Events

Events

Events Held 2008 – 2017

    AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON ILL EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE AND ADDICTION(April 29th 2017)

  • The PSG College of Nursing conducted an awareness programme on “Ill effects of drug abuse and addiction” on 29.04.2017 at 9 am. The guest speaker of the day was Dr. Venkadesh Babu, IRS, Assistant Narcotics Commissioner, Central Bureau of Narcotics, Chennai. The Principal i/c, Dr. G. Malarvizhi delivered welcome address and Dr. Venkadesh Babu, IRS, Assistant Narcotics Commissioner proceed with the session. He discussed about the clarification of various drugs like opiods, stimulants, depressants etc and its side effects. The session went on in an interactive way. He gave of practical examples and discussed about research findings and made the effects of drug abuse more objective by showing video clippings. Both UG and PG students had participated and benefited out of this session. Everybody felt that session is very informative. They also gained knowledge about how it looks and in what are the ways it’s been abused.
  • WORKSHOP ON ‘FACILITY BASED NEWBORN CARE’ (April 03rd 2017)

    • Workshop on ‘Facility Based Newborn care’ was organized by faculty from pediatric Nursing Department, along with PSG hospital staff on 03.04.17. Participants were around 24 members from staff nurses, PG students and faculty form OG Dept. College of Nursing. The morning sessions were Standardized Treatment Protocol on various newborn conditions. Afternoon there were demonstrations on different advanced neonatal procedures and OSCE was conducted for the participants. The participants expressed their feedback that the workshop was useful for them. The certificates were distributed to them during valediction.
    • LAMP LIGHTING CEREMONY (December 20th 2016)

      • The 23rd lamp lighting ceremony for the first year B.Sc Nursing students of PSG College of Nursing was held on 20th December 2016 at PSG IMS&R auditorium. The lamp lighting ceremony is a tribute to Florence Nightingale-“The Lady With The Lamp” and it is an auspicious occasion in every Nurses’s life. This ceremony initiate the students into the noble profession of nursing, where the student nurses are adorned in their uniforms for the first time after which the students will study and practice in actual medical care surroundings.
      • The ceremony commenced with the invocation. Dr. Malarvizhi.G, Principal i/c PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering and she motivated the students by stressing an importance of lighting the lamp by stating that the bright flame today has come to symbolize knowledge, enlightenment, experience and hope. The august dignitaries on the Dias lighted the kuthuvilakku. Prof. Dr.(Mrs.) S. Ani Grace Kalaimathi (FAC), Registrar, Tamilnadu Nurses & Midwives Council, Chennai was the Chief Guest. During the ceremony the chief guest Prof.Dr.(Mrs.) S.Ani Grace Kalaimathi and Dr. G. Malarvizhi passed over the lights to the novice student nurses which signifies the ray of hope and love. All 94 students entered into the profession by taking the Nurse’s pledge given by the International Council of Nurses which was delivered by Dr. A. Tamilselvi, HOD, Medical and Surgical Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing. They pledged to serve the ill, wherever and whenever needed and to treat the patients with love, respect and dignity. The students also sang a song with a theme of compassionate care and touch.
      • The chief guest congratulated the student nurses for being into the noble profession, also added in her valuable message that care can occur without cure but cure cannot occur without care. She emphasized the importance of coordination of heart, head and hands in the nursing profession and advised the students to involve themselves whole heartily in the field of nursing by depicting a story with morale.
      • Prof. Leena. J, Fundamentals of Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing the Programme Coordinator proposed the Vote of thanks. The lamp lighting ceremony came to an end with the National anthem.
      • ZENITH – ZONAL LEVEL NURSING QUIZ COMPETITION (December 2nd 2016)

        • PSG College of Nursing organized ZENITH 2016 – South Zone Intercollegiate Nursing Quiz Competition an event in the Nursing calendar which is awaited by Nursing students in South India. Subjects chosen this year were Child Health Nursing and Mental Health Nursing with a good measure of contribution from General Knowledge. A total of 33 teams from 21 Colleges from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Pondicherry participated in the event. All participating teams underwent preliminary written test and the best five (5) teams were qualified for the final round. The teams that qualified were College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore (2 teams), St. John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal and Sri Ramakrishna College of Nursing, Coimbatore.
        • The quiz was conducted in different rounds with questions on Terminologies, Abbreviations, Situational analysis, Visual clips and Drugs in Child health Nursing and Mental health Nursing. A rapid fire round was also included. There were also different rounds on General Knowledge. It was a tough competition. The juries of the programme were Dr. G. Malarvizhi and Prof. Esther Daisy Joel, HOD of Mental Health Nursing, PSG College of Nursing.
        • This year the first and second prize was won by College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore securing the rolling trophy. Third prize was won by St. John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore.
        • In the valedictory session, Dr.K. Neelakandan, Prof. and HOD of Pediatrics, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore was the Chief Guest of the Programme and he addressed that students should achieve professional excellence by enhancing their knowledge, skills and positive attitude and be dedicated to service. Certificates for participation were distributed.
        • GRADUATION CEREMONY(November 11th2016)

        • The 18th Graduation Ceremony of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 11th November 2016 between 10.30 am and 12 noon. The 2014 batch of M.Sc Nursing students and 2011 batch of B.Sc(N) students received their degrees during graduation. Dr.A.Tamil Selvi, HOD, Medical Surgical Nursing Department welcomed the gathering. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Dr.S.Geethalakshmi M.D, Ph.D, Vice Chancellor, The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, awarded the graduates. Dr.G. Malarvizhi, Principal i/c gave charge to the graduates and Dr.S.Ramalingam, Dean, PSG IMSR&H presided over the occasion.
        • Out of 89, seventy eight under graduates and out of 12, nine postgraduates received their degrees from the Chief Guest. The class toppers and subject toppers in both UG and PG group were awarded with prizes. Among the prestigious awards for undergraduate students, the best academic, best clinical and the best out going student of graduating batch were awarded with the Gold medal to Ms.Vani Devi.D of 2011 batch, B.Sc Nursing. Among the post graduate students, Best academic post graduate and best research award was given to Ms.Lekha. J of 2014 batch M.Sc Nursing. The Venkateshwara award was secured by Ms. Gokila. S of 2014 batch, M.Sc Nursing.
        • The best SNA award was received by Ms.Vani Devi D and the best NSS award was received by Ms.Jaya Durga M.L. Ms. Sincy Mathew K and Ms. Anitha.R shared the best Sports Women Award.
        • Following the awards, Ms.Vani Devi D, 2011 batch of B.Sc Nursing gave the response on behalf of her batch. The ceremony came to an end with the words of gratitude from Prof.Nirmala M, HOD, Fundamentals of Nursing Department and the Programme coordinator of the graduation ceremony.
        • WORLD BREAST FEEDING WEEK CELEBRATION(August 1st to 7th 2016)

        • PSG College of Nursing observed “World Breast Feeding Week” from August 1st – 7th 2016 based on the theme ‘Breastfeeding- A key to sustainable development’. The theme highlights how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share. Based on the theme various programmes were conducted.
        • Poster exhibition was conducted in PSG Hospitals and Thudiyallur PHC for both antenatal and postnatal mothers provided information related to the advantages of breastfeeding and various positions of breastfeeding, breast care and management of breast problems.
        • A talk on “Breatfeeding to achieve Sustainable Development Goals” was organized in PSG Arts and Science College and discussed various aspects of breastfeeding like benefits , properties , techniques and ill effects of artificial feeding.
        • Mom and Me contest along with videoshow on Importance of Breatfeeding for the mother and baby was conducted in both Vedapatti Health Centre and Appanaickenpatty.
        • Health talk on Breast feeding in HIV mothers was organized at Teethipalayam. FM health talk on ‘Breast feeding- A key to sustainable development’ was broadcasted on 107.8 FM.
        • Film show on breast feeding was organized for both antenatal and postnatal mothers in Obstetrics & Gynaecological Ward, PSG Hospital.
        • ALUMNI GET-TOGETHER 2016(July 9th2016)

        • Alumni get-together 2016 was conducted on 9th July 2016 with 69 alumni members from various batches. Nearly 10 alumni from 1997 batch were participated enthusiastically in the alumni get-together.
        • Business session:

        • The alumni get-together was started with business session at 9.30 am. Mrs.Bindu.C.Vasanthi, Vice President, Alumni Association welcomed the gathering. Ms.Keerthana.B, President reported the alumni activities and Mrs. Jenifer Gracy. M Treasurer reported the financial statements. Dr.A.Tamilselvi, Alumni Advisor, Alumni Association encouraged the discussion to empower the alumni association. Mrs. Punithavalli. D suggested having video conferencing of alumni at distance places for the alumni reunion and alumni get-together. Mr. Clement initiated to be in charge to unite alumni members at Ireland. Mrs. Jamuna Rani forwarded for Chennai chapter and Mrs.Kavitha.R R initiated for Pondicherry. Mr. Selvaraj stood up for other districts of TamilNadu. Mrs. Jamuna Rani also suggested that alumni members should be active in alumni face book page.
        • Career Enrichment Programme:

        • The Programme started at Anaikatti by 11am. Mr. Clement Anburaj discussed on good and bad deeds of jobs in Ireland. He also mentioned on processing to Ireland through various agencies. Mrs.Punithavalli presented the scenario in Saudi Arabia and processing for the same. Mrs. Jamuna Rani sequenced the Programme with wonderful discussions. The programme paved path to young charming alumni members to take better decisions focusing on delightful future.
        • Honoring of 1997 batch:

        • The alumni get-together was an incredible time and inspiring experience only because of elegant 1997 batch alumni members. They were far away from Ireland, United States, Riyadh, Chennai and other parts of world. The alumni members of 1997 batch forwarded to organize an International conference on Courageous Critical Care – Emerging role of Nurses and alumni get-together 2016. In appreciation to their phenomenal job, the alumni association, PSG College of Nursing honored them by bestowing momento to all 1997 batch alumni members. Dr.G.Malarvizhi, Principal In charge appreciated the work of 1997 batch and honored them with momento. She also motivated the alumni to confirm the good work and solicited their active involvement in the future endeavour.
        • Team Building Activities:

        • All alumni members were excited and actively took part in team building activities. The event was perfectly fenced by Prof. Meera Saravanan, Mental health Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing. The programme was fantastic with lots of word games, country games, Brick Walking and variety of group activities. Children of alumni members had a different set of entertainment where they enjoyed at most. The alumni members of all batches equally participated and enjoyed thoroughly. They expressed that they were able to do all group activities which helped them knowing each other. They felt that the activities also focused on communication, leadership, group dynamics and motivation.
        • The alumni get-together was fabulous with lots of hearts missing their college days. We returned back from Anaikatti at 5 p.m
        • INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “COURAGEOUS CRITICAL CARE – EMERGING ROLE OF NURSES” (July 8th2016)

        • PSG College of Nursing organized an International Conference on “Courageous Critical Care – Emerging Role of Nurses” on 8th July 2016 at PSGIMS&R Auditorium, Coimbatore. Totally 295 delegates (Nursing) attended the conference from various Institutions.
        • Dr.R.M.P.L.Ramanathan MD.,DM Professor & Director, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, PSG Hospitals was the Chief Guest of the conference. He addressed the gathering and emphasized the important role of nurse in the critical care settings during inaugural session.
        • Mrs.Punithavalli, Lecturer, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University, KSA discussed on the topic “Integrated Care Pathways for Better Critical Care Nursing” in which she emphasized on critical care nursing protocols used in various institutions. Mr. Clement Anburaj, Clinical Nurse Manager, St.Columcille’s Hospital, Ireland gave a clear overview of Information Technology (IT) in healthcare management and challenges of Critical Nurses. He deliberated the importance of computer in care of critically ill and stressed on advanced modalities like EMR/HMR in communicating patients’ data. He also explored the challenges in Nursing Informatics.
        • The session on “Hemodynamic monitoring” was dealt by Mrs.Punithavalli. She discussed on Various types of hemodynamic monitoring and importance of Nurse acquiring knowledge and skills in monitoring the patient.Many practical points of view were discussed on the topic. After the lunch break, Mrs. Lovely Mathew, Staff Nurse, King Abdul Aziz Medical City, Riyadh gave lecture on “Critical care pharmacology” in which she mentioned the role of nurse in administrating emergency drugs in critical care areas. Ms.Diya Detty Varghese, Nurse Practitioner, Internal Medicine, Newyork, USA has delivered a lecture on Role of Nurse Practitioner in management of cardiac conditions. She discussed the picture of Nurse Practitioner in United States and practical challenges in dealing cardiac conditions. All the sessions were very informative.
        • Panel discussion made an impact on the delegates to handle those challenges which they meet in their day to day critical care life. The panelists were Ms. Kavitha R.R, Sister Tutor, JIPMER, Ms.Jamuna Rani, Reader, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai, Ms.Anbarasi.K DNS, Emergency Department, Apollo Main Hospital, Ms. Anbarasi.D, Cardiac Nurse, MOU, St.Columcille’s Hospital, Dublin, Ms. Irin Anitha, Tutor, Apollo College of Nursing. Dr.Tamilselvi.A, HOD, Medical Surgical Nursing, PSG College of Nursing, was the moderator of the Panel discussion. The panel went on with many live experiences and adorable discussions.
        • Feed Back from the Delegates: On overview of the conference 95% of the delegates responded that the scientific sessions were good .Most of the delegates’ appreciated the scientific session on Role of Nurse Practitioner in management of cardiac conditions. Exactly 94% of the delegates responded that the overall arrangements of the conference as excellent.
        • WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY(April18th2016)

