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Orintation programme of revised gnm syllabus

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In view of the changing scenario of the Nursing education due to the developments in technology and new requirements in nursing, TNM council had taken the timely measures. These measures included revising the GNM syllabus and conducting the orientation program of the revised syllabus. The Minutes of the Resource Faculty Meeting, resolution by the RESOLUTION BY THE RESOURCE COMMITTEE and the workshop on the revised syllabus orientation programme are given below.

Minutes of the Resource Faculty Meeting

Day - I

Date : 26 March 2007
Time : 11 am to 5 pm
Venue : Office of Tamil Nadu Nurses & Midwives Council, Chennai -04.

Members Present :

1. Mrs.G.Josephine. R.Little Flower
Registrar, TNNMC
Chennai.

2. Mrs.Lalitha Varghese
Secretary, CMAI
Bangalore.

3. Mrs.Saraswathi
Principal,
SON, Government Stanley Hospital
Chennai.

4. Mrs.kolusam Beevi
Principal
SON, Kilpauk Medical College Hospital,
Chennai

5. Mrs.Rajathi Durairaj
Nursing Tutor, Grade - I
ICH
Chennai

6. Mrs.R.Amirthavalli
Vice Principal
SON, Govt G H
Chennai.

7. Mr.Dhanaraj
Principal
SON, S.K.S
Salem.

8. Dr.Jayaseelan
Dean
Annai J.K.K Sampoornimmal College of Nursing
Kumarapalayam.

9. Mrs.Latha Abel
Principal
SON, Kalyani Hospital
Chennai.

10. Mrs.Vathsala Sadan
Registrar & Professor
CON, CMCH
Vellore.

11. Dr.Premila Lee
Professor
CON, CMCH
Vellore

12. Mrs.Jeany Kemp
President
Trained Nurses Association of India
Tamilnadu Chapter

13. Mrs.Chellammal Mriappan
Secretary
Trained Nurses Association of India
Tamilnadu Chapter

The meeting commenced with a silent prayer.

Mrs.G.Josephine.R.Little Flower, Registrar, TNNMC, welcomed the Resource Faculty followed by self introduction of the members.

The resource faculty presented on specific themes followed by deliberation after each theme.

Resource Faculty Themes
1. Mrs.G.Josephine. R.Little Flower Guidelines for establishment of new Nursing Schools in India. Reasons for establishing uniform standards in schools of nursing
2. Mrs.Chellammal Mariappan Changes made in the present syllabus with prescribed hours for theory and clinicals
3. Dr.Premila Lee Curriculum planning
Master Plan
Clinical Rotation
Time Table
4. Mrs.Lalitha Varghese On records to be maintained by SON from admission to transfer certificate

The meeting adjourned at 5 pm.

DAY - II

Date : 27 March 2007 Time : 8 am to 1 pm Venue : Office of Tamil Nadu Nurses & Midwives Council, Chennai -04.

The team of Resource Faculty was present.

The meeting commenced with a silent prayer.

The resource faculty in continuation, presented on specific themes followed by deliberation.

Resource Faculty Themes
1. Mrs. Lalitha Varghese Records to be maintained by SON
2. Mrs.Vathsala Sadan Curriculum evaluation & guide lines for evaluating assignments & records

The Resource Faculty thoroughly prepared a comprehensive revised GNM syllabus for implementation from 2007 - 2008 at TamilNadu State.

The meeting adjourned at 1 pm.

RESOLUTION BY THE RESOURCE COMMITTEE HELD ON 26th & 27 March 2007

The resource committee on deliberation suggested the following effective measures for the standardizing an uniform pattern for revised GNM syllabus at Tamil Nadu State as per INC. Moreover, INC is a national statutory body to maintain uniform standard of nursing in India. The legal empowerments are:

To prescribe syllabus and to frame rules for system and pattern of examination To prescribe norms and criteria to establish any schools and colleges in India

Therefore, the suggestions made by the Resource Committee may be considered to maintain the uniform standard of nursing education in India as per INC.

1. The psychiatric examination to be conducted as internal evaluation. The distribution of marks to be made uniform by allotting 50 marks each for school assessment and school examination (internal) as per INC.

