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List of Colleges for Proficiency Certificate Level in Nursing (PCL Nursing)

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Proficiency Certificate Level in Nursing (PCL Nursing)-CTEVT

The CTEVT started PCL Nursing in 1999 AD (2056 BS). However, to provide vertical and horizontal access to PCL nursing graduates, with kind permission of TU IOM, CTEVT started using the TU IOM curriculum for PCL nursing. With the changing health needs as well as Nepal government’s health policy, CTEVT took action to respond to these needs; as result CTEVT has developed a curriculum for PCL nursing. PCL nursing is one of the prominent and popular disciplines within the Nursing profession.

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The nursing profession has been helping the world for the all-round development of health and it has also been creating salary base employment and self employment opportunities in public and private sectors. This curriculum is designed with the purpose of producing middle level technical nursing workforce equipped with knowledge and skills related to the field of nursing so as to meet the demand of such workforce in the country to contribute in the national economic development of Nepal. The knowledge and skills incorporated in this curriculum will be helpful to deliver the individual needs as well as national needs in the field of Nursing Profession. Nepal Government has adopted a national policy for the attainment of “Health for All beyond the Year 2000 A.D” through the use of the primary health care approach. As a result CTEVT got the mandate to produce middle level trained workforce through CTEVT as well as CTEVT affiliated institutions.

Course Objectives:

To produce a middle level nursing work force who is independent and competent to assume the responsibility to carry out the function of preventive, primitive, curative, rehabilitative and holistic care of an individual/group at hospital and in community settings. This curriculum has following objectives to: Upon completion of the program the graduate will be able to:

  • Utilize a sound knowledge base in giving care to well and sick individuals, families and communities.
  • Perform preventive and therapeutic measure directed toward promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.
  • Utilize communication skills effectively with individuals and groups in a variety of settings.
  • Utilize the nursing process in providing and improving health care.
  • Assume leadership for planning and improving health care.
  • Teach and supervise individuals, families and groups including health care workers.
  • Collaborate with multispectral groups to develop a healthful environment, including safe drinking water, sanitation and other holistic approach of the community.
  • Mobilize the community to participate in the activities of the village health post.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and respect for cultural values in working to meet needs and solve problems.
  • Continue to seek new knowledge for personal and professional growth.

This course is based on the job required to perform by the Staff Nurse at different levels in public and private sector’s health field in relation to nursing jobs in Nepal. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills focusing on nursing related occupation.


  • The total duration of this curricular program is three years.
  • The program is based on yearly system. Moreover, one year consist of around 45 academic weeks including evaluation period.
  • Actual teaching learning hours will be not less than 40 weeks in each year.

Target group:

  • The target group for this program will be all interested individuals who passed School Leaving Certificate (SLC) in 2nd division (45%) with English, Science, and Mathematics (Minimum C grade and overall ”GPA 2” or SLC passed with Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM)/TSLC passed with minimum scoring of 68.33%.

Group size:

  • The group size will be maximum of 40 (Forty) students in a batch.

Entry qualification:

  • Entry qualification of the applicant for proficiency certificate level in nursing programme should be SLC passed in 2nd division with English, Science, and Compulsory Mathematics (Minimum C grade  and overall ”GPA 2”) or SLC passed in 3rd division plus Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) with 68.33% or as per provisions mentioned on CTEVT admission guidelines.

Entry criteria:

  • The candidate should submit the SLC or equivalent certificate
  • The candidate should pass the entrance examination as administered by CTEVT

Those who completed General Medicine course can be eligible to sit in the entrance examination of Bachelor in Public Health (BPH) and other disciplines, but need to complete deficiency course of science conducted by Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) to be eligible for MBBS entrance examination. In order to study Bachelor in Nursing (BN) two years of job experience is required. In addition, graduates of Diploma in Pharmacy and Proficiency in Medical Lab Technology courses can be eligible for the  bachelor level in respective subjects.

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