Welcome to the Holy Family Institute of Nursing Education (HFINE).
HFINE is a premier institute in India that fulfils the need for highly skilled nurses who form the backbone of the modern healthcare delivery system.
Run by the Congregation of the Ursulines of Mary Immaculate, HFINE trains student-nurses with world-class infrastructure at a residential facility at Kurla (W) Premier Road. We offer a Diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery, Basic B.Sc. Nursing, Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing & Critical Care Nursing that is recognised by the Indian Nursing Council and ranks among the best in the country.
HFINE also affords student-nurses clinical experience at its parent institution, which is one of the country's best super-specialty hospitals the Holy Family Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai. This gives our student-nurses access to cutting-edge medical infrastructure and invaluable clinical exposure.
The world of medicine is not static. Every day sees the identification of new strains of disease, the refinement of diagnostic procedures and new technological developments to effectively treat the sick and ailing.
Consequently, the medical sector with super-speciality hospitals and other speciality medical institutions has increased the demands on nurses manifold. It has raised the bar for nurses, creating a need for professionals who can seamlessly adapt to the complex requirements of patient care.
Every year, 30 nurses graduate from HFINE, equipped to manage these critical responsibilities in a hi-tech environment, yet always bearing in mind that quality nursing is administered in the spirit of caring.
* The institute offers an educational programme that keeps abreast of the latest developments in medical science and state-of-the-art nursing practices. Our teaching methodology is constantly updated and fine-tuned to meet the real-world challenges of a profession that is constantly evolving.
* Our student-nurses receive the best clinical training at our parent institution, the Holy Family Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai. The hospital’s research centre, as well as its in-patient and out-patient referrals, provides a dynamic learning environment and hands-on experience with complex medical cases.
* On completion of the academic programme, every student-nurse receives a placement at the hospital. This ensures employment for our nurses as well as homogeneity in patient care and continuity in the hospital’s philosophy and objectives.
Admission commences in May-June every year and applications are accepted from across the country. HFINE is a minority institution but applicants are not assigned preference on grounds of caste, community or creed.
To maintain professional standards of excellence, HFINE follows a rigorous screening process that stresses academic merit as well as personal aptitude.
Institution is established to meet a need and that need is the mission of the institution. Mission and values can be difficult to explain. So the institution is motivated in the programs, activities and decision making to reflect our existence to the community.
The vision statement provides insight into what the institution hopes to achieve in the future.
Holy Family Institute of nursing education strives to train nurses with excellence, leadership and expertise to heal the suffering humanity with compassionate care in a rapidly changing world and culturally diverse society
The mission statement explains the purpose of an organization.
Let the Flame burn Bright
The values reflect the Institution’s core principles and ethics.
“Holy Family Institute of Nursing Education (a Minority Institution), established in the year 2005, is a unit of The Bandra Holy Family Hospital Society”, which is a public Trust registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950, and is managed by its Trustees, all Sisters / members of the Religious Congregation of the “Ursulines of Mary Immaculate, founded by Blessed Brigida Morello in the year 1649 at Piacenza, Italy.
The parent Institution, Holy Family Hospital is situated at Bandra (W), a suburbs of Greater Mumbai. Its address : Holy Family Hospital, St. Andrews Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai – 400 050. It offers all the basic services of a General Hospital. Holy Family Hospital is a Research Centre, has a “Heart Institute” and is an accredited Multi Specialty Hospital with the NABH certified.
In addition, Holy Family hospital runs Outreach programs in urban and rural areas which have activities to raise the quality of life of women and children, especially in the health and educational fields.
The Holy family Institute of Nursing Education is permanently now placed in Kurla. The new premises now comprises of all the facilities and infrastructure needed for the courses it runs. The address is Holy Family Institute of Nursing Education, Premier Road, Kurla (W), Mumbai 400070, Maharashtra.
HFINE is an independent institute of The Bandra Holy Family Hospital Society, which also administers the super-specialty Holy Family Hospital at Bandra in Mumbai. The institute's student-nurses receive their clinical experience and internship at this state-of-the-art medical facility, whose unenviable record in medical education and patient care has made it a leading brand in the country.
