Indian Nursing Council (INC) comes up with Virtual Capacity Building Program for Midwifery

The Indian Nursing Council (INC) has entered into a partnership with the UNPF (United Nations Population Fund) for organizing training in schools and colleges under the Virtual Capacity Building Program. This training program, as per the INC, will be going a long way towards equipping midwifery faculty for enhanced training skills and teaching while getting updated regarding the latest guidelines issued by the Government of India. Training will be provided absolutely free of cost for all participants.  

The topics covered include educational methodology, midwifery education and practice concepts, latest educational technology, maternal health programs of the Indian Government, evidence-based midwifery care, gender-based violence and contraception and family welfare linked services. There will be 3-4 faculty members from every institution with the M.Sc (N) qualification and also with OBG nursing specialization or specialization in community health nursing or Pediatrics. OBG faculty will get preference while clinical nurse midwives who are working at maternity units of affiliated hospitals will also be eligible to participate.  

A certificate of completion will be given post training and 15 CNE credit hours with the condition of complete attendance in addition to scoring 70% marks in the assignments and tests likewise. An email can be sent by interested participants to in the format that is listed below:  

  • Name of the Nominated Faculty  
  • Specialty/Department 
  • Institution Address and Name 
  • Sector (Private/Government) 
  • School Code 
  • Email ID and contact number of institution  
  • Email ID and contact number of the nominated faculty member 

The scheduled dates for training are as follows:  

  • 29.09 2020 to 07.10.2020 
  • 13.10.2020 to 20.10.2020 
  • 03.11.2020 to 10.11.2020 
  • 17.11.2020 to 24.11.2020 
  • 01.12.2020 to 08.12.2020 
  • 15.12.2020 to 22.12.2020 
  • 05.01.2021 to 12.01.2021 
  • 19.01.2021 to 27.01.2021 
  • 02.02.2021 to 09.02.2021 
  • 16.02.2021 to 23.02.2021 
  • 02.03.2021 to 09.03.2021 
  • 16.03.2021 to 23.03.2021 
  • 06.04.2021 to 13.04.2021 
  • 27.04.2021 to 04.04.2021 
  • 11.05.2021 to 19.05.2021 
  • 01.06.2021 to 08.06.2021 
  • 15.06.2021 to 22.06.2021 

More details are readily available at the website of the Indian Nursing Council. The training plan encompasses a 6-day virtual program with 3-hour sessions on the Zoom platform for each day.


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