Department Information
Mental Health Nursing
Teaching Staff:
S.S.General Hospital, K.R.Road, Davangere
The Department of

Mental Health Nursing

Department of Psychiatric (Mental Health) Nursing, provides academic services and conducts research to promote mental health and prevent mental health problems of people, their families and communities as well as continuously intervene and rehabilitate patients with psychiatric problems and their families. It uses theories of human behavior as its scientific framework and requires the use of the self as its art or expression in nursing practice.

The department, under an experienced and dedicated faculty, renders quality education to undergraduate and post graduate students, assisting them in developing expertise and an in-depth understanding of the field. It helps students appreciate clients as individuals and develop skills to function as psychiatric nurses, enabling them to function as educator, manager and researcher in the field of psychiatric nursing

Core competencies:

Psychiatric history collection


Mental status examination

• Neurological examination

Psychotropic drug administration

Process recording


Therapeutic nurse-patient relationship

Nursing process

Managing psychiatric emergencies

Crisis intervention

Legal and ethical aspects

Admission and discharge


Other Activities:

Conducting Psycho-education and interactive sessions for inpatients and family members

Structured exercise program for rehabilitation center residents and inpatients of Psychiatry ward

Observation of World Mental Health Day, World Suicide Prevention Day and World Alzheimer’s Day

Regular Outreach programmes in the schools and community

Regular Continuing Nursing Education for departmental faculty

Attending professional development programs

Meet our

Teaching Staff

Head of Department
Nursing Tutor
Nursing Tutor