Dr. (Prof). Mrs. Fatima D’silva


Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences

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.




PhD in Nursing

Dr. (Prof). Mrs. Fatima Dsilva is an outstanding academician and an excellent administrator with over 25 years of experience in the nursing profession. Has been associated with NITTE University since 2004 and was promoted as a Principal since 2011.

She completed her graduation in 1992 and post-graduation in Medical Surgical Nursing with Cardiovascular and Thoracic nursing specialization from Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore in the year 1996.She was awarded her doctoral degree 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 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 also has worked as a Senior Clinical Tutor at Muscat Nursing Institute Sultanate of OMAN from 21/03/2001 - 21/04/2004.

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

Selected as a coordinator for the Sakura Japan -Asia Youth exchange program in Science from 17th Jan -26th Jan 2016 which was fully funded by Japan Science and technology

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

Appointed as foundation steering committee member of India UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa on the 28th Nov 2016

Certificate of Appreciation from TNAI towards strengthening of TNAI by enrolling life members

  • Chairperson of Institutional ethics committee, Nitte Usha Institute of nursing sciences, Since March 2012
  • Was Chairperson of Institutional ethics committee, K.S Hegde Medical Academy-2011-2013
  • Was Member of the Central Ethics committee, Nitte University in 2011
  • Was Member secretary of the Continuing education cell of Nitte University, in 2009
  • Chairperson of BOS, Nitte Usha Institute of nursing sciences, Since April 2009
  • Academic Council Member, Nitte University, Since 01/04/ 2013
  • Life member of Trained Nurses Association of India in 1992
  • Life member of Christian Medical Association of India in 2006
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of NSS cell, Nitte University, Since 2012
  • Life member of Asian association of Cardiovascular nurses in 2011
  • Dean of Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Nitte University in 2013 till 31st March 2015
  • Member of Quality assurance cell, Fr. Muller's college of Nursing, for the duration 2012-2015
  • Editorial member of International Journal of Nursing Education in 2013
  • Editorial member of Indian journal of health science in 2014
  • External Reviewer of the LWW publications in 2013
  • Member of BOS (Yenepoya University), from 01/01/2014 till 01/01 2017
  • Member of BOS (Dayananda Sagar University) in 2015.
  • Member of the Vision document committee of Yenepoya University in 2016

In the past tenure of service subjects like Nursing Research, Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Nursing Foundation, Advanced Nursing Concepts and Medical Surgical Nursing for UG and PG students was handled. Currently handling Medical Surgical Nursing for postgraduate students

Has guided and completed successfully 31 undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and published 31 papers in indexed journals Is a well-recognised guide for 6 ongoing part-time and one full time doctoral student

