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M.Sc. Nursing

Program Outcomes

To prepare postgraduates to assume responsibilities as nurse specialist, consultants, educators, Administrators in a wide variety of professional setting.

Program Specific Outcomes

On Completion of the two year M.Sc. Nursing Programme, the postgraduate will be able to

  • Utilize/apply the concepts, theories and principles of nursing science
  • Demonstrate advance competence in practice of nursing;
  • Practice as a nurse specialist.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and function effectively as nurse educator and manager.
  • Demonstrate skill in conducting nursing research, interpreting and utilizing the findings from health related research
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and effect change in nursing practice and in the health care delivery system.
  • Establish collaborative relationship with members of other disciplines
  • Demonstrate interest in continued learning for personal and professional advancement.

Course Outcomes

Course: First year M.Sc. Nursing

1. NURSING EDUCATION: At the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • • Explain the aims of education, philosophies, trends in education and health: its impact on nursing education.
  • • Describe the teaching learning process.
  • • Prepare and utilize various instructional media and methods in teaching learning process.
  • •Demonstrate competency in teaching, using various instructional strategies.
  • • Critically analyze the existing nursing educational programs, their problems, issues and future trends.
  • • Describe the process of curriculum development, and the need and the methodology of curriculum changes, innovation and integration.
  • • Plan and conduct continuing nursing education programs.
  • • Critically analyze the existing teacher preparation programs in nursing.
  • • Demonstrate skill in guidance and counseling.
  • • Describe the problems and issues related to administration of nursing curriculum including selection and organization of clinical experience.
  • • Explain the development of standards and accreditation process in nursing education programs.
  • • Identify research priorities in nursing education.
  • • Discuss various models of collaboration in nursing education and services.
  • • Explain the concept, principles, steps, tools and techniques of evaluation.
  • • Construct, administer and evaluate various tools for assessment of knowledge, skill and attitude.

ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • • Appreciate and analyze the development of nursing as a profession.
  • • Describe ethical, legal, political and economic aspects of health care delivery and nursing practice.
  • • Explain bio- psycho- social dynamics of health, life style and health care delivery system
  • • Discuss concepts, principles, theories, models, approaches relevant to nursing and their application.
  • • Describe scope of nursing practice.
  • •Provide holistic and competent nursing care following nursing process approach.
  • • Identify latest trends in nursing and the basis of advance nursing practice.
  • • Perform extended and expanded role of nurse.
  • • Describe alternative modalities of nursing care.
  • • Describe the concept of quality control in nursing.
  • • Identify the scope of nursing research.
  • • Use computer in patient care delivery system and nursing practice.
  • • Appreciate importance of self development and professional advance

NURSING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS: Part A: Nursing Research

At the end of the course, the students will be able to :

  • • Define basic research terms and concepts.
  • • Review literature utilizing various sources
  • • Describe research methodology
  • • Develop a research proposal.
  • • Conduct a research study.
  • • Analyze and interpret the research data
  • • Communicate research findings
  • • Utilize research findings
  • • Critically evaluate nursing research studies
  • • Write scientific paper for publication

PART – B : STATISTICS At the end of the course the students will be able to

  • • Explain the basic concepts related to statistics
  • • Describe the scope of statistics in health and nursing
  • • Organize, tabulate and present data meaningfully
  • • Use descriptive and inferential statistics to predict results.
  • • Draw conclusions of the study and predict statistical significance of the results.
  • • Describe vital health statistics and their use in health related research
  • • Use statistical packages for data analysis.

CLINICAL SPECALITY – I MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING – I

At the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • • Appreciate trends and issues in the field of Medical Surgical Nursing as a speciality.
  • • Apply concepts and theories related to health promotion.
  • • Appreciate the client as a holistic individual.
  • • Perform physical, psychosocial assessment of Medical Surgical patients.
  • • Apply Nursing process in providing care to patients.
  • • Integrate the concept of family centered nursing care with associated disorder such as genetic, congenital and long-term illness.
  • • Recognize and manage emergencies with Medical Surgical patients.
  • • Describe various recent technologies and treatment modalities in the management of critically ill patients.
  • • Appreciate the legal and ethical issues relevant to Medical Surgical Nursing.
  • • Prepare a design for layout and management of Medical Surgical units.
  • • Appreciate the role of alternative systems of medicine in care of patients.
  • • Incorporate evidence based Nursing practice and identity the areas of research in the field of Medical Surgical Nursing.
  • • Recognize the role of Nurse practitioner as a member of the Medical Surgical health teams.
  • • Teach Medical Surgical Nursing to undergraduate nursing students and in- service nurses.

