Policies

ATTENDANCE POLICY:

ATTENDANCE POLICY:

  • A candidate who have undergone the prescribed course of study for a period not less than 10 months of the academic year only can appear for the examination. No candidate shall be admitted to any part of the examination unless he\she has secured a minimum of 80% or above attendance separately in theory classes as well as practical in each subjects.
  • A candidate who is absent for a total of more than 60 days continues or interrupted with in a period of three months during an academic year shall not be eligible to continue the course with the same batch of students.
  • He\she may obtain special sanction for readmission with junior batch from higher authorities (Academic and administrative)
  • A candidate should have minimum 70% attencence (or as fixed by the university from time to time) to be eligible to condone and should request the university through proper channel with necessary documents.
  • A candidate must have 100% attendance in each of the practical areas before award of degree.
  • A candidate will be given eight weeks of vacation including holidays in each year.
  • Candidates are also entitled to avail 15 days of preparatory holidays before commencement of the university examination. However no preparatory holidays are given for supplementary examination.
  • The candidate must utilize the preparatory holidays in the college campus for revision classes as instructed by the class coordinator.
  • The candidates have to get the leave sanctioned from the Principal through the proper channel before availing the leave.
  • Unauthorized absents of candidate will call for strict disciplinary actions.
  • Absenteeism of any kind will be viewed seriously.

CLASS ROOM POLICY:

  • Student should observe cleanliness of classroom and compound.
  • Students should be well groomed when they appear in the class.
  • Student should maintain silence in class, corridor, library and in the college premises other than class hours also.
  • Classroom furniture should be maintain in good order. Students are responsible for any damage to the classroom furniture in the form of breakage\ scribbling. Amount for the repair\replacement of furniture will be deducted from the caution deposit of all the students in that particular class.
  • Keeping valuables are the responsibility of each student. College won’t take any responsibility for missing/damage of valuable items of students.
  • Ragging in any form (verbal or physical) is not allowed and will be reported to the police without delay.
  • Uses of mobile phone by students are strictly prohibited in classrooms.
  • Uses of drugs/smoking/alcoholism etc. are strictly prohibited in classrooms.
  • Any type of in disciplinary behavior (whistling, passing comments, shouting etc.) towards teachers, other students or staff will not be tolerated and will be a reason for major disciplinary actions.
  • Any change in the contact address/number should be informed to the college (by the parents), in the right time. College will not be responsible for any missing of information/ communication due to the change in address.
  • Prior appointment must be taken to meet college Principal (both students and parents). The visiting time is 3 to 4pm.
  • Each student shall be report for class in the specified time. Late comers will not be allowed in class.
  • Student should inform class teacher/ concerned teacher about absenteeism in advance and should submit leave letter in the right time. Absenteeism for clinical/class without prior information will be considered as a serious offence and will be marked as double absence along with other disciplinary actions.

Clinical Duty of Faculty

  • Purpose: To ensure appropriate level of expertise in the respective practice specialty by the nursing faculty as members of a practice discipline.
  • Scope: This policy is meant to provide opportunities for the faculty to stay current so that student nurses can be developed with relevant and appropriate competencies, knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

DRESS REGULATION

    Uniform
  • Students are supposed to follow dress code strictly in class and clinical area (as specified by the institution.
  • The students who are not following the dress code are not allowed to enter in the class and clinical area.
  • If students are not following uniform code, their grooming grade will be considered as zero.
  • Uniform should be neat and tidy.
  • Students should be well groomed, when they appear in class or clinicals. Hair should be tied properly for girls and neatly cut & clean shaved for boys (excemption is related strictly to religious reasons only).
    Dress code as specified by the institution for theory class hours;
  • Half sleeve shirt and pant (without bell)
  • Churidar with shawl- girls
    Special attention
  • Jeans, cargo, 6 pockets, dhoti, T- shirts, shervani, pyjama, kurtha, short top churidar, midi, any form of tight dress, churidar without shawl, latcha, skirt and blouse are not allowed in class / campus / clinicals.
  • Slippers are not allowed in class/ campus / clinicals.
    Dress code for clinicals
  • Specified uniform (will be arranged by the institution) should be worn by the students.

