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Annual Report

 
       
  Annual Report (2016 - 2017)  
ACADAMIC ACHIEVMENTS
    I feel it a privilege and honour to present the 10th Annual report of this prestigious Institution. Through the committed and honest guidance of our Honourable Secretary Dr.J.A.Jayalal and our Chairman Dr.SheebaJayalal, Our College strives to be an equitable, effective and interactive learning community that makes a difference to education and Human development through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our team collegiality and cooperation is our strength to undertake many of our missions. It’s my pride to highlight that our Annammal family is one of the best team. I extend my sincere gratitude to the Trustees Mr.Jeyaraj, Mrs.Jayalatha, Mrs.AdlinJeyachandra, Administrative Officer Mrs.Hazlin Linnet, Vice Principal Mrs.Sujatha, Senior faculties and all the teaching and non-teaching faculties for the dedicated services.
    Our College provides learning centred experiences that faster a diverse academic community. The college promotes the efforts of participants who in concert with our educational partners, evaluate their impacts and share the results in all relevant areas.Our institution was started in the year of 2007 with motto of “Love your neighbour as you love yourself” which is run by Austin memorial charitable and educational trust. This trust is formed in the memory of the philanthropist and Visionary late Mr.J. Austin and the main aim of our institution is to motivate and equip the students with nursing aptitudes in the rural areas so as to empower them and to up bring the standards of society. The students are motivated and educated to serve and discharge their duties with love and affection.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
    Our institution is recognized by the statutory bodies since the Academic year 2006. It also proves its Excellency in all aspects of academic and non-academic phases for which they have granted us to conduct all Undergraduate and Postgraduate Nursing Courses including M.Sc (N) (Medical Surgical Nursing, Child Health Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing, Community health Nursing and Mental Health Nursing), B.Sc (N), P.B.B.Sc (N) and DGNM. We are currently educating 11M.Sc Nursing Students, 180B.Sc Nursing Students, 7P.B.B.Sc Nursing Studentsand 50 DGNM students. Many of our faculties are seniors who have been with us since the origin of our institution that adds strength to accomplish the task in quicker pace. So far we have graduated 41 M.Sc (N) students, 216 B.Sc (N) students, 56 P.B.B.Sc (N) students and 88 DGNM students.They are practicing in international and national institutions including Government and Private sector.
    I am proud to note the academic achievements of our students. For the last academic year our M.Sc(N) students got 100% result, B.Sc(N) with 96 pass percentage, P.B.B.Sc(N) with 100 % result and DGNM with 100% result. Our academic year commenced from September 2015 for UG students and October 2015 for PG students and they had regular course of instructions as per INC syllabus.Students had clinical assignments in our own parent hospital which is 150 bedded well equipped, Multispecialty Hospital and it’s my great privilege and pleasure to state that our parent hospital received NABH accreditation on December 2015 and ours being the only hospital among southern zone of Tamil Nadu. We also have affiliation with other Government and private institution for speciality and community training for our students including SreeChitraThirunal for Cardio thorasic Nursing, Nimhans for Mental Health Nursing, Agasthia muni for Child Health Nursing and many more. In the clinical area they are focusing towards preventive, promotive and curative roles.Various projects have been carried out in the last academic year for identifying the prevalence of various communicable and non-communicable diseases. Faculties are actively involved in Continuing Nursing Educational activities in regular basis.
DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES
MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING DEPARTMENT
    The department ever compounded with activities throughout the year with regard to academics and research tasks. On 28th September 2015, World Rabies Day was celebrated in collaboration with English Literary Club. Pamphlet preparation competition has been conducted in the topic of Anti-Rabies Vaccine. On 1st October 2015, World Heart Day was celebrated along with Science Club. They emphasized the students in model making on Structure of Heart. On18thNovember, WorldCOPD day was celebrated along with Youth Red Cross. OHP slide making competition was conducted in the topic of Respiratory system. On 1stDecember, World AIDS day was celebrated along with Red Ribbon Club. An awareness program was conducted in ICTC centre of Government hospital,Kuzhithurai.
