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Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing
Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune-18.

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1. Is Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune is recognized by competent authority?
Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune is affiliated to Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (Deemed University) and recognized by the Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi, as well as the Maharashtra state Nursing Council ,with due permission from the Government of Maharashtra, regarding it’s purpose of providing and promoting nursing education.
2. What are the courses offered by Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune?
At present Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune offers PhD. in Nursing, MSc. Nursing, Basic B.Sc Nursing, Post Basic B.Sc Nursing & Revised General Nursing & Midwifery (RGNM) courses. On successful completion of PG & UG course, our students receive the Nursing degree, from Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (Deemed University), Maharashtra.
3. How do I contact Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune?
If you want to communicate to the College authorities, then use the following telephone numbers given here. Telephone & Fax Number – +91 20 27422127 Otherwise e-mail your queries at info.nursing@dpu.edu.in
4. What is the admission criteria for PhD. in Nursing, MSc. Nursing, Basic B.Sc Nursing, Post Basic B.Sc Nursing , & Revised General Nursing & Midwifery (RGNM) courses at Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune?
Selection of the PG & UG candidates will be based on the merit of the common entrance examination held by Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (Deemed University), i.e All India Allied Health Entrance Test (AIAHET). The admission forms are normally available in the month of February onwards. The admission advertisements are released in the National and Regional Newspapers, where all the admission details are given. Go to ADMISSION section for more & detailed information.

Admission criteria for PhD. in Nursing
The minimum education requirements shall be:
  1. The candidate should have undergone M.Sc. Nursing, from an institution which is recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
  2. Minimum Five years of work experience after M.Sc. (Nursing).
  3. Candidate shall be medically fit.
Admission criteria for M Sc. Nursing
  1. The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered midwife or equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.
  2. The minimum education requirements shall be the passing of: The candidate should have undergone B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. Hons. Nursing/Post basic B.Sc. Nursing in an institution which is recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
  3. Minimum one year of work experience after Basic B.Sc. (Nursing).
  4. Minimum one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. (Nursing).
  5. Candidate shall be medically fit.
  6. 5% relaxation of marks for SC/ST candidates may be given.
Admission criteria for Basic B.Sc Nursing
  1. The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on or before 31st Dec. of the year of admission.
  2. The minimum educational requirements shall be the passing of : Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (12 years course) Or Senior School Certificate Examination (10+2), Pre-degree Examination (10+2)Or An equivalent with 12 years schooling from a recognized Board or University with Science (Physics ,Chemistry & Biology) & English with minimum of 45% aggregate marks(PCBE), For reserve category 40%.
  3. Candidate shall be medically fit.
Admission criteria for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing
  1. The minimum educational requirement shall be the passing of General Nursing & Midwifery
  2. Candidate shall be medically fit.
Admission criteria for Revised General Nursing & Midwifery (RGNM)
  1. Age for Admission – 17 to 35 yrs. (17 complete on 1st Aug. every year)
  2. Qualification for Admission 10+2 preference to Science faculty, with aggregate of 40%.
  3. Admission cutoff date – 30th August every year.
5. Why should I select Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune for my study? Or How is Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune different from (better than) several others?
Every student wants to join the best institute in the field. But very few institutes make conscious efforts to emerge as students’ “preferred choice”. You will find Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune is an exception to this. It works constantly to provide the best services to its students. It gives:
  • Students of this institute have a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in Dr. D. Y. Patil Hospital & Research Centre, with an own multi specialty hospital at Pimpri, Pune. Not all nursing institutes can provide you such facilities.
  • Dr. D. Y. Patil Hospital & Research Center needs hundreds of well trained nurses, therefore Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune is approached, as a reliable source for recruitment. It is like today you are a nursing student in this institute, tomorrow you can be a successful nurse at this world class Hospital.
  • The Institute is managed by Professionals from different fields like Hospitals, Academics and Management are contributing their expertise to benefit the students.
  • The Institute has invested in creating excellent physical facilities like class rooms, library, laboratories, and hostels for girls, and transportation which keeps on investing to improve them further.
  • The Institute encourages presentation by students, seminar participation, and soft skills training, so that students are not only technically qualified but also trained to accept leadership positions in health care industry.
