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PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL NURSING SCHOOL DURTLANG, AIZAWL : MIZORAM ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS 1. Dr. Lalremthanga MBBS, MD. (Gen. Med.) 2. Dr.

Vanlalruata MBBS, Opthalmologist 3. Mrs. Ramfangzauvi RN RM., B.Sc. (N). 4. Mrs. C. Lalrintluangi B.Sc. (N), RN RM., M.Sc. (N) 5. Mr. Lalchhungliana B.Com., P.G., DHA Director Medical Superintendent. Nursing Superintendent. Principal. Manager.

LIST OF TEACHING STAFF 1. R. Lalchhanhimi 2. C. Thankhumi 3. F. Biakzauvi 4. Lalrawnliani 5. R.C. Lalrengpuii 6. R. Lalmuanpuii 7. Vanlallawmtlingi 8. Sanglianzami 9. Rebecca Lalmawizuali 10. Mary Lalhlimpuii 11. Lalmuanpuii Vice Principal B.Sc. (N), M Sc (N) RN RM. Tutor Dip.in C.H.& F.P., RN RM. Tutor B.Sc.(N),RNRM,M.Sc.(N) Tutor B.Sc(N),RNRM (On study leave) B.Sc(N),RNRM (On study leave) B.Sc(N),RNRM (On study leave) B.Sc. (N), RN RM. Tutor B.Sc. (N), RN RM. Tutor B.Sc. (N), RN RM. Tutor B.Sc. (N), RN RM. Tutor B.Sc.(N), RN RM, M.Sc.(N) -

HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL NURSING SCHOOL The Presbyterian Hospital (initially the Welsh Mission Hospital, subsequently the Presbyterian Church Synod Hospital and finally the Presbyterian Hospital) was established in the year 1928 by the Welsh Mission in Mizoram. The place where it was located then, and where it is now today is a beautiful hillock called DERHKEN TLANG. This area was gifted to the Welsh Missionaries by the then Chief of the Durtlang village Pu M. Suaka Chawngthu, who had established this village as a place of refuge for the early Christians who suffered persecution at various places in Mizoram. The Reverend Mendus and Reverend Sandy accompanied by his wife, along with the Village Chief, and certain Church elders formally dedicated the land for the Mission Headquarters.

