiatric nursing can also be applied to Community Health Nursing experience.
  • No night duty experience in this first year. Only 8 weeks of night duty experience is to be given tough out the training period.
  • The extra hours which have not been accounted for in this syllabus can planned and utilized by individual schools as per their need.

Scheme of examination

First Year

Sr. No.

Subject

Total Marks

Internal
Assessment

Council Board Examination

1

BIO-SCIENCE
Anatomy & Physiology
Microbiology

100

25

75

2

BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE
Psychology
Sociology

100

25

75

3

FUNDAMENTAL OF NURSING
Fundamental of Nursing
First Aid Personal Hygiene

100

25

75

4

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING – I
Community Health Nursing
Environment Hygiene
Health Education & Communication
Skills, Nutrition

100

25

75

5

Practical – I
Fundamental of Nursing

100

50

50

Second Year

Sr. No.

Subject

Total Marks

Internal
Assessment

Council Board Examination

1

Medical Surgical Nursing (Pharmacology)

100

25

75

2

Medical Surgical Nursing II (Specialties)

100

25

75

3

Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing

100

25

75

4

Practical – I : Medical Surgical Nursing

100

50

50

5

Practical – II: Psychiatric Nursing

100

(Only School Examination No.
(Council/Board Exam.)

Third Year

Sr. No.

Subject

Total Marks

Internal
Assessment

Council Board Examination

1

Midwifery and Gynecology

100

25

75

2

Pediatric Nursing

100

25

75

3

Community Health Nursing – II

100

25

75

4

Practical – I : Midwifery

100

50

50

5

Practical – II: Pediatric Nursing

100

50

50

6

Practical – III:Community Health Nursing – II