Faculty of Nursing came into existence around the nucleus of Rufaida
School of Nursing. It was established by Hakeem Abdul Hameed Saheb
in 1983. It became College of Nursing in year 1994 and started
B.Sc.(H) Nursing Programme. Jamia Hamdard became Deemed to be
University in year 1989. The Rufaida
School of Nursing was part of Majeedia Hospital prior to the formation
of the Faculty of Nursing. The purpose of establishing the school
was to contribute towards overcoming shortage of nurses in the country
to some extent. The other aim was to encourage girls from Muslim
minority community and weaker sections of the society to take up
this noble profession. The objectives with which the faculty was
To train and educate nurses at the undergraduate, post-graduate
and doctoral levels.
To make the nurses pursuing undergraduate course capable of
providing sound health care.
To assess the nursing needs of individuals, families and the
communities throughout life.
To work with other members of health team and community in promotion
of health, prevention of illness, restoration of health and rehabilitation.
The courses offered by the faculty are
recognized by the India Nursing Council (INC) .
courses offered by the faculty are recognized by the India Nursing
Council (INC) .Besides, usual training in Hospitals, DGNM and B.Sc.
Nursing students are posted in the Maternal and Child Health Centres
and Primary Health Care Centres for field experience. During these
postings they do the home visiting, and conduct health teaching
programmes apart from the duties they have to perform in the centres.
The Health talks usually conducted are on topics related to current
health problems like, Malnutrition, Immunization, Cancer, Maternal
and Child health, HIV/AIDS, Alcoholism, Malaria, Dengue, Hepatitis
etc., They actively participate in the health camps organized by
these Centres. The students have been participating in Perfect Health
Melas on regular basis and have won several awards for the best stall and
health education programmes.