        • PSG College of Nursing observed World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April, 2016 at Reliance Fun Mall, Coimbatore through various programmes. The Departments of Pediatric and Psychiatric Nursing, along with support from the Marketing team of PSG Hospitals co-ordinated the events that marked the day.
        • The M.SC (N) students of the same departments and III B.Sc (N) students also took their part. The color of the day was blue and all the organizers wore blue in support for Autism. The aim was to sensitize people on the nature and needs of children Autism.
        • A quiz related to Autism awareness was conducted. Pamphlets about Autism were distributed in Tamil and English. Posters with information on various features of autism were put on display along with video presentation focusing on signs and treatment options of autism. III B.Sc (N) students performed a mime show on life of a family with an autistic child. All people were given an Autism badge.
        • All events were well-received by the public and were an eye-opener as many among them said that they had never heard of Autism before. All students and faculty involved were given a certificate of appreciation for participation.
        • NATIONAL LEVEL CONFERENCE ON “NEONATAL NURSES: CHAMPIONS FOR SURVIVAL OF NEONATES” & PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS (February 12th to 14th2016)

        • PSG College of Nursing in association with Indian Association of Neonatal Nurses (IANN) has organized a National Level 6th Annual Conference on the theme “Neonatal nurses: Champions for survival of Neonates” from 12th-14th February 2016 at PSG IMS&R Auditorium. The objective of the conference was to offer neonatal nurses and healthcare providers an opportunity to deliver time-bound core intervention to ensure survival of newborn.
        • Six parallel workshops namely Neonatal Resuscitation programme, Care of Low Birth Weight Baby, Ventilation- Invasive and Non invasive, Advanced Neonatal Procedures, Care of Congenital Anomalies and Tools for Scientific Writing and Information Retrieval were organized on 12th February at Simulation Lab, PSG Hospitals and PSG College of Nursing.
        • Dr. Manju Vatsa, Principal, AIIMS, New Delhi , President, Indian Association of Neonatal Nurses was the Organizing Chairperson of the workshop and conference and Dr. G Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing was the Organizing Secretary. The coordinators for the workshops were faculties from PSG College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi and doctors from renowned hospitals. Approximately each workshop registered 25-35 delegates from various private and government institutions and hospitals from various states. The workshops started at 9 am with registration and issue of kit. Pretest was administered followed by sessions and skill training. At the end, they were given scenarios and feedback was given based on their performance. On the whole, the delegates expressed that this workshop was beneficial to them and hand on workshop was very useful to enhance their practical skills.
        • The conference was inaugurated on 13.02.2016 by Dr.J. Kumutha, Professor and HOD, Neonatology, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Chennai. Conference on 13th February 2016 covered plenary sessions on achieving better outcomes for neonates which included Retinopathy of Prematurity, Managing low birth weight babies and CPAP & surfactant therapy in peripheral setting. There was a session on strategies for making every newborn survive and newer insights in neonatal nutrition which included human milk banking, Kangaroo Mother Care and breast feeding and Feeding promotion techniques of Preterm & Low Birth Weight Babies.
        • Conference on 14th February 2016 focused on a symposium on quality assurance in neonatal care services, compassionate care of newborn which included Developmental Supportive Care, Neonatal Pharmacology and Ethical Issues in Perinatal & Neonatal Care. There was also a panel discussion on human resources for neonatal survival.
        • Scientific paper presentation and poster presentation on the theme was also held during the conference.
        • A total of 300 delegates participated and benefitted in the conference and they were awarded with certificates.
        • LAMP LIGHTING CEREMONY (December 18th2015)

        • The I year B.Sc Nursing, 2015 batch students had their 22nd Lamp Lighting Ceremony on 18th December. Dr Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal welcomed the gathering. Prof. Grace Kingston, Principal, Christian College of Nursing, Ambilikkai was the Chief Guest. During the ceremony, the Chief Guest Prof. Grace Kingston and Dr Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing passed on the lights to the students. Nurse’s pledge by the International Council of Nurses was delivered to the students by Dr. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, Prof.Nirmala M, the Programme Co-ordinator and HOD, Dept of Fundamentals of Nursing proposed the vote of thanks.
        • GRADUATION CEREMONY(November 6th2015)

        • Seventeenth Graduation Ceremony of PSG College of Nursing was held on Friday, 6th November 2015 around 11 am at PSGIMS&R Auditorium. Seventy one Graduates of 2010 batch and 8 Post Graduates of 2013 batch received their degree. Dr.Malarvizhi G, Vice principal welcomed the gathering. Dr.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal gave charge to the graduates. Dr.S.Ramalingam, Dean, PSGIMSR and Hospitals presided the function. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Dr.Selva Titus Chacko, Dean, College of Nursing, CMCH, Vellore. She encouraged the graduates to venture, search and express their talents and potentials. Ms.Steffy Jose of 2010 batch B.Sc.Nursing students represented their group and expressed gratitude towards management and faculty of PSG College of Nursing. Prof.P.Sathya, HOD, Dept.of Community Health Nursing proposed vote of thanks.
        • During the occasion, Ms.Narayani.D received the Best Outgoing Student Award among the undergraduates. Ms.Keerthana B secured the Best Clinical, Academic and Researcher award among the post graduates. The outstanding students in academics, clinical, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities were also honoured. The programme came to an end around 12noon.
        • INDUCTION PROGRAMME(October 1st2015)

        • Induction Programme for 77 students of I year B.Sc Nursing 2015 batch was conducted on 1st October 2015 in the PSG IMS&R Auditorium. Dr. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Shri L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee presided over the function. Dr.M.Ramanathan, Principal, PSG College of Pharmacy addressed the students and Prof.R.Mahesh, Principal, PSG College of Physiotherapy proposed vote of thanks.
        • WORLD BREAST FEEDING WEEK CELEBRATION(August 1st to 7th 2015)

        • The faculty of Paediatric Nursing and OBG Nursing Department of the PSG College of Nursing, and the Staff Nurses of PSG Hospitals observed the “World Breastfeeding Week” between Aug1-7, 2015 at PSG Hospitals, PSG College of Arts And Science, Krishnammal Arts and Science College for Women and Rural Health Centre, Karadivavi. The events were based on this year’s theme: “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s make it work”.
        • Aug 1, 2015 – Poster Competition and Presentation
          The M.Sc Nursing students and the Staff Nurses of the PSG Hospitals prepared posters depicting this year’s theme. Posters were displayed at the entrance of the Hospital. Dr.T.V Chitra, Professor, OBG Department, PSG Hospitals and Dr. Rajesh, Associate Professor, Paediatric Department, PSG Hospitals were the judges. Winners were awarded with gifts of appreciation.
        • Aug 2, 2015 – FM talk on Women’s Health during pregnancy and lactation Staff Nurses from PSG Hospitals gave a talk on importance of women’s well being during pregnancy and lactation.
        • Aug 3, 2015 Film show on support to lactating mother- how to express and store breast milk, along with demonstration on expression, storage of breast milk and LATCH technique to postnatal mothers. A film show on support to lactating mother- how to express and store breast milk was organized in postnatal ward, PSG Hospitals. Mrs. Priyaselvi, M.Sc (N) student, demonstrated on expression, storage of breast milk and LATCH technique to the same group. Around 50 antenatal and postnatal mothers attended. Mrs. Geetharani, Nursing Supervisor shared her views with the mothers on need of breastfeeding among working mothers.
        • Aug 4, 2015 FM talk on women’s health during pregnancy and lactation was broadcasted between 9.00-9.30 am. Nursing faculty from PSG College of Nursing gave a brief talk on women’s health during pregnancy and lactation.
        • Aug 5, 2015 Brochure Distribution and Discussion on Support To Breast Feeding And “Mom and Me” Contest Brochures with information on “Key Points to Successful Breastfeeding for Working Women” were distributed to the employees at PSG Hospitals and in PSG Institutions. The NSS and YRC unit of PSG College of Nursing, PSG Hospital, PSG Rural Health Centre, Karadivavi and Directorate Of Field Publicity jointly organized events at Kalangal ICDS Centre, Sulur. Dr. Jayavarthana, Associate Professor, Pediatric Department, PSG Hospitals presided over the meeting. Twenty seven mothers participated in the “ Mom And Me ” contest. Appreciation was given t o the best baby and proud mother. There was also a talk on importance of breastfeeding and its techniques with a highlight on this year’s theme. A short film on breast feeding was also shown.
        • Aug 6, 2015 Motivate Youth To Protect Breastfeeding Rights Of Women In The Work Place Mrs. Bindhu C Vasanthi and Mrs. Pavithra, Asst. Professors, PSG College of Nursing gave a talk on importance of breast feeding to the female students of PSG College of Arts and Sciences and Krishnammal College of Arts and Science for Women. Around 500 students attended the programme in each college.
          Signature campaign was organized to encourage and sensitize the public to support women who are working and breast feeding. The boards were displayed at PSG Hospital reception area. Public who visited the hospital actively participated in the signature campaign.
        • Aug 7, 2015 Experience Sharing on Successful Breastfeeding. The last day of the world breast feeding week was observed at OG ward, PSG Hospitals. At 10am Around 50 antenatal and postnatal mothers were gathered. Faculty from PSG College of Nursing and Staff nurses shared their experience about breastfeeding at work place from real life. Mothers found it useful because it was from practical experience.
        • LAMP LIGHTING CEREMONY(December 20th 2014)

          • PSG College of Nursing celebrated its 21st Lamp Lighting Ceremony on 20.12.2014. During this ceremony 87 – I year B.Sc. Nursing students took the Nurses pledge before starting their clinical practice in the Hospital. Dr Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal welcomed the gathering and motivated the students that this is the beginning of Nursing profession and follow the ethical principles in the professional life. During the ceremony the Chief Guest Prof. Shirley Prakash, and Dr Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing passed on the lights to the students. Nurse’s pledge by the International Council of Nurses was delivered to the students by Dr. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, and PSG College of Nursing and she stressed the students to take oath to commit their life to serve through selfless compassion and quality care.
          • The Chief Guest of the ceremony Prof Shirley Prakash, Principal, Westfort Academy for Higher Education, Thrissur, Kerala gave a message which signifies the day and motivated the students to follow the golden rules in nursing profession. “Light takes away the darkness; light, the knowledge is passed by the nursing experts to brighten them in their profession and other’s life”. It is the responsibility of the students to enter the society with the light of knowledge. She cherished her PSG memories and stressed to cultivate themselves with the enormous opportunities in the profession. Prof. Beena chacko, the Programme co-ordinator and HOD, Dept of Fundamentals of Nursing proposed the vote of thanks.
          • GRADUATION CEREMONY (November 15th 2014)

            • PSG College of Nursing celebrated the 16th Graduation Ceremony on 15.11.2014 with the Chief Guest of Dr. G Josephine R Little Flower, Nursing Advisor to Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. 40 under graduates (2009 Batch) and 3 post graduates (2011 Batch) participated in this ceremony.
            • Morning 11 a.m, procession was started with guests, faculty and graduates. Followed by invocation Chief Guest, Dr. Ramalingam, Principal, PSG IMS & R, Dr. Elizebeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, Dr. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing lit the kuthuvilaku.
            • Dr. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gatherings. Dr. Elizebeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing charged the graduates with her inspiring speech and coated the success story for the students. Dr. Ramalingam, Principal, PSG IMS & R, presided over the function and motivated the graduates for their good carrier.
            • Chief Guest Dr. G Josephine R Little Flower, Nursing Advisor to Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi oriented the government efforts and activities towards the growth of nursing profession and she highlighted in 12th 5 year planning there was 2,000 crores for the development for nursing profession, and she said that nursing students should give more importance to service and research.
            • In addition to the above, different subject topper and class toppers also awarded.
            • The programme ended with vote of thanks by the programme co-ordinator Mrs.M. D. Anuratha, Associate Professor, PSG College of Nursing.
            • ALUMNI REUNION (November 15th 2014)

              On 15.11.2014, 2 pm there was a Alumni Reunion. Mr. Pragash Angappam, PGDIE was the Chief Guest gave a speech about bonding alumni with Alma matter and Prof. Roseline Myvizhi, HOD, Westfort College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala, motivated the graduates to be an active alumni in PSG College of Nursing Alumni Association. Following that they planted saplings in front of the college.

              INDUCTION PROGRAMME(October 6th 2014)

              Induction Programe for I year B.Sc Nursing 2014 batch was held on 6th October 2014 along with PSG College of Physiotherapy & PSG College of Pharmacy. Eighty eight students had reported with parents. Prof Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Sri.L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions presided over the function. Dr.M.Ramanathan, Principal PSG College of Pharmacy addressed the gathering with overview of PSG Institutions of Medical Campus. The programme came to an end with vote of thanks by Prof.Mahesh, Principal PSG College of Physiotherapy.
              In College of Nursing, Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal welcomed them. I year class Co Co-ordinator Mrs.Leena J gave an orientation about College of Nursing. Ms.Selvasathya Asst.Professor warden explained about the rules & regulation of hostel for nursing students.

