Nitte University

Department of Nursing Foundation


The Department of Nursing Foundation undertakes training of Undergraduate Nursing students. The Department aims to provide training in basic nursing procedure which will enable the student to attain competent skills in patient care. The students are given effective training in laboratory under simulated conditions before they could perform in actual hospital settings.


The faculty of Department of Nursing Foundation believes in providing quality based nursing education and practice with relevant scientific principles in order to prepare professionally competent nurses who will be able to practice independently in the hospital settings.

Departmental Objectives

The Department aims to inculcate the following objectives in the students:

  1. To ensure that the student acquire good theoretical knowledge and skills on principles and practice of nursing with emphasis on delivery of comprehensive nursing care.

  2. Participates as a member of health team in preventive, promotive ,curative and rehabilitative health care delivery in the society

  3. To practice evidenced based nursing with relevant research findings while rendering nursing care

  4. To develop effective communication skills and maintain good interpersonal relationship with patients and other health team workers.

  5. To conduct research in order to provide a scientific base for various nursing procedures.

Facilities of the Department:

The Department has a spacious well furnished laboratory facility with 8 mannequins which acts as a simulator for practicing basic nursing procedures. The laboratory is utilized by the faculties and the students for demonstration of various nursing procedures.

Clinical Facilities

In order to practice the competent nursing skills our undergraduate students are posted in Justice KS Hegde Charitable Hospital in various areas such as Medicine, Surgery, ENT, Orthopaedics, Neurology and Urology wards, respectively.


University results of the Year 2014 – 15 (Nursing Foundation)


Number of students appeared

Pass Percentage


First class

Name of the Student topper

I B.Sc.(N) 77 84% 02 30 Ms. Anjana Chacko
I P.B.BSc.(N) 12 100% 02 08 Ms. Jismol Joseph

University results of the Year 2013 – 14 (Nursing Foundation)


Number of students appeared

Pass Percentage


First class

Name of the Student topper

I B.Sc.(N) 99 93% - 27 Ms. Christy Jose
I P.B.BSc.(N) 19 95% - 08 Ms. Tenzin ChoedonMs. Tenzin Nyidon

Faculty Profile

Name of Faculty Designation
Mrs. Saritha Fernandes Asst Professor & H.O.D.
Mr. Jerry Ison Asst.Lecturer
Mrs. Ancilla Reena Coelho Asst.Lecturer
Ms. Genevieve D’Cunha Asst.Lecturer
Mrs. Ashwini K.V. Asst. Lecturer

Paper Presentations:
Mrs. Sushma Prabhu, Comparison of BIM (Breathing with Interactive Music) & breathing exercise on subjective well being of older adults, International seminar on Gerontology-A social work Perspective on 1st March, 2014 at School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya Mangalore.

Events & Activities

  • School health programme was conducted on Iron Deficiency Anemia along with a role play, health education and quiz competition for high school students of Nethaji Subhash Chandrabose High School, Deralakatte on 16th November, 2013.

  • Objective Structured Practical Evaluation was conducted for the I year B.Sc. Nursing students on 14th and 15th March, 2014.

  • Simulated teaching on CPR for I year B.Sc. Nursing students was held on 17th, 18th and 19th March, 2014 at the Skill Lab, Justice KS Hegde Charitable Hospital.
  • Nutrition programme was conducted on 26th and 27th March, 2014 at the Nutrition Lab, NUINS.
  • Mass health awareness programmes were conducted on Bronchial Asthma, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Foot Care, Prevention and Control of Malaria, Prevention and Control of Dengue, Anemia & Tuberculosis for the in-patients of Justice KS Hegde Charitable Hospital from 20th February, 2014 to 19th March, 2014.


  • Along with SNA unit, the International Nurse’s Day was celebrated on 12th May, 2014 at the Seminar Hall, Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital. The chief guest for the program was Prof. Mrs. Mariette D’Silva, former Principal, Sanjeevini College of Nursing. The theme for the program was ‘Nurses: A Force For Change – A Vital Resource For Health’.