“The Department of Medical-surgical nursing has evolved from an entry-level position to a distinct specialty. It is no longer viewed as a stepping-stone, but is the solid rock and the backbone of every institution”. The Department of Medical Surgical Nursing deals with Nursing foundation and Medical Surgical Nursing for undergraduate and Advanced Nursing Practice, Clinical Specialty and super specialty for Post Graduate students. The department is having highly qualified, experienced and long standing competent faculty with defined research knowledge who uses various mode and innovative teaching strategies.
Medical and surgical nursing department provides an ideal environment for multi-professional learning. The curriculum emphasize state of the art practice and current scientific knowledge; foster self-directed learning, critical thinking and innovation; encourage research; promote interdisciplinary collaboration; and build professional identity .we provide state of art teaching strategies and supervised clinical practice. Moreover, faculty with vast experience and competence is focused to prepare confident, safe and caring health professionals.
The department provides student centred teaching and learning by adopting innovative teaching learning methods like ,Small Group Learning, Self Learning Module, Context Based Learning , Inter-professional learning
The department translating the knowledge into practice by providing hands on skill training with simulation corner &self learning desk and placing them in Saveetha Medical College and Hospital which is 1200 bedded Multi super specialty with hi-tech investigation and treatment that helps the students to gain confidence in their nursing knowledge, skills and attitudinal practice.
The department is offering additional value added courses namely Geriatric Nursing and Rehabilitation Nursing at the undergraduate level to promote job opportunity in global level and to become a nurse entrepreneur.
The department conducts many programme like Guest lecture, Continuing Nursing Education, National level seminar and workshop to update the knowledge and skill in recent advancement in Medical Surgical Nursing. We celebrate National and International important days to create awareness (hospital and in community) for general public by organizing many programmed and screening programme.
Medical and surgical nursing department is offering elective courses like
- Diabetic nurse educator
- Dialysis nurse specialist
Which will create more career opportunities for the final year students to enhance a specialized skill to meet the demand of this leading health problems
Overall skill training in Ventilator care is also offered for the students which will develop confidentiality in giving care in intensive care unit
Our department has unique student evaluation methods like
- Quantum assessment
- Self assessment method, which will create more interest among students in learning and improving their skills
Dr.S.Aruna, Professor cum HOD
Mrs.Thenmozhi, Assistant Professor
Ms.Varalakshmi.E, Assistant Professor
Mr.p.Ruban David, Assistant Professor
Mr.David Robinson, Tutor
Medical Surgical Nursing department has an excellent infrastructure to aid teaching & research activities. The Medical Surgical Nursing lab has got well equipped with adequate number of international Mannequins & simulators that help to amalgamate class room teaching with skill learning successfully where students get hands on experience for various procedures. Simulation corner and self learning desk is designed to give students training for basic nursing procedure to advanced procedures like IV cannulation, oxygen administration, Tracheostomy care, suturing, BLS and endotracheal intubation
Nursing research is critical and vital to the nursing profession and is necessary for continuing advancements that promote optimal nursing care. Hence the department of Medical Surgical Nursing is constantly motivate the faculty and students to focus on the research activities to promote quality health outcomes for individuals, families, communities and health care systems. Our department has completed 200 projects and 50 publications in national and international indexed journals including scopus indexed.
• Oncology Nursing
• Cardio Thoracic Nursing
• Critical Care Nursing
Department of Medical Surgical Nursing has Memorandum of Understanding with Global Health City, Perumbakkam