Medical surgical nursing colleges in India

Department of
Medical Surgical Nursing

Department of Medical Surgical Nursing

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.

Lab Facilities

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.

Clinical Facilities

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

Research Thrust Areas

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

Research Projects 2020-2021

UG Graduate Projects(Ongoing)

  • Involvement in co-curricular activities and wellbeing among students of selected nursing institutes.

UG Graduate Projects (Projects)-Completed

  • Structured teaching programme on knowledge and attitude regarding organ donation among people from a selected community in Mangaluru.
  • Knowledge, Practices & barriers of foot care among patients with diabetes mellitus
  • Correlation between time management practices & academic stress levels among nursing students in a selected nursing institute, Mangalore
  • Knowledge on cervical cancer among women with a view to develop information booklet- A descriptive survey
  • Effectiveness of an online web-based program on knowledge, attitude and practice of Biomedical Waste Management among health care personnel

Postgraduate Projects(Ongoing)

  • Contributing factors and gender-specific risk of stroke among diabetic patients from a selected tertiary care hospital in Mangaluru- a retrospective study
  • Occurrence of gastrointestinal (GI)symptoms and its contributing factors among hostellers from selected colleges in Mangaluru.
  • Problems faced and coping strategies used by the chronically ill patients during covid-19 pandemic

Postgraduate Projects(Completed)

  • Effectiveness of an educational module on attitude and deterring factors towards blood donation among degree students (2021)
  • Effect of tripod position on dyspnea and comfort among COPD patients (2021)
  • Effectiveness of an Immuno–Supportive dietary education programme on knowledge and dietary practice of patients with cancer (2020)
  • Effectiveness of Sensory Stimulation Therapy (SST) on Level of Consciousness (LOC) among comatose patients with brain injury (2020)
  • Impact of visual communication board on communication pattern among mechanically ventilated patients from selected hospitals at Mangaluru. (2020)
  • Effectiveness of white noise app on sleep quality among patients admitted in the critical unit. (2020)

Staff Projects:

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

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


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