The department of nursing services of the Mahatma Gandhi medical college and research institute (MGMCRI), a constituent college of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), commemorated International Nurses Day on May 21st 2019with the inauguration of the soft skill training program for Nurses.
Mrs. Theresa I. Asst. Nursing superintendent, MGMCRI welcomed the gathering. Prof. Ravi Shankar M Dean, MGMCRI presided over the program and said that nursing had evolved into a profession with a wealth of skills and professional knowledge. Sufficient, adequately trained and motivated nurses were essential for the health of the population, he added.
The theme of the nurse’s day was unfolded by Prof. Kripa Angeline. A Nursing superintendent, MGMCRI, which was a voice to lead health for all. She threw light stating that nurses are essential in transforming health care and health system such that no person is left behind without access to care or impoverished because of their need for health care. With a care role as a patient advocate, their scientific reasoning skills, numbers and spectrum of care across the continuum, nurses are ideally placed to lead and inform health services decision making and policy development.
She added that in MGMCRI, nurse administrators are included in all core committees for policy development and decision making and very soon in the near future the nurse leaders will become a voice to lead talking to government, community leaders. Following this, all the nurses recited theNightingale’s pledge to renew their professional commitment.
Prof. Renuka. K, Principal, KGNC and Prof. Nirmalcoumare, Medical superintendent, MGMCRI felicitated the gathering.
Prof. NirmalCoumare, Medical superintendent, MGMCRI emphasized the importance of soft skills for nurses in patient care services which is the need of the day. He added the soft skill training program will help the nurses in their professional development too.
Prof. Renuka. K, Principal, KGNC also insist on soft skill training for nurses.
The program was inaugurated by the chief guest Prof. Subhash Chandra Parija, Vice-chancellor, SBV. In his speech, he emphasized the prominent role of nurses and a great responsibility to improve the health of the population. In view of maintaining the patient safety goals through effective communication, a video on the same was released by the Vice- Chancellor.
The program was ended with the vote of thanks by Mr. Kingsle Kishore Coumare, Nursing excellence coordinator, MGMCRI.