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Christmas celebration was conducted in our college premises on 23/12/2020. The program was arranged in the outdoors and organized by B.Sc. Nursing III year students. A crib has been prepared by the students. The program was started with a prayer song followed by prayer service. Santa made a grand entry and surprised everyone. The principal of the College Sr.Dr.Victoria, addressed audience with the message of God’s love and sacrifice of Christ for the world. The boundless joy of celebrating the Christmas festival was expressed by all the students by cutting the cake and sharing with everyone. To inculcate the spirit of sharing, our principal Sr. Dr.Victoria distributed gifts to all the students and management .The celebration culminated with the song wishing each other a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

On 14th January 2021, the Sankranti festival was celebrated in St.Joseph’s Nursing college, Nallapadu, Guntur. Fr. Innareddy P.P, Fr.Sandanaswamy S.J Rector, Fr. Antony S.J ,Principal graced the occasion. Students were dressed in traditional attire. The eventful day began with the eye catching display of Rangolis. Hostel campus was adorned with Mango leaves and flowers thoranam, Sugar cane was stacked to grace the occasion. The sankranti  bonfire was lit by our principal. The special event was marked by making pongal with all religious traits and was headed by the principal Sr.Dr. Victoria with the help of the students. Making the Sankranti festival a memorable all Telugu students organized cultural activities. Fr. Sandanaswamy, Superior of Loyola college spoke about the significance of the festival. Our Principal, Vice Principal showered their blessings on the children by pouring “Bhogi pallu”. The dignitaries blessed the students and the day came to an end with the distribution of sweet Pongal and Vada.

On 07.12.2020, Orientation Programme was organized for 5th Batch MLHPs Students. Sr.Dr. Victoria JMJ, the Principal gave orientation regarding the programme for 63 MLHPs, who are posted under the supervision of St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, Nalllapadu. She also explained in detail,  the Period of Postings, Places, the timings of the clinical hours and holidays. She insisted strictly to follow COVID-19 precautions. She very much stressed the importance of maintaining the discipline, writing an assignments and to travel on their own to the concern clinical Centers.

  • The National Foundation for Communal Harmony – Observance of the Communal Harmony Campaign Week was celebrated from 19th to 25th Nov. 2020 and the Flag Day on 25th November, 2020. The Principal objective of observing afore said week is to increase awareness regarding the importance of communal harmony and national integration amongst the people. On this day our GNM and B.SC. Nursing students participated in Essay & Painting competitions. The best performance we send to University. Through Online Elocution competition our Students Ms. Pooja khan and Ms. Tincy Thomas participated which was organized by Dr. NTRUHS, NSS department, Vijayawada. M.Sc. Nursing Students prepared posters and exhibited in the college.
  • Installation of Mission RUAH Mineral Water Plant: On 14.12.2020 at 11.00am Mission RUAH Mineral Water Plant installation was done with the help of Fr.Vunnam kiran kumar, belongs to the Diocese of Guntur. This Mission RUAH Water Plant Project was sponsored by Marlen Y Magda Solozono for the welfare of the St. Joseph’s School and College of Nursing students, Nallapadu, Guntur. The main purpose of setting this mineral water plant was to supply safe drinking water to the hostel students and to promote good health. It is blessed by Fr. Vunnam kiran kumar and inaugurated by Sr. Dr. Victoria JMJ, Principal. Since 2016 March to 2019 RUAH Project constructed 52 water plants and the goal for 2020 is to build many more water plants. St. Joseph’s plant was 37th Mineral Water Plant in the Diocese of Guntur. This is installed for the benefit of 1000 students. The ceremony was graced by Sr. Joshi-Superior of the convent, Sr. Cletus-Healthcare and Social work Coordinator, Sr. Antony-Director of the hostel, other JNJ Sisters, Faculty, Staff, Students, Working Employees and Volunteers. The event was ended with gratitude to God, Sponsors, Priests, Sisters and all those who were present for the ceremony. The programme ended with joy by distributing sweets to everyone.

