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Lourdes College of Nursing, Ernakulam located at Chembumukku along Kakkanad route began its journey of developing nursing academic excellence in 2002. The Educational Programmes include B.Sc. Nursing (2002), Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (2005), MSc Nursing in 5 specialities (2011) (Med. Surg. - 3 seats, Paediatrics - 3 seats, OBG - 3 seats, Community Health - 3 seats & Mental Health (Psychiatric) - 5 seats. Also we have GNM programme with 50 seats. Lourdes Hospital is a NABH accredited multi-speciality hospital with 720 beds strength, including 10 intensive care units and 12 Operation theatres, super speciality facilities and 6 community out-reach programmes serving the coastal population.

Our college has been declared as 'Minority Institution' by the National commission for Minority Educational Institution.
Presently 199 B.Sc. nursing students, 52 Post basic B.Sc. and 140 GNM students are studying in this Institution. Besides 16 students are doing their post-graduation in Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Child health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing and Medical Surgical Nursing specialty.


Lourdes Society for Health Care & Research, constituted by the Archdiocese of Verapoly, reaches out to the community for professional healthcare services and education through its prestigious institutions such as Lourdes Hospital, Kochi (1965), Kristu Jayanti Hospital, Vypin (2000), Lourdes School of Nursing (1969), Lourdes College of Nursing (2002), Lourdes College of Paramedical and Sciences (2004), Lourdes Heart Institute & Neuro Centre (2007). His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Francis Kallarackal, Archbishop of Verapoly is the President of the Society.

Lourdes College of Nursing and Lourdes School of Nursing are two premier projects of the Society in the field of training in nursing and attract students from the length and breadth of the state of Kerala. Lourdes College of Nursing has been affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University and at present to the Kerala University of Health Sciences and these Institutions are recognized by the Indian Nursing Council and Kerala Nursing council.

In the year 1969 on 16th July the Lourdes school of nursing was born from the untiring efforts of the late Msgr. Francis Fernandez, the first Director of our Hospital and of the first Principal Sr. Lucilla Clerici, of the Congregation of Sisters of Charity. The primary objectives of the Diploma Programme is to prepare well equipped professional nursing personnel who will be able to provide comprehensive health service to all in the hospital as well as in the community. During the entire Saga of 42yrs, we commenced our adventure with 12 students in the year 1969 with an amazing growth of 50 students per batch from the year 1997. Throughout the period of 1971 to 1980 the annual intake of students was 15, which increased into 24 per year in 1981 and unturned upto 24 per year. It has become 30 in 1992 and 32 in 1993.The number of students reached up to 45 in the year 1994 and 50 in the year 1997.

Lourdes College of Nursing had its inception in 2002 during the patronageship of late Rt. Rev. Dr. Daniel Acharuparambil. The College and Hostel buildings, now located at Archbishop Attipetty Nagar, Chembumukku were inaugurated on 25th March 2004. The Educational Programmes of the College include Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (started in 2002), Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (started in 2005), Post Basic Diploma in Critical Care Nursing (2010) and M.Sc. nursing (started in 2011) .The starting of the College of Nursing was in the premises of Lourdes hospital along with School of Nursing which was shifted in the year 2004 for the better facilities in Kakkanad at Chembumukku. The Institution provides various healthcare through outreach programmes conducted by Community health department besides the routine quality health care in Lourdes Hospital.

The College and the School of nursing are guided by Rev. Fr. S Lourdes Hospital, Rev. Sr. Suma Kuttickal, Principal, College of Nursing and Rev. Sr. Vinaya Varghese, Principal, School of Nursing who belongs to the congregation of Sisters of Charity. Presently 199 B.Sc. nursing students, 87 Post basic B.Sc. and 140 GNM students are studying in this Institution. Besides 9 students are doing their post - Graduation in Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Child health Nursing and Medical Surgical Nursing specialty which is great mile stone in the year 2011.

We uphold the motto Enlightened to Lighten. The college is maintaining high academic standards with State Ranks, Distinctions and First Classes in the University exams. Co-curricular and extracurricular activities are part and parcel of our training programme which shape the personality and the character of our students. During these years the students have won many prizes in the Zonal State and national SNA level competitions.

The students enjoy well established infrastructure facilities for classes, conducting exams, Library, Lab, Auditorium, Playground and Hostel. We have an excellent team of nursing educators comprising of Principal and tutors who dedicate their time for instruction, supervision, guidance and clinical teaching.

