PCL Nursing - CTEVT

This PCL Nursing course aims to prepare the first level of professional nursing manpower who could provide nursing care either at community or institutional level with their professional skills and attitude learnt in class. Besides they can take the leadership role in managing client care in the hospital as well as in the community settings.

According to CTEVT, It has given affiliation to 109 Nursing colleges to run Proficiency Certificate in Nursing (Staff Nurse) program with a total enrollment capacity of 4340.

Objectives of the program
The general purpose of the basic nursing educational program is to prepare a competent and self reliant nurse who will be able to care for individuals, groups and communities according to the principles of primary health care.

Upon completion of the program the graduate will:

  1. Utilize a sound knowledge base in giving care to well and sick individuals, families and communities.
  2. Perform preventive and therapeutic measures directed toward promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.
  3. Utilize communication skills effectively with individuals and groups in a variety of settings.
  4. Utilize the nursing process in providing
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Admission criteria

A three hours entrance examination will be held for one comprehensive paper (50 marks each for English, Math and Science). The questions will be of multiple choices. Candidates must pass the entrance examination and the selection will be based on the merit list in the descending order.

Salient features

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Admission criteria
Secured at least grade C in C. Mathematics, C. English and C.Science in School leaving Certificate (SLC) examination from recognized academic institution and an average GPA of at least 2.

Job prospectus

Staff Nurse is still the most demanding job in Nepal. Though the initial paying scale in Nepal hovers around NPR: 15,000 to 25,000 per month, most PCL passed students get the job after internship period completed. Nursing study is in demands in Nepal also because it makes easy to go to Australia via PR, Canada PR and also in USA. Many Nepalese who are currently living in USA, Canada or Australia prefer to marry a Nurse.

Curricular structure

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