For Nursing and Midwifery Serves as Educational Model at Guwahati, Assam
The MoHFW, GoI, in collaboration with INC, and with support from various development agencies, has initiated a national program for strengthening the quality of pre-service education at the GNM Schools and ANM training centres in the 10 high focus states of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Assam and Jammu & Kashmir.
To develop the adequate number of competent and confident basic healthcare service providers who can provide quality RMNCH services at the grassroots level, a comprehensive initiative to strengthen the foundation of pre-service education (PSE) for these nurse midwives is being undertaken by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in collaboration with the Indian Nursing Council (INC).
The strategic approach for strengthening GNM Schools and ANMTCs include establishment of a number of National/State Nodal centres (Upgraded Colleges of Nursing) to steer the process. It is envisioned that these Nodal Centres, besides serving as model teaching institutions, would also serve as pedagogic resource centres for strengthening PSE at the GNM Schools and ANM Training Centres (ANMTCs) in their respective regions and assigned states and also provide support in the concurrent strengthening of these ANMTCs and GNM Schools.
The National Nodal Centre (NNC) for Nursing and Midwifery at the College of Nursing at Guwahati is now known to every nursing professional and other health care providers of entire North East. A Well setup computer lab, library and skills lab make this NNC a model for the best education that young nursing students as well as for the faculties need to provide quality health services for the mothers and new-borns.
Regional College of Nursing Guwahati, is the National Nodal Centre for “Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery Pre Service Education in India” has started the 1stbatch of six weeks training from15th September to 26th October 2016
Till now 14 numbers of training has been already conducted with a total number of 198 participants from various states of North East including Assam at NNC Regional College of Nursing Guwahati.