Nitte University


Community health nursing

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) 20 yrs
O2 Ms. Suchithra B.S Lecturer M. Sc (N) 8 yrs
03 Mr. Jince V John Lecturer M. Sc (N) 3 yr
04 Mr. Vallesh R Shetty Lecturer M. Sc (N) 3 yr

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.

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Department Library

Sl. No Item No:
1 Text book 42
2 Term papers 14
3 Modules 15
4 Community reports 22
5 Thesis 41
6 Journals 15
7 CDs 65
8 Audio cassette 1

Innovative Teaching Method Adopted In Department

Sl. No Innovative teaching methods 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1 FIELD VISIT
2 STREET PLAY
3 HEALTH RELATED EXHIBITION
4 EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEY
JOURNAL CLUB
6 PUPPET SHOW
7 REPORT PRESENTATION
8 PARTICIPATORY RURAL APPRAISAL
9 MODEL PREPARATION
10 PANEL DISCUSSION
11 SEMINAR/ SYMPOSIUM
12 VEDIO TEACHING
13 MODULE PREPARATION
14 QUIZ

No. of Publications

PAPER PUBLISHED
2012 2013 2014 2015
Indexed Peer Reviewed Journals Indexed Peer Reviewed Journals Indexed Peer Reviewed Journals Indexed Peer Reviewed Journals
National 1 2 1
International 1 7 1
Total 1 2 2 7 1

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (2015-2016)
STUDENT FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS (UNDER GRAGUADTE) –COMPLETED

SL.NO TITLE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR CO INVESTIGATOR FUNDED AMOUNT DURATION
1 Study on determining the knowledge and practice regarding prevention of Mosquito Borne Disease among adult population in selected rural community. Ms. Roshini and group Mrs. Suchithra BS 3,500/- 1 yr

STAFF FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS – ONGOING

SL.NO TITLE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR CO INVESTIGATOR FUNDED AMOUNT DURATION
1 A Descriptive study on need assessment survey of community radio services in selected rural areas of Mangalore Mr. Jince V John - 4250/- 1year
2 Domestic violence and psychological problems among the wives of alcoholics and non alcoholic in selected community area Mangalore Mr. Valles R Shetty Dr. Neetha Kamath Mrs. Suchithra BS 8,000/- 1 yr

STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS – ONGOING 

SL.NO TITLE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Guide FUNDED AMOUNT DURATION
1 A study to identify correlation between BMI,BP and Blood sugar among the adults residing in rural area at Nitte With a view to administer STP on life style diseases Ms.Arlin Ms.Asha JamesMs.Asha m josephMs.Ashita E.SMs. Ashly Eldose Dr(Mrs) Neetha Kamath Rs. 3850/ 1 yr
2 Incidence,addiction, and health effects of smartphone usage among students of selected colleges, Mangalore Ms. Sherlin shajiMs.Sneha GeorgeMs.SnehaRoyMs.Sofia C Mr. Valles shetty Rs. 3700/ 1 yr
3 Awareness about self medication and its complication among homemakers at selected community at NITTE vilage Ms. Chippy sabu Ms.Jomisha GeorgeMs.JOmol Mariam JoyMs. Josmi K AntonyMs Justeena Mrs. Suchitra B S Rs. 3700/ 1 yr
4 Effectiveness of self instructional module on E waste management on knowledge among employees in selected institutions in Deralakatte Ms. MokshitaMs Liliya BabuMrs Mary PaulMrs. Vanitha CornelioMs. Veena JihnMs. Vincy Abraham Dr(Mrs) Neetha Kamath Rs. 10000/ 1 yr
5 Effectiveness of PTP on MCH on knowledge among ASHA workers MS.Anjali Ms. ElizebethMs JismolMs. Chandrakala Mrs. Suchitra B S Rs. 10000/ 1 yr

RESEARCH PAPER/ POSTER PRESENTED

Sl. No. Name of the Faculty Topic Name of the workshop / conference NATIONAL/
INTERNATIONAL
Date Venue
1 Suchithra BS – A study on Knowledge and attitude of housewives towards health worker in selected rural area of Mangalore. Conference On Quality education – Moving towards Excellence. NATIONAL 19-20th Athena College of Nursing –
2 Suchithra BS A comparative study to assess the knowledge on dengue fever among rural and urban population in Mangalore with a view to develop self instruction module Clinical research methodology NATIONAL 29-10-2015 to
31-10-2015
KSHEMA
3 Dr. Neetha Kamath Awareness on epidemiological factors of HIV/AIDS among nursing students Nursing research – pathway to Quality improvement National 29-10-2015 to 31-10-2015 Father Muller College of Nursing
4 Dr. Neetha Kamath Knowledge and utilization of public health service Public health India – Challenges and opportunities and addressing unmet need National 5th&6th -2-2016 Sri Manjunatheshwara College
5 Dr. Neetha Kamath Psychological problems and coping strategies among wives of alcoholics Emerging research a pathway to Evidence informed health care National 18th&19th -1-2016 NUINS
6 Suchithra BS Knowledge of mothers regarding prevention of underfive accidents Emerging research a pathway to Evidence informed health care National 18th&19th -1-2016 NUINS

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS 2015–2016

SL.NO DATE ACTIVITY VENUE NO.OF BENEFICIARIES
1 18-1-15 to 21-1-15 Pulse polio programme Natekal PHC Underfives
2 22-2-15 to 24-2-15 Pulse polio programme Natekal PHC Underfives
3 2-2-15 Diabetic mellitus Mithra Nagar 30
4 14-3-15 Healthy life style Ansar Nagar 50
5 8-10-15 School Health Programme Ramaktrishna High School , Bola , Karkala 41
6 16-10-15

Occupational health assessment and MHE to cashew worker

Bola Karkala 50
7 18-11-2015 Health awareness on Post menopause Karkala Palli 35 -40
8 19-11-2015 Well baby clinic and Nutrition Programme Palli Madmalpade Anganwadi 25
9 1-12-2015 AIDS day observation Karkal CHC 30
10 17-1-16 &
21-2-16
Pulse Polio Programme Natekal PHC Under fives
11 28-1-16 Nutrion programme – underfive diet Kinya Village 30
12 25-2-16 Awareness on Jaundice Kalkatta Anganwadi 35
13 18-3-16 Awareness on environmental sanitation and DM Monte Padav 30
14 24-03-2016 World TB day – Radio programAttended Program organized by DHO at Townhall All India Radio- Kadri -Public

WORKSHOP/CNE/SEMINAR/INSERVICE EDUCATION CONDUCTED

SL.NO TOPIC DATE WORKSHOP /CNE/ SEMINAR / INSERVICE EDUCATION NATIONAL / INTERNATIONA / STATE/ REGIONAL TOTAL PARTICIPANTS FUNDED BY
1 EBOLA 7-2-2015 ISE Regional 40 Self
2 SWINE FLU 2-05-2015 ISE Regional 20 Self
3 EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE 4-05-2015 CNE Regional 20 Self
4 MCH 21-10-2015 ISE Regional 30 Nitte University
5 Anemia in pregnancy 26-11-2015 ISE Regional 21 Self
6 Systematic analysis and meta analysis 03-12-2015 &04-12-2015 CNE- workshop Regional 30 self