1. Is Fortis Institute of Nursing recognized by competent authority?

Fortis Institute of Nursing is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Karnataka (RGUHS). Indian Nursing Council (INC), and Karnataka State Nursing Council. Documents and letters pertaining to affiliation and other approvals are available at the college premise and can be inspected on request. The Institute is permitted to take 50 admissions in B.Sc nursing course (increase in intake to 60 is proposed),15 admissions in PG nursing course and 40 admissions in PB B.Sc nursing course.

2. What are the courses offered by Fortis Institute of Nursing?

At present Fortis Institute of Nursing offers three premier nursing courses of the country: B.Sc in Nursing, PB B.Sc in nursing and PG nursing courses.

At PG level three specialization areas are available namely Medical Surgical Nursing, OBG and Community Health Nursing, each having 5 seats only. In each specialization one seat is reserved for candidate selected by Government. On successful completion of two year PG course our students receive the nursing degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.

On successful completion of B.Sc nursing course our students receive the nursing degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.

In future, however, the Institute has plans to offer a number of courses related to health care area

3. How do I contact Fortis Institute of Nursing?

You can contact us either by telephone or e-mail or through letter. We prefer telephonic contacts or e-mail for the speed and convenience.

You can call up college at the following number 080-41663756 Otherwise e-mail your queries at info@Fortisnursingeducation.com We will get back to you within 24 hours.

If you want to contact us by mails the following is our postal address
Fortis Institute of Nursing,
20/5, Yelchennahalli Village,
Kanakpura Road,
Bangalore- 560 111

4. What are the admission criteria for B.Sc (nursing) at Frotis Institute of Nursing?

You need to have a minimum of 50% marks in PU/PDC/+2 Science in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects. Due to heavy demand for this course the seats are filled up on a first come first served basis. However, the higher is your percentage the better is your chance to get admission into Fortis Institute of Nursing. Under certain circumstances Fortis Institute of Nursing may conduct personal interview of candidates before permitting admissions.

5. Is there any seat reservation for students?

Seat reservations are as per the government rules. Presently 20% of total seats ie 10 seats are reserved for candidates selected by the government.

6. Why choose Bangalore when many nursing colleges are available in my town?

First, unless your town is comparable to Bangalore, it is difficult to say that job opportunities in your town are at par with Bangalore. This is a reason why you should spend time studying at Bangalore and knowing the place and its health care providers.

Second, here you will get a chance to meet and interact with people from different walks of life. This will help you to broaden your outlook, improve your communication skills and increase your confidence. All these traits will be of great help to you in your nursing profession. Your home town may not give you this environment or these advantages.

7. I am from outside Bangalore. I want to take admission at your institute. Do you help me in getting a hostel accommodation? What will be the cost of food and staying in the hostel?

Many students studying at Fortis Institute of Nursing are from outside Bangalore. The institute assists each of them in getting a suitable hostel accommodation in a nearby area. Boys and girls stay in separate hostels. Hostels are secured and hygienically maintained. Variety of south Indian foods is served and one is likely to find food of his/her choice. Cost of food is kept reasonable by the hostel operators. For the academic session 2010-2011, monthly payment for the food and accommodation at hostel is fixed at Rs.2,500/-. This figure is likely to change every year as the cost of operation is increasing. Please take this figure as an indication of your likely expenses for staying in a hostel.

8. Do you cover the syllabus in time?

Yes. At Fortis Institute of Nursing academics are taken very seriously. Teachers are advised to stick to the class schedules and course plan. Students are encouraged to be regular at classes. All these help us to complete the course in time for the University Examination

9. Do you analyse the performance of students? Do you help weaker students?

Yes. At Fortis Institute of Nursing we understand that some students are sharp but others can be made sharp. This belief has lead us to develop our mentoring system at the Institute. Our students are permitted to meet their teacher to discuss their doubts. Performance feedback to our students is given periodically and in most encouraging manner. The results are visible, students are enjoying their lectures, class attendance is at peak and overall performances of the batches have improved.

10. I have not succeeded in medical entrance tests. Can I opt for nursing?

Perhaps the next best alternative to opt for is nursing. Though both fields are different they have some similarity and your background in biology and chemistry subjects will be of immense help to you. If you consider other facts you will see that nursing has some advantages loaded in its favour. It takes only four years to complete a degree course in nursing. Compare this time duration with the duration to do a specialized course in medicine which is at least twice as much. Secondly to complete this course it does not cost you as much as the medicine course. By joining a course in nursing therefore, you can pursue a worthwhile career and start earning as early as when you are only 21 years old. You save time and money and enjoy a good career by opting for nursing.

11. What does a nurse do? Is the job profile really good?

To give you an over view nurses work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; assist physicians during treatments and examinations; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation. Nurses also develop and manage nursing care plans; instruct patients and their families in proper care; and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health.

