Indian Nursing Council

To Establish Uniforms Standards of Training for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors.

Indian Nursing Council Initiatives supported by WHO

Teaching material for Quality Assurance Model (QAM) prepared

QAM in nursing is the set of elements that are related to each other and comprise of planning for quality, development of objectives setting and actively communicating standards, developing indicators, setting thresholds, collecting data to monitor compliance with set standards for nursing practice and applying solutions to improve care INC has developed a Quality assurance programme for nurses in India. The programme is expected to develop mechanisms for ensuring quality of nursing practice

QAM model adopted in RML, Delhi and PGI, Chandigarh. The project was implemented in 2 hospitals in RML, New delhi and PGI, Chandigarh for 3 months duration. The nurses were trained in the Quality assurance programme. Auditing was done by the external agency. The impact of QAM model adopted in chandigarh can be seen in the paper cutting which was published in Tribune on April 19th, 2004.

Prepared Practice standards for nursing practice in India.

The practice of standards for nurses in India will be used as parameter for evaluating performance and as a measure of quality control.

Princes Srinagarindra Award:

Mrs. Sulochana Krishnan, Ex- Principal of RAK College of nursing was awarded Princes Srinagarindra, Thailand, award which is an international award to individual(s) registered nurse(s) in honor of princess Srinagarindra, her royal highness and in recognition of her exemplary contribution towards progress and advancement in the filed of nursing and social services Mrs. Sulochana Krishnan name was proposed by INC from India.

Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) Quality of care is another important indicator of inequities in child health. IMNCI guidelines represent an evidence based, syndromic approach to case management that includes rational effective affordable use of drugs and diagnostic tools. In addition, IMNCI promotes; adjustment of interventions to the capacity of the health system and active involvement of family members and the community in the health care process. IMNCI guidelines recommend case management procedures based on two age categories:
  • Young infants age up to 2 months
  • Children age 2 months up to 5 years
INC in collaboration with WHO organized Training of trainers for nursing teaching faculty in IMNCI conducted at Safdarjung Hospital. 24 nursing teaching faculty are trained as master trainers from various parts of country. The following teaching methodology was adopted
  • Class room
  • Modular reading
  • Video watch
  • Photograph booklet
  • Exercises, drills and individual feedback
  • Group discussion or Role play

Clinical practice

  • Case demonstration
  • Use of chart booklet
  • Filling of case recording form
  • Hands on training:
  • Practice on patients
  • Indoor OPD (partly)

Development of Curriculum for HIV/AIDS and ART

Development of Curriculum for HIV/AIDS and ART training for nurses Indian Nursing Council in collaboration with NACO and Clinton foundation is developing a curriculum for training of nurses in HIV/AIDS areas. It will be a 6 day training programme. The pilot study was conducted in Mumbai and Hyderabad.

The following states has been identified as it is high prevalent area for HIV/AIDS in first phase:
State No. of trainees No. of trainers
North East (Nagaland + Manipur) 1000 + 1000 9 + 9
Andhra Pradesh 6000 54
Karnataka 5000 45
Maharastra 7000 63
Tamil Nadu 5000 45

National Consortium for Ph.D. in Nursing

National Consortium for Ph.D. in Nursing has 6 study centers. centres will be connected by Video conferencing facilities. National consortium for Ph.D in Nursing has been constituted by Indian Nursing Council (INC) in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and W.H.O , under the Faculty of Nursing to promote doctoral education in various fields of Nursing. MOU has been signed between, INC, RGUHS and WHO for establishment of National Consortium for PhD in nursing. The MOU outlines the roles of different partners and provides a road map for undertaking the PhD programme in India. Applications for enrolment in PhD in nursing were invited from eligible candidates by advertising in the national leading dailies from all over the country by the RGUHS. 122 applications were received. 47 candidates were short-listed who are working in the PG teaching institutions and candidates with M Phil degree in nursing are selected for admission to Ph.D Course during the academic year 2005-2006. However, 36 candidates were given the provisional registration by RGUHS. For second year 149 applications were received. 125 appeared for the entrance test conducted on 07th January 2007.

MOU signed between INC and Sir Edward Dunlop Hospitals Ltd

MOU signed between INC and Sir Edward Dunlop Hospitals Ltd to develop strategic framework and investment plan for advancing standards of nursing education and practices in India to meet challenges currently faced by Nursing.To improve the standards of nursing education and nursing practice and to have international standards to train nurses, Feasibility study along with investment plan through international experts of Sir Edward Dunlop Ltd was done. Further, Ministry of Health and F.W. has approved the feasibility study work with Sir Edward Dunlop Hospitals with WHO collaboration. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is entered at New Delhi on 11th April 2006 between Indian Nursing Council and Sir Edward Dunlop Hospitals (I) Ltd. for developing the strategic framework for advance standards and investment plan for advancing standards of nursing education and practices in India with the following objectives.
  • Provide training Graduate, Post-graduate, and Ph.D courses.
  • Organizing Research Activities.
  • To help fill gaps in India and internationally benchmarked standards of nursing education and practice, including credentialing etc., so that Indian nurses can directly be accepted to meet international standards.
  • Train the faculty so as to provide high quality teaching staff to training institutes in the country.
  • Establishing National Nursing Institutions in 25 acres land located near Gurgaon with an Investment Plan of 65 US million dollars.
  • Establish three Regional Nursing Institute.

SEDH will follow all the rules and regulation of INC and State Nursing Council.

Steps taken up to enter into MRA under the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between India and Singapore

Steps taken up to enter into MRA under the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between India and Singapore which was signed in June 2005 and has come into force from 1st August 2005. In that, it has been agreed that India and Singapore would enter into mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) in Medical, dental and nursing services in the healthcare sector

Training of nurses in providing outreach services during disasters” and “facilitator’s module

Module namely: “Training of nurses in providing outreach services during disasters” and “facilitator’s module”.Training of trainers was conducted in Chennai and the module given below was well taken and appreciated Council conducted a workshop in Chennai regarding "Disaster management-role of nurse" with Principals and Management of the Institutions from Tsunami affected areas. Consent was taken from them to undertake the project that is to integrate the disaster management module during Community health experience in rotation for one year. A module was prepared with the help of core group members with the technical support from WHO, Training of Trainers programme was organized and participants were given module namely reaching out: Nursing Care and Emergency & Facilitator’s Guide was prepared for master trainers. Further the TOT was also conducted for nursing teaching faculty from Pondicherry and Kerala. Hence totally 250 nursing teaching faculty has been trained.

All State Registrars were invited to attend the two days meeting.

The objective was to ensure the uniformity and to maintain the quality of nursing education in the country. It was also aimed to understand the problem/issues of each state nursing councils and evolve consensus between INC and SNRC.

International migration of Indian nurses

A Study has been undertaken to identify the factors leading to the international migration of Indian nurses.

The Indian Nursing Council (INC) initiated the live register in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The Indian Nursing Council (INC) initiated the live register in the state of Tamil Nadu. The primary objective of the project is to conduct nurses census i.e., to collect the data regarding number of working nurses as defined by INC i.e. Nurse is a person who has completed prescribed course in Nursing from an institution recognized by Indian Nursing Council and registered herself/himself under the State Nursing Council as Nurse and Midwife. INC decided to conduct the pilot study in the Sivaganga District of Tamil Nadu. 266 were found trained registered nurses out of 841 nurses. And as per the Bajaj Committee norms 753 nurses are required in the Sivgangai District.