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Punjab launching Degree Programme in Nursing

Lahore, April 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Najam Ahmad Shah has said that Punjab Government is taking revolutionary steps for the up-gradation of Nursing field and provision of higher education opportunities to the nurses. For this purpose, B.Sc. (Nursing) Degree Programme is being introduced in Punjab. He further said that 45 Nursing Schools of the province would be converted into degree colleges.

He stated this while presiding over a meeting to review the arrangements for the up-gradation of nursing schools to the Degree colleges. Besides, Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University, (KEMU) Prof. Faisal Masood, Pro-Vice Chancellor University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore, Dr. Junaid Sarfraz Khan, Consultant TRF Dr. Ehsan Tareen, DG Nursing Nusrat Saeeda, Addl. Secretary Development Zaheer Abbas Malik, Addl. Secretary (Tech) Dr. Salman Shahid, Deputy Secretary Medical Education Dr. Nasir Shakir, Chief Planning Officer Abdul Haq Bhatti and Dr. Zahida Sarwar, Addl. Director PSPU attended the meeting. It was decided that in first phase 16 Nursing Schools would be converted into Degree Colleges however, the target of converting Nursing Schools into Degree Colleges would be achieved within the stipulated period.

Najam Ahmad Shah directed that KEMU and UHS should immediately create 50 seats each for M.Sc. Nursing classes to produce Nursing Teachers at local level. He directed that faculty of both the universities also be expanded for this purpose and the services of highly qualified Nursing Teachers from Sri Lanka and Philippine should be hired. For this purpose, advertisements in international newspapers also be got published. Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education directed to take all necessary steps in this regard, without any delay.

For more information, contact:
Rafiullah Usman
Directorate General Public Relations
Government of the Punjab
Tel: +92-42-9201390-86
Website: www.punjab.gov.pk

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