Dr. (Prof). Mrs. Fatima D’silva


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Dr. (Prof). Mrs. Fatima D’silva completed her Post graduate degree in Nursing from Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore, in the year 1996 and doctoral studies under the National Consortium for PhD Nursing in India, constituted by Indian Nursing Council in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and W.H.O. in the year 2015. She has got 22 years of teaching experience. Has worked in various capacities as a tutor, clinical demonstrator, Lecturer, Asst. Professor and Professor and has also worked in administrative capacities as a Vice Principal and Principal. She worked as a Senior Clinical Tutor at Muscat Nursing Institute Sultanate of OMAN from 21/03/2001 - 21/04/2004.

A highly motivated, flexible and dynamic nursing professional with 28 years of successful nursing career in Education in India and Abroad. Competent of making strategic contributions to the standards of healthcare and lifelong learning. Expertise in the facilitation of learning, monitoring and evaluation of care standards within variety of healthcare settings. Talented to quickly master technology, systems & procedures in any new environment. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to solve problems. Thrives in deadline driven environment with Planning, Scheduling and Execution in Management and Administration of Nursing Education. Excellent Team Building skills. Research and Guidance with updating of knowledge and services. Demonstrates proficiency to create nursing students with good orientation and set standards to be leaders in their field

  • Management & Administration
  • Research & Guidance
  • Professional Lecturer and Nurse Educator
  • Creative organizing and presentation
  • Planning, scheduling & Execution
  • Communication & Liaison
  • Professional, correspondence and General office
PhD in Nursing-25th March 2015

National consortium for PhD in Nursing
(INC in collaboration with RGUHS and WHO)
Rajiv Gandhi University of health Sciences, Bangalore

Thesis: Effectiveness of Comprehensive Nursing Intervention on the Physical and Psychosocial Outcome of patients with Coronary Heart Disease of a selected hospital in Mangalore.’

MSc. (Nursing)-1996

Specialization: Medical surgical nursing
Super specialization: Cardiovascular and Thoracic nursing
Fr. Muller’s College of Nursing, Mangalore
Gold medal and First Rank
Overall: First Class with Distinction

Thesis:‘Perception of stressors of hospitalized patients admitted in a selected hospital in Mangalore’.

BSc (Nursing)- 1992

Fr. Muller’s College of Nursing, Mangalore
First Rank in 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th semester
Overall: First Class with Distinction.

Pre –degree - 1988

Board of Pre-university Education, Mangalore, Karnataka.

SSLC (Xth Grade)-1986

Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board.

16/04/2011-till date Principal, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore Constituent college of NITTE (Deemed to be University),Accredited with ‘A+’ grade by NAAC

14/05/2004 - 15/4/2011 Vice Principal and Head of Department, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore Constituent college of NITTE (Deemed to be University),Accredited with ‘A+’ grade by NAAC Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore

21/03/2001 - 21/04/2004 Senior Tutor,Muscat Nursing Institute, Sultanate of Oman

01/08/1999-14/02/2001 Assistant Professor,K Pandyarajah Ballal Nursing Institute, Mangalore

01/08/1997-30/07/1999 Lecturer,K Pandyarajah Ballal Nursing Institute, Mangalore

01/08/1996-30/07/1997 Lecturer,Fr. Muller’s College of Nursing, Kankanady, Mangalore

01/08/1992-30/07/1994 Tutor-cum Clinical Instructor, K Pandyarajah Ballal Nursing Institute, Mangalore

