Healthy Pakistan: The Role of Farkhanda Institute of Nursing

To take Pakistani population into a brighter and healthier future every institution of Gandhara University has contributed in its own way. Farkhanda Institute of Nursing sciences has taken on the challenge of educating the society about the importance of Nurses and the respect for nurses. On this web site we have requested the same.


Respect is the key to attracting more nurses into the industry, dire nursing shortages across the entire health system shows its value for nurses. Nurses are the 365 days a year people who keep the whole system working and if you cannot respect nursing you cannot respect patient care. Nursing is one of the most important groups within the team, making sure patients get the best care and the industry has to really respect the work that nurses do, it is about making sure that the work that nurses do is valued.

Gandhara University has got some of the best nursing students in the country, our job will be to build on that, and give these young talented women and men from humble back grounds a source of income, skill and respect in the society. We are confident about the future of this profession, it’s one of the best professions anyone could choose to enter and with the increase in population and shortage of doctors and other medical staff, the community and we will need batter qualified and more nurses in future.

Nurses have to combine the technology with the human touch and sometimes in busy hospitals it is the human touch that disappears. We can all contribute in the respect for nurses by giving them the respect they deserve.


Gandhara University identifies health care as the number one priority and nurses play a central role in delivering health care. Nurses are the best for advocating health promotion, educate patients and inform public on the prevention of illness and injury methods, provide care and assist in cure, participate in rehabilitation, and provide support. No other health care professional has such a broad and far-reaching role.

Nurses help families learn to become healthy by helping them understand the range of emotional, physical, mental and cultural experiences they encounter during health and illness. Nurses help people and their families cope with illness, deal with it, and if necessary live with it, so that other parts of their lives can continue. Nurses do more than care for individuals. They have always been at the forefront of change in health care and public health.

Florence Nightingale, regarded as the founder of modern nursing, is remembered as "the lady with the lamp" - yet she also collected data to prove that the main cause, by far, of fatalities in the Crimean War was not enemy fire, but infections attributed to improper sanitation. She was a pioneering statistician, probably the first person in history to use graphs and charts to persuade politicians to act.

Nurses provide ongoing assessment of people's health. Their round-the-clock presence, observation skills, and vigilance allow doctors to make better diagnoses and better treatments. Many lives have been saved because nurse picks early warning signs of an upcoming crisis. The core of the fact is that a society with good nurses will have healthier population.