COLLEGE OF NURSING, SIR GANGA RAM HOSPITAL, LAHORE
The Nursing school was started in December 1948. It has the distinction of being the first new school of nursing established in Pakistan after independence. At the time of Nursing School’s inception, the Hospital had only six wards with 129 Beds. During the course of 69 years the Hospital expanded with thirty more wards, a separate Hospital for children and latest emergency department. Similarly there was expansion in Nursing School. It was then upgraded to Nursing College on 26 October 2016. Today it is one of the biggest Nursing facilities in Pakistan. It is affiliated with SGRH for practical training purpose. An eminent pioneer of Nursing College was Mrs. Mumtaz Painda Khan, who served as Chief Nursing Superintendent, SGRH, Lahore from January, 1947-September, 1979. She was responsible along with Mrs. G. Dara for staring the Nursing School. Currently Ms. Bilquis Akhtar is the Principal, College of Nursing & Midwifery, FJMU Lahore. The college building is located in the Premises of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore. It has 5 lecture Halls ,1 demonstration Hall, a Library, a skills lab and a pantry for facilitation of students. Hostel accommodation for students is also available in hospital premises. Since its inception the Nursing College has been striving to provide a conducive learning environment of international standards for education & research and to inculcate empathetic and leadership qualities in its nurses and midwifery undergraduate healthcare providers, contextual to local community and national needs. Its goals also include provision of community health services of highest standards and the achievement of international standards, by a continuous process of quality control, maintenance and enhancement. The College is currently offering a 2 years Post-Registered Nurse B.S Nursing program for which 100 seats are allocated and a 4 years B. S Nursing program for which 400 seats are allocated. Some notable achievements of college include groundwork for initiation of MS. Nursing program from 2022 onwards and selection of the College by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for initiation of Bachelors of Science in Midwifery (BSM) program.