​Introduction​

   

Medi​cal Education Department, Government of Karnataka has started “GOVERNMENT SCHOOL OF NURSING   BIJAPUR” in the year 1994 to pursue the nursing education to the deserving students of this region. The institute is engaged in endorsing the quality education of nursing. The institute is having well qualified teaching staff. The institute has all the clinical as well as hostel & other facilities. 

Indian Nursing Council believes in the concept of health as laid-down by the World Health Organization (WHO) i.e., “Health is a state of complete physical mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.​

Since nurses provided and will undoubtedly continue to provide a large part of health care, their training should of equip them with professional expertise to meet the changing demands of society and their expanding role their-in. To achieve this, emphasis must be laid to impart the knowledge and skills most relevant to the health care needs of the community and the country as a whole. This must also be accompanied by a corresponding change in professional attitudes.

The International council of Nurses states that the unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform un-aided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible.

Indian Nursing Council recognised that basic nursing education is formally recognized programme of study to providing a broad and sound foundation in the behavioural life and nursing sciences for the general practice of nursing for a leadership role and for the post basic education in specialities for advanced nursing practice. The council believes that this basic course in nursing should prepare nurses for occupying first level positions in nursing in all kinds of health care settings. The council recognises that nursing is a profession which is influenced by advances in science and technology. It believes that skills in all aspects of communication are also essential for learning and practice of nursing.​