2. A typographical error was identified in the total marks allotted for practical evaluation for internship, where as the distribution of 20 marks each for 5 areas / which comes to total 100.

3. The III years examination results to be declared in time for the students to commence their internship. Internship will commence only after successfully completing the III year.

4. The eligibility stated for candidates wishing to pursue GNM are

  • Date of birth of the candidate on admission will be completion of 17 years to 35 years.
  • Candidates who have studied and passed physics, chemistry & biology are only eligible.
  • Candidates can be admitted from July 31st to Dec 31st 2007.

5. It is mandatory for every candidate to have 75% of theory and 100% of practical attendance for every year of study.

6. Candidate having one subject arrear may be promoted to the next year. Candidate having two or move arrear in subjects to be detained.

7. A total of 26 weeks are allotted for internship inclusive of 1 week each for examination and vacation respectively.

8. Faculty appointed as internal or external examiners to have a minimum of 2 - 3 years of experience with respective subject.

9. List of examiners (internal and external) to be prepared from all the recognized institution under this council irrespective of Private or Government institutions as per INC, so as to conduct practical examination with internal and external examination as prescribed in the syllabus.

10. Internal Assessment to be calculated as follows as per INC: For theory : Internal 25% & external 75% For practical : Internal 50% & external 50 % b) The student has to be passed in the internal assessment in each subject ie., both in the teaching and practicals by securing 50% marks separately in each theory and practical(s).

11. Inspection Committee: The School of Nursing and College of Nursing administrators (Principal, Vice-principal, Reader or Senior Tutor) may be involved in the inspection to establish School of Nursing and College of Nursing par with their working experience ie., school of nursing to be inspected only by the school faculties likewise college by college faculties.

12. Vocational Nursing / Nursing Foundation course to be renamed as ANM course from the year 2008.

13.Programme such as THADCO, TNOU which are not recognized to be discouraged.

The above suggestions are applicable to all the States in India, since INC is legally empowered to frame rules in the above matter.

TAMILNADU NURSES & MIDWIVES COUNCIL, CHENNAI
WORKSHOP ON REVISED GNM SYLLABUS ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

Date : 28 March 2007
Time : 10 am - 5 pm
Venue : Dhyana Ashram, 25, Madha Church Road, Chennai - 28.

INAUGURAL

The inaugural session commenced ritually with Thamizh Thai Valthu followed by welcome address by Dr.G.Bava.Fathurudin, Director of Medical & Rural Health Services & President of Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council, Chennai.

The dignitaries on the dais lighted the kuthuvilakku.

The Chief Guest of the day, Mr.V.K.Subburaj, I.A.S, Secretary to Government of Tamilnadu Health & Family Welfare delivered the chief guest address. The Honourable Secretary emphasized on the prime importance of nurses in the health care delivery system. The global demand for nurses from India adds honour to our nation. The image of nurses in society is placed high in the pedestal as every citizen is aware of nursing profession and the key role of the nurses in the health team. He stated the uniform standards implemented in all nursing institutions will fetch a higher price for nurses in the global health care industry.

The Special Guest, Dr.Thiagavalli Kirubakaran, M.D, Director of Medical Education & Chairman - Board of Examiners for GNM expressed her sincere happiness and appreciation in conducting a comprehensive workshop for the implementation of revised GNM syllabus. She emphasized the clinical experience of nurses is atmost important during the course of study. And the contribution of every single nurse in the hospital is much more than the doctor for the health care consumers. She also stated the ratio of doctor and nurses for the ever-growing population in India is statistically unfavorable in India. The demand for nurses in other countries will further detoriate the nurse, population ratio. She continued by stating that standardizing the nursing education is the need of the hour.

Dr.Kalavathy Ponniraivan, Dean Madras Medical College & Deputy Chairman - Board of Examiners for GNM stated that the doctors learn from Nurses on various occasions the therapeutic & diagnostic procedures. She appealed to the Honourable Secretary to the Government of Tamilnadu to fill the existing vacuum in the Government Hospital, Chennai.

