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St. Isabel’s School of Nursing, Mylapore was started in 1983 by the Sisters of St. Isabel’s.  The St. Isabel’s SON is recognized by the Indian Nursing Council and State Nursing Council Tamil Nadu and has been formally sanctioned by Government of Tamil Nadu (G.O. Ms. No. 1558 dated 16.12.1991). The School of Nursing is located at Mylapore, Chennai. 

             The year 2008 had an important event in the history of the nursing school namely the celebration of the “SILVER JUBILEE”.  Many Ex-students from each batch participated in the celebration. It is a great reward to St. Isabel’s School of Nursing that it has a Dedicated and Committed Staff. Their selfless and tireless services to the students have brought in turn many STATE RANKS. The Nursing School takes a rightful pride in having a record of 100% percent results with DISTINCTIONS and FIRST CLASS in almost all the academic years.  So far, the school has educated and trained about 816 dedicated and competent young women, to take up the first level leadership positions in various leading hospitals both in India and abroad. 


Managing Trustee             -          St. Isabel’s Society,  Southern
                                                                  Province,   Bangalore.                                                        
Chairman                          -  Sr. Magdalane Fernandez
                                                               (Provincial Superior)
Vice-President                  -    Sr. Danis Mary.
Medical Superintendent    -      Dr.Sr. Philomena Joseph. M.B.B.S., D.G.O.,
Administrator                    -   Sr. Celine Philip.
               The mission of St. Isabel’s School of Nursing is to educate persons of diverse backgrounds to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values needed for professional nursing practice and lifelong learning. This mission is accomplished in a community of learning dedicated to excellence and caring in professional nursing education.
             We envision the School of Nursing to set the standard for professional nursing and health science education within an integrated health care system. We build upon its tradition of developing committed, dedicated, caring and scholarly nursing personnel to cater to the needs of suffering humanity. Thereby we positively impact contemporary & future health care.

              The philosophy of the School of Nursing is derived from that of the Hospital.
             We believe every patient should have quality care for which the student should have a formal educational preparation based on sound educational principles. We also recognize that the basic course in Nursing prepares young women for first level position and further professional development to give care to the individual.
             The philosophy of St. Isabel’s School of Nursing reflects the beliefs of the faculty regarding individuals, society, nursing, education and the role of the Nurse.
             The faculty's belief is embodied in the recognition that human beings possess physical, social, psychological, spiritual and cultural qualities. Inherent in this belief is that human beings are endowed with worth and dignity and have a right to have their basic needs met. The human experience is dynamic throughout the life cycle and one's behavior reflects continuous interaction with the total environment.
               We believe that the Society is comprised of individuals, diverse in their cultures, customs and behaviors, whose interactions occur through membership in family and community groups. The School of Nursing, as part of the community, prepares the student nurses to make vital contributions to society. This is achieved through provision of care to individuals in varied health care settings and by participation in health related community activities.
               We believe that the Health is a dynamic state with levels of wellness existing along a continuum. Optimal health is a state of physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of illness. Illness is manifested by compromised functioning and diminished capacity to meet one's needs.
            We believe that the Nursing is a dynamic, interactive process between the nurse and client whereby goals are mutually established in order to meet compromised client needs. Nursing practice is humanistic, aimed at assisting clients to achieve their highest level of functioning.
               We believe that the learning is a lifelong process. Education is an interdependent process between teacher and learner. The educator functions as a facilitator, resource person and role model who encourages students to develop the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to deal with challenges. The learner is a motivated individual who internalizes and applies new principles, concepts and skills as evidenced by modification of attitude, ideas and behavior. Inherent in this process is the development of the learner's self-awareness, independent decision-making and accountability. Optimal learning occurs in an interactive environment where mutual respect and freedom of inquiry are fostered.
                We believe that the Nursing education provides the graduate with the knowledge and concepts of the biological, social and behavioral sciences, nursing concepts, current technology and health care trends. The ultimate goal is to the student nurses who deliver competent and compassionate health care and who participate in professional activities.
                  We believe that the student Nurses are prepared to function in a collaborative role with other health care practitioners as providers and managers of preventative, restorative and supportive care to individuals with common health problems. They practice in a variety of health care settings utilizing established protocols within an ethical and legal framework.
                 We believe in the Christian Doctrine and recognize the dignity of man and human life.
The aim of the GNM Nursing program is to:

  1. Provide a balance of professional and General education.
  2. Enable a student to become a Professional nurse Practitioner and is a responsible citizen of India
  3. Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of and facilitate individuals and group in pursuit of health, function in the hospital, community nursing services, and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice. They are also expected to assume the role of clinical nurse supervisor, and manager in a clinical / public health setting.
The objectives of the nursing programme is to:

