The department prepares students of all nursing programmes, to undertake the socially conscious task of providing healthcare to both rural and urban communities focussing on, preventive health care at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels. Students are taught to recognize the importance of promotion of health, prevention of diseases, cure and rehabilitation. Students are oriented to the National Health Policies, protocols and 'Health Care Delivery Systems', including Modern, Alternative and Holistic Health Care. Experienced faculty provides theoretical and practical orientation to students. Students are guided to provide care to individuals, families, and communities of various selected rural and urban habitants in the catchment areas of SRHU by incorporating epidemiological principles. Students also participate in government sponsored programs undertaken in collaboration with PHCs and CHCs under Uttarakhand government, Community Health Department, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, SRHU and Rural Development Institute, HIHT.