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2-day CNE programme commences at SMVD College of Nursing Kakryal

KATRA: The 2-day Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)-III Programme on the theme ‘Holistic Approaches to Mental Health' organized by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing (SMVDCoN), Kakryal, commenced here today.

In all, 40 participants from various Nursing Colleges and Hospitals are participating in the CNE programme, accredited by J&K Nursing Council and it comprises of seven credit hours. The main objective of the programme is to promote research in all fields of nursing and encourage academic interaction of the faculty and students at the national and international levels.

Maj. Gen. S. K. Sharma, AVSM (Retd.), Member, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Chairman, Governing Body of SMVDCoN, who was the Chief Guest, speaking on the occasion emphasised the very high importance of the CNE programmes. He added that such programmes are an integral part of nursing education and these help in a big way in keeping pace with and updating the knowledge vis-à-vis the new trends in the field of nursing.

He said that participants of the CNE can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the resource persons of the programme. He also lauded the Nursing College for continuously organising the CNE programme for the third time as also conducting various awareness programmes during the pandemic.

Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officers, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, addressing the inaugural session of the CNE Programme, said that SMVDCoN is among one of the best nursing colleges having state-of-the art facilities and is emerging as centre of excellence in the nursing education and research.

He said that hundred percent students of passed out two batches of this college have got placement in the leading health institutions in the country.He also lauded the SMVDCON faculty and the students for the commendable work done by them in the surrounding areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also highlighted the role of nursing in the healthcare system.

Dr. Sunil Sharma, Joint CEO of the Shrine Board and Administrator of SMVDCON, speaking on the occasion said that the awareness programmes on various health issues need to be organised more often for the benefit of the society at large.

Dr. Shailla Cannie, Principal of SMVDCoN, in her welcome address, spoke about the aims and objectives of organising the CNE and gave details about the experts and other participants of the programme.

The invited expert speakers and resource persons at the CNE programme include Dr. Shailla Cannie, Dean & Principal SMVDCoN, Dr. Pushpendra Kumar, Principal, BGSB Jammu Wing, Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Associate Professor, AIIMS, College of Nursing, Rishikesh, ParmSran, RN, Mental Health Nurse, Life-Wellness & Relationship Coach, Author & Motivational Speaker (Ontario, Canada), Sensei Sandeep Desai, Master of Tai Chi, Yoga and Martial Arts, Mumbai, PushpaOraon, Associate Professor, SMVDCoN, Johny Kutty Joseph, Assistant Professor, SMVDCoN.

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