“To be in change is certainly not only to carry out the proper measures by you, but to see that everyone else does so to.”                            

                                                                                                              Florence Nightingale

 Florence Nightingale, by name called ‘Lady with the Lamp.” She was born on 12th   May, 1820.  She was British Nurse, Statistician, social reformer and she was the foundational philosopher of Modern Nursing. In memory of 200th birth anniversary of Miss Florence Nightingale, we celebrated significant day in order to uphold the dignity of the nurses and to be active in all the comprehensive care provided for the patients. We, the nurses are privileged to celebrate this day as the year of NURSE and MIDWIFE, which is declared by WHO 2020. On this day Candle light ceremony was announced by state nursing council and it was commenced on the eve of 11thFeb 2020 in our College. The candle procession started by the students of St. Joseph’s school and college of Nursing, along with the faculty and proceeded in the procession to the symbolize the  Lady with Lamp. Dr. Sr. Victoria (Principal) has given a quick glance regarding the importance of the year of NURSE and MIDWIFE. All the students felt proud of themselves to be the Nighting Girls in the service of the sick and suffering humanity.

The SNA of St. Joseph’s College and School of Nursing, Nallapadu is one of the best platforms for the student nurses as it promotes curricular and co-curricular activities, communicates issues and concerns relevant to nursing, encourages participation in community health-related activities and endorses legislative involvement of the nursing students.

SNA general body meeting for student nurses association was conducted in the college auditorium on 22nd February, 2020. The meeting was started with an explanation regarding SNA, its objectives, members, General committee, SNA unit and also benefits for SNA members by SNA advisor Mrs. Jyosthna to the students. Report of all the activities carried out in the SNA unit which is maintained in the SNA dairy was reviewed by the vice-presidents of both and GNM. AN Election was organized by the SNA president  Rev. Sr. Dr. Victoria, principal. The students actively participated in the election and gave their valuable votes to the members who were nominated for the various posts like vice-president, secretary, treasurer, joint secretary,  joint treasurer and also leaders for various committees like Hostel, Discipline, Mess, Spiritual, Sports and Anti- ragging. A motivational speech was given by the principal, Rev. Sr.  Dr. Victoria, the SNA President– “To develop leadership qualities and effective communication skills for overall development of the professional ethics” The meeting was concluded with National Anthem .

International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8th of March, 2020 and discussed regarding the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of the women. It has been organized by our college students where all the students and faculty had participated actively in it. The programme commenced with a prayer song. We extended hearty welcome to Dr.P.M SOWJANYA as our chief guest and she has given a splendid speech on the theme “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Finally the programme was ended with a valuable speech on “women and nursing” by our principal Rev.Sr.Dr. Victoria.  She motivated to feel proud of being a woman and encouraged to grow in all aptitudes, to be productive member of the family, community and country.

The Mid Level Health Provider (MLHP), training and certification course is offered by IGNOU, to promote the competencies in delivering public health and primary health care services.

IGNOU has recognized our Nursing College as one of the best training centre to offer MLHP programme. The first batch reported to the college on 1h February 2020 and on 6th February 2020, the course was started with induction programme.  

The programme was started with prayer by Sr.Dr.Victoria, Principal, St.Joseph’s College of Nursing  and she extended a warm welcome to  Dr. Sumalatha,  the Regional director of IGNOU and Dr. Prasad Babu, Assistant Regional director (ARD) with floral bouquet. The programme was inaugurated by lighting the lamp  by Dr. Sumalatha.  She has given instructions to the trainees regarding rules and regulations to be followed during the course, leave policies and examination pattern. Dr. Prasad Babu, ARD, also has delivered speech regarding MLHP trainees recruiting process and Sr. Dr. Victoria spoke related to the Professionals values of Nursing. Finally the induction programme has come to an end with the vote of thanks by Ms. Madhuri, MLHP trainee.

