16 Nursing Schools to become Colleges’

Lahore:10 April:Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmad Shah has said the Punjab government is taking revolutionary steps for upgradation of the nursing field and the provision of higher education opportunities to nurses.

For the purpose, the BSc (Nursing) degree programme is being introduced in Punjab and 45 nursing schools of the province would be converted into degree colleges. He stated this while presiding over a meeting to review arrangements for the up-gradation of nursing schools to degree colleges, according to a hand out issued here on Saturday. 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 the schools to degree colleges would be achieved within the stipulated period. Najam Ahmad Shah said that KEMU and UHS should immediately create 50 seats each for M.Sc Nursing classes to produce nursing teachers at local level.The news.

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