January 2011                                           VOL. Cll No. 1

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NEWS FROM NURSING INSTITUTIONS

SRM College of Nursing, Kattankulathur: World Health Day 2010 with the theme, Urbanisation and Health was celebrated on 16 April 2010. The programme started with inauguration by the chief guest and the dignitaries. Welcome address and unfolding of theme 2010 was done by Dr Prof Jaya Mohanraj, Dean, SRM College of Nursing. Presidential address was delivered by Dr N Chandraprabha, Associate Director Health Sciences. The 2010 theme i.e. Urbanisation and Health was elaborated by Dr Seetharaman, Associate Professor-Community Medicine who highlighted the importance of urbanisation and its impact on health. Dr Mangalagowri, Head Community Health Nsg Dept, College of Nsg, Madras Medical College addressed the various dimensions of of urbanisation and challenges on health. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks by Prof Selvakani Pandian, Vice Principal, SRM College of Nsg.
Government College of Nursing, Hyderabad: On completing 50 glorious years (1959-2009), Golden Jubilee inauguration was organised for the alumni on 14 November 2009 in the presence and with the blessings of former President of India, His Excellency Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, along with Mr J Satyanarayana IAS Principal Secretary (HM&FW) AP, Dr T Ravi Raju, DME, Prof Dr P Krishnam Raju Cardiologist & Chairman Care Foundation, and the founder Principal Prof Ms Tahira Hashim Ali Khan. On this occasion, Dr P Krishnam Raju gifted the website (www.govtnursingcollege.org.in) to the college. The College of Nursing Hyderabad, first in Andhra Pradesh and fourth in India, was inaugurated on 22 July 1959 by the then Union Health Minister Shri DP Karmarkar. Maj Dr K N Rao was the DM&HS, AP. The 1st batch of 15 students was admitted in September 1959 and 4 graduates from this batch received degree in 1963. The first graduate of the college Mrs D Sujatha Niranjan Rao was one of the organisers of the inaugural programme. Academic affiliation of the college was changed from Osmania University to Dr NTR UHS Vijaywada in 1987. All its courses are recognised by INC. In 2006 college became study centre for PhD in nursing. Till date about 1000 students have completed basic BSc Nursing, 330 post basic BSc Nursing, 330 post basic BSc Nursing and 120 MSc Nursing Programme from the college.
PS College of Nursing, Nagercoil (TN): The lamp lighting ceremony of B Sc Nursing and GNM students was held on 25 February 2010. The programme commenced with a prayer song. Welcome Address was given by Dr Sree Kumar. The function was inaugurated by lighting the Kuthuvilakku by the dignitaries on the dias. The chief guest was hon’ble Thiru N Suresh Rajan (Minister for Tourism & Registration, Govt of Tamil Nadu emphasised the importance of medical and nursing education in the rural areas. The programme was presided by Mr Jeyapaul, MLA Colachel constituency. Lamp presentation was done by Nsg Suptdt Mrs Mary Daniel and the newly joined nursing students stepped into the nursing profession by receiving it. They took an oath guided by Mrs Daisy Albet (Principal Advisor, PSCN. Mrs Surayu Priya (Principal, College of Nursing) advised the students to perform their job skillfully. Other guests were Mrs Usha Kumari (President, Thalakulam Panchayat) Mr SS Thanu (former President Thalakulam Panchayat) and Mrs T Mallika (Councillor, Thalakulam Panchayat). The function ended with thanks giving by the Chairman Dr P Arumugam MD, DM, PS Group of Institutions followed by national anthem.
Vinayaka Mission’s Annapoorana College of Nursing, Salem: The Nurses week function during 12-15 May 2010. The celebration was inaugurated on 12 May 2010 by Dr Andappan MS, Adviser, Vinayaka Missions Hospital, Dr (Mrs) Laxmi Rana, PhD (N) Principal, Vinayaka Mission’s Annapoorana College of Nursing. Mrs Soundharam, Nsg Suptdt of Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda Variyar Medical College and Hospital was felicitated on the eve of International Nurses Day. Drama Competition, exhibition, seminar on various aspect of the theme, “Delivering Quality Serving Community: Nurses Leading Chronic Care” were conducted on 13 and 14 May 2010 respectively. The best drama and exhibition were conferred the award.
