Message From Director
Dr . Werlok Kharshiing
M.B.B.S, MS, M.Ch, F.A.I.S
Woodland Institute of Nursing was established in 2006 with a mandate to produce a cadre of nursing leaders at the clinical, administrative and academic levels.
Our foremost challenge in health care today is the shortage of qualified nurses in both clinical practice and nursing education. To overcome this challenge Woodland Institute of Nursing had started with a GNM program for students desirous of developing skills and competency in nursing. In a span of 4 years the Basic B.Sc. and Post Basic B.Sc Nursing programs were opened in the newly constructed building at the Laitkor Campus. Over a period of 6 years, we have about 300 students who have graduated from the Institute in various programs and working in different areas of Health Organization.
The objective of our Institute is to prepare efficient nurses to function in interprofessional healthcare teams to meet the needs of increasing patient populations. Nurses must have a strong theoretical and scientific basis for the practice of nursing, thus the Institute curriculum is grounded in science as well as the art of nursing.
The Woodland Institute of Nursing faculty, staff and students are dedicated to providing leadership in meeting the challenges and opportunities facing the nursing care needs of Meghalaya and the nation. I invite you to explore the opportunities we have to offer, and to join us in the education and development of future nursing leaders.
The Woodland Institute of Nursing under the umbrella of Woodland Hospital, Shillong is a private Nursing School. This Institute is set-up under the aegis of “North East Hub Society” (NEHUBS), a prominent registered Non Government Organization (NGO) Shillong, Meghalaya India.
The Meghalaya Nursing Council (MNC) granted permission for the setting up the GNM Nursing Course vide Letter No.MNC/F17/02/2006 dated 22nd March 2006 and permission for intake of 30 student s and commencement of course vide Letter No.MNC/F1/1/2007 dated 1st February 2007.The Indian Nursing Council (INC) also granted its permission vide Certificate No. 18-21/3218-INC dated 4th June 2007 w .e. f. 11th April 2007
Also for the Basic B.Sc Nursing Course The Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi granted permission vide certificate no. 18-21/6083- INC,dated 25th February 2011 .The Meghalaya Nursing Council also granted permission to start the course with an intake of 40 students and commencement of course vide letter no.MNC/1 /15/05 dated 3rd September 2010.
Same with Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Course The Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi granted permission vide certificate no. 18-21/8240 INC dated 11,h September 2012. The Meghalaya Nursing Council also granted permission to start the course with an intake of 30 students per year Vide Letter No 1 /15/05/1325 Dated 8th September 2011.
The Institute is affiliated to Martin Luther Christian University, (MLCU) Shillong for both Basic B.Sc Nursing Course and Post B.Sc Nursing course respectively.
Woodland Institute of Nursing is surrounded by hills and valleys. Not too far from the Institute are the beautiful peaks like Shillong Peak, Shillong View Point and Iing Syiem Sad Smit.
Laitkor is a beautiful place to live in, with its amazing climate, and it is a peaceful and clean place with full of trees and fresh air.
The Environment here in Woodland Institute of Nursing is full of greeneries, mountain, rivers, green field, its breeze, all are beautiful, love flows in this land, fellow- felling and sharing is a part of Woodland Institute of Nursing life. Anyone around here always has a smile to share and that constitutes a really homely atmosphere.
Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers can have their pick of places to visit for trekking, hiking and other activities.