Ambika College & School of Nursing: Focusing on Practical Learning to foster Professional Arsenal

Jithin K Jose, CEOAmbika College & School of Nursing in its 20 long years of existence has trained over 1200 nurses, who are successfully positioned under hospitals and healthcare centres in various countries like UK, UAE, Kuwait, U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Maldives, Ireland, and Germany. However, it is the result of its learning system that functions as the major pillar and backbone of the college’s successful history and reputation.

Dedicated towards excellence in nursing education, clinical practice, nursing research, and community service since 1998, the nursing college was established& Its currently offers four major courses - BSc. Nursing (4-years), Diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery (3-years) and Paramedical courses comprising of Diploma in Operation theatre technology & Diploma in Renal Dialysis Technician(3-years each). Increasing the chances of its students’ employability, Ambika had also introduced specialized courses such as Medical Coding, Critical Care Nursing, Oncology Nursing,& Geriatric Nursing, last year which were offered for free to its nursing students.

Learning as the Driving Force
Along with ISO 9001-2015
certification, Ambica is affiliated to
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and approved by Karnataka State Nursing Council(KNC), Karnataka State Diploma in Nursing Examination Board (KSDNEB), Indian Nursing council(INC), Karnataka State Paramedical Board(PMB)& Government of Karnataka.“Ambika avails 100 percent practical-oriented learning environment to build students into excellent skilled practitioners. Marking the importance of skills, every course is a set of industry relevant modules that enriches the knowledge quotient of students,”shares Rtd.Lt.NirmalaSynthia (Administrator). Hence the institute sends its first year students to clinical practitioners within two months of their training to learn the basic procedures in fundamental of nursing.

Ambika avails 100 percent practical-oriented learning environment to build students into excellent skilled practitioners

Post successful completion of their courses,students are directly sent to job in Ambika's associated hospitals in Bangalore, Kerala, Coimbatore, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Delhi, Mumbai and Indore. This is what makes Ambika one of the most preferred colleges for hiring nurses. Once the students complete six months or a year of job in these hospitals, they are hired by hospitals/healthcare centers globally. “We take measures to co-ordinate and bring together the very prestigious hospitals in India
and abroad for direct recruitment,” asserts Jithin K Jose,CEO,Ambika College & School of Nursing.

To ensure parents stay updated on their kids’ progress, the institute sends progress reports to them every quarter and even holds parent-teacher meetings on regular basis to discuss problems, if any, on both sides and ensure to come up with proper remedial measures. This also helps to cement the student-teacher-parent relationship. A top that, Ambika has no record of ragging since its inception, thanks to its anti-ragging squad that is currently headed by Rtd. Lt. Nirmala.

Combined with a number of facilities, Ambika’s campus has Nursing Foundation Lab, Anatomy Museum, Community Health nursing lab, Maternity and Child Health Lab, Language Lab (English, German, Japan CGFNS & IELTS Training),Nutrition Lab, Computer Lab and Practical/Clinical Training at its People Tree Hospital to hone students with the right skill and practice. The college’s library hosts 9000 books of current medical and nursing titles and subscribes to about 140 journals. It has ICT enhanced classroom, AV Aid Room, Seminar hall, Hostel, and easy transportation facility. The college canteen serves Nepali, South Indian, North Indian, Chinese & Continental food, that are of high quality. “As the healthcare delivery system changes and new scientific discoveries are integrated in medical care, we promise to remain steadfast realizing our mission to provide quality patient care based on strong commitment to practice, education, research, innovation, and collaboration,” concludes Jithin.