EXAMINATION POLICY (INTERNAL ASSESSMENT)

  • Students should obtain minimum, off 50% marks for each subjects in theory and practical separately to eligible to appear for university examination.
  • There will be periodic unit test for each subject in theory and every student is liable to write each test given by the individual teacher.
  • A minimum of 3 written sessional examinations will be given in each subject for internal assessment.
  • Internal assessment consist of the cumulative average of all the test given for a particular subject and other assignments (e.g. seminar, project, presentation etc.) provided in a given subject.
  • The weightage given for written examination 70%.
  • The weightage given for assignment is 30%.
  • Internal assessment for practicals constitute continuous evaluation, other assignments like case study, case presentation, drug file, patient assessment and model practical examination.
  • Weightage for each of these will be given in the course plan.
  • Clinical evaluation id based on the planned criteria according to clinical objectives.
  • Practical exam will be given at the end of clinical experience for each course.
  • Student who have not completed the course assignments, attendance and adequate clinical experience will not be given practical examination.
  • The candidate shall sign the internal marks before sending it to the university.
  • No written assignment will be the substitute for sessional examinations.
  • Periodic evaluation (theory / practical) will be communicated to students and parents within 2 weeks of completion of examinations.
  • Assignments / projects should be submitted in time as prescribed by the teacher and delay will be a reason for reduction of internal marks.
  • Parents will be informed about the academic performance and progress of students. Due consideration should be provided by the parents towards this matter.
The academic performance of each student will be evaluated on the basis of ongoing and continuous evaluation as specified below:
    I. Theory:
  • Periodic written examination (sessional examination) distributed throughout the year.
  • Calculation of internal marks will be the average of three sessional examination mark, which is planned and provided by the college and the marks obtain in their assignments, seminars, projects etc.
    II. Practical (Clinical):
  • Aggregate of continuous evaluation during the clinical experience of the students in specific clinical areas, nursing care study, clinical presentation, and planned health teaching programme, projects etc. will be taken for the internal clinical evaluation.
  • Calculation of internal marks for practical will be the average of marks obtained in model practical examinations, continuous evaluation in specific clinical areas and clinical assignments.
    Note:
  • There is an academic excellence award for those students who acquire highest mark in their university examination of that particular academic year.
  • Gold medal will awarded to the student who secures highest in the aggregate marks of all the four year regular university examinations.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

    Regulations related to university examinations:

    Undergraduate Programmes (B. Sc. Nursing):

  • University examinations shall be conducted ordinarily twice in a year (one regular and one supplementary examination in every year).
  • Candidate shall register for all parts of examination in their first appearance.
  • Candidates who have undergone the prescribed course of study for a period not less than 10 months of the academic year only can appear for the examination. No candidate shall be admitted to any part of the examination unless he/she has secured a minimum of 80% or above attendance separately in theory classes as well as practical in each subjects.
  • A candidate who is absent for a total of more than 60 days continuous or interrupted within a period of three months during an academic year shall not be eligible to continue the course with the same batch of students. He/she may obtain special sanction for readmission with the junior batch from higher authority (University/DME/ Govt. of Kerala).
  • Candidates who fail to appear for examination in any part or parts owing to the shortage of required attendance shall make up the lost attendance before appearing for the succeeding examination.
  • If the shortage is beyond the condonable limit the candidate should repeat with the junior batch.
  • Minimum pass mark shall be 50% in each of the theory and practical papers separately for internal examinations in order to appear for university examination.
  • The internal marks shall be sign by the candidate before transmission to the university.
  • A candidate must have 100% attendance in each of the practical areas before awards of degree.
  • A candidate has to pass in theory and practical exam separately in each of the paper.
  • If a candidate fails in either theory or practical paper he/she has to reappear for both the paper (Theory & Practical).
  • A candidate who fails in any paper or part in the examination may appear for that paper or part in the subsequent examination.
  • Maximum number of attempts permitted for each paper is five including first attempt.
  • Candidate shall not be admitted to the subsequent higher examination unless the candidate has passed the previous examination.
  • The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed 8 years.
  • Maximum number of candidates for practical examination should not exceed 15 per day.
  • Candidate who pass all parts of examination on the first occasion of appearing there of shall be ranked in order of proficiency as determined by the total marks obtained and shall be arranged in two classes.
  • Second class: Candidates who have passed the exami9nation with an aggregate of 50% and above.

    First class: Those who have secured 60% marks aggregate or above.