              ZENITH – ZONAL LEVEL NURSING QUIZ COMPETITION (November 29th 2014)

              • The 16th Zonal Level Nursing Quiz Competition: Zenith 2014 was conducted on 29th November 2014 in the subjects OBG Nursing, Community Health Nursing and General Knowledge. 32 teams from twenty one colleges in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala participated. Preliminary test was conducted and the first five teams who scored high qualified for the finals. The five teams who were on the stage for the main quiz include students from College of Nursing, CMC Vellore, Gokulam College of Nursing, Salem, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore and St.John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore.
              • Dr.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing declared the results of the preliminary test and inaugurated quiz programme at 2 pm. Among 10 rounds conducted first six rounds were from the subjects of OBG Nursing and Community Health Nursing which includes general round, terminology round, abbreviation round, visual round, situation analysis round & drug round. Three rounds were in general knowledge, it includes Personality, visual and optional round. Last round was the rapid fire round where questions from all three areas were included. Quiz mistresses Prof. S.Baby, Prof.P.Sathya and Prof. Sreerenjini conducted quiz in the subjects of General Knowledge, Community Health Nursing and OBG Nursing respectively. Students from PSG College of Nursing bagged the first prize and won the rolling trophy. Students from St.John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore and College of Nursing, CMC Vellore secured second and third places.
              • Valedictory session started at 4.30 pm. Dr. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, welcomed the gathering. Prof. P.Sathya, HOD, Dept.of Community Health Nursing and Prof.S.Baby, HOD, OBG Nursing Department presented the report of Zenith: An update from its inception to till date. Chief Guest of the day was Dr.S.Ramanathan, District Epidemiologist, DDHS, Coimbatore. Awards and prizes were distributed for the winners and certificates for all the participants. PSG College of Nursing secured the rolling trophy permanently as they have won Zenith for the two consecutive years. Dr.G.Malarvizhi, Vice Principal & HOD of Child Health Nursing, PSG College of Nursing proposed vote of thanks.
              • NNF NURSING QUIZ IN NEONATOLOGY (September 5th 2014)

                The divisional level National Neonatology Forum Nursing Quiz competition was organised by Paediatric Nursing Department of PSG College of Nursing on 5th September 2014. Neonatal nurses from various institutions participated namely GKNM Hospitals, KMCH Hospitals, PSG Hospitals, Sri Ramakrisna Hospitals, Women Centre and Apollo Hospitals. The participants were segregated into 2 per team, 12 such teams were formed for the preliminary round. After a preliminary test, the best six teams entered into final round.
                Dr.Malarvizhi.G, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing declared the quiz to be open. Ms.Ajitha.A, & Mrs.Anitha.K, Assistant. Professors were the quiz mistresses. Mrs.S.Rajeswari as Scorer and Mr.M.Baskar as Technical Expert.
                The quiz had six rounds with basic round, essential newborn care round, intensive newborn care round, clinical round I & II and visual round. The 1st prize was won by MS.Kalaiselvi.P, Ms.Binita Balan, of KMCH Hospitals, Coimbatore. The second prize was won by Ms.Renuga.R, Ms.R.Thangarathi, Womens Centre, and Coimbatore. Prof.Elizebeth Jean Abraham,Principal welcomed the gathering. The Chief Guest Dr.Jyothilakshmi, Professor, Pediatric Dept & Deputy medical supdt of PSG Hospitals delivered an inspirational speech on importance of the nurses in providing care to the neonates and children. Prizes along with certificates were distributed to the winners and all the participants were acknowledged with participation certificate. Dr.Malarvizhi.G, proposed the vote of thanks. The team who won the first prize represented for the Zonal Level Quiz Competition on 13.09.2014.

                STATE LEVEL SEMINAR ON ‘TRANSFORMING HEALTH CARE: BEST NURSING PRACTICES(September 26th 2014)

              • The Health care system has begun a decade of transitions to meet the demands and is in need of further transition to fill unnerving gaps still exists in health care setting. Transforming the health care system will in turn require a fundamental rethinking of the roles of many health professionals especially the nurses. Nurse involvement is essential to any significant healthcare improvement initiative as care becomes more complex in current health care setting. Realizing this need, PSG College of Nursing with Alumni Association organised a State Level Seminar on “Transforming Health Care: Best Nursing Practices” on 26.09.14 to enable the nursing fraternity to incorporate the conscientious use of best practices in a caring context which leads to better clinical decisions, improve patient outcomes and to take ownership of their practices and transform health care. The seminar was sponsored by The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, TNNMC has credited 6 hours for this seminar.
              • Inauguration was graced by Dr.Vimal Kumar Govindan, Medical Director, PSG Hospitals as chief guest and he stressed that nurses have a vital role in transforming health care and they should enhance their roles by adopting the best practices to improve the quality of care.
              • Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham welcomed the gathering and Prof.Tamilselvi A, Organising Secretary of the seminar introduced the theme of the seminar and said Transforming healthcare is the link from what to improve to how to improve by identifying challenging issues in health care delivery. It needs a set of best practices to be utilized to meet the goals. Improving current processes and designing new process is a definite move towards achieving and sustaining reliability in high quality cost effective care. Dr.Malarvizhi G, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing delivered vote of thanks.
              • There were eminent speakers from various institutions of Tamilnadu, Karnataka as well as Alumni of PSG College of Nursing. Mrs.Jamuna Rani.R, Reader, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai made the first session on ‘Connecting habits for building trust with patients and highlighted that trust has traditionally been considered a cornerstone of effective Nurse –patient relationships and challenges in Health care system like providing adequate patient choice, managing a mixed economy of provision and more explicit rationing improves interpersonal and institutional trust Prof. Sara Samuel, Principal, RVS College of Nursing spoke on ‘Impact and Outcomes of Moral Distress in Nursing’ and stated that moral distress has been a major problem in a Nurses career and nurses experience causes successive changes in their lives, in the personal dimension, manifested by emotional and physical alterations, as well as in the professional dimension, with repercussions in their own performance at work. She discussed the measures under three dimension which includes educational dimension, communicative dimension , organizational dimension and morally fit nurse with the moral muscle to do what is right in the face of obstacles, barriers, and limited power, and who do so despite great personal and professional risk, are celebrated, respected, and followed.
              • The third session on ‘Malpractice: Be proactive, Not reactive’ was led by Prof.Esther Daisy Joel, HOD, Mental Health Nursing, PSG College of Nursing and stated that in a true culture of safety, everyone in the organization is committed and driven to keep patients safe from harm. It’s under the umbrella of a patient safety culture that the nurse is a key person for the most successful clinical change. Nurse should conduct root cause analyses for development of corrective action strategies and also employ proactive risk assessments for vulnerabilities that can be corrected and also discussed the measures to keep both the nurse and patient population legally safe.
              • The symposium on ‘Caring responses to uncaring behaviour’ was chaired by Prof.Babu.R, HOD, Medical Surgical Nursing, Bangalore, Mrs,Leena.J, Associate Professor and Mrs.Gandhimathi.R, Associate Professor, PSG College of Nursing. The speakers emphasized the impact of bullying and disruptive behaviours and the measures to overcome.
              • The afternoon session started with the topic “Creating interprofessional team to address common health care issues’ by Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing. She highlighted interprofessional collaborative approach includes communication and decision-making, enabling a synergistic influence of grouped knowledge and skills. Interprofessional team designed to work on common goals to improve patient outcomes. Collaborative interactions exhibit a blending of professional cultures and are achieved though sharing skills and knowledge to improve the quality of patient care.
              • Dr.Malarvizhi G, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing discussed on “Innovations in workforce planning : Strategies for Diversifying the Healthcare Work force of the Future”. She stated that intervening to create reforms that influence or create the opportunity for innovation and she discussed strategies to ensure a highly qualified nurse workforce includes addressing salary disparities, establish exemplary mentoring programs and reflective practicce and encourage the retired to contribute the profession.
              • Dr.Esther John, Principal, Ganga College of Nursing spoke on ‘Advancing Evidence Based Practice & Strategies to Overcome the Barriers’. She highlighted various measures to overcome the barriers which hinders the evidence based practice. The session was concluded by Mrs.Prinsiba.M & Mrs.Priyaselvi.B, Nurse Educators by sharing about ‘Best Nursing Practices’ at PSG Hospitals.
              • Mrs.Thenmozhi,P, Reader, Texcity College of Nursing,Coimbatore has been deputed as Observer by Tamilnadu Nurse & Midwives Council, Chennai who gave feedback on the seminar praised the institution for hosting the seminar in such an impeccable manner and said the sessions were informative and interesting. She also appreciated the institution for selecting theme which is need of the hour. Finally the Principal, PSG College of Nursing gave away the certificates to the participants. Around 157 delegates including nurses, students and faculty of various hospitals and institutions attended the seminar.The seminar came to an end, leaving fond memories in the minds of the guests and delegates and a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment to all members of the faculty, staff and student volunteers who were associated with its preparation and organisation.
              • WORLD BREAST FEEDING WEEK CELEBRATION(August 1st to 7th 2014)

                Maternity Nursing Department along with Child Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing department, NSS, YRC and Nursing Service Department of PSG Hospitals planned and conducted various programmes for World Breast Feeding Week – 2014 from August 1st to 7th at PSG Hospitals, PSG College of Arts & Science, Rural Health Centres at Vedapatti and Selackarachal, Karadivavi with the theme of “Breast Feeding – A Winning Goal For Life”. The programmes included poster presentation at Hospital OPDs, elocution for staff nurses, film show on newborn care, discussion on breast feeding, FM talk on exclusive breast feeding, diet exhibition, well baby contest, talk to stimulate young people in both genders in relevance to breast feeding and debate for students.

                NALAM EXHIBITION (March 12th to 15th 2014)

                Nalam – 2014 Medical Exhibition was conducted from 12th to 15th, July 2014 by PSG Hospitals in celebrating the 25 years of service. The following posters were displayed by the College of Nursing in the stall.

                Department

                Posters / Models

                Fundamentals of Nursing Department Poster on First Aid and first aid – Realia
                Medical Surgical Nursing Power point presentation on healthy life style,Flip chart on Breast self examination,Poster on ‘Warning signs of cancer’
                Child Health Nursing Poster on prevention of child abuse
                Maternity Nurisng Department. Checking of BMI and screening of anaemia and teaching through charts and display of iron rich foods.
                Community Health Nursing Department. Model on ideal village and healthy life style posters on vector borne diseases
                Mental Health Nursing Department. Poster on prevention of suicide

                INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON AGEING :EVIDENCE TO GUIDE CLINICAL PRACTICE (March 6th 2014)

                PSG College of Nursing organized an International Conference on ‘International Perspectives on Ageing: Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice’ on 6th March 2014 at PSG IMS&R auditorium, Coimbatore. Totally 303 delegates (nursing and non-nursing) attended from various states. The conference was inaugurated at 9.30 a.m. Dr.S. Annie Grace Kalaimathi, Registrar, Tamilnadu Nurses and Midwives Council, Chennai was the Chief Guest for the inaugural session of the conference. She addressed the gathering and emphasized the importance of elderly care and the need of the nurses’ role in ageing care. Prof. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing, welcomed the gathering. Prof Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, highlighted the aim of organizing the conference and gave the keynote address. Mr. L. Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee presided over the conference and appreciated PSG College of Nursing for organizing such a conference which is need based for elderly care. Dr. Amy E Cotton, Conference Chairperson, University of Maine, USA, introduced the speakers who had come from USA and UK and Prof. Beena Chacko, Organizing Secretary of the conference proposed the vote of thanks.
                Dr. Amy E Cotton, MSN, GNP-BC, FNGNA, FAAN, Conference Chairperson, University of Maine, USA discussed on the topic “Physiological Age – Related Changes & The Hospital Experience For Older Adults And Hazards Of Mobility: The Nursing Challenge” which was very useful for everyone to identify the needs and age related problems and highlighted the management of age related problems. Dr. Shirley David, Prof. & HOD – Fundamentals of Nursing, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, proceeded the session with a valuable talk on “Evidence-based Assessment and Interventions for older adult” which was very useful for every nurse to take care of elderly with confidence. Post lunch session was by Dr. Elizabeth Tanner PhD, MS, RN, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA on “Geriatric Syndrome : Pressure Ulcers & Geriatric Syndrome Of Confusion : The Nursing Challenge Of Dementia, Delirium And Depression”. Dr.Vanessa Burholt Ph.D., Swansea University, UK shared the experience with findings on “Social Support Networks: Why Practitioners should make it their business to know about family, friends and relatives” which was so realistic and informative. After the tea break, the last session was by Dr. Judith Parnes ACSW, LCSW, CMC, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA discussed on “The Global Aging Imperative: Relevance and Impact of Gerontology Today” which was presented with short video and her speech was very informative. Dr. Amy E. Cotton, Conference Chairperson, University of Maine, Orono, USA, gave a closing remark of the conference.

                ANNUAL SPORTS MEET(March 14th 2014)

                The Annual Sports Day of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 14.03.14. The sports events Tennikoit (singles and doubles), table tennis (singles and doubles), Shuttle cork (singles and doubles), Volley ball, Throw ball, Kho-Kho, 100mts running, 200mts running, 400mts running, 800mts running, 1500 mts running, shot-put, Javelin, Discuss throw, Long Jump, High jump, 4x100mts Relay and March Past were planned and conducted from 04.03.2013 to 15.03.2013.
                Mr. Palanisamy, Physical Director, conducted the events for faculty are Carrom, Tennikoit, Chess and Lucky Corner.
                The valedictory function was held on 14.03.14 at 8.30 a.m. Mr. Stanley P. Mathew, District Sports Officer, Coimbatore Unit was invited to be the chief guest of the function. He declared the sports meet open and hoisted Indian Flag. The Principal PSG College of Nursing, Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham hoisted the college flag.
                The function started with March Past was started by 9.00am and performed by all the batches and Torch Relay was carried out by the athletic students. Some of the track events such as 100mts and 100mts Relay were conducted and Lucky corner was conducted for the faculty. Students and faculty energetically involved in the events.
                The Chief Guest addressed the gathering and distributed the prizes. 2011 batch won the Over all Trophy and the Individual Championship was won by Ms. Anitha of 2011 Batch.
                The programme was concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Jincy John, B.Sc (N) 2010 Batch.