    In the clinical sector, the students are engaged in In-service education programs, Awareness programs, screening programs. We have our own 100 bedded parent hospital and ours is the first NABH accredited hospital in southTamilnadu which provides clinical materials to our students in all the areas of Nursing. Apart from this, the institution also has tie up with various Government and Private organisations for speciality training including SreechitraThirunal hospital, Parasala Government hospital, NIMS Hospital, MuthuNeuro Hospital, Ummar ENT hospital, International Cancer Centre, Neyyoor. We too impart learning activities through project works in our own speciality
CHILD HEALTH NURSING DEPARTMENT
    On behalf of child health nursing department, various programmes and research activities has been conducted during the academic year 2015-16. Breast feeding week was celebrated 1st week of August with quiz programme and poster presentation competition. World Immunization day was celebrated on at Melpuram community centre on 10thNovember. The students created awareness regarding the immunization schedule and optional vaccines with the help of posters to the young mothers. On 16th November, New-born week was celebrated with quiz competition for our students. Various research studies and mini projects were conducted by our MSc (N), BSc (N),P.B.BSc (N) &DGNM students in child healthnursing department. The students are getting clinical training in our parent hospital, Moses Mathias Hospital Nagercoil, Augusthiar muni child care centreand Parasala government hospital.
OBSETRICAL AND GYNECOLOGICAL NURSING
    Obsetrical and gynaecological nursing is a unique speciality which focuses on care of women during the child bearing years. As part of our departmental activities,on 7th October 2015, Breast cancer awareness program was celebrated atmelpuramvillage. On 7th January 2016, cervical cancer awareness program was conducted in our parent hospital. Pap smear was taken for the high risk women for early identification. Nearly 150 patients attended this free camp. Career developmentprogramme was conductedfor female colleagues on behalf of International Women’s day on 8th March 2016. International day of midwives was celebrated on 5thMay 2016 with the theme “women and the new-born”. Breastfeeding week was remembered by conducting various programs including mass awareness, seminars, video teaching, and roleplays during the first week of August.
COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING DEPARTMENT
    The department was enthusiastic throughout the academic year. Leprosy awareness programme was conducted on 6thOctober 2015.Dr.Girija, DD Leprosy officer has given an elaborate talk on prevention and management of Leprosy.Leprosy survey was also conducted at Arumanai village on the following day in collaboration with DD office, Nagercoil. On 16th October 2015,community health centrewas inaugurated at Melpuram village.Primary care is given to the beneficiaries and is the active centre run by our community health nursing department. On 1st May 2016, Mass awareness programme was conducted at Thellandivillage. Afree health camp was conducted for the village people. On 21st July 2016, Cleanliness day was rememberedalong with the Block Development Office, Munchirai. A “Human chain” was conducted to create awareness to public.On 13th June 2016, School Health Programme was conducted in Kaliyakkavilai Government High School on the topic “Nutritional Deficiency”.
MENTAL HEALTH NURSING DEPARTMENT
    This academic year has witnessed upgraded skills among our studentswith regard to mental health nursing. The activities started with the planning and execution related to the curriculum. World Alzheimer’s day was celebrated on 21stSeptember. In this regard, poster competition was conducted with the theme of Remember me. The world mental health day was celebrated on October 10th. The Students involved in various group activities involving the patients and also enacted various cultural events
    As a part curriculum, the students have visited various places including Old age home at Poojapoora. Balavikas children’s home for the mentally challenged children at Oolampara, Children’sobservation home at Poojapoora, and deaddiction centre at Institute of Mental health,Trivandrum.These visits provided an excellent platform for practical knowledge on the subject learnt. The students also gainedpractical skills at institute of mental health, peroorkada. The students and the staff have participated in one day seminar organized by Institute of Mental health, Trivandrum during the month of October 2016 as part of celebration ofmental health day.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
    The Staff and students of the institution are the active members of TNAI and SNA.Presently our institution has 30 life members of TNAI and 250 SNA members who are actively involved in professional activities.
VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION
    Our institution has membership with various voluntary organisations including National Service Scheme, Youth Red Cross, Red Ribbon, Rotary and CMAI which was commanded by able handed faculties
INSTITUTIONAL COMMITTEES
    Various committees are functioning within our institution to look after many of the proceedingsincluding Staff welfare committee, Student welfare committee, Anti ragging committee, Curricular committee, Health committee, Hostel welfare committee, Disciplinary committee, Environmental sanitation committee, Spiritual committee, Journal club, Science club, Tamil literary committee, English literarycommittee,Sports committee, Gardening committee, Library committee. The committees help the students to maintain professional decorum, update knowledge and exhibit their talents in all the aspects.
CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
    Our institution has special concern towards in-service educational activities. The teaching staffs are presenting various topics according to their area of interest which was well organised by the staff secretary. In special occasions special guests are also arranged in sharing their knowledge.
  • State Level Conference under the Topic of “Nurse the Healer - Seven wonders of Holistic Healing” was conducted on 12th May, 2016.
  • Workshop on Disaster management was conducted on 23rd September, 2016.
