Nurses are the ones who consciously and systematically implement instructions and disciplined healthcare into the field of medicine, as prime health-attendants. The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, the sick or well, in performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery. And thus, the field of Nursing Education is critical, as it imparts education and learning to those, who are willingly taking up a profession, which requires them to be selfless and sacrificing by nature. Thus, the nursing profession demands an education industry which caters to the demands of society, and, at the same time builds the futures of nursing professionals of tomorrow.
Considering the current scenario, and, seeing even the most developed of countries struggle, the need of the hour from the so-called ‘Pharmacy of the World’ – India, are skilled nursing experts, who can cater to the needs and demands. Nursing professionals who are upskilled and re-skilled pertaining to the current requirements. And also, bridge the gap between the developed and developing worlds, and thereby, facilitating a 2-way flow of required information, products, and expertise.
As of today, the definition of nursing has changed, compared to what it was 2 decades ago. There is a clear mismatch between the skill and the job requirements. With the COVID crisis knocking on our doorsteps, it has become necessary that the nursing professionals of tomorrow need to be upskilled to the max of their capabilities, and in turn, convert themselves from students into trained and employable individuals. A nursing professional of today has double the responsibilities pertaining to the existing situations, and the regular brushing up of skills and training has become important.
And lastly, with changes occurring in the demand for highly stable nursing professionals, the nursing professionals of tomorrow must try themselves to enhance their skills and efficiency to stay relevant and for better practice. In the same way, changes are required in the way nursing education is conducted, research is carried out, guidelines for the industry are framed out and also in the process of the drug distribution system. Considering all these factors, an improved policy for the nursing profession and practice is needed for the entire country to manage the post-COVID period.
Therefore, nursing colleges and institutes are playing a significant role in training, honing and preparing trained nurses and attendants, towards a better tomorrow, inculcating the required skills and capabilities required. Adding to this, nursing colleges also possess the full power to work for a better and inclusive society, where nurses act as the gateway to a better health system, better drug control and better distribution, all working together for a better and a safer tomorrow.
We hope that this issue helps budding nursing enthusiasts pick the right nursing college/institution in your goal towards becoming successful professionals, helping the world, one step at a time. Furthermore, we wish nothing but success to all the parents, faculty members, and budding nursing professionals in every decision of your lives.
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