                International Conference on Active Ageing(January 21st&22nd 2014)

                PSG College of Nursing organized an International Conference on Active Ageing on 21st and 22nd January 2014 at PSG IMS&R Auditorium, Coimbatore. Totally 246 delegates (nursing and non-nursing) attended from various States. A formal inauguration was conducted from 9.30am to 10.00 am. Mr. Giles Brooker, Chairman, Giles Brooker Education development services Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand was the Chief Guest for the inaugural session of the conference. He addressed the gathering and emphasized the importance of elderly care and the activities in ageing. Prof Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering by highlighting the aim of organizing the conference. Prof Beena Chacko, Organizing Secretary of the conference introduced the theme of the conference. Prof G Malarvizhi, Vice-Principal proposed vote of thanks.
                Day 1 – 21.01.2014
                Dr. Valerie Wright – St Clair, Associate Professor, Dept. of Occupational Science and Therapy, New Zealand discussed on the topic “ Preserving function by functioning” which was very useful for everyone. Prof. Nirmala Krishnamurthy, Retd. Dean, Dept. of Science, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, proceeded the session with a valuable talk on “Challenges faced by the ageing population” which was heart throbbing. The third session was by Dr. Shoba Nayar, Co-Head of Dept. Community Health Development, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand, with her innovative speech on “Perspective on transnational and intercultural issues in ageing and aged care”. Mr. Padmanabhan, Retd. General Manager of Ordnance Factories, Vanaprastha Senior citizen home, Coimbatore, took over the next session and shared the experience on “Needs and expectations of the elderly Indian perspective” which was so realistic and unforgettable.
                After the lunch break, there was a panel discussion which included various “Determinants of Active ageing and understanding the evidence”. The pannel was chaired by Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, along with other panel members Dr. Sujaya Menon, Professor, Dept. of Medicine, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore, Prof. S. Gayatridevi, Asst. Professor, Department of Psychology, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, Mrs. Sujata Missal, Principal, College of Occupational Therapy, KMCH, Coimbatore, and Dr. Sampath Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli discussed about health, behavioral, personal, physical and social determinants.
                Day 2 – 22.01.2014
                The session was started by Prof. Elisabeth Zezzo, HESAV, Lausanne, Switzerland, with her informative speech on “Active Ageing – Paradoxical Approach: a look from in and out” followed by Mr. Giles Brooker, Chairman, Giles Brooker Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand, on “Guidelines for preparing future workforce in elderly care which was presented with short video.
                Prof. Rajeshwari Siva, Dept. of Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, CMCH, Vellore, presented with an enthusiastic talk on “Community based care and support for elderly” which is really the need of the hour as far as community care is concerned. Dr. K. Lalitha,
                Professor, HOD- Dept. of Nursing, NIMHANS, Bangalore, gave a speech on “Cognitive rehabilitation and memory enhancement: Evidence based interventions”. Her speech was very informative. Prof. Sandra Anandarajan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Extension Education, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore gave an eye opening lecture on “Recognition of rights, policies & programs for elderly in India”. It was also very useful and informative.
                Followed by lunch there was paper and poster presentation. There were 16 posters displayed and 14 research papers presented on the theme of wellbeing of the elderly. From this, the best poster and research paper presented was awarded with prizes and certificates.

                Zenith (December 13th 2013)

                Zenith is an event in the Nursing calendar which is awaited by Nursing students in south India. This year 15 th Zenith 2013 was conducted on 13th December, 2013 and brought the best talents in Nursing students from Child Health Nursing & Mental Health Nursing with a good measure of contribution from General Knowledge.
                The programme coordinator was Prof. Malarvizhi G, Vice Principal & HOD of Child Health Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing. A total of 23 teams underwent preliminary written test and the best five teams were qualified for the final round. Juries of the programme were Prof. Lizzie Raveendran, Principal, College of Nursing, GEM Institute of Nursing Education & Research, Coimbatore & the faculty from PSG College of Nursing.
                The president of the programme Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing inaugurated the quiz programme at 2 p.m. Dr. Pavai Arunachalam, Prof & HOD of Pediatric Surgery Department, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore was the chief guest of the programme and she addressed that Nurses have varied scope of practice with extended & expanded roles. This year the rolling trophy was won by Ms.Jincy Jose, Ms.Kanmani, Ms.Narayani, PSG College of Nursing. The third prize was won by CMC College of Nursing, Vellore.

                LAMP LIGHTING CEREMONY (December 20th 2013)

                PSG College of Nursing celebrated its 20th Lamp Lighting Ceremony on 20.12.2013. During this ceremony 83 first year B.Sc. Nursing students took the Nurses pledge before starting their clinical practice in the Hospital. Prof. Beena Chacko welcomed the gathering. Students took the International Nurses Pledge administered by Vice Principal Prof. G. Malarvizhi. The chief guest for the function was Dr. S. Madhavi, Principal, KMCH College of Nursing. Coimbatore. She quoted words from Mahabharata that compassion, commitment and competence made Arjuna to succeed as though she told the nurses to follow the three c’s and she insisted on patient care and to work for development of the profession. Vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. Leena.J, Associate Professor.

                GRADUATION CEREMONY (November 22nd 2013)

                The 15th Graduation Ceremony of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 22nd November 2013 at 4.30 p.m. The 2011 batch of M.Sc Nursing students and 2008 batch of B.Sc(N) students received their degrees during this graduation. Dr.K.Reddemma, Nodal Officer, National Consortium for Ph.D in Nursing was invited to be the Chief Guest of the function. Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Vice-Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. The Managing Trustee Shri L.Gopalakrishnan presided over the function. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing gave charge to the new graduates.
                Forty two graduates and eight post graduates received their degrees from the chief guest. The class toppers and subject toppers in both UG and PG group were awarded with prizes. The special awards were distributed by the chief guest. Among the prestigious awards for undergraduate students, the best academic award and best clinical award were given to Ms.Sasikala S of 2008 batch B.Sc Nursing. The best out going student of the graduating batch was given to Ms.Lekha J.
                Among the post graduate students, best academic post graduate award was won by Mrs.Ancy Merin Mathew and the Venkateshwara Research award was secured by Mr.Vijay D of 2011 batch of M.Sc Nursing.
                The best SNA award was received by Ms.Cibi Esther Varughese and the best NSS award was received by Ms.Agnes K.A., Ms.Gnana Priya M received the best Sports Women Award.
                Following the awards, Ms.Lekha J, 2008 batch of B.Sc Nursing gave the response on behalf of her batch. The college magazine was released by the Managing Trustee and the first copy was received by Dr.K.Reddemma. The ceremony came to an end with the words of gratitude from Mrs.Sree Renjini B, the Co-ordinator of the graduation ceremony.

                National Seminar on Nurses Managing Diabetes: A Collaborative Approach October 25th 2013

                The national seminar on ‘Nurses managing diabetes: A collaborative approach’ was conducted on 25.10. 13 in PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore. Totally 220 participants participated from various States. Chief Guest of the seminar was Dr. Rajendran, HOD of Diabetologist, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore gave the keynote address highlighting that in India, diabetes has emerged as a health care problem and India is also expanding as the diabetic capital of the world. He emphasized that physical activity and exercises among diabetic patients is more important than dietary modification.
                The resource person of the seminar, Prof. Sonia Das, Principal, K.G College of Nursing, discussed about diabetes assessment tool. Mrs. Ruth Daniel, Senior Diabetes Educator, Department of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, Vellore focused on essential components of total patient care and also discussed about ongoing diabetes self management education, Protocols and self training. Dr.Senthil Kumar MD, MRCP, Assistant Professor, PSG IMS& R, emphasized on various diabetic related complication and measures to prevent it.
                Prof.Tamil Selvi.A, HOD, Medical Surgical Nursing, PSG College of Nursing gave clear picture about holistic care of diabetes mellitus which take nursing profession to the next level. Prof. Beena Chacko, HOD, Fundamentals of Nursing, PSG College of Nursing explained about nutritional intervention involving individually designed nutrition goals which will ensure definite patient adherence. Prof.Esther Daisy, HOD, Mental Health Nursing focused on resolving grief, restoring emotional equilibrium, reestablishing emotional state that facilitate learning and establish positive pattern of self care.
                At the end of the programme, the certificates were issued for the delegates, resource persons and organizers with the Tamilnadu Nurses & Midwives Council 8 credit hours. Participants reflected that the conference addressed all spheres of diabetes and nurses should put these valid points in to practice while taking care of patients. They also expressed that they anticipate to participate in forthcoming seminars / conferences organized by PSG College of Nursing.

                INDUCTION PROGRAMME(September 30th 2013)

                Induction Programe was held on 30th Sep 2013 along with PSG College of Physiotherapy & PSG College of Pharmacy. Seventy four students had reported with parents. Prof Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Dr.S.Ramaligam, Principal, PSG IMS&R presided over the function. Dr.M.Ramanathan, Principal PSG College of Pharmacy addressed the gathering with overview of PSG Institutions of Medical Campus. The programme came to an end with vote of thanks by Prof.Mahesh, Principal PSG College of Physiotherapy.
                In College of Nursing, Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Vice Principal welcomed them. I year class Co-ordinator Prof.Beena Chacko gave an orientation about College of Nursing. Ms.Selvasathya Asst.Professor warden explained about the rules & regulation of hostel for nursing students. Mrs. Leena J, Associate Professor proposed vote of thanks.

                World Breast Feeding Week Celebation (August 1st – 7thth ,2013)

                PSG College of Nursing observed “World Breast Feeding Week” on August 1st – 7th 2013 based on the theme of ‘BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT CLOSE TO MOTHERS’. The theme highlights on breastfeeding peer counseling.
                1st August 2013
                Based on the theme ‘BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS’ various charts were prepared and were displayed at the main entrance of the PSG hospitals. Information related to the theme, peer counseling, advantages of breast feeding and various positions of breast feeding, breast care and management of breast problems were displayed in a pictorial form. Both M.Sc & B.Sc (N) students of PSG College of Nursing gave explanations for the charts displayed. A role play on ‘Breast milk is the best milk’ was performed by the B.Sc Nursing students (Batch 2010) for the mothers at OG ward. About 15-20 mothers along with their by standers attended the role play. Discussion on breast feeding was done by Prof. Baby and clarified the mothers’ doubts on breast feeding.
                2nd August 2013
                Quiz competition was organized for all the mothers in the OG ward between 10:30 to 11:30am. Prof.S.Baby and Mrs. T. Ganga Eswari, Asst. Professor, PSG college of Nursing were the quiz mistress and the quiz programme had 5 rounds based on advantages of breast feeding, techniques of breast feeding, breast problems. Prizes were awarded to the first two places. Prof. Malavizhi.G Vice-Principal and HOD of Pediatric Nursing department distributed the prizes.
                3rd August 2013
                Peer counseling was conducted for all the mothers in the paediatric ward between 10.30 to 11 am by Mrs. Glory.H, Mrs.K.Anitha and Ms.Priyadurga Asst. professors of PSG College of Nursing based on the theme ‘Breast feeding support close to mothers’.
                4thAugust 2013
                FM talk on breast feeding was given by Mrs. Ganga Eswari and Mrs. Anitha K, Asst Professors on 107.8 FM at 9.00 am.
                5th August 2013
                World breast feeding was observed by focusing the rural population of Karukampalayam at 10 am along with Child Health Nursing, Maternity Health Nursing department, NSS and PSG Hospitals, Karadivavi and Field Publicity department of India. A role play to highlight the Importance of Exclusive Breast Feeding was performed by III year B.Sc Nursing students of PSG College of Nursing and Well Baby Contest was conducted. The best babies and the proud mothers were awarded. Field publicity department of India was organized a film show for mothers on importance of breast feeding and all mothers viewed.
                6th August 2013
                A talk on ‘Breast feeding’ was conducted in Krishnammal College of Arts and Science at 2 pm. Prof. G.Malarvizhi, HOD of Paediatric Nursing department and Prof.Baby, HOD of OBG department briefed the theme of World Breast feeding week and emphasized on various topics on breast feeding to the students. Around 100 students participated and those who gave the correct responses during the question answer session were awarded with prizes.
                7th August 2013
                Peer counseling was conducted in Maternity Centre, Saibaba Colony by Mrs.Ganga Eswari, Mrs.K.Anitha, and Ms. Jerrin, Asst Professors along with the YRC unit in PSG CON. Around 30 mothers participated. Their doubts regarding breastfeeding were clarified. Role play on “Support Breast Feeding” as performed by B.Sc Nursing students to mothers in OG ward, PSG Hospitals. A demonstration on breast feeding techniques was also shown to the mothers. All the mothers along with their care takers actively participated in the programme and also clarified their doubts.
                The one week programme was planned and carried out by the Pediatric and Maternity department under the able guidance of Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Vice-Principal and HOD, Child Health Nursing Department and Prof.S.Baby, HOD, OBG Nursing Department.

                8th, NNF Nursing Quiz In Neonatology (July 31st, 2013)

                The 8th Divisional Level National Neonatology Forum Nursing Quiz competition was organized by PSG College of Nursing on 31st of July 2013. Registration of the participants started at 9 am and the participants registered from eight institutions namely PSG Hospitals, KMCH Hospitals, GKNM Hospitals, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Women Center, Ramakrishna Hospitals, Coimbatore, Vinayaka Mission Hospitals Salem, and Apollo Hospitals Madurai.
                The preliminary round started at 10 am. Teams from KMCH Hospitals, GKNM Hospitals, Coimbatore, Apollo Hospitals, Madurai, Vinayaka Mission Hospitals, Salem qualified for the main quiz. The programme started at 2 pm. Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG CON declared the quiz to be open. Prof. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal & HOD of Pediatric Nursing and Mrs. Bindu C. Vasanthi, Asst. Professor, Paediatric Nursing Department were the Quiz Mistresses. Prof. Baby, HOD of OBG Nursing Department and Mrs. Glory. H Asst. Professors Pediatric Nursing Department were Panel of Juries, Mrs.K.Anitha, Asst. Professor took up the responsibility of displaying the questions and Ms.Jerrin Ann Joseph Asst. Professor of Pediatric Nursing Department was Time Keeper. Ms. Priyadurga, Asst.Professor was the scorer.
                The quiz had 6 rounds. After the 6th round the quiz came to an end by announcing the winners. The 1st prize was won by Ms.V.Bavithra, Ms.P.Jothimala from KMCH Hospitals, Coimbatore. The 2nd prize was won by Mr.Napoleon.A Ms.Latha.R from GKNM Hospitals, Coimbatore.
                A short tea break was given followed by the valediction programme. Dr. Sarahpaul, HOD of Neonatology Department was invited as the Chief Guest for the valediction programme. The Chief Guest delivered an inspiring speech on the importance of the nurses in providing care to the neonates and children. Mementos and certificates were distributed to the winners. All The participants received the participant certificates. Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Divisional Coordinator of NNF Quiz, proposed the Vote of Thanks. Ms.V.Bavithra, Ms.P.Jothimala from KMCH Hospitals, Coimbatore will be appearing for the zonal level quiz competition.

