Nursing Education Unit (NEU)
Nursing Education Unit of KGNC supports the professional practice of nursing and the delivery of safe, evidence-based high-quality care for patients and sound knowledge and skill for nursing students. NEU is designed to develop educational activities that meet the learning needs of all registered nurses, to evolve competent nurses to respond to changes in the health care environment in terms of practice, education and research. It showcases different teaching strategies to achieve the standards in professional practice like hosting workshops, conferences, symposium, panel discussion, etc. NEU conducts faculty development programme to empower the nursing faculty members in Teaching Learning Process.
Placement Cell has been established with the aspiration to provide best career opportunities for nursing students. It plays a key role in co-coordinating placement activities and guiding the students for their successful career placement. It acts as an interface between the academic process of the students and their entry into the world outlook. The final year nursing students are recruited by various organizations in and around the state, and in major cities in India and abroad. The placement activities are arranged and facilitated by the institution during the month of June/July every year. The cell also proposes to conduct career guidance seminars and workshops to enable the students to become successful professionals. The prospective professionals are willing to take placement in campus recruiters, foreign careers, also higher education in India and foreign countries. The placement cell also keeps track of the changes in demand in the industry and this feedback is incorporated in the teaching and training curriculum. Thus, the students can be prepared well in advance.
Women Cell upholds the dignity of every woman at KGNC facilitating gender sensitive and congenial working environment, so that women, whether the female employee (contract, casual, temporary and permanent) or female student, are not subjected to gender-specific discrimination or sexual harassment. It also empowers every female in our institute.
Red Ribbon Club (RRC)
Red Ribbon Club collaborates with Pondicherry AIDS control society to achieve the national goal. The club is focusing on the prevalence reduction of HIV/AIDS in Pondicherry union territory, creating awareness among high-risk groups, adolescents, antenatal mothers, transgenders and general public regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS. RRC throughout the year, conducting various awareness programmes among the rural public regarding HIV/AIDS in the state.
In 2016, Red Ribbon Club of KGNC received First Place in Best RRC Award among 70 educational Institutions under Pondicherry AIDS Control Society from Hon’ble Chief Minister Thiru.Narayanasamy.
In 2019,Red Ribbon Club of KGNC received National Award for Best Red Ribbon Club among other Educational Institutions under Pondicherry AIDS Control Society in Puducherry by National AIDS Control Organization and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Observance of World AIDS Day 2019 at New Delhi.
Youth Red Cross (YRC)
Youth Red Cross (YRC) in Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College is one of the avenues among several national collaborated service schemes available to the students to be pursued under personality and character development programmes. YRC is the most important constituent of its mother organization, INDIAN RED CROSS. It is a student movement organized for students in colleges .YRC in Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College was established in the academic year 2016–2017. As per the orders of IRCS, Puducherry, activities such as road safety campaign, tree plantation, campus cleaning, rally and mock disaster drill are carried out by the students.
Nurses should have the skills to communicate effectively with the patients and other members in the health care team headed by the physician. The documentation made by a nurse is very important and it should be readable and concise enough for health care team members to understand and provide efficient care. With this objective, KGNC initiated the Literary Club in 2011 where students are given opportunity to develop their communication, reading and writing skills by conducting periodical competitions such as elocution, essay writing and debate.
Research club was started on 1st February 2014 to proceed with various research activities. Our SBV has a well-developed central inter-disciplinary research facility which would extend its helping hand to nursing professionals in bringing out the valuable research activities. The Research club includes the activities of committees like IHEC (Institutional Human Ethical Committee) and IRC (Institutional Review Council). The Club enables the students and faculty to conduct extensive research on different specialties and utilize the research findings to improve the quality of nursing practice, education and management.
KGNC fosters faculty development through updation of recent scientific knowledge by sharing information through Journal Club which meets every month. We organize a series of illuminating presentations on various topics by the faculty, PG and UG students to enhance and update their knowledge in the field of Nursing. Faculty members present on newer concepts, emerging diseases, research papers and the students present their case reports.
Extension Activities are considered as the backbone of KGNC. Every year KGNC conducts several extension activities exhibiting institutional & Civic social responsibility. Efforts were made through these extension activities to serve the local community, society, and nation. Vital health days are observed regularly for the welfare of public.
National Service Scheme
NSS is a permanent youth programme under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India for the development of personality of students through community services. The motto of NSS “NOT ME BUT YOU” denotes the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole. One NSS unit consists of 50 students volunteer and one programme officer.
Vernacular Cell to Overcome Language Barrier
Nurses today are providing care, education and case management to an increasingly diverse patient that is challenged with a triad of cultural, linguistic and health literacy barriers. Nurses are in an ideal position to facilitate the interconnections between patient culture and language to improve the health outcome. To bridge this gap in patient care, classes are arranged in KGNC as MGMCRI has diverse patients from in and around the state. This cell provides a basic understanding for the nursing students in vernacular language, i.e Tamil language for students from Kerala, Mahe, etc. by scheduling special classes in regional language.