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| Last Updated:: 16 Sep 2020

Aims & Objectives


The aim of the undergraduate nursing program at the post basic level is to upgrade the diploma (GNM) nurses to:
Assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives at basic level in providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services. Make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of and facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, function in the hospital, community nursing services and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice. They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor, and manager in clinical/public health settings.
To promote the deeper study of nursing with a view to generate new perspectives, and about innovative approaches to deal with problems encountered in nursing and health field.
To prepare a corps of well-qualified nurses for leadership positions to assume responsibilities in nursing and to do pioneer work of a creative nature for the development of human and scientific health care system.

Right from its inception, College of Nursing, Kanpur has set before it an ideal of excellence in academic courses as well as service to society as a result of which it may truly become holistic in its outlook and approach to meet the health needs of the country.


On completion of B. Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) degree programme the graduate will be able to:

1-Assess health status, identify nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients/clients that contribute to health of individuals, families and communities. 

2-Demonstrate competency in techniques of nursing based on concepts and principles from selected areas of nursing, physical, biological and behavioral sciences.

3-Participate as members of health care team in the promotive, preventive, curative and restorative health care delivery system of the country.

4-Demonstrate skills in communication and interpersonal relationship.

5-Demonstrate leadership qualities and decision-making abilities in various situations.

6-Demonstrate skills in teaching to individuals and groups in community health settings.

7-Demonstrate managerial skills in community health settings.

8-Practice ethical values in their personal and professional life.

9-Participate in research activities and utilize research findings in improving nursing practice.

10-Recognize the need for continued learning for their personal and professional development.

11-Provide promotive, preventive and restorative health services in line with the national health policies and programmes.

12-Practice within the framework of code of ethics and professional conduct and acceptable standards of practice within the legal boundaries.