The Holy Family Hospital itself had humble beginnings, starting out as a private maternity nursing home run by a general practitioner in suburban Bandra. As the healthcare needs of the suburbs grew, the nursing home was handed over to the Medical Mission Sisters in 1953.
Rechristened the 'Holy Family Hospital', the institution set a tradition while catering to the needs of the suburbs and beyond. More than two decades later, the Medical Mission Sisters were ready to hand over the hospital to the Archbishop of Bombay.
The Archbishop finally conferred this privilege on the Congregation of the Ursulines of Mary Immaculate 1978. The hospital has since been nurtured and developed into one of the country's most coveted super-specialty medical institutions in the country.
Leave shall be applied in the prescribed format and the type of leave should be written clearly.
Leave form should be submitted to the principal with the signature on the previous day.
Leave calculation is based on the joining date to the institution
Management will have the right to request any employee to work on any holiday due to exigencies of work and compensatory holiday will be provided.
Regular employees are eligible for 11 days Casual leave in a year (One day per completed month)
Casual leave cannot be taken more than 3 days at a time.
Application for casual leave shall be submitted well in advance except unforeseen circumstances.
Casual leave cannot be combined with any other leave and cannot be accumulated.Sick Leave (SL)
Regular employees are eligible for 10 days sick leave in an academic year.
Application for sick leave shall be submitted in writing the nature of illness.
In case of sudden illness message should be conveyed to the principal, followed by a written application.
Application for sick leave of 4 days and more shall be accompanied by medical certificate.
Every employee after 12 months of continuous service will be eligible for annual leave of 21 days and after completion of an year is 30 days
An employee who does not complete one-year continuous service is not eligible for annual leave.
Application for annual leave shall be submitted in advance in the prescribed format and availed only after obtaining permission.
Employees, before proceeding on leave shall ensure written sanction of the leave.
Employees shall hand over charge to the authorized person before proceeding on leave
Annual leave cannot be availed for less than 5 continuous days at a time
Annual leave can be availed only 3 times a year.
Management will have the right to grant leave and also to request to join back to work from leave in case of any emergencies.
Extension of leave will not be allowed except in extra ordinary case at the discretion of the principal.
Application for extension of leave to be submitted in advance and prior permission.
Students have a responsibility to society in learning the academic theory and clinical skills needed to provide nursing care. The clinical setting presents unique challenges and responsibilities while caring for human beings in a variety of health care environments.
The Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct is based on an understanding that to practice nursing as a student is an agreement to uphold the trust with which society has placed in us. The statements of the Code provide guidance for the nursing student in the personal development of an ethical foundation and need not be limited strictly to the academic or clinical environment but can assist in the holistic development of the person.
Holy Family Institute of Nursing Education is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment which empowers, encourages and promotes the personal and professional development of students.
The Student Code of Conduct establishes the standard of conduct expected of all students of the institution.
All students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which reflects, and is consistent with the Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct details the principles that guide the behaviour and responsibilities of students and the standards of conduct and ethical standards expected of students.
The institution reaffirms its commitment to the provision of education and the promotion of critical reflection, freedom of inquiry, academic excellence, research and a culture of scholarship. The institution expects that students, as members of a community of learning, will conduct themselves in a manner which:
Allows all students freedom to pursue their activities safely, without unreasonable disruption or discrimination with the principles of academic integrity
Ensures that the institution facilities, property and services are used appropriately.
The standards of behaviour for all students set out in this Code are intended to promote an environment of mutual respect between students and staff.
Students should follow the Code of Conduct in their interactions with other students, teaching and non-teaching staff including the patients.
The Institute shall have the jurisdiction over the conduct of the students associated / enrolled with the Institute and to take cognisance of all acts of misconduct including incidents of ragging in and outside the campus.
