The nurses have to be well prepared with sound knowledge, adequate skills and competencies to provide good standards of nursing care to the public in health and illness. The plan of care and subsequent nursing actions are goal directed, derived from the nursing diagnosis and upon knowledge of social, behavioral, biological, physical, medical and nursing science. Professional nursing includes nursing actions which assist persons to cope with Physiological, Psychological and Sociological and cultural threats to health. Trichy-Tanjore Diocese has fulfilled the long felt need of the people in Dharapuram by starting an Arts and Science College in 1984. The Bishop of Trichy-Tanjore Diocese with his perseverance has been instrumental to establish the Bishop’s College of Nursing in Dharapuram vide the G.O.Ms No.1396, dt. 30-10-1991.
The Bishop’s College of Nursing is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, approved by the Tamilnadu Nurses and Midwives Council, Chennai and Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi.
The B.Sc., Nursing Degree Programme is four years programme. The M. Sc., Nursing Degree Programme is two years programme. Students have to appear for examinations conducted by the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR. Medical University, Chennai every year. They are expected to have clinical experience during the whole period of study both in hospitals and in community, urban and rural field practice areas as per university and council requirements.
The Bishop’s College of Nursing, Dharapuram is a pioneer institution in producing high class results and University rank holders in the University examinations. So, hundreds of students compete to join in Bishop’s College of Nursing, Dharapuram.
“You are the light of the world, Let Your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven” – Mathew 5: 14,16.
The Bishop’s College of Nursing strives to provide education to the young girls to develop technical competency in nursing skills based on clinical knowledge.
The BCN is concerned with the guidance of the nursing students in the development of their cognitive, conative, Psychomotor and affective skills in nursing, stressing their relationships to god, fellow men, nature, self and their profession.
The BCN enriches the graduates to perform efficiently in teaching, administration and research in the hospital and community settings, and makes them capable of caring for the sick and function effectively in programmes of social health and preventive medicine.
The graduates to become exemplary citizen by adhering to code of ethics and professional conduct at all times in fulfilling personal, social and professional obligation.
The BCN trains the teachers to provide systematic direction and guidance to the students during the period of their professional education, to mould them towards the fullest development of moral, intellectual, physical and social qualities and helps the students to develop into a well balanced matured personality.
It expects the teaching faculty to serve with commitment and dedication and to assist the students to bring out their best in the academic performance, co-curricular and in extra curricular activities. Faculty to demonstrate excellency in their professional growth, to publish articles, to present papers, to conduct research of their interest, participate in conferences and self interest in doing higher education.
The vision of the Bishop’s College of Nursing is to grow steadily in future to flourish as a centre of excellence in nursing education.
1. To construct staff quarters and P.G. Hostel in the extension area.
2. To construct an additional multipurpose hall and chapel in the extension area.
3. To improve bed strength in our own hospital.