Professor Cum Principal
Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Post Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), Master of Science in Nursing (MScN)
Trained Nurses' Association of India (TNAI), Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses (ISPN), Nursing Research Society of India (NRSI), Indian Nursing Council (INC)
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Surinder Jaspal has been a Professor Cum Principal at Guru Nanak College of Nursing in Dhahan-Kaleran, Punjab, since 2016.
She coordinates the subjects of maternal health, mental health and medical surgical nursing for the PhD program. She also teaches mental health nursing & research.
Dr. Jaspal believes that while theory provides important foundations for learning, it is practical experience with real-life situations that make success. Her teaching style is focused on developing problem-solving skills that encompass primary, secondary and tertiary care in nursing.
Dr. Jaspal completed her General Nursing Midwifery (GNM) diploma from Government Nursing College, Amritsar in 1976, which was affiliated to Punjab Nurses Registration Council (PNRC) in Mohali. That same year, she began working as a staff nurse at Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Amritsar until 1986.
During this time, she completed her master of philosophy (MPhil) in 1982 at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar. She then studied for her Post Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PIGMER), in Chandigarh, from 1984 to 1986. At that time, the institution was affiliated to Panjab University in Chandigarh.
Between 1986 to 2003, she worked as a nursing tutor at Government Nursing College Rajindra Hospital in Patiala. Between 2005 to 2006, she was promoted to Associate Professor.
In 1989, she began her Master of Science in Nursing (MScN), specifically in mental health nursing, also at PIGMER. She received her master’s degree in 1991.
Dr. Jaspal continued to advance her education by working on a Phd in Social Sciences between 2000 and 2005, at Punjabi University, Patiala. There, she was awarded a university medal and recognized with distinction in eight subjects.
Dr. Jaspal also gained administrative and leadership experience while working as Registrar at the Punjab Nurses Registration Council (PNRC) in Chandigarh, between 2004 and 2005. That led to her Vice Principal and Professorship position at Sri Guru Ram Das College of Nursing, in Hoshiarpur, from 2006 to 2007.
She became the Vice Principal of Gian Sagar College Of Nursing, Ram Nagar, between 2007 to 2009, and continued on as Professor Cum Principal between 2009 and 2014.
Thereafter she was the Principal at Swami Gurbachan Lal (SGL) College of Nursing in Jalandhar, from September, 2014 to January, 2015. She was the Professor Cum Principal at Swift Institute of Nursing in Ghaggar Sarai from 2015 to 2016.
Dr. Jaspal is a life member of the Trained Nurses’ Association of India (TNAI), the Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses (ISPN), the Nursing Research Society of India (NRSI) and the Indian Nursing Council (INC).