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Over the years, it was observed that, while the scale of health care services had expanded in the urban areas, development and access to qualified medical assistance in the rural areas was and is still scarce. Medical educational institutions, medical facilities and expertise in the rural areas was and still remains relatively low.
 
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Thus, The WIT Nursing School was established in the year 1983 on the Kamila Tyabji WIT campus to equip girls with certified educational qualifications and to meet the need of trained medical nurses.
 
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The Nursing School is an educational institute with strength. It adds value to the communities they live in and gives our students access to an exceptional pool of knowledge, experience and qualification. Here, as with other WIT courses, the education and training is imparted free.
 
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The WIT Nursing School has to its credit a qualifying rate of 100% of which more than 95% are currently employed. At WIT, we are committed to improving the quality of education as well as the quality of patient care and medical services in India.
 
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  Affiliations  
 
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  The Course offered is:  
  -  recognised by The Maharashtra Nursing Council.  
  - affiliated to the Indian Nursing Council.  
  - affiliated to Therna hospital and the Thane Municipal Hospital for all practical training.  
  Talks are under way for a tie up with other specialty hospitals for the same.  
  All students are enrolled with the Student Nurses Association (SNA), a branch of the Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI).  
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  The Courses  
 
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Certification:  Multi Purpose Health Worker
Duration:  18 months
Intakes:  Twice a year
Fee:  Education is FREE
Medium of Instruction:  Hindi and Marathi
No. of students per batch:  10 students
 
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  Criteria of Admission  
 
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Minimum Qualification:  10th Standard
Age:  17 to 35 years
Caste:  Nil
 
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  The Nursing School Campus  
 
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The Faculty: 
The Nursing School is headed by a Nursing Officer with a teaching staff of two nursing tutors, one sanitary inspector, one public health nurse and two doctors who are honorary lecturers.
Facility: 
The WIT Nursing School has 3 well equipped class rooms, a demonstration room, library and a meeting hall.
Hostel: 
The course offered is residential. Both dormitory and sharing a room facilities are provided to the students.
 
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  Subjects covered during the course  
 
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Anatomy & Physiology Microbiology
Psychology Sociology
Nutrition First Aid & Emergency Nursing
Fundamentals of nursing with procedure Child Health
Maternal Health Community Health Nursing
Pharmacology Midwifery
Family Planning And Family Welfare Communicable Diseases
Mental Health And Diseases Communication Skills
Health Education Nutrition Education
Vital Statistics Medical And Surgical Nursing
Environmental Sanitation  
 
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  Practical Experience  
 
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Students are required to undergo both urban as well as rural community training. They are trained clinically in different hospitals within the range of 6 - 40 km.
 
 
Rural Community: 
8 weeks
Urban Community:  4 weeks
Midwifery:  8 weeks
General:  2 months
 
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  Students also actively participate in the following programmes:  
 
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Leprosy control programme Malaria control programme
Immunization programmes School health programme
Home visits Assisting in camp Eye, Diagnostic, Leprosy control and Family planning.
 
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  Other Activities  
 
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Educational tours as per the curriculum. Participation in AIDS awareness, care and support camps.
 
 
Free education programmes on HIV/ AIDS have been introduced in the community by the WIT Nursing faculty members and the students.

The first of these sessions took place recently in the 'Kamatipura,' the red light area in Mumbai. The methodology used here to impart awareness was a 'skit'. The students enacted a real life situation on how AIDS was contracted and the care and support that is available. Doctors well versed in AIDS then gave a talk using audio visual material and this was followed by an open session. The programme was much appreciated by the community.
 
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  Our Future Plans  
 
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-   Create a centre of excellence which will enrich the education and employment process for the girls by introducing a wider spectrum of programmes for the faculty as well as the students.
 
 
-   Offer regular workshops for the faculty on the relevant subjects, methodology of teaching and training programmes.
 
 
-  Introduce additional short term as well as long term courses for the students to meet the demands of both local and global needs.
 
 
-  Network with other Medical Institutes and professionals for further growth.
 
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