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   College of Nursing


The training of nurses in Christian Hospital, Bissamcuttack was envisaged by Dr Elisabeth Madsen, Founder. The School of Nursing was started in 1978 by Mrs Nancy Jane Henry & Dr V K Henry – the then Nursing Superintendent and Medical Superintendent. It was begun out of sheer need for good, trained nurses in and for this remote area.  The beginnings were made at a time when the finances were at an ebb and the hospital under threat of closure due to financial crisis. The two year Auxiliary Nurse Midwife Course was started with seven students and no fees charged !!  The three year General Nursing & Midwifery Course was started in 1996.In November 2018,the bachelor of science in nursing B.SC(N) a 4 years graduate program was started with an annual intake of 20 students per batch. 

Vision Statement

With guidance from Christ, integrity and commitment, we envision being the best School of Nursing in developing nurses in, from and for Odisha and to lead the nursing profession to its highest level of excellence. 

Core Values

Give us direction and purpose and these are a few – caring, compassion, commitment, relevance, excellence, respect, honesty and integrity. 


Mission is to provide leadership in the education of professional nurses (and others) to function as health care providers who determine the delivery of nursing and health in its practice and education.


  • Prepare professional nurses through high quality nursing education
  • Provide relevant and quality clinical experience
  • Establish innovative programs and nursing initiatives
  • Offer leadership skills within the nursing profession and health care delivery system – mission, government and others – national and international
  • Creation of an atmosphere that supports our core values
  • Encourage our students and health team to function in the spirit of Christ.


We hope that on completion of the nursing course – our students will be able to

  • Administer holistic health care to persons in the community and or hospital
  • Assist in health management and administration in the community / hospital
  • Respond to the social and health needs of our country (especially our state)
  • be responsible citizens in society.


The GNM and ANM program is affiliated to the Mid India Board of Education (MIBE) of Nurses League of Christian Medical Association of India and the B.Sc Nursing program is affliated to the Berhampur University. The College of Nursing is recognized by Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi and Odisha Nurses and Midwives Council, Bhubaneswar.


  • Auxiliary Nurse Midwife Course (ANM) – 2 year course admitting 10 students per batch.
  • General Nursing and Midwifery Course (GNM) – 3 years – admitting 20 per batch.
  • Bachelor of Nursing (B.Sc-Nursing) - 4 years course admitting 20 students per batch


  • ANM – Plus two pass
  • GNM – Plus two pass with minimum 40% (5% concession for SC/ST candidates)
  • B.Sc Nursing: Plus two Science pass with minimum 45% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Hostel Facility For Nurses

There are over 200 single ladies in the nurses hostel nursing students, nurses, and teachers.The warden and the housekeeper ensure the smooth functioning of the hostel catering to the food and other needs of all those in the hostel. The hostel is a tight fit and we hope to get a few more rooms soon. We have been able to start a biogas plant using food waste as feedstock. This gives us some gas for cooking, effluent for a fantastic kitchen garden and interest for us on lookers !

   NLEM SCHOOL ( New Life English Medium School )

Christian Hospital Bissamcuttack had conceived the idea of starting a school with the intent of providing quality education at the primary level for the staff children.So it came into existence in the year 1986. Not just staff children,but a large number of children from the nearby places irrespective of caste, creed and race also joined the school. Gradually number of intakes had increased and the need to upgrade the school to the secondary level was felt. Recognition from the State Government was obtained in 2000 and the affiliation from Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi in 2001. Thus the long felt desire of the community to have education in English Medium was fulfilled miraculously. The Council, having found the development and performance of the school notable, granted independent centre to conduct the Board Examinations.

It has all sorts of modern facilities like well furnished Library, Science and Computer Laboratories, Digital Boards ( Smart Class ) in all the class rooms and dedicated staff, who are instrumental in bringing holistic development of a child. God Almighty has blessed us to be a blessing to the community. The students who graduated are doing well in the places they are in, as worthy ambassadors of the school.
School offers admission to the students from L.K.G to STD X at the beginning of the academic year which commences in April.

Aim Of The School

The school aims at the integral, personal formation of the young and all round development of the child .To accomplish this, special efforts are made to:

  • Make them men and women of good character .
  • Be selfless in the service of their fellow men.
  • Be clear and firm on principles and courageous in action.
  • Value and judiciously use their freedom.
  • Become agents of much needed social change in the country.
  • Strive continually for excellence in every field.

   MRSK ( Mitra Residential School ,KACHAPAJU )

Mitra residential school, Kachapaju is a unique adivasi school, 18km from Bissamcuttack , started in 1998 by an association of 16 hill tribe villages , Malkondh Anchalika Sangho (MAS) and Christian hospital, Bissamcuttack. A community- based school for Adivasi children, MRSK was conceived in May 1997 at a community Dreaming Session in Kachapaju village. The dream grew in our hearts and captured our minds. The first batch of 15 boys and 15 girls joined class 1 in July 1998. Each year, a class was added. Today we have a total of 155 places available in classes 1-5.The school is community-owned and run. Of the 12 staff, 9 are from the Kondh tribe. A School Committee consisting of parents and MAS representatives, monitors and supports the team in running of the school.


Most children of staff in CHB attend the creche from a very young age. The creche provides little children with a chance to play and learn. It offers them a sense of structure before they are sent off to school. They learn a lot of nursery rhymes. They are kept occupied while the parents are at work and are free to go home in the afternoons. It gives the parents a sense of security who realise that their children are safe while they are at work.