October 2009                                           VOL. C No. 10

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Institutional News and Events

MGM Muthoot College of Nursing, Kozhencherry, Pathanamthitta Dist (Kerala) : The lamp lighting ceremony of GNM 16th batch and B.Sc. Nursing 6th batch students and graduation ceremony of GNM 12th batch and B.Sc. Nursing 1st batch students of Muthoot Medical Centre of College was held on 28 March 2009. It was inaugurated by Prof Yathikumara Swamy Gowda, Principal, Alvas College of Nursing & Academic Council Member, Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore who was the chief guest. The distribution of lighted lamps to the freshers was done by Mrs Ambikamma G, Principal, NSS School of Nursing, Pandalam. Sr Juliana OST Nursing Suptdt, Mrs Mary Saji Daniel, Principal, College of Nursing, Mrs Aleyamma John Chacko, Principal, School of Nursing. Nightingale pledge was given by Principal, School of Nursing. Dr. George Alexander Muthoot, Managing Director, distributed the certificates to graduates.

School of Nursing, Burrows Memorial Christian Hospital, Alipur (Assam) : The 51st graduation and 70 capping ceremony was held with Mr Arwin Sushil, EHA Regional Director, NE region as the chief guest and his wife, Mrs Mala Sushil as guest of Honour. The programme began with prayers led by Dr J Gnanaraj, SAO, followed by lamp lighting. The Nightingale Pledge was recited by 21 1st year students and then Rev NC Singha dedicated them to Lord Almighty with dedication prayer. The chief guest also gave away diploma to 19 graduates. Mrs Mala Sushil, Guest of Honour distributed awards to various participants. Ms Lsairam Vidyalaxmi was adjudged as best outgoing student; Ms Lalmawizuali Zote, Ms HK Malasawmkimi and Th Basanti Devi received the best clinical nurse and best co-curricular activities awards. In his address, Mr Sushil outlined the current trends in health scenario and nurses’ challenge to meet those demands. The programme ended with benediction by the Rev NC Singha, Pastor, Alipur Baptist Church.

International Nurse’s Week was celebrated from 12-16 May 2009 in Gian Sagar College of Nursing, Ram Nagar (Banur). Dr MS Sekhon, 0fficiating Principal of the College & Chief Guest inaugurated the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale on 12 May 2009 and appreciated the role of modern Nightingales by adding weightage for their role in patient care to 60 percent as compared to Doctor’s role at 40 percent. While unfolding the theme “Delivering Quality serving Communicates: Nurses leading care innovations, Dr Prem Verma, Principal emphasised the need of nursing innovations at institutional levels. A lively role pay enacted by the students threw light on the life of Florence Nightingale, a debate on “Health Facilities in Rural Settings”, a role play on “Prevention and Rehabilitation of Diabetes” were performed by students. Another role play was on diarrheal diseases. On 15 May 2009, a workshop on “Bio Medical Waste Management” was organised which was attended by Nursing personnel from different institutions of Punjab. The week-long celebrations concluded with cultural programme presented by students. Dr Jasbir Kaur, Officiating Dean of Gian Sagar Colleges & Chief Guest and Dr HM Swami, Med Suptdt and Guest of Honor, stressed the need to make innovations in nursing which could be implemented at large level.

Cascade 2009 : The students of Narayana Nursing Institutions celebrated Cascade 2009 on 20 January for 3rd batch of BSc nursing and 3rd batch of GNM students at Narayana Institution’s auditorium, Nellore (AP). The chief guest was Dr Suresh, District Tuberculosis Control Officer, Nellore. In his speech he said that medicine is a noble profession and nursing is the noblest profession. Nurses should have patience, dedication and responsibility, while giving care to patients. Prizes were distributed for 100 percent attendance, best academic performance, and best outgoing students. The function concluded with the national anthem.

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