St.John's College of Nursing
Established 1980 (School of Nursing)
Upgraded 1989 (College of Nursing)
Number of Departments 7
Number of Staff 70
Number of Students 710
Affiliated To Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and
Karnataka State Diploma in Nursing Examination Board, Bangalore
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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.

Nursing Services and Nursing Education were integrated on 1st July 2013 headed by the Chief of Nursing Services. Teaching faculty of College of Nursing are involved in patient care, teaching hospital staff and administration of nursing services in the parent hospital and Senior nursing staff of the hospital are included in student teaching and supervision.


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:

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  1. Nursing Administration and Education
  2. Obstetrics & Gynaecological Nursing
  3. Psychiatry Nursing
  4. Community Health Nursing
  5. Child Health Nursing
  6. Medical Surgical Nursing
  7. Fundamentals of Nursing

Overview of the Divisions / Departments

The college is headed by the Principal, who reports to the Chief of Nursing services. She is assisted by the Vice Principal. There are 6 departments namely - Medical Surgical Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing, Child Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing and department of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Nursing. The HODs of these departments perform the dual role as Deputy Nursing Superintendents in the hospital thereby contributing towards education, service and administration.Organogram

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Total No. of students graduated - thus far

  1. General Nursing & Midwifery - 1386
  2. B.Sc. Nursing - 802
  3. P.B.B.Sc. Nursing - 556
  4. M.Sc. Nursing - 230
  5. Post Basic Diploma- 25
  6. Total Faculty: 57


The College runs 5 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 100 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 60 Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore
M.Sc. Nursing
(Medical Surgical, Community Health, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatric Nursing)
PG Degree 2 Years 33 Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore
Post Basic Diploma in nursing
(10 each in Operation Room Nursing, Critical Care Nursing and Oncology nursing)
Diploma 1 Year 30 Karnataka State Diploma in Nursing Examination Board (KSDNEB)

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.

This Academic Year, the Geriatric Nursing Course is scheduled from June 13th to July 9th 2016. The Geriatric Nursing Course is only applicable for female candidates

At present, a total of 304 students are undergoing their training in the institution.

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The college is actively involved in conducting research studies, workshops and conferences on Research Methodology, Simulation and Critical care nursing to name a few.

  1. International workshops were conducted with University of Surrey, UK and University of Minnesota, USA.
  2. Training of Nurses in HIV / AIDS was undertaken as GFATM project (Global funding for AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria) and a total of 3531nurses were trained.
  3. Educational programmes are conducted in the OPD to create awareness among the general public on days of national importance pertaining to health, such as world diabetes day, world cancer day, world kidney day, world AIDS day.
  4. Various outreach programmes are conducted such as morbidity clinic, Mass Health education, Immunization clinic and training of community health workers in the rural setting.
  5. Students contribute actively towards Governmental health programmes such as Pulse Polio by participating in booth and door to door immunization.
  6. Blood donation camps are organized by the NSS and Youth Red Cross in collaboration with the Blood bank of SJMCH.


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:

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  1. To orient staff nurses to the hospital's inpatient care settings.
  2. To familiarize staff nurses with the hospital's procedure manual.
  3. To stress the importance of nurse-patient interaction and communication skills.
  4. To review the importance of professional etiquette as a primary requirement for quality care.
  5. 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:

  1. Introduction to the mission and vision of St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences.
  2. Team building.
  3. Basic care of patients.
  4. Communication skills.
  5. Basic Kannada conversation.
  6. Professional etiquette.
  7. Interaction with departments like Pharmacy, Medico-Social Work (MSW), Billing etc. regarding various policies related to admission and discharge of patients.
  8. Orientation to other departments in the academy.

Contact Details:

Dr. Sr. Celcy Mary
Principal, St. John's College of Nursing
St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences
Sarjapur Road, Bangalore – 560034, Karnataka, India.
Tel: +91 080 26274051 / 4052