KINS Organizes National Workshop on “Innovative Technological Approach to Transform Nursing Education & Practice”


A seven-day National Workshop is being organized by Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS), in collaboration with TNAI, on the theme “Innovative Technological Approach to Transform Nursing Education & Practice” from 24th to 30th December, 2021. The workshop aims to bring about innovative changes in the teaching-learning process and bridge the gap between nursing education and nursing practice.

The inaugural ceremony was graced by Dr. Sanjukta Sahoo, Director of Nursing, Odisha; Prof. J. R. Mohanty, Registrar, KIIT-DU; Dr. Fulana Ku Dei, President, TNAI, Odisha State Branch; Mrs. Sanjukta Mallick, Secretary; Dr. (Mrs.) Anusuya Pattnayak, Vice President; Prof. (Mrs.) Niyati Das, Principal, KINS; and Prof. (Mrs.) Kalyani Rath, Vice-Principal.

In her message, Dr. Sanjukta Sahoo appreciated KINS family and TNAI for organizing the workshop on such an important subject. Prof. J. R. Mohanty stated that innovation and technology are highly essential to sustain in the world of academia. Dr. Fulana Ku. Dei focused on benefits of TNAI Life Membership and spoke on milestones reached by TNAI in Odisha State. Mrs. Sanjukta Mallick enlightened on various educational activities for strengthening nursing professionals and also delivering quality care. Dr. Anusuya Pattnayk described various activities undertaken by TNAI Odisha State Branch in uplifting of nursing profession.

Earlier, welcoming the delegates and participants, Prof. (Mrs.) Niyati Das conceptualized the objectives of the workshop and highlighted the importance of technology and innovation in the present health care delivery system and nursing education. About 30 participants from various nursing schools and colleges across Odisha are participating at the workshop. Prof. (Mrs.) Kalyani Rath proposed the vote of thanks at the inaugural session, which was hosted by Mrs. Sweta Rani Dalei and Mrs. Rashmi Ranjitas Parhi, Tutors, KINS. B.Sc. (Nursing) 4th year students presented a colourful cultural programme on the occasion.

The first day scientific session was conducted by Prof. (Mrs.) Gita Rani Nayak, Assistant Professor, AIIMS Bhubaneswar, who delivered a talk on “Designing and Developing the curriculum”, and Mrs. Nadiya Kirshnan, Assistant Professor, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, who took a session on “Factors influencing curriculum and implementation: Course plan, unit plan, and lesson plan”. The first day programme was anchored by Mrs. Prativa Ray, Tutor, KINS.