Nitte University


OBG Nursing

OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGICAL NURSING DEPARTMENT

OVERVIEW

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological nursing was established in the year 1994. The department’s policy is directed toward the provision of quality professional services and performs the task holistically with reference to the women, neonates and their families.

PHILOSOPHY

The faculty of OBG Nursing department believes that, the undergraduate and postgraduate programme prepares nurses for leadership positions in nursing and health fields who can function as specialist nurse practitioners, consultants, administrators, educationists and investigators in a wide variety of professional setting in meeting the national priority and the changing needs of the society.

OBJECTIVES
The department aims to bring the behavioral changes in each student through the stated objectives.

1. To develop the basic obstetrics and gynaecological knowledge and skill required to work and perform as able midwives in various health care settings.
2. To improve midwifery practice & encourage a uniform standard of practice by providing quality evidence based care.

LAB FACILITIES

The departmental lab is well equipped with Birthing Simulator to demonstrate the normal & abnormal mechanism of labour.
OBG Related models, Flip charts, Instruments, Drugs, maternal pelvis & foetal skull.

CLINICAL FACILITIES

Justice K.S.Hegde Charitable Hospital which is a parent hospital having 80 bedded maternity ward. Students are given the best clinical experience in all the areas such as antenatal, labour ward, postnatal NICU, high risk & gynec ward.

FACULTY PROFILE

SI.NO FACULTY DESIGNATION
1 Mrs. Sabitha Nayak Professor, HOD & Vice principal
2 Mrs. Shynee Paul Professor
3 Mrs. Philomena Fernandes Professor & PG Co-ordinator
4 Mrs. Timi Thomas Lecturer
5 Mrs. Sunanda .B. Lecturer
6 Mrs. Dyslyn Lobo Assistant Lecturer

ACADEMICS

University results of the year 2014-2015

Name Of The Course Number Of Students Appeared Percentage Distinction First Class
Theory Practical Theory Practical
IV B.Sc (N) 41 85.3 1 11 -
P.B.Bsc (N) 12 100% - 6 2 6
I M.Sc (N) 1 100% - - 1

COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS

PG (In the year 2014)

  • Ms. Ann Varsha Varghese, Philomena Fernandes, Shiney Paul. “A Comparative study on effect of cerviprime gel and vaginal misoprostol on labour progress among the primigravida mothers in selected hospitals at Mangalore”.
  • Ms. Reshmi k, Sabitha Nayak, Shiney Paul. “Effectiveness of IEC Programme on maternal role adaptation during postpartum period”

UG (In the year 2015)

  • Prof. Sabitha Nayak. An observational study on assessing early postpartum episiotomy pain and healing outcome after episiotomy among postnatal mothers.

STAFF (In the year 2014)

  • Sabitha Nayak, Timi Thomas. Impact of stress & social support on health status of postnatal mothers. 

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

PhD (2010 ONWARDS)

  • Sabitha Nayak. A Study on Challenges faced by mothers and the coping Strategies adopted by them during postpartum period in KSHEMA Hospital, Mangalore.

STAFF (2014-2015)

  • Timi Thomas, Philomena Fernandes. A Study on stress level among adolescents related to development of secondary sexual characteristics in a selected secondary school in Mangalore.
  • Sabitha Nayak, Sunanda B. A Study on “the impact of infant gender on emotional adaptation of postpartum women.”
  • Sunanda B. A descriptive study to identify the breast feeding problems among postnatal mothers at Justice K.S Hegde Hospital, Mangaluru

PG (2014-2016)

  • Ms. Sreevidya T.P, Shiney Paul, Philomena Fernandes, “Effect of sprouted ragi Vs plain ragi on haemoglobin level among nursing students with anaemia in a selected college at Mangalore”.

PG (2015-2016)

  • Ms. Jingtngen Syrti, Sabitha Nayak, Sunanda B, An exploratory study on the relationship between gestational age and birth weight of the Newborn.
  • Ms. Sheethal, Philomena Fernandes, Timi Thomas, Effectiveness of ginger tea on dysmennorrhea among nursing students in a selected nursing college at Mangaluru.

