Dr Manju Vatsa says we need good teachers with adequate clinical competence in order to improve quality care in the country.
Manipal: Dr Manju Vatsa, Principal in the College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) underlined the need of recruiting good teachers with adequate clinical competence in order to improve quality care in the country. She was speaking at the 19 thAnnual day of Manipal College of Nursing (MCON).
Expressing concern over the commercialization of nursing education which she said is compromising the standards, she emphasised the importance of compassion and integrity in teachers and sense of responsibility in the students – guided by ethics.
Applauding MCON for its phenomenal growth in the last 23 years, she advised the students aim at excellence and to remain updated with the latest trends to deliver quality care.
Meritorious students of studying in various nursing were awarded at the event.
Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, Dr K Ramnarayan drove home the point that success cannot be achieved through a tap on a screen or a click of a mouse. “Students have become techno savvy while relying mainly on online information and following the instant mantra.” But success cannot be achieved that way as it is an integration of several ingredients, like creativity, innovation, ability to reinvent and tact of thinking globally and acting locally, he observed.