    Distinction: Those students who have secured 70% marks aggregate or above will be awarded distinction. Candidate who pass in first class who obtain not less than 70% of marks in any subjects shall be deemed to have passed with distinction in that subject. Candidates who pass the examination in subsequent appearance shall be ranked only in second class.

    Rank in the examination: Aggregate marks of all the four years regular examination shall be considered for awarding rank for the BSc nursing. A consolidated mark list consisting of all the four year examinations shall be given t9o the students by the concerned affiliated university.

    Postgraduate Programmes (M. Sc. Nursing):

  • Regular university examination shall be conducted at the end of each year and supplementary examination three months after the regular examination.
  • Eligibility for appearing examination:
  • The candidates must have 80% attendance in each theory and practical with minimum 50% of internal marks in each subjects. However 100% of attendance for practical before the award of degree.
  • A candidate who fails any subjects shall be permitted to continue the studies in to the second year. However, the candidate shall not be allowed to appear for the second year examination till such time that she/he passes all subjects in the first year MSc nursing examination.
  • Ranking
    • Minimum pass: 50%
    • First class: 65% and above
    • Distinction: 75% and above
  • Rank will be awarded on the basis of aggregate marks marks of two years and the candidate should have passed all papers in the first chance.

    INTERNAL ASSESSMENT:
      Theory:
    • Calculation of internal marks will be the average of two sessional examination marks, which is planned and provided by the college and the marks obtained in their assignments, seminar, projects etc.
    • Practical:
    • Calculation internal marks for practical will be the average of marks obtained in continuous evaluation of specific clinical areas and clinical assignments.
    ASSESSMENT/ EVALUATION STRATEGIES:
  • Individual projects
  • Case studies
  • Critical reviews
  • Article writing
  • Response writing
  • Concept mapping
  • Experiential learning
  • Teaching practice
  • Skill assessment

STANDARD OF PRACTICE FOR CONDONATION OF SHORTAGE OF ATTENDANCE

    Purpose:

    Maintain transparency to register in KUHS examination by a candidate’s attendance falls short of prescribed percentage.

    Policy statement:
  • Candidate should have 80 % attendance in theory and practical in each subject.
  • Subject Co-ordinator is responsible to report to the HOD about the shortage of attendance of any candidates under his/her supervision.
  • HOD shall report the case to the Head of the institution immediately with the evidence and necessary documents.
  • The subject Co-ordinator through the HOD may submit his/her recommendation to the head of the institution if the candidate deserve special consideration before university exam notification.
  • The shortage up to 10 percentage only may be condoned by Head of the institution.
  • Candidates whose documents are not approved by the head of the institution, may request to the head of the institution for appearing supplementary examination.

  • Special consideration
    The following may be considered valid reasons for recommending the cases of candidates with attendance less than the prescribed percentage.
  • Exceptional circumstances created on medical ground such as candidate suffering from serious diseases requiring long period of hospitalization, the same should be certified by a concerned doctor in the parent hospital.
  • Loss of father / mother /spouse during the course of study.
  • Authorized participation in university tournaments and sports meets not less than inter collegiate level.

  • Detaining of the candidates from appearing the examination
  • Candidates not following repeated instruction of subject Co-ordinator / HOD regarding maintenance of prescribed attendance percentage
  • Candidates producing fake documents regarding medical ground
  • Candidates fail to produce necessary documents supporting medical ground
The final decision regarding condonation of shortage of attendance shall be taken by the head of the institution.

Assignment Submission

1.0. Purpose: To ensure uniformity across the assignments and to provide guide lines for the preparation and submission of various assignments.

2.0. Scope: This policy is meant to provide a standard guideline in submission of medical & surgical nursing assignments by the students.

3. 0.Policy Statement:

3.1. General Guide lines

3.1.1. All assignment should be written on quality white A 4 size papers with margins drawn around the pages .

3.1.2. All the odd numbered pages should have a left margin of 1.5” and all even numbered pages should have a right margin of 1.5”. All other margins should not exceed 1”.

3.1.3. All assignments submitted should be neat in appearance and should have a front page with name of the assignment, submitted by with name of the student, year of study, submitted to name of the faculty, designation, and date of submission.

3.1.4. All headings and subheadings should be underlined or differentiated by capital letters or the way it is written.

3.1.5. Do not use whitener or correction fluid in any assignments.

3.1.6. Preplan, first submission and second submissions should be identified by marking with a pencil. The papers on which the teacher gave corrections in the preplan/first correction should not be removed while submitting the second submission. They all should be pinned together and attached at the end of the corrected assignment. After evaluation (assigning a mark) they can be removed.

