Coumminity Health Nursing | Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences




The Department functions with the objective “Reach the unreached” and believe that every patient coming to a health care institution belongs to a family and community and hence considers holistic care are of utmost importance. Extensive practical experiences are provided to the students in rural and urban community through home visit, field visits and awareness programs.


1. Dr. Neetha Kamath Assoc. Professor & HOD
2. Dr. Jacintha Veigas Professor & Clinical Coordinator
3. Mrs. Saritha Telma Fernandes Assoc. Professor
4. Ms. Diana Pearl D’souza Asst. Lecturer
5. Mrs. Suchithra B.S. Asst. Professor



Department has a well equipped lab with computer access. All necessary equipment to meet the service needs in the rural and urban community is available in the department & has got educational models which ease the students in teaching learning activities.


The students are given the best clinical exposure at rural and urban community under Primary Health Centre -Natekal, Urban Health Centre -Kadri, Mangalore. The students are posted under the anganwadi and sub-centers under the Natekal PHC.


STAFF PROJECTS: (Funded by Nitte Deemed to be- University)

  1. E-learning utilization and barriers among teaching faculties of selected colleges of Mangalore.


  1. Jacintha Veigas. The dietary problems, preferences and practices of elderly in a selected rural community of Mangalore. International journal of recent scientific research. 2018;9(14)
  2. Jince V John. Self Directed Learning Practices and Academic Performance among Undergraduate Nursing Students. International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology 2018; 6 (3).
  3. Neetha Kamath. Biophysical markers in prediction of PIH. International journal of nursing education,2018;10(3):135-139
  4. Neetha Kamath. Quality of Life of Postmenopausal Women in Urban and Rural Communities.  Journal of Menopausal Medicine. 2018 Aug; 24(2):87-91. 
  5. Neetha Kamath. Assessment of Quality of Life among Menopausal Women with a View to develop an Information Booklet. Journal South Asian Federation Menopause Society.2018; 6(1):57-61. 
  6. Suchithra BS. Study to determining the knowledge and practice regarding prevention of Mosquito borne disease among adult population in selected rural community. International Journal of Mosquito Research .2018; 5(5):116-118.
  7. Mrs Sarita T. Fernandes and Dr.Fatima D’silva. Effectiveness of music therapy on depression anxiety and stress among haemodialysis patients – International Journal nursing education. 2019:11(1):124-129.


  1. Neetha Kamath .Effectiveness of SIM on ‘E waste management’ among employees. International conference on ICRB organized by KSHEMA on 05-10-2018 to 06-10-2018
  2. Neetha Kamath. Morbid profile of children residing in tribal hostels. International conference on Universal health Coverage, Eros Hotel, organized by INC, New Delhi on 29-11-18 to 01-12-18.
  3. Sarita Fernandes, ‘Assessment of risk for deep vein thrombosis among patients undergoing orthopaedic surgeries in a selected hospital at Mangalore’. International Conference at Manipal CON - 16th to 17th Feb 2018.
  4. Sarita Fernandes, ‘Knowledge and practice of dietary management in patient undergoing haemo dialysis organized by JSS College of Nursing Mysore on 6th to 7th July 2018.
  5. Suchitra BS. Factors associated with stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence among women. Science day. Organized by NUCSER, KSHEMA on 28-02-2019.
  6. Dr. Neetha Kamath, “Research methodology” seminar organized by PG department University College, Mangaluru on 08-02-2019.