About Athena Institute of Health Sciences
Athena College of Nursing has been practising its motto "Excellence in Service and Quality in Education" ever since its inception in 2003. The visionary, RS Shettian, who realised the dearth of adequate nursing colleges in Mangalore, founded it. The constant effort of the college and the team behind it was to deliver the finest education to the students.
The college has been climbing the ladder of success since its inception. Their students have come out with flying colours, wherever they went. It may not have been possible without the whole-hearted support from the dedicated team of professionals at the managing board and teaching staff. Today, Athena is one of the leading nursing colleges in Karnataka. The college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
The college started with Diploma in Medicine (GNM) and the much-wanted BSc nursing was added to the program in the following year, in 2004. Opening another arena for students hoping to join higher studies in nursing, Athena commenced P.C.B.Sc. Nursing and M.Sc. Nursing courses in 2009. The constant support from its successful students and blessing from satisfied parents has been fuelling the successful journey of Athena.
Recognising the advancement of the medical world and the requirement of aspirants in new fields of medicine, Athena has instituted graduate courses in Allied Health Sciences. Subsequently, BSC in Renal Dialysis was begun in 2017. The additions of courses will continue in forthcoming years too. With scheduled commencement of B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology, B.Sc. Operation Theatre Technology & B.Sc. Imaging Technology courses in the academic year 2020-2021.
Nursing is a humanitarian profession and hence the nursing staffs are supposed to possess the best of human traits. The curriculum followed at Athena focusses on enhancing the caring attitude in the students. The college ensures the all-round development of the student. A student's cultural, intellectual, psychological, social and spiritual characteristics would be nurtured to shine.
The education at Athena, with its fully facilitated campus and amenities, would match the top nursing institutions in India. The students will be trained in both theoretical and practical aspects. So, they will be the perfect professional ready to shoulder any responsibility.
Athena College of Nursing has been proud to find its alumni in the most advanced hospitals and health organisations around the world. They are the torchbearers carrying the reputation of Athena and spreading the fame of the college everywhere they go. With more courses added, Athena is expecting to educate and train much more students. And ensure them a bright future that is full of colours.
Athena Institute of Health Sciences is a unit of Athena Hospital, which is under Akshath Charitable Society. Mr RS Shettian is the Chairman of the institution. Mrs Asha Shettian is the Secretary and Dr Ashith Shettian is the Trustee. Under the command of the honourable members, there is an efficient team of men and women administering the institute.
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