INC authorizes arts and commerce sector to pursue BSC Nursing | Photo credit: Thinkstock
To keep the nursing profession alive in the country, the Indian Nursing Council, INC has developed a project that will enable arts and business students to attend nursing courses in the near future. The INC, the decision-making body for all nursing courses and registered nurses, asked for suggestions from experts on the project.
The project developed by the INC if it enters into practice will allow students in arts and commerce to sit the entrance test for admission to nursing courses. Students who passed Class 12 with a score of at least 45% could apply for the exam.
Until now, the four-year course was open to scientifically trained students who entered the professional course through the entrance test.
The project was proposed after the organization decided to stop the GNM (general nurses and midwives) diploma course from 2021, which allowed students from all fields and most graduates to place themselves in nursing homes shortly after the end of the course.
The director of a nursing college, speaking to TOI, said: âWith the closure of the GNM course, the entire nursing profession would have been closed to arts and business students. Therefore, it appears that the board now allows these students to take the bachelor’s degree course.