Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College is established by the estimable Chairman Mr. M. Rajagopalan, in the year 2003 which was affiliated with Pondicherry University.  Department of Nursing Foundation was developed in the year 2003 with the team of efficient faculty members. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University Is a deemed university emerged into the educational service from 2009 and our institution gaily works under this university. KGNC offers B.Sc (N), P.B.B.Sc (N) courses. As ilk, a mother helps the crawling child to walk, Nursing foundation has taken a great parade with the eminent faculty m.mb.rs In all cadres function from the beginning deliberately, dedicatedly  with the team spirit till date aiming to excel multidimensional 8 strive to bring our Institution as best out of all nursing colleges in 8 around the nation. Our Spirit will continue forever………………

                                                             Role of the department

Role of Department

 

Primary function of the department

The primary function of the department is to provide Nursing Education and Nursing Practice In comprehensive health care of patients in all the programmes – B.Sc (N), P.B.b.Sc (N).

Nursing Education

  • Plan, implement and evaluate the programme.
  • Impart quality education to all the students n the department.
  • Apply innovative teaching strategies that enhances learning outcome of the students,
  • Ensure excellent academic performance in theory and practical examination
  • Facilitate self development in participating through Journal Club and Integrated Teaching Programme.
  • Conduct periodical evaluation of the student.

Nursing Practice:

  • Prepare the students to develop desirable attitude and skill in providing comprehensive health care of children.
  • Conduct clinical demonstration, bed side clinic, Viva voce, spot test, health education and drug presentation.
  • Evaluate the clinical performance and record book.
  • Provide hands on training to the students.
  • Provide intensive training in the areas of medical ward, surgical ward, orthopedic ward, ENT ward, Post OP ward and OPD.

Philosophy

  • Department of Nursing Foundation believes that it prepare each student to become a well qualified person in the art and science of nursing and meet prescribed standards of education and clinical competency related to Nursing Foundation.
  • Department of Nursing Foundation Nursing believes that we prepare students to encompass autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, Communities, sick or well in all settings in and around the Nation.
  • We train the students to independently perform activities in promotion of health, prevention of illness, care of IN, and key roles like ado nursing clinician, educator, researcher and so on En the health care delivery system.
  • Department of FON believes that we coach and train the students to attain the heights of achievements in their academics and performance excellence in the clinical setting.
  • Department of EON believes that It focuses on the recent and emerging trends in Nursing Foundation nursing and would like to incorporate them in teaching and training the students.
  • Department of FON believes that we prepare / bud the students En such a way to acquire knowledge and develop proficiency comprehensive nursing skill based upon scientific principles and concepts involved in Nursing Foundation and providing basic & specialized care for patients with initially ills in clinical setting.
  • Department of FON believes that we incorporate technological advancements in teaching and equip the students to implement the care with high-tech advances, In clinical setting we bridge the theory and practice$ffective1 t1htcugh research activity So that students would become pert in Nursing Fini1atiort nursing.
  • Department of FON believes that we mould the personality student and build them to a well disciplined & healthy life in future with assertiveness and confidence. They acquire Skills to solve their problems by their own and function independently as a whole some Citizen in the society.