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2012 July 1Sr. Lilly Joseph has taken charge as the new Principal.
2012 Jan 7Paediatric Nephrology Clinic Started under Nephrology Department.
2011 Aug 7MRI Scaning Centre Inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Shri. Oommen Chandy.
2011 June 15Dr. Binu Pappachan Joined as Consultant in Dept. of Neonatology & Paediatrics.
2011 June 13MRI Scaning Machine Blessed by Dr. Telesphore Cardinal Toppo
2011 June 1Dr. Joe Thomas Joined as Sr. Consultant in Dept. of Rheumatology.
2011 Mar 28Dr. Dawney Zachriah Joined as Sr. Consultant and HOD in Dept. of GAstroenterology.
2011 Mar 1Inception of Fr. Sabu Nedunilath as The Director.
2010 Dec 2Dr. C S Madhu Joined as Sr. Consultant and HOD in Dept. of Oncology
2010 Dec 1Fr. Shaiju Thoppil joined as Associate Director
2010 Nov 27Lourdes Basic Life Support & Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course Started
2010 Nov 23Lourdes Kidney Foundation Inaugurated
2010 July 13New CSSD Dept. Blessed
2010 May 5Inauguration of new CT Scan at Lourdes by Sri. S. Sharma, State minister for Fisheries and Registration
2010 May 5Reception to the new President of Lourdes Society Archbishop Dr. Francis Kallarackal
2010 May 5Inauguration od Lourdes Plastic surgery by Sri. Dominic Presentation MLA(EKM)
2010 May 5Official Launching of Vascular Surgery Unit by Sri. Dominic Presentation MLA(EKM), Dr. Vimal Iype the Vascular Surgen
2010 MayLourdes recieved Special Award for " Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative"
2010 Mar 15Plastic Surgery Dept. started with Dr. Chacko Cyriac
2009 Oct 26Archbishop Dr. Daniel Acharuparambil breathed his last in the ICCU of Lourdes.
2009 Oct 03Hospital receive Safe-I certificate from The State Minister for Health, Sri. Sreemati Teacher
2008 Sep 25College of Paramedical Sciences celebrated its first ever Cultural Fest "Pragalbh"
2008 Sep 15Dr. Rajesh Kumar joined as Neuro Surgeon and Dr. Sudheer as Neuro Physician.
2008 Jun 23Obeisity Clinic Started under General Medicine.
2008 Jun 06Paid homage to late former Director Msgr. Mathew Chakkalackal
2008 May 07Dr. Roy John joined as Urologist and his wife Dr. Preethy joined as Paediatrician.
2008 Mar 03Dr. Gangadhara Kaimal joined as Professor of Cardiology.
2008 FebInauguration Lourdes Institute of Behavioral Sciences by Dist. Collector Dr. Beena
2008 Aug 16Fr. Manuel Lopez joined as new Chaplain.
2008 Aug 16Dr. Arun Alexander joined in the Department of ENT as Consultant.
2008 Aug 01Blessing of new ward with 36 beds for Lourdes Institute of Behavioral Sciences
2008 Apr 28Fr. Francis Naissery joined as Assistant Director till to date
2007 SeptFr. Rockey Kollamparambil joined as Assistant Director 2007- till to date
2007 Mar 05Inauguration of LHINC by the Defence Minister Sri. A.K. Antony
2007 FebFr. Shaiju Thoppil joined as Assistant Director (till Sept. 2008)
2005 Feb 11Foundation Stone laid for Lourdes Institute of Cardiology.
2005 AprilLourdes College of Paramedical Sciences
2004 Nov 04Fr. Sabu Nedunilath Rejoined as Associate Director 2004- till to date
2004 Nov 04Fr. Michael D'Cruz (Assistant Director 2004- 2007)
2003 Mar 25Inauguration of Sidhi Sadan-Lourdes College of Nursing
2002 OctBSc Nursing Course Started in Lourdes Hospital.
2000 Aug 20Perumbilly, Kristu Jayanti Hospital Inaugurated
1999 July 2Mechanised Laundry Commissioned.
1999 May 27Inauguration of Post Operative, Neuro Theatre and Gamma Imaging.
1999 Mar 31Lourdes Society for Healthcare & Research was constituted.
