COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

INTRODUCTION TO THE DEPARTMENT

  • The Department of Community Health Nursing was established in the year 1993 with an aim to provide in depth knowledge in community health nursing concepts, philosophy, principles and practice.
  • The Department functions with the belief 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 under Primary Health Centre -Natekal ,Urban Health Centre -Kadri, Mangalore and Nitte Community Health Centre -Karkala, under Udupi district.

PHILOSOPHY
Department of community health nursing belieupve, accept and recognize in:-
  • The essential dignity and worth of the individual.
  • The possession by individual of potentialities and resources for managing their own lives.
  • The importance of freedom to express one’s individuality.
  • The great capacity for growth within all social beings.
  • The right of the individual to basic necessities ( food, shelter, medical care) without which fulfillment of life is often blocked.
  • The need for individuals to struggle and strive to improve their life and environment.
  • The right of the individual to help in times of need and crisis.
OBJECTIVES Reach the unreached
  • Gain in depth knowledge in community health nursing concepts, philosophy, principle and practice.
  • Realize the importance and techniques of epidemiological approaches for solving community health problems
  • Develop skills in community health assessment
  • Develop skills in identifying health needs of the individuals, family and community and demonstrate skill in providing comprehensive family health care using available resources.
  • Demonstrate skill in programme planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Develop ability to function as a member of the community health team and initiate positive change in health care system.
  • Integrate aspects of promotion of health and prevention of illness in community.
  • Develop a culture of evidence-based practice.
  • Acquire an understanding of quality assurance and standardization of care
  • Develop leadership abilities for the advancement of practice of professional nursing.
FACILITIES
Department is collaborated with governmental and non-governmental agencies in provision of community outreach services and also provides collaborative services with Nattekal PHC, Nitte CHC, Kadri UHC and Bengere PHC . Outreach programs are carried out on regular basis in collaboration with the community medicine department of KSHEMA hospital.

FACULTY PROFILE
Sl. No Name of the faculty Designation Qualification Years of experience
01 Dr(Mrs ) Neetha Kamath Assoc. Professor M. Sc (N), Ph D(N) 20 yrs
O2 Ms. Suchithra B.S Lecturer M. Sc (N) 8 yrs
03 Mr. Jince V John Lecturer M. Sc (N) ,M Phil (N) 3 yr
04 Mr. Vallesh R Shetty Lecturer M. Sc (N) 3 yr  
05 Ms Bency Elsa Babu Asst.Lecturer B Sc (N)  
06 Ms Merin Mathew Asst.Lecturer B Sc (N)  


ACADEMICS:
University results of the department for the year 2016-17
Class Batch Year of Examination Total No of students appeared No of students passed Name of subject topper Percentage
IV BSc Nursing 2013-17 2016-17 94 93 Ms. Vineetha Sunny (99%)
II BSc Nursing 2015-19 2016-17 91 86 Ms Aishwarya Ms Maria Manuel (95%)    
II PBBSc Nursing 2015-17 2016-17 12 12 Ms. Emidaka Gatphoh (100%)

Community Health Nursing Department Lab
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.

Department Library
1 Text book 53
2 Term papers 44
3 Modules 24
4 UG Projects 26
5 Thesis (PG and Staff) 18
6 Journals 15
7 CDs 64
8 Audio cassette 01

Innovative Teaching Method Adopted In Department>
Participatory Rural Appraisal
Sl. No Innovative teaching methods 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Field Visit
2 Street Play
3 Health Related Exhibition
4 Epidemiological Survey

Journal Club

6 Puppet Show

7 Report Presentation
8

9 Model Preparation
10 Panel Discussion

11 Seminar/ Symposium
12 Vedio Teaching

13 Module Preparation

14 Quiz


NO. OF PUBLICATIONS
  PAPER PUBLISHED
2013 2014 2015 2016
Indexed Peer Reviewed Journals Indexed Peer Reviewed Journals Indexed Peer Reviewed Journals Indexed Peer Reviewed Journals
National   1         1  
International 1   7   1   1  
Total 1 2   2 7   2  

