KINS Faculty Members Participate In Capacity Building Training Program of Indian Nursing Council


Indian Nursing Council (INC) in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFP) organized its 16th Batch Virtual Training for Capacity Building of Midwifery Faculties of various Schools and Colleges of Nursing in India from 18th to 25th May 2021. Four faculties from Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS) – Prof. Niyati Das, Vice-Principal, Mrs. Purnima Sahoo, Asst. Professor, Ms. Sasmita Nayak and Ms. Pranati, Tutors – were nominated for the training program.

Providing an overview of the session, Dr. T. Dileep Kumar, President, INC & Fmr. Nursing Adviser to the Govt. of India explained the aims and objectives of the training. Mrs. K. S. Bharati, Joint Secretary, INC elaborated on the rules, regulations and guidelines to be followed, assignments and exercises to be done by the participants during the six-day training program, which had a pre-test and post-test on each day. In all, 14 eminent speakers delivered scientific sessions each day.

On the first day, the first session was conducted by Dr. Manju Vasta, Director NRSC, Gurgaon & Fmr. Principal, College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi on the topic “Educational Methodology Part – I”. She explained respectful Maternity Care, Transformation learning process, Relationship-based education, Mentorship and Competency-based learning. She also spoke on the application of the adult learning process on midwifery education. Dr. Jyoti Sarin, Dean, Faculty of Nursing Maharishi, Markendeswar Deemed to be University spoke on the topic “Latest Education Methodology Part – II’. She elaborated on Scenario-based learning, Experiential learning, Simulation-based learning, Media or Technology-based learning. She explained the SAVI approach used for effective learning and clinical evaluation of students through OSCE.

Taking a session on “Midwifery Education and Practice” on the second day, Dr. Latha R., Retd. Joint Director of Nursing Education, DME Kerala, elaborated on NPM educator and NPM specialist, their selection criteria, training period, job and responsibility. She also spoke on the core competency of midwifery educators. Mrs. Mithali Adhikari, President, Society of Midwives presented the topic, “Evidence-based Antenatal Care”. She explained the registration of pregnancy with MCP card, antenatal visit, and administration of TT/Dt to the antenatal mother as well as routine investigation.

On the third day, the first session was taken by Dr. Judith, Associate Dean, Manipal College of Nursing on “Evidenced-based Management of Antenatal Complications”. This was followed by a session on “Evidenced-based Intrapartum Care and Management of Complications” by Prof. Ebenezer Ellen Benjamin, HOD and Professor of OBG Nursing, College of Nursing, CMC Vellore. 

Speaking on the fourth day of the training programme, Dr. Ash P. Shetty, Professor-cum-Principal & Chief Nursing Officer, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar elaborated on the topic “Evidence-based Newborn Care and Management of Complications”. The topic “Evidenced-based Postpartum Care and Management of Complications” was explained by Prof. Ammi Menon, Professor of OBG Nursing, Gujarat Institute of Nursing Education and Research, Ahmadabad.

On the fifth day, the first session was conducted by Preeti Mathew on the topic, “Different Contraceptives Available in India”. She explained the topic with lots of information on methods, effects and procedures. The second session was taken by Major General Eliza Jones, on topic, “Safe Abortion Services and Encourage Voluntary Family Planning Services.” The third session was conducted by Ida Nirmal, Associate Prof., CMC Vellore on the topic “COVID-19 Vaccines”. She explained about the vaccines and its effect. She shared detailed information on all types of vaccines available in India.

On the concluding day, Dr. Sudha Reddi, Principal KLE Institute of Nursing Sciences, Deemed University, Belgaum discussed the topic, “Adolescent and Young People’s SRH”. Emphasizing youth-friendly SRH services, she tried to explain the issues in the society which prevent young couples from planning an early or unplanned pregnancy. The second session on “Gender based violence and violence against women” was conducted by Dr. Manju Vatsa, Director NRSC Gurugaon.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Lt. Col. Dr. Sarvjeet Kaur. There were approximately 94 virtual participants from various Schools and Colleges of Nursing in India.