Community Health Nursing



 As a part of NSS (National Service Scheme) Program, Dept. of Community Health Nursing conducted Malnutrition Survey Program for Anganwadi Children in Vantmuri Village on 21-09-2017. Total 122 children were surveyed and basic parameters like height, weight and mid-arm circumference (MUAC) was assessed.

Out of 122 children who were surveyed, only 4 of them were found to have moderate malnutrition where MUAC calculated was less than 11 cms. Total 5 Anganwadis were there in the village. No children were reported with severe malnutrition.



The department of community health nursing aims to prepare nurses to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses in providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to the community.


Community Health Nursing, now more than ever, is a challenging, evolving field of nursing practice-one that is on the cutting edge of many innovations in the health care delivery.

Community Health Nursing represents an effort to introduce and elaborate upon the basic scope and nature of contemporary community health nursing practice.

It is a field of nursing practice, which blends primary health care and principles of nursing practice with public health nursing. The department of community health nursing is intended to mould fully pledged community health nurses, who are ready to serve the patients at any place and at any time by applying the principles of community health nursing.

The department of Community health nursing is enthusiastic to provide quality education to students in graduation and post graduation level, under the supervision of excellent faculty. Moreover, the department takes great interest in conducting public health research and community welfare programmes. The department has promised to facilitate both professional and personal growth in the students and the faculty by encouraging and supporting their participation in continuing educational activities.

The department conducts 

  • Regular home visits
  • Individual, Group and Mass Health Education
  • Special health programmes like eye camps, Health Exhibitions, School Health programmes, Immunization Clinics, ANC Tracking etc
  • Observation of days significant to public health
  • Industrial visit to Goa- Occupational health nursing

Laboratory facilities

The department has a fully equipped community health laboratory which accommodates 50 students at a time. This is used for the preparing for the activities during the field visit and to train students.

External Posting: Students are also posted to PHC, CHC and various sub centres for observation and regular posting.

Community health activities: Regular home visits, Health need assessment, Family coping, Health Awareness and activities concerned with public interest and also social activities.


KLEU’s Institute of Nursing Sciences, Department of Community Health Nursing had organized a health awareness programme on the occasion of world Environmental day at Ramnagar on 5th June 2017. Trees were planted in the premises of Government Kannada, Marati  & Urdu  Primary School, Ram Nagar, Belagavi.

Beneficiaries:  80 Kannada Marathi  &  Urdu  Primary School Children’s




Department of Community Health Nursing had organized and conducted Health education  program on  Geriatric Health Problems & its management  in Shantai Old age home  Belagavi  on 24th  March 2017.

Awareness programme was organized with the help of manager- Shantai Oldage home &  Final year PBBSc (N) students  &  departmental staff of  Community Health Nursing in order to create awareness among the geriatric people regarding  health problems & its management, importance of  exercise, sleeping pattern, increased risk of falls, depression  and an impaired immune system,  dietary management etc…

Beneficiaries: 37 Geriatric People were benefited by the programme.


Department of Community Health Nursing had organized and conducted Health education  program on  the occasion of world Water day  in Ranakundaye  village Belagavi  on 22nd  March 2017.

Rally  &  water awareness programme was organized with the help of Govt. Primary Marti School Ranakundaye village   in order to create awareness among the villagers regarding importance of water, its utilization, storage and about rain water harvesting.

Health education programme was organized in the Govt. Primary Marti School Ranakundaye by  2nd year PBBBSc Nursing students and staff Department of Community Health Nursing  with the help of A.V.AIDS. Snacks were distributed to students.

Beneficiaries: 90 school students and more than 100 villagers



  Press Report


A one day CNE (Continuing Nursing Education) on “Non Communicable Diseases – Approaches & Prevention” was organized by Department of Community Health Nursing, KLEU Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi on 17th February, 2017.

 The Objective of this CNE was to sensitize students regarding the burden of Non Communicable Diseases, the risk factors associated, approaches and methods to prevent these diseases in the community by proper health education to the people.

 The program began with inaugural function at 10:00 am. The CNE was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Chief Guest Dr.R.G.Viveki, Professor & HOD, Community Medicine, BIMS, Belagavi & Prof.Dr.Sudha A.Raddi, Dean & Principal, KLEU INS, Belagavi. Mrs.Namrata Devulkar welcomed the guests which was followed by lectures. The Resource Persons for the CNE were Dr.R.G.Viveki, Professor & HOD, Community Medicine, BIMS, Belagavi, Mr.Shivarajkumar.Dandagi, Asst.Prof & HOD, Community Health Nursing, Mrs.Namrata Devulkar, Asst. Professor, Mr.Laxmikanth Bhangennavar, Sr.Tutor & Mr.Sanjeev Badli, Sr.Tutor. Prof.Dr.Sudha A.Raddi gave the presidential remarks. Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mr.Shivaprasad Kamat, Jr.Tutor.

 Total 180 delegates, students, faculty from BIMS College of Nursing, KLES Institute of Nursing Sciences, Ankola & KLE Academy Of Higher Education and Research’s Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi participated in the CNE.

Health Check-up camp for Antenatal Mothers

 17th   October 2016

NSS unit of KLEU’s Institute of Nursing Sciences along with Department of Community Health Nursing organised a Health Check-up camp for Antenatal Mothers at Ashok Nagar UHC Belagavi on 17th   October 2016. Department of community Heath nursing in collaboration with UHC Ashok Nagar carried out the general health check-up camp. Total 24 Antenatal Mothers were screened, of which 13 had Mild Anaemia (10Hb %), Moderate 10 (8Hb %), Severe 01 (Below 6Hb %), & 01 High Risk case detected (short Stretch).

Health education was given by final year BSc Nursing students & Staffs from department of   community health nursing on importance of maintaining good health, Diet, breastfeeding techniques etc.. After the programme forum was open for discussion.Medicines were given to those who were sick. Fruits were distributed after the examination.