The first Welsh Missionaries to live and work in Mizoram was Rev. D. E. Jones, who, though himself not a medical man, had nevertheless to attend to the sick and the needy, besides preaching the Gospel. He deeply felt the need for a doctor and when he returned from a furlough in 1908, he brought with him Dr. Peter Fraser and his wife all the way from Wales, to start the healing Ministry in Mizoram. Dr. Fraser opened a clinic and a dispensary in Mission Veng, Aizawl and continued in this ministry till 1912 and with his departure the medical work was suspended for a time, and the dispensary closed. In the year 1924, Mr. D. |hianga, a Compounder, at the request of Rev. Sandy and Rev. Chhuahkhama, opened a new dispensary at Durtlang, a place which a year earlier was dedicated for the Mission Work. A year later, in 1925, Rev. Sandy who has started a Theological School in Aizawl, shifted the school to Durtlang, near the dispensary. Unfortunately, he died one year later, on the 6 th November, 1926, whereupon the Theological school was shifted back to Aizawl leaving the dispensary at Durtlang. On the 22 nd of February, 1928 Dr. John Williams, LMP arrived at Durtlang. He was the first Missionary doctor and was affectionately called Pu Dâka by the people. Dr. John Williams along with Mr. D. |hianga, Pharmacist and Mrs. Tlâwmkungi, Staff Nurse, converted the old Theological school building to a hospital and admitted the first patient on the 6 th of March, 1928, thus the hospital at Durtlang came into being and was called The Welsh Mission Hospital. The training programme for nurses was started right from the establishment of the hospital and the first ever Nursing student, a 16 year old girl named Khuangi was admitted in that year. The first missionary nurse to work at Durtlang was Miss Winifred Margaret, who arrived on the 7 th of January, 1929. She served for 7 years and during that period, she did much pioneering work in establishing the Nursing school and the nursing services in the hospital. The next missionary nurse was Miss Eirlys Williams (Pi Sangi) who arrived in 1932 and spent nearly 7 years, teaching in the school and working in the wards. Miss Gladys M. Evans (Pi Hruaii) arrived on the 11 th of March, 1936 and her main concern was in Community and Public Health, and spent much of her time visiting the interior villages. Soon after the arrival of Miss Evans, a new hospital constructed by Rev. Lewis Evans was occupied and the bed strength increased from 14 in the old theological to 40 in the new hospital. Dr. (Miss) Gwyneth Parul Roberts B.Sc., MBBS (affectionately known as Pi Puii) arrived in December, 1938, and among other things, one of her first concern was the improvement of Nursing Education, and accordingly took step towards achieving these goals. Under her guidance, the nurse training programme started by the early missionaries was further upgraded and was recognized by the Indian Nursing Council in the year 1944, to follow a programme of studies as laid down by the said Council. It thus became one of the first Nursing School in North-East, and first of its kind in Mizoram, and remained the only nursing school in Mizoram for many years. In the years that followed two missionary nurses Miss Anne Dorothy Harries and Sister Imogene P. Roberts came and work in the hospital and contributed towards improving the school. The last missionary nurse was Miss May Bounds, who arrived in 1954 and left in 1968. She was a very dedicated Christian whose life was full of love and compassion. She did much to improve the quality and raised the standard of nursing in the wards. The school improved and made good progress under her guidance and many of the students were able to obtain very good marks in their examinations. She spent fifteen years at Durtlang and was the last Missionary to leave.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE HOSPITAL & SCHOOL The Presbyterian Hospital Nursing School is an educational institution run by the Presbyterian Church of Mizoram, whose primary aim is to educate and train young men and women to become good Christian nurses and to equip them in the spirit of Jesus Christ for service in the relief of suffering, prevention of diseases and promotion of health. This implies not merely training in professional skills, but also in building good character and having right Christian attitudes. The students and staff are expected to maintain the highest degree of moral standards in their profession and private lives. Since its inception, as a Hospital and as a School, the missionaries who served here had maintained a spirit of cooperation and mutual understanding between all the Doctors and Nurses in particular, where each one acknowledged the contribution made by the other towards attaining their goal which is to bring about alleviation of pain and suffering in a true Christian spirit, and this spirit which is a distinct feature of this institution is being maintained till today. The Governing Board of the School believes that the professional nurse is in a position to render unique contributions towards care and rehabilitat ion of t he individual, the family and the community, both in health and diseases. It also believes that nursing education is a process of growth directed towards the development of the student as a person and as a prospective member of the nursing profession, who will uphold the dignity of the nursing profession and strive to establish professional autonomy in nursing education and practice. Nursing education is a combination of theory and practice applied in a realistic environment with faculty guidance. It prepares nurses to be capable of delivering quality nursing care with a holistic approach regardless of social status, caste, race, language or religion. To care for the sick and the suffering with love and compassion, as commanded by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and to manifest the love of God for mankind through the care of the whole person in his/her physical, mental and spiritual need is in essence the basis on which the Nursing Service of this institution rests. GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Location : The Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing is situated at a hill - top in Durtlang, at the outskirts of Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, and by the side of Aizawl - Silchar highway. The school has produced more than 700 nursing graduates both GNM & ANM. It now takes only GNM students in compliance with the rules laid down by the Mizoram Nursing Council. The annual student intake is 30 (thirty) and the minimum pre requisite educational qualification is Pre-University or its equivalent i.e. Class XII of any recognized Board or Council. Soon after admission the students are introduced to the theory and art of Nursing. The work of a nurse is demanding and carries heavy responsibilities for the welfare of the patients entrusted to his/her care. 2. Description of Programme : A three and half (3½) years General Nursing and Midwifery course is offered. This course is recognized by the Indian Nursing Council/Mizoram Nursing Council. The session is usually started in October every year, and a group of at least 30 students are admitted to this course annually. Selected candidates after admission enter Preliminary Training Course for a period of 12 weeks following which a set of test is held. A student must secure at least 50% marks in each subject to enable him/her continue with his/

