MAKING OF OUR OWN FLORENCE NIGHTINGALES
Kumudini Nursing School and Kumudini Nursing College plays a significant role in rendering medical service to the country by providing efficient nurses of good quality. Like every other endeavour of the Trust, this has a strong philanthropic underpinning, withmany destitute and distressed widows being trained as nurses who were working in the hospital during the initial days.
When Kumudini Hospital started its operation in the early forties, it was inevitable that well-trained nurses were required to maintain the high standards of the hospital. Initially foreign nurses were brought in while local destitute women were trained or rehabilitatedas hospital workers. Abandoned or widowed women from poor families in the village were trained to assist the nurses available.Kumudini Nursing School was established 1973. It offers a three year Diploma in Nursing course for 50 students and one and a half year Junior Midwifery course for 20 students every year. Eligibility for these courses is SSC. Kumudini Nursing College was established in 2007. It offers a four year Basic B.Sc in Nursing course for 25 students and a one year Post Basic B.Sc in Nursing course for 25 students every year. Eligibility for Basic B.Sc in Nursing courseis HSC, Science Group with Biology. Qualified Diploma Nurses are entitled to be admitted in the one year Post Basic B.Sc in Nursing course.
Kumudini Nursing School and Kumudini Nursing College are both affiliated with the regulatory bodies like Bangladesh Nursing Council, Dhaka University, DG Health Service and follow the national curriculum. Located close to the Hospital, the Nursing School and NursingCollege provide all relevant theoretical and practical traininAresidential hostel for the students is located nearby which is within the Complex.Around a thousand nurses who have graduated from the Nursing School, are now serving at different hospitals in the country. At present around 300 students are undergoing courses in the Nursing School
and College. Nurses graduating from Kumidini have earned name and fame both within and outside the country throughsincerity,hard work and competence.
Here we would like to mention that the proposed Kumudini Nursing College would enjoy all sorts of support from Kumudini Hospital , Kumudini Women’s Medical College , Kumudini Nursing School and Bharateswari Homes.
To set up this Nursing College the Trust would be require infrastructural facilities both for academic and residential accommodation for the students.