3.1.7. Second submission or last submission should be attached with a copy of evaluation criteria specific to the assignment.

3.1.8. Drug File: Drug file should be written category- wise with at least two examples in detail with: Trade name, generic name, usual dose, route, available forms, mechanism of action, indications, contraindication, side effects and nurses responsibility.

    For Example, Drugs Used in Cardiovascular Diseases:
  • Antihypertensives
  • Thrombolytic agents
  • Anti-platelets
  • Anticoagulants
  • Diuretics
  • Cardiac Glycosides
  • Inotropic drugs
  • Classification of Antihypertensive Drugs
  • Betablockers
  • Calcium Channel blockers
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
  • Vasodilators …etc with at least two examples for each category.
The drug file should be submitted on every Saturday in the Medical-Surgical department. Number of drug presentation should be done as prescribed in the syllabus. However the faculty may ask the students about any drug which is prescribed in the syllabus in their clinical rounds . Students should be familiar with the generic name, action of drug, side effects and therapeutic level of high risk medications and its early warning signs of toxicity. The same drug file can be continued for the next year as directed by the faculty.

3.1.9. Case study: The disease condition taken for case study should be selected as prescribed in the syllabus of the concerned year of study and the student should present the case on the first day of taking the case before the faculty and get it approved . Preplan (Patient’s demographic data, history, physical examination, medications receiving and nursing care plan based on priority) should be submitted next day . In case study the disease condition with its etiology, clinical manifestations ,pathophysiology, investigations and all possible treatment options are given more importance for study in comparison with patient’s case. The completed case study should be submitted within 15 days The sample format is given in the MIMS CON evaluation proforma.

3.1.10. Care analysis/care study: The disease condition taken for care study should be selected as prescribed in the syllabus of the concerned year of study and the student should present the case before the faculty and get it approved. Preplan should be submitted on the next day. In care analysis/care study the nursing care is given more importance. List down the nursing diagnoses priority wise daily for the days the student has given care. Many nursing issues in the initial days might have resolved in the last days of care and need to be discontinued. A common care plan with all nursing diagnoses listed can be written in the below given format. No need to repeat the same nursing diagnosis twice in the careplan . A diet plan with the affordable and locally available food should be prepared for your patient as per the calorie requirement and diet prescribed by the physician. The completed assignment should be submitted within 15 days.

Assessment Analysis: (Pathophysiological basis of the assessment finding) Nursing Diagnosis With related to and as evidenced by Goal/ Outcome criteria: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timeframe Intervention & Rationale Implementation Evaluation Based on the outcome criteria
3.1.11. Clinic al Presentation: Any new case from the clinical area with typical symptoms can be identified for clinical presentation and should be presented on the very next day before the manifestations are relieved. The presentation should include etiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations , pathophysiology ,medical management and nursing management of your patient in comparison with book picture. The written assignment of clinical presentation should be submitted within 7 days.

3.1.12. Nursing Care Plan: The patient identified for care plan should be a case prescribed in the syllabus of the concerned year of study and the student should present the case before the faculty and get it approved. At least 6-8 nursing problems/diagnoses according to priority should be written using the sample care plans given in the latest edition books. The students should read the sample care plans and customize as per the assessment findings of their patient. Completed care plan should be submitted within 7 days.

3.1.13. Health Education: The health education topic should be written in lesson plan format, both in English and Malayalam . The student should get it corrected from the faculty before giving health education. The lesson plan should be written after assessing the patient’s level of knowledge. The student should be prepared to answer any question the patient may ask during education.

3.1.14. The student should see the evaluation criteria given for each assignment in the MIMS CON evaluation proforma and understand the weightage of marks before writing the assignment.

3.1.15. The procedures related to each patient care unit should be completed and get them signed in their procedure book.

3.1.16. There will be a reduction of 1 mark if the assignment is not submitted within the prescribed time and a reduction of 2 mark will be done if the assignments are submitted after the completion of clinical posting got over.

3.1.17. Students should refer at least 4-5 reference books while writing their assignment to make it comprehensive and meaningful.

4.0. References:

4.1. www.aacn.nche.edu

4.2. MIMSCON Evaluation Proforma

4.3. MIMSCON, Medical Surgical Nursing II. Instructions for submission of clinical assignments.