kathmandu nursing campus students

Kathmandu Nursing Campus (KNC) offers
Proficiency Certificate Level in Nursing (PCL Nursing) program

PCL nursing is one of the prominent and popular disciplines within the Nursing profession. 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.

This course is based on the job performance requirement of the Staff Nurse at different levels of health care system of Nepal. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and attitude among graduates to perform nursing professional practice. In total three years; the first year course is focused on basic nursing care in hospital and in the community: foundational nursing practices; the second year course is focused on preventive, promotive as well as therapeutic nursing care of sick adult and elderly individual as well as mentally ill individual. Similarly, the third year course comprise of the pediatric, midwifery and gynecology as well as leadership and management.


The program aims 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.

Program Objectives

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.
• Implement preventive and therapeutic measures directed toward promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.
• Utilize communication skills effectively while communicating with individuals and groups in a variety of settings.
• Apply the nursing process in providing and improving health care.
• Assume leadership role for planning and improving health care.
• Guide and supervise individuals, families and groups including health care workers.
• Collaborate with multi-sectorial groups to develop a healthful environment, including safe drinking water, environmental sanitation and other comprehensive approaches in the community.
• Mobilize the community people to participate in the activities of the village health post.
• Demonstrate a positive attitude and respect for cultural values and health practices in working to meet needs and solve problems.
• Continue to seek new knowledge for personal and professional growth.
• Seek new knowledge and skill continuously for personal and professional growth.

Group Size 

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

Course Duration

The total duration of this curricular program is three academic years. The program is based on yearly system. Moreover, one academic year consists up to 40 weeks and one academic week consists up to 40 hours excluding evaluation period.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali

Admission Criteria

•  School Leaving Certificate (SLC) in 2nd division (45%) with English, Science, and Mathematics or SEE with minimum GPA 2.0 and C grade in Compulsory Mathematics, English & Science.
•  SLC passed plus TSLC in Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) with minimum 68.33%.
•  Should pass entrance examination as administered by CTEVT.
• Applicants fulfilling the entry criteria will be selected for admission on merit basis

Required Documents

For long term courses
• SLC /SEE Marksheet
• Character Certificate
• Citizenship Certificate or Birth Certificate
• Medical Certificate
• Recent Colour Photograph (35 X 45 mm size)


As per the criteria set by Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training (CTEVT).