OBSTERIC AND GYNAECOLOGICAL NURSING: At the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • • Appreciate the trends in the field of midwifery, obstetrics and gynaecology as a specialty
  • • Describe the population dynamics and indicators of maternal and child health
  • •Describe the concepts of biophysical, psychological and spiritual aspects of normalpregnancy, labor and puerperium.
  • • Provide comprehensive nursing care to women during reproductive period.
  • • Integrate the concepts of family centered nursing care and nursing process approach in obstetric and gynecological nursing.
  • • Identify and analyze the deviations from normal birth process and refer appropriately.
  • • Describe the pharmacological agents, their effects during pregnancy, child birth, puerperium, lactation and the role of nurse
  • • Counsel adolescents, women and families on issues pertaining to pregnancy, child birth and lactation
  • • Describe the role of various types of complementary and alternative therapies in obstetric and gynecological nursing
  • • Incorporate evidence based nursing practice and identify the areas of research in the field of obstetric and gynecological nursing
  • • Describe the recent advancement in contraceptive technology and birth control measures.
  • • Appreciate the legal and ethical issues pertaining to obstetric and gynaecological nursing

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING-I At the end of the course the students will be able to:-

  • • Appreciate the history and development in the field of Community health and Community Health Nursing.
  • •Appreciate the role of individuals and families in promoting health of the Community.
  • • Perform physical, developmental and nutritional assessment of individuals, families and groups.
  • • Apply the concepts of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of health while providing care to the people.
  • • Apply nursing process approach while providing care to individuals, families, groups and community.
  • •Integrate the concepts of family centered nursing approach while providing care to the community.
  • • Recognize and participate in the management of emergencies, epidemics and disasters.
  • • Apply recent technologies and care modalities while delivering community health nursing care.
  • • Appreciate legal and ethical issues pertaining to community health nursing care.
  • • Conduct community health nursing care projects.
  • • Participate in planning, implementation and evaluation of various national health and family welfare programmes at local, state and national level.
  • • Incorporate evidence based nursing practice and identify the areas of research in the community settings.
  • • Participate effectively as a member of Community Health team.
  • • Coordinate and collaborate with various agencies operating in the community by using intersectoral and multi-disciplinary approach.
  • • Teach community health nursing to undergraduates, in-service nurses and the community health workers.
  • • Demonstrate leadership and managerial abilities in community health nursing practice.

MENTAL HEALTH (PSYCHIATRIC) NURSING At the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • • Appreciate the trends and issues in the field of psychiatric and psychiatric nursing.
  • • Explain the dynamics of personality development and human behaviour.
  • • Describe the concepts of psychobiology in mental disorders and its implications for psychiatric nursing
  • • Demonstrate therapeutic communications skills in all interactions
  • • Demonstrate the role of psychiatric nurse practitioner in various therapeutic modalities
  • • Establish and maintain therapeutic relationship with individual and groups
  • • Uses assertive technique in personal and professional actions
  • • Promotes self-esteem of clients , others and self
  • • Apply the nursing process approach in caring for patients with mental disorders
  • • Describe the psychopharmacological agents ,their effects and nurses role
  • • Recognize the role of psychiatric nurse practitioner and as a member of the psychiatric and mental health team
  • • Describe various types of alternative system of medicines used in psychiatric settings
  • • Incorporate evidence based nursing practice and identify the areas of research in the field of psychiatric nursing

Course: Final year M.Sc. Nursing

NURSING MANAGEMENT

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • • Describe the philosophy and objective of the health care institutions at various levels.
  • • Identify trends and issues in nursing.
  • • Discuss the public administration, health care administration vis a vis nursing administration.
  • • Describe the principles of administration applied to nursing.
  • • Explain the organization of health and nursing services at the various levels / institutions.
  • • Collaborate and co-ordinate with various agencies by using multisectoral approach.
  • • Discuss the planning, supervision and management of nursing workforce for various health care settings.
  • • Discuss various collaborative models between nursing education and nursing service to improve the quality of nursing care.
  • • Identify and analyse legal and enthical issues in nursing administration.
  • • Describe the process of quality assurance in nursing services.
  • •.Demonstrate leadership in nursing at various levels.

