Ms. Vijaya Laxmi


Nursing education needs to advance itself so that it remains competitive and relevant for the current technological environment., and rising customer centricity. This will also include opportunities for higher and specialized education, continuing education and research and development.

Despite the fact that from the largest proportion of workforce in the health care sector. Nursing is losing its appeal as a career of choice. Nursing sector in India continues to experience challenges in terms of Availability, Distribution and Retention. Some of the key reasons for this are lack of a rewarding career progression, welfare, income parity, social status, inadequate work environment, work life balance and empowerment. In addition, alternative careers with better pay-outs and less stressful environments and opportunities to migrate overseas tend to attract nurses better.

The Council recognizes that the nature of Nursing is such that a substantial portion of learning of the students is acquired in the clinical field of practice.

The Council also believes that it has a responsibility in helping the students to develop pride in their profession besides keeping them abreast with current knowledge and professional trends for a successful career ahead.

Therefore, it is necessary to educate nurse in the context of sound educational principles. As a science, Nursing is based on scientific knowledge which is expanding, ever changing and diversifying into speciality areas. The opportunities for a Nurse are varied and limitless. A new professional Nurse may choose between clinical practice, education, research, management, administration, occupational and industrial Nursing.