Indian Nursing Council (Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Specialty Nursing Residency Program), Regulations 2020


Indian Nursing Council NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 18th August, 2021

F.No. 11-1/2019-INC:—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 16 of Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947 (XLVIII of 1947), as amended from time to time, the Indian Nursing Council hereby makes the following regulations, namely:—

1. Short Title and Commencement

i. These Regulations may be called Indian Nursing Council (Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Specialty Nursing Residency Program), Regulations 2020.

ii. These Regulations shall come into force on the date of notification of the same in the Official Gazette of India.

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2. Definitions

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,

i. ‘the Act’ means the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947 (XLVIII of 1947) as amended from time to time;

ii. ‘the Council’ means the Indian Nursing Council constituted under the Act;

iii. ‘SNRC’ means the State Nurse and Midwives Registration Council, by whichever name constituted, by the respective State Governments;

iv. ‘RN & RM’ means a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife (RN & RM) and denotes a nurse who has completed successfully, recognised Bachelor of Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing) or Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) course, as prescribed by the Council and is registered in a SNRC as Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife;

v. ‘Nurses Registration & Tracking System (NRTS)’ means a system developed by Indian Nursing Council and software developed in association with National Informatics Centre (NIC), Government of India, and hosted by NIC for the purpose of maintenance and operation of the Indian Nurses Register. It has standardised forms for collection of the data of Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife (RN&RM)/Registered Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (RANM)/Registered Lady Health Visitor (RLHV) upon Aadhar based biometric authentication;

vi. ‘NUID’ is the Nurses Unique Identification Number given to the registrants in the NRTS system;

vii. ‘General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)’ means Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery qualification recognized by the Council under Section 10 of the Act and included in Part-I of the Schedule of the Act.



The National Health Policy document (NHP, 2017) emphasizes the need to expand tertiary care services, prepare specialist nurses and standardization of clinical training for nurses. Responding to this, the Council planned to redesign the existing specialty nursing programs making it as a one-year post basic diploma residency programs utilizing competency based training approach. The existing one-year post basic diploma in Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing of the Council is being reframed as a residency program using revised guidelines that aim to prepare specialist nurses who can provide competent care to patients with orthopaedic & rehabilitation needs whose diagnostic, treatment and care needs are complex.

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing encompasses both primary disorders of the bone as well as how other diseases affect the bone. Primary orthopaedic diseases can be congenital or acquired. Injuries, infective, degenerative and metabolic conditions in various stages require medical treatment as well as complex surgeries. These conditions can lead to severe disability and rehabilitation issues.

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Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing practice is characterized by dynamic and highly complex care. The area of expertise of the orthopaedic & rehabilitation specialist nurses includes knowledge of all orthopaedic conditions. The Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing practice encompasses preventive, promotive, curative and palliative care for the patients. The nature of some of the conditions are challenging that requires long term rehabilitation to live a near real life as possible, which affect not only the patients but also the family members significantly. Specialist nurses play a great role in the effective management of patients with all types of orthopaedic conditions.


The Council believes that registered nurses need to be further trained as specialist nurses to function in various emerging speciality areas of practice and the training should be competency based. One such area that demands specialist nurses is Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing. Expanding roles of nurses and advances in orthopaedics and rehabilitation necessitates additional training to prepare nurses with specialized skills and knowledge to deliver competent, intelligent and appropriate care to patients with orthopaedic medical and surgical conditions, managed in Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation centres.


The Post Basic Diploma in Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Specialty Nursing education is a one-year residency program and its curriculum is conceptualized encompassing foundational short courses and major specialty courses for specialty nursing practice.

The foundations to Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing practice such as Professionalism, Communication & patient education, Clinical leadership & resource management, and Evidence based & applied research are short courses that aim to provide the students with the knowledge, attitude and competencies essential to function as accountable, committed, safe and competent specialist nurses. The major specialty courses are organized under Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Specialty Nursing-I and Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Specialty Nursing-II.

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Specialty Nursing-I includes Context/Introduction to Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing, and Basic Sciences applied to Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing (application of basic science knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical conditions under Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Specialty Nursing). Specialty Nursing-II includes nursing management of specific orthopaedic conditions comprising assessment, diagnosis, treatment and specialized interventions and patient safety & quality  including  illness  specific considerations. The curricular framework for the Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Specialty Nursing Residency Program is illustrated in the following figure-1. ........................... Read more.


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