Little Lourdes College of nursing, situated on the bank of famous Meenachil river, is managed by Little Lourdes Charitable Institution Trust. The college is administrated by the Congregation of Sisters of Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary, Kottayam. Little Lourdes Mission hospital, a 300 bedded hospital started in 1956 by late Mgr. Cyriac Mattathil, functions under this trust. Institution began as Multipurpose health workers school in 1979. Little Lourdes School of Nursing was started in 2001. The nursing school is being upgraded to College of Nursing in 2013. The college aims at developing women through nursing education by upholding catholic doctrines.
The Little Lourdes College of Nursing was inaugurated on August 3, 2013. B.Sc Nursing course was started on 21/08/2013 on the feast day of St. Pius Xth. The college is recognized by Indian Nursing Council, Kerala Nursing Council for Nurses and Midwives, and affiliated to Kerala University of Health Science.
The college started to be viable with full function from the very beginning with curricular and co-curricular activities under the expert leadership of Sr. Philomin SVM, former Principal. The Little Lourdes Campus is vast and provides adequate facilities for the all round development of the students. From 01/06/2018 onwards, Dr. Sr. Joseena SVM had taken the charge as the Principal of LLCON.
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.