CLINICAL SPECIALITY MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING

SUB SPECIALITY – CARDIO VASCULAR AND THORACIC NURSING

A the end of the course the students will be able to :

  • • Appreciate trends and issues related to cardio vascular and thoracic Nursing.
  • • Describe the epidemiology, etiology, pathophydiology and diagnostic assessment of cardio vascular and thoracic conditions
  • • Participate in national health programs for health promotion prevention and rehabilitation of patients with cardio vascular and thoracic conditions
  • • Perform physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessment
  • • Assist in various diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures
  • • Apply nursing process in providing comprehensive care to patients with
  • • Demonstrate advance skills / competence in managing patients with cardio vascular and thoracic conditions including Advance Cardiac Life Support.
  • • Describe the various drugs used in cardio vascular and thoracic conditions and nurses responsibility.
  • • Demonstrate skill in handling various equipments / gadgets used for critical care of cardio vascular and thoracic patients
  • • Appreciate team work & co-ordinate activities related to patient care.
  • • Practice infection control measures
  • • Identify emergencies and complications and take appropriate measures
  • • Discuss the legal and ethical issues in cardio vascular and thoracic nursing
  • • Assist patient and their family to cope with emotional distress, grief anxiety and spiritual needs
  • • Appreciate the role of alternative system of medicine in care of patient
  • • Incorporate evidence based nursing practice and identify the areas of research in the field of cardio vascular and thoracic nursing.
  • • Identify the sources of stress and manage burnout syndrome among health care providers.
  • • Teach and supervise nurses and allied health workers.
  • • Design a layout of ICCU and ICTU and develop standards for cardio vascular and thoracic nursing practice.

OBSTETRIC AND GYNAECOLOGICAL NURSING : At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • • Describe the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology and diagnostic assessment of women with obstetric and gynecological conditions
  • • Perform physical, psychological, cultural and spiritual assessment
  • • Demonstrate competence in caring for women with obstetrical and gynecological conditions
  • • Demonstrate competence in caring for high risk newborn
  • • Identify and manage obstetrical and neonatal emergencies as per protocol
  • • Practice infection control measures
  • • Utilize recent technology and various diagnostic, therapeutic modalities in the management of obstetrical, gynecological and neonatal care
  • • Demonstrate skill in handling various equipments / gadgets used for obstetrical, gynecological and neonatal care
  • • Teach and supervise nurses and allied health workers
  • • Design a layout of specialty units of obstetrics and gynecology
  • • Develop standards for obstetrical and gynecological nursing practice
  • • Counsel women and familiesIncorporate evidence based nursing practice and identity the areas of
  • • research in the field of obstetrical and gynecological nursing
  • • Function as independent midwifery nurse practitioner

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING : At the end of the course the students will be able to :-

  • • Appreciate trends and issues related to community heath nursingreproductive and child health, School health, Occupational Health, International health, rehabilitation, geriatric and mental health.
  • • Apply epidemiological concepts and principles in community health nursing practice.
  • • Perform community health assessment and plan health programmes.
  • • Describe the various components of Reproductive and child health programme.
  • • Demonstrate leadership abilities in organizing community health nursing services by using inter-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approach.
  • • Describe the role and responsibilities of community health nurse in various national health and family welfare programmes.
  • • Participate in the implementation of various national health and family welfare programme.
  • • Demonstrate competencies in providing family centered nursing care independently.
  • • Participate/Conduct research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.
  • • Teach and supervise nurses and allied health workers.
  • • Design a layout of sub centre/Primary health centre/Community health centre and develop standards for community health nursing practice.

MENTAL(PSYCHIATRIC) HEALTH NURSING At the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • • Apply the nursing process in the care of mentally ill patients in hospital and community.
  • • Demonstrate advanced skills/competence in nursing management of patients with mental illness.
  • • Recognize and manage emergencies in children
  • • Providing nursing care to critically ill children
  • • Utilize the recent technology and various treatment modalities in the management of high risk children
  • •Identify and manage psychiatric emergencies.
  • • Demonstrate skills in carrying out crisis intervention
  • • Appreciate the legal and ethical issues pertaining to psychiatric nursing.
  • • Identify areas of research in the field of psychiatric nursing.
  • • Prepare a design layout and describe standards for management of psychiatric units/ hospitals.
  • • Teach psychiatric nursing to undergraduate students & in-service nurses.