National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

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Department of Nursing


Department of Nursing

The Department of Nursing provides exemplary, comprehensive and holistic nursing care services which is multi-prolonged in nature aiming at preventive, promotive, curative & rehabilitative components of neuropsychiatric care in the hospital as well as in the community which places it at the helm of nursing services, both nationally and internationally. The faculty and staff of the Department of Nursing are dedicated and committed to offering premier, quality, guidance, instruction and teaching in clinical and research arenas. Nursing services, education and research activities are on par with the latest developments in the field of neuropsychiatry.

Courses offered

=> Post Basic Diploma in Neuroscience Nursing
=> Master of Science (M.Sc Psychiatric Nursing)
=> Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D Nursing)


=> To provide quality nursing care to patients and families in the hospital, as well as in the community, through multidisciplinary approach
=> To maintain quality in educational programs for students (Ph.D., M.Sc. Psychiatric Nursing, Diploma in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Diploma in Neuro Science Nursing, other short-term training programs)
=> To provide clinical learning experience to students of various categories placed in the Department from India and abroad
=> To build up research potential in the Department
=> To provide leadership in the field of mental health and neuro science nursing in the country;
=> To provide advisory and consultation services in the field of nursing service, education, and research.


The Department of Nursing has adequate infrastructure for research activities. There is good clinical facility and sufficient related books as well as e-journals in the library. Research is conducted by DPN, DNN, B.Sc. Nursing IV year, M.Sc. Psychiatric Nursing and Ph.D. Nursing  students at the bed side. The research activities are assisted by Staff Nurses, ward supervisors and nursing tutors. The faculty guide the research activities of the students in the areas of neuro critical, infection control, effectiveness of structured teaching program, self care ability development among neurologically dependent and psychiatrically ill, capacity development in various levels of hospital personnel, counseling psychiatric patients and their families, follow up work on domiciliary care services in OPS and research in the community also. There are excellent clinical facilities in the areas of neuro-psychiatric nursing, neuro-nursing and community mental health, both rural and urban as well as neuro-psychiatric rehabilitation nursing. Nursing faculty are members of the departmental research review committee where meetings are conducted twice in a year to review the research work of P.G and Ph.D nursing students.

Contact Details

Department of Nursing
Hosur Road,
Bangalore - 560029,

Phone: +91-80-26995225


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