About the College of Nursing
The Amrita College of Nursing, a constituent unit of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, was inaugurated on 1st November, 2002, by Shri. Shathrughnan Sinha, the then Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare. The college is recognized by the the Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council. Presently the college offers B. Sc. Nursing, Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing and M. Sc. Nursing. The B. Sc. Nursing program which was started in the year 2002 with an intake of 50 seats is now expanded to 75 seats per batch.The M. Sc. Nursing is offered in four different specialties with an annual intake of 36. Post Basic B. Sc. Nursing is a bridge course offered to General Nursing Diploma holders to equate them with the Graduate Nurses. The annual intake to this program is 50.The College is situated within the Health Science Campus in a separate building with excellent laboratory and classroom facilities. The total area of the college is 70487.2 Sq.feet which is much above the INC specifications.
Currently the college has 36 teaching faculty, which include two faculty with doctorate, 31 Postgraduates and four pursuing Ph. D. The experienced, competent and stable faculty in various specialties with seven Professors, one Associate Professor and 10 Assistant Professors, is an asset of this institution. An all-round development of the students is ensured through the balanced blend of curricular and extracurricular activities.
Class room teaching is made effective by the use of modern educational technology. Apart from the practical training in the laboratories, students get exposed to a wide variety of clinical conditions in the parent hospital, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, which has got the most advanced technology of health care.
Here they are getting hands on training in care of patients and all the nursing procedures under the expert guidance of medical and nursing teachers.
The laboratories are well equipped with most advanced manikins and simulators.The Nursing College Library has around 5000 text books, journals, both Indian and foreign and internet facilities with online databases.
The library timing extends from 9.00am till 12.00 midnight. There is also a central library located in the Medical College. This is a college among the very few having a well equipped Language Lab. This enables the students to develop their language skill which is very essential for the career mobility.
The Amrita College of Nursing is committed to excellence in nursing education, research and the development of leadership skills and human values. The nursing education emphasizes the importance of maintaining the highest professional standards in the care of patients.The college and faculty strive to provide an outstanding technical education to its students while highlighting the importance of the values of empathy and compassion in the healing process.
To provide quality education based on scientific knowledge and humanistic values for the preparation of nursing personnel at both basic and advanced levels to function in a wide variety of settings.
To prepare professional nurses capable of,
- Providing safe, comprehensive and compassionate nursing care in a wide variety of settings ensuring professional growth and development.
- Participating as members of health care team integrating values in preventive,promotive,curative and restorative health care delivery systems.
- Demonstrating leadership skills in the practice of nursing.
- Demonstrating skills in teaching, management and nursing research appropriate to the level of course.