Rules & Regulations
Aliah University, Department of Nursing
Rules and Regulations for Students
The following rules and regulations are in addition to the instructions in the syllabus, prospectus, guidelines for clinical/community experience.
I. Academics & co-curricular
- Student will be punctual for classes and clinical practice according to the schedule decided by the college.
- Student will be allowed to appear in each year of examination only if they have obtained 80% of attendance in theory and clinical of each subject. The degree will not be awarded unless 100% clinical attendance is achieved.
- Student will perform her compensatory clinical postings at the beginning of the vacation. This will enable her to acquire the desired level of attendance and finally the degree in time. All compensatory postings will be calculated in terms of day missed and not hours missed on each day. Students are not permitted to do her compensatory postings on Sundays or public holidays on her own.
- Internal assessment for nursing subjects will be calculated taking into account a minimum of three assignments including two Sesssional Examinations. No re-examination will be conducted for those who are absent on the day/days of examination unless the student is absent due to genuine reason.
- Student will submit all Assignments exactly on the specified dates.
- Student will not use the departmental laptop, LCD without permission. Class leader will contact the faculty/staff in-charge of AV Aid for the details of AV rules.
- If the student fails to demonstrate safe nursing practice, the training period will be extended for an indefinite period till she reaches the expected level of competency. However, decision in this regard will be taken by a committee constituted by HoD, Department of Nursing. Actions will vary according to the seriousness of the individual mistakes.
- Student who desire to discuss problems (personal or professional) will do so first with her teacher guardian & if required would contact the class coordinator/HoD. For subject clarification may approach first to the concerned subject teacher.
- Student will converse in English for communication with all other students, faculty & staffs.
- Student will maintain silence in the classroom/ college premises or in the campus to ensure
a peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
- Student will maintain good interpersonal relationship with the ward personnel & will greet the Health team members.
- Student will report immediately to the Health coordinator (Ms. Usha Mallick, Associate Professor) in case of needle-stick injury during clinical practice. Refer detail note on occupational exposure at the end of this rules and regulation.
- Student will behave in a decent and dignified manner throughout their period of stay in the college/clinical field/hostel.
- Student will attend library as per schedule. Student will use the library books/journals/other materials with care so as to be useful to all the users of the library. She will follow Central Library rules.
- No student is permitted to enter the college premises after class hours for any reasons without prior permission of the HoD.
- Students are not permitted to visit patients in the hospital after clinical hours. Permission to be taken from class coordinator prior to such work.
- Student should take care in maintaining the cleanliness of the college. Student will not deface walls or furniture & will not paste posters/papers on the wall.
- All students will take part in co-curricular activities organized by the College.
II. Orientation & Anti ragging measures
1. The senior students will help the new students to get adjusted to the new surroundings.
No students will rag the new students. According to directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and University Grants Commission, ragging will be viewed as a serious offence and student involved in any such incident with be liable for serious punishment including rustication and or imprisonment. Any such incident of ragging should be brought to the notice of Warden/class coordinator.
Mrs. Rumi Sen, Class Coordinator and member of anti-ragging committee
PH : 9875302866
III. Dress code
- During Clinical and Community field placement student should :
- follow the prescribed dress code, in clinical and community field & will wear the nameplates with uniforms.
- tie hair or use bands if the hair is short .
- keep nails short and will not use nail polish or ornaments like bangles, hanging ear rings, finger rings etc. while in clinical/ community field. Small ear studs may be used.
- maintain the dignity of the uniform. Student will sit in the roadside, staircase, visitor lounge of Hospital while in uniform.
- In Class Room/Library/Mess student should:
- wear lab coats in all practical classes.
- dress up decently- trousers, T-shirts, short skirts, slippers is not permitted.
- maintain similar dress code in library and mess – night dresses, short pants etc. are not to wear in mess/library .
IV. Health & Sickness
- Students have to attend the health check-up for height, weight, BMI, vision etc. which will be done in every month.
- All sickness matters first to be reported to the Health Coordinator (Ms. Usha Mallick) for immediate action & then to the class coordinator for her information.
- In case a student falls ill at home or in the hostel, she will inform the Health Co-ordinator and Class Co-ordinator through her room- mate. The student need to submit her medical fitness certificate when she reports back to the nursing department.
