Department of Obstetric & Gynaecological Nursing

Department of Obstetric & Gynaecological Nursing

Department of Obstetric & Gynaecological Nursing

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing was established in the year 1994. The department takes pride in quality teaching and provides courses in Obstetrical and Gynaecological nursing with theoretical and practical elements to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The department encourages student research in the core areas of women’s health, reproductive health, high risk pregnancy, neonatal care and related health areas pertaining to women and new-borns; and enable them to function as educators, managers and researchers in the field of maternity nursing
  • 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. 2 batches have been successfully completed.
  • Clinical mentoring for IV year B. Sc (N) &III GNM students during OBG posting.
  • Very good Academic results (UG-97% & PG -100%).
  • Experienced & dedicated faculty.
  • One faculty awarded with Doctoral degree and 1 faculty is enrolled for Ph.D.
  • Commencement of value-added course on Infertility & Reproductive endocrinology
  • Research collaboration with Pediatrics and OBG department, KSHEMA.
  • Strengthening the services of Maathr KSHEMA through interdisciplinary collaborative efforts.
  • Publishing Drug book on Midwifery
  • All Faculties to undergo capacity building training program in Midwifery organized by INC

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Lab Facilities

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBG) simulation lab, provides advanced resources for practical, hands-on training. It consists of birthing simulators, Postpartum uterus trainers, and pelvic models. These resources facilitate practical experience in essential skills such as abdominal examination, the process of delivery, and the insertion of intrauterine devices (IUDs).

In addition to these simulation tools, the OBG lab is well-equipped with a diverse range of instruments tailored for various aspects of maternal care and procedures . This meticulous preparation ensures that students emerge from their training with the competence and confidence needed to excel in their roles within the healthcare profession.

Clinical Facilities

Clinical exposure and training are offered at the 1000-bed multispecialty Justice K S Hegde Charitable Hospital. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBG) ward, strategically situated on the first floor of the building, stands out as a focal point for learning, practice, and service provision. Here, students engage in hands-on experiences, gaining exposure to the intricacies of antenatal, intranatal, and postnatal care, as well as attending to the needs of mothers and new-borns. This dedicated space ensures that students receive comprehensive training, preparing them to excel in their future nursing careers.

Research Thrust Areas

The OBG (N) Department concentrates its research efforts on exploring complementary therapies designed to enhance the well-being of women throughout the stages of Antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. This signifies a dedicated commitment to investigating and advancing alternative approaches that contribute to the holistic care and support of women during the crucial phases of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period.

Ongoing research projects


  • Prof. Philomena Fernandes, Effectiveness of KEGEL exercise on afterpains among postnatal mothers in a selected hospital at Mangalore
  • Mrs. Anju M.V, Knowledge and attitude on cervical cancer screening among women working under the health care educational institutions
  • Dr. Sabitha Nayak, Effect of Prenatal education on postpartum functional status among Primipara mothers
  • Mrs. Keerthimala K, Effectiveness of planned teaching Programme regarding knowledge on vitamin D deficiency among adolescents


  • Prof. Philomena Fernandes, Effectiveness of STP on knowledge regarding factors influencing reproductive health among adolescents in a selected school at Mangalore
  • Dr. Sabitha, Relation between gestational age of mother and anthropometric measurements among newborn
  • Mrs. Anju M.V, Knowledge on menstrual cup among students in selected College Kannur district
  • Mrs. Keerthimala K, Knowledge on antenatal care among primigravida mothers


  • Prof. Philomena Fernandes, Effectiveness of Lamaze breathing technique on maternal and foetal outcomes among primi gravida mothers.

Ongoing PhD Projects 2023-2024

  • Keerthimala K, Enhancing Nurse Proficiency: Simulation-Based Training for Early Identification and Management of Primary Postpartum Hemorrhage"
  • Mrs. Timi Thomas, Effect of multi component life style intervention strategies on knowledge, menopausal symptoms health promoting lifestyle practice and biological parameters among women


  • Fernandes P, Thomas T. Effect of Gym Ball exercise Programme on dysmenorrhea in nursing students of a selected college in Mangaluru, India. Journal of holistic nursing & Midwifery: A Quasi-experimental study. 2024 ;34(1):29-34.
  • Dr. Sabitha Nayak, Cancer Related Fatigue measurement scales: A systematic review Indian Journal of Public Health203;67;448-454 Wolters and Kluwer.
  • Dr. Sabitha Nayak, A Qualitative study on Challenges faced by Postnatal mothers Journal of Health management 2023 Sage Publications.
  • 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.


  • Dr. Sabitha, presented a poster at 77th TNAI conference - Invest in Nursing for global health on profile on modes of delivery among intrapartum mothers at Guwahati on 30/1/2023- 31/1/2023
  • Dr. Sabitha Nayak was the Resource Person for the ICMR funded Clinical Training workshop on improvement of neonatal and maternal health services 15/5/2023- 20/5/2023
  • Prof. Philomena Fernandes was the Resource Person for the ICMR funded Clinical Training workshop on improvement of neonatal and maternal health services 15/5/2023- 20/5/2023
  • Mrs. Timi Thomas was the Resource Person for the ICMR funded Clinical Training workshop on improvement of neonatal and maternal health services 15/5/2023- 20/5/2023
  • Mrs. Keerthimala, Resource person for the Outreach Programme conducted on Awareness Programme on Menopausal health among women, at Durga Vahini Mahila Mandal, in the month of November 2023 which was organized by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological nursing


  • Prof. Philomena Fernandes & Mrs. Keerthimala, authored a book on Midwifery/Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Published by Nirali Prakashan. ISBN 978-93-6109-205-3 First edition: January 2024
  • Dr. Sabitha Nayak and Mrs. Timi Thomas, authored a book on Health/ Nursing Informatics and Technology, Published by Nirali Prakashan. ISBN 978-81-19115-88-4, First edition: June 2023


The OBG Nursing department of Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences in collaboration with the OBG department of Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital has taken an initiative to establish a Child Birth Education unit (Maathr 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 is designed to educate and prepare the pregnant mother for a healthy diet during the prenatal period, positive birth experience, Lactation counselling, newborn care and family planning counselling.

Community Extension Activities

  • Organized a community outreach program on “Breast Cancer Awareness” at Shri Shakthi Mahila Mandal, Anganwadi, Madyar on 29 th October 2021 between 2.00 pm 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 an outreach programme on “Cervical cancer Awareness” at Guliga koragajja sevasamithi bhavana, Assaigoli on 9th of August 2020 between to 4.30 pm