|St.John's College of Nursing|
|Established||1980 (School of Nursing)|
|Upgraded||1989 (College of Nursing)|
|Number of Departments||7|
|Number of Staff||64|
|Number of Students||304|
|Affiliated To||Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and
Karnataka State Diploma in Nursing Examination Board, Bangalore
Since its inception in 1980, St. John's College of Nursing has remained steadfast to the one central commitment to provide a balanced comprehensive nursing education and clinical skills.
St. John's College of Nursing aims at turning out intellectually enlightened, morally upright, spiritually inspired, emotionally balanced and socially committed nurses.
Situated in the main campus, close to the Medical College and the Hospital, the St. John's College of Nursing started as a School of Nursing on July 1, 1980. It was raised to the status of a College of Nursing on September 25, 1989.Departments
The College, with staff strength of 64, comprising of 50 teaching personnel and 14 non-teaching personnel, has 7 full-fledged teaching departments dedicated to various fields in Nursing. The departments are:
- Nursing Administration and Education
- Obstetrics & Gynaecological Nursing
- Psychiatry Nursing
- Community Health Nursing
- Child Health Nursing
- Medical Surgical Nursing
- Fundamentals of Nursing
The College runs 4 full-time nursing courses. They are:
|Name of the Course||Type of the Course||Duration||Number of Seats||Recognized By|
|General Nursing and Midwifery||Diploma||3 Years and 6 Months||45||Karnataka State Diploma in Nursing Examination Board (KSDNEB)|
|Basic B.Sc. Nursing||UG Degree||4 Years||100||Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore|
|Post Certificate B.Sc. Nursing||UG Degree||2 Years||20||Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore|
(Medical Surgical, Community Health, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatric Nursing)
|PG Degree||2 Years||5 Each||Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore|
Other courses which the College runs in collaboration with the Nursing service of the hospital and the Council of Catholic Women of India (CCWI) are the Nursing Aides course and a course in Geriatric Health, respectively.
At present, a total of 304 students are undergoing their training in the institution.Internship
Students are required to, on successfully completing their training, render their services to the institution - either in the Hospital or the College of Nursing, which ever is applicable - for a stipulated period of time.Induction Program
The Induction Program for newly recruited staff nurses of the hospital, was initiated in June 2007 by the College of Nursing in collaboration with the Nursing service of the hospital. The objectives of this program are:
- To orient staff nurses to the hospital's inpatient care settings.
- To familiarize staff nurses with the hospital's procedure manual.
- To stress the importance of nurse-patient interaction and communication skills.
- To review the importance of professional etiquette as a primary requirement for quality care.
- To reinforce skill training in nursing procedure.
The program is conducted on a regular basis for a period of 7 to 10 days. The program schedule consists of:
- Introduction to the mission and vision of St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences.
- Team building.
- Basic care of patients.
- Communication skills.
- Basic Kannada conversation.
- Professional etiquette.
- Interaction with departments like Pharmacy, Medico-Social Work (MSW), Billing etc. regarding various policies related to admission and discharge of patients.
- Orientation to other departments in the academy.