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Community Health Nursing

HOD Profile

M.Sc (Nursing)., Ph.D.,
Community Health Nursing
18 Years of experience since highest degree
Career highlights and Achievements:
• Received Bursary Award of £1,500 to attend the 11th palliative care congress at Glasgow, Scotland, UK on 9 to 11 March 2016 to present the paper on Socio-Demographic Determinants of Holistic Needs among Hospitalized Terminally Ill Indian Patients
• Awarded “Thiru. Govinda Rao Best Research Publication Gold Medal- Faculty of Nursing” for best publication from the university (Sri Ramachandra University) for the year, 2014 under the Faculty of Nursing for a large number of indexed publications in Nursing.
• Presented paper on effectiveness of cognitive behavioural nursing strategies on premenstrual syndrome among adolescent girls during 2nd annual Worldwide Nursing Conference 2014 organised by global science and technology forum, June 2014, Singapore.
• Best paper award received during 10th International Nurses Conference at Chennai (Jan 2014) on “Premenstrual syndrome and depression among school students.”
• Organized two workshop on SPSS and its practical application in nursing Research.
• Guiding a research scholar of Sri Ramachandra University as a Co guide, Advisory Committee member in Savitha University.
• Guiding research scholars of Meenakshi University as a guide and Co guide. Approved guide of Gandhi gram Rural Institute - Deemed University Gandhigram, Dindigul District.
Membership in Professional Societies
• Professional Registration with Tamilnadu nursing and midwifery council, TN. (1997) Nurse 39537 Midwife 46377.
• Life member of Trained Nurses Association of India year TNAI No:
• Society of Midwives, India year SOMI
• Global science and technology forum year 2014, GSTF/0609
• Nursing PhD Society
• Alumni chapter-Sri Ramachandra University
• Society of Community Health Nurses In India (SOCHNI)
• Participated in the workshop on “Use of SPSS in data analysis” from 18th to 20th December 2013, Organized by Dept. of Bio-Statistics, National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR), Chennai.
•Participated in the “Training of Trainers” on Tuberculosis under the Global fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Round -7 conducted by College of Nursing, Christian medical college and hospital, Vellore from 16th to18th June 2014 at Vellore
•Participated in the UGC sponsored National Level Workshop on “Soft Skills Development for Faculty Members” from 28th to 29th March 2014, Organized by Annamalai University.
o Jiss Varghese, Aruna S, Vijayasamundeswari P. Evaluation of a Nursing Intervention for Pediculosis Human Capitis in Rural Female School Students and their Mothers in Thiruvallur District, India. International Journal of Nursing education. 2016; Volume8, Number3.
o Mahdevi M., Rajeswari S, Sumathi G, Aruna S. Effectiveness of diaper rash preventive strategies on knowledge practice of primi mothers and occurrence of diaper rash among their newborn. Journal of Science, Nursing, 2016; 6(8):391-399.
o Suja B, Aruna S, Susila. C, Jayasri N. Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Attitude of Adolescent Regarding Reproductive Health in Selected Rural School - A One Group Pre-Test and Post Test Design. International Journal of Comprehensive Nursing. 2015; 2(7):10-14.
o Aruna S. Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral nursing strategies on premenstrual syndrome among adolescent girls. Proceedings of 2nd annual worldwide nursing Conference. 2315 – 4330, June2014, 148-156.
o Kavitha M, Aruna S. Knowledge on complications of diabetes mellitus among patients with diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Comprehensive Nursing. 2014; 1(1):18-20.
o Suja B, Aruna S. Knowledge on reproductive tract infection among married women at selected rural area. International Journal of Comprehensive Nursing, Jun 2014,1(1):21-23.
o Kumutha V, Aruna S. and Poongodi.R. Effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation technique on stress and blood pressure among elderly with hypertension. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science, Jul-Aug 2014, Volume3: 1-6.
o Rubanprem Kumar S.A, Aruna S. and Sasikala.M. Effectiveness of hand hygiene teaching on knowledge and compliance of hand washing among the students at a selected school in Mugalivakkam village, Kanchipuram District. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science, Jul-Aug 2014, Volume3, Issue4: 1-6.
o Rajeswari S , Aruna S, Santhi S. Maternal weight gain on labour and neonatal outcomes among post natal mothers at selected hospital at Chennai. The Journal of Nursing Trendz, Sep-Dec 2014, Volume 5, Issue 3.