Mental health / Psychiatric nursing is the specialty area of nursing that focus on the promotion of mental health, prevention of mental illness and rehabilitate the client with mental illness. The students to assist in developing expertise and in depth understanding in the field of psychiatric nursing. It will help the students to appreciate the client as a holistic individual and develop skills to function psychiatric nurse specialist it will further enable the students to function as educator, manager and researcher in the field of psychiatric nursing.


Encourage the nursing student practice in the therapeutic use of self

Incorporate new research based finding into their practice

Acknowledge a responsibility of professional mental health promotion and maintenance

To gain knowledge is based on nursing theory

Share with other mental health discipline a body of knowledge based on theories of human behavior

Recognize their accountability to society for both discrete and share function of practice


The vision of Mental Health / Psychiatric Nursing Department is to actively strive for excellence in education, practice and research related to meet the mental health needs of the individual, family and community. It also strengthen and maximize the potential of nursing to ensure that it is fit for purpose in a dynamic and evolving health care context .


The mission of the psychiatric (Mental health) Nursing department is to provide quality nursing for preparing professionals towards optimizing mental health 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 part with national and international standards by focusing on Psychiatric related problems.


Render quality Psychiatric Nursing Services

Focus on preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services

Perform Psychiatric nursing care as reflected in the current policies, procedures and protocols

Incorporate Psychiatric nursing process through logical / critical thinking and decision making in various Psychiatric Nursing settings

Ensure culturally sensitive family centered holistic Psychiatric nursing care

Empower clients along with their family to preserve and promote health through health education and counseling

Participate in the collaborative care using administrative principle

Execute research and innovative activities for social and professional development

Establish self learning desk for students to stimulate their critical thinking and to improve clinical skill in their practice


Psychiatry history taking

Mental status examination

Mini mental status examination

Process recording

Neurological examination

Psychometric assessment

Psycho education for client, family and community

Psycho socio drama

Psychotropic drug administration

Counseling services for student , client, family and community

Occupational therapy for the clients

Role play in community

Progressive muscle relaxation technique

Nursing process based on scientific approach

Psychotherapy on individual, group and family

Guidance services for exam going students

Crisis intervention for the victims

Life skill training

Clinical Tie-Ups

Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and hospital, Puducherry

NIMHANS, Bangalore

Mental Health Center, Tiruvanandapuram, Kerala

IGMC & RI, Puducherry

Barath Matha De- addiction Center, Puducherry

Baby Sarah Home, Puducherry

Fraternal life service home for mental illness, Osuteri, Puducherry

Anbagam, Puducherry

Danvanthan Institiute of Mental health, Ariyankuppam, Puducherry

Saree old ac home korkadu, Puducherry

Sathya Special School karamanikuppam, Puducherry


Conducting Psycho-education and interactive sessions for inpatients and family members.

Participation of World Mental Health Day, World Suicide Prevention Day and World Alzheimer’s Day, drug abuse day and yoga day. Our students had participated in rally, essay writing and different events with the coordination of other institutions.

Regular CNE, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS has been conducted every year by the department.

Initiating Faculty development programme for the faculty members.

Plan to conduct Panel discussion and quiz programmes for the upcoming years as a part of student enrichment.

Regular observational visits carried out for the students in every year.

Organized “inservice education Programme”

Conducted roleplay on “Disaster Management”


Individual counseling session in Fraternal Life Service Home for Mental Illness in Ousteri and Dhanvantri Institute of Mental Illness, Ariyankuppam. Providing various therapies to all collaborated centers and Psychiatric Inpatient unit, MGMCRI .

Providing counselling and awareness Programme in common and personal issues such as emotional stabilization, conflict resolution, career guidance, personal hygiene, menstrual hygiene, self-protective measures, sex education, sleep hygiene, slow learners, etc.

MOU’s ( our partners and collaboration)

      * Baby Sarah Home

      * Bharat Matha Deaddiction Centre

      * Fraternal life service home

Best Practice


Behavioral Mental Health- Behavioral Problems, Conduct Disorder

Women’s Mental Health- Postpartum Psychosis, Postnatal Depression

Adolescents and Adulthood Mental Health-Substance Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Eating Disorders Personality Disorders, Adjustment Disorder

Occupational Mental Health- Stress, Burden, Coping, Depression, Anxiety

Geriatric Mental Health- Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Amnestic Disorders

Psychiatric Emergencies-Suicide, Withdrawal Symptoms Of Substances, Aggressive Behavior

Our Medalist Details

S.No Name Of The Candidate Academic Year Medal Received
1 Mrs.Sharadha 2016 Bronze
2 Mrs. Suvitha 2014 Gold
3 Ms. Tanusreedey 2019 Gold

Completed Project Details

1. Mrs.Ayee.A

A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding juvenile delinquency among primary school teachers in selected schools at puducherry.-2018

A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding child abuse mothers -2019

A study to assess the level of stress among senior citizens in selected community area at Puducherry -2020

A descriptive study to assess the loneliness and sociability among elderly women in selected community area at Puducherry-2020

A study to assess the effectiveness of IEC on psychiatric emergencies and its preventive measures among adulthood in selected community at Puducherry -2021

A descriptive study study to assess the adjustment and quality of life among adolescents in selected school at Puducherry 2017

A descriptive study study to assess the psychological distress and fatigue among adolescents in selected school at Puducherry 2017

Assess the knowledge regarding anti social behavior of adolescent among the rural school teachers in puducherry. -2015

A descriptive study to assess the level of knowledge and attitude regarding anorexia nervosa among college students at Puducherry- 2015

A study to assess the level of emotional intelligence among B.Sc(N) Ist year students in Vinayaka Missions College of Nursing at Puducherry – 2013

A Study to evaluate the effectiveness of STP on Alzheimer’s disease among mid adulthood in selected community areas at puducherry - 2013

Teaching Learning Methods

Case Methods

In case method of teaching students reviews a real world situation (a case) that poses a thought provoking dilemma or problem. Students are placed in the role of decision maker and asked how they would resolve the problem

Benefits for Students

Student can understand and collect direct hand information from the patient and their care givers as a primary data.

Do mental status examination to find out the provisional diagnosis.

Correlate the patient picture with book picture to know the deviation from the normal to abnormal.

Apply the appropriate the nursing intervention based on the patient’s need and priority wise

Theoretical knowledge can apply in the practical setting.


It refers to the process of providing education and information to those seeking or receiving mental health services, such as people diagnosed with mental health condition and their family members

Benefits for Students

Clients as well as family members can receive the primary data of information through healthcare professionals.

Prevention of relapse

Improve communication and problem solving skills

Enhance family coping skills

Can reduce social stigma, promote awareness, prevent emergencies and reduce relapse