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INTRODUCTION/OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT:


The District  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.

OBJECTIVES:

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 needs.

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 her work

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 & professional life.

n) Demonstrate interest in activities of professional organizations.

o) Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.

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.

 

PHILOSOPHY:

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.

 

AIM:

The basic Diploma Course in General Nursing and Midwifery is geared to the health needs of the individual, family, community and the country at large.

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 care settings.

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.​

 

 

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