MSc Nursing

Mr. Arun Kumar S. K. currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi. He has received his Masters Degree in Community Health Nursing from VNSS College of Nursing, Kollam under Kerala University of Health Sciences in November 2012. He graduated from VNSS College of Nursing, Kollam, under Kerala University in October 2008. He joined Amrita College of Nursing as Lecturer on May 20, 2012.

Resource Person

  1. “Anthropometric assessment, monitoring, vital signs”. Training of Trainers (TOT ) programme for health volunteers of Amrita SeRVe 101 villages programme – Kalpetta Cluster-September 22-25, 2014, at Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi.
  2. "Hand Washing ', in the 'Amrita Swasthya Mitr Training Program' during January-February 2016 at Amrita Community Health Training Centre, Njarackal.
  3. "Blood Suger Estimation" in the 'Amrita Swasthya Mitr Training Program' during January-February 2016 at Amrita Community Health Training Centre, Njarackal.
  4. Observation of International Nurses day-2016: Panel Discussion on Nurses Day Theme:'Nurses: A force for change:Improving health systems’ resilience' at Amrita College of Nursing- Panel member

Awards & Achievements

  1. Training of trainers certificate of participation under The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria( GFATM) Round -7 conducted by College of Nursing , CMC, Vellore from 16/12/2013 to 21/12/2013.
  2. Participated in AYUDH mentor summit December 27 -31, 2017.
  3. Won III Prize for the poster on " Prevalence of obesity and its relationship with early menarche among upper primary school girls" during the International Conference on Obesity - A multifaceted approach conducted by Amrita College of Nursing from December 01 – 02, 2017.


Publication Type: Journal Article

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Arun Kumar S. K., Kumar, G. Anil, Jayadevan, J., and Biju, J., “Knowledge and Attitude on Eye Donation among Selected Rural and Urban Higher Secondary School Students, Ernakulam District”, Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research, vol. 6, p. 471, 2016.[Abstract]

In the present scenario it is essential to enhance the awareness regarding eye donation among the potential donors in an effort to increase the procurement of corneas. Well-informed higher secondary school students could be expected to influence eye donation rates. The aim of study was to determine whether knowledge and attitudes towards eye donation among higher secondary school students differ according to geographical location. Materials and Methods : The study was a comparative, questionnaire-based, crosssectional survey of higher secondary school students from selected rural and urban schools of Ernakulam district conducted in November 2015. A total of 160 higher secondary school students of age 16-18 years were participated in the present study. Eighty sample selected from Amrita Vidyalayam, Kunnumpuram and 80 from Bhgavathivilasam Higher Secondary School, Nyarambalam. Structured questionnaires were employed to collect data such as demographic characteristics and knowledge on eye donation. Level of attitude on eye donation was measured by a five point likert scale prepared by the investigators. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Values for P less than .05 were considered statistically significant. Results : The mean level of knowledge score on eye dentation of urban higher secondary secondary school students was 10.06 +/- 2.834 and that of rural higher secondary school students was 8.15+/-1.93. The mean level of attitude score of urban higher secondary school students was 60.09+/- 9.24 and that of rural higher secondary school students was 59.03+/-8.93. There was a significant difference in knowledge on eye donation among rural and urban higher secondary school students (Independent t test score = 4.989 at p=0.001). The investigators did not observe any significant difference in attitude towards eye donation among rural and urban higher secondary school students. Highly significant association between age of urban higher secondary school students and level of knowledge on eye donation was observed at at p ≤ 0.05 (χ 2 =11.51 p=0.009) and there was no significant association between demographic variables of rural higher secondary students and their knowledge level on eye donation. Significant association was observed between attitude towards eye donation and educational status of the mothers of urban higher secondary students at p ≤ 0.05 (χ 2 = 11.92 p=0.036). There was no significant association between demographic variables of rural higher secondary students and their attitude level. Conclusion : The study concluded that the both the rural and urban higher secondary school student had severe lack of knowledge regarding eye donation. While comparing knowledge level the findings from present study revealed that urban higher secondary school students had higher knowledge level than that of the rural higher secondary school students, but in case of attitude there was no considerable difference. The deficit in knowledge on eye donation of respondents may be justified by the lack of information about this significant issue.

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Arun Kumar S. K. and G., V., “Assess the acceptance and quality of Life of Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) in selected OPD’s of a Tertiary Care Hospital, Kochi”, International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management , vol. 3, no. 4, 2015.[Abstract]

A descriptive study was conducted to assess the acceptance of patients to Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), determine the quality of life of patients with ICD and find out the association between selected demographic variables. Quality-of-life outcomes with the ICD may be directly related to coping successfully with ICD shocks. Little is known about the acceptance and the quality of life of patients with ICD. This study was conducted among 40 subjects, selected using non-probability convenient sampling technique and data were collected using questionnaires including the Florida Patient Acceptance Survey (FPAS) and SF-36 as a measure of quality of life (QOL). Overall patient acceptance of the ICD was moderate, with FPAS acceptance score of 51.9 ± 10.8 on the 0-to-100 point scale. The FPAS subscale mean scores indicated that the group was very positive (83.4) about the benefits of having the device and had few body image concerns (13.7), moderate device-related distress (41.1), and moderate return to function scores (53.1). The mean SF-36 v2 indicated worst quality of life (QOL) scores in the physical component (PCS) (44.2 ± 8.8), and worst QOL scores in the mental component (MCS) (47.3 ± 14.2). Better QOL was observed in vitality of mental component with mean score 50.6. Whereas worst QOL was observed in all the physical domains which includes physical functioning, role functioning, bodily pain and general health with mean score of 42.3, 43.5, 45.6 and 46.2 respectively. In the mental domains worst QOL was observed in social functioning, role emotional and mental health with mean score of 45.8, 40.8 and 48.5. Demographic data show that majority 30 (75%) of subjects were above 60 years and 36 (90%) were males. There were no significant association exist between demographic variables and mental and physical components of quality of life scores. The study concluded that majority of the subjects had moderate to high device acceptance and quality of life of the subjects were borderline to worst. This may be because majority of the subjects 75% were above 60 years of age. Monitoring as well as therapeutic interventions are needed to improve acceptance and QOL of patients with ICD.

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Publication Type: Presentation

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Arun Kumar S. K., “Knowledge and attitude on eye donation among selected rural and urban higher secondary school students”, National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow. Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi , 2015.

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