Centenary celebration commenced on 7thFeb, 2020. Arrival of Dr. Sr. Mary Glowrey to India was celebrated as a centenary at St. Joseph’s High school, Guntur by inviting all the highly eminent personalities from the church, religious and laity. It was an unforgettable event that took place in the history of JMJ. It was a unique celebration with Solemn Eucharistic Celebration and cultural activities followed by agape and made it a remarkable event. As a part of ceremony, our Nursing students performed a dance on life of Dr. Sr. Mary Glowrey.

Makara Sankranthi is a festival  of harvest in south India. It was celebrated on14th January, 2020 in our hostel campus. All the students and faculty were participated happily. The programme was started with Bhogi, where students and faculty discarded old and derelict things and concentrated on new things causing change or transformation. While preparing the Pongal, all the students and staff had enjoyed with lots of fun. Before it served, we offered and thanked God for all His blessing and good harvest and given to students and the faculty. Students organized a Colorful event by singing and dancing. A meaningful message was delivered by the chief guest Rev. Fr. Innaih and Rev. Sr. Victoria followed by Rangoli competition which added to the festive flair.

On 25th  of January, 2020  Educational visit has been organized for the students of GNM – 1st year and Post Basic 2nd year and started early morning to visit Water filtration plant at Sangam Jagarlamudi and also visited Sangam Dairy and Vadlamudi, Guntur. The Sangam Dairy is a top company in milk product manufacturers and the students were given opportunity to learn from actual environment regarding the processing of milk and other milk products with explanation by the staff of the Sangam Dairy.  This exposure helped the students to explore the new foodstuffs and a sense of satisfaction.

World leprosy day is observed internationally every year on January 30th and on this day the theme was prepared “FIGHT AGAINST DISEASE PREJUDICE AND POVERTY”. It was organized by II year B. Sc Nursing students with the guidance of our college faculty. Students started on 30th morning at 8.00a.m and reached at 9.00a.m to Atmakur  and organized the programme   at  ZPH High school. The programme started at 9.30 a.m by invoking God with Song and Rev. Fr. Dr. Rayanna, brought awareness on the theme of leprosy day 2020. Our St. Joseph’s College students have prepared a model on the theme, performed a skit and Burrakatha, which brought awareness on leprosy. Rev. Fr. Dr.  Rayanna empathized on - “Leprosy is not a dangerous one and it is curable with timely diagnosis and treatment and it is supported by government and non governmental agencies. At the end of the programme a rally is organized to raise the public awareness and empower them.

As a part of NSS Activity, Students brought different types of saplings and participated in plantation programme which was organized on 3rd February in our college campus. Students were given responsibility to take care of the saplings which drastically improved the aesthetic appearance of the campus.

World cancer day is an international day marked on 4th February, to raise awareness on cancer. The program was conducted by 4th year Nursing students, Nallapadu in collaboration with GDSSS at St. Joseph’s high school, Guntur. Rev.Fr.Rayanna and students raised awareness on Breast and cervical cancer and also the same programme was organized in St. Ignatius E.M and T.M school. Our HOD, Mrs. Mary created awareness in students on Breast and cervical cancer screening, early detection and prevention and treatment. Models were displayed and mime was performed by our students which involved acting of story through body motions followed by a skit and a dance.

We, the Management, Staff and students of St. Joseph’s School and College of Nursing, thank God, the Almighty for the magnanimous gift of Dr. Sr. Mary Glowry, the Foundress of Nursing Education, and Medical Apostolate in A.P., India, to St. Joseph’s Hospital & School of Nursing, in particular. We conducted a three-day Novena prayer prior to her Heavenly birth day, from 20th June to 22nd June. On the 21st, a very meaningful Eucharistic celebration was offered in the name of Dr. Sr. Mary Glowrey and for her Canonization by Fr. Michael S.J., in the Nursing hostel. On the 22nd, recalling her life events, a prayer service was conducted by the students in our college campus. During the prayer, a few favours received by the devotees and witnessing life lived by Dr. Sr. Mary Glowrey were read out by the Sisters, which were inspiring and motivating. On the 23rd,  a Holy Eucharist was offered in the parish church. The celebration began with a procession, and offering and honoring of Dr. Sr. Mary Glowrey’s  photo also took place. The chief celebrant, Rev. Fr. Anil highlighted the successful mission of Dr. Sr. Mary Glowrey and interceded for her Canonization.