  • Created, planned, implemented and directed academic plans, clinical experiences, cultural and social activities of more than 500 graduate and postgraduate nursing students per year
  • Developed faculty workload plan for more than 45 faculty in consultation with various departments and ensured the fair distribution of workload based on various teaching cadres
  • Planned institutional budget for more than 3 crores and utilized it judiciously for the achievement of the organizational goals
  • Planned, Organized, Supervised and implemented NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) related activities as a member of the steering committee
  • Developed syllabus and Initiated short-term value-added courses to enhance the competencies of undergraduate students in specialized areas such as:
  • Communication & Liaison
  • Professional, correspondence and General office
  1. Critical care nursing
  2. Renal nursing
  3. Palliative care nursing
  4. Geriatric Mental health nursing
  5. Dialysis nursing
  6. Pre-hospital and life support management
  • Represented as well as Chaired several academic, research, quality assurance committee meetings as a member
  • Provided academic leadership and support to the teaching and research related activities of the faculty
  • Facilitated the smooth functioning of the college as well as the hostel
  • Examined the clinical and academic learning environment for Quality Practice Standards by conducting regular audits and patient satisfaction surveys
  • Responsible for the effective compliance of all statutory requirements of the institute
  • Liasoned with professional bodies and assured accredititation of various courses
  • Coordinated and developed reports to fulfill all University and statutory requirements
  • Monitored discipline of all the teaching, nonteaching staff and students
  • Contributed to the cohesive maintenance of active collaboration with University of Ghent, Belgium, University of Miyazaki, Japan and Drotting Blanka School, Sweden.
  • Lead a team of trainers, mentors conducting regular meetings, staff appraisals and annual performance review ensuring that the quality of education is maintained in the organization.
  • Organized various program to instill Institutional social responsibility among students through NSS, Life skill training, Red cross units and community outreach activities
  • Liasoned with institutes of repute for placement services
  • Editorial member of Muscat Nursing Institute news letter and a member of the staff development committee
  • Coordinated the recruitment of faculty at the University level
  • Was instrumental in establishing the nurse led-lactation unit at JKSH charitable hospital
  • Professional, correspondence and General office
  • Conducted classes/clinical demonstration to Undergraduate as well as Post-graduate students
  • Explored and implemented innovative strategies in the teaching learning process such as concept mapping, problem-based learning, symptom analysis, soft skill training, life skills, peer mentoring, teacher guardian etc.
  • Counseled students with academic, health and personal problems
  • Guided and motivated faculty to adopt innovative strategies of teaching and learning
  • Reviewed and guided 3 undergraduate, 29 postgraduate and 10 doctoral projects and approved 3 research work grant proposals
  • Presented several papers in national and international conferences/seminars
  • Applied for grants to several funding agencies like ICMR, DBT, TNAI etc. Was successful in getting research grants for 2 projects from Trained Nurses Association of India
  • Received grant from Xytel -India of Rs 3,50000/-for establishing an innovation centre for nurses in 3D designing skills
  • Evaluated and Critiqued several postgraduate thesis and doctoral thesis
  • Wrote and published more than 40 papers in indexed journals of national and international repute
  • Recognized guide for research under NITTE (Deemed to be University, National consortium (INC, WHO and Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences and Yenepoya University
  1. Effectiveness of White noise app on the Quality of sleep of critically ill patients in an ICU of a selected hospital setting in Mangalore (2019)
  2. Effectiveness of Self-Instructional Module on the Knowledge and Practices of Nurses regarding prevention of CLABSI (2018)
  3. Effectiveness of Music therapy on Pain and QoL among cancer subjects in a selected hospital at Mangaluru (2017)
  4. Knowledge and Practices of Endotracheal Suctioning (ETS) among nursing professionals –A systematic review (2017)
  5. Effectiveness of Caregiver Support Program (CSP) on Burden and QoL of Caregivers of Stroke subjects (2016)
