Nursing Excellence


Nursing Excellence Certification Programme

Nursing Excellence Certification:The Nursing Excellence certification program was launched in the year February 2014. The need for starting a nursing excellence certification program was envisaged in the year 2011 during a national conference on reshaping nursing professionals held in the year January 2011 at Chennai to improve clinical outcomes, patient safety and satisfaction with a fine balance between cost, quality and safety. Subsequently a nursing core committee was formed in the year 2011 under NABH, Quality Council of India. This committee met three times and the final draft of the standards was released in the year February 2014. The target audience for this program would be all Allopathic Hospitals.

Seven Chapters of NABH Nursing Excellence Standards

1. Nursing Resource Management (NRM).
2. Nursing Care of Patient (NCP).
3. Management of Medication (MOM).
4. Education, Communication and Guidance (ECG).
5. Infection Control Practices (ICP).
6. Empowerment and Governance (EG).
7. Nursing Quality Indicators (NQI).

Benefits of Certification

1. Stimulates continuous quality improvement
2. Safe, effective, competent and ethical nursing care
3. Regulating, guiding and promoting professional nursing practice
4. Raises community confidence
5. Guidelines to nurse administrators and supervisors for supporting and facilitating nursing care
6. Opportunity to healthcare unit to benchmark with the best

Who can apply?
Hospital that fulfils the following requirements:
1.Currently in operation as Hospital
2.Hospital should have been implemented NABH standards in the Hospital for a minimum of three months.
3.The organization that commits to comply with NABH standards

How to apply for certification?
All aspiring healthcare organizations desirous to achieve certification can apply online by registering on the NABH website.


How much is the Fees?

General information brochure Free of cost
NABH Standards for nursing excellence Rs. 1500/-

Application fee and NABH Certification charges:

Are there any trainings conducted for the programme?
NABH Secretariat organizes training sessions on understanding of NABH standards and implementing them in the organizations in form of Programme on Implementation (POI), for healthcare organizations desirous of taking their organizations for accreditation. These sessions are taken by faculty from NABH who are senior assessors. The details of these trainings, dates, venue and fee information are available in the NABH website

NABH has taken a new initiative to conduct free master classes on various topics under the rubric "NABH Quality Connect-Learning with NABH". The master classes are conducted every month. The topics include: Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Hospital Infection Control, Management of Medication, Document Control, Clinical Audits, Continual Quality improvement, Hospital infection prevention etc.

Apart from this guidance material is available at “Resource” page of NABH web portal

Kindly visit the below link to attend training programmes being conducted by NABH.

How to procure a copy of the standards?

The standards can be purchased online and the hard copy of the standard shall be dispatched to the address submitted while purchasing the same.



To obtain a copy of NABH standard, kindly click on the below shown cover page


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