Nursing Foundation

About the Department
Nursing Foundation forms the underlying basis for rendering nursing care to the needy, sick and healthy individuals. This department paves the way for entry of the novice nurse to develop the desirable knowledge attitude and skills which forms the crux of nursing practice. 

The Department of Nursing foundation was established on 18.04.2013. It has adequate infrastructure to facilitate teaching-learning and research activities. A laboratory area of 1666.34 sq.ft is available for nursing procedure demonstration, equipped with adequate mannequins, equipment and instruments to successfully amalgamate class room teaching in patient care. This department consists of experienced faculty members with immense passion for teaching and research activities. 

The Nursing foundation subject is taught to B.Sc. Nursing (Basic) and B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) in I year. Other beneficiaries include students of undergraduate Trauma Care management, Allied Health Sciences and Physiotherapy. 

Clinical services provided include basic nursing care to patients in different settings such as medical, surgical, ICU, Orthopaedics, Laboratory & Injection room. 

VISION:
The nursing foundation experience in B.Sc Nursing course enables the student to acquire knowledge with application of scientific principles, develop an attitude that involves integration of ethics and professionalism in carrying out nursing procedures in ideal situations promoting competency for safe and efficient patient care 
MISSION:
The department of nursing foundation optimizes the integration of horizontal learning in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, microbiology, psychology, computer skills and its vertical application in nursing care environment. Facilitate situations that enhance application of learned competencies leading to a strong basis for multidimensional development. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF NURSING FOUNDATION:
1. Describe the concept of health, illness and health care agencies 
2. Explain concept and scope of nursing 
3. Describe values, code of ethics and professional conduct for nurses in India 
 4. Explain the admission and discharge procedure 
5. Perform admission and discharge procedure 
6. Communicate effectively with patient, families and team members and maintain effective human relations 
7. Appreciate the importance of patient teaching in nursing 
8. Explain the concept, uses, format and steps of nursing process 
9. Documents nursing process as per the format 
0. Describe the purposes, types and techniques of recording and reporting 
11. Describe principles and techniques of monitoring and maintaining vital signs 
12. Monitor and maintain vital signs 
13. Describe the purpose and process of health assessment 
14. Describe the health assessment of each body system 
15. Perform health assessment of each body system 
16. Identifies the various machinery, equipment, linen and their care 
17. Describe the basic, physiological and psychosocial needs of patient 
18. Describe the principles and techniques for meeting basic, physiological and psychosocial needs of patient 
19. Perform nursing assessment, plan, implement and evaluate the care for meeting basic, physiological and psychosocial needs of patient 
20. Describe principles and techniques for infection control and biomedical waste management in supervised clinical settings 
21. Explain the principles, routes, effects of administration of medications 
22. Calculate conversions of drugs and dosages within and between systems of measurements 23. Administer drugs by following routes-oral, intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous, topical and inhalation 
24. Describe the pre and post operative care of patients 
25. Explain the process of wound healing 
26. Explain the principles and techniques of wound care 
27. Perform care of wounds 
28. Explain care of patients having alterations in body functioning 
29. Explain care of terminally ill patient 
30. Explain the basic concepts of conceptual and theoretical models of nursing
31.Involve in teaching programmes of B.Sc. Nursing (Basic), B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) and M.Sc. Nursing.
32.Conduct CNE, Seminar, Workshop to promote quality nursing care
33.Conduct periodical departmental meetings
34.Plan and implement teaching, learning activities for the students.
35.Maintain the nursing foundation lab and its inventory
36.Evaluate the outcome of the teaching programme at the end of each year
37.Conduct collaborative research
38.Develop competencies to enhance student’s performance
39.Involve in patient care activities
40.Supervise the students in the clinical settings
41.Integrate with the nursing service personal in promoting holistic learning and health care
42.Observe patient safety week annually.