Free Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifry training (ANM) to poor and underprivileged girls
The program of Indian Red Cross Society – Maharashtra State Branch aims to provide 2 year Auxiliary Nurses and Midwives (ANM) at Bel-Air College of Nursing, Panchagni for underprivileged girls from villages of Maharashtra and at St.Joseph’s MPHW Training School, Santhapeth, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The ANM course approved by Indian Nursing Council builds the skills of the candidate in Community Health Nursing, Health Promotion (including nutrition, human body & hygiene, environmental sanitation & mental health), Primary Health Care (which includes infection control & immunization, communicable diseases, community health problems, primary medical care & First Aid and referrals), Child Health nursing in the first year. During the second year it covers Midwifery including antenatal, intra-natal / labour room management, post natal care, child health. The students are required to attend classroom session as well as gain practical experience in clinical as well as community health programs. The program will enable all the selected girls to complete the course free of cost which includes course fee, accommodation and food and also get placed in village health programmes.
The students are selected based on a selection process laid down. They include (i) advertisements published in various local newspapers across the state in Maharashtra for Bel-Air College of Nursing and Andhra Pradesh for St.Joseph’s MPHW Training School, Nellore, inviting applications to the ANM course (ii) eligibility as per State Nursing Council is Higher Secondary pass (iii) admission is given to candidates from rural parts of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh only (iv) preference given to candidates from poor economic background, orphans or from single parent with merit (v) an entrance examination is also conducted at the college level to determine merit along with class 12 marks (vi) final selection is made after a personal interview of each candidate.
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