The Government Hospital at Chennai being the first hospital in Tamilnadu, established in the year 1906, hence the hospital ought to be made as Centre of Excellence of Nodal centre for the health professional and health consumers.

The keynote address was delivered by Dr.Punitha Ezhilarasu, Former Dean, College of Nursing, CMC Vellore. She highlighted on the need for change in the GNM syllabus and requested to participants to have mindset necessary for Nursing fraternity to implement the changes in the syllabus to suit the health care scenario.

Mrs.G. Josephine.R.Little Flower, Registrar, Tamilnadu Nurses & Midwives Council proposed the vote of thanks.

The inaugural session concluded with National Anthem.

WORKSHOP

The participants of the workshop were Heads of Institutions from all the schools of Nursing TamilNadu State. A total of 163 participated in the workshop.

The workshop consisted of presentation by resource faculty as follows :

Session Resource Faculty Topic
1. Ms.Josephine.R.Little Flower Guidelines for establishment of New Nursing Schools in India Reasons for establishing uniform standards in schools of nursing
2. Mrs.Chellammal Mariappan Changes made in the present syllabus with prescribed hours for theory and clinicals
3. Dr.Premila Lee Curriculum planning Master Plan Clinical Rotation Time Table
4. Mrs.Vathsala Sadan Curriculum evaluation & guide lines for evaluating assignments & records
5 Mrs.Lalitha Varghese Records to be maintained by SON from admission to transfer certificate

The following issues have been raised during the Workshop on Revised GNM Syllabus Orientation Programme by the floor ie., Principals of Schools of Nursing on 28th March 2007.

1. The Heads of Institution expressed their practical difficulty in implementation of the new syllabus for the present academic year 2006-2007 - The representation made by the Heads of Institutions to implement in the year2007-2008.

2. A reference of textbook list for faculty and students to be furnished at the earliest.

3. Various representations were made by Heads of Institution from private sector to enable their students to be posted in Government Hospital during internship to gain knowledge and competent skills in patient care.

4. It is mandatory for male nursing candidate to undergo midwifery training and have no alternative course.

5. The psychiatric examination will be conducted only in the respective schools as per INC to be followed [ie] 50 marks for performance ongoing assesment and 50 marks will be at the end of the year. The marks to be sent to the Board.

6. Internal & External examiners to be appointed both from private & Government Institutions as per new INC syllabus. Examiners- Internal exam, External exam, Invigilation, Paper setting & Paper correction.

7. Internship to commence soon after completion of III year examination as per INC, so that the result may be announced before starting the internship.

8. The members preferred conducting practical exam simultaneously in all institutions at the same time to avoid time loss.

9. The difference of age limit stated for admission of GNM by INC and Govt. Board are 17 to 35 yrs & 17 to 25 yrs respectively-This may be clarified with INC.

10. The total internship duration is 26 weeks inclusive of 1 week for vacation and 1week for examination.

The Sl.No.4,5 & 6: Should be followed as it is in the INC syllabus, since INC is empowered to frame the syllabus. Therefore the system and pattern of examination strictly to be adhered as per INC norms.

VALIDICTION

Dr.Jeyaseelan, Dean, Annai J.K.K Sampooraniammal College of Nursing, Kumarapalayam delivered the welcome address.

Dr.M.D.Selvam, M.D, Deputy Director of Medical Education, the Chief Guest in his address declared the implementation of the new syllabus for GNM to be implemented from 2008 - 2009 only and the permission for the same will be obtained from Health Secretary of Tamil Nadu.

He also expressed his concern of the issues and problems faced by nursing students, faculty and Nursing Institution. He declared the office of the State Board of Nursing will have a permanent building in the Director of Medical Education block at the earliest. He stated that final year results will be announced in time for the students to do internship and there after join the health work with out any delay.

Mrs.Lalitha Varghese, Secretary CMAI Board, Bangalore, the Guest of Honor expressed her consent in coordinating & co-operating with the Nurses & Midwives Council, Tamilnadu to effectively implement the revised GNM syllabus.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs.Rajathi Durairaj, Nursing Tutor Grade - I, ICH, Chennai.

The participants adjourned following the National Anthem.