New Delhi: Foreign language courses will be soon introduced in nursing colleges across the country.
The Indian Nursing Council has issued a notification allowing students of the BSc Nursing and ANM (Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery) courses to choose one foreign language as an optional subject of study.
However, the council made it clear that it is up to the students to decide whether to opt for one or not.
Every institution should make necessary arrangements for various foreign language courses. The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said colleges need to cover the cost of hiring foreign language teachers.
It also warned the colleges against charging high fees in the name of such courses. The institutions can consider languages such as French, German, Greek, Korean, Irish, Latin, Spanish, and Portuguese.