The Faculty of the Government College of Nursing, Calicut, are guided by the following philosophy of nursing education. Nursing is a profession, which collaborates with other health professions in helping individuals, families and society to prevent illness, to maintain and promote optimum health, to recover and rehabilitate from illness or disability, adapt to unchangeable limitations and to assist to have a peaceful death in terminal illness.
The practice of Nursing is based on principles drawn form the biological, physical, social and behavioral sciences. Hence nursing education should be broad based, dynamic and adaptive in integrating principles of learning. Bachelor of Science in nursing programme equips young people with the basic knowledge; skill and attitude to render professional nursing care, at first level positions to the people of all ages in a variety of settings.
A graduate of this programme should be a competent professional nurse, a good individual and a good citizen. The teachers of this programme must possess post graduate degree in nursing and allied disciplines so that they will make the maximum contribution to the programme and maintain the standard of the profession. The curriculum for basic B.Sc. Nursing should be flexible, practicable, intern with the level of learners,integrate the principles of education and equip the learner to meet ever-changing health needs of the society.
BSc nursing is also a stepping stone to higher levels of education in nursing. The faculty of College of Nursing believes that nursing is a profession, which necessitates prompt updating of knowledge and skills in specialized clinical areas to render quality services and maintain collaboration with other health professionals. The medical science is tremendously progressing with specialization and research. To keep pace with these changes specialization and research are essential in nursing science also. Post graduate in nursing education provides opportunities to acquire advanced knowledge and skill in modern educational techniques, decision-making, critical thinking and creative work.
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this
assembly to practice my profession with dedication.
I will serve mankind with love and compassion recognizing their dignity and rights irrespective of colour, caste, creed, religion and nationality.
I will endeavour to update knowledge and skill to uphold standard of nursing care to individual, family and community in all setting and in all aspects of holistic care as a member of the health care team.
I will hold in confidence personal matters of my clients committed to my care and help them to develop confidence in care rendered by me.
I will refrain from any activity that will harm my personal and professional dignity as a Nurse.
I will actively support my profession and strive towards its advancement.
I will fulfill my responsibilities as a citizen and encourage change towards optimum care.
Nurses Code of Ethics
International Council of Nurses (ICN)
Ethical Concepts applied to Nursing
The fundamental responsibility of the Nurse is fourfold : to promote health, to prevent illness, to restore health and to alleviate sufferings. The need for Nursing is universal. Inherent in Nursing is respect for life, dignity and rights of man. It is unrestricted by considerations of nationality, race, creed, color, age, sex, politics or social status.
Nurse render health services to the individual, the family and the community and co-ordinate their services with those of related groups.
Nurses and People:
- The Nurse’s primary responsibility is to those people who require nursing care.
- The Nurse, in providing care, promotes an environment in which the values, customs and spiritual beliefs of the individual are respected.
- The Nurse holds in confidence personal information and uses judgement in sharing this information.
Nurses and Practice:
- The Nurse carries personal responsibility for nursing practice and for maintaining competence by continual learning.
- The Nurse maintains the highest standards of nursing care possible within the reality of a specific situation.
- The Nurse use judgment in relation to individual competence when accepting and delegating responsibilities.
- The Nurse when acting in a professional capacity should at all times maintains standards of personal conduct which reflect credit upon the profession.
Nurses and Society:
- The Nurse shares with other citizens the responsibility for initiating and supporting action to meet the health and social needs of the public.
Nurses and the Co-workers:
- The Nurse sustains a co-operative relationship with co-workers in Nursing and other fields.
- The Nurse takes appropriate action to safeguard the individual when his care is endangered by co-worker or any other person.
Nurses and Profession:
- The Nurse plays the major role in determining and implementing desirable standards of nursing practice and nursing education.
- The Nurse is active in developing a core of professional knowledge.
- The Nurse, acting through the professional organization, participates in establishing and maintaining equitable social and economic working conditions in nursing.
Government College of Nursing will be a nationally recognized center of excellence in inquiry, knowledge, and expertise.
To provide quality patient care based on our strong commitment to practice, education, research, innovation and collaboration.