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About the Directorate

Nursing plays a pivotal role in the healthcare delivery system of the society. Odisha is the first state in the country to have a fully functional Directorate of Nursing with effect from Dt. 18.02.2013. Directorate of Nursing is one of the Directorates within the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Govt of Odisha. The Directorate of Nursing is the central body from which all activities relating to Nursing are managed. This includes all involving nursing and midwifery practices, providing Primary Health care and fulfilment of Millennium Development Goal on reduction of Maternal and Child mortality.
Directorate of Nursing consists of the following functional wings:

  1. Nursing Council.
  2. Nursing Board.
  3. Nursing Management Support Unit (NMSU).
  4. Nursing Establishment and Administration.

The mandate:A fully functional and empowered Directorate of Nursing with

  1. The best quality of education (including skills and competencies) being imparted in the Nursing Institutions
  2. Confident and competent Clinical Nursing services being rendered at the Hospitals in the state
  3. A Public Health Nursing cadre providing the best available services to public health in the field and ensuring the full benefits of all the Govt. initiatives reach the beneficiaries as envisaged

To strengthen the Directorate of Nursing the following 3 broad areas are being strengthened:

  1. Clinical Nursing          2.  Nursing Education             3. Public Health Nursing ( Under Director of Family Welfare)

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