                International Nurses Day Celebration(May 12th, 2013)

              • The TNAI unit of PSG College of Nursing celebrated the International Nurses Day on May 12th . A panel discussion on ’Closing the gasp: Millennium development goals’ was conducted by the M.Sc(N) II year students.
              • LAMPLIGHTING CEREMONY (December 21st, 2012)

              • Lamp Lighting Ceremony of 2012 batch B.Sc(N) was held on December 21st, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at PSG IMS&R auditorium.  Prof.Saramma Samuel, Principal, RVS College of Nursing, Sulur was the chief guest.  The lights were passed over to 88 students by Prof.Saramma Samuel, Chief Guest and Mrs.J.Karpagam, Nursing Supdt, PSG Hospitals.  The 88 students took Nightingale Pledge with the guidance of Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, PSG College of Nursing.  Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal welcomed the students, parents and other guests.  The programme was over by 4 p.m. with Vote of Thanks by Prof.Beena Chacko.
              • ‘ZENITH’ -  ZONAL LEVEL QUIZ PROGRAMME (December 1st, 2012)

              • The Zenith 2012, a zonal level quiz competition was conducted on December 1st, 2012 at PSG IMS&R auditorium.  This year, the subjects for the quiz were Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing and General Knowledge.  The preliminary written test was conducted in the morning from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. included 50 multiple choice questions.  Totally 18 colleges registered 30 teams with each team consisting 3 participants.  Maximum 2 teams per college were permitted.  From the preliminary test, 5 teams were qualified for the final quiz.The qualified 5 teams were:
              • Christian College of Nursing, Ambilikkai
              • PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore
              • CMCH College of Nursing, Vellore (2 teams)
              • PPG College of Nursing, Coimbatore
              • The final quiz was conducted in the afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m.  Medical Surgical Nursing and Fundamentals of Nursing were conducted together and GK round was conducted separately.
              • CMCH, Vellore secured the 1st place, PSG College of Nursing and Ambilikkai secured 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Dr.Guhan, Director, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital Institute of Oncology was the Chief Guest for the Valediction.  The rolling trophy was secured by CMCH Vellore for the 1st place. The chief guest gave away the prizes and trophy.  All the teams had received the  participation certificates.
              • GRADUATION CEREMONY(5th October, 2012)

              • The XIV Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday, 5th October at 4.30 pm at PSG IMS&R Auditorium. The 2007 batch of B.Sc Nursing students (40) and 2010 batch of M.Sc Nursing students (21) received their degrees during this graduation. Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal gave charge to the graduates.  Prof. Abanti Gopan, Nursing Consultant & Principal Assessor for NABH, Former Nursing Director, B. M. Birla Heart Research Center,  Kolkata graced the occasion by being the Chief Guest. While addressing the new graduates, Prof. Abanthi Gopan stressed the importance of learning life long and emitting the positive energy to people around us. Most respected  Shri. L. Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions presided over the function.
              • The class toppers and subject toppers in both UG and PG were awarded with prizes. During the Graduation Ceremony, students who excelled in academic, Co-curricular & extracurricular activities (Sports, NSS & SNA) were honored with medals and certificates by the Chief Guest. All the prestigious awards for undergraduate students, the Best Academic Award, Best Clinical Nurse Award and Best Outgoing Student of the graduating batch was bagged by Ms.Keerthana
              • Among the postgraduates, best academic and the Sara & Varughese Award for best clinical nurse post graduate were awarded to Ms. Jerrin Ann Joseph and Venkateshwara best researcher award was given to Mr. Jackson Chacko. The college magazine Finesse 2012 was released by the Managing Trustee.
              • ALUMNI REUNION (5th October, 2012)

              • The Alumni Reunion was conducted on 05. 10.2012 at 10 a.m. Around 100 Alumni members participated in the reunion. The presidential address was given by Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal. The Chief Guest address was given by Mr. D. Nandhakumar, Vice President, Alumni Association, PSG College of Technology. He spoke about the functions and achievements of the Alumni Association of the PSG College of Technology. He motivated our Alumni to be active and contributing members of the association.
              • The business session had begun at 11 am. After the Annual Report and the Treasurer Report a discussion was held with the Alumni members, by Prof. T. Nirmala, Alumni Advisor, regarding any charitable work that could be done by the Association. It was suggested that we could increase the number of scholarships by once from three to four scholarships. After the business session, all the Alumni members along with YRC went for tree plantation. Nearly 40 members were present and 100 saplings were planted. The meeting adjourned at 12 noon.
              • DISASTER DRILL (12th October, 2012)

              • On 12th October 2012, emergency preparedness disaster drill was organized by PSG Hospitals.  The purpose of the drill is to assess, how well the emergency department of PSG Hospitals is ready to face a mass casualty.  In the drill, a scenario of bus accident was made.  50 B Sc and M Sc Nursing students enacted as victims in the play. Among 50, 5 students acted as dead, 8 – critically ill needing resuscitation, 12 – injured but do not need resuscitation and 25 students were wounded but ambulatory.  The news was published in the daily Hindu.
              • VISITORS FROM NAPIER UNIVERSITY (01.09.2012)

              • The visitors from Edinburgh Napier University visited us on 01.09.2012 around 3 p.m. Mr.Ian Mcintosh, Dean, Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences and Dr.Roseanne Cetnarskyl, Associate Centre Director for well being and Healthcare, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care visited us. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal chaired the meeting.  The possibilities for collaboration between two Institutes were discussed.  A proposal for collaboration between two European Universities and three Indian Institutes is discussed.
              • INDUCTION PROGRAMME (20th September 2012)

              • The induction programme of the B.Sc Nursing students 2012 batch was conducted on 20th September 2012 along with the College of Physiotherapy and Pharmacy at PSG IMS&R Auditorium.  About 70 students in Nursing  attended the programme along with their parents.  The programme started with prayer song ‘Tamil Thaai Vaazthu.  Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering.  Presidential address was given by Shri L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions. Prof.Dr.M.Ramanathan, Principal, PSG College of Pharmacy gave an over view address about the PSG Institutions.  One parent from each College gave their response.  The programme came to an end by vote of thanks from Prof.R.Mahesh, Principal, PSG College of Physiotherapy by 12 noon.
              • World Breast Feeding Week Celebration

              • The one week programme was planned and carried out by the maternity and pediatric department under the able guidance of Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, Prof.S.Baby, HOD, OBG Nursing Departmet and Prof.G.Malarvizhi, HOD,Child Health Nursing Department.
              • Breast feeding, desire of life, a newborn’s right is God given blessing to a women who enters her motherhood. Every year, the first week of August is celebrated as the World Breast feeding week. Every year Pediatric department and Maternity department of PSG College of Nursing and PSG hospitals together put up a week long celebration with a cascade of events for sharing of knowledge and experience thereby creating awareness on various aspects of breastfeeding.
              • 1 August 2012

                Based on the theme “Understanding the past planning the future poster presentation was done and displayed at the entrance of the PSG hospital. M.Sc nursing students explained on regarding the theme. An on ‘Breast milk is the best milk’ was performed by the M.Sc Nursing students for all the mothers at OG ward.

                2nd Aug, 2012

                Quiz competition was organized for all the mothers in the OG ward between 10:30 to 11:30am. Mrs. Glory H and Mrs. T. Ganga, Asst. Professor, PSG college of Nursing were the quiz mistress and the quiz programme had 5 rounds based on advantages of breast feeding, techniques of breast feeding, breast problems and a visual round based on latching on and breast engorgement. Prizes were awarded to the first two places. Dr Seetha Paniker HOD, OG Department and Dr. T.V. Chitra distributed the prizes.

                3rd Aug, 2012

                Poster presentation was held in OG outpatient department at 9:30 am. M.Sc Nursing students gave detailed explanation to all the mothers in the OG OPD regarding breast feeding. A talk on breast feeding “Its time to act! Support Breast feeding” was conducted in PSG College of Arts and Science at 2 pm. Mrs. Santhi. M.D, Associate Professor, OG department and Mrs. Glory H, Assistant Professor, Pediatric department briefed the theme of World Breast feeding week and emphasized on various topics on breast feeding to the students. Around 150 students participated and those who gave the correct responses during the question answer session were awarded with prizes.

                4th August 2012

                Healthy Baby Contest and a skit on was organized at Rural Health Centre Karadivavi along with NSS unit of PSG CON and Directorate of Field Publicity, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Department, Govt of India at 10:00 am. Healthy Baby Contest was organized by Mrs. Vidhya .K and Ms. Ajitha Assistant Professor PSG College of nursing based on the criteria formulated for assessment which includes anthropometric measurements of the baby, immunization, breast feeding, weaning and developmental mile stones and any illness. Based on the criteria of healthy well baby contest the prizes were distributed to the first three babies by Dr. Ramakrishnan Senior Medical Officer PSG Rural Health Centre Karadivavi. A skit was performed by the M.Sc nursing students regarding the importance of breast feeding emphazing on benefits of breast feeding to mothers and baby, composition of breast milk, expression of breast milk, techniques and positions for breast feeding and various Indian foods that increases the milk production during lactation period. Around 30-40 mothers attended the programme and there was a good response during the session.

                5th August 2012

                FM talk on breast feeding were given by Mrs. Vidhya .K and Mrs. Anitha K, Asst Professor on 107.8 FM at 9.00 am.

                6th August 2012

                A film show was arranged in OG out patient department on care of newborn. Mrs. Rajeswari, Asst. Professor, Pediatric Department, emphasized on the general care of newborn during delivery, bathing. care of eyes, nose and cord care, kangaroo mother care, swaddling method, expression of breast milk and techniques of breast feeding and signs of good attachment. All the mothers in the OPD attended the show and clarified their doubts.

                7th August 2012 – Nutrition Exhibition

                The first year B.Sc. Nursing students (2010 batch) organized a nutrition exhibition on 06.07.2011 in the foyer of PSG Hospitals. The students exhibited posters on different food groups, special diets for common disease conditions like diabetes and rich food sources of vitamins and minerals. Mrs. Kavitha, the Chief Dietician of PSG Hospitals and her team of teachers organized this exhibition. It was inaugurated by Dr.J.S.Bhuvaneswaran, Medical Director, and PSG Super Specialty Hospitals. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, Prof.Beena Chacko, Class Co-Coordinator of I year B.Sc. Nursing were present on the occasion.

                NATIONAL SEMINAR ON LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY IN NURSING

              • PSG College of Nursing, Alumni Union was privileged to organize a national seminar on ‘Leadership and Advocacy in Nursing’ on 31st August 2012, which was sponsored by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi and the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai. Delegates from Nursing discipline had actively participated.
              • The theme of the conference was on recognizing the responsibility to empower the nursing fraternity with knowledge and skills on current approaches in nursing leadership and advocacy.
              • The conference was inaugurated by Prof.Salomey George, Director, State Institute of Medical Education and Technology (SIMET) & Dean, Kerala Institute of Health Sciences. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Prof.Christy Mekala, Organizer of the seminar introduced the conference theme. Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal proposed the vote of thanks.
              • The plenary sessions were covering the thrust areas which included reframing nursing leadership to suit current scenario, role of professional bodies in Nursing Advocacy, nursing leaders in enhancing ethical patient care. Patient advocacy by the nurses, bridging gap between generations, stimulating future leaders through critical thinking. Around 250 delegates including students and faculty from various institutions were benefited.
              • The conference has given a forum to the delegates to project significant views towards the need of nursing leaders in current scenario.
              • ANNUAL SPORTS MEET

                • The function started with March Past by 9 a.m. followed by Torch Relay which was carried by the athletic champion. Some of the track events such as 100 mts. 800 mts. running and relay were conducted and students energetically involved in the tract events. Lucky corner and balloon breaking events were conducted for the faculty.
                • The Chief Guest addressed the gathering and distributed the prizes. 2010 batch won the over all trophy and for girls the Individual Championship was won by Jincy John of 2010 batch for boys the Individual Championship was won by Mr.Karthik of 2010 batch.
                • The programme was concluded with the vote of thanks by Ms.Ciby Esther, B.Sc Nursing 2008 batch.
                • NURSES’ DAY CELEBRATIONS

                  • In view of Nurses’ Day Celebration, TNAI, PSG College of Nursing Local Unit had observed International Nurses Day on 11th May 2012. II M.Sc(N) students had projected a short movie on ‘Nurses Through Ages’ and ‘A World with out Nurses’. Principal, faculty and students had attended the programme.

