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Department of
Medical Surgical Nursing

Department of Medical Surgical Nursing

The Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing and nursing foundation aims to offer comprehensive training to undergraduate and postgraduate students based on the philosophy that students need to be well informed not only in knowledge and skills in basic and advanced nursing procedure but also in the upcoming scientific advances in different areas of clinical practices to enable them to face new challenges and opportunities in various health care settings. This will enable the student to attain competent skills inpatient care. The department also gives effective training to the undergraduate students in the laboratory under simulated conditions before performing in actual hospital settings.

Lab Facilities

The college has got well equipped Nursing Foundation and Medical-surgical nursing lab which are spacious and well furnished with advanced mannequins which act as a simulator for practising basic nursing procedures. The students also get hands-on experience in the Central Skill lab of Nitte University: NU-MEDISIM on simulated clinical experiences.

Clinical Facilities

The students are given the best clinical exposure at K.S.Hegde Hospital in all speciality areas. Second-year P.G. students are sent to speciality hospitals like Narayana Hrudayalaya, Shri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bangalore and B.M. Birla Institute of Cardiology and Research centre Kolkata.

Research Thrust Areas

  • Organ donation
  • Genetic susceptibility to Communicable diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Perioperative Nursing

Research Projects 2019-2020

Postgraduate projects (Ongoing)

  • Effectiveness of an educational module on attitude and deterring factors towards blood donation among degree students
  • Effect of tripod position on dyspnea and comfort among COPD patients

Postgraduate projects (Completed)

  • Effectiveness of an Immuno – Supportive dietary education programme on knowledge and dietary practice of patients with cancer
  • Effectiveness of Sensory Stimulation Therapy (SST) on Level of Consciousness (LOC) among comatose patients with brain injury
  • Impact of visual communication board on communication pattern among mechanically ventilated patients from selected hospitals at Mangaluru
  • Effectiveness of white noise app on sleep quality among patients admitted in the critical unit

Ph.D Projects

  • Effect of Yoga on serum inflammatory biomarkers, psychophysiological and QOL indicators in Breast cancer patients
  • Genetic susceptibility and associated factors of tuberculosis among Tibetan population
  • Multimodal Peri operative Management Programme on Postoperative recovery among clients undergoing abdominal surgery from a selected hospital at Mangaluru

Staff Project

  • Genetic markers of tuberculosis among indo Tibetans and indian population (funded by Nitte Deemed to be University)

Publications

  • Genetic markers of tuberculosis among indo Tibetans and indian population (funded by Nitte Deemed to be University)
  • Dr Fatima D Silva, Body Cathexis among Stroke Survivors: A Cross-Sectional Study, Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, October 2020;1-6
  • Mrs Latha S, Perception of medication error among interns and staff nurses in a selected hospital at mangaluru- a mixed-method approach, Medico-legal update, July _September 2020; Vol 20 13,B 298- 304
  • Dr Fatima D Silva, Knowledge and Practice of endotracheal suctioning among the nursing professional: a systematic review, Indian Journal of Critical care medicine, Jan 2020;24(1):23-32
  • Dr Fatima D Silva, Psychological Distress and Quality of Life among Women with breast cancer, Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, Vol 18.Issue 3; July- September 2019
  • Mrs Mamatha B, Effectiveness of Video-Assisted teaching program on Knowledge regarding prevention and management of laryngitis among primary school teachers, Nitte University Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 8 No.2, June 2018, ISSN 2249-7110
  • Dr Fatima D Silva, Effectiveness of educational intervention on knowledge and attitude of patients attending DOTS centre, The Nursing Journal of India, March –April 2018 Vol. CIX no.2
  • Mrs Latha S, Ms Gincy Joseph. Impact of dry versus moist heat application on the feasibility of peripheral IV cannulation. Nitte University Journal of Health Science, Sept 2017; 7(3) 21-24
  • Prof. Mrs Fatima D’Silva, Effect of music therapy on pain and quality of life among cancer survivors, Nitte University Journal of Health Science, Sept 2017; 7(3) 25-32
  • Ms Gincy Joseph, Mrs Latha S, Lived experience of women diagnosed with breast cancer: A qualitative study, International journal of applied research, August 2017;3(8), 428-433
  • Prof. Mrs Fatima D’Silva, Mrs Cleeta Anline Pinto, Knowledge level of pre and post-menopausal women on osteoporosis: a cross-sectional study, IOSR Journal of nursing and health science, May-June 2017;6(3), 70-75
  • Mrs Cleeta Anline Pinto, Effectiveness of fenugreek on blood sugar levels among type II diabetes in a selected community in Mangalore, International journal of applied research, March 2017;3(4), 450-453
  • Dr Fatima D’Silva, A protocol for a systematic review on psychosocial interventions for psychological distress and QOL among women with breast cancer, IOSR, Journal of Nursing and health sciences, Jan-Feb 2017;6(1)6, ISSN 2320-1959
  • Dr Fatima D’Silva, Effectiveness of caregiver support program on burden and QOL of caregivers of stroke, International Journal of Nursing education, Jan-Mar-2017;9(1)

Ongoing Research Projects

Postgraduate Projects

  • Effectiveness of an Immuno – Supportive dietary education programme on knowledge and dietary practice of patients with cancer.
  • Effectiveness of Sensory Stimulation Therapy (SST) on Level of Consciousness (LOC) among comatose patients with brain injury.
  • Impact of visual communication board on communication pattern among mechanically ventilated patients from selected hospitals at Mangaluru.
  • Effectiveness of white noise app on sleep quality among patients admitted in critical unit.

