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Communication and Nursing Education by Anurag Bhai Patidar

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Chapter 16

Nursing Education Programs in India

1. INTRODUCTION

The history of nursing education in India as per the available literature dates back to 250 BC when the first very nursing school was established in Punjab, India. It was the time when only men were allowed to enter into nursing profession. Prior to the entry of Ms. Florence Nightingale into this profession, there was no any structured curriculum for nursing education; therefore, she made tremendous efforts to transform the nursing education across the globe. After establishment of nursing school at Saint Thomas Hospital, London, in 1854, she was invited to India to provide suggestions on a system of nursing for hospital in India. It took 5 years after the visit of Nightingale when ...

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