- Student will report to the Health Co-ordinator about her prevailing condition on resuming her classes (after absence due to illness).
- In case of minor ailments, she must visit the OPD with due intimation to the Health Co-ordinator and to take rest in the student’s sick room of College.
- Students should take responsibilities in maintaining good health and also take care of their classmates or juniors in time of illness.
- HoD will be informed about each and every detail related to individual student health status by health co-coordinator.
- Student will return to the hostel before 7p.m. In case students require staying out beyond 7p.m., they will take permission from the hostel warden.
- Student will make appropriate entries in the movement register when they go out of hostel.
- Student staying in hostel will give their attendance to the hostel supervisor at 8.30 pm daily.
- Student will have her visitor, in the visiting room from 5.p.m to 7.p.m on working days and on holidays any time between 7am & 7 p.m.
- Student should avoid entertaining the visitors (e.g. having long talks) standing in front of the hostel.
- Student on night duty & residing in the hostel will not leave the hostel for outing from 10 am to 4 pm unless having classes in the afternoon.
- Cooking in the hostel room is strictly prohibited. Student must have their food in the Hostel Mess.
- Student must fill up the leave form for leave of absent/ night stay at outside before leaving the Hostel and submit the same to the Hostel Warden.
- There will be five weeks/vacation including preparation time for examination in each academic year. Besides that additional 2-3 weeks holidays/leave of university will be observed.
- Student will apply for leave of absence in case of emergencies before availing the leave through the clinical supervisor to class coordinator. For special cases e.g. Station leave, long absence etc. permission of HoD will be required.
VII. Strikes-boycotting classes and clinical by students
Strikes by students i.e. boycotting classes and clinical postings by students will be viewed very seriously by the authorities. It may lead to suspension /dismissal or entry of poor remarks on character and conduct in student’s certificates.
STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE RULES AND REGULATIONS STATED ABOVE. STRICT ACTION WILL BE TAKEN ON VOILATION OF THE RULE.
First aid in management of occupational exposure
What is Occupational Exposure?
Occupational exposure refers to exposure to potential blood-borne infections (HIV, HBV and HCV) that may occur in healthcare settings during performance of job duties. Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) refers to comprehensive medical management to minimise the risk of infection among Health Care Personnel (HCP) following potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens (HIV, HBV, HCV).
What is the risk?
Health Care Personnel are at risk of blood-borne infection transmission through exposure of a percutaneous injury (e.g. needle-stick or cut with a sharp instrument), contact with the mucous membranes of the eye or mouth of an infected person, contact with non-intact skin (particularly when the exposed skin is chapped, abraded, or afflicted with dermatitis or contact with blood or other potentially infectious body fluids.
What are the First aid management?
For skin — if the skin is broken after a needle-stick or sharp instrument:
- Immediately wash the wound and surrounding skin with water and soap. Do not scrub.
- Do not use antiseptics or skin washes (bleach, chlorine, alcohol, betadine).
After a splash of blood or body fluids on unbroken skin:
- Wash the area immediately.
- Do not use antiseptics.
For the eye:
- Irrigate exposed eye immediately with water or normal saline. Sit in a chair, tilt head back and ask a colleague to gently pour water or normal saline over the eye.
- If wearing contact lens, leave them in place while irrigating, as they form a barrier over the eye and will help protect it. Once the eye is cleaned, remove the contact lens and clean them in the normal manner. This will make them safe to wear again
- Do not use soap or disinfectant on the eye.
- Spit fluid out immediately
- Rinse the mouth thoroughly, using water or saline and spit again. Repeat this process several times
- Do not use soap or disinfectant in the mouth
- Consult the designated physician of the institution for management of the exposure immediately.
- Do not put pricked finger in mouth
- Do not squeeze wound to bleed it
- Do not use bleach, chlorine, alcohol, betadine, iodine or any antiseptic or detergent
First Post exposure prophylaxis dose within 72 hours
A designated person/trained doctor must assess the risk of HIV and HBV transmission. This evaluation must be quick so as to start treatment without any delay, ideally within two hours but certainly within 72 hours; PEP is not effective when given more than 72 hours after exposure. The first dose of PEP should be administered within the first 72 hours of exposure. If the risk is insignificant, PEP could be discontinued, if already commenced.