Objectives

Department of Nursing Foundation enables the students to gain adequate knowledge regarding basic specialized procedures relevant to Nursing Foundation. nursing and develop desirable attitude and skill In applying the recent trends of nursing process with appropriate scientific principles in care of patients with medical & surgical condition in various clinical settings of National and International level.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Teach the students to apply the concepts of health maintenance promotion, and prevention and cure of diseases, rehabilitation and home care services.
  2. Impart the knowledge of the students regarding concepts, diseases, its management, procedures Involved in Nursing Foundation.
  3. Train the students to perform comprehensive nursing care skillfully and appreciate the client as holistic individual.
  4. Train and prepare the students to become a dynamic enthusiastic, full-pledged ideal nurse as an active health care provider in the health care delivery system at National & International level.
  5. Develop the sense of responsibility and accountability of the students.
  6. Prepare & train the students to adopt and achieve the role of nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse researcher, nurse manager, etc at National & global level.
  7. Prepare the students to adopt extended & expanded role of nurse, as a active member of health care team nationally & globally.
  8. Motivate the students to conduct & participate in various programmes at institutional, National & International level.
  9. Mould the personality & all round development of the students to lead independent style of living.
  10. Build the positive attitude, confidence, assertiveness, leadership quality to enhance professional excellence.
  11. Apply knowledge from physical, biological and behavioral sciences, medicine including alternative systems and nursing in providing nursing care to individuals, families and communities.
  12. Demonstrate understanding of life style and other factors, which affect health of individuals and groups.
  13. Provide nursing care based on steps of nursing process in collaboration with the individuals and groups.
  14. Demonstrate critical thinking skill in making decisions in all situations in order to provide quality care.
  15. Utilize the latest trends and technology In providing health care.
  16. Provide promotive, preventive arid restorative health services in line with the national health policies and programmes.
  17. Practice within the framework of code of ethics and professional conduct and acceptable standards of practice within the legal boundaries.
  18. Communicate effectively with Individuals and groups and members of the health team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationships and teamwork.
  19. Demonstrate skills in teaching to individuals and groups in clinical / community health settings.
  20. Participate effectively as members of the health team in health care delivery system.
  21. Demonstrate leadership and managerial skills in clinical/community health settings.
  22. Conduct need based research studies in various settings and utilize the research findings to improve the quality of care.
  23. Demonstrate awareness, interest and contribute towards advancement of self and of the profession.

                                                         

                                                                      Organization Structure

Organization Structure

Future Plan

  • To continue, adopt various teaching strategies.
  • Conduct of CNE programme, workshops with conferences on regular basis based on the emerging trends.
  • Revision of curriculum every 5 yrs to keep pace with the recent changes.
  • Conduct research activities both by faculty every year.
  • Foster problem based learning & case oriented approach to UG students.

The Department of Nursing Foundation has a sound Infrastructure and earning resource to meet the academic needs of the students.

CLINICAL:

The department has adequate clinical facilities with all advanced equipments to improve the performance of the students and render quality services to the public.) The following facilities are available. Medical and Surgical OPD, Post Operative Ward, Medical Ward, Surgical MICU, ICCU. Ventilator, cardiac monitoring, infusion pump, syringe pump, Glucometer, ECG Monitor, Suction Apparatus , Oxygen Cylinder.

Comfort Devices such as Sand bags, Cardiac Table, Bed Cradle, Foot Blocks, Back Rest.

ACADEMIC:

Class Room:

The department provides pleasant & enthusiastic environment to the students with adequate seating, lighting, ventilation and A.V aids like OHP, LCD, models, charts, Specimen and Slide Projector.

Lab:

The Fundamental Lab following equipments in improve the clinical skills of the student.

  • Dummies -5
  • Instruments
  • Tray settings
  • Models
  • Charts

Department Library:

The departmental library has latest edition of all essential text books, journal with computer & internet facilities.

Seminar Hall:

The department has sufficient and attractive seating, lighting, ventilation and adequate facilities.

Board of Studies Activities:

The board of studies activities is carried out by the faculty of the Nursing Foundation departments. Associate Lecturers and Tutors / Clinical Instructors are in B .Sc and P.B.B.Sc (N).

The required hours are allotted to Nursing Foundation by respective class co-ordinators. The units are allotted to all the faculty members by the HOD. All the faculty members in the department should Teach and Demonstrate the Procedures in the Foundation Lab and should have a clinical supervision of students in the clinical area.

The method of evaluation in the theory is done by conducting unit test, Spot test, assignments and in practical by the performance appraisal of students in each rotation of the clinical area.

The examinations are conducted in the month of August for B.Sc  (N) and July for P.B.B.Sc (N).

INNOVATIVE PRACTICES & BEST PRACTICES

The department of FON follows various innovative practices which go a long way in building and strengthening the department.

Spot Test:

Articles of clinical interest are collected and displayed in the FON lab. ‘The students are then asked to write the salient features of each item on display. This helps students in identifying and learning about the article in detail.

