Evolution of Nursing Education in India

  • We can summarize the history of nursing education in India as follows:
  • 1871 - School of  nursing started in general hospital Madras.
  • 1886 - School of nursing in a full-fledged form was started in J.J. hospital, Bombay.
  • 1892 - Many hospitals in Bombay started nursing associations which were intended to provide additional facilities for the training of local nurses.
  • 1908 - TNAI established.
  • 1909 - Bombay presidency nursing association was formed.
  • 1910 - United board of examination for nurses was organized.
  • 1913 - South India Board was organized.
  • 1926 - First nurses registration act passed in Madras.
  • 1935 - Madras and Bombay nursing councils were established.
  • 1942 - ANM programme started.
  • 1943 - School of Nursing at RAK college, New Delhi.
  • 1943 - Diploma programme in nursing administration started in New Delhi.
  • 1946 - Four year B.Sc nursing programme started in RAK college and CMC, Vellore.
  • 1947 - INC act was passed.
  • 1949 - INC was established.
  • 1959 - MSc Nursing started in RAK college.
  • 1963 - Post basic B.Sc programme started in various institutions
  • 1968 - M.Sc nursing at CMC, Vellore
  • 1972 - Basic degree programme started in Kerala
  • 1985 - M.Sc nursing stated in CMC Ludhiana.
  • 1985 - IGNOU established.
  • 1986 - Curriculum change for GNM programme from three and a half years to three years.
  • 1986 - M.Phil programme started in RAK, Delhi.
  • 1987 - MSc Nursing started in Kerala
  • 1987 - Separate directorate of nursing was created in Karnataka State.
  • 1988 - M.Sc Nursing at Nimhans
  • 1992 - Ph.D in RAK College, New Delhi
  • 1992 - Post basic programme started under IGNOU
  • 1994 - M.Sc nursing at Mahe, Manipal
  • 1994 - Basic B.Sc programme under school of Medical education in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  • 1996 - M.Phil and Ph.D at Mahe, Manipal.
  • 2001 - Ph.D at NIMHANS

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