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BISHOP BENZIGER COLLEGE OF NURSING

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Name of the College

Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam.
RELIGIOUS

Founder

Rt. Rev. Stanley Roman, Bishop of Quilon
NEWS
Date Formal Inauguration- December 2004
STATUS
Manager Rt. Rev. Stanley Roman, Bishop of Quilon.
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Management Diocese of Quilon
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Director

Very Rev. Msgr. Ferdinand Peter

Principal
Mrs. Mini George, M.Sc. (M.Phil.
Heads of various Departments
Maternity Nursing Rev. Sr. Celcy Mary, M.Sc. (N)
Medical Surgical -Nursing Mrs. Graceamma Joseph, M.Sc. (N)

Community Health - Nursing

Mrs. Jaya C. Gopalan, M.Sc. (N)
Paediatric Nursing Mrs. Preetha S., M.Sc. (N)
Psychiatric Nursing
Vaccant
Address
Address

Bishop Benziger College of Nursing ,Bishop Benziger Hospital, Kollam � 691 001

Telephone

- 0474 � 2765582, 3093112

Fax

- 0474- 2741762.

e-mail

- bbconkollam@yahoo.com
Vision & Mission Statements

Bishop Benziger Hospital is dedicated to the cause of ensuring good quality patient care and is wholly committed to the motto � �To Love is To Serve'. We draw inspiration from Jesus Christ, the Divine Healer who sent forth His disciples to continue the ministry of healing. Caring love is the specific norm on which we base our moral judgements. Catering to the healthcare requirements of the people of Kollam and its suburbs is the mission we have undertaken and with this aim in mind, our healthcare system strives for perfection. It is our conviction that we owe our patients effective standards of care in the services we provide them by putting in hard work and great effort. We shall never discriminate them on the grounds of race, caste, creed or status. Our concern is for the less fortunate of the society and our objective is to provide them healthcare services at affordable charges or if need be free treatment.

Bishop Benziger College of Nursing seeks to make a qualitative contribution to health care by training devoted, earnest responsible personnel in the nursing career. The institution aims at excellence in the field of nursing bearing in mind that the course should be based on sound educational principles, stressing the on-going development of the student as an individual, a citizen and a nurse. It pursues the task of preparing young men and women to render healthcare services to all people, particularly the down trodden, irrespective of nationality, race, creed, colour, age, sex, politics or social status and of guiding them to assimilate the attitudes and values of the nursing profession.

History of the college with hallmarks, achievements, Ranks, Merits, etc.

Feasibility Inspection was held on 2003 by Kerala Nurses' and Midwives' Council headed by Prof. Chandrakanthi and Prof. P.T. Mary Kutty. As per their inspection report an NOC was received from the University of Kerala . After the receipt of the orders, the management made preparations for commencing the college in the same academic year. The management in their board meeting decided to convert Vijnana Vihar and St. Joseph 's Guidance and Counselling Centre at Pattathanam into Bishop Benziger College of Nursing. The Principal and Faculties were appointed by the Manager, Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman , Bishop of Quilon. A second inspection of Kerala Nurses' and Midwives' Council by Prof. P.T. Mary Kutty and Mrs. Bincy were held on 27.09.2004.A team consisting of Prof. Jagathy, Mr. Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Dr. Jolly Jose from the University of Kerala inspected the college. Bishop Benziger College of Nursing took membership of AMSFNCK on 16.10.2004 by remitting a membership fee of Rs. 1000/-. As per the inspection reports the Proceedings of the Registrar was issued vide Order No. G.2870/03/NC dated 19.10.2004. An abstract from the University of Kerala (Academic �B' Section) granting Provisional Affiliation during the year 2004 -2005 was issued vide Order No. Ac. B1/47803/04 dated 20.10.2004 and an abstract from the University of Kerala (Health & Family Welfare (C) Department) was issued vide Order No. G.O. (Rt) No. 2986/2004/H&FWD.

Interview for the students to the management seats was held on 3 rd November 2004. Admission to the management seats was held on 16 th November 2004 and 25 students were admitted. The Merit list of the Government candidates was received on 28 th November 2004. Admission to the Government seats was held on 28 th , 29 th and 30 th of November 2004. 20 students took admission. The remaining five seats left by the Government students were filled by the management.

The College was officially inaugurated by Shri. Oommen Chandy, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala on 4 th December 2004. Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman , Bishop of Quilon presided over the function. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ferdinand Peter, Director, Bishop Benziger Hospital gave the Welcome Speech and Sr. Celcy Mary, Administrator, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing presented the report. The programme was felicitated by Shri. Babu Divakaran, Minister for Labour, Kerala, Shri. Rajeevakshan, Registrar, KNC, Shri. Shibu Baby John, M.L.A., Shri. J. Francis, President, KLCA, Kollam, Rev. Sister Preethi Mary F.I.H, Asst. Superior General, Prof. Mary Dasan, Vice President, D.C.C. Kollam, Adv. P. Jeremiah, President, District Youth Congress and Prof. K. Andrews, Principal, K.R.T. College, Kollam. Rev. Fr. Joseph Detto, Associate Director, Bishop Benziger Hospital delivered the Vote of Thanks.

