St.Joseph s College of Nursing drew its inspiration from the vision and mission of the late Archbishop Mar Ivanios and Msgr. Joseph Kuzhinjalil the founder of Daughters of Mary of Congregation. Nurturing the intellectual faculties is our special mission. This college stands for academic excellence, development of skills and character formation based on the love of God and service of man as modeled in Jesus Christ so as to produce intellectually mature, technically skilled, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired women of India. We believe, as the International Council of Nurses states: the unique function of the nurses 'is to assist the individual sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to the health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had independence as rapidly as possible. This aspect of her work, this part of her function, she initiates and controls, of this she is the master. In addition she helps the patient to carry out the therapeutic plan as initiated by the physician. She, also as a member of a medical team, helps other members us they in turn help her to plan and carry out the total programme whether it be for the improvement of health or recovery from illness or support in death. Our concept of health is based on the WHO definition that 'health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Here a nurse is engaged ultimately in the noble task of reintegrating the total man, body and soul, flesh and blood and of restoring the living quality whereby the sick is made to resemble God more closely. The St.Joseph s College of Nursing stands for top quality training in nursing care and the B.Sc degree programme in nursing aims to equip the graduate nurses with adequate knowledge and to meet the challenges of ever changing and fast developing health care system, sophisticated technology and ever increasing social demands. We believe that the graduates from this programme will show exceptional qualities of skill, intuition, sense of responsibility good manners, sympathetic temperament sense of proportion, capacity for supervision, teaching and habit of observation, punctuality, obedience, cleanliness and accurate statement. The B.Sc Nursing degree programme is geared to the health needs of the country, the community and the individual, and it will serve as a basis for advanced study and specialization in nursing. It will assist nurses in their personal and professional development so that they may make their maximum contribution to the society as individual, citizens and nurses.