                  UJJVALA 2012

                  • Ujjvala 2012 – An intra collegiate cultural meet was organized by SNA in order to raise the fund to support social causes.
                  • Ujjvala offstage events were conducted during the previous week. On stage events were conducted on 24th March. Events include Rangoli, Literature Time, Ink your Mind, Mehendi Designing, Wall Paper Designing, Best From Waste, Sudoku, Dum Charades, Extempore, Quiz – GK, Jodiattam, Mind Explorer, Foot Loose, Solo Song, Group Song, Avtar, Adaptune, Wide and Nise, Spell Me.
                  • The fund raising activities on the day of Ujjvala 2012 included faculty sponsored food preparations. Ice cream, water melon and lunch was arranged by SNA. Mehendi designing by a GB member and also cloth items for sale by faculty. The RAFFLE prizes were sponsored by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, Dr.Pavai Arunachalam, Professor, Paediatric Surgery Department, PSG Hospitals and Dr.George Zacharias, Professor from ENT Department, PSG Hospitals.
                  • The programme was declared open by Principal during the inauguration and ended by prize distribution. Organizers were IV year B.Sc Nursing and EB members.
                  • The SNA EB members thanked the faculty for their support in this fund raising programme. They promised to help PSG Sarvajana Orphanage School children with their educational expenses for the whole year and also to support financially one bed in paediatric ward especially for the very poor child getting admitted in PSG Hospital. SNA wants to continue this social service every year.

                  Celebration of Staff Day

                  Culturals

                  • Staff day 2012 was conducted on 20.02.2012 in PSG College of Arts & Science. In regard to this, various cultural and sports competitions were organized for staff working in PSG Institutions. Prof.Tamilselvi, HOD, Medical Surgical Nursing department and Mrs.Santhi M.D, Associate Professor from Maternity Nursing department were co-ordinators of Staff Day from PSG College of Nursing.
                  • The following number of staff from PSG College of Nursing participated in various cultural events conducted at the health zonal level.

                  Name of the Event

                  No. of Participants

                  Soap Carving 1
                  Singing 2
                  Tamil Elocution 2

                  Ms. Lavanya Mary from PSG College of Nursing is one among the four who have been selected at Zonal level to participate in final Tamil Elocution Competition conducted in PSG CAS Sangam Hall on 04.02.2012 at 4 p.m.

                  Sports

                  In view of Staff day 2012, various sports events were planned from 25th December 2011 and the events were started from January onwards for all staff working in PSG Institutions. Mrs. Santhi. M.D, Associate Professor was the Coordinator for sports evens of Staff Day from PSG College of Nursing.

                  The sports events planned are

                  • Throw ball
                  • Volley ball
                  • Speed Walk
                  • 50, 60 & 100 mt running
                  • Shot-put
                  • Cricket

                  In this our staffs were joined in Throw ball, Volley ball and Speed walk. All the final sports events were conducted in IMS&R ground. The overall trophy was won by PSG College of Technology.
                  PSG Health campus was organized the prize distribution for winners from the health campus staff on 08.03.2012 at 3 p.m. The prize was distributed by Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing.

                  Lamp Lighting Ceremony

                  • The Lamp Lighting Ceremony for the 1st year B.Sc. (Nursing) students of PSG College of Nursing was held on 23rd December 2011. During the ceremony, 98 Students took Nurse’s pledge. Prof. Rosaline Jayakaran, Dean, College of Nursing, CMCH, Vellore was the Chief Guest.
                  • Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering and also expressed that at PSG, nursing students are not only educated to be a nurse but prepared to be a responsible citizen.
                  • The Lamp lighting ceremony is held before nursing students take on the responsibility of patient care. During the ceremony the Chief Guest Prof. Rosaline Jayakaran, Dean, CMCH and Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, pass on the light to the students who are ready to take the responsibility of patient care. The Current pledge is a universal pledge by the International Council of Nurses. The students with candles held in their hands, Nurse’s pledge was administered to the students by Prof. T. Nirmala, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing.
                  • Prof. Rosaline Jayakaran, Dean, CMCH, College of Nursing, the Chief Guest spoke, “Today is a significant day in your career as you progress in the noble profession of nursing. The lamp that has been lit and the pledge you all have taken demand regular studies, hard work and selfless devotion” She also pointed out that nursing is such a blessed profession where opportunities to serve others come knocking at the doors everyday.
                  • Prof. Beena Chacko 1st year Bsc (Nursing) Class Coordinator proposed the vote of thanks.

                   

                  ZENITH 2011

                  • PSG College of Nursing organized a Zonal Level Inter Collegiate Nursing Quiz Competition on 11.11.11. Department of Maternity Nursing and Community Health Nursing organized this quiz programme. Totally 19 Colleges from Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala participated in this quiz competition. The preliminary examination was conducted during the morning hours and 5 teams were chosen for the final quiz competition.
                  • The quiz programme was declared open by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing at 2 p.m. The Quiz Mistress for Community Health Nursing Prof.T.Nirmala, Quiz Mistress Prof.S.Baby and Mr.Baskaran conducted the quiz in General Knowledge. The students actively participated in the programme. In the finals, students of KG college of Nursing won the prestigious rolling trophy. The students of Omayal Achi College of Nursing won the second prize and students from PSG College of Nursing won the third prize.
                  • The valediction started with a formal welcome address by Prof.T.Nirmala by 4.15.p.m. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham presided over the function. The Chief Guest Dr.Banumathy,
                  • HOD, OBG Department addressed the students. In her address, she congratulated the efforts by PSG College of Nursing to conduct this intellectual programme for consecutive 13 years. The programme came to an end with the words of gratitude by Prof.S.Baby, HOD Maternity Nursing Department by 5 p.m.

                  Graduation Ceremony

                  • The 13th graduation ceremony of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 22.10.2011 at 10.30 a.m. The 2009 batch of M.Sc. Nursing students and 2006 batch of B.Sc.. Nursing students received their degrees during this graduation. Prof. Dr. Anice George, Dean, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal was invited to be the chief guest of the function. While addressing the new graduates, she mentioned about professional etiquettes to be followed in nursing and she emphasized on the knowledge updation. The most respected Managing Trustee of PSG Institutions Shri L.Gopalakrishnan presided over the function. Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing gave charge to the new graduates.
                  • 45 graduates and 21 post graduates received their degrees from the chief guest. The class toppers and subject toppers in both UG and PG group were awarded with prizes. The special awards were distributed by the chief guest. The best SNA award was received by Ms. Priya Varghese and best NSS award was received by Ms. Baby Chitra, Ms. Nirosha received the best sports woman award from the Alumni Association of PSG College of Nursing.
                  • Among the prestigious awards for undergraduate students, the best academic award was given to Ms. Ajitha Rani and the best clionical nurse was given to Ms. Anuratha of 2006 batch of B.Sc. Nursing. The best outgoing student of the graduating batch was given to Ms. Baby Chitra. Among the postgraduate students, best academic post graduate award was won by Mrs. Sherin Ushman, the best clinical nurse postgraduate was received by Mrs. Laisy Mathew and the Venkateshwara Research Award was given to Ms. Sandy M Varghese of 2009 batch of post graduate students.
                  • Following the awards, Ms. Rama, 2006 batch of B.Sc. Nursing gave the response on behalf of her batch. The college magazine was released by the managing trustee and first copy was received by Dr.Annice George. The ceremony came to an end with the words of gratitude from Prof.Meera Saravanan, the co-coordinator of the graduation ceremony.
                  • Alumni Reunion

                    The Alumni reunion was conducted on 22.10.11 at PSG IMS&R Auditorium. Around 100 alumni members participated in the reunion. It was started with invocation and followed by the welcome address which was given by Prof T Nirmala Alumni advisor. Alumni report was read by Mrs. Leena Francis, President and the treasurer report was given by Mrs. Kalpana P, Treasurer.
                    Election was conducted for the post of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Nominees for the post were selected and all alumni members voted for the posts. Votes were counted and finally results were announced during the cultural programme. Prof Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, congratulated everybody. Finally vote of thanks was given by Mrs. Gandhimathi R, Secretary of Alumni association.

                    Observation of World Alzheimer’s Day

                    PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore observed the World Alzheimer’s Day by conducting a quiz competition for B.Sc. Nursing students and memory screening camp at Mother Theresa Home for Destitute on 20th and 21st of September 2011. 13 teams consisting of 3 students in each team have written a preliminary test and 5 out of 13 teams were selected for the final quiz competition on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It was held on 20.09.2011 from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The students were awarded with first, second and third prizes.
                    On 21st September 2011, faculty of Medical Surgical Nursing department and 6 B.Sc. Nursing students conducted a memory screening camp at Mother Theresa Home for Destitute. Mini cognitive scale was used to conduct memory screening. 40 samples, out of 76 were responded and screened, of which 27 were demented and 13 were normal. The in charge sister of the home had been informed and suggestions were given for further evaluation.

                    Induction Programme

                    The PSG Health Institutions organized a common induction programme for all the undergraduate courses namely MBBS, B.Sc. (Nursing), B.Pharm, BPT and other allied health courses on 16.09.2011 at 9 a.m.Dr.S.Ramalingam, Principal, PSG IMS&R welcomed the gathering. The programme was presided by the Chief Executive of PSG Institutions, Shri C.R.Swaminathan. In his speech, he emphasized on the policies and principles of PSG Institutions and asked the parents and the students to abide by the rules or the Institutions. Parents from each group gave their response. The programme came to an end with the proposal of vote of thanks by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal College of Nursing.

                    National Conference on ‘Psychodynamics’ of Abuse & Neglect

                    PSG College of Nursing was proud and privileged to organize a National Conference on ‘Psychodynamics of Abuse and Neglect’ on 15th and 16th of September 2011 which was sponsored by ICMR, New Delhi. Delegates from a wide range of disciplines had actively participated. The theme of the conference was to disseminate information on proper psychosocial rehabilitation through team approach.

                    The conference was inaugurated by Shri.L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, and PSG Institutions. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Prof.Esther Daisy Meerabai Joel, Organizer of the conference introduced the conference theme. Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal proposed the vote of thanks.

                    The plenary sessions were covering the topics like child abuse, role of Indian government in prevention of women and child abuse, elderly abuse, needs and views of future responses to women abuse and care, current challenges faced by the police force, psychological and physical assessment methods of victims of abuse and neglect, Co-morbid psychiatric conditions associated with abuse/neglect etc. The resource persons from various institutions and PSG institutions had contributed towards the success of the conference.
                    The conference has given a forum to the delegates to project significant views towards the problem of abuse & neglect through scientific paper presentations. The best paper was awarded to Ms. Rohini Tiwari, Faculty of Home Science and Nutrition, Department of Food Science, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore.

                    World Breast Feeding Week Celebration

                    Breast feeding, desire of life, a newborn’s right is God given blessing to a women who enters her motherhood. Every year, the first week of August is celebrated as the World Breast feeding week. Every year Pediatric department and Maternity department of PSG College of Nursing and PSG hospitals together put up a week long celebration with a cascade of events for sharing of knowledge and experience thereby creating awareness on various aspects of breastfeeding.

                    1st August 2011- Monday

                    The start of Breast feeding week began with a FM talk on ‘Breast feeding and its importance, Exclusive Breast feeding, breast feeding Techniques, Diet to increase breast milk secretion & Methods for Expressed breast milk and its storage’ for working mothers by Mrs. Kalaimathy A, Asst. Professor OBG Department and Mrs. Kalpana.P. Asst. Professor, Child Health Nursing Department of PSG College of nursing that was aired across the city between 9am and 9.30am to highlight on Breast feeding. On the same day, at Hospital Reception Block we display the posters covering various aspects of Breast feeding at 9 am followed by the exhibition of poster at the OG OPD between 10.30 a.m and 11.30 a.m. Posters illustrated the topics like antenatal preparation for Breast feeding (breast care ), benefits to mother and child, composition of human milk, Exclusive Breast feeding, Breast feeding techniques, expressed breast milk and its storage, the theme of this year-“Talk to me”, Breast feeding, 3d experience was also emphasized.

                    2nd August 2011 – Tuesday

                    This day the hospital seemed busy and the event was a drawing competition for the mothers. It was an opportunity for the mothers to bring out their artistic views on the topic “mother’s love. The competition took place between 10am and 11.00 am. Promotion of Breast feeding was the aim of the PG students of PSG CON who put themselves into the place of actors to convey a message of successful Breast feeding and presented a role play in the OG ward. Reach out to the youth and talk about Breast feeding, catching the young and instilling the importance would see a bright future as a mother support the nation with intelligent children. A talk on Breast feeding : youth can act to make a difference was delivered by Prof. Baby.S HOD, OBG department and Mrs. Kalpana.P Asst.Professor Child Health Nursing Department between 2-3 pm at Krishnammal College of Arts and Science for a group of 300 students.

                    3rd August 2011 – Wednesday

                    At PSG Hospital Seminar Hall, a film show on “care of newborn” was put up between 10.30 am to 11 am for postnatal mothers. Followed by, a written MCQ contest for staff Nurses was held at the same venue to know how many of them would turn out to become a lactation consultant / Breast feeding counselors. A questionnaire was distributed and their knowledge regarding Breast feeding was assessed. Diet and Breast feeding go hand in hand. They are interdependent; a good planned diet would enable a mother to Breast feed adequately. A diet exhibition with focus on the postnatal diet and foods that improve breast milk secretion was organized by the Dietary Department between 10 am and 4 pm at Hospital Reception Block.

                    4th August 2011 – Thursday

                    An elocution competition was conducted for the staff nurse on the topic; breast feeding is a boon at the hospital seminar hall. The participants had poured out their views on the topic and spoke out with fully energy highlighting on how Breast feeding is a boon.

                    5th August 2011 – Thursday

                    There was an amazing puppet show on ‘Breast feeding is the beauty of the mother’ filling the area with hilarious moments as well as carrying across the right message between 11am and 11.30 a.m. A demonstration of Breast feeding techniques took places in the OG ward between 11.30am and12noon to help out the new mothers to handle their newborns and feed with confidence.

