College of Nursing AFMC was raised on 10 Nov 1964 with the affiliation to Pune University and conversion of the erstwhile School of Nursing. It is recognized by Indian Nursing Council and Maharashtra Nursing Council. The College believes in preparing Nurse practitioners, who will be able to function as efficient ward managers and educationalists for all three services viz-Army, Navy, and Air force. The ethos of discipline, commitment to service and team spirit has been a positive influence on the development of this institution. The first batch of B Sc. Nursing consisted of fifteen students which now been raised to 40. Mrs A Mani the first Principal a civilian faculty reigned the college till 31 December 1980 till an eligible MNS Officer could take over the post of Principal. Since 1998, the college is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee from Nov 2013 to Nov 2014 in three phases.
This college is conducting different university programmes and PG Diploma courses recognized by INC. The specialised training for Nursing Officers in Orthopaedic and Operation Room Nursing was introduced in the year 1974 and 1978 respectively. The Post Basic BSc (N) programme was added in the year 1987 with an initial intake of 08 which is increased to 20 from September 2013. The college was a Study Centre for IGNOU from 1996 to 2006. Since 1997, the college has been recognised for NSS activities. Besides this, college also has been identified as a centre for GFATM round 7 activities since 2009. MSc Nursing Programme was commenced in the year 2008 in four specialities (Medical Surgical Nursing, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing, Child Health Nursing and Community Health Nursing). Post graduation in Mental Health Nursing as a speciality has been added in the year 2011.
This college aims at maintaining academic excellence and constantly strive in its quest to achieve high standards of patient care through setting standards and research. The patient is viewed as an individual/ holistic being and efforts of faculty are directed towards optimising this concept among students who are the future of nursing. Faculty believes in preparing qualified nurses who will work with utmost compassion, devotion and professionalism. Faculty believes that family has an important role in patient care and concept of family centre approach is fostered in minds of students both in hospital and community. Faculty believes in overall development of students as a person and useful citizen.
The college of nursing AFMC, aims at maintaining academic excellence by establishing standards, effective monitoring systems and adopting innovative teaching learning techniques through research and feedback.
To prepare responsible, sincere competent and compassionate nursing officers for Tri services who will be able to function efficiently in all health care settings, both during war and peace.
The institution mission defines the distinctive characteristics in establishing itself as a quantitative and society need based centre for imparting best knowledge and skills to the under graduate and post graduate training students through the set standard nursing course. Institute believes in providing comprehensive quality nursing care to their Armed Forces clientele inn the affiliated hospitals of the defense services.