Sree Gokulam Nursing College
Sree Gokulam Nursing College is an educational institution run by Foundation Of Non Resident Indians. This is one of the units of Sree Gokulam Group of institutions. Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation is a super specialty hospital which is the parent hospital for clinical training.
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Last Updated : 07/ 11 / 2016
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Sree Gokulam Nursing College

Venjaramoodu PO

Trivandrum, PIN-695607

Kerala, India

Call us: 0472 304 1270

E-mail: sgnc@sgmc.in

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DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

The Department of Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing aims to foster quality nursing education for students in imparting and upgrading in-depth knowledge and skill; thereby optimizing their attitude and skill in the field of Psychiatric and Mental Health discipline which helps them to render quality services for the prevention and promotion of mental health of individual, family and community.

 

The faculty of Mental Health Nursing Department incorporates the science and principles of neurobiology, psychology and psychiatric nursing to mould the students as dedicated, committed and competent Mental Health Nurses.

 

Apart from the academic and clinical services, the department engages in community mental health services through screening, counselling and creating awareness in the public by health education. They also strive to condemn the stigma towards mentally ill among the general population and also halt the misconceptions regarding mental health and mental illness.

 

The Department also provides Guidance and Counselling services to the students for meeting their educational, academic, clinical, career, personal and social needs. Department also emphasis the importance of cocurricular activities in the oveall development of the students by conducting various activities like Yoga, cultural activities, sports competitions, educational competitions.

 

The faculty of Mental Health Nursing Department puts in their constant effort in improving the competency level   of staff through in-service education and training. The department is committed in undertaking & delivering various continuing nursing education programmes and also contribute to the nursing knowledge through independent and guided research and facilitate evidence based practice.

Department Facilities

Department of  Mental Health Nursing has a well equipped lab with various neurological & psychometric assessment tests. Our lab will equip the student nurses to acquire necessary skill and competency in application of various assessment techniques in diagnosing the disease.  A sumptuous library which enable the students to have a wide range of references with national & international jounals

Clinical Facilities

Department of mental health nursing ensures that the students are being trained at the best to emerge as a knowledgeable, competent and a evidence based clinical practitioner. Students are placed for clinical training in the Department of psychiatry, Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation  and the Govt. Mental Health Centre , Oolampara.

FACULTY

Sl. no. Name Designation Qualification
1 Lt col Prof Meera k  Pillai Professor MSc. Nursing
2 Mr. Harikrishna G L Assistant professor & In- Service education coordinator MSc Nursing,MPA,PGDHSR,CDM,PGDHNA
MHA
3 Mr. Praveen C Thulasi Assistant professor MSc. Nursing,CPIC
4 Mr. Manoj Kumar L Assistant professor MSc. Nursing,DCCN, MA psychology Scholar
5 Mrs. Shijina S Lecturer MSc Nursing

Department Activities:

Department of mental health nursing coordinates the In-service education of Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Conducts surveys in community to know about the prevalence & incidence of mental health diseases, Coordinates campus recruitment for the students, celebrates various international days, organizes various recreational activities for students to promote their mental health. Coordinates with the department of community health nursing and conducts weekly child guidance clinic in the community.

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES HELD- 2018

MONTH ACTIVITY

September 10, 2018

·        World Suicide Prevention  Day

September 21, 2018

·        World Alzheimer’s day

October1, 2018

·        International day for elderly

October 10, 2018

·        Mental health day

  

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

  • World Suicide Prevention day was observed on September 10, 2018. Posters were displayed in Psychiatry OPD. Awareness sessions were taken by Dr. Archana, Senior Resident, Psychiatry Dept. BSc N III year students performed role play and awareness session at Psychiatry OPD.

SEPTEMBER 21 , 2018

  • WORLD ALZHIEMIER’S DAY was celebrated on September 21. A discussion was conducted among staff nurses on” Dementia and care giver role burden” by faculties of  Dept of Psychiatric Nursing. 30 staff nurses participated in the discussion. Discussions were facilitated by Mr. Praveen C Thulasi, Asst. Prof, MHN dept and Mr. Manoj Kumar, Asst. Prof, MHN dept.

OCTOBER 1, 2018

  • International day for elderly was observed on October 1. Various programmes like awareness sessions, occupational therapy discussions, entertainment programmes were organized in Geriatric ward and a talk on Active ageing was given to health professional by Dr. Raman Nair

OCTOBER 10, 2018

  • WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY was celebrated on October, 10. Poster on theme of the topic was pasted in SGMC notice boards and in all nursing departments to increase the awareness of public and health professionals on the global burden of mental illness.

    DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES HELD- 2019

  • February  2019 ·        Training programme for nurses of Psychiatric and Geriatric ward
    June, 2019 ·        Academic sessions for students
    July 10, 2019 ·        Session on Human Elements in Nursing

     

    FEBRUARY, 2019

    • Training programmes were given to staff nurses of Psychiatric and Geriatric ward regarding how to collect MSE, developing communication skills. Mr. Hari Krishna G L, Asst Prof, MHN dept took the sessions. A total of 18 nurses attended the session.

    JUNE, 2019                                                     

    • Dept of Mental health nursing took the initiative of providing soft skills and life skills training for passing out BSc N students of SGNC. Sessions were taken by Mr. Hari Krishna G L, Asst Prof, MHN dept. 70 students participated in the discussion.

    JULY 10, 2019

    • Training session on human elements in nursing which includes attitude, empathy, self awareness, understanding others and developing communication skills was organized for faculty of SGNC, nurses, ward in charges and Supervisors of nursing service dept.  Classes were taken by Dr Reddy Foundation for Health Education. A total of 61 participants attended the session.