her training. Failure to secure pass marks (50%) in all subjects would disqualify him/her for further training, and he/she will have to discontinue the programme. Also, if, within this period, any student found lacking in application to studies, or of undesirable moral conduct or of being weak constitutionally and unfit to continue for health reasons, will have to discontinue the programme. Any student may, at this point, decide to leave the training, if he/she decides that he/she is not fit physically or mentally to undergo this course. After the Preliminary Training Course any one leaving, unless specifically granted by the Hospital Board, will have to pay to the Hospital Board all the expenses incurred during his/her stay. After passing the Preliminary Training Course the student will then embark on the three and half (3½) years General Nursing and Midwifery Course. STUDENTS FEES Selected candidates will be required to pay ` 3,000/- on admission, these includes :Uniform : ` 2,200/Transportation : ` 500/Stationery : ` 300/Total : ` 3,000/Monthly Fee ` 3,000/- should be paid on or before the 15th of every month. Monthly Fee includes :Tuition Fee : ` 1,000/Mess & Accomodation : ` 1,500/Laboratory Fee : ` 500/(Nursing Arts, C.H., Nutrition, Clinical lab. etc.) Admission Fee for 2nd Year and 3rd Year is ` 1,000/- annually. All students are expected to clear this fee in the beginning of each new academic session. Economically Disadvantaged Group Candidates will be required to pay ` 3,000/- on admission to 1 st Year and ` 1,000/- each in 2 nd & 3 rd Year. Monthly fee will be exempted. A. Health Fund of ` 500/- per annum should be given on admission. Students hospitalised will have to pay 50% of the Hospital Bill on their own, inclusive of EDG candidates. Registration charges and Nursing Council Examination fees will be collected at the time of examination every year. N.B. : The fees and other charges are subjected to change as approved by the Presbyterian Hospital Board from time to time. B. Sponsorship : All the selected candidates are sponsored by the Presbyterian Hospital Board for their course; as a result of which they are required to pay only one third of the total expenditures incurred during the course of their studies. If a candidate is sponsored by any other Church denomination or organisation, they will be required to pay the full amount of fees.

Economically Disadvantaged Group : The Economically Disadvantaged Group will include all those whose total family (both parents and other earning members of the family) income does not exceed ` 1,00,000/- per annum. A committee will assess and decide the Economically Disadvantaged status of each candidate and the decision of this committee shall be final (attested by necessary certificates such as salary certificate7 from employer if employed or Income Certificate attested by Gazetted Officer). If after a candidate has been selected, it is found that the income certificates are false, this will entail disciplinary action to be taken against the candidate which may include expulsion from the school. Out of 30 seats, 5 seats will be reserved for EDG. If these 5 seats are not filled up by EDG, vacant seats will be allotted to General Candidates. EDG are exempted from paying monthly fees. They will have 1 year Bond after completion of 6 months Covenant period. They will be given Renumeration at par with general candidates (during the Bond period). D. a) b) c) d) e) Council Fees : State Registration Council Examination fees are as follows:Fees for theory examination per paper ........ Rs. 100/Practical Examination ................................ Rs. 50/Admit card per examination...................... Rs. 10/Mark sheet ................................................. Rs. 25/Center fee .................................................. Rs. 50/TOTAL ....................................................... Rs. 235/-

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N.B. : The fees may change from time to time as decided by the Mizoram Nursing Council.

SUBJECT AND EXAMINATION The theoretical and practical training given in the School of Nursing and the Hospital is in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Indian Nursing Council. The State Council holds exams at the end of the First, Second and Third years, Internal selection exams being held prior to the State Council Examinations. Supplementary examinations for unsuccessful candidates are also conducted in accordance with the provisions laid down by the Indian Nursing Council. For Interns, Nursing School will conduct Internal Examination during the 6th month of the Internship period and the result will be sent to Mizoram Nursing Council.

CONTENT OF THE COURSE The Course in General Nursing and Midwifery shall be of three and half years duration - Two years Theory and Practical in General Nursing and one year Community Health Nursing and Midwifery. The Indian Nursing Council recognized this Course. It starts in September every year.

There should be a Preliminary period of 12 weeks. During this time, he/she will attend the wards for observation and supervised practice. An examination to assess the student's ability to continue the course should be held in the 11 th or 12 th week. Successful Candidate only will be allowed to continue the course. The detail programme and the content of the course are given below :A. I. THEORY Subject Biosciences 1. Anatomy & Physiology. ................................. 90 2. Microbiology. ................................................. 30 Total ............................................................ 120 Behavioural Science 1. Psychology. .................................................... 40 2. Sociology ....................................................... 20 Total .............................................................. 60 Fundamentals of Nursing 1. Fundamental of Nursing .............................. 175 2. First Aid ......................................................... 20 3. Personal Hygiene ........................................... 20 Total ............................................................ 215 Community Health Nursing 1. Community Health Nursing............................80 2. Environment Hygiene ..................................... 20 3. Health Education & Communication skills ........ 20 4. Nutrition ......................................................... 30 Total ............................................................ 150 English ...................................................................30 Grand Total (Hours) .......................................... 575 2nd YEAR GNM Subjects Hours I. Medical Surgical Nursing-I ......................... 140 II. Medical Surgical Nursing-II ........................ 120 III. Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing ...........70 IV. Computer Education ...................................... 30 TOTAL ........................................................ 360 3rd YEAR GNM Subjects Hours I. Midwifery & Gynaecology .......................... 120 II. Community Health Nursing.......................... 100 III. Paediatric Nursing..........................................70 TOTAL ........................................................ 290 1st YEAR GNM Hours

