Nitte University


Child Health Nursing

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) OBJECTIVE

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
  • Practice as a nurse specialist.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and function effectively as nurse educator and manager.
  • 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.
  1. 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 congenital and acquired craniofacial deformity correction surgeries such as cleft lip and palate surgery ,SABG, orthognathic surgery, Rhinoplasty etc.

ACADEMICS
RESULTS: 2014-2015

Name Of The Course Number Of Students Appeared Pass Percentage Distinction First Class
B.Sc (N) 93 100 % 6 % 48 %
P.B.BSc (N) 9 89 % 11% 56 %
MSc (N)II year 3 100 % 33% 67%

III – RESEARCH PROJECTS
a) COMPLETED STUDENT PROJECT ( 2015-2016)

Sl. No Title of Research Principal Investigator Co Investigator
1 Effect of Nurse led program on knowledge regarding primary prevention of child sexual abuse among mothers and children in selected school at Mangalore Prof .Sujatha.R. IV Year BSc Nursing students

b) COMPLETED PG DISSERTATIONS ( 2015-2016)

SL. No Title of Research Principal Investigator Guide
1 Effectiveness of moringa leaves extract on haemoglobin level among adolescent girls with anemia in selected schools at Mangalore. Mrs. Jeevitha Alva Prof.Sujatha.R.

2 Effectiveness of “sqeeze the ball distraction technique” on post operative pain among children in a selected hospital at Mangalore. Ms. Riwanka Khlem Prof.Sujatha.R.

3 Effectiveness of child to child approach on practice of hand washing among school children in a selected school at Mangalore. Ms. Smitha Mariam Mathew Prof.Sujatha.R.

c) COMPLETED STAFF RESEARCH PROJECTS ( 2015-2016)

Sl No Title of Research Principal Investigator Co Investigator
1 A comparative study on risk taking behaviors and scholastic performance of early adolescents in selected schools at Mangalore. Prof. Sujatha. R

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d) ONGOING STAFF RESEARCH PROJECTS ( 2014-2017)

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

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e) ONGOING UG PROJECTS ( 2016-2017)

S 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 Mrs. Sujatha.R Ms Vineetha Sunny, 4th yr B.Sc (N)

f) CNES / WORKSHOPS/ IN SERVICE CONDUCTED ( 2015-2016)

Sl No Title Nature of seminar/ ISE/ workhop/ CNE Date Venue Funded by
1 Surgical Emergencies in Newborn & Children CNE – REGIONAL 15/04/15 SEMINAR HALL,
KSHEMA
NUINS
2 Care of critically ill children CNE- REGIONAL 10/12/15 SEMINAR HALL,
KSHEMA
NUINS

IV-PAPERS PRESENTED (2015- 2016)

Sl.
No
Name of The Faculty Title of The Topic Presented At Conference/
Seminar/
Workshop
Name Of The
Conference/
Seminar/
Workshop
Date Organised By National /
International/
State/
Regional
Prof . Sujatha.R Effectiveness of breastfeeding in perception of procedural
pain among neonates from selectedhospitals of mangalore
Workshop Clinical Research Methodology 30/10/15 KSHEMA National
Ms. Subin Mariya
Jacob
A comparative study on effect of maternal anaemia in physical and physiological parameters of newborn in selected hospitals in mangalore Workshop Clinical Research Methodology 30/10/15 KSHEMA National
Prof . Sujatha.R Effectiveness of Steam InhalationwWith Tulsi Leaves Vs Hot Water On Coryza among Children with URTI In selected community area at Mangalore Conference Meeting challenges: transforming nursing care 05-06/01/16 SRMC, Chennai Inter National
Prof . Sujatha.R Effect of nurseled program on knowledge regarding primary prevention of child sexual abuse among mothers and children in selected school at Mangalore Workshop Emerging Research Culture: A Pathway to Evidence Informed Health Care 18/02/16 NUINS National
Mrs. Harsha
Thomas
Effectiveness of SIM regarding knowledge & practice on prevention of RTA Workshop Emerging Research Culture: A Pathway to Evidence Informed Health Care 18/02/16 NUINS National

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.
  • BJ Wadia Hospital, Mumbai
  • Adopted St.Joseph’s Higher Primary School, Paneer

V -FACULTY

Names Qualification Designation
Mrs. SUJATHA.R MSc(N), M.A (Sociology) Professor & HOD
Ms. HARSHA MSc(N) Lecturer
MS. SUBIN MARIYA JACOB MSc(N) Lecturer
Ms. SAMSEENA BSc(N) Asst. Lecturer

VI- EXTENSION ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED IN (2015-2016)

Sl.
No
Date Event Activity Group Venue Fund No.
of beneficiaries
1 05/08/15-
07/08/15
World “Breast Feeding Week” celebration Role play Health education Quiz on breast feeding. Faculties
& II
MSC (N)
Mangalanthi School, Anganwadi,Manjanady 100 20
2 09/09/15 School health programme Mass Health education on “Prevention of risk taking behaviours in adolescents” BSc (N) III year Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose School,Derlakatte 100 42
3 17/11/15 Children’s day celebration-School health programme Mass health educationRole play and health education on “ personal hygiene” & Games BSc (N)
III year
III year GNM
Nadupadav anganwadi 200 38
4 19/11/15 World prevention of child abuse day Role play and health education on “Prevention of child abuse” BSc (N) III year PBBSc(N)Iyear MSC (N) II year Belma Derlakatte Aided lower primary school 100 150
5 05/12/16&16/01/16 School health programme Mass health education Anemia screening in adolescentsRole play and health education on “ prevention of iron deficiency anaemia” BSc (N) III year Balasamrakshana Kendra, Kuthar padav 5000 113
6 30/01/16 School health programme Mass health education Oral hygiene BSc (N) III year Belma Derlakatte Aided lower primary school 100 150

 

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