Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has launched post-diploma nursing courses with an aim to evolve specialised skill sets in eight critical disciplines. The courses will be run by the Apollo College of Nursing and have been developed in collaboration with the Indian Nursing Council. They are of one-year duration and involve 400 hours of theory and 1,500 hours of practical orientation. Personnel with GNM and B.Sc. (Nursing) qualifications are eligible for these courses. Apollo Hospitals Chairman Dr Prathap C. Reddy said the specialised post-diploma nursing curricula are imperative for building the much-needed specialised nursing manpower.