  1. Apply knowledge from physical, biological, and behavioral sciences, medicine including. Demonstrate understanding of life style and other factors, which affect health of individuals and groups.
  2. Provide nursing care based on steps of nursing process in collaboration with the individuals and groups.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking skill in making decisions in all situations in order to provide quality care.
  4. Utilize the latest trends and technology in providing health care.
  5. Understanding of fundamental principles of administration and organization of nursing services.
  6. Understanding of human behavior and an appreciation of effective interpersonal relationship with individuals, families and groups.
  7. Appreciation of the various factors affecting the community’s social, health and welfare programmer.
  8. Ability to assume responsibility for continuing learning and for increasing competence in nursing practice.
  9. Appreciation of professional attitudes necessary for leadership roles in nursing.
  10. Demonstrate skills in teaching to individuals and groups in clinical/community health settings.
  11. Participate effectively as members of the health team in health care delivery system.
  12. Demonstrate leadership and managerial skills in clinical/community health settings.
  13. Demonstrate awareness, interest, and contribute towards advancement of self and of the profession.

               We are aware that the growing need for collegiate programmes in nursing is in high demand. We look forward to upgrade our school into a college.
                St. Isabel’s School of Nursing as an institution of professional Education is accredited by the Government of Tamil Nadu, Indian Nursing Council (INC) and Tamil Nadu Nursing Council .

G.O.MS.NO: 1558 Dt 16.12.1991
INC : 20 – 31/ 89 Dt. 31st March 1992

Our Faculty

  We have self devoted Professionalized Nursing Team who facilitate a congenial learning environment for the attainment of academic goal. They also do supervise the students in the clinical setting to practice the theoretical knowledge.. More emphasis are made on bedside training to make the theoretical knowledge a better practice as quality Nursing education provide quality nursing service



Name of the Faculty     & Designation



Any other Nursing related Qualification

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Registration Details of Tamil Nadu U.G. & P.G.

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Mrs.J.C.Helen Shaji.
Principal cum Professor

Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai.
T.N.Dr.M.G.R.Medical University

Saveetha College of Nursing, Chennai. T.N. Dr.M.G.R. Medical University

Ph.D. Nursing submitted on December 2010
M.A. Psychology

UG:  2½ Years
PG : 8½ years
Teaching Experience  11 years





Sr.Mary Kutty Mathew

St.John ‘s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Rajiv Gandhi Univeristy

Sri Ramachandra College of Nursing,Sri Ramachandra University.

C.A.C Health  Care Administration and Ward Management

Clinical Experience   
 8 years
Teaching Experience
8 years




Miss. C.I.Jessy Sumita.
Senior Nursing Tutor

S.R.M. College of Nursing,T.N.Dr.M,.G.R.Medical University



    Clinical Experience      2 years
  Teaching Experience     10 years




Mrs. Margaret Susenna
Senior Nursing Tutor

Bishop”s College of Nursing T.N.Dr.M.G.R.Medical University



Clinical Experience
1 Year
Teaching        Experienxce
10 years




Mrs. Yamuna Devi.
Nursing Tutor

Sharmila College of NursingT.N.Dr.M.G.R.Medical University



Clinical Experience
6 Years
Teaching Experience
 5 years




Mrs. Seena San.
Nursing Tutor

Institute of Health Sciences, Dr. M.V.Shetty College of Nursing, Mangalore University



Clinical Experience
Teaching     Experience
2 years




Miss. S.Devika.
Nursing Tutor

S.R.M.College of Nursing,T.N.Dr.M.G.R.Medical University




Clinical  Experience
2  Years
Teaching Experience
1 year &6 Months




Mrs. Sujatha Ivan
Nursing Tutor

J.J.College of Nursing,Mumbai University



Clinical Experience
5 years
Teaching Eperienxce
5 years

Yet to be registered



Miss. Prema. M.
Nursing Tutor

Madras Medical College, T.N.Dr.M.G.R.Medical University



Teaching Experience
3 years &
11 Months




Nursing Tutor

Sri Ramachandra College of Nursing, S.R.M. University



Clinical Experience
2 Years
Teaching Experience
1 year




Miss. Ramya. S
Clinical Instructor

Dr. Sakunthala College Of Nursing, T.N.Dr.M.G.R University




   Clinical Experience
 2 Years
Teaching Experience
6 months




Sr. Colaco Inacia.
Clinical Instructor

Father Muller College of Nursing
P.C.B.Sc. (N)



Clinical Experience
5 Years









Mrs.SheebaLakshmiShekhar                M.A.,NTT,Med.M.Litt



Sr. Adaikala Mary. M.Sc. D.M.L.T.



Fr. Joy.V. M.Sc. Psychology


Computer science

Miss. Bhuvaneswari. B.Sc.,PGDMC.,HDISM


Thiru. Kanagasabapathy.

M.A. Ph.D. (Health Economics)