Proposal to Introduce Single Entrance Test for Nursing Course

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajPublished On: June 17, 2019

Trained Nurses Association of India -TNAI is of the view that a single entrance exam should be conducted for admission to nursing courses across the country on the lines of NEET.

Proposal to Introduce Single Entrance Test for Nursing Course

NEP (National Education Policy) & TNAI (Trained Nurses Association of India) have requested for the single entrance exam for the nursing course across the country through NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test ). According to the experts, an all India examination is the right way for admission to nursing courses in India as it also helps to clear the ambiguity in the manner of providing admission to the students.

The NEP's proposition for a two-year common course before embarking on various nursing, dental and medical was a welcome move while ensuring a single entrance test for all healthcare specialists. According to Mr. George lateral entry through an entrance examination into the medical and dental classes after two years of nursing was also a welcome proposition that would benefit plenty of students.

Similarly, a significant proposition in bringing out the standardized standards in nursing systems was one of the main suggestion for the exit examination. The proposition also asserted that only those who have clear the Exit examination would be registered as nurses in the respective State Councils. This would make clear of the adverse remarks about the norms of nursing classes in different states. It would also help nurses receive their proper remuneration as per Mr. George.

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The TNAI demanded the abolition of the general nursing course who only gave a diploma after the study of 3 years. In order for anyone to work as a nurse, the students should hold a B.Sc degree in Nursing. INC had already taken measures to stop the general nursing course. The final batch for the course will be accepted in 2020. The NEP's proposition to make B.Sc in Nursing as a single graduate for the nurse qualification was a nice move as per Mr. George.

The Indian system has not endorsed a freelance nurse while other nations have an NP (Nurse Practitioner) in the healthcare system. An NP is a nurse with the ability to write a prescription in the qualification provided. Such a nurse would be able to treat a patient in any crisis even in the absence of a senior specialized doctor. According to Mr. George, the suggestion was provided a thumbs-down in the state due to the accessibility of a large number of doctors.

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