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Jamia Hamdard is a deemed to be university under UGC (Section 3 of UGC act, 1956) and runs various professional courses in health sciences and other disciplines viz. Medicine, Unani Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, Management, Engineering, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Sciences and Nursing.
Rufaida College of Nursing, started in the year 1983 with Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery from a 3 room set up in then Majeedia Hospital. Since then many eminent people have contributed to the caravan of our college. We are grateful to all thosewho were part of this journey and have contributed even in the smallest possible way. Rufaida School of Nursing was upgraded to Rufaida College of Nursing in 1994 with starting of B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing program, and thereafter, M.Sc. Nursing Program with all five specialties was another accomplishment in the year 2008. Further, I was fortunate to be a partaker in my predecessors’ legacy to carry forward and envision the scope of higher education and research in the field of Nursing, by establishing the Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing and PhD Nursing programs in the year 2013 and 2014, respectively.The alumni of the college have been part of the healthcare system at national and international level.
In the last 35 years, we have progressed slowly yet steadily and have had many accomplishments to our credit. However, I am taking the discretion to mention only a few of them here. The year 2014 had been a significant year for Rufaida College of Nursing with the establishment of the National Skills Training Centre – Daksh, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. As part of the service to the community, the faculty members and students of Rufaida College of Nursing, since the year 2000, have been successfully running Rufaida Health Centre, a community outreach center in the neighboring Sangam Vihar, New Delhi.Besides, we have taken initiatives for research in Nursing all along and cultivated a temper of research in our students as well.
Rufaida College of Nursing in collaboration with ADR Publications has been publishing International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research (IJoNMR), since 2016. It is an indexed quarterly online print journal (ISSN: 2455 – 9318) which publishes only authentic and original research abstracts, non-research articles and scientific papers. It is pertinent to mention here that the best papers selected in this international conclave would be published in this journal. Also, the college releases an annual edition of college magazine titled – ‘Rufaida Times’, which encompasses the activities of each department in the college, literary sections, research work, etc.
We carry the legacy of our Founder Hakeem Sahib Janab Abdul Hameed, who gave the name “Hamdard” to his venture which means sympathy for all and sharing of pain. With a motto ‘Par excellence in preparing competent nurse professionals’, Rufaida Collegeof Nursing has been working towards the achievement of the objectives of providing quality education and training to student nurses and to participate in the healthcare delivery system of India, ever since its inception.
This journey would have not been such a triumph, without the support and guidance of great visionaries and academicians including our Honorable Vice Chancellor – Prof Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Prof. Ahmad Kamal and Registrar – Mr. Syed Saud Akhtar, who put their words into action. Without them, this journey would not have culminated into this beautiful fruition.