1. Is KDA Nursing College is recognized by competent authority?
KDA Nursing College is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences,
Nashik and recognized by the Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi as well as the
Maharashtra state Nursing Council with due permission from the Government of
Maharashtra regarding its purpose of providing and promoting nursing education.
2. What are the courses offered by KDA Nursing College?
At present KDA Nursing College offers two nursing courses. One is Basic B.Sc
Nursing and the other is Post Basic B.Sc Nursing.
On successful completion of B.Sc nursing course our students receive the nursing degree from Maharashtra University of Health Science, Maharashtra. Degree is awarded by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.
In future, however, the Institute has plans to offer a number of courses related to health care area.
3. How do I contact KDA Nursing College?
If you want to communicate to the College authorities then use the following
telephone numbers given here. Telephone Numbers
– 022-30970743 / 022-30970744
your queries at kdahnursingcollege @relianceada.com
4. What is the admission criteria for B.Sc Nursing at KDA Nursing College?
Basic B Sc( N) Admission criteria:
Selection of the candidates will be based on the merit of the common entrance examination held by either the Director of Medical Education and Research, Government of Maharashtra, the competent authority or by AMUPMDC (Association of Management of Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges) , Maharashtra. For details visit the official websites of MUHS , DMER and AMUPMDC
Post Basic B Sc (N) Admission Criteria:
Selection of female candidates will on the basis of merit with regards to marks obtained at the General nursing and Midwifery examination.
5. Why to choose KDA Nursing College when many nursing colleges are available in the town?
In this college you will get a chance to meet and interact with high profile people from different walks of life. This will help you to broaden your outlook, improve your communication skills and increase your confidence. All these traits will be of great help to you in your nursing profession. Your home town may not give you this environment or these advantages.
6. Do you analyze the performance of students? Do you help weaker students?
Yes. At KDA Nursing College we understand that some students are sharp but others can be made sharp. This belief has leaded us to develop our mentoring system at the College. Our students are permitted to meet their teacher to discuss their doubts. Performance feedback to our students is given periodically and in most encouraging manner. The results are visible, students are enjoying their lectures, class attendance is at peak and overall performances of the batch have improved.
7. I have not succeeded in medical entrance tests. Can I opt for nursing?
Perhaps the next best alternative to opt for is nursing. Though both fields are different they have some similarity and your background in biology and chemistry subjects will be of immense help to you. If you consider other facts you will see that nursing has some advantages loaded in its favour. It takes only four years to complete a degree course in nursing. Compare this time duration with the duration to do a specialized course in medicine which is at least twice as much. Secondly to complete this course it does not cost you as much as the medicine course. By joining a course in nursing therefore, you can pursue a worthwhile career and start earning as early as when you are only 21 years old. You save time and money and enjoy a good career by opting for nursing.
8. What does a nurse do? Is the job profile really good?
To give you an over view nurses work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; assist physicians during treatments and examinations; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation. Nurses also develop and manage nursing care plans; instruct patients and their families in proper care; and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health.
As you know now nursing is a very diverse job. Not all nurses do all these works mentioned above at a time. Job profile varies according to the place of work. Also job profile changes with seniority. Senior nurses are assigned jobs that demand more administrative or managerial skills like recommending nurses for promotions or evaluating success of a new training program. A junior nurse is usually assigned with direct patient care.
If you have not understood how a work setting (place) does affect the nature of job here is an example. Nurses at hospitals (place of work) provide bedside nursing care to patients like recording symptoms, reactions and progress in treatments and help patient to recover from illness. Public health nurses work in government and private agencies, schools, retirement communities (noticed change of work place?). They work with community leaders, teachers, parents and physicians and instruct individuals, families and communities in health education, disease prevention, nutrition and child care. Instead of administering care to the individual, their mission is to enhance the overall health of the community at large. Here nurses play a role more of an educator or “a change harbinger” than a nurse as a care giver.
