“Nursing is Science of Caring”
College of Nursing, AIIMS, Rishikesh started in academic session of 2013 as a Department of Nursing of AIIMS, Rishikesh with joining of founder Principal Dr. Suresh Kumar Sharma on 12th March, 2013. The first batch of 60 B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing students was admitted in month of July, 2013 through All India entrance test, which was conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi and Academic activities for this begin on 16th August, 2013. The formal welcome ceremony of first batch was held on 17th September, 2013 and Sh. Vijay Bahuguna, then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand was the Chief Guest of this event.
The College of Nursing believes that nursing is an oldest of the art and the youngest of the profession, which is a caring discipline considered as pivotal health care profession. Values of the nursing profession are rooted in helping the people to promote the health, prevent the illness and caring the individual, family and community during sickness to attain, maintain and recover the optimal health and quality of life from womb to tomb. The success of patient care and the reputation of the hospital largely depend upon the extent of efficiency of nursing care being provided by the nursing personnel.
College of Nursing is dedicated and committed to train and groom nurses by offering premier quality teaching, instructions and guidance in clinical and research areas of modern nursing. Nursing services, education and research activities of the department will be par excellence.
The mission of College of Nursing coincides with the institute “we are committed to establish the College of Nursing as a centre of excellence in nursing education, training, and research imbued with scientific culture, compassion for the sick and commitment to serve the under served.
The vision of College of Nursing is to absorb talent and provide highly trained nursing manpower for the country and conduct research in local, regional and national nursing issues and problems.
To ensure the cost-effective quality nursing care for individual, family and community through training and grooming the clinically competent, research oriented nurses.
- To prepare nurses for bedside and family care nursing, nursing supervision and nursing administration.
- To prepare nursing teachers/ faculty to teach and train the diploma, and degree (Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral Nursing) level nursing students.
- To prepare nursing personnel to conduct and disseminate research on nursing issues/ problems to ensure Evidence-Based Nursing Practices.
- To prepare nursing personnel to develop indigenous nursing literature for improving nursing services, education and administration.
- To offer the short terms programmes, training and refreshers courses for the nurse clinicians, nurse administrators and nurse educators.
- Providing holistic, evidence based comprehensive quality nursing care to individual and family through integration with nursing service activities.
The nursing students of all programmes will provide services to the indoor and outdoor patients in institute while learning. The nursing faculty and students will serve the patients during the scheduled times in all the areas of hospital and community health center and thereby will contribute towards patient care services. Education of the patient and relatives will be taken as an important responsibility in achieving Millennium Development Goals.
- The Medical and Surgical Nursing division will not only prepare nurses to care for the sick in general medical-surgical specialties, but also to provide specialized care in neurology, neuro-surgery, cardio-thoracic, critical care, nephrology, oncology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, urology, burns and plastic surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, ENT, immunology and other medical-surgical superspecialties.
- The division of Obstetric Nursing (Midwifery) will train nurses to develop the skill of conducting normal deliveries and care of the newborn babies. With the thrust on Maternal and Child Health Nursing to reduce the high maternal and infant mortality rate, patient education will be taken as a special responsibility. Domiciliary care services will be provided following delivery and mothers will be taught for healthy child rearing practices.
- The division of Pediatric Nursing will train nurses to develop skills of caring the children with different congenital and acquired morbidities. Furthermore, they will be skilled in immunization, monitoring normal growth and development, handling pediatric emergencies and teaching the mothers about care and safety of infant, toddler and adolescents.
- The division of Psychiatric Nursing will train nurses in caring for the mentally ill and provides services to the indoor and outdoor patients in psychiatric wards and de-addiction center. In-service programmes, short term programs for local nurses will also be held periodically to update their knowledge and skills in this specialized area.
- The division of Community Health Nursing will provide comprehensive services to the people under the Community Health Center(s) of the institute. While learning, students will provide antenatal, natal and postnatal services, school health services, family welfare services and health education on prevention of diarrhea and use of oral rehydration solution, prevention of nutritional deficiencies, contraception, non-communicable diseases and immunization etc.
- The division of Administration, Research and Education will aim at providing leadership in the management aspect of training and service because every nurse is a teacher to patients and their family. Hence instruction will be provided in the methods of teaching, preparation and use of audiovisual aids, evaluation and counseling. They will also be trained to conduct research in nursing.
- Apart from degree programmes, the college will conduct short term refresher courses and will be committed to organize number of Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and updates from time to time on a local, regional or national level and will bring out useful and practical recommendations. Organising continuing nursing education and participation in the teaching learning processes of filed workers in neighboring agencies will be an integral part of the college activities.
- Starting M.Sc. Nursing and PhD Nursing and super-speciality nursing courses/ fellowships in Neurosciences Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Cardio-Thoracic Nursing, Emergency and Trauma Nursing, Nephrological Nursing, Oncological Nursing, Orthopedic Nursing, Gastroenterological Nursing, Forensic Nursing, Diabetic Nurse, Stoma nurse and Neonatal Nursing etc.
- Starting the masters program in Family Health Nurse Practitioner to provide independent nurse practitioners for the country to augment healthcare in remote and rural areas.
- Having a state-of-art facility to promote nursing research in the institution on local, regional and national nursing issues and problems.
- Starting publication of a scientific nursing research journal(s) for the dissemination of empirical evidences generated by the nurse researchers.