East West Nursing College is a new chapter in the annals of Higher Education in the heart of the capital of Bangladesh. We are living in an era when there is an upsurge of scientific achievements and technical innovations in the field of health science. Naturally, there is an unprecedented enhancement in technical facilities and super specialties in the medical field. The growth of hospitals, both in number and the variety of services provided by them, has added to the importance of the nursing profession. It is this awareness that has prompted to start this College of Nursing. This degree level study in nursing has been planned and organized with the approval of the government of Bangladesh and the syllabus and curriculum adopted are that of international standard. The admission to the college and the procedure for the completion of the course are all in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Bangladesh Nursing Council.
Nursing is an art and a science by which people are assisted in learning to care for themselves whenever possible and cared for by other professionals when they are unable to meet their own needs. Nursing has evolved from an unstructured method of caring for the ill to a scientific profession.
Nursing as a profession, with in the last decade has undergone a dramatic transformation in its practice, education and career opportunities. The dynamic changes occurring in society and health care arena are challenging professional nurses to focus on patient outcomes and emerging roles such as case managers and negotiator. To be responsible to the imminent challenges of the 21 st century, the current educational programs must produce nurses to be creative thinkers and implementers in their new roles. The nurses play a central role in the health care system in providing preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services.
Today the rising awareness of society about health and various technological advances forcing the nursing profession to redefine the quality to promote the professional standards and to improve the patient outcomes and satisfaction. I look forward to your comments and suggestions as we strive to continually improve every aspect of our college and patient experience.