Broad Area of work:
The psychiatric nursing course has provision for integration of theory and practice. The students are encouraged to involve in perform core competency such as History collection, Menatal status examination, Process Recording, Care of patient with Electro convulsive therapy, Administration of Psychotropic Drugs and all other relavant therapies. Clinical teaching includes multiple strategies like nursing rounds, clinical nursing conference, clinical presentation, demonstration, OSCE, field visit, psycho education, case work, care study, nursing process application, clinical teaching and group discussion in hospital and community settings. The students have close clinical supervision with the faculty members to develop the core competency in the clinical area. The research work undertaken by the faculty members and students cover diverse areas of psychiatric nursing. The faculty members of the department have taken dual role in their nursing education and service and it leads better understanding to hike the quality nursing care to the patients.
The UG and PG nursing students have exposure in the clinical areas such as psychiatric ward, vidhya sudha for children with special needs, clinical psychology, psychiatric OPD with speciality clinics include geriatric, de- addiction, suicidal prevention, family counseling, obsessive compulsive clinic and nuero psychiatric clinic. The team collaborates with NGO’s to organize mental health camps in and around Chennai and referral services too. The mental health care nursing service caters to the various population depends on need arises.
The team collaborates with department of Psychiatry are organized mental health camps in and around Chennai and referral services too.