1998 Oct 12Inauguration of New ICU (25 beds), N Ward and New Matador Ambulance.
1998 OctFr. Sabu Nedunilath (Asst. Director 1998 - 2002)
1998 July 01Neuro Surgery Department started under Dr. John Mathew
1998 Feb 11Blessing of Phaco and Ventilator
1998 FebFr.Francis Xavier Thannikaparambil (Director)
1997 Dec 28Foundation Stone for Kristu Jayanti Hospital.
1997 NovHostel for Nursing Aids, New ICU.
1997 Sep 18Blessing of EMG machine
1997 Jul 09Mammography machine
1997 Jan 18Blessing of the Lithotrips
1997 FebNew Chapel was blessed.
1996 NovDr.Daniel Acharuparambil became the Patron.
1996 Sep 16Dr.Krishna Moorthy joined Urology Department
1996 MayE Ward with 21 Rooms
1996 AprMortuary
1995 OctDepartment of Neurology
1995 AugSecond unit of Surgery under Dr. Santhosh John Abraham
1994 Apr 11Maxillo facial Surgeon (Dr.Ram Mohan joined)
1993 AprDepartment of Cardiology
1993 FebAdministrative Block
1990 NovNew Operation Theatre Complex with 5 OTs, Post OP & ICCU
1990 OctSilver Jubilee Celebration of the hospital17 to 25
1989 Oct 17Department of Physiotherapy
1989 SepDepartment of Urology
1989 Mar1st transplantation by Dr. Vettath
1989 Feb 11Priest Quarters (5 rooms) & 20 beds added.
1988 Jan 18General Medicine Second unit under Dr.Paul Puthooran
1987 DecD Ward & Isolation Ward (22 beds)
1987 DecRegistered as a Charitable Society.
1987 May 04Obstetrics and Gynaecology Second unit
1986 Dec 11Enuresis clinic started.
1985 Aug 01Second unit of Paediatrics
1985 April18 Private Rooms & House Surgeons Quarters
1984 Jul 2624 hours Casualty services
1984 Jul12Eye Department
1984 JuneFr. Antony Kalathiveetil (Director 1984 - 1998)
1982 Dec 01New I.C.C.U
1982 Sep 01A ward and B ward. With 36 beds
1982 Aug 01Department of Orthopaedics and Pathology
1982 June 10Inauguration of Clinic for alcoholics
1982 MarchDepartment of Psychiatry started
1982 MarFr. Simon Fernandez (Director 1982 - 1984)
1980 JunNew Hostel for Staff Nurses (Nightingale)
1980 MarchSr. Carmen Cherian (Nursing Superintendent 1980 - 2000)
1980 Mar 28Mobile Health Unit started (Kerala Governor Mrs. Jyothi Venkitajalam)
1980 Jan 01Inauguration of the department of Microbiology
1979 May 01Inauguration of the department of Dermatology under Dr. Subramonian
1979 Feb 20Inauguration of the Auditorium
1976 Feb 12Inauguration of the Lab and O ward Rooms (17-25 & 42-50) by Smt. Indira Gandhi.
1975 SeptSr. Alphonsa Lobo (Nursing Superintendent 1975 - 1980)
1975 Aug 10Sisters Handing over of the Administration back to Verapoly Archdiocese.
1973 Aug 29Quarters for Doctors and New Generator
1973 FebE.N.T. Department
1972 MayFr.Mathew Chackalackal (Director 1972- 1982)
1972 MarchSr. Alphonsa Lobo (Administratory & Nursing Supt 1972 - 1975)
1971 AprQuarters for religious Sisters
1970 JulySr.Emila Colombo (Administrator Cum Nursing Supt 1970 -1972)
1970 JuneThe Founder, Archbishop Joseph Attipetty expired
1969 AugStarting of the School of Nursing (with 12 in-takes)
1968 Sept140 beds were added (Panambilly Govinda Menon)
1968 July 03Dental department started
1967 MarMrs. Suseela Nayyar
1966 MaySr. Candida Gauldi (Administrator Cum Nursing Supt 1966 -1970)
1965 Aug 15Birth of Lourdes Hospital-60 beds, OPD, Lab, & Pharmacy (by A.M. Thomas, Central Minister)
1965 AugMsgr. Francis J. Fernandez (Director 1956 -1970)
1965 JulySr. Maria Barbanti (Administrator Cum Nursing Supt 1965 - 1966)
1962 Aug 15Laying of the foundation stone for Hospital.

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