About Army College of Nursing
Army College of Nursing, Jalandhar Cantt is a renowned Nursing College exclusively established for the daughters of Serving and Retired Army Persons. ACN is part of an elaborate education society for the Army, i.e. Army Welfare Education Society which is proudly serving the Army by its professional management of 137 Army Public Schools and 12 Professional Colleges throughout the country having its Headquarters at New Delhi and Regional Headquarters at Chandigarh, Udhampur, Kolkata, Pune, Jaipur and Lucknow.
ACN Jalandhar Cantt was opened after having obtained sanction from the Department of Research and Medical Education, Government of Punjab. ACN is recognised by Indian Nursing Council (INC), New Delhi, Punjab Nurses Registered Council, Mohali(Punjab) and is affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. ACN is recognised as one of the top three Nursing Colleges of the university and has had the most enviable record of 100% results, large number of distinctions and 100% quality placements with 'Best in class' hospitals of NCR and North India. The college rightly prides itself by having the best of infrastructure and most conducive environment for the daughters of the brave soldiers of Indian Army. ACN is endowed with a State of Art Infrastructure to support and facilitate in providing comprehensive and elaborate ‘Teaching Learning Experience’. The institution has a well laid out campus spread over Eight Acres Six Kanals and Nine Marla Land (3,83,248 sq ft).
All the eight skill labs like Computer Lab, Paediatric Lab, Community Lab, OBG Lab, Fundamental Lab, Pre-Clinical Lab, Nutrition Lab and AV Aids Lab etc. are optimally equipped for a graduated and well managed teaching learning process. They are equipped and regularly upgraded with working models, manikins, monitoring aids/equipment and ICT resources like smart TVs, for better assimilation based on software’s and Applications. Experiential learning creates confidence and competence in students.
Military Hospital Jalandhar Cantt is the parent hospital for clinical training of the students of Army College of Nursing Jalandhar Cantt. Military Hospital has 865 beds and is a multispecialty hospital with 11 specialities. Students are also posted for Oncology and Neurology experience in 1138 bedded Command Hospital,Chandimandir.
ACN is invariably appreciated by all stake holders and visitors for its excellent infrastructure and learning resources. As a result, the students get excellent opportunities for all round development and have consistently performed with excellence in academic, sports and cultural, competitions at University, State and National level of Trained Nurses Association of India.
Quality education is imparted through efficient curriculum planning, delivery, enrichment and feedback system. The College is recognized by Indian Nursing Council and affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health and Science Faridkot, Punjab. Army College of Nursing offers B.Sc. Nursing Programme that follows the syllabus set by Indian Nursing Council and Baba Farid University of Health and Science Faridkot, Punjab, which is subjected to periodic revision relevant to the changing health needs of the society. Army College of Nursing believes in value based learning with practical knowledge and adopts innovative and improvised strategies. The energy derived from the close knit working of students and faculty informs and enriches the programs at the college. Active learning opportunities help the students to build on and internalize classroom teaching including internships, field trips, Seminars/Conferences/ Webinars on research methodology and Industry-Academia Innovative practices. The faculties are empowered to take up research activities utilizing the existing facilities.
The institute promotes neighborhood network and student engagement in extension activities like World Diabetes Day, World AIDS Day, World Alzheimer Day and World Breast feeding week in clinical as well as community settings. To sensitize students, Cultural and Youth Red Cross Program Committee plays pivotal role. Institute arrange health check- up camp, exhibition, role play, rally on various health days, swachchhata week, pollution control activities, road safety week eco- friendly activities etc. Students actively participate in various inter-college competitions like Quiz competition, Panel Discussion, Debate, Poster Exhibition, Declamation, Poem recitation and sports etc. These lead to emotional, intellectual, social, and inter-personal development of students. Students have opportunity to improve their leadership, confidence, interpersonal skills by organizing workshops, panel discussion and seminars. Our institute has been richly awarded for academic excellence and well recognised in the university and the rest of Nursing fraternity.
To improve the quality of our graduates, the college is determined to deliver teaching and learning in the best simulated labs. To ensure these goals the College has a proper theory and clinical plan which is executed through best equipped resources at college and parent Military Hospital. College also organize programmes related to Gender Equity; strengthen Women Empowerment & National Integration throughout the year with an emphasis on equality & unity among our diversities.
ACN has established itself as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in overall development of its students and hands over them to society as full-fledged nursing professionals to improve the health scenario and wellness of the society and the nation.