15 July, 2024

Regional Centre


Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


General Nursing and Midwifery (G.N.M.), R.N.R.M., with two years experience in the profession. (Male nurses, or nurses who have not done midwifery in the G.N.M. programme, should have a certificate in any of the nursing course of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery.)

Diploma in Nursing Administration is a one-year programme of 28 credits (theory 16 credits, Practical 12 credits) for working nurses. This programme has been developed for the nurses who are working in the hospital or community. Nurses working in the hospital are promoted to ward sister without any formal training in administration. This programme will help to upgrade the knowledge and skills of the inservice nurses in the administrative competence. Programme is offered from 13 programme study centres till 2007-08.
The broad Objectives of the programme are to:
  • Strengthen knowledge of administration concepts and their application in improving nursing services.
  • Develop an understanding of recent trends in health care system and nursing.
  • Participate co- operatively with individual and groups for improvements of nursing service.
  • Develop skills in maintaining administrative competence with effective supervision to provide quality care.

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