The Holy crossCollege of Nursing is structured into Four major academic departments such as Child Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Medical Surgcal Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecologic Nursing. Faculty in the Department of Nursing are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service learning. The nursing education emphasizes the importance of maintaining the highest professional standards in the care of patients. The departments function for an all-round development of the students through the balanced blend of curricular and extracurricular activities.
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.
Child Health Nursing is a speciality which focus on nursing care of children, both normal and sick.The objective of the course is to prepare students to identify the normal growth and development of children and deviation from the normal, give comprehensive nursing care to children suffering from various diseases.Special emphasis is given to Embryology, Genetics, Psychology, Paediatric medicine, Surgery, Nutrition, and Growth and Development. Child Health Nursing is paced in the third year of the BSc Nursing Curriculum. In order to enhanse the knowledge and skill of the students are given clinical experience in pediatric medical and surgical wards apart from theory classes. The students also have the privilege of becoming familiar with the most sophisticated equipment and technology related to client care. Holy Cross College of Nursing offers postgraduation in Child Health Nursing which prepares the students to develop expertise and indepth understanding in the field of Pediatric Nursing. It will help students to appreciate the child as a holistic individual and develop skill to function as neonatal and pediatric nurse specialist.
Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing focus on the care of women during the child bearing years. The scope of practice includes reproductive child health, care during pregnancy, labour and puerperium including condution of normal deliveries, family welfare, and care of women with gynecological problems.The course in obstetric and gynecologic nursing prepare the students with the knowledge, skill and attitude to function as nurse midwives. The theory and practical learning experience provided in the subject equip them to provide comprehensive care to the normal and high risk mothers during antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period including the care of newborns. The students are given clinical experience in the antenatal and postnatal wards, out patient departments, labour room, gynec operation theatre, and gynec wards under the guidance of specialized faculty.The postgraduate programme assist students to develop expertise and in-depth understanding in the field of Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing. It will help students to appreciate the client as a holistic individual and develop skill to function as an independent midwife practitioner. It will further enable the student to function as educator, manager, and researcher in the field of Obstetric and Gynaecological nursing.
Community Health Nursing is the specialty that prepares the students to meet the ever changing challenges of society.The course orients the students to the concept of positive health and successful living and focuses on the families in the community and population groups with health risks. The students identify and solve health problems in the community through innovative and cost effective strategies of primary health care. The practical experience is provided in settings like the Holy Cross Community Health Training Centre. This experience includes opportunities for participation in various National Health Programmes and an array of guided observation visits to various locations of public health importance.The Department regularly organizes household surveys, epidemiological investigations, health projects, mass campaigns, home visits, health care programs, school health programs, special clinics, etc. in the adopted villages. The awareness campaigns, exhibitions, and health education activities organized in the villages train the students to effectively interact with the community on health topics. Thus, this department is acting as the campus-community link of the college.