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ARMY COLLEGE OF NURSING (ACN) JALANDHAR

Top nursing college in North India offering quality education to daughters of Army personnel and war widows, with state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to excellence.
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INTRODUCTION

The Army College of Nursing (ACN), located in Jalandhar Cantt, was established by the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) in 2005. It’s dedicated to providing quality nursing education to daughters of serving and retired Army personnel, including war widows. ACN is a nursing college approved by INC and Affiliated with Baba Farid University. of Health Sciences, Faridkot. It’s ranked among the top nursing colleges in North India and is known for its commitment to excellence in nursing education.

INFRASTRUCTURE

The Army College of Nursing (ACN) in Jalandhar Cantt has a great setup that helps students learn well. It’s on a big eight-acre campus with eight labs for practising skills, smart classrooms, a computer lab, and advanced labs for six subjects. The college has many facilities like a hall for different uses, libraries, a hall for seminars, places for sports, Wi-Fi, and gyms both inside and outside. There are health and fun facilities available all the time, including a small 8-bed clinic. The college also plans educational trips and outings.

Besides these, the college has a hostel for all students. Living in the hostel is mandatory for all students and it has 124 rooms. Students can pick who they want to share their room with, and each room is shared by two students. The students pay the costs for staying and eating at the hostel.

EDUCATION AND CURRICULUM

The Army College of Nursing (ACN) in Jalandhar Cantt provides a four-year B.Sc. (Nursing) Degree Course, affiliated with Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot (Punjab). ACN’s experienced teachers and clinical instructors are dedicated to shaping future nursing leaders through unique and innovative programs that align with societal needs and the evolving landscape of healthcare in India. The Student Nurses Association at ACN is an active body that recognizes health days and participates in conferences at the national and state levels. For clinical training, students have access to the Military Hospital, a multispecialty facility with 865 beds, and the Command Hospital, Chandimandir, which offers specialized experience in Oncology and Neurology.

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QUALITY EDUCATION

ACN is dedicated to improving its students by providing teaching and learning in high-quality simulated labs. The college has a complete plan for theory and clinical studies, using the best resources from the college and the main Military Hospital. ACN also holds events all year that focus on equal rights for all genders, empowering women, and bringing together different groups in the nation, promoting a feeling of equality and unity among different groups.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Recognized as one of the top three nursing colleges of the university, ACN prides itself on its record of 100% results, numerous distinctions, and quality placements with top-tier hospitals in NCR and North India. ACN is a ‘Centre of Excellence’, committed to the holistic development of its students, preparing them as competent nursing professionals to enhance societal health and wellness.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

The institute encourages students to engage in community activities such as health awareness days and environmental initiatives. The Cultural and Youth Red Cross Program Committee plays a key role in raising student awareness. The institute organizes health camps, exhibitions, and various competitions to foster students’ emotional, intellectual, social, and interpersonal growth. Students also have opportunities to enhance their leadership and interpersonal skills by organizing workshops and seminars.

OVERVIEW ARMY COLLEGE OF NURSING (ACN)

ARMY COLLEGE OF NURSING  OVERVIEW
Name of the college Army College of Nursing 
LocationJalandhar
Type of collegeResidential Nursing College
AffiliationBaba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot 
Seats60 (50 for wards of army personnel and 10 for the general category)
Courses & DurationB.Sc. in Nursing, 4 years
Educational QualificationA candidate must have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB), and English subjects separately in their 10+2 examination from a recognized board or university. They should have scored at least 45% aggregate marks in PCB. Additionally, they need to score in the top 50% on the Online Admission Test (OAT).
EligibilityFemale dependents of serving and retired army personnel, war widows, and widows of army personnel
AgeAge must be 17 to 25 years old on 31 Dec. Only the birth date recorded by the Secondary Education Board will be considered valid.
Physical FitnessThe candidate should be certified by MH/RMO/Registered Medical Practitioner as physically and mentally fit to pursue the course.  Candidates are required to submit a certificate confirming this information during the counselling session. Additionally, selected candidates must undergo a medical examination upon arrival at MH Jalandhar Cantt.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE
Application FormCandidates desirous of seeking admission to ACN Jalandhar Cantt can visit ACN, Jalandhar Cantt website www.acn.co.in  and fill out the form Online. The guidelines to fill out the form, upload documents and pay the Application Fee are available on the ACN, Jalandhar Cantt website.
Online Admission Test (OAT)The Online Admission Test (OAT) for admission to the B.Sc. Nursing Course of Army College of Nursing (ACN) Jalandhar Cantt & AIN Guwahati are conducted on the same day.  Notifications are uploaded on ACN websites.
OAT Roll Numbers / Admit CardsOAT roll numbers / admit cards are uploaded on the ACN website for registration of those candidates only who have paid the ‘Online’ Application Fee.
Merit RankingThe admission is strictly on merit ranking, based on marks obtained in OAT.
Merit ListThe merit list is prepared based on the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the OAT. The decision of the management regarding the preparation of the merit list will be final and no arbitration in this matter will be accepted.
Vacant SeatsIn case of vacant seats due to certain candidates declining to join/not joining on due date, the vacancy so created will be offered to the candidate next in merit.
Medical FitnessMedical Fitness Certificate of the applicants will be checked and a medical test will be conducted at MH Jalandhar Cantt. Unfit candidates will not be allowed to join the college.
PlacementThe college has a dedicated placement cell, which provides guidance and assistance to the students for their career development. The college has a strong alumni network, which helps the students in getting exposure and opportunities in various fields of nursing
Fee structureAs per the prospectus.  Click here to download the prospectus
AddressArmy College of Nursing (ACN), Deep Nagar, Jalandhar Cantt. Pin – 144005
Contact No0181- 2266167, 2660080
E-Mailacn_mh@yahoo.co.in
Websitewww.acn.co.in
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PLACEMENT

The Army College of Nursing in Jalandhar Cantt provides excellent job opportunities for its students. It organizes campus interviews with renowned hospitals and consistently achieves 100% placement. Although there’s no direct route to join the Military Nursing Services or Armed Forces, the college prepares students for these roles. It also offers coaching for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Written Exam.

CONCLUSION

The Army College of Nursing (ACN) in Jalandhar Cantt is a leading institution for nursing education. It was set up by the Army Welfare Education Society and is known for its high-quality education. The college has modern facilities and a wide-ranging curriculum that prepares students for the healthcare sector. ACN is recognized as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ due to its outstanding academic record and successful job placements. The college also focuses on the all-round development of its students through community involvement and various student development programs.

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