On 15th August 2019, the 73rd Independence Day was celebrated in our college campus. All the students and faculty participated. The programme started with the March-past followed by flag hoisting by Rev. Sr. Dr. Victoria, the Principal. A wonderful and inspiring message was delivered by the Chief Guest Sr. Lissy, the Vice-Principal, about freedom and our contribution to the development of our country. On this occasion, the students sang a patriotic song. The programme ended with the National Anthem.

The Breast-Feeding Week was observed by our college on 6th August, 2019. The theme was “Empower Parents and Enable Breast-feeding”. Our 3rd year and 4th year B. Sc. (N) students and the 3rd year GNM students organized an educational session in GGH and St. Joseph’s General Hospital, on Breast-feeding, its importance, and breast-feeding techniques, to the antenatal and postnatal mothers, and the students performed a role-play and a burrakatha to improve the knowledge of the mothers about breast-feeding.


On 21st June 2019 “World InternationalYoga day” was celebrated in St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Guntur. Our students have participated in the programme on behalf of St. Joseph’s School and College of Nursing. The honored chief guests Dr. Srividya (Yoga consultant & Dietitian), Sr. Gladys inviolata, Dr. Sr. Annie, Sr. Showrilu K, Dr. Sr. Sujatha has officially inaugurated the programme with lightning the lamp. Dr.Sr. Annie delivered a keynote message on importance of yoga. Dr. Srividya has delivered the message on benefits of yoga for students. Dr. Srividya and Dr. Sr. Sujatha have demonstrated some yoga asanas to all the students. The programme ends with the vote of thank by Mrs. Pravallika, faculty of St. Joseph’s School and College of Nursing.In the evening from 5 pm to 6pm the same programme was organized by Dr. Sr. Sujatha at St. Joseph’s School and College of Nursing, Nallapadu, auditorium for all the nursing students both B.Sc & GNM, to inspire and motivate the students to learn yoga and put in practice in their daily life to promote good healthy life style.

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Convocation Ceremony has been celebrated on 23rd March, 2019 at 5:30 pm for 11th & 12th batch of B.Sc (N) and 7th& 8th batch of Post B.Sc (N) and 71st&72nd batch of G.N.M. in our St. Joseph’s College of Nursing campus. Convocation was officially inaugurated with the lamp lighting by the dignitaries, Mrs. Dr. S. Radha Ramana Sree, M.Sc (N), Ph.D, Registrar of APNMC, Vijayawada, Rev. Sr. Tresa Kandlakunta, JMJ, Provincial Superior of Guntur Province and other Guest of Honors. Graduates pledged themselves to the Noble Profession of Nursing and rejoiced with their family members and friends. On this auspicious occasion our college has awarded with the ISO Certification which added further reputation to the college. On this occasion graduates have received the awards for their academic excellence and outstanding performance during their students’ period. The convocation ceremony came to an end with the Cultural fest.

The world tuberculosis day was held in DMHO office, Guntur, on 24th March in 2019. The theme of world tuberculosis day in 2019 is “It’s Time” – puts the accent on the urgency to act on the commitments made by global leaders. On this day from St. Joseph’s School and College of Nursing 100 students were participated in the rally and took part in Essay writing competition on “End the TB in Society”. Our students have bagged the 1st& 2nd prizes for the Essay writing competition and college was awarded for the participation. Dr. Uma Maheshwari, the honored chief guest has given her valuable speech on creating awareness in prevention of the TB.

