In response to the increasing global demand for Ayurveda technicians, a groundbreaking diploma program titled “Post Basic Diploma in Ayurveda Nursing – Residency Program” has been introduced by Indian Nursing Council.
As per the Indian Nursing Council gazette notification, this program aims to train BSc and GNM nurses, who have a background in the allopathic system, to specialize in Ayurvedic nursing, thus integrating the principles of allopathy and Ayurveda to meet the evolving healthcare needs.
Taking the lead, the National Institute of Ayurveda proposed the integration of Ayurveda into the allopathy stream and introduced the Ayurveda Nursing course for allopathic nurses to the Indian Nursing Council. The institute’s unwavering dedication has yielded fruitful results, highlighting the successful outcome of its relentless endeavors.
Philosophy: Integrating Allopathy and Ayurveda for Comprehensive Care
The program’s philosophy is rooted in the integration of allopathy and Ayurveda. It recognizes the valuable skills and knowledge possessed by BSc and GNM nurses, who are trained in the allopathic system and aims to enhance their expertise by incorporating Ayurvedic principles.
This integration bridges the gap between traditional and modern medicine, allowing nurses to provide comprehensive and holistic care to patients.
Curricular Framework: Specializing in Ayurveda Nursing
The Post Basic Diploma in Ayurveda Speciality Nursing is a one-year residency program designed to provide specialized education in Ayurvedic nursing for BSc and GNM nurses. The curriculum focuses exclusively on Ayurvedic principles and practices, tailored to enhance the skills and knowledge of nurses trained in the allopathic system.
The specialized courses cover a wide range of topics
- Introduction to Sanskrit
- Basic Concepts of Ayurveda
- Shareera Rachana & Shareera Kriya Vijnanam
- Nidanam & Manasika Rogi Paricharana
- Bhaishajya Kalpana Vijnanam
- Swasthavritta & Yoga
- Shalya Karma Paricharana
- Shalakya Karma Paricharana
- Sishu Paricharana
- Stri Roga & Prasuti Tantra Paricharana
Aim, Purpose & Competencies: Enhancing Skills for Ayurveda Nursing
The aim of the program is to equip BSc and GNM nurses with specialized skills, knowledge, and competence in providing high-quality Ayurvedic care to patients. The purpose of the course is to enhance their understanding of Ayurveda nursing principles, develop effective communication skills, foster clinical leadership, promote evidence-based decision-making, and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration. By the end of the program, nurses will possess the competencies required to deliver competent and compassionate care within the Ayurvedic healthcare setting.
Program Description & Scope of Practice: Residency Training for Ayurveda Nursing Excellence
Designed to provide comprehensive training, the Post Basic Diploma in Ayurveda Speciality Nursing – Residency Program focuses on developing the competence of registered nurses (GNM or B.Sc.) in delivering exceptional Ayurveda nursing care.
This one-year program incorporates a balanced curriculum with theoretical and practical components, allocating 20% to theory and 80% to hands-on experiences in clinical and laboratory settings.
Upon successful completion, participants receive certification and registration as an additional qualification from the State Nursing Registration Council (SNRC).
Graduates will exclusively serve as specialist nurses in specialized hospitals, departments, or units, emphasizing the significance of creating dedicated positions in both public and private sectors. The diploma is granted by an examination board, SNRC, or university authorized by the Council.
Minimum Requirements/Guidelines for Starting the Program
To offer the Post Basic Diploma in Ayurveda Speciality Nursing – Residency Program, institutions must meet specific requirements and guidelines. The program is open to BSc and GNM nurses who have a background in the allopathic system. Ayurveda hospitals that provide higher studies in Ayurveda and have a minimum of 100 beds, along with advanced diagnostic, therapeutic, and Ayurvedic therapy units, are eligible to offer the program.
These eligible institutions must obtain recognition from the respective State Nursing Registration Council (SNRC) for the specific academic year, which is a mandatory requirement.
Additionally, the Council will conduct a comprehensive inspection to assess the suitability of the institution, including the availability of qualified teaching faculty, clinical facilities, and infrastructure, in accordance with the regulations established under the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947.
A Game-Changing Course to Meet Global Demand of Ayurveda Technicians
The integration of allopathy and Ayurveda through the Post Basic Diploma in Ayurveda Speciality Nursing – Residency Program marks a significant development in the healthcare industry. By providing BSc and GNM nurses with specialized training in Ayurvedic nursing, this course meets the growing global demand for Ayurveda technicians. Through a comprehensive curriculum and competency-based approach, nurses gain the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitude to deliver high-quality care within Ayurveda healthcare settings.
This innovative program not only enhances the capabilities of nurses but also promotes collaboration and synergy between traditional and modern medicine. By combining the strengths of allopathy and Ayurveda, healthcare professionals can provide holistic and patient-centered care, addressing the diverse healthcare needs of individuals.
With the implementation of this diploma program, healthcare institutions can create specialist nurse positions in both public and private sectors, ensuring the optimal utilization of nurses’ specialized skills.
As Ayurveda continues to gain recognition and acceptance worldwide, this integration of allopathy and Ayurveda in nursing education sets the stage for a transformative shift in healthcare delivery, ultimately benefiting patients seeking Ayurvedic treatment and contributing to the overall advancement of healthcare practices.