The Nursing School programme at Giffard Memorial Hospital in Nuzivid was started as early as 1927 for the training of Auxiliary Nurses and its graduates from then in various parts of the country and the world. The hospital had initially been established in 1925 on land donated by Tahvor-O-Jaladat Das stagaha Sobhanadri Appa Rao Bahadur, Zamindar of Telaprole Estate, Nuzivid.
It was the wish of the donor that the hospital be named after his friend, Col. Giffard, a British Officer in the Indian Health Services.
With a rich heritage of dedicated missionaries providing tireless services to the community the institution earned a good name among the local people attracting patients far and wide to receive treatment from our Institution, often free of charge. It was also the dream of the pioneers and a much needed plan to establish a degree programme in Nursing.
From a small beginning of 3 graduate Nurses in the year 1937 the institution has grown to an institution that currently produces 50 B Sc. Nursing and 20 General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) Nurses per year for not only the hospital but the wider Community. These numbers are regulated by the government and the university to which the college is affiliated. Through the hard work and support of the central administration in Surat as well as the commitment of the local leadership at Nuzivid the institutions has managed to progress and offer quality education
The B Sc. Nursing program began in the year 2009 under the dynamic leadership support of METAS at Surat and the first batch of B Sc. Nurses will be graduating in the coming year 2014. Two large buildings were put up since then for the B Sc. & GNM classes as well as hosting well equipped laboratories and library facilities for the students.