Army nursing schools to be upgraded to colleges

October 10, 2013

On October 1, the Defence ministry said that two Army nursing education schools are being upgraded to colleges which will address academic and nursing needs of the armed forces.
The School of Nursing Army Hospital (Research and Referral) Delhi Cantonment and School of Nursing Command Hospital (Central Command), Lucknow have been converted to colleges of nursing recently, according to Defence ministry officials.

They have now been affiliated with Delhi University and Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj Medical University respectively.

Before this upgradation, both the institutions were offering three and a half years diploma programme in general nursing and midwifery under DGAFMS Examining Board.

“To address the academic needs of the armed forces, necessity to upgrade the existing curriculum to B.Sc nursing due to the exponential growth of medical knowledge and technology was felt and the upgradation has now turned into reality,” said the Defence ministry officials.

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