Mangaluru: Fatima D’Silva awarded PhD in Nursing

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Mangaluru: Fatima D’Silva has been awarded a PhD in Nursing by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences under the Consortium of Indian Nursing Council and the World Health Organization for her thesis titled, ‘A Study To Evaluate The Effectiveness of Comprehensive Nursing Intervention on the Physical and Psychosocial Outcome of Patients with Coronary Heart Disease’, under the guidance of Dr Muninarayananappa, Principal, Theerthankara University, Uttar Pradesh.


She completed her Graduation in Nursing studies (BSc. N) with 1st Rank in the year 1992 from Fr Muller’s College of Nursing affiliated to Mangalore University. She completed her Post Graduation in Nursing Studies (MSc. N) in the year 1996 with 1st Rank and Gold Medal from Fr Muller’s College of Nursing.

She has undertaken many research works in the field of Nursing, and has authored and co-authored many publications in journals of national and international repute.

Dr Fatima has also guided many research students in their Graduate and Post-Graduate studies. She has been invited for many national and international seminars, workshops and conferences as a resource person and guide. She has also presented research papers in state, national and international forums. She has also organised various National and International Conferences.

Memberships and Association:

Chairperson of Institutional Ethical Committee, NITTE Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, since March 2012.
Chairperson of Institutional Ethical Committee, K.S Hegde Medical Academy (2011-2013).
Member of the Central Ethics committee, NITTE University, since 16/06/2011.
Chairperson of BOS, NITTE Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, since April 2009.
Was the Member of BOS (Mangalore University), since 1999-2002.
Member of Research and Recognition Committee, NITTE Deemed University, since 01/01/ 2013.
Member of Research Grants Committee, NITTE Deemed University, since 01/01/ 2013.
Academic Council Member, NITTE University, since 01/04/ 2013.
Member Secretary of the Continuing Education Cell of NITTE University, since 06/11/2009.
Life member of Trained Nurses Association of India in 1992.
Life member of Christian Medical Association of India in 2006.
Member of the Advisory Committee of NSS cell, NITTE University, since 2012.
Life member of Asian Association of Cardiovascular Nurses in 2011.
Dean of Faculty of Nursing Sciences, NITTE University in 2013.
Member of Quality Assurance Cell, Fr. Muller’s College of Nursing, since 2014.
Editorial member of International Journal of Nursing Education in 2013.
Editorial member of Indian Journal of Health Science in 2014.
External Reviewer of the LWW publications in 2013.
Member of BOS (Yenepoya University), since Jan 2014.

Other Professional Related Experience

Published an e-book on ‘Life Style Modification Practices of Persons With Hypertension’ by Lambert’s Academic Publishers, Germany in 2012.
Published a monograph on ‘Therapeutic Nutrition’ in 2012.
UG and PG Examiner for Kannur University (Kerala), Manipal University (Manipal), Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (Bangalore), MGR University (Tamilnadu) and NITTE University (Mangalore).
Paper setter for Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (Bangalore), Meenakshi University (Coimbatore), Kerala University of Health Sciences (Kerala) and NITTE University.
Detailed as squad for Medical Examinations at Government Medical College, Hassan.
Appointed as INC inspector for conducting inspections in various states like Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
Paper setter and P.G. Examiner for KLE Deemed University, Belgaum.

Presently, Dr Fatima is working as Principal and Dean of Nursing Sciences in ‘NITTE Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences’, a constituent College of NITTE Deemed University, Placed as category ‘A’ by MHRD, Government of India and NAAC.

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