Kamineni College of Nursing (KCON), Hyderabad: The staff development programme was held during 9-17 April 2010, by MSc (N) 2nd year students & faculty under the guidance of programme coordinator Mrs Sunanda JK Associate Professor. The programme inaugurated on 9 April 2010 was chaired by Dr Sunil Kumar, General Administrator of Kamineni Hospitals as the chief guest. The theme of the programme i.e. Quality Improvement in Nursing-The Need of Hour” was unfolded by Porf P Swarajyalaxmi MSc (N) Principal, KCON, followed by panel discussion by M Sc (N) II Yr students. Teaching sessions were conducted from 12-16 April on topics related to quality improvement like Nursing process, Legal aspects in nursing, Safe and therapeutic environment in hospital, communication process and techniques, Current issues and trends, research, management techniques etc. The valedictory session was chaired by Dr K Vasundhara, DGO, HOD of Obg Gyn, Member of Board of Directors of KHL. Guest of honour was Dr Pragna Rao, HOD Biochemistry Dept. The report of staff development programme was presented by Programme Coordinator. The facilitators and participants were awarded certificates and mementoes. Programme concluded with vote of thanks and national anthem.
TNAI Unit of Aswini Nursing Institute and Hospital: An educational programme on Empowering Nurses in Clinical Nsg Research was held on 15 May 2010. About 100 students of schools, colleges and hospitals under North East Zone attended the programme. Evidence-based practice i.e. the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values, highlights the importance of combining the best available evidence with clinical judgment and emphasises a pivotal role for patient-centred care. Nurses face a real challenge when translating best evidence into clinical practice, like while incorporating evidencebased research into an organisation’s policies and procedures. At the inaugural, Mr Sajin Abdul Kadher TNAI Secretary welcomed the gathering, and Mrs Rajalakshmi Thampuratty President, TNAI Unit of Aswini Nursing Institute & Hospital delivered presidential address. She emphasised that nurses should come out with real interest and dedication to deliver their service to the needy. The session was formally inaugurated by Dr CN Parameswaran, MD of Aswini Hospital by lamp lighting. He said, nurses need to empower themselves. In his keynote address at this occasion Dr Bincy R Govt College of Nsg, Trivandrum exhorted the nurses to improve to standards of the profession by rendering quality patient care.
College of Nursing, Saveetha University, Chennai: Lamp lighting ceremony of the 5th batch of BSc (N) students was held on 6 January 2010. The dignitaries on the dais lighted the Kuthuvillakku. Dr Sharadha Ramesh, Principal, College of Nsg, Saveetha Univ, welcomed the gathering and highlighted the significance of the Lamp. Chief Guest Dr Jothi Clara J Michael, Director of Nsg, GHHC lighted the Florence Nightingale Lamp after which the 1st year nsg students were presented the lamps. The Nightingale Pledge was delivered by Dr Sharadha Ramesh, Principal. In his keynote address Dr R Rajagopal, Vice-Chancellor, Saveetha Univ said that nursing is the “Noblest Profession”. Dr Mythili Baskaran, Registrar, Saveetha University delivering the special address, stressed that the compassion is an important quality to be a good professional. The annual report was presented by Mrs Edna Sweenie, Asso Prof College of Nsg, Prof S Aruna, Vice-Principal, Saveetha College of Nsg proposed vote of thanks.
Mewar BSc Nursing College, Udaipur (Raj): The International Nurse’s Day was celebrated on 12 May 2010 with lamp lighting ceremony of the 3rd batch of BSc(N) students, with the theme: Delivering Quality, Serving Community: Nurses Leading Chronic Care. The chief guest of the ceremony Dr V D Tiwari, Joint Director Udaipur Dist and special guests Mr Pankaj Sharma, Dr Abdul Salam, Mr Dinesh Rajpurohit and Mr Kailash Salvi inaugurated the function by lighting the traditional lamp. The lamp lit by the chief guest was received by 40 1st year BSc(N) students who administered the Nightingale Pledge. Cultural programmes were organised on this occasion by the students. At last Mr Vikas Sharma, Principal of the College, elaborated the theme beside outlining the development milestones of the College. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks by College Director.