As part of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Ozanam Eye Centre, one day State Level Workshop on Legal Awareness for Nurses was held on 16 th December 2004. The programme was organized by the Ozanam Eye Centre and Bishop Benziger College of Nursing in Bishop Jerome Nagar, Auditorium. The programme began with a prayer song followed by Welcome Speech by Sr. Celcy Mary, Administrator, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing. The programme was inaugurated by Adv. Rajan Babu, MLA. The inaugural function was presided by the chief guest Dr. Jolly Jose, Associate Professor, College of Nursing , Trivandrum . The inaugural programme was felicitated by Dr. Mathew Joseph, Medical Supt., Ozanam Eye Centre and Mr. Edward Fernandez, Vice President, Vincent-De-Paul Society, Kollam. Mrs. Jaya C. Gopalan, Senior Lecturer, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing delivered the Vote of Thanks. The Valedictory Function was presided by Rev. Fr. Vincent Machado, Spiritual Advisor, St. Vincent-de-Paul Society, Kollam. Rev. Sr. M. Conosolata, Principal, Holy Cross College of Nursing was the Chief Guest. The programme was felicited by Mr. Frederick Leon Fernandez, Vice Principal, Infant Jesus Anglo - Indian H.S.S., Tangasseri and Prof. K. Napolean, President, St. Vincent-de-Paul Society, Kollam. Around 150 delegates from various nursing schools and colleges of the Kerala State participated. Christmas Celebration was held on 22 nd December, 2004. The classes started on 27 th December 2004 after the Christmas holidays. Prof. Kalpana Jayaraman, Principal resigned on 31 st December 2004. A farewell party was arranged by the staff and students. Hepatitis Vaccine was given to all students on 31 st December 2004.

As part of the New Year celebrations students and teachers visited the Tsunami Refugee camp at Oachira on 1 st January 2005 with the objective of creating awareness among students on Environmental Sanitation.

Mrs. Preetha S., Senior Lecturer attended a National Research Conference and presented a paper on the topic �Effectiveness of Kaleidoscope as a distraction technique among hospitalized children' on 5 th , 6 th and 7 th of January, 2005in a workshop held at Sri. Ramachandra, College of Nursing , Madras .
Special Fees to the University of Kerala was remitted on 11 th January 2005. The form for the SC/ ST students was submitted to the SC/ST Development Officer, Kollam on 12 th January 2005.

Mrs. Rinda John, Sr. Lecturer resigned on 31 st January 2005. She was given a farewell party by the staff and students.

Mrs. Mini George took charge as Principal of the College on 07 th February 2005 by accepting and returning a copy of the appointment order.

Recognition Forms, Fees and Original HSE Certificates of the students were submitted to the university on 09 th February 2005.

A general body meeting held on 10.02.2005 decided to celebrate the Freshers' Day and SNA Unit Inauguration on 12 th February, 2005 at 04.00 p.m. Sr. Gabriela lllickkal, State SNA Advisor & Principal Lourdes School of Nursing, Kottiyam inaugurated the function.. The programme began with a prayer song, followed by the Welcome Speech delivered by Sr. Celcy Mary, Administrator, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing. Prof C.K. Felix, Principal, Fatima Mata National College , Kollam and Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fr. Ferdinand Peter gave the message. The students presented many cultural programmes.

Rev. Dr. Mary Lucita, Chairperson, Education and Research, TNAI, Kerala Branch requested Bishop Benziger College of Nursing as the Hosting Unit for the Continuing Nursing Education on Disaster Management held on 25 th and 26 th of February 2005. The workshop was a success with 55 delegates.

Courses/ Programs on offer (UG/PG/PhD program), (B.Ed, M.Ed.)
Course: B.Sc. Nursing (Basic Program)
Short appraisal of research activity / Library / Lab
Our Library consists of Books, Journals and Newspapers. It also have 50 Plastic Chairs and Book Racks. The list of books and Journals in the library is as given below: -
Books
1. Anatomy & Physiology 103 12. Nursing Education 17
2. Biochemistry 20 13. Nursing Administration 14
3. Community Health Nursing 35 14. Nursing Research 8
4. Computer 6 15. Nutrition 25
5. Dictionaries 11 16. Obstetrics & Gynecology 34
6. Economics 3 17. Paediatric Nursing 32
7. Ear Nose Throat and Eye 15 18. Pharmacology 36
8. Fundamentals of Nursing 95 19. Physiology 58
9. General Books 39 20. Psychiatric Nursing 18
10. Medical Surgical Nursing 80 21. Psychology 37
11. Microbiology and Pathology 27 22. Sociology 10
Total 730  
   

Journals ( Foreign)

American Journal of Nursing, Journal of Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, Nursing Times, Paediatric Nursing.

Journals (Indian)

Health for the millions, Indian Journal of Public Health, Indian Journal of Social Work, Social Welfare and Nutrition

Worth of items in the library is around Rs. 6,50,000/- (Rupees Six lakhs fifty thousand only). The management has decided to further purchase books worth Rs. 2,00,000/- within two months for the up gradation of the library.