  6. Effectiveness of a Nurse -led program regarding Self-care management among Hemodialysis patients’ (2015)
  7. Knowledge and Attitude of nursing students regarding Eye donation in a selected nursing institute in Mangalore (2015)
  8. Awareness of risk of Osteoporosis and Determination of Serum Estrogen and its relationship with risk of Osteoporosis among women of a selected hospital in Mangalore (2015)
  9. Effectiveness of IEC program on Knowledge and Attitude of college students of Dakshina Kannada towards HPV vaccine (2014)
  10. Effectiveness of counseling on QOL of patients with HIV/AIDS (2014)
  11. Effectiveness of Deep Breathing Exercise on the Heart rate variability, Blood pressure, Anxiety and Depression of patients with Coronary Artery Study (2013)
  12. A study on severity of pain, anxiety and functional status of patients with lower limb fracture or dislocation after open reduction at selected hospitals in Mangalore (2013)
  13. Effectiveness of PMR on Quality of sleep among medical patients admitted in medical wards of selected hospital at Mangalore (2012)
  14. Effectiveness of body position on hemodynamic status of cardiac patients with reduced ejection fraction in a selected hospital in Mangalore (2012)
  15. A study on Burn-out, Job satisfaction level and QOL of nurses working in selected hospitals in Mangalore (2012)
  16. Effectiveness of Deep Breathing Exercise on Pulmonary Function in patient with Chronic Airflow Limitation in selected hospital at Mangalore (2011)
  17. A comparative study on the occurrence of obesity and its related factors among adolescents of selected schools in Mangalore Taluk (2011)
  18. A study on the perceived barriers of life style modification and effectiveness of PTP on life style modification for persons with hypertension in a selected community of Mangalore (2011)
  19. A study on prevalence and predictors of micro albuminuria among patients with type II Diabetes Mellitus (2010)
  20. The effect of general strengthening exercise on Pain and Mechanical functional performance among the nursing students with low back pain. (2010)
  21. Prevalence of persistent arthralgia and its effect on QOF among Chikungunya sufferers (2010)
  22. A study on the effectiveness of teaching protocol on knowledge and practice of pressure sore risk assessment and its prevention among nursing personnel working in selected hospital Mangalore (2009)
  23. A co relational study on symptoms and quality of life of patient with COPD in a selected hospital in Mangalore (2009)
  24. A study on knowledge regarding early symptoms of cancer among rural and urban women at Mangalore (2008)
  25. A study on knowledge and risk factor of coronary heart disease among male and female degree college students at Mangalore (2008)
  26. A study on the effectiveness of planned teaching program on hand hygiene practice among nursing students in a selected hospital of Mangalore Taluk (2008)
  27. A study to assess the effectiveness of Self-Instructional Module on prevention and early detection of Breast Cancer among women from a selected rural area of Mangalore (2007)
  28. A study to access the Effectiveness of planned Teaching Program on knowledge and attitude of High school students on HIV in selected school at Mangalore Taluk (2007)
  29. A study to determine Knowledge and Practice of alternative therapies for hypertension among hypertensive client in a selected rural community in Mangalore
  30. A study on Knowledge of mother regarding prevention of accident among under fives in a selected small area in Mangalore
  31. A study on Effectiveness of Planned Teaching programme regarding Bio medical waste management among staff nurses in a selected Hospital in Mangalore
  32. A study on the Nurses Knowledge and Performance of Wound care in a selected hospital in Mangalore.
  1. Impact of online learning and need based intervention on the health issues of children of Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India (2021)
  2. Effect of Multifaceted Intervention Program on Eating Behavior, Nutritional Status and Oral Health of Differently-Abled Children of a Selected Special School in Dakshina Kannada (2020)
  3. Development, Validation and Testing of an Assessment tool on Professional Readiness of Nursing Graduates (2020)
  4. Effect of Yoga on Serum inflammatory biomarkers and the psycho physiological and QoL indicators among patients with breast cancer (2019)
  5. Exploration of lived-in experiences related to cancer related fatigue (CRF) and the effect of Multi-component Self Help Intervention package (MSHIP) on fatigue, functional performance, aerobic capacity and QOL among cancer patients in selected oncology hospitals in Kerala (2017)
