Department of Nursing Foundation The Basic principles and practices of nursing as taught in educational programs for nurses. The Nursing Foundation course is traditionally required in the first year of the program, the students attend classes & gives care to the patients. A fundamental of Nursing course emphasizes the importance of the fundamental needs of humans as well as competence in basic skills as prerequisites to provide comprehensive nursing care. OVERVIEW:- The Department of Nursing Foundation undertakes training of undergraduate nursing students. The Department aims to provide training in basic nursing procedures which will enable the students to attain competent skills in patient care. The students are given effective training in laboratory under simulated conditions before they could perform in actual hospital settings. PHILOSOPHY:- The faculty of Department of Nursing foundation believes in providing quality based nursing education & practice with relevant scientific principles in order to prepare professionally competent nurses who will be able to practice independently in the hospital setting. OBJECTIVES:- The Department aims to inculcate the following objectives in the students: 1. To ensure that the students acquire good theoretical knowledge and skills on principles & practice of nursing with emphasis on delivery of comprehensive nursing care. 2. To participate as a member of health care team in preventive, promotive, curative & rehabilitative health care delivery. 3. To practice evidenced based nursing with relevant research findings while rendering nursing care. 4. To develop effective communication skills & maintain good interpersonal relationship with patients and others health team members. 5. To conduct research in order to provide a scientific base for various nursing procedures. FACILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT: The Department has a spacious well furnished laboratory facility with 4 mannequins which act as a simulator for practicing basic nursing procedures. The laboratory is utilized by the faculties and the students for the demonstration of various nursing procedures. CLINICAL: In order to practice the competent nursing skills our undergraduate students are posted in various areas such as Medical, Surgical wards respectively.