INTRODUCTION/OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Hospital, Belgaum started the “SCHOOL OF NURSING” in the year 1917. To
persue the nursing education to the deserving students of this region. Under the able leadership of District Surgen
& the Principal, the institute is engaged in endorsing the quality
education of nursing. The institue is having well qualified teaching staff. The
institute has all the clinical as well as hostel & other facilities &
stateof art infrastructure.
The nurse on completion of this course will be able to:
Demonstrate competenancy in provoding health care to
individual, sick or well, using nursing process.
a) Asses the nursing need of clientss from birth or death.
b) Plan and carry out appropriate action to meet nursing
c) Provide effective nursing care for maintaining best
possible level of health in all aspects.
d) Promote self care in people under their care.
e) Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.
f) Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
i) Apply knowledge from the humanities, biological and
behavioral sciences in functioning as a nurse.
j) Function effectively with members of the health team and
community applying the knowledge of human relations and communication skills in
k) Participate as member of the health team in delivery of
curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care services.
l) Mobilise community resources and their involvement in
working with the communities.
m) Demonstrate use of ethical values in their personal &
n) Demonstrate interest in activities of professional
o) Recognize the need for continuing education for
p) Demonstrate basic skills in teaching patients and giving
nursing care to them.
q) Demonstrate basic skills in administration and leadership
while working with other members of health team and community.
r) Assist in research activities.
Modern nursing is a dynamic, therapeutic and educative
process in meeting the health needs of the individuals, the family and the
community. Nursing is one of the health professionals which functions in
conjunction with other health care agencies in assisting individuals, families
and communities to achieve and maintain desirable standards of health.
Indian Nursing Council believes in the concept of health as
laid-down by the World Health Organization (WHO) i.e., “Health is a state of
complete physical mental and social well being and not merely the absence of
disease or infirmity”.
Since nurses provided and will undoubtedly continue to
provide a large part of health care, their training should of equip them with
professional expertise to meet the changing demands of society and their
expanding role their-in. To achieve this, emphasis must be laid to impart the
knowledge and skills most relevant to the health care needs of the community
and the country as a whole. This must also be accompanied by a corresponding
change in professional attitudes.
The International council of Nurses states that the unique
function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the
performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to
peaceful death) that he would perform un-aided if he had ht e necessary
strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain
independence as rapidly as possible.
Indian Nursing Council recognised that basic nursing
education is formally recognized programme of study to providing a broad and
sound foundation in the behavioural life and nursing sciences for the general
practice of nursing for a leadership role and for the post basic education in
specialities for advanced nursing practice. The council believes that this
basic course in nursing should prepare nurses for occupying first level
positions in nursing in all kinds of health care settings. The council
recognises that nursing is a profession which is influenced by advances in
science and technology. It believes that skills in all aspects of communication
are also essential for learning and practice of nursing.
The council also recognises that the nature of nursing is
such that a substantial portion of learning of the students is acquired in the
clinical fields of practice. It further recognises that interdependence of or
nursing and allied professions and occupations in promoting, maintaining and
restoring health and prevention of diseases.
The council believes that it has a responsibility in helping
the students to develop pride in their profession besides keeping them abreast
with current knowledge and professional trends for a successful career ahead.
The basic Diploma Course in General Nursing and Midwifery is
geared to the health needs of the individual, family, community and the country
The aims of the Diploma in GNM programme are:
To prepare nurses with a sound educational programme in
nursing to enable them to function as efficient members of the health team,
beginning with the competencies for first level positions in all kinds of health
To help nurses develop an ability to co-operate and
co-ordinate with members of the health team in the prevention of disease.
Promotion of health and rehabilitation of the sick.
To help nurses in their personal maximum contribution to the
society as and professional development, so that they are able to make useful
and productive individuals, citizens as well as efficient nurses.
To serve as a base for further professional education and
specialization in nursing.
To prepare nurses to keep pace with latest professional and
technological developments and use these for providing nursing care services.