Poster Presentation:

A theme related to the subject is chosen and students are asked to prepare posters based on the theme. Winners are encouraged with prizes.

Quiz:

Quiz competitions are conducted on important days related to Nursing Foundations’ or in collaboration with SAF – KGNC.

Coaching:

Class schedules are put-up regularly and it is seen to it that the students are given intense coaching as per schedule.

Special Coaching For Slow Learners and Motivational Programmes for Advanced

Learners:

Based on the internal assessment marks and the general performance in the class, some of the slow-learners are identified. Special coaching classes are planned and carried out. Special attention is given for these students, so that they are better .prepared to face the exam. The advanced learners are motivated through special quizzes, tests which helps them to perform better.

Progress Report:

A report of the academic performance of each student, along with their conduct, is sent to the parents, once every 3 months.

Self Development:

Students have ample opportunity to develop themselves by participating In Scientific and Academic Forum, Journal Club, Integrated Teaching Programme, b etc.,

Feedback:

A sincere feedback on the subject, faculty and other activities of the department like seminars and tutorials are received from the students, faculty and HOD. This helps to know both the positive and negative aspects of the department.

It serves as an important tool in developing the department in the right way.

Return Demonstration:

Each procedure, according to the requirement, IS demonstrated to the students by the faculty, In the demo room. To know the level of understanding of the students, each student is asked to re-do the procedure in the presence of the teacher. This helps the students to be through with the procedure before carrying it out on patients.

Interactive Sessions:

Apart from the lectures, interactive sessions are held with the students. This session help the students to come out with doubts that are clarified by the teachers. Also, specific valuable points towards the development of the department are discussed.

A sincere feedback on the subject, faculty and other activities of the department like seminars and tutorials are received from the students, faculty and HOD. This helps to know both the positive and negative aspects of the department.

It serves as an important tool in developing the department in the right way.

Subject Records:

As an innovative approach, record books were given to the important topics for diagrams were indexed. Students complete within the stipulated time & submit to the teachers, which evaluated. This is done, so that, students are prepared examination in not only the theoretical part, but also diagrams.

Use of CD & DVD:

Teachers of this department regularly use CD’s & DVD’s as AV aids during their lecture.

E-Learning:

Students are given assignments which encourages them to use the internet. Websites like Med scope, med line, pub med, Cochrane, cinhal are the most common sites used by our students.

Mentor Mentee Programme:

The Nursing Foundation department is conducting a mentor mentee program in the ratio of 1:5. The mentor periodically monitors the mentees and provides guidance to improve the academic performances. Slow learners are identified and additional guidance was given by the mentors to improve the academic performance of the students.

Advanced learners are also identified and were motivated to participate in intercollegiate quiz program, essay competition, poster presentation, scientific academic forum and journal club.

Discipline & Culture:

The students are highly disciplined and they abide by the rules and regulations laid down by the college. Students are encouraged to be punctual and maintain their dress code. Students who fail to follow the rules and regulation is brought to the notice of the Principal and necessary disciplinary action is taken. The college has an anti-ragging committee that maintains the academic decorum. The students are thus behaved, maintain their dignity and keep up the name of their profession.

Activity Reports Pertaining to Department of Nursing Foundation

Students actively participate in Qualitative Patient care and Health teaching in the hospital. Inter-collegiate quiz competition is conducted and students from various colleges of Pondicherry participate in it. Apart from these, students 1o participate in posters, essay competition organized by the

Fundamental department, MGMC & RI and have bagged several prizes.

Departmental Meetings:

Every month departmental meetings will be held that will be chaired by the Head of the Department of Nursing Foundation.

At the commencement of each semester master rotation plans, clinical rotation plans, allotment of units for various faculties and their clinical requirements will be discussed. The tentative schedule to conduct the test and record submission will be discussed. The faculty will be instructed to look into the student’s progress and discipline. Meeting was conducted to review whether the theory and practical classes are going according to the planned schedule.

The college and the various department function under the able guidance and direction from the Dean who always emphasis on striving for academic excellence.