The School of Nursing is an integral part of the SIH-R&LC, Karigiri. It was started in 2001 and functions with the mission to be a centre of excellence in providing an excellent education to the Students of General Nursing and Midwifery.It offers training in various areas of nursing at local, national and international levels with Christian compassion and values.

After a rigorous entrance and practical examination followed by an interview, 20 candidates are selected every year. As the students climb up the ladder, they start to learn from foundation of nursing to advanced knowledge and skills towards the end. Students are nurtured academically, professionally and spiritually. Deserving students are provided with scholarships. Students are fostered spiritually through various religious activities and daily devotions. They also participate in various religious competitions.

Apart from that the school of nursing has well equipped laboratories and a library in addition to the central library.

The hard work of our faculty and students has always resulted in the good outcome in the CMAI – Board of Nursing Examination. Students are encouraged for their excellence in performance by awarding prizes annually for each class. The teaching staff updates themselves with current trends in nursing education by regular continuing education and staff development programmes. They also participates in various regional and national conferences and workshops.

The students are trained to give comprehensive and holistic nursing care. They acquire sound theoretical knowledge and standard clinical skills.

The students practice and gain good clinical experience in SIH-R&LC as well as in Government Vellore Medical College and Christian Medical College, Vellore which are the affiliated hospitals.

Students are provided with various opportunities to exhibit their talents and abilities. They are able to develop their skills and leadership qualities through the faculty guidance.

The student development programmes are usually co- ordinate with the Student Nurses Association through which we conduct programmes related to Sports, Socio cultural and educational activities. Students are encouraged to participate in various competitions held within the institution as well as with other institution.

Apart from regular curriculum activities students also participates in other activities of the institution like medical camps and other health awareness activities.

Principal: Mrs. Selvi Julious, B.Sc.(N)., M.Sc.(N)., RNRM
Tutor: Mrs. Aruna M,, M.Sc., RNRM
Tutor: Ms. Anu Priya W, B.Sc(N)., RNRM
Tutor: Ms. Jenifar A, B.Sc(N)., RNRM
Tutor: Mrs. Mary Sophia C, B.Sc(N)., M.Sc(N)., RNRM
Tutor: Mrs. Sandhya Dodipinani, B.Sc(N)., M.Sc(N)., RNRM
Tutor: Mrs. Gladys Jennifer, P.C., B.Sc(N)., M.Sc(N)., RNRM
Tutor: Mrs. Sambavi Priya, P.C., P.B.B.Sc(N)
Warden: Ms. A J Gunavathi, MA., B.Ed, E-IT., PGDHM
Warden: Mrs. Rashmi Khadia, CGHC

Feed back of Karigiri Nursing students by Ms. Rogini. M , Ms. Priya. P & Aarthi Priya. P

We proud to say we are Karigiri graduates. We can lift our collar say I am Karigiri graduates we can able to work in CMCH as a senior staff nurses we can able to manage the ward in the absence of ward sister means first by God’s grace second main reason is school of nursing moulded us we thank god given opportunity to study in school of nursing not only in studies all spiritual and moral support we received today we back to see school of nursing its like a heaven Thanku for all your supports.

Feed back of Karigiri Nursing student by Ms. Vijayakumari

Greetings to All. This is Vijayakumari. I am hailing from Periyakuppam, a place near Mt.Valli. After completing my higher secondary education, I had no future plans and was idle out there at home for a while. A housekeeping staff from Karigiri hospital advised me to join nursing course out there. We were financially unstable at that point of time and I had no support from my alcoholic father as well. My family situation was worse then. Out of my Mother’s toil, I managed to join Diploma in Nursing, 2011 batch in Karigiri hospital.

I was not good at English when I joined the course. Out of help and support rendered by my lecturers, I equipped myself with some proficiency in English and was able to read and write in short span of time. My father passed away a year later.  Though dejected by my relatives, my mother’s perseverance motivated me to work hard for the betterment of my future and with the blessings of Lord Almighty I successfully completed my course and graduated in the year 2015.

When I returned home after completing my studies, we experienced hardship for even a single meal per day and there was no proper shelter to live in where we managed to live in a shack. Lord Almighty paved me a path thrive in this world by providing me an opportunity to work in CMC hospital. I joined as a CBT student on Jul 25, 2016. A week later my hut got damaged and ripped apart due to heavy rain. With the help of my father’s settlement amount from LIC and savings during my internship, I started to reconstruct our house. We moved to our new house on March 18th, 2017.

I was appointed as a staff nurse in CMC hospital. I managed to sort out the problems we had one by one. Now am in a position to help out people who are battling in their life to meet their daily needs. Hope my testimony will motivate people to face all the future hardships in life with strong grit. Praise the Lord. Thank you.

Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi

Tamilnadu Nurses and Midwives Council, Chennai

The Board of Nursing Education, CMAI, SIB, Bangalore

School of Nursing,

Schieffelin Institute of Health – Research and Leprosy Centre,

Karigiri, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu.  Pin: 632 106

Tel: 0416- 2274223, 225, 227, 229,      Fax: 0416 – 2274274

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The Schieffelin Institute of Health – Research & Leprosy Centre (SIH-R & LC),
Karigiri, (via Katpadi) – 632106, Vellore District,
Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone: 0416-2274-223

Mobile: 9442274224