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INTERNSHIP Subjects Hours I. Educational Methods & Media for teaching in practice of Nursing ..................... 45 II. Introduction to Research ............................... 40 III. Professional trends and adjustment ...............40 IV. Administration and Ward Management ......... 45 V. Health Economics .......................................... 20 GRAND TOTAL (Hours) ......................... 190 CLINICAL FIELD EXPERIENCE 1st Year 900 hours. nd 2 Year 1,116 hours. 3rd Year 1,260 hours. Internship 924 hours.

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FULFILMENT OF ACADEMIC AND PRACTICAL REQUIREMENTS All students are expected to fulfil the Academic and Practical requirements as laid down by the Indian Nursing Council, failure to do so would bar the students from appearing in the qualifying examinations. D. VACATION : An annual vacation of 30 days is planned by the School of Nursing. Students are not allowed to extend leave on any ground. 15 days Sick Leave per year are granted, excess days in each year must be made up. All make-up days will be completed every year before proceeding on annual leave. APPLICATION PROCEDURE The completed application forms should reach Principal, Nursing School, Presbyterian Hospital, Durtlang, Mizoram as notified. Late application will be rejected. a) b) Application forms and Prospectus may be obtained from the Principal, School of Nursing on payment. The information given in the application form should be correct. False information would be a disqualification. Any false information furnished that comes to the notice of the authority any time during the course may lead to expulsion of the student. Copies of the Certificates attested by a Gazetted Officer should be enclosed. Once submitted the copies of the Certificate will not be returned. Certificate in language other than English/Mizo are to be translated into English and attested by the Head/Principal of the school/college attended. Candidate should enclose his/her :1) H.S.L.C. Mark sheet and Certificate. 2) 10+2 Mark sheet and Certificate. 3) Church Membership Certificate. 4) *Income Certificate attested by Gazetted Officer (*for Economically Disadvantaged Group).

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After a Preliminary Selection based on the Marks of the qualifying examination, a limited number of applicants will be called for an interview. Being called for the interview does not mean acceptance.

N.B. : The above Certificates in Original must be produced when an interview is conducted. If not the candidates will not be permitted to attend the interview. The written test will be in English. ELIGIBILITY 1. 2. 3. 4. Class 10+2 passed or its equivalent with aggregate of 45% marks, preferably with Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) subjects. Both male and female unmarried candidates are eligible. Age at the time of entrance shall be 17 - 35 years. Candidates should be medically fit. (Thorough Medical check-up will be conducted after final selection result is declared, before admission to the course). 5. Candidate should be a full member of his/her respective church. SELECTION OF APPLICANTS Admission rests with the Presbyterian Hospital Board Committee whose decision will be final. The results of selected candidates will be put up as early as possible. COVENANT YEAR After successful completion of the course, the student will be required by the Governing Board to serve in the Presbyterian Hospital, Durtlang for 6 months as a Covenant Year . This is to ensure that the Nursing graduates so produced would be able to put into practice all that they have learnt during their years as students to render quality nursing service in the years to come, be it in the hospital or in a rural setting. They will be given Remuneration for their services. DISCIPLINARY ACTION If any student fails to complete his/her education due to breech of rules and regulations, he/she is required to pay penalty on the day he/she left the institution as follows : Students : 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Internship year ` ` ` ` 10,000/20,000/30,000/40,000/-

This amount is based on the subsidy the Board provides for the students and it may be revised by the Board from time to time.

Covenant Period : If a nurse fails to complete his/her covenant period due to breech of rules and regulations, he/she is required to pay penalty of ` 50,000/- within one month. This is based on the salary needed for a substitute Staff Nurse for 6 months in addition to the penalty for Interns and it may be revised by the Presbyterian Hospital Board from time to time. Certificates can only be released after the dues are cleared, and this too only with the permission of the Presbyterian Hospital Board which will look into the merits of the case, and may, in exceptional cases withhold the certificates indefinitely. The penalty may be waived if it is due to ill health or other circumstances which the Board by resolution accepts as reasonable.