Obstetricsand Gynecological nursing | Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences



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



Prof. Dr. Mrs. Sabitha Nayak

Vice Principal


Prof. Mrs. Shynee Paul

Professor & HOD


Prof. Mrs. Philomena Fernandes



Mrs. Timi Thomas

Asst. Professor


Mrs. Sunanda B.

Asst. Professor


Ms. Samseena D.M.

Asst. Lecturer


  • 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.

  • The students also get hands on experience in the Central Skill lab of Nitte Deemed to be University: NU-MEDISIM on simulated clinical experiences.


Justice K.S.Hegde Charitable Hospital which is a parent hospital having 90 bedded maternity ward. Students are given the best clinical experience in all the areas such as antenatal, labour ward, postnatal NICU, high risk, IVF centre & gynaec ward.



  • Effect of aroma therapy by citrus aurantium (bitter orange) on pain and anxiety during first stage of labour among primi mothers.

  • Effect of nurse led program on identification of warning signs in low birth weight babies among postnatal mothers.

  • Effect of video teaching on comparison of maternal comfort and infant feeding behaviours between two breast feeding positions among postnatal mothers.



  • Association between age at menarche and gestational diabetes mellitus among antenatal mothers- A case control study.

  • A correlation between Bone Mineral Density level and preventive osteoporotic practice among menopausal women attending orthopaedic OPD at the selected hospital in Mangalore with a view to develop an information booklet.

  • A retrospective study on maternal and foetal outcome among antenatal mothers with hypertensive disorders and normal pregnancy.

  • Effectiveness of information booklet on self-care management of patient receiving chemotherapy among cancer survivors at selected hospital, Mangalore.

  • A study on knowledge of antenatal mothers regarding human milk banking in a selected hospital at Mangaluru with a view to develop an information booklet.

  • A co relational study on exclusive breast feeding and weight of newborn on discharge in postnatal unit of Justice K.S Hegde Hospital.


  • Sunanda B, Sabitha Nayak. A descriptive study on identifying Breastfeeding Problems among postnatal mothers. International Journal of Nursing Education, July –September, 2017, Volume 10, No: 3:50-54

  • Timi Thomas, Neetha Kamath. Women natural transition; Nature supports in climacteric life. International Journal of Nursing Education, October- December 2017, Vol9, No.4; 144-47.

  • Shynee Paul, Lived experience of women diagnosed with breast cancer: A qualitative study, International journal of applied research, August 2017;3(8), , 428-433

  • Shynee Paul, Effectiveness of Video-Assisted Teaching on Breast Crawl among nursing students of selected Nursing Institutes at Mangalore. Nitte University Journal of Health Science. 2017 Sep 1;7(3).30-32

  • Philomena Fernandes, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecological nursing published a paper on “Usage of caffeine and menopausal symptoms among women in a selected rural area at Mangaluru”. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, Vol. 9, Issue 1, ISSN: 0976-3031, 2018 January.23083-23088

  • Sabitha Nayak, Sunanda. Relationship between morning sickness during pregnancy and infant gender among post natal mothers. i- managers- journal on Nursing, Vol-7, No-2, May- July 2017, Page No- 21-26.

  • Sabitha Nayak, A study on challenges faced by mothers and coping strategies adopted by them during the postpartum period: JSAFOG, Vol-9, No-4,ISSN-0974-8938:October –December 2017;348-355.


  • Prof.ShyneePaul, Effect of sprouted Ragi Vs plain Ragi on Haemoglobin level among nursing students with anaemia in a selected college at Mangalore, 14th International Nurse’s Conference, on 10 & 11th January organized by SRM UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI.

  • Prof. Sabitha nayak, Qualitative study on the challenges faced by the postnatal mothers on 3rd November 2017 at 4th International conference on “Stress Management” organized by Stress Management association, Goa.

  • Prof.Philomena Fernandes, “Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge of polycystic ovarian syndrome among adolescent girls” 14th International Nurse’s Conference, on 10 & 11th January organized by SRM UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI


  • Timi Thomas presented a poster on “The need for exploring innovative ethical response: A philosophic religious appraisal” held at Father Muller Medical College on 22nd November 2017.