St. Joseph’s School and College of Nursing has organized the cultural fest focusing on all round development of the students from 26th March to 30th March 2019 in our College campus. The cultural competitions organized are Essay writing, Pencil drawing, wealth out of waste, vegetable carving, Painting, singing, dance, sports, Fancy dress, Quiz, and Miss. SNA. All the students exhibited their multiple talents in various competitions. Honorable judges Sr. Fatima, Sr. Gladys Inviolata, Sr.Lisina, Sr. Fransina, Fr. Sunil have given their valuable judgment and they have appreciated all the students. Cultural fest came to an end on 30th March with the message by Rev..Sr.Dr.Victoria, principal. She has encouraged the students through her inspiring words and congratulated all the participants and the winners.

On 29th April 2019, at 5:30 pm. the Lamp Lighting Ceremony has been held for 75th batch of GNM and 16th batch of B.Sc. Nursing students in our college campus. The ceremony was officially inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the dignitaries, Dr. R. Padmavathi, Asst. Professor of Govt. College of Nursing, Guntur, Rev. Dr. Fr. Govindu Rayanna, Secretary and correspondent of Universal College of Engineering and Technology, Medikonduru, Guntur,  Rev. Sr. Joshi Kataru, Superior of St. Joseph’s convent, Nallapadu , Rev. Sr. Dr. Victoria, Principal of St. Joseph’s School and College of Nursing and Rev. Sr. Gladys Inviolata, Asst. Administrator of St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Guntur. The student’s hands have been blessed during the holy Eucharist celebration and they pledged themselves to the Noble profession of Nursing. The newly commissioned students experienced joy. Our special guest of honor Ms. D. Ratna Jyothi, the Lady Constable of Nallapadu, delivered precious message on “the Sakthi” for women’s safety. On this occasion students have received the awards for their academic excellence. Ceremony came to an end with a small cultural fete.



Our College celebrated the World international yoga day in St.Joseph’s General hospital on 21stJune, 2018. The honored chief guests Rev.Fr.Balayaruva, sr.Cletus,,, Dr.jayasri.K. Sr.Cletus Director of St.Joseph’s General hospital has officially inaugurated the World international yoga day with a note of message on individual’s responsibility towards their healthy life style. Dr. Jayasri delivered a keynote address on the theme. And she has influenced the students to teach the patients the importance of yoga for the life. Sr. sujatha demonstrated and made students to do some of the yoga asanas .  

On 17th March 2018,  Lamp Lighting Ceremony for 74th batch GNM and 15th batch B.Sc. Nursing students has been held at 10 am in our college auditorium. The ceremony was officially inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the dignitaries Rev. Fr. Yeruva Balashowreddy, Prof. B. Valli, Rev. Sr. Cletus Manikaathuparambil, Rev. Sr. Joshi Kataru and Dr. Sr. Vijaya M Udumala. The students have been blessed in the holy Eucharistic celebration and pledged themselves to the noble profession of nursing. The newly inducted 50 B.Sc, and 41 GNM nursing students experienced joy with the pearls and gems given the chief guest and guests of honour. The ceremony came to an end with a small cultural fete.   

On February 04, 2018, the World Cancer Day was observed and organized in our college. Dr. Raju Naidu the medical superintendent of GGH, Guntur and Dr. Jhansi Vani have attended the session. The theme “WE CAN, I CAN” was officially inaugurated by our chief guest Dr. Raju Naidu and our principal Dr. Sr. Vijaya. Dr. Raju Naidu enlightened the audience on the causative and preventive strategies of Cancer. Students have put an innovative stage performance namely burrakatha and mime on the theme “WE CAN, I CAN”. The III year B.Sc Nursing students exhibited various models on different types of cancer. The session came to an end with the words of appreciation by Dr. Sr. Vijaya to the faculty of Medical Surgical Nursing department and III year B.Sc Nursing students organizing such a mesmerizing session on “WORLD CANCER DAY -2018”.

