We have a well-equipped multimedia lab with 28 computers in separate cabins to accommodate 28 students at a time. This helps students to develop their computer skills and to foster their learning through the technological advances. The lab is used to teach IT subject along with teaching nursing. Apart from the scheduled classes in the lab the students can utilize it in their free time. The lab is connected with a good Internet Connection to enhance student learning experience. The institute academic staffs are also provided with individual laptop computers to help them in preparing for the lectures and all other career related activities. One experienced and qualified IT engineer is responsible for the lab. The Wi-Fi access point is displayed in different points though out the institute.
There is a well-equipped Nursing Lab to promote students’ learning through imparting practical knowledge and teaching practical skills. We have a number of mannequins which is used to teach practical skills to the students before exposing patients to clinical areas. The mannequins we have are listed below as follows:
- Nursing Kelly with Vital sim (Male and Female Catheterization modules)
- First aid and trauma mannequin
- 3 Adult mannequins (Male and Female Catheterization modules)
- 3 Adults CPR mannequins
- 1 infant CPR mannequin
- Nursing Anne with Vital sim
- 2 Infant mannequins
- 3 Simulator mannequins
Apart from the mannequin the lab also has various equipment and clinical instruments that are used in the hospital setting which are used to teach practical skills to the students.
We also have various anatomical models to teach students anatomy and physiology.
Two faculty members are in-charge of the lab to keep a record of the lab activities and maintain a register of equipment and indents. The Wi-Fi connection is also provided in the lab.
We have 4 class rooms that are spacious enough to occupy 40 students. The class rooms are well-lighted, ventilated and well-organized. Additionally, classes are equipped with wireless LCD Projectors, DVDs Players, Overhead Projectors, Wi-Fi connection and TV. We have locker facilities for all our students inside the class room.
Our premises foundation students study in a separate building close to the main institute building. The foundation building contains two class-rooms which accommodate around 50 students at a time. Classes are well lighted, ventilated and organized. Each class is equipped with Plasma TV, Wireless LCD Projector, and two big speakers. The building has one faculty room. It also has female, male and faculty lounges adequate facilities. The building has its own internet connection with Wi-Fi access point.
Sur nursing institute has a well-established library with a full librarian who is available for the users. Teaching/learning materials are available in the library .It includes books, journals and audio and video materials.
The books are classified under 3 categories:
- Lending books.
- IReference books.
- Student class sets.
The number of books in the first two categories is 1050 while the number of books for student class set is 1151 which are given to the students at the beginning of the semester according to the subjects which they learn and are collected back at the end of each semester.
STUDENT LEARNING AND SUPPORT
Unlimited support is given to all students through additional worksheets and extracurricular activities. Special attention is given to weak students to help them cope up with the English courses through remedial classes and academic advising during the Foundation year. Moreover, nursing students can approach the teachers of English for linguistic support during their studies.
The policy of The Academic advising is to ensure that students receive appropriate guidance and support to facilitate their learning It provides information to students on how to seek advice and teachers on his/her role on academic advising to make appropriate choices and facilitates a successful academic experience.
Academic advisers are appointed for each student from among the institute faculty at the beginning of every academic year. A student may request to change the academic advisor at an appropriate point of time according to the established policy.
At present the academic advisors main responsibility is limited to help the students, whose performance and conduct is below the expected standards and examine the factors attribute to situation.
Each academic advisor is assigned for eight to ten students for advising. During academic year, two to three sessions of counselling are conducted, one in week 4 and the other in week 8. Students are advised to meet the advisor at least once in a semester. The low performing students are identified and referred to the concerned course coordinators .Remedial work and tutorials are done for the students to improve their performance. Counselling assists student to discover their own potentials and capabilities. If the students do not show any progress they are referred to the dean for further action.
Regional Nursing Institute-Sur strives to employ a variety of teaching methods and approaches in its academic activities. Student-centered learning, problem-based learning, case-based teaching and reflective learning are among the approaches that the institute adopts to promote the facilitation role of teaching staff and enhance students’ sense of responsibility and accountability towards their learning. Such approaches require teaching staff to shift their focus from teacher-centered approaches to student-centered approaches, have adequate time to prepare learning activities, students to have sufficient time for self-directed learning and sufficient resources for interactive simulation and e-learning.
To achieve the above, RNI-Sur has class room’s multimedia lab with full-fledged resources and adequate number of Personal Computer, internet with great speed and Wi-Fi accessible for the teachers and students.
The Demonstration laboratory is equipped with all needed supplies for the demonstration and return demonstrations of the lab courses. The Laboratory is now equipped with 2 medium fidelity mechanisms, Nurse Anne and Nurse Kelly with Sim Pad. The Sim Pad is a medium fidelity simulator installed in the institute. The procedures done by students and teachers with this manikins can be stored in the Sim Pad Software.