UG (2015-2016)

  • Shiney Paul, A study on relationship between dysmenorrhea and BMI among adolescent girls in selected schools, Karkala.
  • Sabitha Nayak, A study on relationship between morning sickness during pregnancy and infant gender among post natal mothers in OBG ward, at K.S Hegde Hospital, Deralakatte, Mangaluru.
  • Philomena Fernandes, Effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge of breast self examination among nursing students of NUINS at Mangaluru.
  • Sunanda B, A study to find the correlation between early menarche, breast cancer and ovarian cancer among women in the selected hospitas Mangaluru.
  • Philomena Fernandes, Correlational study on usage of caffeine and menopausal symptonms aamong women in a selected rural community at Mangaluru.

PUBLICATIONS

In the year 2014

  • Thomas Timi. Effectiveness of SIM on knowledge among staff nurses regarding non pharmacological methods to relieve labour pain. Asian Academic Research Journal.2014 April; 1: 625-635.
  • Thomas Timi. Effectiveness of information booklet on knowledge among primipara mothers regarding family planning methods. Journal of International Academic Research Multidisciplinary.2014 May; 2: 211-218.
  • Fernandes P. Knowledge of antenatal women on selected warning signs of pregnancy with a view to develop an information booklet. Journal of International Academic Research Multidisciplinary.2014 June; 2: 333-341.
  • Nayak S, Thomas Timi. Impact of stress and social support on health status of postnatal mothers. Journal of Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014 Mar/Apr; 5: 43-49.
  • Paul. S, Effect of Information Booklet on climacteric symptoms and its management among Perimenopausal women in a selected rural community. Nepal Journal of epidemiology. 2014 April;2: published online by NepJOL-INASP.
  • Fernandes P. Knowledge regarding the importance of diet and weight gain during 2nd trimester among primigravida mothers with a view to develop an information booklet. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary. July 2014; 1:294-304.
  • Fernandes P, Paul S. A comparative study on effect of cerviprime gel and vaginal Misoprostol on labour progress among the primigravida Mothers in selected hospitals at Mangalore. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary; July 2014; 1: 305-313.
  • Nayak S, Thomas Timi, Dr.S.Sanal. A study on assessing the correlation between placental weight & newborn weight. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary; August 2014; 1: 384-391.
  • Nayak S. Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module on Knowledge of post operative self care for mothers undergoing elective caesarean section in selected hospitals, Mangalore. Nitte University Journal of Health Science. 2014 Dec; 4: 39-41.

In the year 2015

  • Fernandes P. “A study on occurrence of selected risk factors of pregnancy among antenatal women with a view to develop an information booklet”. Nitte University Journal of Health Science. 2015 March; 5: 21-24.
  • Shynee paul. “Effectiveness of planned teaching programme regarding pubertal changes among the adolescent girls of the selected school of rural community Karkala”. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary. 2015-Feb; 1: 457-465.
  • Sabitha Nayak & Prof. Shynee Paul ‘Effectiveness of Information, Education & Communication programme on maternal role adaptation during post partum period.
  • Sabitha Nayak & Prof. Shynee Paul. A study on knowledge of primi mothers on self management of minor discomforts of pregnancy.
  • Sabitha Nayak, A study on challenges faced by mothers and the coping strategies adopted by them during the post partum period.


PAPERS PRESENTED

For the year -2014

  • Mrs. Philomena Fernandes, “Effectiveness of jasmine oil massage on reduction of labour pain among primigravida mothers” at the International conference on “Transforming nursing practice through research” organised by International centre for the collaborative research, Omayal Achi College of Nursing.


POSTER PRESENTED

Mrs. Muriel Merlyn Santhmayor Won the 1st prize for the Poster presentation on the topic “Role of a Skilled Birth Attendant” in the State Level Conference on ‘Midwives changing the world: one family at a time ’ held on 5th May 2014 at Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Mangalore.
Mrs. Philomena Fernandes Won the 2nd prize for the Poster presentation on the topic “Role of a Skilled Birth Attendant” in the State Level Conference on ‘ Midwives changing the world : one family at a time ’ held on 5th May 2014 at Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Mangalore.