Chandigarh,24.04.19-The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research will be holding 2nd convocation for National Institute of Nursing Education(NINE) on Thursday, 25th April 2019. Honorable Governor of Punjab and the Administrator of U.T., Chandigarh Sh.V.P. Singh Badnore will be the Chief Guest on this occasion. More than 400 candidates will be awarded degrees as well as silver and bronze medals to the outstanding candidates.

The Nursing Institute was established in 1964 as College of Nursing due to the foresight & concerted effort by Late Sh. Pratap Singh Kairon, the then Chief Minister and other distinguished medical educationists of Punjab State as a part of PGIMER & was academically affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh. Since then, College of Nursing had been contributing to the quality preparation of Clinical Nurses, Nurse Educators, Nurse Administrators & researchers to provide preventive, promotive, curative & rehabilitative services to the sick or well. During the 8th five year plan the college of nursing was upgraded to National Institute of Nursing Education in 2003 & new campus of NINE was inaugurated on 28th March, 2003 by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the then Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare. This has been the premier Institute in North India to meet the human resources needs with regard to nurses. NINE is W.H.O collaborating center for Nursing and Midwifery since 2007.

NINE was taken over by PGIMER in 2009 by the act of Parliament, & presently runs three courses in Nursing i.e. B.Sc. Nursing (4 years), B.Sc. Nursing Post Basic (for 2 years) and M.Sc. Nursing (2 years)in five Specialties i.e. Mental Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Child Health Nursing, Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing, and Medical Surgical Nursing (with super-Specialties in Cardio-vascular & Thoracic Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Nephrology nursing, and Neuroscience Nursing) as well as Ph.D. in Nursing with intake of 93, 62, 31 students respectively every year. Hence, 155 graduates and 31 post graduates in Nursing pass out each year. It reflects the vision of its pioneers who emphasized the need for developing self-sufficiency in manpower development for hospital in all nursing specialties & super specialty for India & abroad including training of nursing teachers, administrators & researchers to meet global requirement. Faculty of NINE has strived hard to achieve the objective to provide evidence based, cost effective, safe and comprehensive quality patient care through nursing students & engage in good quality research.

  • · Besides regular teaching activities Institute conducts short term courses, conferences, CNEs, Seminars workshops etc. for the nursing personnel/ teachers and students on important current topics/ latest developments to up-date their knowledge & skills.
  • Regular Health camps / melas/ exhibitions are also organized in the community to create health related awareness in the general public, on prevention & management of different current health problems.
  • National Service Scheme (NSS) camps carried out in the adopted village Sarangpur. NSS activities are carried out throughout the year with observance of special International days including Swachhta Abhiyan, Pulse Polio Campaign.
  • Research projects are taken up by M.Sc. students individually & B.Sc. students in groups as well as by faculty, funded by intra/extra mural grants from institute or ICMR DST, DBT. Nursing Faculty & students regularly present Scientific Research Papers at National & International conferences. Research papers are published in reputed National & International journals.
  • To break-up the monotony, extracurricular activities are carried out regularly throughout the year such as sports day and celebrations of important festivals as well as educational visits.
  • Clinical Nursing Procedure Manual has been published by faculty of NINE in 2016, which is in high demand.Faculty regularly contributes to Nursing literature by writing books &chapters in books.
  • Besides NINE teaching complex including class-room & labs, there is hostel campus which accommodates B.Sc. Nursing (4 Years) students only, but there is need of additional rooms to provide facility to the students of all other courses too.
  • · Fete & Sale is organized every year by the nursing students & faculty to generate funds for poor patients.

Recently, NINE is in the process of upgrading Hi tech skills labs & smart class rooms as per requirement of centre of excellence.