                    6th August 2011 – Thursday

                    The focus was on the rural population of Vedapatti where the role play to highlight on importance of successful Breast feeding was performed by the PG students of PSG College of Nursing and well baby contest was conducted where the tiny tots dressed up in vibrant colors took an active participation and the best baby with the proud mother was awarded.

                    Nutrition Exhibition

                    The first year B.Sc. Nursing students (2010 batch) organized a nutrition exhibition on 06.07.2011 in the foyer of PSG Hospitals. The students exhibited posters on different food groups, special diets for common disease conditions like diabetes and rich food sources of vitamins and minerals. Mrs. Kavitha, the Chief Dietician of PSG Hospitals and her team of teachers organized this exhibition. It was inaugurated by Dr.J.S.Bhuvaneswaran, Medical Director, and PSG Super Specialty Hospitals. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, Prof.Beena Chacko, Class Co-Coordinator of I year B.Sc. Nursing were present on the occasion.

                    Strategies to Promote Organ Donation

                    Regional conference on ‘Strategies To Promote Organ Donation’ was conducted by PSG College of Nursing along with TNAI Local Unit and I year M Sc Nursing students on 28th February 2011. Financial assistance was sought from ICMR, New Delhi. Registration began at 8 a.m. followed by a formal inauguration. Dr.Vimal Kumar Govindan, Medical Director, PSG Hospitals was the President of the programme. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal welcomed the gathering. Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Programme Coordinator introduced the theme of the conference. Dr.J.S.Bhuvaneswaran, Medical Director, PSG Super specialty Hospital felicitated. It came to an end with vote of thanks by Mrs. Leena J, Assistant Professor, and Organizing Secretary of the conference.

                    A deliberation was on Global Strategies, Legal Briefing, Ethical Issues and Concerns, Family Reflections on Organ Donation, Brain Death Certificate, Role of Nurses in Organ & Tissue Donation and Strategies to Promote Organ Donation. There was a panel discussion with eminent speakers involved in Organ Transplantation with Dr.M.Ramalingam, Dr.J.S.Bhuvaneswaran Dr.P.Chandrasekhar, Dr.R.V.Ramani, Dr.L.Venkata Krishnan, Dr.RMPL. Ramanathan and Dr.K.S.Thirumoorthy. Sessions by Mrs. Sadhana V Shankar, Advocate & Mr. F.Sagayam, MOHAN Foundations and Prof.Selva Titus, Deputy Dean, CMCH, Vellore and Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham were more useful. Role play by I year M.Sc. Nursing students related to the theme was more appropriate at the end of the days programme.

                    Oath Taking Ceremony

                    The oath taking ceremony for the 2010 batch of B Sc Nursing students was held on 05.01.11 between 5-6 p.m. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, welcomed the gathering. The Managing Trustee of PSG Institution, Shri.G.Rangaswamy, presided over the function. The Chief Guest of the day, Prof.Lizzie Raveendran, Principal, PVS College of Nursing, Calicut, Kerala addressed the students. In her message, she emphasized on the qualities which the students should acquire during the four year programme. 80 B Sc Nursing students took the Oath which was lead by Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice Principal. The programme came to an end with the words of gratitude from Prof.Beena Chacko, HOD of Fundamentals of Nursing Department.

                    Intramural Sports Meet

                    The Intramural Sports Meet was conducted on 12th March 2011 which was organized by Mrs. Santhi M.D, Associate Professor, and Maternity Nursing Department. Prof.Cap.Kalpana Jayaraman, Principal, Annai Meenakshi College of Nursing was the Chief Guest for the Annual Sports Meet. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, had given the welcome address, and handed over the bouque and bestow momento to the Chief Guest. Prof.Cap.Kalpana Jayaraman gave the chief guest address on sports meet and she declared the sports meet open. Prof.Cap.Kalpana Jayaraman hoisted the Indian flag and Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham hoisted the college flag. The function started with March past by 9 a.m., performed by all the batch of students followed by torch relay by the athletic students. Some of the track events such as 100 mts, 800 mts running, Relay and Tug of War were conducted. 50 mts running was conducted for the faculty children’s and they are participated enthusiastically. Tug of war for the M.Sc. Vs B.Sc. students and lucky corner for the faculty was conducted.

                    The chief guest distributed the prizes for the winners. Both the faculty and students got the prizes for the winning events. The individual championship in girls was won by Ms. Padma, 2008 batch and in boys by Mr. Nirmal Kumar, 2010 batch. The over all trophy was won by 2008 batch (Third year B.Sc. (N)) students. The programme was concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Keerthana, B.Sc. (N) 2007 Batch.

                    UJVALA 2011 – Intra-Collegiate Culturals ‘UJJVALA – 2011’

                    ‘UJJVALA – 2011’ The Intra-Collegiate Culturals of PSG College of Nursing was organized by Student Nurses Association on 19th March in IMSR Auditorium. The undergraduate students were divided into 4 groups and named as Surya, Dhara, Nakshatra, and Prithvi. 15 competitions were conducted which included off and on the stage programme from ‘On the spot paint’ to ‘Ms/Mr. UJJVALA’. The competitions extended from 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. As part of fund rising programmes, SNA held fun games and sale of artificial ornaments & food stall. The programme went on well. In valediction prizes were given to all winners and momento for all judges.

                    Zenith

                    PSG College of Nursing organized a Zonal level intercollegiate Nursing Quiz competition on 12.11.2010. Department of psychiatric nursing and paediatric nusing organized this quiz programme. Totally 14 colleges participated in this quiz competition. The preliminary examination was conducted during the morning hours and 5 teams were choosen for the final quiz competition. The quiz programme was declared open by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, and PSG College of Nursing at 2 p.m. The quiz mistresses for Paediatric Nursing, Prof.G.Malarvizhi and Ms. Roselin Myvizhi, the quiz mistress for Psychiatric Nursing Prof.Esther Daisy Joel and the quiz mistress for General Knowledge Prof.Meera Saravanan conducted the quiz programme in a very interesting manner. The students actively participated in the programme. In the finals, the students of St.Johns College of Nursing won the rolling trophy for the second consecutive year and owned the trophy. The students of PSG College of Nursing won the second prize and the students from College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College won the third prize.

                    The valediction started with a formal welcome address by Prof.G.Malarvizhi at 4.45 p.m. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham presided over the function. The chief guest Dr.A.Raguthaman, Professor & HOD, Department of Psychiatry, and PSG Hospitals addressed the students. In his address, he congratulated on inclusion of effective psychiatric nursing curriculum in the B.Sc. Nursing program. The programme came to an end with the words of gratitude by Prof.Esther Daisy Meerabai Joel, HOD of Psychiatric Nursing Department at 5.45 p.m.

                    Graduation Ceremony

                    The 12th graduation ceremony of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 06.10.2010 at 10.30 a.m. The 2008 batch of M Sc Nursing students and 2005 batch of B.Sc. Nursing students received their degrees on this graduation. Dr.Marilyn Newhoff, Dean, College of Health and Human Services, San Diego State University, USA was invited to be the Chief Guest for the ceremony. Most respected Sri G.Rangaswamy, the Managing Trustee of PSG Institutions presided over the function. Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, PSG College of Nursing formally welcomed the gathering. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing delivered the message to the graduates. 46 graduates and 8 post graduates received their degree. The toppers in each subject from 2005 batch and the class toppers in each year were award with trophies. Ms. Sangeetha of 2005 batch received the Best SNA and Best NSS award.

                    The special awards were given to all the award winners from graduate and post graduate group. The alumni association of PSG College of Nursing awarded Ms. Pramila T of 2005 batch as the ‘Best Sports Women’ of 2005 batch of B.Sc. Nursing. The Best Academic Post Graduate and Best Clinical Nurse Award went to Mrs. Vimala D of 2008 batch of M.Sc. Nursing. Venkateshwara Research Award was given to Mrs. Sivamathi R of 2008 batch of M.Sc. Nursing.

                    Among the graduate group, Best Academic Graduation and Best Clinical Nurse graduate award were won by the same person, Ms. Anurama of 2005 batch of B.Sc. Nursing, Ms. Saranya M.S. of 2005 batch was awarded as the Best Outgoing student of the graduating batch.

                    Following the awarding ceremony, Ms. Anurama P gave the response on behalf of her batch. The college magazine ‘Fineese’ was released by the Managing Trustee and the first copy was received by Dr.Newhoff. The ceremony came to an end with the words of gratitude from Mrs. Beena Chacko, the Coordinator of the graduation ceremony.

                    Report of the Regional Conference on Recent Trends in MCH Care

                    Regional conference on ‘Recent Trends in Maternal and Child Health Care’ was conducted by PSG College of Nursing on 14th and 15th of October 2010. This conference was sponsored by the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai and ICMR, New Delhi. Registration of the conference began by 8.30 a.m. on 14.10.2010 followed by a formal inaugural function. Prof.Seetha Panicker, HOD of Obst. & Gynecology of PSG Hospitals was the chief guest for the inauguration. In her inaugural address, she emphasized on the role of nurses in remote areas towards the achievement targeted MMR and IMR. Prof.T..Nirmala, Vice-Principal and Alumni Advisor welcomed the delegates and the resource persons for the conference. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing presided over the function and Mrs. Gandhimathi R organizing secretary of the conference introduced the theme of the conference. Inaugural function was concluded with the words of gratitude from Mrs. Leena J, President of Alumni Association, and PSG College of Nursing.

                    Key resource persons were invited from Chennai, Thrissur, Kottayam, Mangalore and Pondicherry. Dr.S.Senthil Kumar, Deputy Director of Health Services, Coimbatore was invited to share the information on National Schemes in MCH Care. The scientific paper presentation was held on the second day morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delegates from different States presented their paper and the best paper award was won by Mrs. Sonia RBD’ Souza from Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University. Participation certificates for the delegates and the paper presenters were distributed during valediction by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham. The conference came to an end with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Kalpana, Treasurer, Alumni Association of PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

                    Alumni Reunion

                    An Alumni Reunion was organized followed by the Graduation Ceremony. Mrs. Leena J, President, presented the alumni report. Ms. Roselin Myvizhi J.E. welcomed the gathering. Mrs. Kalpana P presented the treasurer report for the previous year. Election was conducted for the post of Secretary and Ms. Kondal Devi A was elected as the Secretary for the next two years. Tree planting was done in front of the hostel. The meeting adjourned at 12.45 p.m.

                    NALAM 2010

                    PSG IMS&R had organized a health exhibition stall as a part of Silver Jubilee Celebration in the name of Nalam 2010. It was a three day programme scheduled from 8th October to 10th October 2010 at PSG IMS&R Auditorium. It was inaugurated by Honourable Minister Thriru Pongalur Palaniswamy and presided by District Collector Dr.Umanath I.A.S. Our Trustee Shri G.Rangaswamy welcomed the Chief Guest of the stall started with the good screening, BMI, height, weitht and bone density to all the public.

                    RESEARCH DESIGNS IN HEALTH SCIENCES CONSTRUCT,CONDUCT AND CRITIQUE on 25 to 27th June, 2009

                    Proceedings

                    Cosponsored by HRDG Division, CSIR, New Delhi, TNSCST, Chennai The workshop on research designs, constructs, conducts and critique, was initiated with the idea of diffusing the philosophy of research designs and its implications. Dr.Radha Krishnan, Director, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, in his chief guest address during the inaugural expressed the abundance of knowledge and practice of research and the need for intellectual congruence of research designs in Social and Health sciences, as the Physical Sciences overlie on experimentation as they deal with products, but the Health Sciences are more concerned with Human Beings.

                    Rtd. Prof. Dr.C.P. Prakasam, Department of Public Health and Mortality Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai in his key note address acknowledged the realities of conducting the research in Health Sciences and the decision to decipher the design component. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, expressed the significance and responsibility of the research department to programme and propose the issue of research methodology and especially the research designs. Dr.Subhadra Iyengar, in introduction to the theme of the workshop pronounced the need to understand the design component, its implications and the skills in designing the research studies in Health Sciences.

                    The scientific session began with Dr.Prakasam addressing on the Qualitative research approach to health from social context. He imparted the critical issues and contributory mechanism of qualitative research and with citations from various research in AIDS and HIV, and gender related reproductive health and social attributions associated with them expressed the richness of qualitative approach to conduct of health research. The type of qualitative research was also listed and explained in detail by him in later session.

                    Prof.Elizabrth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, in her attempt to Qualitative designs, Principles, and Practice determinately pronounced that everything can not be just quantified. With esthetic pictures of Crying Baby and Dancing Folk, she put a thought provoking question in the minds of the audience whether measuring in quantam is alone crucial compare to the understanding the phemenon as it exists in its natural setting. She involved the students in by making them do some small exercises. Dr.Subhadra Iyengar in her topic on Quantitative research designs, principles and practice went on emphasizing the cause and effect relationship while testing of hypothesis. She also expressed the need to identify the variables of the study, understand the nature and its influence, and the need to be cautious about internal and external threat to the study, the steps and skills to minimize the same. The session ended with online quiz.

                    Then Dr.Thomas V Chacko, HOD of Community Medicine and MET Department, PSG IMSR balanced by establishing the distinguished characteristics, advantages, disadvantages of both the approach and recommended for combination, namely mixed match method.

                    From here, the sessions started and flittered into specific design with quantitative approach. Dr.Thanga Pandian, Lecturer, Dept of Psychology, PSG College of Arts and Science, in his deliberation on Survey design made the participants probe into surveying the personality of each which gave two expressions, one self introspection and the other technique of applying survey Design to studies.

