Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences was established in the year 1992, a college of great repute is well known for its innovative academic programs, diverse curricular activities, distinguished faculty, illustrious alumni and state of art facilities.
The institute offers Post-graduate, Degree, PB B.Sc. and diploma courses in nursing with an annual intake of 10, 100, 20 and 100 students respectively. The institution also offers add-on courses in Renal, Critical care nursing, Geriatric Mental health, ELNEC Palliative care, Lactation Education program and Pre Hospital and Emergency Life Support with the objective of enhancing competencies in areas of specialization.
The institute has initiated a Value added course in Emergency Nursing Life Support as a part of MoU with Nitte DU for the students. This course is conducted in collaboration with the Jeeva-Raksha Trust created by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Swami Vivekananda Youth movement. The main aim of this program is to certify the doctors, nurse and paramedics with the necessary skills in Emergency care support.
The OBG Nursing Department of Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences in collaboration with the Dept. of OBG, Justice K.S Hegde Charitable Hospital established a ‘NITTE USHA MAATHR KSHEMA’ - A Child Birth Education Centre in the OBG OPD in the year 2020.
The institute initiated a unique program of training, the rural volunteers in First Aid and Emergency Skills named “Apathbandhu” in collaboration with NU-MEDISIM and the Department of Anaesthesiology, KSHEMA and IIC, Nitte University. The main aim of this program is to empower the common man in handling emergencies and saving the lives of the community. The institute has trained more than 100 rural volunteers from Nitte, Karkala, Kotekar, Chelairu, Madhya, Thokur and Permude Villages.
NUINS had a recent collaboration with College Innovators to set up and establish College Innovators Innovation and Project Development Centre (CIIPDC) to foster multi-disciplinary research and innovation culture on the campus. CIIPDC is a collaborative workspace designed inside a college campus to accelerate practical learning, skill development, idea-to-project/product development research and innovation culture with no tech tools to high tech tools. The maker space is an open access space with tools for prototyping, such as 3D printers in the medical field it has been used to create prosthetic limbs, artificial organs, medical devices and customized surgical instruments. The 3D printer is a versatile machine and can be used for a number of purposes in the medical field such as to produce high-quality printed models for surgeons to practice on or it can help in reconstructing facial features after a trauma or accident, virtual reality machines to experience simulation.