History of School - About Sacred Heart School of Nursing

Sacred Heart Hospital, Maqsudan, Jalandhar is a Christian institution run and managed by the Jyothi Province of Sacred Congregation, a registered religious and charitable trust. It was established in 1985 to meet the long felt need of the people of Jalandhar and surrounding districts for a multispeciality hospital.

Sacred Heart Nursing School

The underlying philosophy of Sacred Heart Hospital is to give witness to the compassionate love of Lord Jesus Christ through selfless and dedicated service to the sick and suffering people irrespective of their caste, colour, creed or their economic condition. No patient who sought medical aid from Sacred Heart Hospital has ever been turned away because he or she could not afford it. At the same, the hospital has been keeping up with the latest in the modern medical technology by introducing new equipments and adding new facilities. But what made Sacred Heart Hospital a unique institution has been its success in maintaining the highest standard of the medical and nursing care it gives to its patients.

The Catholic Christian community of Punjab always wanted a school of nursing to train their children to become qualified nurses who would be imbued with the service mentality cultivated by Sacred Heart Hospital. Though there was a total ban on opening new nursing schools in Punjab, impressed by the quality of service rendered by Sacred Heart Hospital, the administration agreed to lift the ban in favour Sacred Heart Hospital and permission was given to open Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1995. With twenty students, the school was formally blessed and inaugurated by the Bishop of Jalandhar, His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Symphorian Keeprath. Right from its beginning, Sacred School of Nursing has been trying to teach its students the value of compassionate love and selfless service for the welfare of the patient. It firmly believes that nursing is a calling to carry out the compassionate healing ministry as commanded by Lord Jesus Christ. Every patient expects the nurse to soothe his or her pain and help in the healing process. Sacred Heart School of Nursing fosters a holistic approach to the healing ministry and has adopted, “Impart Holistic Health Care to the Patients” as its motto.

Sacred Heart School of Nursing endeavours to achieve its noble aim through the following objectives that are being implemented during the training of the future nurses.

  1. By imparting the knowledge of basic principles of the techniques and methods used in nursing and making the students understand the intricacies of nursing care.
  2. By developing skills and necessary aptitudes for planning and implementing comprehensive nursing care.
  3. By training them to think and act independently and responsibly as an individual, a nurse and a citizen.
  4. By teaching them to work as team members and nurturing in them the spirit of co-operation with their fellow workers and the hospital administration for the welfare of the patient through the care of the sick, prevention of diseases and promotion of community health.

Today Sacred Heart School of Nursing is a premier institute in the field of training and attracts candidates for admission not only from Punjab but also from other parts of the country because of the high standard it maintains. It is recognized by the Indian Council of Nursing and affiliated to Punjab Nurses Registration Council for GNM Diploma Course.

General Information About Nursing School

The Sacred Heart Hospital is a Catholic Hospital established in 1985, managed by the congregation of the sisters of Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a multi specialty medical care centre located at Maqsudan, Jalandhar in response to the need felt for the less fortunate people in the rural areas of Punjab. The hospital functioning is animated by the philosophy of "love and compassion of Jesus Christ for the poor and the suffering". It seeks to provide competent medical care with a spirit of service, free from a motive of profit. This hospital caters to the needs of people without distinction of caste, creed, colour or race.

The Sacred Heart School of Nursing was established in 1995. It is recognized by Indian nursing Council (INC) and affiliated to Punjab Nurses Registration Council (PNRC) Chandigarh for GNM Diploma course. This Institution aims at preparing a system of nursing education that fits into the changing educational patterns of our country to meet the health needs of the society, and we try to witness Jesus Christ by following His unconditional love and forgiveness.

Philosophy of Our Hospital/School of Nursing

We, the governing body and the authorities of the hospital believe that :-

  • n a hospital, the patient is the most important person and the healthcare activities are directed to the alleviation of suffering and the welfare of the patient; as if were done to Jesus Christ Himself.
  • Our concept of health is based on the WHO definition that health is a state of physical, mental, social and spiritual well being of a person and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. So the purpose of a hospital is to provide complete health care to the population that is to say, total healing of man, by meeting his physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs through curative, restorative and rehabilitative aspects of their health, without any discrimination of caste, creed, religion, age, sex and socio-economic status.
  • We are dedicated to meet the patients' mental and emotional needs and to keep an average awareness of the social nature of man which will enable us to see the patient as a person with family and as a member of a community.
  • Our hospital shall function as charitable non-profit making and voluntary institution and co-operate with other health care delivery systems of the country.
  • The personnel shall observe the ethics of Catholic Church, legal aspects of Indian Penal Code and also the international code of ethics, applicable to health care system.
  • The personnel shall develop an organization of productivity that provides each individual the opportunity to make an increasingly significant contribution to the organization.
  • Hospital cares for its personnel/students with Love and Justice and train, develop and reward them well.

Mission of our Hospital

Lord Jesus said "I tell you whenever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me." Mt.25:40

To give one and all preventive and curative holistic health care services which are effective, efficient, affordable and accessible. It is our desire to serve patients promptly, with consideration and dignity.

The motto of the Hospital is "To Love, serve and save"

NOC from the Govt. Letter No. & Date 2/177/2011-2 HB-111/6047 dated 30/09/2011
Number of Seats: 60

INC Approval: Certificate Number 155/02/Jan/2010
Number of Seats: 40

PNRC Approval: 2011/6607 dated 09/12/2011
Number of Seats: 40

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