  • Regional conference along with CMAI on “Patient Safety” was conducted on 8th October, 2016.
  • STUDENT WELFARE ACTIVITIES
        The college organised various programmes along with Student Nurses Association for the welfare of the students. Independence Day celebration was conducted with patriotic spirit. Thanks giving and farewell celebration was conducted on 25th August 2015.Onam celebration was conducted on 26th August, 2015. Various competitions were conducted among students and staff. Teacher’s day was celebrated on 5th September, 2015.World student’s day was celebrated on 15thOctober 2015; Best Student Nurses are awarded with badges. College day was celebrated from 15th to 18thDecember 2015. Lamp lighting and Xmas day celebration was conducted on20thDecember, 2015. Republic day was celebrated on 26thJanuary 2016. International Nurses Day was celebrated on 12thMay, 2016.
    STAFF WELFARE ACTIVITIES
        Our institution has very good team of faculties to look after academic and non-academic affairs with much collegiality and cooperation to undertake many of our missions. Staff achievements
  • The Principal has presented her viva on May 6thand has received her doctorate degree in nursing under The TamilnaduDr. MGR Medical University on 3rd December 2016.
  • The Vice principal, Mrs.Sujatha and Associate professorMr.Vinifredwere rewarded with Shreemathi Annammal Best Teacher Award during on the Nurses day celebration
  • Five of our teaching staffhas presented scientific papers during the State level Biennial conference which was held at St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Nursing on June 30th and July 1st 2016.
  • Many of our teaching staff are the active participants in various conferences and also been resource persons in national and state level workshops and conferences.
  • Two of our staffs have attended GFATM training which was held at Vellorefrom 27th to 29th July 2015.
  • Our staffsare equally active in research and publications. Many have published in international and national journals during the last academic year which was titled in the journal.
  • Women’s day was celebrated on 3/03/2016 by organising an excursion at Chittrar Dam. That was an ever rememberable day for all of us.
  • During Saturdays, staff development programme is being organized under the leadership of the staff secretary.
  • The Birthdays and wedding days of each staff is being remembered by small celebration on the concern day.
  • SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES
         The college has a well devoted spiritual team who are involved in daily prayer, special prayer on Thursdays and fasting prayer on last Friday of every month. Every Monday, the Christian students have Taftee classes in academic smartness. Last year Good Friday Service was conducted on 23rd March 2016. On 10th June, FMPB youth meet was conducted by the Bangalore Team. On 31st October, A special retreat programme was organised and handled by Rev. Dr. Ralston under the Topic “Relationship of God with human in terms of spirit, soul and body”.
    RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
        The institution takes much initiative in research activities all through the year. Apart from guiding post graduate and undergraduate students in completing the requirements, we are tied up in conducting mini projects in community as well in parent hospital. Presently, a proposal has been submitted to The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University for conducting a Seminar on m-health towards Diabetes awareness. We have future plans to conduct various m-health projects in collaboration with national and international organisations.
    GRANDS & SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS
        The students are getting financial assistance through scholarships in the category of SC, ST, SCA, BC. 39 students received first graduation scholarship, 33 students claimed SC scholarship and 41 students have received BC scholarship during the last academic year.
    STUDENT ALUMNI
        Our student Alumni is very dynamic and was integrated by active leaders who are involved in execution of various activities that matters them. They are consuming many of the present technology for sharing information.
    PLACEMENT CELL
        Our placement cell is functioning under well experienced faculties with the guidance of management. Last year 80 % of the students got opportunity to work in Kauvery hospital. Many Hospitals including Apollo Hospital, Vellammal Hospital are willing to offer Job placement but based on the student’s interest, our placement cell is making arrangements in reputed hospitals. Presently all our graduates are placed in various corporate hospitals with excellentremuneration.
    FUTURE PLAN
         We have submitted our proposal to funding agencies including ICMR, TN.Dr.MGR Medical University for conducting projects under m-health inorder to create awareness on Non communicable Diseases preferably Diabetes. Also have the notion to initialize our institution as a research centre under TamilnaduDr.MGR Medical University. In addition to that, we have the plan to activate our IELTS and TOFFEL training for our outgoing students.
         I bow and humble before God for the abundant blessings bestow to our institution and also for the wisdom given to us. Ours being the Christian institution follows Christian ethics towards our duties. I am proud of being a principal of this ideal institution which has given me self-sufficiency to accomplish many of the academic tasks in order to render quality nursing education. I am sure that ours would turn out to be a modern temple of learning in mere future through our persistence, perseverance and devoutness.