The Department of Community Health Nursing is one among the six departments of Vinayaka Mission College of Nursing, Puducherry. The department actively participates in training, service, and research in the field of community health nursing. The field training is imparted in both rural and urban areas. The community subject cover with UG, PG &Superspeciality.
The rural community health training is given at Government Primary Health Centre, Ariyankuppam,, Abishakapakkam and Government Urban Health Center, Reddiarpalayam (Puducherry District). Also the department service extended to adopted centres by AVMC&H namely Chinnakanganakuppam and its field practice areas include 3 villages (Narambai, Nallavadu & Moorthykuppam). The VMCON provides preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and referral services to the residents of 3 villages. The department actively participates in all national health programmes implemented by Government of India and State government. The department laboratory with a floor area of 1000sq.ft, has an excellent infrastructure to aid teaching and learning activities includes innovative student models, puppets of different characters.
“To offer diverse learning experience that facilitates the development of competent community health nurse and valuable citizens, who demonstrate excellence in community service, family & individual care, education and research”.
The mission of the Community Health Nursing department is to provide quality nursing for preparing professionals towards optimizing health of community of the People in an ever changing health care environment.
The faculty is also believes in evidenced based research activities that enhances quality of services and overall development of nursing students in par with national and international standards by focusing on community related problems.
The philosophy of care is based on the belief that care directed to the individual, the family and the group contributes to the health care of the population as a whole.
The community health nurse is not restricted to the care of a particular age of diagnostic group.
Participation of all consumers of health care is encouraged in the development of community activities that contribute to the promotion of, education about and maintenance of good health.
Community health nursing meeting the national priority and the changing needs of the society focusing on primary level.
UBA in rural upliftment
Swach Bharat Abiyan- Summer internship training programme on “clean India Campaign” enrolled with 180 students