Overview of the Department
The department of Child Health Nursing has established in the year of 1995, concerned with student-centered teaching and learning in conducive atmosphere that helps the students to gain confidence in their nursing knowledge and skills to identify the needs of infants and children and their family in a variety of settings. It plays an integral role in promoting professional development for their discipline, educating children and families about important health interventions, and improving wellness. These health professionals support wellness for children and their families in forums hosted by influential health leaders, politicians, and agency directors .We are committed to providing an environment which supports tailored learning and research-based nurse practice development concurrently.
We adopted the innovative teaching learning methods like WEB Forum and Self learning module to provoke knowledge and critical thinking, communication skill and leadership quality among students. In Clinical area we are practicing Computational Learning, CBL, Inter Professional learning to improve collaboration and the quality of care, helps students to appreciate the importance of personalities and interpersonal skills. Providing value added course on learning disabilities of children for students because the prevalence rate of behavioral disorders are high among children. So we took a step to offer this course for the students to get the job opportunity with Hospital and Learning disability clinics to practice as a independent Nurse practitioner Conducting practical examination by OSPE method to assess practical competencies in an appropriate, step-wise, methodical, objective and time-orientated manner with direct observation of the student's performance during planned clinical test stations
Head of the Department
Professor.Mrs.T.MARY MINOLIN SELVAM, M.Sc(N)
Clinical Instructor / Tutor
In Child Health Nursing lab equipped with variety of mannequin like CPR , insertion of IV cannula, colostomy care, Exchange transfusion, umbilical cord catheterization,So that students are getting opportunities to perform pediatric procedures in simulation corner to transfer the knowledge independently in the clinical setup and also self-learning Desk which helps to improve students’ knowledge attitude, skill and prepare them at global level.
The mannequin is helpful for the students to practice the procedure like insertion of IV cannula, colostomy care, Exchange transfusion, umbilical cord catheterization in the lab, so that it makes the students to practice independently in the clinical setup Students are getting opportunities to perform paediatric procedures in simulation corner, self-learning Desk in the lab which helps to improve students’ knowledge attitude, skill and prepare them at global level. Following Simulation models are present in the lab.
Advance Baby Mannequin
The department of Child Health Nursing motivates the students to do Individual projects and inter disciplinary research. The total project conducted in the department is 104 in that 104 projects were published in national and international journal (Scopus indexed-5). The department Executes research activity in animal model to identify the effectiveness of natural effects on reducing drug inducing hyperlipidemia, The Post graduate student has done the study on effectiveness of liquid paraffin on diaper rash among new born babies which was implemented in Saveetha Medical College and Hospital and our rural, urban areas. It is significant achievement from the Department.
New Born care
Our Faculties are experts as resource person at national and international conferences and workshops and also interested in presenting papers at various institutions.