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A NEW CMC MILESTONE: Chittoor Campus Granted Provisional Affiliation for the College of Nursing

On November 21, 2019, CMC was granted a provisional affiliation for the College of Nursing located on the Chittoor campus to start a Bachelor of Science degree program during the 2019-2020 academic year with an in take of 50 students.

The program, affiliated with NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, includes a four-year course as well as a one-year training program as junior staff nurse.

The BSc Nursing Program is designed to enable students to get a wider understanding of nursing, based on scientific principles and clinical experience. The course includes basic sciences and a foundation in nursing, inclusive of bioethics, psychology, English and computer applications during the first year of study. The second year focuses mainly on general medical surgical nursing and an orientation to community health nursing. Subjects like sociology, genetics, pharmacology, pathology, communication and education technology are also covered in this year.

The third-year deals with specialties in medical surgical nursing, child health nursing, mental health/psychiatric nursing and nursing research. The first half of fourth year is spent in obstetrics and gynecology nursing, community health nursing and management of nursing services & education. The second half of the fourth year is a rotating internship in all the areas of nursing.

This achievement represents yet another very exciting milestone in CMC’s extraordinary history.

Dedication of the College of Nursing
Facility, Chittoor Campus was held
in February 2020

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