9. What characteristics a nurse should have?
A nurse needs discipline, patience, responsibility, punctuality, commitment and dedication to succeed in the profession. The job requires a lot of hard work, stamina, alertness of mind, adaptability to follow difficult time schedules, ability to think in crisis, good team spirit etc. Apart from possessing these qualities, the persons willing to take up this as profession, should be calm, pleasant, compassionate, understanding and should have the instinct to help and serve the needy people without getting sentimentally attached.
10. What are the career opportunities for me in nursing?
Do you know that more than 60% of vacancies advertised in health care sector are for nursing? By any count this is a large percentage and indicates the number of opportunities available for nurses. As per World Health Organization norms there is a shortage of 2.8 million qualified nurses in India. (TOI, March 17, 2008) There is a huge gap between number of nurses that educational sectors can produce and what health care sector demands.
Not only numbers of opportunities are high, the pay and growth opportunities are also good. Several factors decide the pay structure- qualification, specialization, experience and the place of work. A graduate nurse with right attitude and aptitude can start with a salary package.There is rise in salary package at par and as per the recommendation of 6th pay commission for the nurses. Trained Nurses’ Association of India, a group protecting the interest of registered nurses, is lobbying with the Government to provide a salary structure to nurses at par with some other government officials. With this happening you can expect further hike in salary.
Shortage of qualified nurses has lead to competition among the employing institutions to attract them. As a result nurses are not only getting better pay packets. Employers are ensuring better working condition and opportunity for on job advanced training to retain and attract them. These facts have made nursing profession more attractive.
A compassionate, willing to learn and hard working person is best suited for this kind of job and if you have these traits then you will enjoy and progress in this profession.
Specially designed two weeks advanced nursing training at Singapore at the end of the 4th year of Basic BSc Nursing
11. Is it true that nursing candidates are in heavy demand abroad? Can I go abroad after completing B.Sc(N) or Post Basic B.Sc (N) with KDA Nursing College?
It is true that nurses from India are in demand abroad, especially in the US, the UK, Canada and other European countries. With shortage of nurses in these countries becoming acute over time this demand is likely to increase further. Depending upon qualification and work experience the salary for registered nurses ranges between US$ 46,000- US$57,000 per annum. The best part is that nurses from India are eligible for Green Card and enjoy same perks as their counterparts.
Nurses are willing to migrate to these countries because of the money, the quality of life and for the training opportunities to stay ahead in their profession. Health care industry of these countries prefer Indian nurses over others for their English speaking ability, skills and dedication to work and adaptability to new environment. It is a win-win situation for both.
First you need to be a registered nurse in India before you can go abroad. You also need to pass other examinations like CGFNS, NCLEX-RN and IELTS. There are several institutes who exclusively recruit nurses for US hospitals. They assist and provide complete details to nurses interested in migrating to US/abroad.
12. Why should I select KDA Nursing College for my study? Or How is KDA
Nursing College different from (better than) several others?
Every student wants to join the best institute in the field. But very few institutes make conscious efforts to emerge as students’ “preferred choice”. You will find KDA Nursing College is an exception to this. It works constantly to provide the best services to its students so that they are proud of their alma mater while leading a successful professional career. As a student of this Institute you can talk of following advantages which your friends can only envy. Consider the few points mentioned below:
a. Students of this institute have a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in KDA’s very own multi specialty hospitals at Mumbai. Not all nursing institutes can
provide you such facilities.
b. KDA hospital needs hundreds of well trained nurses and they are looking at KDA Nursing College as a reliable source to recruit from. Today you are a nursing student
in this institute, tomorrow you can be a successful nurse at this world class hospital.
c. The Institute is professionally managed. Professionals from different fields like hospitals, academics and management are contributing their expertise to benefit students.
d. The Institute has invested in creating excellent physical facilities like class rooms, library, laboratories, hostels for girls, transportation and keeps on investing to improve them further.
e. The Institute encourages presentation by students, seminar participation, and soft skills training so that students are not only technically qualified but also trained to accept leadership positions in health care industry.