  6. Health beliefs, lifestyle practices and significant genotype markers in relation to TB among the migrant Tibetan population of Karnataka (2017)
  7. Pelvic floor muscle exercise and Bladder retraining program on Symptoms and QoL of women with Stress, Urge and Mixed Urinary incontinence (2015)
  8. Effectiveness of Nurse led dietary counseling on knowledge, nutritional requirements and non-compliance behavior of patients undergoing Hemodialysis (2015)
  1. Effect of psychosocial intervention package on the psychological distress and QoL of women with breast cancer (Ms Binsha Papachan,13th Nov,2021)
  2. Effectiveness of graded motor imagery on upper limb motor function, visuospatial neglect, QoL and perceived body image of patients with sub acute stroke residing in selected community health setting of Calicut district, Kerala (Ms Soumya Sadanand ,6th Jan 2022)
  1. Dsilva F, Singh P, Javeth A. Determinants of Cancer-Related Fatigue among Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Care. 2022 Oct 17:8258597221131133. doi: 10.1177/08258597221131133. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36245333.
  2. Dsilva F, Mathew S, Joseph G. Effectiveness of a Self-instructional Module on Knowledge and Observed Practices of Nurses with Regard to Prevention of Central Line–Associated Blood Stream Infection: A Before–After Intervention Study. Journal of Health Management. 2022;24(2):233-239. doi:10.1177/09720634221087809
  3. Dsilva F, Javeth A, Singh P. Cancer related Fatigue-Clinical Evaluation Scales and Interventions: A Systematic review .Indian J Palliat Care 2022 Jan 15;1-11.Available from doi 10.25259/IJPC_455_20
  4. Warjri E, Dsilva F, Sanal TS, Kumar A. Impact of white noise app on sleep quality among critically ill patients. Nurs. Crit. Care.2021 Dec 20;1-9.Available from:
  5. Javeth A, Silva FD, Singh P. Myriad of cancer-related fatigue: A Concept model on multifactorial causation and impact. Indian J Palliat Care 2021 Aug 12; 27(2):354-6. Available from: 10.25259/IJPC_19_21
  6. B.S Suchithra, Dsilva F, T.P Rajeev. Risk Factors of Urogenital Problems among Perimenopausal Women. J Health Allied Sci NU 2021 July; 1-5.Available from
  7. Thomas T, Kamath N, Kumar A, Dsilva F, Shetty PK. Prevalence and Severity of Menopausal Symptoms among Women – A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study. Online J Health Allied Scs. 2021; 20(1):2. Available from URL:
  8. Fernandes S, Dsilva F, Dsouza, S.M. Effectiveness of a Planned Teaching Program on the Knowledge of Staff Nurses with Regard to the Nutritional Requirements of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.J Health Allied Sci NU 2021 Sep; 11(03): 188-192 Available from
  9. Sadanandan S, D Silva F, Renjith V. Depression among Rural Stroke Survivors: A Cross-Sectional Study. Indian J Community Med. 2021 Apr-Jun; 46(2):309-312.Available from 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_875_20. Epub 2021 May 29. PMID: 34321749; PMCID: PMC8281862
  10. Thomas T, Kamath N, Kumar A, D'Silva F. Effect of Mind-Body Approaches on Menopausal Symptoms among Women: A Community-Based Pilot Study J Health Allied Sci NU 2021 May; 11(2):61–65.Available from
  11. Sadanandan S, D'Silva F, Renjith V. Body Cathexis among Stroke Survivors: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2021 Jan; 12(1):33-38. Available from 10.1055/s-0040-1716807. Epub 2020 Oct 27. PMID: 33531757; PMCID: PMC7846317
  12. B.S Suchithra, Dsilva F, T.P Rajeev. Enhancing Knowledge of Women on Urinary Incontinence- A Pre and Post Interventional Study. J Clin Diagn Res 2020 Nov; 14(11): 17-19. Available from[Ra1]_F(SL)_PF1(Chr_KM)_PFA(Chr_KM)_PN(SL).pdf
  13. Fernandes S, Dsilva F. Knowledge and Practice of Dietary Management in Patient Undergoing Hemodialysis. Indian J Public Health Res Dev 2020 May; 11( 5), 581-585
  14. Pappachan B, Dsilva F, Safeek AT. Life beyond the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: A Qualitative Study on the Lived Experiences of Breast Cancer Survivors. Indian J Public Health Res Dev 2020 March; 11(3),83-87
  15. Pinto HJ, D'silva F, Sanil TS. Knowledge and Practices of Endotracheal Suctioning amongst Nursing Professionals: A Systematic Review. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2020 Jan; 24(1):23-32. 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23326. PMID: 32148345; PMCID: PMC7050166.
  16. Pappachan B, Dsilva F, Safeek AT. Psycho-Social Interventions for Psychological Distress and Quality of Life among Women with Breast Cancer – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Online J Health Allied Scs.2019 Oct; 18(3):1-5
