Changing Value of Accreditation and Quality Nursing Education in India

Shailla Cannie


The health workforce plays a paramount role in strengthening of the health system. However, this workforce must be adequate in number, competent and incentivized. Nursing and midwifery edifying institutions (NMEIs), nursing councils and authoritative bodies can play a paramount role in engendering qualified graduates.

Definition: Accreditation is the process of formally obtaining credibility from an authorized body. Higher education accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of post-secondary educational institutions and programs are evaluated by an external body to determine if applicable standards are met. If the standards are met, accredited status is granted by the agency.

Definition: A good-quality education is one that provides all learners with capabilities they require to become economically productive, develop sustainable livelihoods, contribute to peaceful and democratic societies, and enhance individual wellbeing.

The professional higher education describes a distinct form of higher education that offers a particularly intense integration with the world of work in all aspects like governance, leadership and management, program, course and subject module specifications like curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment, research, consultancy, training, student support and student progression, innovation and best practices, learning resources, and infrastructure.


Accreditation, Quality education, Nursing, Curriculum

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