Medical Surgical Nursing is a broad specialty of nursing and it deals with the nursing care of patients with various medical surgical conditions. It forms a larger part of the B. Sc. Nursing curriculum. Subjects such as Pharmacology and Pathology are coupled with the basis of medical and surgical nursing to enrich the scientific knowledge of the students.
The faculty of the department imparts in depth knowledge to the students by various innovative teaching methods. Methods like seminars, symposiums, group discussions, care studies, care analysis, case presentations and procedure demonstrations are used to enhance the knowledge and skills of the students.
As part of the clinical experience in Medical Surgical Nursing students are posted in various medical surgical ward, intensive care units., operation theatres and speciality areas like Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Nephrology, Oncology, eye , ENT Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oncology units.
The nursing process approach is used to provide nursing care to patients by which the students assess the client problems, formulate the nursing diagnoses and objectives, plan and implement nursing care, and evaluate the effectiveness of care.
At the postgraduate level, Medical Surgical Nursing offers various sub-specialties like Cardiovascular & Thoracic Nursing, Neuro Science Nursing, Nephro Urology Nursing, and Oncology Nursing.
It is designed to assist students in developing expertise and in depth knowledge in the field of medical Surgical Nursing and to function as a specialized Medical – Surgical Nurse in various sub specialitits. It will further enable the student to function as educator, manager and researcher in the field of Medical – Surgical Nursing.
Area of Research: Adult and Geriatric Nursing Care
The Department of Medical Surgical Nursing covers a broad area of research under adult and geriatric nursing care. Presently the Department is involved in research in areas like nursing care of cardiothoracic, onclology, neurology and neuro surgery and nephro urological clients, use of alternative and complementary therapies, evaluation of specific nursing interventions etc.