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  Medical Surgical Nursing 

The Department of Medical Surgical Nursing provides courses related to adult nursing as well as advanced nursing practice within the framework of the curriculum of  Vinayaka College of Nursing and the Indian Nursing council (INC). 

The department provides student centred teaching and learning in conducive atmosphere for hands on experience that helps the students to gain confidence in their nursing knowledge, skills and attitudinal practice. The faculty of the department focuses on the students’ knowledge, skills and altitudinal acquisition to meet the demands of changing patient demographics, disease severity and complexities in health care technologies.   

The family members and their concerns are equally looked at when it comes to caring for patients in the critical care unit. Scope of practice in medical surgical nursing is evidence based in terms of procedural aspects and also the patient care. The subject is well thought and put across in second and third year B.Sc. nursing to cover the entire health system concerns logically. Critical procedures in patient care are trained through simulated patients so as to gain expertise and confidence in the students and thereby practice in the clinical areas. The course offers opportunity for students to learn adult health problems including geriatrics so as to equip with the understanding of providing comprehensive care. 

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  Community Health Nursing

The Department of Community Health Nursing is involved training of under-graduate nursing students in the field of Community Health Nursing. Students are trained in the areas of family assessment and community assessment to identify health problems of people living in the community. Students are further trained to make referrals for people identified to have problems and to give health education with emphasis on primary prevention.

   CORE COMPETENCIES: 

  • Providing need based care to the individual, family and community at adopted villages of Vinayaka College of Nursing
  • Conducting morbidity clinic in adopted villages such as Sulthan Bathery&Noolpuzha every month
  • MCH services in Urban and Rural health centers
  • Participates and observes in National Health Programme
  • Organises School Health Programme and Nutrition Projects
  • Organises various camps based on the need
  • Nursing research in the field of Community Health Nursing
  • Coordinating with other departments of Kerala University Of Health Science
  • Providing community health experiences to International students.

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 Child health nursing 

The department of Child Health Nursing provides courses related to child health nursing within the framework of the curriculum of Vinayaka College of Nursing and the Indian Nursing council (INC).

The department provides student-centered teaching and learning in conducive atmosphere that helps the students to gain confidence in their nursing knowledge and skills. The department is concerned with training the students in developing the knowledge and skills required to respond to health care needs of infants and children and their family in a variety of settings. Importance is given to the evidence based practice and safeguarding the health of child and the family. The courses offer the students the opportunity to identify the needs of children and provide comprehensive care. 

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  Mental Health Nursing 

Department of  Psychiatric (Mental Health) Nursing, provides academic services and conducts research  to promote mental health and prevent mental health problems of  people, their families and communities as well as continuously intervene and rehabilitate patients with psychiatric problems and their families. It uses theories of human behavior as its scientific framework and requires the use of the self as its art or expression in nursing practice.  

The department, under an experienced and dedicated faculty, renders quality education to undergraduate and under graduate students, assisting them in developing expertise and an in-depth understanding of the field. It helps students appreciate clients as individuals and develop skills to function as psychiatric nurses, enabling them to function as educator, manager and researcher in the field of psychiatric nursing. 

The Department is also committed to provide opportunities for professional growth, including a fully individualised orientation, support for participation in professional development activities and various in-service programs for the faculty.

CORE COMPETENCIES 

  • Psychiatric history collection
  • Interviewing
  • Mental status examination
  • Neurological examination
  • Psychotropic drug administration
  • Process recording
  • Therapeutic nurse-patient relationship
  • Nursing process
  • Managing psychiatric emergencies
  • Crisis intervention
  • Legal and ethical aspects
  • Admission and discharge
  • Psycho-education
  • Counseling.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES 

  • Conducting Psycho-education and interactive sessions for inpatients and family members
  • Structured exercise program for rehabilitation center residents and inpatients of Psychiatry ward
  • Observation of World Mental Health Day, World Suicide Prevention Day and World Alzheimer’s Day
  • Regular Outreach programmes in the schools and community
  • Regular Continuing Nursing Education for departmental faculty
  • Attending professional development programmes
  • Writing a practical manual on Psychiatric Nursing
  • Conducting poster competitions.

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 Obstetrical and Gynaecological Nursing 

The Department of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Nursing takes pride in quality teaching. It provides courses in Obstetrical and Gynaecological nursing with theoretical and practical elements to undergraduate and under graduate students. We prepare our under graduates with necessary skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive maternal and child care.   

The department encourages student research in the core areas of women’s health, reproductive health, high risk pregnancy, neonatal care and related health areas pertaining to women and newborns. 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

CORE COMPETENCIES 

  • Comprehensive nursing care to women in pregnancy and childbirth and newborns.
  • Practice based Learning
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Evidence-based nursing Practice
  • Professionalism.