Inauguration of Silver Jubilee
Dr. M. V. Shetty College of Nursing, the pioneer institute in the field of nursing profession, established in 1987 in Mangalore, Karnataka, celebrated the inaugural function of   Silver Jubilee celebrations at St Sebastian Jubilee Auditorium, Bendoor Well, Mangalore on    21-10-11. The Chief Guest Dr. Sriprakash. K.S. Vice chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, released the Silver jubilee emblem & hosted the silver jubilee function.The Guest of honor Sri Dr. B.N. Munirarayanappa, Registrar, Karnataka Nursing council inaugurated the national conference.
Dr M Ramgopal Shetty, founder secretary of Dr M V Shety Memorial trust, presided over the function. Dr Hima Urmila Shetty (trustee) , Dr Renjith Shetty (trustee) , Prof B V Kathyayani, Principal, Dr M.V Shetty College of Nursing were present in the function. After the Invocation Dr Hima Urmila Shetty welcomed dignitaries and the gathering.
Dr Sriprakash K S , while delivering the keynote address said that Dr M. V .Shetty College of Nursing is famous for Nursing Sciences because it is able to survive for 25 yrs  and he also said that the students of the college are working not only in India but also in abroad  in various fields of nursing. He congratulated Dr M R Shetty for having been established a nursing college for the 1st time in Karnataka under private sector. He also inspired the secretary to start medical and dental colleges. The Vice chancellor also affirmed that those colleges which force the nursing students to work on bond will be disaffiliated.

Sri B N. Muninarayanappa spoke on the subject of the conference and said there should be a standard evaluation process in the field of nursing profession to produce competent nurses who can deliver quality care and serve the society in all realms of life.

Prof B V Kathyayani, Principal of the college of nursing rendered vote of thanks.
The National conference based on the theme ““Evaluation in Nursing - A working tool for professionalism“was also inaugurated. The research persons were Prof. Vimala Preasad, Vice Principal, Dr MV Shetty College of nursing, Prof. Madona Britto, Principal , St John’s College of Nursing Bangalore, Dr Saroj V Upasini, Principal, Kokilapen Dirubhai Ambani nursing college, Mumbai; Dr Jothi Clara, Nursing Director, Global Hospital Chennai, Prof. Sudha Raddy, Principlal, KLE college of Nursing , Belgaum.

The outstanding visual performance “The Spirit of Theme” by the Students of Dr M V Shetty college of nursing  based on the  “Power of hand – evolution of mankind  through the eye of nurse “.

A poster competition was held on the theme “evaluation in various areas on nursing such as nurse educator, nurse administration, nursing research, evaluation in nursing in hospital and in community.7 poster entries presented their posters.
The first session of the conference was by Prof Vimala Prasad  on the topic ‘ Over view of evaluation and Measurement’. The session was received by the audience with enthusiasm .She stressed   that evaluation is equal to the total sum of evaluation by self, evaluation by others and the most importantly valued judgment.
The second session started soon after at 3 pm presented by Prof. Madonna Britto , Principal of St Johns College of Nursing on the theme ‘Facilitating evaluation for better performance - evaluation  in the Art of nursing .The session was received attentively by the audience.

The first day programme was refreshed by a fabulous reception arranged by the management. Delegates enthusiastically participated in the dinner and DJ organized at Sultan Battery.

The second day programme started at 9:00 am on 22-10-11. The session was conducted by Dr Saroj .V .Upasisni, Principal of Kolilaben  Dhuribhai Ambani  Nursing  college, Mumbai.  She dealt with the topic “Evaluate self to be an expert evaluator”. The session was stormed with enormous queries by the student nurses.
The second session of the second day was on ‘tools and techniques – A key to quality outcome’ presented by Dr Jothi Clara, Nursing Director, Global Hospital Chennai. She started the session by depicting an incident that occurred in her professional life. She exposed the power of nurse in assessing the actual fact behind a critical incident that occurred in her hospital and also congratulated her coworker who was competent enough to identify patents critical condition which the sopisticated electronic media could not identify .She requested the delegates to update their knowledge based on the latest tools and techniques recommended by NABH, for quality outcome.
Dr Jothi Clara , Presenting her topic
The third session was on “Operational Evaluation” by Prof Sudha A Reddy, Principlal, KLE college of Nursing, Belgaum. She stressed the importance of critiquing and expanded on  pattern of questions that should be used for critiquing a research  thesis. She also introduced to the audience, a standardized tool that can be easily used to critique the tool.

After the third session, the scientific paper presentation started.10 minutes were given to each participant  to present the  their paper  in nutshell. There were 11 participants. They were  Mr Syed Imran (lecturer, Yanapoya CON), Mrs Bhavya S.V (Asst Prof. IKON CON), Mrs Prthibha L.(Udupi Dhanvadri CON), Mrs Soniya Lobo (Lecturer, Athena CON), Mr Vishnu Renjith ( Manipal college of nursing ), Mrs Latha T (Lecturer, Manipal CON), Mrs Susan Mathew ( lecturer, Omayal Achi CON), Mrs Chanu Bhattacharya ( Father Mullers College of Nursing ), Mrs Philomina BAretto ( Staff Nurse, GOvt Wenlock Hospital), Mrs S .Sheela ( PcBSc Matha CON , TM)

The scientific paper presentation was followed by a valedictory session . The gathering was   welcomed By Mss Phabitha Philip. Inauguration was done by the Mrs Sudha A Reddy And Dr Divyanjali Shetty. The chief guest address was given by Mrs Sudha Raddy, presidential address was given by Dr Divyanjili  Shetty(trustee,) , Dr MV Shetty College of Nursing. The delegates were given certificates and the prizes for the winners of poster competiton.

The feedback from the delegates was seeked at the end of the session the respondents expressed   extreme satisfaction   with the 2 day national conference.

THE evaluation of the 2 day national conference was scientifically substantiated to be an enormous success in terms of gained knowledge and favorable response.