6. Do you analyze the performance of students? Do you help weaker students?
Yes. At Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune Nursing College we understand that some students are sharp, but others can be made sharp. This belief has leaded us to develop our mentoring system at the College. Our students are permitted to meet their teacher to discuss their doubts. Performance feedback to our students is given periodically and in most encouraging manner. The results are visible, students are enjoying their lectures, class attendance is at peak and overall performances of the batch have improved.
7. I have not succeeded in medical entrance tests. Can I opt for nursing?
Perhaps the next best alternative to opt for is, Nursing. Though both fields are different they have some similarity and your background in biology and chemistry subjects will be of immense help to you. If you consider other facts you will see that nursing has some advantages loaded in its favour. It takes only four years to complete a degree course in nursing. Compare this time duration, with the duration to do a specialized course in Medicine, which is at least twice as much. Secondly, to complete this course it does not cost you as much as the medicine course. By joining a course in nursing therefore, you can pursue a worthwhile career and start earning as early as when you are only 21 years old. You save time and money and enjoy a good career by opting for Nursing.
8. What does a nurse do? Is the job profile really good?
Nursing being a professional course, there are various areas in nursing that are easily available for the job profile. e.g. Clinical Nurse, Counselor, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Researcher.
9. What characteristics a nurse should have?
A nurse needs discipline, patience, responsibility, punctuality, commitment and dedication to succeed in the profession. The job requires a lot of hard work, stamina, alertness of mind, adaptability to follow difficult time schedules, ability to think in crisis, good team spirit etc. Apart from possessing these qualities, the persons willing to take up this as profession, should be calm, pleasant, compassionate, understanding and should have the instinct to help and serve the needy people without getting sentimentally attached.
10. What are the career opportunities for me in nursing?
Do you know that more than 60% of vacancies advertised in health care sector are for nursing? By any count this is a large percentage and indicates the number of opportunities available for nurses. As per World Health Organization norms there is a shortage of 2.8 million qualified nurses in India. (TOI, March 17, 2008) There is a huge gap between number of nurses,that educational sectors can produce and what health care sector demands. Not only numbers of opportunities are high, the pay and growth opportunities are also good. Several factors decide the pay structure- qualification, specialization, experience and the place of work. A graduate nurse with right attitude and aptitude can start with a salary package. There is rise in salary package at par and as per the recommendation of 6th pay commission for the nurses. Trained Nurses’ Association of India, a group protecting the interest of registered nurses, is lobbying with the Government to provide a salary structure to nurses at par ,with some other government officials. With this happening you can expect further hike in salary. Shortage of qualified nurses has lead to competition among the employing institutions to attract them. As a result nurses are not only getting better pay packets. Employers are ensuring better working condition and opportunity for on job advanced training to retain and attract them. These facts have made nursing profession more attractive. A compassionate, willing to learn and hard working person is best suited for this kind of job and if you have these traits, then you will enjoy and progress in this profession.
11. Is it true that nursing candidates are in heavy demand abroad? Can I go abroad after completing PhD. in Nursing, MSc. Nursing, Basic B.Sc Nursing, Post Basic B.Sc Nursing & Revised General Nursing & Midwifery (RGNM) from Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri Pune?
It is true, that nurses from India are in demand abroad, especially in the US, the UK, Canada and other European countries. With the shortage of nurses in these countries and becoming acute over time ,this demand is likely to increase further. Depending upon qualification and work experience the salary for registered nurses ranges between US$ 46,000- US$57,000 per annum. The best part is that nurses from India are eligible for Green Card and enjoy same perks as their counterparts. Nurses are willing to migrate to these countries because of the money, the quality of life and for the training opportunities to stay ahead in their profession. Health care industry of these countries prefer Indian nurses over others for their English speaking ability, skills and dedication to work and adaptability to a new environment. It is a win-win situation for both. First you need to be a registered nurse in India before you can go abroad. You also need to pass other examinations like CGFNS, NCLEX-RN and IELTS. There are several institutes who exclusively recruit nurses for US hospitals. They assist and provide complete details to nurses interested in migrating to US/abroad.