The purpose of the ANM/FHW course is to prepare an ANM to function at the community level/village with specific skills to fulfill the health needs of the community. She will be an active link between the community and the health care system.
On completion of the course, the ANM/FHW will be able to:
1. Appreciate the concept of holistic health and understand the influence of socioeconomic and environmental factors on the health status of the community.
2. Identify health problems/needs and resources in the community and mobilize social support for active participation of the community in health care activities.
3. Provide preventive, promotive, restorative and emergency health care to individuals and community as required.
4. Provide treatment of minor ailments
5 Provide skilled midwifery services to all mothers in the community and refer mothers at risk to hospitals.
6. Provide skilled care to all neonates in community and refer neonates at risk to the appropriate levels.
7. Render skilled child care services at home, clinic and school.
8. Guide/Train birth attendants, Anganwadi workers (AW\Y)s , other community health activists and volunteers.
9. Provide need-based information and counselling related to health of individuals, family and groups.
10. Participate in all the National health and Family welfare programmes at community level.
11. Act as a team member in the health care delivery system.
12. Coordinate and collaborate with the other health team members and community based organizations, non-govt. organizations (NGO) and village administration.
14. Manage the health centre including equipments and supplies, and maintain the records in order to provide quality based people friendly services.
13. Update knowledge and skills for professional and personal growth.
The basic Diploma course in General Nursing and Midwifery is geared to the health needs of the individuals, family, community and the country at large.
The aims of the Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery programme are:
1.To prepare nurses with a sound educational programme in nursing to enable them to function as efficient members of the health team, beginning with the competencies for first level positions in all kinds of health care settings.
2.To help nurses develop an ability to co-operate and co-ordinate with members of the health team in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and rehabilitation of the sick.
3.To help nurses in their personal and professional development, so that they are able to make maximum contribution to the society as useful and productive individuals, citizens as well as efficient nurses.
4.To serve as a base for further professional education and specialization in nursing.
5.To prepare nurses to keep pace with latest professional and technological developments and use these for providing nursing care service
The nurse on completion of this course will be able to:
1. Demonstrate competency in providing health care to individual, sick or well, using nursing process. - Assess the nursing need of clients from birth of death. - Plan and carry out appropriate action to meet nursing needs. - Provide effective nursing care for maintain best possible level of health in all aspects. - Promote self care in people under their care. - Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice. - Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care. - Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice. - Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.
2. Apply knowledge from the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences in functioning as a nurse.
3. Function effectively with members of the health team and community applying the knowledge of human relations and communication skills in her work.
4. Participate as member of the health team in delivery of curative preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care service.
5. Mobilize community resources and their involvement in working with the communities.
6. Demonstrate use of ethical values in their personal and professional life.
7. Demonstrate interest in activities of professional organization.
8. Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.
9. Demonstrate basic skills in teaching patients and giving nursing care to them.
10. Demonstrate basic skills in administration and leadership while working with other members of health team and community.
11. Assist in research activities
The aim of the undergraduate nursing program is :
Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives at basic level in providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services.
Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, function in the hospital, community nursing services and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice. They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor and manager in a clinical / public health setting.
On completion of B.Sc. Nursing degree programme the graduates will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge from physical, biological and behavioral sciences, medicine, including alternative systems and nursing in providing nursing care to individuals, families and communities.
2. Demonstrate understanding of life style and other factors, which affect health of individuals and groups.
3. Provide nursing care based on steps of nursing process in collaboration with the individuals and groups
4. Demonstrate critical thinking skill in making decisions in all situations in order to provide quality care.
5. Utilise the latest trends and technology in providing health care.
6. Provide promotive, preventive and restorative health services in line with the national health policies and programs.
7. Practice within the framework of code of ethics and professional conduct and acceptable standards of practice within the legal boundaries.
8. Communicate effectively with individuals and groups and members of the health team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationships and teamwork.