The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) started Proficiency certificate level (PCL) in nursing programme in 1999 AD (2056 BS). However, to provide vertical and horizontal access to PCL nursing graduates, with kind permission of Tribhuvan University (TU), Institute of Medicine (IOM), CTEVT started using the TU, IOM curriculum for PCL nursing. With the changing health needs as well as Nepal government’s health policy, CTEVT took action to respond to these needs; as result CTEVT has developed a curriculum for PCL nursing in 2013. PCL nursing is one of the prominent and popular disciplines within the Nursing profession. The nursing profession has been helping the world for the all–round development of health and it has also been creating salary base employment and self employment opportunities in public and private sectors. This curriculum is designed with the purpose of producing middle level technical nursing workforce equipped with knowledge and skills related to the field of nursing so as to meet the demand of such workforce in the country to contribute in the national economic development of Nepal. The knowledge and skills incorporated in this curriculum will be helpful to deliver the individual needs as well as national needs in the field of Nursing Profession.
Nepal Government has adopted a national policy for the attainment of “Health for All beyond the
Year 2000 A.D” through the use of the primary health care approach. As a result CTEVT got the
mandate to produce middle level trained workforce through CTEVT as well as CTEVT affiliated
During the process of curriculum development the Nepal Government has endorsed the concept of gerontology care, because the PCL nursing graduates are prominent service providers; the Department of Health has suggested incorporating this new emerging health issues in the curriculum. Likewise the psychiatric nursing theory and clinical hours has increased, similarly a new subject called Basic Science Applied to Nursing has been added that consists of Biochemistry (Microbiology, Parasitology & Virology) and Pharmacology. Some portions of oncology nursing is also has been added in the curriculum. The course is conducted both in theoretical and practical sessions.
This course is based on the job performance requirement of the Staff Nurse at different levels of
health care system of Nepal. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and attitude among graduates to perform nursing professional practice. In total three years; the first year course is focused on basic nursing care in hospital and in the community: foundational nursing practices; the second year course is focused on preventive, promotive as well as therapeutic nursing care of sick adult and elderly individual as well as mentally ill individual. Similarly, the third year course comprise of the pediatric, midwifery and gynecology as well as leadership and management
Eligibility: Secured at least SLC passed in 2nd division with English, Science, and Compulsory Mathematics or SLC passed in 3rd division plus Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) with 68.33% or grade C in C. Mathematics, C. English and C. Science in Secondary Education Examination (SEE) from recognized academic institution and an average GPA of at least 2. or as per provisions mentioned on CTEVT admission guidelines.
Entrance: A three hours entrance examination will be held for one comprehensive paper (50 marks each for English, Math and Science). The questions will be of multiple choices. Candidates must pass the entrance examination and the selection will be based on the merit list in the descending order.
The total duration of this curricular program is three years. The program is based on yearly system. Moreover, one year consist of around 45 academic weeks including evaluation period. Actual teaching learning hours will be not less than 40 weeks in each year.
The students must secure minimum of 40% marks in theory and 50% in practical (Lab). Moreover, the students must secure minimum of 40% marks in the internal assessment and 40% in the final yearly examination of each subject to pass all subjects except in practical (50%) offered in each year.
The overall achievement of each student will be measured by a final aggregate percentage of all final semester examinations and graded as follow: –
- Distinction : > or =80 %
- First division : 65 % to < 80 %
- Second division : 50 % to < 65 %
- Pass : 40 % to < 50 %
- Students who have passed all the components of all subjects of all three years are considered to have successfully completed the course.
- Students who have successfully completed the course will be awarded with a Proficiency Certificate Level in nursing certificate by CTEVT.
The graduates will be eligible for the position equivalent to Non-gazetted 1st class (technical) as Staff Nurse or as prescribed by the Public Service Commission of Nepal. The graduate will be eligible for registration/take examination with the related Council in the grade as provisioned in the related Council Act (if any).
The graduates are eligible to go for Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent Course as per university rule
The hostel of DJPS is fulfilled with modern accommodation facility with two bed occupancy with adequate bathrooms. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The hostel can accommodate 80 students at a time. For each room, room bed, reading table, chair and wall rack are provided.
The facilities include a common mess accommodating 50 students per shift, modern kitchen, recreation room, reading rooms and MI (Medical Infirmary) room in the hostel complex.
The security of the hostel is managed by security personnel.
There is residential warden in the hostel to look after the students for 24 hours. Hostel building is located far from highway in peace and quiet environment with following facilities:
- Separate room for warden
- Separate visiting room within hostel complex
- 24 hours electricity and water supply
- Adequate space for outdoor and indoor games
Library and services
Information resources and services provided by the DJPS library are to fulfill the needs of the faculty, Staff and Students. Library provides textbooks and reference books for the library members. Library also offers many services for the students, faculty and staffs like:
Library opening hours:-
- Sunday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
- Saturday and public holiday: as per need
DJPS library provides computers that support programming on this college. It also provides wireless internet access to all patrons.
The library provides a wide variety of study spaces and facilities within a spacious peace environment.
A well operated machine is available in the library
Library has fully internet facility.
- Fundamental Demonstration Lab
- Midwifery Demonstration Lab
- Community Demonstration Lab
- Basic Science Lab
- Separate big hall for seminars, conference
- Counseling room for students
- Adequate space within college boundary for extracurricular activities
- One week outdoor and indoor sports week in a one academic year
- DJPS annual ceremony
- Parents meeting twice in a year
- Information transmission between administration, staff, students and parents through face to face communication or through social media like e-mail.
Areas for Clinical Practice:
- Lumbini Zonal Hospital, Butwal
- Chautari Nepal Health Foundation, Manigram
- District Public Health Office, Bhairahawa
- Motipur Primary Health Care Centre, Motipur
- Semlar Health Post, Semlar
- Amuwa Health Post, Amuwa
Observation Visit (Community)
- Dairy Development Corporation, Ramnagar, Butwal
- Nepal Water Supply Corporation, Golpark, Butwal
- SOS Village , Bhairahawa
- Shree Shiddhababa Durga Vawani Shivakumari Saiju Briddhaaashram, Butwal
- United Nepal Foundation, Lumbini
This course is based on the job required to perform by the Staff Nurse at different levels in public and private sector’s health field in relation to nursing jobs in Nepal. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills focusing on nursing related occupation. In total of three years; the first year course is offered focusing on basic nursing care in hospital and in the community, provides foundational nursing practices; the second year course is focuses on preventive, primitive as well as therapeutic nursing care of sick. Similarly, the third year the course comprise of the obstetrics and gynecology as well as leadership and management.
NURSING is a Bio-Psycho-Social science which focuses on the person/family/community attempting to restore or maintain balance and adapt to stress in the environment. The nurse practitioner is involved in an interpersonal relationship which utilizes the Nursing Process in order to meet the person’s basic needs and achieve and maintain a stable state of equilibrium.
In this curriculum each subject has its code; full marks; and credit hours divided into lecture hours, tutorial hours, and practical hours.