A farewell party for the outgoing batches of P.B. B. Sc B. Sc. and GNM has been held on 12-01-2018 at 5:30 pm in our college auditorium. The theme was “Dream Sky Soar high.”  The students expressed their good wishes to their seniors parting from the college with the cultural events followed by dinner. Sr. Dr. Vijaya, the principal gave a message connecting to life 3 key words from Mobile – save, forward and delete. As an expression of their love a small memento was presented to them. The entire faculty and the students have participated in the event.

Sankranthi - a festival of harvest was cherished by everyone in our college campus with great entertainment. The day was celebrated markedly by “Gangireddu” గంగెద్దు gangi-r-eddu meaning a bull that is dressed with bells, and taught to dance. The students enjoyed the appearance of Gangireddu. The other prominent tradition of the Sankranthi is the beautiful Rangoli’s shows the importance of the festival. A good number of students participated in Rangoli competitions as they celebrated this year’s Sankranthi colourfully. 

On 13th January 2018 our first year B. Sc and GNM students exhibited multiple talents in the form of dances, singing and role play. The faculty and the students were amazed at their stage show of variety entertainment. The message was “What we are is God’s gift to us; what we become is our gift to God.” Every student participated in it and added the beauty to the entire programme.

On 5th,2017 our students celebrated Teachers Day and Onam festival. Students offered a floral welcome to their teachers, and performed a stage show on “Guru Devo Bhava”. The 1st B. Sc Nursing Students performed Thiruvathira around the beautiful pookalam. All the teachers, students together with Co-workers had delicious Onam meal. The presence of Sr. Cletus, Sr.Dr.Annie and others added color to the programme.

The 27th State SNA Biennial Conference has been held on 17th and 18th August, 2017 at Sri Padmavathamma Government College of Nursing, Tirupathi with the theme “ Empowering Nurses Through Advanced Technology”. 21 of our students both from School & College of Nursing along with 3 faculty attended the conference. Over 2000 Nursing students from colleges of Andhra Pradesh attended the Conference. Several competitions  like Scientific paper presentation, Debate, Quiz, Essay writing, Poster presentation, On the spot painting, Floor decorations, Sports(100 mts race, Discuss throw, Javelin throw) Personality development competitions and Talent night were organized to bring out the best from students. Our students were at their best and won three first prizes four second prizes and four third prizes. We appreciate and congratulate the students and thank the faculty who organized the event.

71st Independence Day was celebrated in our college campus. All students and faculty participated. Rev. Fr. Sunil S J Principal of Loyola High School, Nallapadu hoisted the flag and delivered message. He highlighted on the sacrifice and non violence of our freedom fighters and exorted the students to develop patriotic spirit. Students sang patriotic songs on the occasion.  

Breast Feeding Week was observed by our college on 2nd Aug, 2017. Our 3rd Year and 4th Year B.Sc. Nursing students organized an educative and interactive session on Breast Feeding and its importance to about 100 antenatal and postnatal mothers in Government General Hospital, Guntur. The theme for 2017 was "Sustaining Breast Feeding Together".

St. Joseph’s College of Nursing observed World Population Day on July 11th 2017 at St. Joseph’s Junior College for Girls, Nallapadu. The event was organized by Department of Mental Health Nursing. Our faculty and students educated over 650 Intermediate students on Reproductive health and empowered them about family planning, small family norm as keys for socio economic development of our nation. Students have exhibited beautiful models on Reproductive Health on this occasion.

Blood Stem Celll Camp was held on 30-06-2017 at 3.30pm in St. Joseph's Auditorium by DATRI Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry. 300 students of our college and school of Nursing have participated along with faculty. We congratulate all the faculty and student volunteers who have registered with DATRI to donate Stem Cells and have given their Sample.