Name of the Article Name of the Journal, Vol, Issue, Page No. Year of the Publications
Knowledge and practices of endotracheal suctioning amongst Nursing Professionals :A Systematic review Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine,24(1),23-32 Jan 2020
Psycho-Social Interventions for Psychological Distress and Quality of Life among Women with Breast Cancer - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences 18,(3),1-5 Jul-Sep 2019
Effectiveness of Music therapy on depression, anxiety and stress among hemodialysis patients International Journal of Nursing education,11(1),124-129 Jan-March 2019
Effectiveness of an educational intervention on the knowledge and attitude of patients attending the DOTS centre of selected hospitals in Mangaluru ,Karnataka The Nursing Journal of India ,CIX,292-96 March-April 2018
Effect of music therapy on pain and QoL among Cancer Survivors Nitte University Journal of health Sciences, 7(3,)25 -29 September 2017
Bladder training programme in Urinary incontinence -A review International journal of Medical Surgical Nursing 3(2),64-66 April-June 2017
A protocol for a systematic review on Psychosocial Interventions for Psychological distress and QoL among women with breast cancer IOSR journal of Nursing and health Science ,6(1) Ver VI,65-71 Jan-Feb 2017
Effectiveness of Caregiver Support Program (CSP) on Burden and QoL of Caregivers of Stroke subjects International Journal of nursing education 9(1),1-6 Jan-March 2017
Determination of serum estrogen levels and its relationship with risk of osteoporosis among women in Mangalore International Journal of Advanced research,4(3),506-513 March 2016
Knowledge and Attitude towards Eye donation among
Adolescents of Nursing Institute in Mangalore.
International Journal of Advanced research,3(8),727-731 August 2015
Effectiveness of a Nurse -led program regarding self care management among hemodialysis patients' International journal of health sciences and research,5,(6),419-423 June 2015
Pain, Anxiety and Functional status of patients with lower limb fracture and dislocation after open reduction Nitte university journal of health sciences, 5, (1), 26-30. March2015
Effectiveness of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) program on Knowledge and Attitude of College students towards HPV vaccine. Mangalore, Karnataka Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary, Vol 2,(12),191-197 January 2015
Effectiveness of counseling on QOL of patients with HIV/AIDS in selected ART centers of Mangalore Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research,7(4),169-172 September 2014
Effectiveness of DBE on the heart rate variability, BP, anxiety and depression of patients with coronary artery disease. Nitte university journal of health sciences,4(1),40-46 March- 2014
Effect of nurse-led intervention program on patients with Coronary heart disease International journal of social science tomorrow, 2(11),1-6 Nov-2013
Job satisfaction, Burn out & Quality of life of nurses from Mangalore Journal of health management 15(1),91-97 Jan-March 2013
Citation -1
Obesity among adolescents of urban and rural schools in Mangalore The nursing Journal of India, CIV(3, 106-109 May-June 2013
Effectiveness of body position on hemodynamic status of cardiac patients with reduced ejection fraction Journal of nursing Trendz IV(1),3-6 Jan-April 2013
Effectiveness of PMR on Quality of sleep among medical patients admitted in medical wards of selected hospital at Mangalore International journal of nursing education,4(2),46-50 July-Dec 2012
Citation 2
Perceived Barriers & Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Life Style Modification Practices of Persons With Hypertension-A Study in Dakshina Kannada, Mangalore. Journal of Krishna institute of medical sciences university, 1(2),117-123 July-Dec 2012
Citation 1
Knowledge of women on early symptoms of cancer in rural and urban areas of Mangalore. Nitte University Journal of Health Sciences 2,3-7 March 2012
Effect of Back Strengthening exercises on Low Back Pain among Nursing students Indian Journal of Continuing Nursing Education 12,(2),27-32 July-Dec 2011
A study on effectiveness of deep breathing exercise on Pulmonary function among patients with chronic airflow limitation. International journal of nursing education, 3,34-37 July 2011
Citation 1
Effectiveness of guided imagery on quality of life of persons with osteoarthritis in selected old age home. Prism's Nursing Practice, 6,(1), 28-31 June 2011
Occurrence and Predictors of Microalbuminuria among patients with type II Diabetes Mellitus. The nursing Journal of India, 4, 80-81 April 2011
Burn out syndrome. Health action, Pg No. 30-33 March 2011
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, 2,(1), 34-39 February 2011
Quality of Life of Patients with COPD. Nitte Nursing Journal, 3,(5),7-9 January 2011
Comprehensive Cardiac Care - A Nursing care perspective. Nightingale Nursing Times, Pg No 12-17. July 2008
Perception of stressors of hospitalized patients. Nursing Journal of India, Vol. LXX XXI, Pg No. 07 July 2000

Was the Member of BOS (Mangalore University), Since 1999-2002 Published a monograph on 'Therapeutic nutrition' in 2012 Published an e-book on 'Life Style Modification Practices of Persons with Hypertension' by Lambert's Academic publishers, Germany in 2012 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, Kerala, AIIMS Bhubaneswar, KLE Deemed University, Belgaum and Nitte University (Deemed to be 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 and Uttar Pradesh 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. 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 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 and the 19th Annual National conference of NRSI held from 29th to 31st Oct 2015

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

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