  17. Fernandes S, Dsilva F. Effectiveness of Music therapy on depression, anxiety and stress among hemodialysis patients. International journal of Nursing education.2019Jan-March; 11(1):124-129. Available from'Silva/641137a88ed8c864707cb721e19c036599df266bdoi:10.5958/0974-9357.2019.00024.2
  18. Dsilva F. Effectiveness of an educational intervention on the knowledge and attitude of patients attending the DOTS centre of selected hospitals in Mangaluru, Karnataka. Nurs J India 2018 March-April;109:292-296
  19. Bareh S,Dsilva F. Effect of music therapy on pain and QoL among Cancer Survivor. NUJHS 2017 September; 7(3,)25 -29 Available from 10.1055/s-0040-1708720
  20. B.S Suchithra, Dsilva F. Bladder training programme in Urinary incontinence –A review. International journal of Medical Surgical Nursing 2017 April-June; 3(2):64-66
  21. Pappachan B, Dsilva F.A protocol for a systematic review on Psychosocial Interventions for Psychological distress and QoL among women with breast cancer. IOSR-JNHS 2017 Jan-Feb; 6(1) Ver VI:65-71
  22. Michael.A, Dsilva F. Effectiveness of Caregiver Support Program (CSP) on Burden and QoL of Caregivers of Stroke subjects. IJONE 2017 Jan-March; 9(1): 1-6
  23. Dsilva F, Pinto C.A. Determination of serum estrogen levels and its relationship with risk of osteoporosis among women in Mangalore. IJAR 2016 March; 4(3):506-513 Available from
  24. Dsilva F. Knowledge and Attitude towards Eye donation among adolescents of Nursing Institute in Mangalore. IJAR 2015 Aug;3(8):727-731 Available from
  25. Thomas L, Dsilva F. Effectiveness of a Nurse -Led Program Regarding Self Care Management among Hemodialysis Patients. IJHSR 2015 June ; 5(6):419-423 Available from
  26. Thomas A.A, Dsilva F. Pain, Anxiety and Functional status of patients with lower limb fracture and dislocation after open reduction. J Health Allied Sci NU, 2015 March; 5 (1): 26-30. Available from products/ ejournals/ abstract/10.1055/s-0040-1703858DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703858
  27. Abraham S, Dsilva F. Effectiveness of Counseling on Quality of Life of Patients with HIV/AIDS in Selected ART Centers of Mangalore. Asian J Pharm Clin Res 2014 Sept; 7( 4):169-172 Available from index.php/ajpcr/ article/view/1709
  28. Dsilva F, H Vinay, Muninarayanappa N.V. Effectiveness of DBE on the heart rate variability, BP, anxiety and depression of patients with coronary artery disease. J Health Allied Sci NU 2014 March; 4(1):35-41 Available from 10.1055/s-0040-1703728
  29. Dsilva F, Muninarayanappa N.V. Effect of nurse-led intervention program on patients with Coronary heart disease. International journal of social science tomorrow.IJSST 2013 Nov; 2(11):1-6
  30. Abraham A. K, Dsilva F. Job Satisfaction, Burnout and Quality of Life of Nurses from Mangalore. J Health Manag 2013 Jan-March; 15(1):91–97. doi: 10.1177/0972063413486033.
  31. Hormis N, Dsilva F. Obesity among adolescents of urban and rural schools in Mangalore. Nurs J India 2013 May-June; 104(3): 106-109 Available from
  32. Dsilva F, Chandran S.K. Effectiveness of body position on hemodynamic status of cardiac patients with reduced ejection fraction. The Journal of Nursing Trendz 2013 Jan-April; 4(1):3-6.
  33. Francis N, Dsilva F. Effectiveness of PMR on Quality of sleep among medical patients admitted in medical wards of selected hospital at Mangalore. IJONE 2012 July-Dec; 4(2):46-50
  34. George R, Dsilva F, Dsouza J.L. Perceived Barriers & Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Life Style Modification Practices of Persons With Hypertension-A Study in Dakshina Kannada, Mangalore.JKIMSU 2012 July-Dec; 1(2): 117-123 Available from
  35. Jacob S, Dsilva F. Knowledge of women on early symptoms of cancer in rural and urban areas of Mangalore. J Health Allied Sci NU 2012 March; 2(1):3-7Available from
  36. Dsilva F. Effect of Back Strengthening exercises on Low Back Pain among nursing students. Indian Journal of Continuing Nursing Education 2011 July –Dec; 12(2):27-32
  37. Mathew J, Dsilva F. A study on effectiveness of deep breathing exercise on Pulmonary function among patients with chronic airflow limitation. International Journal of Nursing Education 2011 July-Dec; 3(2):34-37
  38. Alphonse A, Dsilva F. Effectiveness of guided imagery on quality of life of persons with osteoarthritis in selected old age home. Prism’s Nursing Practice 2011June; 6(1): 28-31
  39. Dsilva F. Occurrence and Predictors of Microalbuminuria among patients with type II Diabetes Mellitus. The Nursing Journal of India 2011 April;102(4):80-81 Available from
  40. Dsilva F. Burn out syndrome. Health action.2011 March; pp 30-33
  41. Paul S, Dsilva F. Prevalence of arthralgia and its effect on quality of life among Chikungunya sufferers of rural communities in Mangalore. Muller Journal of Medical science and Research 2011 February;2(1) :34-39