Ph.D Projects

  • Effect of Yoga on serum inflammatory biomarkers, psychophysiological and QOL indicators in Breast cancer patients
  • Genetic susceptibility and associated factors of tuberculosis among Tibetan population.
    Multimodal Peri operative Management Programme on Postoperative recovery among clients undergoing abdominal surgery from a selected hospital at Mangaluru

Staff Projects

  • Genetic markers of tuberculosis among Indo Tibetans and Indian population (funded by Nitte Deemed to be University)

Publications

  • Dr. Fatima D Silva, Knowledge and Practice of endotracheal suctioning among the nursing professional: a systematic review, Indian Journal of Critical care medicine, Jan;24(1):23-32
  • Mrs. Mamatha B, Effectiveness of Video Assisted teaching program on Knowledge regarding prevention and management of laryngitis among primary school teachers, Nitte University Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 8 No.2, June 2018, ISSN 2249-7110
  • Dr. Fatima D Silva, Effectiveness of educational intervention on knowledge and attitude of patients attending DOTS centre, The Nursing Journal of India, March–April 2018 Vol. CIX no.2
  • Mrs.Latha S, Ms.Gincy Joseph. Impact of dry versus moist heat application on feasibility of peripheral IV cannulation. Nitte University Journal of Health Science, Sept 2017; 7(3) 21-24
  • Prof. Mrs. Fatima D’Silva, Effect of music therapy on pain and quality of life among cancer survivors, Nitte University Journal of Health Science, Sept 2017; 7(3) 25-32
  • Ms.Gincy Joseph, Mrs. Latha S, Lived experience of women diagnosed with breast cancer: A qualitative study, International journal of applied research, August 2017;3(8), 428-433
  • Prof. Mrs. Fatima D’Silva, Mrs. Cleeta Anline Pinto, Knowledge level of pre and post-menopausal women on osteoporosis: a cross sectional study, IOSR Journal of nursing and health science, May-June 2017;6(3), 70-75.
  • Mrs. Cleeta Anline Pinto, Effectiveness of fenugreek on blood sugar levels among type II diabetes in a selected community in Mangalore, International journal of applied research, March 2017;3(4), 450-453
  • Dr.Fatima D’Silva, A protocol for systematic review on psychosocial interventions for psychological distress and QOL among women with breast cancer, IOSR, Journal of Nursing and health sciences, Jan-Feb 2017;6(1)6, ISSN 2320-1959.
  • Dr.Fatima D’Silva, Effectiveness of caregiver support program on burden and QOL of caregivers of stroke, International journal of Nursing education, Jan-Mar-2017;9(1)

Presentations

  • Mrs. Latha S, Assessment of postoperative discomfort among laparotomy patients,NRSI Web Conference on Interdisciplinary clinical research,17th-18th September 2020,Apollo College of Nursing,Hyderabad
  • Mrs. Cleeta Anline Pinto, Factors associated with diagnostic delay and the health seeking behaviours of patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis,25th September 2020,Nursing Research day 2020,Manipal College of Nursing,Manipal
  • Mrs. Latha S, Phenomenological analysis of QoL of Cancer patients receiving radiation therapy, National level Symposium on Qualitative Research Methods,21st & 22nd November 2019, College of Nursing, Christian medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
  • Prof. (Dr.) Fatima D’Silva, Effectiveness of team based Nurse- family Partnership program- A Case Study approach, International Conference: Nurses and Midwives for Universal Health Coverage, 1st December 2018, New Delhi
  • Mrs. Latha S, Development of need based interventional protocol on IAD, International Nursing Conference Is our nursing practice evidence bases? a review of essential skills in healthcare and nursing Education, 23rd & 24th November 2018, KLE academy of Higher education and Research
  • Mrs. Latha S, Effect of incentive spirometry on postoperative outcome among laparotomy client, International Nursing Conference Is our nursing practice evidence bases? a review of essential skills in healthcare and nursing Education, 23rd & 24th November 2018, KLE academy of Higher education and Research
  • Mrs. Latha, Quality of life cancer subjects receiving radiation therapy in a selected hospital at mangalore, International Conference On Global Challenges Health Care, 16th and 17th February 2018, Manipal college of nursing, Manipal
  • Ms. Gincy Joseph, Correlative study on Depressive symptoms, Perceived Social Support and QOL among post MI subjects, 14th International nurses conference Better Health Care: Exploring The Possibilities, 10-11th Jan 2018, SRMC Chennai
  • Mrs. Cleeta Anline Pinto, Assessment of risk and Knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus, 14th International nurses conference Better Health Care: Exploring The Possibilities, 10-11th Jan 2018, SRMC Chennai