MSc Nursing, MA

Prini Varghese currently serves as a Lecturer in the Department of Child Health Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi.


  • Master of Science (Nursing), Department of Child Health Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, AIMS, Kochi.
  • Master of Arts (Sociology), Indira Gandhi National Open University.
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing), P.G College of Nursing, Hospital sector-9, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.

Involved Student Research Work

  •  2018 – Effectiveness of distraction versus Cutaneous Stimulation on Venipuncture associated Pain Response among Children

Work Experience

Year Affiliation
July 3, 2017 – Present Lecturer- Amrita College of Nursing
September 1, 2010 – May 22, 2011 Clinical Instructor- P.G. College of Nursing Hospital sector-9, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh


Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title


Prini Varghese and Dr. Sunil M., “Parental Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Regarding Antibiotic use for Respiratory Tract Infections in Children”, Sunil M Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 29-34, 2018.


P. Chitra and Prini Varghese, “Living donor and deceased donor renal transplantation, Difference in early outcome at AIMS, Kochi, Kerala”, IJOC, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 38-42, 2016.


Chitra P. and Prini Varghese, “Risk factors for morbidity in Pediatric liver transplantation at AIMS, Kochi. ”, International Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 8, pp. 149-154, 2016.[Abstract]

Liver Transplantation (LT) revolutionized the management of liver disease. LT has been very successful in treating children with end stage liver disease, and offers the opportunity for long healthy life. Rejection and infection are important adverse events after Pediatric Liver Transplantation (PLT). The objectives of the study are to identify the risk factors for morbidity in the LT children.

Method & Tools
A descriptive single centered study explored during 2006–2015, total number of children underwent LT was 50. The electronic Medical Records (eMR) were used with the permission of administrative authority and ethical approval from thesis review committee at AIMS. The data which includes socio demographic, specific donor characteristics, clinical profile of liver transplantation recipients, assumed risk factors were scrutinized in preoperative and post-transplant recipients.

Out of 50 LT children, 36(72%) are survivors and 14(28%) were died in which 19(38%) were males and 31(62%) were females of ages ranging from 6 months to 17 years. The primary diagnosis noticed for the LT was Biliary atresia, Fulminant hepatic failure, Wilson's disease, Cirrhosis of liver respectively. The pre and post-transplant nutritional status of the children were very poor. Of all transplants 48(96%) were Living-related liver transplantation and 2(4%) were whole liver transplantation in which 29(58%) grafts were left lobe. For 39(78%) children donors were mothers. Bacterial infections were most frequent 41(82%) followed by viral 16(32%) and fungal 3 (6%). Among 50, 18(36%) of LT children has pleural effusion, typically on the right side, 12(24%) had bile leakage and 8(16%) had acute rejection.

Liver failure due to rejection was the major cause of death after LT. The risks for mortality and morbidity after LT is a multifactorial problem and all factors to be listed and need attention to give each to reduce this risk of better outcome.

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Poster Presented

  • Childhood obesity and endothelial dysfunction, International conference on obesity: A Multifaceted approach conducted by Amrita College of Nursing, AIMS, Kochi on 1st and 2nd December, 2017
  • Risk factors for morbidity and mortality in Pediatric Liver Transplantation at AIMS, Kochi, National Conference on Organ Transplant, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 21st and 22nd November, 2015 and won First Prize.

Conference Attended / Conducted

Year Affiliation
  • Participated in the “Dissemination of ICMR National Ethical Guidelines 2017” conducted by CDSA, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India on 22nd February, AIMS, Kochi
  • Organising committee member in the International conference on obesity: A Multifaceted approach conducted by Amrita College of Nursing, AIMS, Kochi on 1st and 2nd December
  • State level workshop on “Scholarly writing for Research Publication in Nursing”, Government College of Nursing, Alappuzha on 21st April.
  • State conference on “Achieving Excellence in Interpretation of Diagnostic Studies- Beyond the basics”, Pushpagiri College of Nursing, Thiruvalla on 1st February.
  • Organising committee member in the State Level workshop on “Safe Blood Transfusion”, Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi on 9th July.
  • State level workshop on “Breast feeding – a new role with great responsibility and enjoyment”, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 2nd August.
  • National Symposium on “Transformative Curriculum in Nursing: Shaping Future Nurses” at Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam, Kerala on 08th August.
  • National Conference on Organ Transplant “Together, Towards Tomorrow”, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 21st and 22nd November.
  • CME on HIV Medicine Update, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 1st December.
  • 3rd International Psychiatric Nursing Conference ISPNIC 2011, P.G College of Nursing, Bhilai, C.G.