Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing

Department of
Obstetric & Gynaecological Nursing

Department of Obstetric & Gynaecological Nursing

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing prepares students to acquire knowledge and competencies on the concepts and principles of midwifery. It helps them to acquire knowledge and skills in rendering respectful maternity care to woman during antenatal, intranatal and postnatal periods in hospital and community settings. It further helps to develop skills in managing normal neonates and participate in family welfare programs.

Broad goals of the department:

  • The department aims to bring the behavioral changes in each student by imparting knowledge and skill through quality education required to work and perform independently in various health care settings as midwife.
  • To improve the midwifery practice and encourage a uniform standard of practice by providing evidence based care.
  • Integrate the concept of family centred nursing approach in obstetrics through community participation.
  • Empower the women by creating reproductive health awareness through outreach activities
  • Child birth education unit, “NITTE Usha Maathr KSHEMA” has been initiated (February, 2020) in the OBG OPD premises of Justice K.S Hegde charitable hospital to provide Antenatal care, Lactation guidance and Family planning counseling.
  • Value added course on Lactation educator training commenced since 2020 with intake of 20 Students every year.
  • Clinical mentoring for IVth year B. Sc (N) & IIIrd GNM students during OBG posting.
  • Very good Academic result (UG-97% & PG -100%).
  • Experienced & dedicated faculty.
  • One faculty awarded with Doctoral degree and 1 faculty is enrolled for PhD.
  • Effective functioning of childbirth education unit “NITTE Usha Maatra Kshema” (NUMA-KSHEMA).
  • Publishing Drug book on midwifery
  • Faculty to undergo training programme in child birth education


The OBG Nursing department of Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences in collaboration with OBG department of Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital has taken an initiative to establish Child Birth Education unit, NITTE Usha Maathra KSHEMA at OBG OPD. The unit was inaugurated on 17.02.2020 at 10.30 am by Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Vice Chancellor of NITTE (Deemed to be University). The unit was designed to educate and prepare the pregnant mother for a healthy diet during prenatal period, positive birth experience, early initiation of breast feeding, new born care and family planning counseling.

Community Extension Activities

  • Conducted Breast Cancer Awareness Programme on 27/11/2019 at Balakrishna Mandira Mahila Samithi, Kumpala
  • Organized an outreach programme on “Cervical cancer Awareness” at Guliga koragajja seva samithi bhavana, Assaigoli on 9th of August 2020 between to 4.30 pm.
  • Organized an extension activity on “Breast Cancer Awareness” at Balakrishna Mandira Mahila Samithi, Kumpala on 3rd December 2020 between to 4.30 pm.
  • Organized a community outreach program on “Breast Cancer Awareness” at Shri Shakthi Mahila Mandal/ Anganwadi, Madyar on 29th October 2021 between 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm.

Lab Facilities

  • 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 & fetal 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.

Clinical Facilities

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.

Research Thrust Areas

The research thrust areas of OBG (N) Department include complementary therapies for women during Antepartum, Intra partum and postpartum period.

Completed Research Projects 2020-2021

Postgraduate Projects

  • Effect of gym ball exercise on dysmenorrhoea among nursing students in a selected college at Mangalore.

Undergraduate Projects

  • Dietary practices and gestational weight gain among antenatal mothers.
  • Somatic symptoms and perceived stress among gynecological cancer services undergoing radiation therapy
  • Effectiveness of planned teaching program on knowledge regarding the impact of mobile phone usage among antenatal mothers
  • Knowledge on postnatal care among primipara mothers
  • Correlation between academic test anxiety and self-esteem among undergraduate students.

Ongoing Research Projects 2021-2022

Postgraduate Projects
  • Dietary management among premenopausal women
  • Effectiveness of marmet technique in production of breast milk among mothers.
  • Maternal satisfaction on different modes of delivery among the postnatal mothers in a selected hospital.

Undergraduate Projects

  • Profile on mode of delivery among intra partum mothers – A retrospective study
  • Premenstrual syndrome & the remedial measures for adolescent girls

Posters Presented

  • Dr. Sabitha Nayak presented a poster on “Exclusive breast feeding and weight of the newborn on discharge in the Virtual International conference of ICM congress held at Indonesia on 09/06/2021.


  • Nambiar Sreepriya K, Nayak Sabitha, Sujatha R. Effect of Nurse-led Programme on Knowledge Regarding Identification of Warning Signs in Low Birth Weight Babies among Post-natal Mothers in Selected Hospitals of Mangaluru Nursing Journal of India; New Delhi Vol. 111, Iss. 2, (Mar/Apr 2020): 58-63.
  • Fernandes P, Nayak S. Effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching on Knowledge among ASHA Workers Regarding HPV Infection in a Selected Rural Community of Mangaluru, India. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research. 2021 Jan 1; 15(1).
  • Fernandes P, Nayak S. Knowledge of Antenatal Mothers Regarding Human Milk Banking. Medico Legal Update. 2020 Jul 24; 20(3):305-12.
  • Jose A, Nayak S, Kamath N, Nalini M. The Mystery behind Relaxation Therapy: Adieu to Premenstrual Syndrome. Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU. 2021 May 14.
  • Thomas T, Kamath N, Kumar A, Dsilva F. Effect of Mind-Body Approaches on Menopausal Symptoms among Women: A Community-Based Pilot Study. Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU. 2021 May; 11(02):061-5.
  • Thomas T, Kamath N, Kumar A. Mindfulness and Menopause-A Review. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research. 2020 Jul 1; 14(7).


  • 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.

Resource person

  • Prof. Sabitha Nayak was the Resource Person for the Webinar on Evidence based practice –Postnatal care organized by Department of Child health & OBG (N) at Kanachur college of Nursing Sciences, Deralakatte on 20/05/2021.
  • Prof. Sabitha Nayak was the Resource Person for the Webinar on Manuscript writing organized by Parul institute of Nursing on 12/07/2021.
  • Prof. Sabitha Nayak was the Resource Person for the Webinar on “Covid-19 and Breast feeding – Role of Midwives” organized by Department of OBG (N), KAHER Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi, Karnataka - on the occasion of ‘World Breast Feeding Week’ August 2020.