Child Health Nursing Department

Child Health Nursing Department

I) OVERVIEW

a) PHILOSOPHY
  • We the faculty of department of Child Health Nursing believe that child health nursing is service rendered by professional nurses with knowledge, skill and attitude based on art and scientific knowledge to help the children, family and community in the prevention of diseases, preservation and restoration of health and rehabilitation.
  • We believe that the faculty members of child health nursing will prepare nursing students to render competency based quality care in various paediatric settings in accordance with legal and ethical aspects.
  • We recognize that the nursing students with the specialized knowledge and skill imbibed with appropriate attitude will excel in various expanded and extended nursing roles. Further this department encourages accountability and commitment to life long learning which fosters improvement of quality care.
  • We agree that the nursing students will execute evidence based nursing care in accordance with current research and technology.

B) AIM
  • The aim of the Department of child health nursing is to prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as nurse specialists, consultants, educators, administrators in a wide variety of professional settings.

C) OBJECTIVES
On completion of the child health nursing theory/ clinical experience, the graduate will be able to:-
  • utilize/apply the concepts, theories and principles of paediatric nursing science
  • demonstrate advance competence in practice of nursing
  • enhance understanding on growth and development of children, child psychology and modern trends and concepts in the child care.
  • demonstrate the ability to make appropriate judgments/decisions to solve problems related to the care of children and their families.
  • participate in the preventive and curative aspects of nursing care for the minor and major childhood diseases and disorders
  • prepare paediatric postgraduate nurses occupy nurse manager/nurse clinician, nurse researcher in the clinical area/college
  • Demonstrate skill in conducting nursing research, interpreting and utilizing the findings from health related research. prepare experts as nurse consultant to work in the neonatal intensive care unit or in the paediatric intensive care unit or in general paediatrics.

D) FACILITIES
LAB FACILITIES:
  • Child Simulator (Mannequin) is available to demonstrate the child health nursing procedures.
  • Models, Instruments, Drugs & adequate articles are available to practice.
CLINICAL FACILITIES:
  • Justice K.S.Hegde Charitable Hospital which is a parent hospital having 80 bedded paediatric ward consists of following units.
  • Pediatric ward with 80 beds of which medical unit I & II have 30 beds each.
  • And also paediatric ward has 20 beds for Pediatric surgery.
  • Average bed occupancy of the ward is 65 - 70.
  • The NICU has 8 beds, and on an average about 122 cases are seen each day at paediatric OPD.
  • Nitte Meenakshi Institute of craniofacial surgery perform various congential and acquired craniofacial deformity correction surgeries such as cleft lip and palate surgery ,SABG, orthognathic surgery, Rhinoplasty etc.
ACADEMICS
RESULTS: 2016-2017
Name Of The Course Number Of Students Appeared Pass Percentage Distinction % First Class %
B.Sc (N) 69 99 % 10% 42%
P.B.BSc (N) 9 100 % 33% 56%

III - RESEARCH PROJECTS
a) COMPLETED STUDENT PROJECT ( 2016-2017)
Sl. No Title of Research Principal Investigator Co Investigator
1 Effect of internship program on clinical competence among BSc nursing students in selected nursing colleges at Mangalore Prof .Sujatha.R. Ms Vineetha Sunny IV Year BSc Nursing students

b) COMPLETED STAFF RESEARCH PROJECTS ( 2016-2017)
Sl No Title of Research Principal Investigator Co Investigator
1 A study on the attitude and barriers towards evidence based practice among nurse educators. Ms.Subin Mariya Jacob -

c) ONGOING STUDENT PROJECTS ( 2017-2018)
Sl.No Title Principal Investigator Co Investigator Funded Amount Duration
1 Effect of pre and post operative instruction module on anxiety for mothers of children with hypospadias in selected hospitals of Mangaluru Mrs. Sujatha.R Ms Juwel George, 4th yr B.Sc (N) 6500 1yr

d) ONGOING STAFF RESEARCH PROJECT ( 2017-2018)
Sl No Title of Research Principal Investigator Co Investigator
1 Effectiveness of STP regarding Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Policy on Knowledge of health care workers and Breast Feeding Practices of mothers admitted in a selected hospital in Mangaluru Ms.Harsha thomas Ms. Sujatha.R & Ms.Samseena

e) CNES / WORKSHOPS/ IN SERVICE CONDUCTED ( 2016-2017)
Sl No Title Nature of seminar/ ISE/ workhop/ CNE Date Venue Funded by
1 Role of National health agencies in child welfare CNE 21.11.16 Seminar hall, KSHEMA NUINS
2 NICU Nurse and Application EBP In India CNE 11/02/17 NUINS Learning Center NUINS

