HCN organises Awareness Program on Cleanliness at Pen-India School

HCN organises Awareness Program on Cleanliness at Pen-India School

On 29-SEP-2023, Himalayan College of Nursing, Jollygrant, organized an awareness program on cleanliness.

As part of the program, students from the Nursing College provided information on Dental Hygiene, Physical Cleanliness, and Healthy Nutrition to the young students of the Pen-India School, Bhaniyawala, in commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday under the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" initiative.

On Friday, a team of students from Himalayan College of Nursing, under the direction of Principal Dr. Sanchita Pugazhendi, visited Pen-India School, Bhaniyawala, which operates under the supervision of Swami Ram Himalayan University (SRHU).

The Nursing students provided detailed information to the children through posters, models, and skits, covering topics such as proper brushing, hand hygiene, mouthwash, and also advised them not to consume excessive sweets.

They emphasized using trash bins for disposing off wrappers and waste from store-bought snacks. The nursing students also conducted demos with the school children on cleanliness. The children showed great enthusiasm.

Faculty members from the Nursing College, including Chandan Kumar, Krishna Mohan, John Davidson, and teachers from the school including Ritu Sharma, Deepalika Negi, Nirmala Gusai, Rajyashri Kathait, Seema Chauhan, were present during this socially relevant event.

Workshop on Strategies for Effective Clinical Teaching held at HCN

Workshop on Strategies for Effective Clinical Teaching held at HCN

The faculty and PG students of Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, organized a one-day workshop on 28th August.

The workshop was held under the supervision of Dr. Sanchita Pugazhendi (Chairperson), Principal, Himalayan College of Nursing and Dr. Rajkumari Sylvia Devi (Secretary), Associate Professors, Himalayan College of Nursing, SRHU.

The objective was to strengthen knowledge of strategies for effective clinical teaching and develop insights into the different clinical teaching - learning methods.

The workshop included different methods of clinical learning and importance of selecting appropriate clinical assignments and activities for effective student learning outcomes.

It helped the participants to understand that designing appropriate activities in appropriate settings allows the student to experience learning in a better way.

There were around 66 participants from various courses including Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing, M.Sc. Nursing and Faculty of Nursing.

The workshop was started at 9:00 am with the unfolding of the theme and brief introduction of the workshop by Dr. Rajkumari Sylvia Devi, followed first by the scientific session on Choosing Clinical Learning Assignments and outcomes and then a session on Process of Clinical Teaching and 3rd session on Case Method & Case Study.

The inaugural ceremony was graced by the presence of Dr. Sanchita Pugazhendi (Chairperson), Principal, Himalayan College of Nursing, and Dr.Kathleen, Nursing Advisor, SRHU.

The event began with the ceremonial lighting of lamp by the Chairperson, Secretary, and HODs of various departments of HCN. Sagrika Rana welcomed the gathering. Later chairperson of the event Dr. Sanchita Pugazhendi, addressed the gathering.

She enlightened those present with her words of wisdom, motivation, and experiences. The Chairperson also appreciated the work of the organizers for the successful execution of this workshop.

Various resource persons, on Simulation-Based Demonstration, Self-Directed Learning Activities, Clinical Conference & Discussion, and Nursing Rounds & Reports, Process Recording and Factors Affecting Clinical Teaching, took further scientific sessions.

The program was followed by the valedictory session at around 4:00


The seminar ended with the vote of thanks by Himanshu.

HCN Orientation Program, Himalayan College of Nursing (HCN)

HCN Orientation Program, Himalayan College of Nursing (HCN)

An orientation program was organized for the newly enrolled students in Himalayan College of Nursing (HCN), Jollygrant. Approximately 160 candidates, including their parents, attended the program.

On Monday, an orientation program was held at the Nursing College's auditorium at Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU) campus. The event was attended by students enrolling in B.Sc. Nursing, Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing, M.Sc. Nursing, and Nurse Practitioner Critical Care (NPCC) programs. The chief guest at the program, Vice Chancellor Dr. Vijay Dhasmana, stated that the founder's intention behind establishing the institution and Nursing College was to serve the people of Uttarakhand and nearby states. He emphasized that students should view nursing not as a mere career opportunity but a divine calling.

The program commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp in front of the portrait of the founder, Dr. Swami Rama.

Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Vice Chancellor, urged the students not to be afraid of hard work, as it is essential for success. He mentioned that the university's focus will always be on the overall development of the students.

Nursing Advisor, Dr. Cathy, shed light on the significance of nursing and yoga. She pointed out that in the current era, candidates often experience high mental stress. Therefore, SRHU offers stress management classes through yoga and meditation.

Principal, Dr. Sanchita Pugajandi, provided information about the nursing courses. Vice Principal, Dr. Kamli Prakash, welcomed the new students and their parents. During the event, Director General - Academic Development, Dr. Vijendra Chauhan, Dr. Ashok Deorari, and others were present.

The program was conducted by Preeti Prabha.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sharma provided information on faculty, Krishna Mohan on Anti-Ragging while Harleen Kaur presented the Vote of Thanks.

Workshop ‘Health Care Quality and Patient Safety’

Workshop dedicated to learning and practice for ‘Health Care Quality and Patient Safety’ held at Swami Rama Himalayan University

Patient safety is a health care discipline that has greatly evolved and gained in complexity in health care systems. The rising incidence of patient harm in the context of health care facilities needs urgent attention.

In light of the above a workshop was organised on 27th July 2013, by the faculty members and PG students of HCN, Swami Rama Himalayan University. The theme in focus was ‘Health Care Quality and Patient Safety’ to enhance and update knowledge collaboratively with special reference to nursing education and nursing service to improve the health care quality and patient safety.

The programme started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp in the Nursing Auditorium.

Dr Sanchita Pugazendi, Principal HCN, Chief Guest Dr SL Jethani CMS Himalayan Hospital, Swami Rama Himalayan University and other dignitaries added might to the event by sharing their experience. Their words of wisdom aimed to highlight the evidence available on patient safety for the knowledge of health professionals.

Different speakers, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, addressed the various information sessions.

Upma George, programme coordinator explained the significance of the topic under discussion.

Dr Kanchan Bala, Joint coordinator of the programme and chief infection control nurse explained in detail the importance of infection control in health care for early recovery.

Vaibhav Badoni, assistant manager quality control Himalayan Hospital focused on quality improvement for productivity in a health setting.

UG Students participated in role-play on the theme in hand.

The valedictory session was held from 3.30 to 4.30 wherein Dr Pugazendi, Principal and Chairperson addressed the gathering.

Others present during the session were Laxmi Kumar, DY Sorti, J Manoranjini, UG and PG students.