RGUHS VC warns nursing colleges against 'bond' system

RGUHS VC warns nursing colleges against 'bond' system

He was delivering the key-note address at the inaugural function of the silver jubilee celebration of Dr M V Shetty College of Nursing at St Sebastian Platinum Jubilee Auditorium in Bendur on Friday. The Vice-Chancellor said that he has received few complaints from the students and also such instances were reported in the media.

“Despite the Nursing Council’s guidelines issued to stop the bond system in the nursing colleges, several nursing colleges have continued to forcefully keep the students for work after their studies. Show-cause notice has been issued to such colleges based on the complaints received and if the colleges fail to abide by the rules, then the University will not mind cancelling the affiliation of such colleges,” he warned. He added that though some of the colleges are imparting quality education, several colleges have involved in harassing the students and are also working under poor infrastructure facilities, thus showing the nursing field in dark shade.

The VC also said that the University would take up the accreditation process of the nursing colleges in another one year. The University has already started the accreditation process of medical and dental colleges in the State based on the NAAC standards and the same process will be taken up in nursing colleges in one year, he informed.

Inaugurating the national conference which was organised on the same day, Karnataka State Nursing Council Registrar B N Muninarayanappa said that the apex body of the nursing education has introduced renewal of registration of the nurses across the State once in every five years. “Renewing the registration would allow the Nursing Council to have the particulars of all nurses working in various hospitals,” he said. The nurses are allowed to register online.

He also maintained that there is a necessity to stern the evaluation process of nurses owing to several complaints received with regard to the quality of nurses who pass out from the colleges. “Only the deserving candidates who have practical knowledge of nursing should be allowed to work,” he said.

Dr M V Shetty Memorial Trust Secretary Dr M Ramgopal Shetty presided over the function.

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