Welcome to Directorate of Nursing Services (DNS)
The Directorate of Nursing Services (DNS) is the Central Body and Focal Point from which all activities relating to nursing are managed. This includes all involved in nursing and midwidery education and practices. Though Regulation of Nursing education and practices is the responsibility of the Bangladesh Nursing Council, Council works closely with the Directorate of Nursing Services in regulating Nursing and Midwifery Services.
The DNS has the similar roles and responsibilities in terms of authority, and executive power as the other Directorates of Health Services and Family Planning, under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The Directorate of Nursing Service is one of the members of all policy-making committees at the National level relating to Health.
The Directorate of Nursing is one of the Directorates within the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It is the highest body for managing the overall administration of nursing services in Bangladesh. The main responsibilities of the DNS are:
Planning and Policy Development.
Administration and Management relating to nurses and non-nurses employee within the nursing education and services of the Government sector.
Education (pre service education and higher education) and Training (in-service).
Budgeting and Accounts management.
Establishment and maintenance of Nursing Educational Institutes and Student Nurses' Hostel.
Tender and procurement of resources.
Planning, development and management of the Development Project/Programs.
Collaboration and Coordination with other Ministries, Health Department, National and International Organizations.
Appointment, promotion, transfer and appalling.
Award for best performance in nursing education and services areas.
Coordination with Bangladesh Nursing Council.
Link with Other Organization & Institutions
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