Community Health Nursing

Community Health Nursing specialty is also known as public health nursing. The department integrates community involvement and knowledge about the entire population with personal, clinical understanding of health and illness experiences of individuals and families within the population. It offers learning experience that facilitates competent nurses, who demonstrate excellence in community service, family & individual care, education and research. The department works within communities and helps the students to focus on different areas as public health nurses in schools districts, state and national health departments to improve the overall health of the people within that community. The department has committed faculty members who are experts in recent advancements.

The field of training is set forth in both rural and urban areas including the primary health centres. The students are exposed to both government sector and our parent health centres in the rural and urban area.


  1. Committed in providing preventive, curative, rehabilitative and referral services to the people through mass awareness programmes, health camps, screening, health programs at national level, risk management services and epidemic control measures. 
  2. Regular surveys / enumeration are carried out for planning and implementation of health programmes.
  3. Home visits are made by community health nursing students under the supervision of the faculty members for screening of communicable and non communicable diseases, such as Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Stroke and Cardiovascular diseases, Cancer cervix, TB, Filaria, Dengue fever and HIV & AIDS.
  4. Students perform physical assessment for different age groups including antenatal and postnatal assessment, nutritional assessment, socioeconomic and environment assessment to identify the health needs and problems of the family.
  5. Promoting health behaviour including food and nutrition, physical exercise, counselling, self-care, treating of minor illnesses, complementary therapies etc.
  6. Empowering women and capacity building of community agencies/ organizations, groups and networks to encourage collaborative community initiatives and nurturing social relations and activities among people in the community.
  7. Conducting school health programme for both private and government schools in collaboration with other departments to provide free medical camps in the schools and community.