                    Dr.Jemima Mohana Kumar, Professor, Department of Nutrition, PSG College of Arts and Science, explained with exercise about the Descriptive designs and their focus. Mrs. Beena Chacko, Associate Professor, in Medical surgical Nursing and HOD of Fundamentals of Nursing, PSG College of Nursing dealt with examples, the time dimensional designs and their significance in assessing the impact of Lung Cancer and Smoking.

                    Then, the deliberation on Experimental Designs was made by Dr.Ramamurthy Professor and Head of Department of Biotechnology, PSG Institute of Technology. He lectured in detail the principles, practice, types and implication of experimental designs. Dr.Ramalingam, Principal and Professor of Pharmacology, of PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, with examples and critical probing with the audience explained the case study, case control and RCT designs in medical research. Dr.Bhuvaneshwarn, Medical Director, PSG Super Specialty Hospitals gave birds view of Clinical Trials and citations were from the numerous researches conducted by him.

                    Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Head of Pediatric Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing, addressed with her profound knowledge on Pre test Post test control group and Solomon Four group design, in health sciences.

                    Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice- Principal, PSG College of Nursing made the delegates practice the design techniques by practically making them relax and define the principles, practice of one group pre and post design. She also stressed on internal and external validity and minimization of the same.

                    Dr. Ramanathan, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, PSG College of Pharmacy specified, classified and expressed the need of quasi experimental research design in health sciences, especially when dealing with behavioral issues. From there, the session was handled by Prof.Tamil Selvi, Head of Medical-Surgical Nursing Department, on Non Equivalent Design, and she maximized the extent to which these designs bring down to earth results.

                    The third day was linked to the first day session, as Dr.Vidya Ramachandran, in depth with research studies on epidemiological aspects explained about qualitative research and its significance in epidemiology and transformation of the approach to quantitative. It was thought provoking and mind storming session.

                    Then the workshop started on Group task with different situation and the representatives from each group presented the design components. Later the papers were presentated by Delegates, where also there was a stress on identification of variables, structuring the design, assessing internal and external threats to studies and the measures to control the same.

                    The best paper presentation award was conferred to Dr.Reshmi Sharin, Ayurveda College, Coimbatore, who presented on Double Blind Research Study. The three days task helped in overcoming the misnorms of design construction and gave crystal clear picture of the method of drawing the research design. The workshop was valedected with a speech from Dr.Vidhya Rmachndran, and report from Dr.Subhadra Iyengar. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, presented the award for best paper presentation. Mrs. Kalaimathi, Assistant Professor, PSG College of Nursing, extended the vote of thanks.

                    Workshop “TRAUMA CARE- LEARNING THROUGH SIMULATION” was organized on 4thJuly 2008

                    The Workshop “TRAUMA CARE- LEARNING THROUGH SIMULATION” was organized on 4thJuly 2008 at PSG IMS & R Auditorium. It was sponsored by TNSCST, Chennai and NCSTC, ICMR, New Delhi. 64 delegates (7 UG students, 47 PG students, 7 staff nurses and 3 Faculty members) of various colleges of Nursing from Tamilnadu attended the workshop. On the 3rd of July around 10 saplings were planted in our PSG campus. Trauma is being the leading cause of the death and the nurses being the fundamental components of direct trauma care, PSG College of Nursing has felt the need to organize this workshop for faculty and students of Nursing to empower knowledge and skill on trauma care. During scientific session Prof.T.S.Ravikumar, Head of Emergency Nursing Department, CMC, Vellore spoke on Trauma Biomechanics, Stress Management in EMT and Skills station on Transportation and Immobilization techniques. Appropriate use of immobilization devices and instruments during EMT was demonstrated. After this session, the delegates were given an opportunity to practice those techniques to get hands on experiences in early management of trauma. We had resource persons to speak on musculoskeletal injuries, Airway, Breathing and Circulation management. Pediatric Trauma Management. The 4th year B Sc nursing students, simulated through scenario on early management of trauma in both do’s and don’ts way of treating the trauma victims and depicted the stress among health care professionals during emergency The scenario was lauded by the delegates for its likeliness to the real life situation. The delegates expressed that the skills they gained through this workshop will be useful in their nursing practice..

                    World Breast Feeding Week Celebration

                    The world breast feeding week was celebrated by PSG College of Nursing along with PSG Hospitals. The Obstetrical and gynecological nursing department paediatric nursing department and NSS Unit of PSG College of Nursing organized the different programmes during the week.

                    After the inauguration on 1st August 2009, poster competition was conducted on the theme of breast feeding week Breast feeding a vital emergency. Are you ready? On 3rd August 2009, a role play and a health talk with demonstration were given to mothers at OG Ward, PSG Hospitals. The same programme was repeated on 4th August at SLM Maternity Centre. On 5th August, a health talk was given to antenatal and post natal mothers attending OG OPD of PSG Hospitals.

                    On 6th August, role play and a health talk was given to mothers admitted at ESI Hospitals, Coimbatore. The same day, a well baby and mothers contest was conducted on the basis of exclusively breastfed baby.

                    On 7th August, an elocution competition was organized. Staff nurses and student’s nurses participated and prizes were distributed during the valediction by Smt. Nandini Rangaswamy, the chief guest of the day.

                    Indus Em October

                    Encon 2009

                    The Emergency Nursing Congress 2009 was conducted as part of INDUS-EM Annual Summit 2009 on 28th and 29th October 2009. There were around 350 delegates from all over India. International faculties were invited for the conference. The invited nursing faculties were Ms. Theresa Tavernero, Team Health, USA, Mrs. Gila Gyams, Trauma Coordinator, RHCC, Haifa, Israel, Prof.Ravikumar, HOD of Emergency Nursing, CMCH, Vellore and Dr.Sanjeev Boi and AIIMS Team. During the two days delebrations, the following topics were dealt by different faculty: Leadership in emergency department, team work, management of poly trauma, mass causality and preparedness of hospitals and ED, Quality control in Emergency Nursing and Pre-Hospital services.

                    On the second day, there was a competition conducted for the nurses and PG students through case presentations of given emergency situations. During the afternoon session, Dr.Sanjeev Bhoi and his team from AIIMS conducted the skill station training on basic cardiac life support. The ENCON came to an end at 4.45 p.m. on 29.10.2009.

                    Graduation Ceremony

                    The 11th Graduation Ceremony of the PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 11.9.2009 at 5 p.m. Mr. P.Sivanandi, Inspector General and Commissioner of Police was invited as the Chief Guest of the solumn ceremony. Smt. Nandini Rangaswamy, Correspondent, Krishnammal group of Educational Institutions graced the occasions.

                    During the Graduation Ceremony, 45 members from the eleventh batch of B.Sc. Nursing and 6 members from the fourth batch of M.Sc. (N) received their degree. Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, PSG College of Nursing extended a warm welcome to the invitees, graduates and others. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing presented the college report and delivered the message to the graduates. Dr.S.Ramalingam, Principal, PSG IMS&R presided over the function.

                    During the Chief Guest Address, Mr. Sivanandi IG and Commissioner of Police stressed on the communication skills and an attitude to help others. He shared his life experiences and motivated the young graduates to shine in their career. The chief guest distributed the certificates to the Graduates and Post Graduates.

                    Prof.G.Malarvizhi, HOD of Paediatric Nursing department called out the winners of various awards and prizes. Prizes were distributed to the class toppers from all the 4 batches and the subject toppers from the graduating batch were acknowledged with prizes.

                    Among the graduates, Miss. Joshi Terrentia was awarded with the most prestigious award of Best Outgoing Graduate award. Ms. Meena.P was awarded as the Best Academic Graduate and Miss. Joshi Terrentia received the Best Clinical Nurse Award.

                    Among the Post Graduates, Miss. Vembu of 2007 batch received the Best Academic Post Graduate award and Mrs. Smitha Soman was awarded with Best Researcher and Best Clinical Nurse award.

                    The programme came to an end with the formal words of gratitude from Mrs. Christy Mekala.V, Professor and the organizing Secretary of the function at 6.15 p.m.

                    Zenith – November 2009

                    The zonal level intercollegiate nursing quiz competition was conducted on 23.11.2009. The quiz programme was organized by Medical Surgical Nursing Department and Fundamentals of Nursing Department. Nursing students from over Tamilnadu, two colleges from Kerala and one college from Karnataka participated in the preliminary round. In total, 15 colleges took part in the preliminary test and 5 colleges qualified for the final quiz programme.

                    The Zenith 2009 was declared open by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, principal, PSG College of Nursing. The Quiz Mistresses Mrs. Beena Chacko, HOD of Fundamentals of Nursing Department and Prof.A.Tamilselvi, HOD of Medical Surgical Nursing Department conducted the quiz in a smooth and interesting manner.

                    The valedictory session started with formal welcome by Prof.A.Tamilselvi, the organizing Secretary of the programme. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing presided over the function. The Chief Guest of the day Dr.Prem Kumar, HOD of General Surgery, PSG Hospitals addressed the students and emphasized on the importance of nursing care in health care setting. Dr.Prem Kumar distributed the prizes to the winners. The first prize and the rolling trophy was won by St.Johns College of Nursing, Bangalore, the II prize by KMCH College of Nursing and III prize by College of Nursing, Madras Medical College, Chennai. The programme came to an end at 4.45 p.m. with the words of gratitude from Mrs. Beena Chacko, Associate Professor, HOD of Fundamentals of Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing.

                    Lamp lighting Ceremony 11th December – 2009 Batch

                    The lamp lighting ceremony of 2009 batch of B.Sc. Nursing students was conducted on 11th December 2009 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Prof.Mabel Shivkar, Principal, RVS College of Nursing was invited as the Chief Guest of the occasion. Following the formal welcome by Mrs. Beena Chacko, Associate Professor, PSG College of Nursing, the Principal of PSG College of Nursing Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham addressed the new nursing students. The President of the function, Dr.Vimal Kumar Govindan, Medical Director, PSG IMS&R Hospital gave the presidential address. The chief guest Prof.Mabel Shivkar and Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, passed over the lights to the first year B.Sc. Nursing. Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, PSG College of Nursing lead the students in taking the nurses pledge.

                    The chief guest of the day, Prof.Mabel Shivkar, addressed the students and emphasized on 10 qualities a nurse must posses and how to build on those qualities. The programme came to an end with the words of gratitude from Mrs. Leena J, Asst. Professor, PSG College of Nursing.

                    ISO Continuing Assessment by the External Agency

                    ISO external auditing was conducted by Auditors from BSI on 21.02.2007 for the 2 nd continuing assessment. The auditing went on successfully and smoothly. No non conformances were identified. The auditors congratulated the Principal that QMS followed in PSG College of Nursing is a very mature system.

                    International Nurses Day

                    International Nurses Day was preponed and celebrated on 08.05.2009 by the Student Nurses Association due to the vacation of students. A debate was conducted on the topic People choose Nurse Service oriented or salary oriented. The Programme began with the welcome speech by Ms. Anurama of 2005 Batch. Following that Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing gave an inspiring speech on Nurses Day theme. The debate began with the introductory speech by Mrs. Meera Saravanan, Associate Professor, and Department of Psychiatric Nursing. The debate was not only enjoyable but also thought provoking for the audience. Following the debate, prizes were distributed to the winners of various competitions which were conducted as a part of International Nurses Day celebration.

                    Intramural Sports Meet

                    The Intramural sports of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 14.03.2009 at 9 a.m. Mrs. N.Kamini, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime and Traffic, Coimbatore City Police was the chief guest of the sports meet. In her speech, she emphasized on the need for increase of stamina through regular exercise and physical fitness for a nurse. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the chief guest and wished the students for their success. After the declaration of sports meet open by the chief guest, the sports events for the staff and students started. The individual over all championship was won by Ms. Nirosha of 2006 batch. The group overall trophy was won by the first year B.Sc. Nursing (2008 batch) students of PSG College of Nursing.

                    Workshop on Current Trends in Oncology Nursing

                    PSG College of Nursing conducted a workshop on Current Trends in Oncology Nursing on 11.02.2009 to update the health care professional on clinical issues and current trends in cancer practice.

                    Eminents from Cancer Centre, GKNM Hospital namely Dr.M.Nagarajan, Dr.A.Rajkumar and Dr.Suthintharakannan highlighted the recent advances of diagnosis of cancer, advancements in cancer treatment and stem cell therapy. Dr.Ramamoorthy of PSG College of Technology emphasized on the role of human genetics in prevention of cancer. Mrs. P.Chitra, Associate Professor, Amrita College of Nursing, Ernakulam stressed on the role of nurse in palliative care.

                    More than 200 participants from all over Tamilnadu attended the workshop including students, teachers and health professionals.

                    World Environment Day

                    PSG College of nursing conducted an intercollegiate competition on 20th June 2008 to commemorate the World Environment Day on the theme Co2- Kick the Habit: Towards a Low Carbon Economy in order to sensitize the students on issues related global warming, climate change and its impact, irrational use of energy and improper waste disposal and menace of plastic. The various events were Photo exhibition, Poster Presentation and painting with a theme NATURE INCREDIBLE. Other competitions were essay writing both in English and the state language Tamil based on international theme. Quiz programme was organized on all aspects orienting to the international theme. 134 students from various colleges participated and three best were awarded in each event. Participants were acknowledged with a certificate. A Documentary was telecasted for the whole day. Students were enthusiastic not only in participating but in knowing about the eco system and find ways to restore nature for better future.

                    International Day for Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

                    World Health Day Celebration With Psychiatric Expo – 2008 Déjà Vu And International Day For Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking By Psychiatric Nursing Department III Year B.Sc. Nursing PHOENIX group of students conducted EXPO2008 named “DÉJÀ VU” meaning Familiar Of Unfamiliar Things on 28.05.2008 at PSG hospitals, on 29.05.2008 at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore and on 05.06.2008 at PSG College Of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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