  42. Shyma K, Dsilva F. Quality of life of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nitte Nursing J. 2011 Jan;3(5):7-9 Available at
  43. Dsilva F. Comprehensive Cardiac Care – A Nursing care perspective.2008 July; Nightingale Nursing Times. Pp 12-17
  44. Dsilva F. Perception of stressors of hospitalized patients. Nursing Journal of India.2000 July;91(7):149
  1. Resource Person at a National e-conference on the topic ‘Scholarly publications: Challenges and solutions conducted by Nursing Research Society of India on 26th -27th November 2021, organized by Yenepoya University, Mangalore
  2. Invited speaker on the topic ‘Focus Forward-Opportunities for nurses across the globe’ on 9th November 2021 at Fr Mullers College of Nursing, Mangalore
  3. Invited speaker on ‘NAAC-Accreditation-The Way forward’ on 22nd Dec 2020 at a staff development program organized by St. Johns national academy of health sciences, Bangalore
  4. Resource Person at a National e-conference on the topic ‘Professional publication in Nursing Principles, Techniques and Guidelines of scientific writing’ on 10th August 2020 organized by Centre for Continuing Nursing excellence, Noida, UP
  5. Invited for Guest Lecture Series on the topic ‘Student nurses starting career amid COVID 19 pandemic’ on 4th August 2020 organized by Yenepoya University, Mangalore
  6. Resource person for a National Webinar on ‘Outcome based education’ organized by Adichunchungiri College of Nursing, Adichunchungiri University on 19th June 2020
  7. Resource person for a Staff enrichment program on ‘First Aid for college teachers’ on 29th May 2019 at St. Aloysius Pre-University college, Mangalore
  8. Resource Person at a National conference on the topic ‘Historical development of nursing education and a Panelist for a discussion on ‘Concept-based nursing education’ organized on 24th -25th January 2019 by MGM University, Mumbai
  9. Invited speaker on the topic ‘Effectiveness of team-based nurse family partnership program –A case study approach’ at an International conference on nurses and midwives for universal health coverage organized by Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi on 29th Nov-1st Dec 2018
  10. Resource person at a National conference on the topic ‘Quantitative designs and Interview Vs Questionnaire’ on 6th and 7th July 2018 organized by JSS college of Nursing, Mysore
  11. Resource person at a National conference on the topic ‘Role of a nurse as an independent practitioner ‘on 22nd July 2017 organized by Laxmi memorial college of nursing, Mangalore
  12. Invited speaker on the topic ‘Nursing practice issues and Innovation’ at a National conference on “Envisioning: Creating the future” organized by Fr Muller’s College of Nursing on 3rd June 2017
  13. Resource Person on the topic ‘Patient care assignment’ conducted by Laxmi memorial college of nursing, Mangalore as a part of In-service education program on 22nd July 2016
  14. Resource Person on the topic ‘Multi method research’ at a State level workshop organized by KLE deemed University on 5th and 6th June 2015
  15. Invited as a panelist for a faculty development program on the topic ‘Rights and Benefits of Employees’ Organized by Fr Muller’s College of Nursing on 28th February 2015
  16. Resource Person on the topic ‘Assessment: A Tool for Gathering Information’ for a National Conference on ‘Nursing Process: A pathway towards comprehensive patient care’ Organized by Yenepoya University on 7th November 2014.
  17. Key note address Speaker on the topic ‘Surgical safety practices for nurses ‘at a workshop organized by Kasturba Medical college, Mangalore on 5th Oct 2014
  18. Guest lecture on ‘Heart Healthy choices’ as a part of ‘World Heart Day’ Organized by Yenepoya University on 29th September 2014.
  19. Guest lecture on ‘Beating Invisible glaucoma’-A nursing perspective’ as a part of World Glaucoma Day Organized by Yenepoya University on 12th March 2014.
  20. Resource Person on the topic’ Nurses Role in smoking cessation’ at a Workshop & Hands on Training on ‘Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Addiction Research ‘on 21st - 22nd March 2013 organized by NITTE (Deemed to be) University
  21. Resource Person on the topic ‘Critical pathway and critical thinking’ at a State level conference on “Innovative approaches in nursing administration’’ Organized by Athena institute of health sciences, Falnir road, Mangalore on 18th -19th Jan 2013.
  22. Resource Person on the topic ‘Nursing workforce issues and trends affecting total quality patient care’ at a National conference on ‘Transitioning to total patient care: Emerging trend in clinical nursing practice’ Organized by KLE academy of higher education and research, KLE university, Belgaum on 9th and 10th Nov 2012
