St. Joseph College of Nursing has been established in the year 2009 and functioning at Eluru in an eco-friendly environment(within the campus of our parental college- St. Joseph Dental College) in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh State. The actual location is Duggirala village which is situated on the left side of the National High way No. 5 leading from Vijayawada to Kolkata at a distance of about 50 Kms. from Vijayawada.
The college is managed by Valaivila David Memorial Charitable Trust (VDMC Trust), Eluru under the Roman Catholic Diocese. However, it is not a Christian Minority College but an Un-aided Non-Minority College.
St Joseph College of Nursing, Eluru is recognised by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Health, Medical & Family Welfare Dept., Andhra Pradesh vide G.O. Ms No. 364 dated: 04-10-2008.
St. Joseph College of Nursing, Eluru is affiliated to Dr NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada and Recognized by APNMC, Vijayawada and Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi.
The intake of B.Sc. Nursing students for the 4-year degree course is 40 per year. The college from the last academic year admitting the students from other states like Kerala on merit basis. There is NO RAGGING on the Campus. So, the stay of students at our college is safe and happy. There is a very good Central Library in which, sufficient number of Books, Journals, CDs, Back volumes are provided along with the provision of using NTR MEDNET Online Journals. The College has an excellent playground for games & sports in order to encourage the students to participate at University Level Tournaments. The students are encouraged to participate in sports, games, cultural programmes and NSS activities. CC Cameras are installed every-where in the campus for the safety of students. There are separate Hostels for Girls and Boys under the strict supervision of the Fathers and Sisters as their Hostel Wardens Sophisticated Staff Quarters for the Teaching staff is available within the campus. The college is attached with 100 Bedded Teaching General Hospital with sufficient Medical and Nursing Staff, Laboratories and other infrastructure. There is sufficient strength of Nursing and Medical Teaching Staff who devote themselves for the overall growth of students both professionally and intellectually. We are proud to say that the year-wise record of the results in B.Sc. Nursing – 4YDC University level examinations is 100%.
Almost all the students who studied in our Nursing College passed are recruited in top most hospitals like KIMS, Ramesh Hospitals, Rainbow Hospitals etc. in Vijayawada, Hyderabad
Some of the students got their M.Sc. Nursing free seats in well knowned colleges like SIMS, Guntur. The college has clinical collaboration with parental hospitals like St. Joseph General Hospital (within the campus), Good Samaritan Cancer Hospital, Vangayagudem, Luizi Pazzoli Hospital, Xavier nagar, Eluru.
In addition to the above hospitals, we have clinical training tie-up with 1000 bedded Govt. General Hospital, Eluru, Urban Health Centre, Titus Nagar and Primary Health Centre, Pedavegi which are located around 9 kms radius from our College.
The college students have active participation in Govt. Programme Swatiya Vidya Vahini (SVV) a one year compulsory program for every student to get the benefits of interaction with public.
The College is also registered in Student Nursing Association (an aegis of Trained Nurses Association of India, New Delhi) for participating in various programs and also to provide scholarships for the merit students under SNA.
The College is registered in Govt. Scholarship programme “JNANABHUMI” through which all the students who got admission through convenor quota are eligible for sanction of scholarships.
In addition, the college is also registered in Central Govt. runned “NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL” for the Minority Students scholarships .