Department of nursing foundation
Board of Studies Activities
The board of studies activities is carried out by the faculty of the Nursing Foundation departments. Associate Lecturers and Tutors / Clinical Instructors are in B .Sc and P.B.B.Sc (N).
The required hours are allotted to Nursing Foundation by respective class co-ordinators. The units are allotted to all the faculty members by the HOD. All the faculty members in the department should Teach and Demonstrate the Procedures in the Foundation Lab and should have a clinical supervision of students in the clinical area.
The method of evaluation in the theory is done by conducting a unit test, Spot test, assignments and in practice by the performance appraisal of students in each rotation of the clinical area.
The examinations are conducted in the month of August for B.Sc (N) and July for P.B.B.Sc (N).
INNOVATIVE PRACTICES & BEST PRACTICES
The department of FON follows various innovative practices which go a long way in building and strengthening the department.
Articles of clinical interest are collected and displayed in the FON lab. ‘The students are then asked to write the salient features of each item on display. This helps students in identifying and learning about the article in detail.
A theme related to the subject is chosen and students are asked to prepare posters based on the theme. Winners are encouraged with prizes.
Quiz competitions are conducted on important days related to Nursing Foundations’ or in collaboration with SAF – KGNC.
Class schedules are put-up regularly and it is seen to it that the students are given intense coaching as per schedule.
Special Coaching For Slow Learners and Motivational Programmes for Advanced
Based on the internal assessment marks and the general performance in the class, some of the slow-learners are identified. Special coaching classes are planned and carried out. Special attention is given for these students so that they are better .prepared to face the exam. The advanced learners are motivated through special quizzes, tests which helps them to perform better.
A report of the academic performance of each student, along with their conduct, is sent to the parents, once every 3 months.
Students have ample opportunity to develop themselves by participating In Scientific and Academic Forum, Journal Club, Integrated Teaching Programme, b etc.,
Sincere feedback on the subject, faculty and other activities of the department like seminars and tutorials are received from the students, faculty, and HOD. This helps to know both the positive and negative aspects of the department.
It serves as an important tool in developing the department in the right way.
Each procedure, according to the requirement, is demonstrated to the students by the faculty in the demonstration room. To know the level of understanding of the students, each student is asked to re-do the procedure in the presence of the teacher. This helps the students to be thorough with the procedure before carrying it out on the patients.
Apart from the lectures, interactive sessions are held with the students. This session helps the students to come out with doubts that are clarified by the teachers. Also, specific valuable points towards the development of the department are discussed. Sincere feedback on the subject, faculty and other activities of the department like seminars and tutorials are received from the students, faculty, and HOD. This helps to know both the positive and negative aspects of the department.
As an innovative approach, record books were given to the important topics for diagrams were indexed. Students complete within the stipulated time & submit to the teachers, which evaluated. This is done, so that, students are prepared examination in not only the theoretical part but also diagrams.
Use of CD & DVD
Teachers of this department regularly use CD’s & DVD’s as AV aids during their lecture.
Students are given assignments which encourages them to use the internet. Websites like Med scope, med line, pub med, Cochrane, cinhal are the most common sites used by our students.
The Nursing Foundation department is conducting a mentor-mentee program in the ratio of 1:5. The mentor periodically monitors the mentees and provides guidance to improve the academic performances. Slow learners are identified and additional guidance was given by the mentors to improve the academic performance of the students.
Advanced learners are also identified and were motivated to participate in the intercollegiate quiz program, essay competition, poster presentation, scientific academic forum and journal club.
Discipline & Culture
The students are highly disciplined and they abide by the rules and regulations laid down by the college. Students are encouraged to be punctual and maintain their dress code. Students who fail to follow the rules and regulation is brought to the notice of the Principal and necessary disciplinary action is taken. The college has an anti-ragging committee that maintains the academic decorum. The students are thus behaved, maintain their dignity and keep up the name of their profession.
Activity Reports Pertaining to Department of Nursing Foundation
Students actively participate in Qualitative Patient care and Health teaching in the hospital. Inter-collegiate quiz competition is conducted and students from various colleges of Pondicherry participate in it. Apart from these, students 1o participate in posters, essay competition organized by the Fundamental department, MGMC & RI and have bagged several prizes.
- Every month departmental meetings will be held that will be chaired by the Head of the Department of Nursing Foundation.
- At the commencement of each year master rotation plans, clinical rotation plans, allotment of units for various faculty and their clinical requirements are discussed.
- The tentative schedule to conduct the test and record submission are discussed.
- The faculty will be instructed to look into the student’s progress and discipline.
- Meeting will be conducted to review whether the theory and practical classes are going according to the planned schedule.
- The college and the various department functions under the able guidance and direction from the Dean who always has an emphasis on striving for academic excellence.
- To continue, adopt various teaching strategies.
- Conduct of CNE programme, workshops with conferences on a regular basis based on emerging trends.
- Revision of curriculum every 5 years to keep pace with the recent changes.
- Conduct research activities both by faculty and students every year.
- Foster problem-based learning and case-oriented approach to UG students.