  23. Resource Person on the topic ‘Techniques of administration’ at a State level Conference on ‘Traversing Pathways in administration: Curriculum to Career ‘on 2nd February 2012 Organized by Alva’s College of Nursing, Moodabidri
  24. Resource Person on the topic ‘Sexually transmitted infections’ at a State level training programme for staff nurses on ‘HIV/AIDS and ART on 9th Jan 2012 organized by Manipal College of Nursing, Mangalore.
  25. Resource Person on the topic ‘Funding, Publishing and presenting research findings’ at a State level workshop on ‘Recherché’ on 3rd Dec 2011 organized by Sahyadri Institute of Health Sciences, Mangalore
  26. Resource Person on the topic ‘Writing research report, concept and guidelines’ at a State level seminar on ‘Communication and utilization of research findings’ organized by Unity Academy of Health Sciences, Mangalore on 30th Nov 2011
  27. Resource Person for a talk on ‘Rights Special groups’ at a State level workshop on ‘Legal and ethical issues in nursing ‘on 25th and 26th August 2011 organized by Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, NITTE (Deemed to be) University, Mangalore.
  28. Resource Person on the topic ‘Consumer protection act’ at a State level workshop on ‘Issues in Nursing Management’ on 31st March 2011at Karavali College of Nursing, Mangalore.
  29. Resource Person on the topic ‘Interview schedule and questionnaire ‘at a National workshop on ‘Research tools and techniques’ on 2nd and 3rd Feb 2010 at Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore
  30. Resource Person on the topic ‘Information Literacy’ at a State Level Workshop on ‘Evidence based Nursing Practice’ on 31st July and 1st August 2008 organized by Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore.
  31. Research paper presentation on ‘A study on knowledge and risk factor of CHD among male and female degree college students at Mangalore’ at an International workshop on ‘Rescue Resuscitation and Research’ on 8th-12th October 2008 organized by A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore
  32. Invited Speaker on the topic ‘Pre and Post-operative Cardiac Care ‘at a Continuing Education Program on ‘Comprehensive Cardiac Care ‘on 7th& 8th December 2007 organized by K. Pandyarajah Ballal Nursing Institute.
  33. Invited Speaker on the topic ‘Clinical Supervision ‘at a State Level Workshop, ‘Being with the student as a Nurse educator’ on 20th December 2006 organized by Fr. Mullers College of Nursing
  • Organized several national, regional and international conferences, workshops and seminars for faculty and students
  • Organized Continuing Nursing Education Program for in-service faculty and clinical nurses
  • Conducted review meetings with faculty to evaluate and update academic processes
  • Organized training program for rural volunteers from 4-5th August 2021 under the rural Smart health Project on First Aid and Emergency skills
  • Established active linkage and MOU with foreign Universities like Miyazaki, Japan, Ghent, Drotting Blanca High school, Sweden, Artevelde school, Belgium for promoting student/faculty exchange programs
  • Published an e-book on ‘Life Style Modification Practices of Persons with Hypertension’ by Lambert’s Academic publishers, Germany in 2012
  • Published a monograph on ‘Therapeutic nutrition’ in 2012
  • Appointed as an external academic auditor by Fr Muller’s college of Nursing on 27th March 2014
  • Was selected as a judge for the paper presentation during an International conference on Evidence Informed practice: An Approach to healthcare reform held on 24 and 25th Jan 2015 at Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore.
  • Invited as a Judge for paper presentation in the 19th Annual National Conference of Nursing Research Society of India on 29th Oct 2015 at Fr. Muller’s College of Nursing, Mangaluru.
  • Chairperson during the 12th National conference of SOMI, India held on 21st and 22nd Nov 2015
  • Invited as an external expert for PhD Admission scrutiny committee at Yenepoya deemed to be University
  • External evaluator for research proposals for grants from funding agency at Yenepoya on March 17th 2018.
  • Was appointed as a KNC observer for the National conference on ‘Simulation in Nursing ‘held on 24th and 25th May 2019 at Fr Muller’s college of Nursing, Mangalore
  • Organized a KNC accredited regional workshop ‘Enhancing Research competence ‘on 18th and 19th Dec 2019 at Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore.
  • Organized an International Nursing Symposium with Ulster University, UK and ISDC, Bangalore on 27th and 28th Jan 2020
  • Invited as a participant for the INC workshop on ‘Capacity Building of research guides’ on 5th and 6th February 2020 at New Delhi
