“The full form of B.Sc is Bachelor of Science”. Which means a study about a science. Well, Nursing is also a Science”.
Indian Nursing Council (INC) is the regulatory body of Nursing in India. INC has recently requested comments on its proposed draft of the new B.Sc (N) syllabus. In the draft syllabus, Admission Terms and Conditions to the B.Sc Nursing Programme reads as under
“Admission Terms and Conditions
• The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on 31st December of the year in which admission is sought. The maximum age limit for admission shall be 35 years.
• Minimum Educational Qualification
i. Candidate with Science/Arts/Humanities/Commerce who have passed the 12th Standard examination (10+2) and must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks in the core/elective/academic subjects taken together and passed English individually. The above candidates should have passed from recognise board under AISSCE/CBSE/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or other equivalent Board.
ii. Candidate with Science/Arts/Humanities/Commerce who have passed the 12th Standard examination (10+2) and must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks in the core/elective/academic subjects taken together and passed English individually. The candidates should have passed from State Open School recognized by State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) recognized by Central Government.”
It is crystal clear that INC has an idea to permit the students who took “Commerce/Arts” as their optional subjects in +2 to Study Nursing.
Many Nurse Educators feel ” This is really a strange decision to compare the students who studied Science subject (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) with other Non-Science Subjects (Arts/Commerce). Both the subjects, mental ideas, ability of the Students are totally different. So it is not a good decision to go ahead. Because, the students who joins in nursing without a basic knowledge of subjects Physics/Chemistry/Biology has so many struggles to understand the basics of anatomy, physiology, bio-chemistry etc. They become depressed of the inability to understand the standard subjects and may discontinue nursing or shows a poor passing rate. Hence It is not a goo decision to go ahead.
Already, INC has permitted the students who studied arts/commerce in +2 to do DGNM Programme. Outcome of this decision is very poor because of the earlier points. Hence INC should reconsider the decision of permitting those who did arts/commerce in +2 to Study Nursing” they said.
Many Nurses all over India feels ” It is not a fair decision to include them in Nursing. Nursing is a vital study in the health sector which deals with the life of Humans. we must be serious about this” they said.
Medical Council of India will not permit Arts/Commerce Students to join M.B.B.S
Pharmacy Council of India will not permit Arts/Commerce Students to join B.Pharm
Physiotherapist council of India will not permit Arts/Commerce Students to join B.P.T
But Indian Nursing Council?
The he decision of Indian Nursing council makes Nurses hurt. Hence Throughout India Nurses put a request to reconsider the decision of inclusion of arts/commerce students in nursing. This request is not to hurt to the students who studied arts/commerce but to maintain the Integrity, Dignity of Nursing Profession, a Stern decision must be taken.
Hence All Nursing Students/Nurses/Nurse Educators throughout india and abroad are requested to share Your Opinions and Suggestions using below Survey Form. Let it Reach to more than a Lakh entries about the decision of INC. The entries will be sent to the INC for further action.