As you know now nursing is a very diverse job. Not all nurses do all these works mentioned above at a time. Job profile varies according to the place of work. Also job profile changes with seniority. Senior nurses are assigned jobs that demand more administrative or managerial skills like recommending nurses for promotions or evaluating success of a new training program. A junior nurse is usually assigned with direct patient care

If you have not understood how a work setting (place) does affect the nature of job here is an example. Nurses at hospitals (place of work) provide bedside nursing care to patients like recording symptoms, reactions and progress in treatments and help patient to recover from illness. Public health nurses work in government and private agencies, schools, retirement communities (noticed change of work place?). They work with community leaders, teachers, parents and physicians and instruct individuals, families and communities in health education, disease prevention, nutrition and child care. Instead of administering care to the individual, their mission is to enhance the overall health of the community at large. Here nurses play a role more of an educator or “a change harbinger” than a nurse as a care giver.

12. What characteristics a nurse should have?

A nurse needs discipline, patience, responsibility, punctuality, commitment and dedication to succeed in the profession. The job requires a lot of hard work, stamina, alertness of mind, adaptability to follow difficult time schedules, ability to think in crisis, good team spirit etc. Apart from possessing these qualities, the persons willing to take up this as profession, should be calm, pleasant, compassionate, understanding and should have the instinct to help and serve the needy people without getting sentimentally attached.

13. What are the career opportunities for me in nursing?

Do you know that more than 60% of vacancies advertised in health care sector are for nursing? By any count this is a large percentage and indicates the number of opportunities available for nurses. As per World Health Organisation norms there is a shortage of 2.8 million qualified nurses in India. (TOI, March 17, 2008) There is a huge gap between number of nurses that educational sectors can produce and what health care sector demands.

Not only numbers of opportunities are high, the pay and growth opportunities are also good. Several factors decide the pay structure- qualification, specialization, experience and the place of work. A graduate nurse with right attitude and aptitude can start with a salary package between Rs.8,000 to Rs.12,000 per month. Trained Nurses’ Association of India, a group protecting the interest of registered nurses, is lobbying with the Government to provide a salary structure to nurses at par with some other government officials. With this happening you can expect further hike in salary.

Shortage of qualified nurses has lead to competition among the employing institutions to attract them. As a result nurses are not only getting better pay packets. Employers are ensuring better working condition and opportunity for on job advanced training to retain and attract them. These facts have made nursing profession more attractive.

A compassionate, willing to learn and hard working person is best suited for this kind of job and if you have these traits then you will enjoy and progress in this profession.

14. Is it true that nursing candidates are in heavy demand abroad? Can I go abroad after completing B.Sc(nursing) with Fortis Institute of Nursing?

It is true that nurses from India are in demand abroad, especially in the US, the UK, Canada and other European countries. With shortage of nurses in these countries becoming acute over time this demand is likely to increase further. Depending upon qualification and work experience the salary for registered nurses ranges between US$ 46,000- US$57,000 per annum. The best part is that nurses from India are eligible for Green Card and enjoy same perks as their counterparts.

Nurses are willing to migrate to these countries because of the money, the quality of life and for the training opportunities to stay ahead in their profession. Health care industry of these countries prefer Indian nurses over others for their English speaking ability, skills and dedication to work and adaptability to new environment. It is a win-win situation for both.

First you need to be a registered nurse in India before you can go abroad. You also need to pass other examinations like CGFNS, NCLEX-RN and IELTS. There are several institutes who exclusively recruit nurses for US hospitals. They assist and provide complete details to nurses interested in migrating to US/abroad.

15. What characteristics a nurse should have?

A nurse needs discipline, patience, responsibility, punctuality, commitment and dedication to succeed in the profession. The job requires a lot of hard work, stamina, alertness of mind, adaptability to follow difficult time schedules, ability to think in crisis, good team spirit etc. Apart from possessing these qualities, the persons willing to take up this as profession, should be calm, pleasant, compassionate, understanding and should have the instinct to help and serve the needy people without getting sentimentally attached.

16. Why should I select Fortis Institute of Nursing for my study? Or How is Fortis Institute of Nursing different from (better than) several others?

Every student wants to join the best institute in the field. But very few institutes make conscious efforts to emerge as students’ “preferred choice”. You will find Fortis Institute of Nursing an exception to this. It works constantly to provide the best services to its students so that they are proud of their alma mater while leading a successful professional career. As a student of this Institute you can talk of following advantages which your friends can only envy. Consider the few points mentioned below:

  • Students of this institute have a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in Fortis’s very own multi specialty hospitals at Bangalore. Not all nursing institutes can provide you such facilities.
  • Fortis hospitals need hundreds of well trained nurses and they are looking at Fortis Institute of Nursing as a reliable source to recruit from. Today you are a nursing student in this institute, tomorrow you can be a successful nurse at one of these world class hospitals.
  • The Institute is professionally managed. Professionals from different fields like hospitals, academics and management are contributing their expertise to benefit students.
  • The Institute has invested in creating excellent physical facilities like class rooms, library, laboratories, separate hostels for boys and girls, transportation and keeps investing to improve them further.

The Institute encourages presentation by students, seminar participation, and soft skills training so that students are not only technically qualified but also trained to accept leadership positions in health care industry.