The Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing is a pioneer institute for nursing education in India and South East Asian region offering basic and higher education programmes. It is controlled financially by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and academically affiliated to University of Delhi as Department of Nursing under faculty of science. The primary objective of the College is to provide and promote education and research in the field of nursing.
The College was established in 1946 and initially B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing programme was formulated to train young women as professional nurses for meeting the health needs of the country. In 1959, the University approved the initiation of two years Master of Nursing programme, M.Phil, in Nursing was star ted in 1986 as a foundation course for undertaking doctoral work and in the year 1992, Doctoral programme in nursing was started under Department of Nursing, University of Delhi.
Besides the regular academic programmes, College also conducts short term courses for nursing personnel through the Department of Continuing Education. College is also designated as a regional study centre for Ph.D Programme in Nursing conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health science, Bangalore in collaboration with WHO and Indian Nursing Council.
The college is also in process of being established as centre of excellence in Nursing by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
The college is also recognized as a programme study centre by IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) for conducting post basic B.Sc. Nursing Course.
The College is selected as one of the sub-recipient for the GFATM (Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) project under INC.