Labs -We have five labs as follows: -
1. Fundamentals of Nursing 4. Nutrition Lab
2. Community Health Nursing 5. Computer Lab
3. Anatomy Lab 6. A.V. Aids Room
   
Given below are the details of items of each lab with its approximate cost: -
Fundamentals of Nursing furnished with the following items.

Chaise Doll, Seven Coats, Cupboards, ICU Cost, Mattress, Suction Apparatus, Cardiac Table, I.V. Stand, Dressing Trolley, At articles necessary for basic nursing procedures like instruments, plastic items, rubber goods, glass wares, ceramic items, weighing machines, height measurer, back rest, steel trays, spirit lamps, Screen, Table, Linen, First Aid box, Emergency kit, Oxygen cylinders, Wheel chairs and foot steps, Mayos' Table, etc.

Community Health Nursing Lab furnished with Community Bags, Charts, Models, etc.
Anatomy Lab furnished with Skeletal System, bones, Models, Charts, Cadavers, green board, etc.

Nutrition Lab is furnished with Kitchen wares like Mixie, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils, Plastic Items, Furnace with gas connection, Pressure Cooker, etc.

Computer Lab has 7 computers with sufficient UPS support.

A.V. Aids Room has a Television, VCP, CD Player, Tape Recorder, OHP with Screen, white Board, etc.

Important Visitors

Shri. Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala visited the college on 4 th Dec. 2005 for inaugurating the college formally.

Shri. Rajeevaksha Menon, Registrar, Kerala Nurses' & Mid-wives Council visited the college on 4 th Dec 2004.
Shri. Alphonse Erayil IPS, Addl. DGP presided over the State Level workshop conducted by TNAI hosted by the College.
Conferences / Seminars / Workshops
Workshops Held: -

As part of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Ozanam Eye Centre, one day State Level Workshop on Legal Awareness for Nurses was held on 16 th December 2004. The programme was organized by the Ozanam Eye Centre and Bishop Benziger College of Nursing in Bishop Jerome Nagar, Auditorium. The programme began with a prayer song followed by Welcome Speech by Sr. Celcy Mary, Administrator, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing. The programme was inaugurated by Adv. Rajan Babu, MLA. The inaugural function was presided by the chief guest Dr. Jolly Jose, Associate Professor, College of Nursing , Trivandrum . The inaugural programme was felicitated by Dr. Mathew Joseph, Medical Supt., Ozanam Eye Centre and Mr. Edward Fernandez, Vice President, Vincent-De-Paul Society, Kollam. Mrs. Jaya C. Gopalan, Senior Lecturer, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing delivered the Vote of Thanks. The Valedictory Function was presided by Rev. Fr. Vincent Machado, Spiritual Advisor, St. Vincent-de-Paul Society, Kollam. Rev. Sr. M. Conosolata, Principal, Holy Cross College of Nursing was the Chief Guest. The programme was felicited by Mr. Frederick Leon Fernandez, Vice Principal, Infant Jesus Anglo - Indian H.S.S., Tangasseri and Prof. K. Napolean, President, St. Vincent-de-Paul Society, Kollam. Around 150 delegates from various nursing schools and colleges of the Kerala State participated.

Rev. Dr. Mary Lucita, Chairperson, Education and Research, TNAI, Kerala Branch requested Bishop Benziger College of Nursing as the Hosting Unit for the Continuing Nursing Education on Disaster Management held on 25 th and 26 th of February 2005. The workshop was a success with 55 delegates.
Conferences
Rev. Sr. Celcy Mary, Sr. Lecturer presented a paper on Rights of the patient for the State Level Workshop � Legal Awareness for Nurses' conducted by the college.
Mrs. Preetha S., Sr. Lecturer presented a paper on �Legal Aspects in Nursing' for the State Level Workshop � Legal Awareness for Nurses' conducted by the college.
Mrs. Preetha S., Senior Lecturer attended a National Research Conference and presented a paper on the topic � Effectiveness of Kaleidoscope as a distraction technique among hospitalized children' on 5 th , 6 th and 7 th of January, 2005in a workshop held at Sri. Ramachandra, College of Nursing , Madras .
Rev. Sr. Celcy Mary, Sr. Lecturer presented a paper on Phases and Stages of Disaster Management for the State Level Workshop conducted by Trained Nurse's Association of India as part of the Continuing Nursing Education program on 25th Feb 2005.
Sports and Cultural Activities and Exposures / Magazines / Talents of the
Campus
1. Freshers' Day was conducted with the theme �Actualization of the Potentials' and was named �Rhythm'. 12 th Feb 2005.

2. Student Nurses' Association Unit was also inaugurated on the same day.

All the students took active participation in the program.

Exposures

As part of the New Year celebrations students and teachers visited the Tsunami Refugee camp at Oachira on 1 st January 2005 with the objective of creating awareness among students on Environmental Sanitation.

Future Perspectives

The management has the idea of starting different Paramedical Courses.

 
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