The students are actively involved in training, service, and research in the field of community health nursing. The college has its own parent health centers in both rural and urban areas namely SriVenkateshwara Urban Health Centers at Villiyanur and SriVenkateshwara Rural Health Centers at Valavanur.The field training is imparted in both rural and urban areas. Additionally rural community health training is given at Government Primary Health Centre, Ariyur, Government Primary Health Centre, Nettapakkam, and Government Primary Health Centre, Thirubhuvani.
We provide preventive, curative, rehabilitative and referral services. The students are trained on core competencies for clinical care (WHO, 2010) in the community health.
The core competencies for clinical care range from health assessment, disease management, case finding, case management, observation and treatment according to delegated responsibility, etc.
Regular surveys / enumeration are carried out for planning and implementation of health programmes.
Screening for communicable and non communicable diseases, such as DM, HT, stroke and Cardiovascular diseases, cancer cervix , TB, Filaria, dengue fever and HIV & AIDS is done.
Regular home visits are made by community health nursing students under the supervision of the department faculty members.
Students perform physical assessment of different age groups including antenatal and postnatal assessment, nutritional assessment, socioeconomic and environment assessment and identify the health needs and problems of the family.
Apply nursing process in the family which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation steps. It also includes promoting health behavior including food and nutrition, physical exercise, counseling, self-care, treating of minor illnesses, complementary therapies etc.
Surveillance and referrals/follow up for acute and critical illnesses
Empowering and capacity building of community agencies/ organizations, groups and networks to encourage collaborative community initiatives on healthy physical environment and sanitation, food safety, healthy workplaces, road safety, and nurturing social relations and activities among people in the community.
On a regular basis, the department conducts school health programme for both private and government schools. The package includes school health examination, referral and health education programme
Conduct need based individual, group and mass health education program regularly in the family, community, health centre, and schools.
Nursing students actively participate in all national health programmes, most importantly in Maternal and Child Health, Immunization Programme, Filaria, Malaria, TB, Leprosy and HIV/AIDS programmes in collaboration with government and public health sector.
Participate actively during epidemics.