100 bed hospital mandatory in PCL Nursing Institute

27 October, Kathmandu. Only educational institutions having their own 100 bedded hospital will be able to provide Certificate Level (PCL) nursing education.

A meeting chaired by Education, Science and Technology Minister Devendra Poudel, who is also the chairman of the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), has decided to open admissions only to those educational institutions that meet the criteria.

CTEVT member secretary Jeevannarayan Kafle said that the nursing admission process, which was postponed due to the decision of the council, would be carried forward.

The Ministry of Health and Population has given approval for teaching in CTEVT in coordination with the 100 bedded Provincial Hospital.

The Medical Education Commission has already allowed students to take admission in private educational institutions with its own 100-bed hospital. According to Kafle, it has been decided to immediately enroll students in educational institutions that meet the criteria as per the provisions of the Act.

The law stipulates that the educational institution requires a 100-bed hospital to teach nursing, while the same educational institution is not allowed to provide B.Sc (undergraduate level) and PCL nursing education.

Out of 109 educational institutions under CTEVT, only 24 have fulfilled these two criteria. Out of 24 colleges, 17 are private colleges and 7 are colleges affiliated to CTEVT.

Under the new system, about 1500 students will be able to study in 24 educational institutions that meet the criteria.

CTEVT member secretary Kafale said that soon the entrance exam for nursing in the 100-bed hospital would be issued.

Source: OnlineKhabar

Himal Sanchar