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Nursing Education Department

Nursing education consists of the theoretical and practical training provided to nurses with the purpose to prepare them for their duties as nursing care professionals.  Development of the nursing profession is an essential goal of nursing education.

 

Nurse educator and clinical instructors in academics & clinical settings is to standardize and enhance the quality of oncology education which will impact on quality nursing care.

The Nurse Educator and clinical instructor wear many hats in the organization. Their role is integral to the success of the healthcare organization and the nursing staff, includes a varied and extensive list of critical responsibilities, including:

  • On boarding and orientation of new staff.
  • Providing training and continuing education.
  • Updating policies and procedures.
  • Working with hospital management to develop and meet strategic organizational goals.
  • Skill Competency Assessment and privileging with supervisors

It is done for 6 month for newly joined staff which will enhance in their skills and performance on regular basis to make competent for quality nursing care and once the staff competent and confirmed then annually assess the staff and privileged is done

  • Chemotherapy competency assessment with seniors

Chemotherapy competency is performed for newly joined staff after 3 months observation and supervision by team leader and nurse educator/clinical instructor till competent.

  • Staff Recruitment

Nurse educator conducted preliminary nursing interview written examination and responsible for setting question for written examination.

Nurses   are responsible for continuing their education. They can seek continuing education opportunities at conferences, at seminars, through journals, and through online sources. The Nurse educator plays a major role in developing programs that are offered in house and in supporting nurses and others to participate in off-site activities and programs. The member of the profession of nursing has a common understanding about the constituent of nursing education. This common understanding of usual nursing education is based on the premise that nursing activities are those that are

  • In-service education
  • CNE
  • workshop
  • conferences
  • Research & Projects to improve quality care.
  • Case presentation
  • Newsletter

Objectives:

  • To increase the existing knowledge base of nurses practicing clinical nursing.
  • To improve and maintain high standard of quality nursing care to patients at the RGCIRC &RC, which would increase the satisfaction level of patients/relatives.
  • To improve communication skills among nursing personnel, other departmental staffs, patient and attendance at RGCIRC.
  • To keep nurses abreast with changing technologies/concepts of latest and sophisticated instruments and gadgets.
  • To develop safety skills for patients and self
  • To enable nurses to secure credit points for renewing their nursing license by the Nursing Council.
  • To aware nursing policies and protocols of the hospital.

Training Needs Identification & Methods of Training

Training needs identification is done by the followings methods:

  • Direct observation
  • Questionnaires
  • Feedback from consultants ,Chief Of Nursing ,DNS, ANS, area in charges
  • Interviews
  • Nursing quality improvement program
  • Incident forms

Methods of Teaching

  • Audio Visual AIDS –Videos, PowerPoint presentation, Pamphlets, charts etc
  • Mannequins
  • Mentor – mentee
  • Job rotation
  • Lecture
  • Quiz
  • Clinical demonstration
  • Case presentation
  • Symposium

Training Programs

All New entrants’ nurses to the Institute will be given Induction training.

  1. General induction: A single day program, for all new joiners, to familiarize them with Mission, vision and values, standards objectives, employee rights and responsibility, service standards of institute etc.It is mandatory to complete the process within one month from the date of joining.
  2. Nursing Induction Training program/Departmental orientation:
    • 12 days (96 hours) ie, Class room – 48 hours Clinical observation – 48 hours
    • Hospital orientation (Ho Ho)
    • Hand holding of new joiner done in department along with clinical instructor /Nurse Educator
    • NITP posttest carried out for 50 marks and to qualify minimum 40 marks is required.
  • Skill and process training
    • It complies a monthly training scheduled as per Planned Annual training calendar.
  1. Clinical Teaching
    • Clinical teaching is imparted on actual workplace. The head nurse/nurse educator compiles a monthly Training scheduled for the subjects /topics which are essential to ensure quality nursing care of the department, compliances of statutory obligations and for prevention of any unusual incidence.
  2. Soft Skill Training
    • This is formal way of training, away from work place. For development of behavioral skills and personality development of   all cadres of employees through different modules developed. Annual Training Calendar is compiled and training sessions are conducted as per schedule which is set by HR department with the co-ordination of nursing education team. The broad details enumerated below:-
      1. For Senior Management (3-4) Sessions
        • Achieving Management Excellence
        • Appraisal workshop
        • Leadership
        • Interpersonal relations
        • Goal setting
      2. Abhilasha for Nursing Staff (Abhilasha-I & II for beginners and Abhilasha + for senior Nursing Staff)
        • Personal grooming
        • Empathy
        • Etiquettes
        • Communication
        • Counseling and Mentoring
        • Interpersonal Skills
        • Time Management & Stress Management
        • Organizing and planning
        • Leadership
        • Rapport building and dealing with patient’s relatives
      3. Safety training :
        • Disaster management
        • Hazardous material management system
        • Patient safety
  • Continues Nursing Education (CNE)

CNE is conducted twice in a year; its scope is for nurses who are working in other organizations & for RGCI & RC nurses too.

  • Workshops

Workshop is conducted on monthly basis on the following topics:

  • Line care
  • Ostomy care & Neobladder
  • Chemotherapy
  1. Annual Nursing Conference (NURSICON)

Our Nursing Conference was started since 2013 and it is continuously conducted every year on different theme. In 2019, we have successfully conducted Our First National Conference on” Excellence in Oncology Nursing “Enriching Life: A Comprehensive Approach.

  1. Nursing aides Training course

Nursing Aide Training program is one & a half year program, which includes 1 year training period and 6 months on the job training. This course will provide an opportunity for the student to learn about and understand basic concepts, attitudes, and procedures, which will enable them to implement comprehensive nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings. Fore more details http://www.rgcirc.org/academics/nursing-aide-training-course/

  1. External Trainees

Clinical posting for external trainee are permitted at a time for only 15 students .First day introductory class is given on behavior of students, psychological aspects in nursing care patients, infection control especially hand washing and hospital tour.

Posting Areas: Day care Chemotherapy Unit, Medical Surgical and Radiation Ward and Dressing Room.

General instructions for external trainees:- tudents must be accompanied by clinical instructor every day. In between tutors can accompany the students in area where they find important after consulting CON/Nurse Educator.

  • Observation Visits

Observation visits from other institute require permission from Chief of Nursing prior to the visits, permission must be taken through mail or by post with the objectives of same .After the permission granted by CON Education Department will co-ordinate to the HR department to complete formality.

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