School of Nursing, Christian Hospital, Chhatarpur (MP): The 1st graduation and 7th lamp lighting & capping of the School of Nsg, a unit of Emmanuel Hospital Association, was held on 20 March 2010. Mrs Sarah David Mission Services EHA and Dr Sam David, Coordinator Mission Services EHA were the chief guest and guest of honour. Mrs David encouraged the nsg students and addressed the gathering with her inspiring speech, stressing that while resources and time may be limited, commitment and care of the nurse must not be. The chief gust inaugurated the lamp lighting. Mrs Moni Manisha Davidson and Mrs Sujatha CG, Nsg Tutors, presented the caps to the students. Mrs Rekha John and Mrs Minimol Earnest, Nsg Tutors presented the School badges to the capping students and Mrs Rekha John administered the Nurse’s Pledge. Graduation Awards were handed over to the graduates by Dr Sam David and Mrs Sarah David and other awards by the unit officers. On the top of PTS (January 2010) was Mrs Samser Ali (First); the Most Improved Nruse of each batch: Miss Namlen Biswasi Horo (3rd yr), Miss Elcy Stephen (2nd yr), Miss Bindu Rekha Tirkey (1st yr); Most Dedicated Nurse: Miss P Promila (2nd yr); Top in MIBE Mrs Chandrakanta Dwarka (1st rank in MIBE); Miss Asima Bara (3rd rank in MIBE). At the end, Mr Vinay John Principal of the School, presented vote of
Valluvanad School of Nursing, Ottapalam: The lamp lighting ceremony of 10th batch and graduation ceremony of 6th batch GNM students was held on 26 April 2010. In his presidential address Sri KP Ramarajan, Municipal chairman, Ottapalam, emphasised the importance of being a nurse. The chief guest was Dr Rose Thomas, Dist Med Officer (Health), Plakkad. Other dignitaries present included Smt Shiji, KN Municipal councillor, Ottapalam, Mr PV Hamsa- President, Chamber of Commerce, Dr PH Suresh, Secy, IMA Valluvanad, Dr A Krishnankutty, Med Suptdt. Valluanad Hospital, Dr M Ramakrishnan, Chairman, Valluvanad Hospital. Smt C Parukutty, Principal, School of Nsg, Valluvanad. Tutors, staff, and parents were present to bless the students. Welcome speech was given by Miss Mereena Soman, Dr Rose Thomas DMO (Health), Palakkad inaugurated the function. Students took oath given by Smt C Parukutty. Annual report was presented by Miss Shoji Paul, Nsg Tutor. Graduation certificates were given to 6th batch GNM students by Dr PO H Suresh. Prizes for academic performance and extra curricular activities were given by Dr A Krishnakutty. Vote of thanks was given by Mr Anwar TM, Nsg Tutor.
Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur: A programme, Continuing Nsg Education on Cardio Pulmonary Cerebro Resuscitation was conducted on 11 November 2009. After an invocation song “Moolamandhiram” and Lamp Lighting by dignitaries, Sakthi Thriu Dr T Ramesh, MD, Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Inst of Med Sc and Res (MAIMSR) delivered the presidential and key note addresses. Dr N Kokilavani, Principal, of the College, shared the special message on emergency medical services. Dr K Balasubramaniyam, Prof Anesthetist, MAIMSR, outlined importance of Basic life support (BLS), its indication, principles and techniques. Dr C Prasath, Asst Prof, MAIMSR demonstrated the ACLS techniques and procedures of using defibrillator. Students and faculties from Nsg College, Adhiparasakthi College of Physiotherapy, Arupadai Veedu College of Nsg and MAIMSR participated in the programme that ended with the national anthem.
State Level Competition, TNAI Haryana State Branch: To mark the International Nurses Day, a state level function was held on 12 May 2010 at Subhash Stadium, Sonipat. After the welcome by Mrs Krishna Kataria, the Branch SNA Advisor, it was inaugurated by Civil Surgeon, Sonipat and presided over by Mrs Amarjeet Kaur EC member of Haryana state branch. Members including Mrs Amarjeet Kaur, President, Mr Rahtish Nair, VP, Mrs Kamlesh Tiwari, Secy, Mrs Krishna Kataria, SNA Advisor, Mrs Kamlesh and Mrs Gurcharan Kataria attended the function. Highlights of the function were: Poster Competition on the theme, poetry recitation, speech on Save the Girl Child; and Dance competition. The participants from various nsg institutions participated. Prizes were distributed to the winners. The event was covered by the media. Vote of thanks was given by Mrs Kamlesh Tiwari, State Branch Secy.
Narayana Nursing Institutions, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore: The 8th National Conference of Indian Society for Psychiatric Nurses was hosted during 6-8 March 2010 under the leadership of Narayana College of Nsg and Dept of Mental Health Nsg. In the inaugural address of the chief guest Sri T Dileep Kumar, President, Indian Nursing Council & Nursing Advisor MOH&FW, Govt of India Patron ISPN highlighted on the financial resources for upgradation of nursing profession and maintenance of staff-patient ratio. He also mentioned that nursing as profession is documented in National Health policy for first time. At this occasion, Dr P Narayana Garu, Chairman-Narayana Educational Society
emphasised the prevention of mental illness and early diagnosis in community. Prof S Caroline, DDME (Nsg) D’te of Med Edu spoke on the importance of Psychiatric Nurses in Community setting for early diagnosis of mental illness. Dr Reddemma, President ISPN, Behavioural Science NIMHANS addressed on the vital need for community mental health nsg in present scenario. Other addressing the participants included Dr Ramachandra, Vice President ISPN Department of Nursing NIMHANS; Prof (Mrs) Indira S, Nsg Dean, Narayana College of Nsg; Prof (Ms) Rajeswari, HOD and Prof S Vijaya Kumar, Dept of Mental Health Nsg. In the conference, attended by 93 participants from 13 states across the country, 80 scientific papers were presented.

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