Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Science



Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Science

Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences was established in 1992. It is one of the most reputed institutions offering nursing education in Karnataka. The institute operates in a building of over 50000 sq.ft that is situated within a sprawling 22 acre campus at Paneer, Mangaluru. With the excellent clinical facilities offered at the 1000 bed, super-specialty K S Hegde Hospital, the students have gained exposure and training, necessary for their profession.

One of the major components of nursing education is health promotion of rural and urban communities at the primary level. To encourage work in this direction, the college offers excellent opportunities to students to participate in all major National Health Programs and National Health Day celebrations, in collaboration with Primary Health Care Centres.

Born in Kowdoor village on June 11, 1909, Kowdoor Sadananda Hegde had his early education at Karkala and Mangaluru. Thereafter, he obtained a degree in Economics from the Presidency College in Madras and a degree in Law from the Government Law College, Madras.

He began his legal practice at Karkala in 1936 and later moved to Mangaluru, where he was appointed as the Public Prosecutor of South Canara district in 1948. He was an elected Member of the First Council of States (now known as the Rajya Sabha).

In 1954, he represented India at the General Assembly of the United Nations. He then, became a Judge of the Mysore High Court. In 1966, he was appointed the first Chief Justice of the Delhi and Himachal Pradesh High Court. He held this office till he was elevated to the post of Judge of Supreme Court of India in 1967.

A man of integrity and strong values, Justice K S Hegde resigned from the post of Chief Justice in 1973, in protest against the supercession of senior judges in the appointment of the Chief Justice of India. In 1977, he won the election to the Lok Sabha and was elected as the Speaker of Lok Sabha, an office he held till 1980.

After a distinguished career, he retired from public life and settled at Nitte, only to relentlessly work for the upliftment and empowerment of the rural people. Justice K S Hegde passed away on May 25, 1990.



  •  Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Phychiatric(Mental Health Nursing)  
  • Obstetric&Gynaecological Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Paediatric(Child health) Nursing




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