IV- a - PAPERS PRESENTED (2016- 2017)
Sl. No Name of The Faculty Title of The Topic Presented At Name Of The Conference/ Workshop Date Organised By National / International/ Regional
1 Mrs. Sujatha.R Effectiveness of flax seed pillow on stress and physical parameters of premature infants in selected NICU’s at Mangalore. Conference Impact of global issues on women and children 09/01/17 11/01/17 Manipal Nursing college Inter national
2 Mrs.Subin Maternal working status on the performance and behavioural problems of adolscence Conference Impact of global issues on women and children 09/01/17 11/01/17 Manipal Nursing college Inter national
3 Mrs. Sujatha.R Effectiveness of snake and ladder game on knowledge and attitude regarding personal hygiene among school children in a selected rural school at Mangalore. Conference Envisioning creating the future 03/06/17 Father Muller College of Nursing National
4 Mrs.Jeevitha Alva (poster) Caring for mothers and their newborn’s- midwives role workshop Caring for mothers and their newborn’s- midwives role 04-05-17 Yenepoya Nursing College Regional
5 Mrs.Harsha Thomas (poster) Geriatric Health: Adding Life to years & Years to Life Workshop Geriatric Health: Adding Life to years & Years to Life 04-07-17 Yenepoya Nursing College Regional

IV- b - PAPER PUBLISHED (2016- 2017)
Sl.No Name of The Faculty Title of The Article Name of The Journal,Vol, Issn No,Publishers, Page No
1 Subin Mariya Jacob Maternal working status on the performance and behavioural problems of adolscence International journal of research and review [IJRR], Vol.3; Issue:11, November 2016; pp: 116-124
2 Teena J. Jose Sujatha.R A comparative study to identify the factors leading to early weaning among urban and rural mothers of infants in a selected community areas at Mangalore. NUJHS Vol. 6, No.4, Dec 2016, ISSN 2249-7110 First page : ( 60) Last page : ( 67)
3 Mrs.Harsha Thomas Assess the relationship knowledge about nutritional status and body image perception among Adolescence Girls in Mangalore. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Volume-7, Issue-5, May-2017 Page No: 69-70

COLLABORATIONS
The department collaborates with various departments at the Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital and other institutions such as
  • Mangala Jyothi Integrated School, Mangalore.
  • St. Agnes Special School, Mangalore and
  • Adopted GOVERNMENT High School, Pavoor

V -FACULTY
Names Qualification Designation
Mrs. SUJATHA.R MSc (N), M.A (Sociology) Professor & HOD
Ms. HARSHA THOMAS MSc(N) Lecturer
MS. JEEVITHA ALVA MSc(N) Lecturer
Ms. SAMSEENA BSc(N) Asst. Lecturer

VI- EXTENSION ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED IN (2016-2017)
Sl. No Date Event Activity Group Venue No. of beneficiaries In charge faculty
1 06/08/16 World “Breast Feeding Week” celebration Role play Health education Quiz on breast feeding. Faculties & II nd MSC (N) Masthikatte, Ullal Anganwadi 35 Ms. Samseena & Mrs. Harsha
2 12/11/16 Children’s day celebration Role play & Health education Personal and environmental hygiene IIIrd year B.Sc Nursing students Aided stella maris childrens home, Beeri 18 Mrs. Subin
3 26/11/16 “World Day for the prevention of Child Abuse” Health talk Faculties and IIIrd year B.Sc Nursing students Govt. School, Pavoor 57 children, 5 teachers Ms. Samseena
4 16/12/16 Paediatric medical camp General Health Screening IIIrd year B.Sc Nursing students Shri Bharathi School, Nanthoor 150 school children Ms. Samseena
5 27/12/16 Paediatric medical camp General Health ,Eye & ENT Screening IIIrd year B.Sc Nursing students Shri Bharathi Vidya Samsthe, Uruvalu, Belthangady 220 school children Mrs. Samseena
6 24/01/17 Paediatric dental & ophthalmic camp Eye & Dental Screening IIIrd year B.Sc Nursing students Govt. School, Pavoor 186 school children Mrs.Sujatha.R