The Department of Medical Surgical Nursing enables the students to review and apply their knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Behavioral sciences in caring for adult patients with Medical/Surgical disorders using nursing process approach and critical thinking. It also intends to develop competencies required for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, nursing management, and supportive/palliative care to patients with various Medical Surgical disorders. The Department 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 procedures 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.
The department offers various skill-based training to enhance the hands-on competency of the students, like Value added course on Prehospital and Emergency life support, Critical care nursing, Renal Nursing, and ENLS. The ENLS qualified faculty from the department offers first aid and emergency nursing training to the rural community. Interdisciplinary training is an integral part of the department as the faculty from Nursing Foundation are involved in educating the first-year BPT and Respiratory therapy students. The students actively participate in all the health camps conducted by the parent hospital.
The college has a well-equipped Nursing Foundation and Medical-surgical nursing lab that are spacious and well furnished with advanced mannequins that act as a simulator for practicing basic nursing procedures. The students also get hands-on experience in the Central Skill lab of Nitte University: NU-MEDISIM on simulated clinical experiences.
The students are given the best clinical exposure at the 1200 bedded parent hospital Justice K.S Hegde Charitable Hospital in all specialty areas. Second-year P.G. students are sent to specialty hospitals like NIMHANS and B.M. Birla Institute of Cardiology and Research center Kolkata