The philosophy of Little Lourdes College of Nursing is consistent with the philosophy of nursing, the philosophy of education, and the values and beliefs of the congregation of Sisters of the Visitation of the Virgin Blessed Mary (SVM), Kottayam.
We believe that Health is a state of being able to function optimally within physical, physiological, psychological, social and spiritual context. Health is viewed as the right of all the people with individual choice as prerequisite. Faculty of Little Lourdes College of Nursing believes that Nursing is a scientific practice discipline that takes a holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of actual and potential responses to illness.
Nursing as an art and science is closely associated with catholic doctrine. “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart” (St Mathew 11:29). This gospel will guide all the nurses and students of this college to practice nursing in the service and educational side with compassion. The goal of nursing is to lessen the effects of illness, promoting comfort and healing and assisting patients to achieve optimum state of health or to attain a dignified death. An attitude of loving-kindness, dedication and self-giving will enable the professional nurses to carry out the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. We believe that nursing education prepares graduates to practice within the established professional guidelines and standards and to engage in continuous role development and revision of knowledge.
The teaching/learning process fosters intellectual and personal growth; stimulates inquiry, critical thinking, and synthesis of knowledge; and helps the individual value and pursue life-long learning. The role of education in the overall development of an individual is well acknowledged. Our interactive relationship with Indian Nursing Council, Kerala Nurses and Midwives council and Kerala University of Health and Sciences (KUHS) enhance the educational and practical component of professional nursing.
The Institution believes that faculty is the integral part in the process of education and they are the spirit of our college. The faculty values excellence in teaching with an individual focus on the learner. The faculty demonstrates an exemplary professional attitude in the teaching learning process to mould an adult learner to a safe, competent nurse. The teacher is seen as a mentor and facilitator for students in understanding nursing as well as in the application of comprehensive nursing care.
We believe that all patients are accepted and loved unconditionally, as children of God. Every person is unique and is in constant interaction with the environment. Fundamental to the nursing practice is the therapeutic relationship between the nurse and the patient that is based on trust, understanding, compassion, support and serves to empower the patient to make life choices.
Learning is perceived as a complex, mutual, ongoing process producing a desired change in behavior of the learner resulting from the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
Community health nursing is the synthesis of nursing and public health practice applied to promote and protect the health of population. It combines all the basic elements of professional, clinical nursing with public health and community practice.
Obstetrics and Gynecology are medical specialties that focus on two different aspects of the female reproductive system. The department appreciates the concept and principles of obstetrical & Gynecological nursing and helps students to acquire Knowledge, develop attitude and skills in rendering nursing care to normal and high risk pregnant women, and gynecological patients in hospital and community settings.
Medical surgical nursing is a nursing specialty area concerned with the care of adult patients in a broad range of settings .The department provides students centered teaching and learning in conductive atmosphere for hands-on experience that helps the students to gain confidence in their nursing knowledge, skills and attitudinal practice.
Child health nursing is the art and science of giving nursing care to children from birth through adolescent with emphasis on the physical growth, mental emotional and psycho-social development.
Mental health nursing or psychiatric nursing is the specialized area of nursing practice which focus on promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness for all, irrespective of age, sex, caste, creed and religion .
Nursing and statistics are included in the IIIrd year BSc (N) programme. It is designed to enable students to develop an understanding of basic concepts of research ,research process, and statistics, It is further structured to conduct/ participate in need based research studies in various settings and utilize the research findings to provide quality nursing care. The hors for practical will be utilized for conducting individual /group research project.
Nursing education is included in the IVth year BSc (N) programme. It is designed to help the students to develop an understanding of the principles and methods of teaching and to equip the students with the beginning skills in teaching in clinical, community health and educational settings.