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KGNC, SBV

KASTURBA GANDHI NURSING COLLEGE (KGNC)

A constituent college of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), PUDUCHERRY

HOD’S MESSAGE

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING

Department of Medical Surgical Nursing is a specialty that deals with care of adults and has the largest work force in the health care arena among all specialties in Nursing. Faculty members are committed to impart quality nursing education and practice on par with changing needs of the society. Teaching learning activities are student centered and facilitated through conductive learning environment with pedagogical approach and it is designed to provide holistic care. Students are guided and well supported by mentoring programme, best practices and innovative learning. Multi specialty learning experiences are enriched by the clinical practice and simulation centre with state of the art technology at SBV. Medical Surgical Nursing department focuses on preparing the students to keep abreast with changing trends in the field of Medical Surgical Nursing. Students are guided and motivated for research projects, copy rights and patents to bring innovation in nursing practice. Department of Medical Surgical Nursing initiates the innovation and creativity in academics, patient care and research. Students are developed to acquire self confidence and courage for their better placement, career development. Department of Medical Surgical Nursing believes in team approach to accomplish the vision of the institution and to demonstrate leadership qualities.

– DR. S.PUNITHA JOSEPHINE,
Principal, HOD

– Prof. Sumathy P , HOD

Department of Child Health Nursing

The Department of Child Health Nursing provides courses within the framework of the curriculum laid down by the Indian Nursing Council (INC) and Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth. The department trains the students to develop expertise, in-depth understanding and competent skills to respond to the health care needs of infants, children and their families.

The Department believes in teamwork, collaboration, participatory decision making and provides a conducive learning environment for the students. They are rendered the opportunity to handle the most sophisticated equipment and utilize the state-of-the-art Simulation center accredited by the American Heart Association for varied procedures.

The Department emphasizes on Evidence-Based Nursing Practice to safeguard the health of the child and family. The courses offered, therefore strengthen the student’s ability to handle children and their family with ease, confidence and emerge out as a specialist in the field of Paediatric Nursing.

Department of Community Health Nursing

Department of Community Health Nursing was established with the aim to provide in-depth knowledge and practice on concepts, philosophy, and principles of community health nursing. The objectives are to “REACH THE UNREACH”, developing skills in identifying the health needs of the individuals, family, community and demonstrate skill in providing comprehensive family health care using available resources. The department has collaborated with governmental and non-governmental agencies towards providing community outreach activities. The department is offering free preventive, curative and rehabilitative services in rural and urban areas, conducting Free Medical camps, Mass awareness programme, participating in National Health Programme and Conducting in-service education programme for healthcare workers.

– Mrs.Bamalakshmi V, HOD

-Mrs.Prabhavathy.S, Asso.Prof, HOD

Department of Mental Health Nursing

The Department of Mental Health Nursing primarily focuses on people of all ages with mental illness such as psychotic and neurotic disorders. It aims in imparting quality education and skill, to UG and PG students facilitating to provide optimal care in preventive, promotive and curative aspects of mental illness and rehabilitative aspects of mental health.

The Department works effectively by establishing collaboration with the various multi-disciplinary team in the hospital and in the community for the promotion of mental health for target community such as adolescents, school children, elderly, the general public, and so on.

The Department provides surplus opportunities to students to excel in clinical skills by providing clinical training in MGMC&RI, and in mental health centers across the country like NIMHANS Bangalore for PGs, Sacred Heart Hospital Kerala for UG and having MOUs with Bharatmatha Deaddiction Centre, Dhanvanthri Mental Health Centre, Baby Sarah’s Home, FLSH.

Our student nurses receive adequate training in psychological therapies, building a therapeutic alliance, and dealing with challenging behavior and the administration of psychiatric medications, etc. The objective of the Department is well achieved by effective teamwork and commitment of the faculty by producing 100% result in the university exams.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBG) Nursing department is an extensive branch of nursing science dealing with women in relation to her reproductive organs, childbirth and treatment of women before and after childbirth.

Being an OBG nurse is
Twice the work,
Twice the stress, and twice the responsibility,
At a time,
But also,
Twice the hug,
Twice the love and
Twice the pride.

The aim of our department is to actively strive for excellence in education, practice, and research related to the health of women and children. Furthermore, it aims to expand academic excellence through the collaborative viable network with local, national and international agencies. We ensure effective and efficient services to our student community and enable them to function as educators, managers, and researchers in the field of maternity nursing. The department encourages student research in the core areas of women’s health, high-risk pregnancy, neonatal care and related health areas pertaining to women and newborn.

The faculty and staff in the department of OBG Nursing are dedicated to creating a learning environment that focuses on excellence in clinical care hile also fostering individual interest in research, teaching, and other professional pursuits. Our programme offers the unique opportunity to take advantage of one of the best healthcare environment in the country.

As HOD of the Department of OBG Nursing, I am honored to lead this outstanding team that provides a highly expertise learning environment to the undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is our mission to transform women’s health through our research, education and our patient care for the needy.

– Prof. Annie Annal M, HOD

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