College of Nursing
This College is equipped with all the latest educational learning resources, enthusiastic faculty and supporting staff. The New College of Nursing is a way for graduate nurses to achieve the desired outcomes for higher education and quality assurance in health care system. The 500 bedded, DHQ Hospital, Muzaffar Garh is a care facility with numerous specialties and expert health teams will provide excellent teaching and clinical opportunities for the students.
In accordance with PNC/HEC (2006, 2010) we believe that people are individuals of innate worth and dignity. They have spiritual, biological, social and psychological needs, and have the right to pursue the highest level of health and quality of life achievable for themselves and their communities. Peoples’ commitment to Islam helps them to develop a code of ethics which directs their positive attitudes and activities towards others.
- People influence and are influenced by their environment. The environment is composed of factors which dynamically attracts the individual. Society is, one of the factors, is made up of communities in which people are closely connected through similar interests and needs. Communities generally share similar institutions, values, beliefs and morals, but may have diverse and complex health care needs. The family, which is the basic structure within a community, provides psychological and material support to assist its members to live within the society.
- Health describes the human condition through a continuum from wellness to illness. This continuum is reflected in the extent to which individuals, families and communities are able to recognize and meet their needs, thus contributing to an acceptable quality of life. Pursuit of universally accessible health care is an essential right. Primary Health Care forms an integral part of the country’s health care system. It acts as a nucleus, and enhances the overall social and economic development of the country.
- Learning is a life-long process in which knowledge is pursued in an atmosphere of support, guidance, free inquiry, and expression. The faculty is committed to facilitating learners to develop skills in problem solving and critical thinking, and to design appropriate interventions in response to present and emerging respect for the nursing profession and raising the standard of nursing practice. We believe that involvement of academic community can offer enrichment and diversity for learners and faculty.
- Nursing integrates concepts from bio-psychosocial sciences and spiritualism to provide essential services to people. The pursuit of knowledge and the tradition of rendering care and comfort to the sick, foster the blending of traditional values with modern technology and functional requirements. Nursing is committed to promoting and maintaining the integrity of the individual, preventing illness, and assisting those who are ill to regain the highest level of possible health. Nursing practice transcends cultural and national boundaries and thus evolves according to the health needs of global society. Nurses synthesize information from many sources and integrate it into practice, teaching, management, consultation, and research.
- Nursing education assumes that teachers and learners are collaborators in the teaching and learning process. Learners bring their own life experiences, which enrich the learning atmosphere. Faculty facilitates and promotes mentoring and pioneering activities in professional nursing. Faculty encourages and supports collaborative endeavors with learners in a variety of scholarly activities within a wide range of health care contexts.
Keeping in view our philosophy, the major goals of the programme are to:
- Prepare competent, safe, committed, and knowledgeable nurses (hospital and community settings).
- Educate nurses with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes and with clinical competency
- Integrate evidence-based science into clinical practice to provide holistic care for individuals, families and communities.
- Enable nurses to meet the future challenges, including changes in technology, confronting health care in the 21st century.
- Adhere to an established pattern of professional practices within the professional, religious, cultural, legal, and ethical boundaries of Pakistan.
- Develop effective interpersonal and communication skills, while dealing with peers, patients, families, communities and other professionals.
- Initiate a leadership role in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of individual, family and community health care.
- Maintain a safe and healthy environment for the prevention of disease, promotion and maintenance of health.
- Provide information, counseling and health education to individuals, families and communities.
- Participate in screening, case identification and management of common minor illnesses and injuries.
- Act as a change agent to promote quality improvement in the performance of nursing responsibilities.
- Participate actively in professional organizations for the improvement of the nursing profession that calls for intelligence and empathy. (PNC/HEC, 2006, 2010)