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES- COMPLETED
SL.NO TITLE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR CO INVESTIGATOR DURATION
1 Perception and Knowledge on Sexual abuse among students of health care institutions Ms Merlin and Group Dr Neetha Kamath One year

STAFF FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS - COMPLETED
SL. NO TITLE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR CO INVESTIGATOR DURATION
1 Domestic violence and psychological problems among the wives of alcoholics and non alcoholic in selected community area Mangalore

Mrs. Suchithra BS   Dr. Neetha Kamath Mr. Vallesh R Shetty 1 yr

RESEARCH PAPER/ POSTER PRESENTED 2016-17
Sl. No. Name of the Faculty

Topic

Name of the workshop / conference

NATIONAL/ INTERNATIONAL Date Venue
1 Dr. Neetha Kamath Correlation between BMI, BP, and Blood sugar among the adults residing in rural area

Health care innovation through advanced nursing research and practice

National

30-6-2016

AJ institute of medical science
2 Mrs .Suchithra BS Study to determine the knowledge and practice regarding prevention of mosquito borne disease among adult population in selected rural community.

Health care innovation through advanced nursing research and practice

National

30-6-2016

AJ institute of medical science
3 Dr. Neetha Kamath and Mrs Saritha Telma Fernandes Presented a poster in “Effectiveness of integrated teaching methods on HIV among nursing students”.

International conference in impact of Global issues in women and Children

International

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4 Dr. Neetha Kamath Presented a paper in ““QOL of post menopausal women in rural and urban communities”.

International conference in impact of Global issues in women and Children

International

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5 Dr. Neetha Kamath Presented a paper in ‘Knowledge and reported practices on malaria and its prevention among malaria patients in selected hospitals.

International conference ‘Malaria in Global health’

International

font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">17 and18 March, 2017

font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">KSHEMA, Deralakatte
6 Mrs Suchitra B S Presented a poster in ‘Knowledge regarding prevention of vector born disease among adult population”

International conference ‘Malaria in Global health’

International

font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">17 and18 March, 2017

font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">KSHEMA, Deralakatte
EXTENSION ACTIVITIES & EVENTS 2016—2017
SL.NO DATE ACTIVITY VENUE NO.OF BENEFICIARIES
1 07-04-2016 World Health day – Radio program All India Radio- Kadri -Public
2 24-08-2016 School health programme- nutritional assessment CMRS High School Madhya , Surathklal 146 students
3 25-09-2016 : Dental Screening, Health education and General Health Camp Koraga Residential School, Kadri, Mangalore 94 students
4 09-11-2016 In service education program on MCH Natekal PHC 16 ASHA workers
5 12-11-2016 School health Program - Government higher primary school, Hoohakuvakallu ,Mudipu 108 Students
6 13-11-2016 School health programme- nutritional assessment CMRS High School Madhya , Surathklal 150 students
5 20-11-2016 School health programme- nutritional assessment Kadri 87 Students
6 01-12-2016 Observation of world AIDS day Deralakkatte Junction ,Mangalore. General public
7 03/12/16 Nutritional programme for preschoolers Boliyar Anganwadi   25 parents of the Anganwadi children
8 03-03-2017 Mass health education on vector borne diseases Natekal 25 public
9

Nutrition program-Under five Diet Natekal 20 mothers
10 12-03-2017 School health programme- Scabies CMRS High School Madhya , Surathklal 125 students
11 23-03-2017 School health program-TB and Prevention of Junk food Higher Primary school, Montepadavu 132 students
12 26-03-2017 School health programme- Scabies Kadri 95 Students

WORKSHOP/CNE/SEMINAR/INSERVICE EDUCATION CONDUCTED
Sl.No Topic Date Workshop/CNE/Seminar/ Inservice Education National /International/ State/Regional Total Participants Funded By

1
Women empowerment and gender Sensitivity 08-08-2016 Guest Lecture Regional Seminal Hall, K S Hegde Hospital 98 Students

Nitte university

2
Nursing Skill Competencies 13-01-2017 CNE Regional Seminar Hall, K S Hegde Hospital 121 Self
3 TB-Unite to End 24-03-2017 Guest Lecture Regional Seminar Hall, K S Hegde Hospital 175 Nitte University