  • Organizer and resource person for NITTE SMART village project on 4th and 5th August 2021
  • Appointed as an external IQAC expert of St. Johns College of Nursing, Bangalore from 20th June 2021 till 19th June 2023
  • Organized a KNC accredited National level Webinar on ‘Developing a Research Culture - Novice to Excellence" from 14th to 18th February 2022
  • UG and PG Examiner for Kannur University, Kerala, Manipal University, Manipal, Rajiv Gandhi University of health Sciences, Bangalore, MGR University, Tamilnadu and Nitte University, Mangalore.
  • Paper setter for Rajiv Gandhi University of health Sciences, Bangalore, Meenakshi University, Coimbatore, Kerala University of Health Sciences, KLE Deemed University, Belgaum, AIIMS Bhubaneswar and Nitte University
  • Detailed as squad for Medical Examinations at Government Medical college, Hassan
  • Appointed as INC inspector for conducting inspections in various states like Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
  • Paper setter and P.G. Examiner for various reputed Universities in India
  • Examiner for doctoral students at Datte Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Deemed University Wardha, Nagpur as well as Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences
  • Expert for UGC inspection –KIMS Karad Institute from Jan 5th -7th 2018
  • Sub-committee of the Vision group, Karnataka for Human resource, planning and development -March 2021
  • Certified Jeeva Raksha-ENLS(Instructor) for Emergencies in nursing
  • Paper setter for Karnataka Public Service Nursing Recruitment Government Examination
  • Consultant for Creation of Test Items for Competitive examinations for Nurses under Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Mumbai
  1. Recipient of Citation award by MANGALORE MUSICAL AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION at the Annual Function held on 21st November 2012 for ‘Meritorious and Dedicated Services’- “Rendered to the Society in Guiding and moulding the Student Community
  2. Selected as a coordinator for the Sakura Japan –Asia Youth exchange program in Science from 17th Jan -26th Jan 2016.This project was fully funded by Japan Science and technology
  3. Certificate of appreciation for contribution towards achieving the Guinness world record for “The most participants in hand sanitizing relay” held at Manipal University on 15th Oct 2016
  4. Appointed as foundation steering committee member of India UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa on the 28th Nov 2016
  5. Recipient of ‘Distinguished alumnus’ at a Mega alumnus meet conducted at Fr Mullers college of Nursing on 20th March 2021
  6. Best paper award from NITTE (deemed to be University) on Dec 22nd 2021 for the paper titled “Knowledge and practices of endotracheal suctioning (ETS) among nursing professionals –A systematic review”
  7. Recipient of the OVID AWARD’’ for Quiz on 26th November during the NRSI conducted by Ovid (Wolters Kluwer) Team
  1. Chairperson of Institutional Ethics committee, Nitte Usha Institute of nursing sciences, Since March 2012 till 2020
  2. Chairperson of Institutional ethics committee, K.S Hegde Medical Academy-2011-2013
  3. Member of the Central Ethics committee, Nitte University, Since 16/06/2011
  4. Chairperson of BOS, Nitte Usha Institute of nursing sciences, Since April 2009
  5. Was the Member of BOS (Mangalore University) from 1999 to 2002
  6. Member of Research and Recognition Committee, Nitte Deemed University, Since 01/01/ 2013 till date
  7. Member of Research Grants Committee, Nitte Deemed University, Since 01/01/ 2013
  8. Academic Council Member, Nitte University, Since 01/04/ 2013
  9. Member secretary of the Continuing education cell of Nitte University, Since 06/11/2009
  10. Life member of Trained Nurses Association of India in 1992
  11. Life member of Christian Medical Association of India in 2006
  12. Member of the Advisory Committee of NSS cell, Nitte University, Since 2012
  13. Life member of Asian association of Cardiovascular nurses in 2011
  14. Dean of Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Nitte University in 2013 till 31st March 2015
  15. Member of Quality assurance cell, Fr. Muller’s college of Nursing, for the duration 2012-2015
  16. Editorial member of International Journal of Nursing Education in 2013
  17. Editorial member of Indian journal of health science in 2014
  18. External Reviewer of the LWW publications in 2013
  19. Member of BOS (Yenepoya University), from 01/01/2014 till 01/01 2017
  20. Member of BOS (Dayananda Saga University), Since March 2015.
  21. Member of the Vision document committee of Yenepoya University in 2016