The University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore has decided to fast-track its MS Nursing degree. The 24-month degree program will now be completed in 18 months.
This was announced by UHS Vice-Chancellor Professor Ahsan Waheed Rathore while addressing a meeting of the heads of teaching and administrative departments at Jinnah Campus on Wednesday.
He said that the university was fast-tracking the MS Nursing program on the directions of the Chief Minister Punjab to overcome the problem of shortage of faculty in nursing. He said that the teaching hours were being increased from eight hours a day to 10 or 12 hours a day to complete the degree. On this occasion, UHS VC also directed the concerned staff to keep the university library open 24 hours for the students. It was decided that the MS Nursing programme would have separate teaching and clinical tracks.
Additionally, a 7-member committee was constituted to develop a condensed course of MS Nursing. The committee includes Prof Sidra Saleem, Prof Fridoon Jawad Ahmad, Prof Muhammad Shahzad, Prof Allah Rakha, Prof Samina Manzoor, Director Medical Education Dr Khalid Rahim, and Dr Asif Naveed. Professor Rathore also approved the establishment of a Student Welfare Society.