Department of Nursing foundation

Overview
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.

Philosophy
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 practising 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.

Faculty
Name of Faculty Designation
Mrs. Sarita Fernandes Assoc. Professor & H.O.D.
Mr. Jerry Ison Asst.Lecturer
Mrs. Ancilla Reena Coelho Asst.Lecturer
Ms. Anupama A P Asst.Lecturer
Ms. Reeta Priya Asst. Lecturer
Mrs. Swathi Bhandary Asst. Lecturer
Ms. Pavithra Asst.Lecturer
Ms. Sukanya Asst.Lecturer

The first year BSc. Nursing and first year GNM students gave a health education on the topic ‘menstrual hygiene’ on 21 February, 2017 at the Vidhyarathna English Medium school,Deralakatte at 10am. The talk was delivered in English. The students educated the audience on the menstrual cycle and the importance of menstrual hygiene.


The Department of Nursing Foundation conducted a Video Assisted Teaching on First aid in Emergencies 23rd February, 2017 at I year B.Sc. Nursing class room from 2.00-3.00pm. . The video assisted teaching was conducted by Mr. Jerry Ison, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Nursing Foundation. The teaching focussed mainly on the various emergencies and its First aid and current CPR guidelines,


The Department of Nursing Foundation conducted a simulated teaching on ‘Cardio- Pulmonary Resuscitation’ on 24 & 25 January, 2017 at the Skill lab at Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital. The students were divided into four batches for effective simulated teaching. Mr Jerry conducted the CPR sessions with the simulated mannequin.


The Department of Nursing Foundation conducted a demonstration on ‘Intravenous Cannulation & Infusion’ on 24 & 25 January, 2017 at the Skill lab at Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital. The students were divided into four batches for effective teaching. Mrs. Ancilla demonstrated the intravenous cannulation, infusion and blood transfusion on the manikin.


The Department of Nursing Foundation conducted a demonstration on Nasogastric tube insertion ‘on 24 & 25 January, 2017 at the Skill lab at Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital. Ms.Swathi demonstrated the NG tube insertion on the manikin.


The Department of Nursing Foundation conducted a demonstration on female catheterization on 24 & 25 January, 2017 at the Skill lab at Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital. Ms. Anupama demonstrated the female catheterization on the manikin.


The first year BSc. Nursing students gave a health education on the topic ‘Therapeutic diet for Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus’ on 30th March, 2017 at the Surgery Ward, K.S. Hegde Hospital at 11am.


The Department of Nursing Foundation organized a guest lecture on the topic “Psychological needs of patient” on 01st April, 2017 at the Seminar Hall, Justice K.S. Hegde Hospital, from 10.30am onwards. The resource person for the seminar was Dr. Riaz K.M., Asst.Professor,Government college of Nursing, Thrissur and an alumni of NUINS


The first year BSc. Nursing students visited old age home Olavinahalli,Talapadi on 03rd May, 2017 from 9am to 12pm.Students gave health education on old age problems and its management.The talk was delivered in Kannada and konkani.Students also entertained the inmates with cultural activities and games.


The first year BSc. Nursing students gave a health education on the topic ‘Prevention and control of Malaria’on 05thMay, 2017 at Kakkemajal anganwadi. The talk was delivered in Kannada. The students educated the audience on the causes,symptoms, Prevention and control of Malaria.


The Department of Nursing Foundation, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences and Justice K.S Hegde hospital, Deralakatte, jointly celebrated nurse’s day in the hospital .Registrar of KSHEMA, Dr Jayaprakash Shetty was the chief guest