Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well- being that enable a person to lead a psychologically, socially, economically and spiritually productive life.
Nursing is an important and essential aspect of Health care delivering system, which focused on the care of individuals, families and communities to provide preventive, curative and rehabilitating care to enable them to obtain optimal health and quality of life.
As per the International Council of Nurse, “Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness and the care of ill, disable and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment research participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management and education are also key nursing roles.”
At present there is huge demand of nursing education as globally there is severe shortage of nurses. It is estimated that in India itself there is need of 6 million nurses by the year 2030.
Undergraduate Nursing Program is board based education within an academic framework specifically directed to the development of critical thinking skills, competencies and standards required for practice of professional nursing and midwifery an envisaged in National Health Policy. It prepares students of undergraduate nursing educational programme to become exemplary citizen by adhering to code of ethics and professional conduct at all times in fulfilling personal, social and professional obligations so an to respond to national aspiration.
Undergraduate programme prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations and groups in pursuits of health, function in the hospital, Community Nursing services and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice. They are expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor and manager in a clinical / public health setting.