Modern nursing is a dynamic, therapeutic and educative process in meeting the health needs of the individuals, the family, and the community. Nursing is one of the health professions which functions in conjunction with other health care agencies and maintain desirable standards of health.
- To prepare nurses with a sound educational program in nursing to enable them to function as efficient members of the health team, beginning with the 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 team in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and rehabilitation of the sick.
- To serve as a base for further professional education and specialization in nursing.
- To prepare nurses to keep pace with the latest professional and technological developments and use these for providing nursing care services.
The nurse on the completion of this course will be able to-
- Demonstrate competency in providing health care to the individual, sick or well, using the nursing process.
- Assess the nursing need of clients from birth to death.
- Plan and carry out appropriate action to meet nursing needs.
- Provide effective nursing care for maintaining the best possible level of health at all possible levels.
- 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.
- Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.
- Assist in research activities.