Institute may also exercise jurisdiction over conduct which shall include:
Subject to respect for the rights of others, every student enjoys the assurance of the full exercise of their rights. Statements, including, but not limited to the following specific right:
All students are members of the College community and are responsible for maintaining a safe, harmonious and tolerant environment. In addition, students are expected to:
Ethical conduct, academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of the College and are qualities expected of graduates. In undertaking their studies, students are expected to:
As part of ancient scripture practices students are expected to perform their daily prayer, recite National Anthem on events of significance. Also, ancient scriptural reading of the Bible, Bhagavad-Gita, Quran and any other holy books are encouraged.
The uniform policy is designed to protect the personal safety of students and patients in the clinical setting and to support the professional image of nursing.
College hour: Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm
Clinical hour: Monday to Saturday: 7.30am to 3.30pm
Office hours: Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5.00pm
Library hours: 8am to 7pm
Use College Information and Technology (IT) resources and other learning or support facilities provided by HFINE, including library and computer laboratory facilities, in a responsible and appropriate manner that does not prevent or impair other students from pursuing learning opportunities or using learning and teaching resources.
Academic dishonesty is a form of misconduct that is subject to disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct and includes the following:
Furthermore, any attempt to facilitate any act of academic dishonesty on the part of oneself or others shall constitute a violation of this policy.
For safety purposes, the institution permits non-residential students to possess personal cellular telephones; however, these devices must remain turned off and handed over to the office during the lectures unless they are being used for approved instructional purposes. A student must have approval to possess other telecommunications devices such as netbooks, laptops, tablets, or other portable computers. Students are not permitted to possess or use personal electronic devices such as MP3 players, video or audio recorders, DVD players, cameras, games, readers, or other electronic devices at college, unless prior permission has been obtained. Any noncompliance to the above rules the resources obtained would be handed over to principal's desk for further action.
Students are strictly restricted from displaying photos of the college or the parent hospital on social media unless permission taken.SEARCHES
In the interest of promoting student safety and attempting to ensure that institution is safe and drug free, searches may be conducted from time to time without a warrant.RED FLAGS
The entire campus, lecture hall, library and administrative office is under CCTV surveillance. CCTV is used to enhance security, safety and the quality of life of the campus community by integrating the best practices of “virtual policing” with state-ofthe –art technology. The institution follows a three-tier security system and students are expected to ensure discipline and personal safety.VANDALISM
To ensure that College facilities can serve those for whom they are intended, littering, defacing, or damaging institution property is not tolerated. Students will be required to pay for damages they cause and will be subject to criminal proceedings as well as disciplinary consequences in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.RAGGING
The Institute has a coherent and an effective anti-ragging policy in place which is based on the 'UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 [ 'UGC Regulations']'. A student found guilty by the committee will be suspended from classes and academic privileges. Any unfavourable encountered experience is to be reported to Anti Ragging committee as per Supreme Court order.ANTI-RAGGING SQUAD
To render assistance to students, an Anti-Ragging Squad, which is a smaller body, has also been constituted consisting of various members of the campus community. The said squad shall keep a vigil on ragging incidents taking place in the community and undertake patrolling functions. Students may note that the squad is active and alert at all times and are empowered to inspect places of potential ragging and also make surprise raids in hostels and other hotspots in the institute. The squad can also investigate incidents of ragging and make recommendations to the Anti-Ragging Committee and shall work under the guidance of the Anti-Ragging Committee.
Students should note that sexual misconduct or harassment encompasses a range of conduct, including but not limited to sexual assault, unwanted touching or persistent unwelcome comments, e-mails, or pictures of an insulting or degrading sexual nature, which may constitute harassment, which shall depend of the circumstances of each case. In case of any such issues must be reported to the Sexual Harassment Redressal Committee of the institute.
Any student of the Institute aggrieved by any acts of sexual harassment, misconduct or ragging as defined and summarised hereinabove can approach the Student Grievance Redressal cell at the Institute. Further, any student who is aware of any violations must report the same to the Cell. Grievance Redressal cell is intended to find solutions to problems like ragging, any kind of physical or mental harassment, complaints regarding classroom teaching, management, completion of syllabus, teaching methods etc.
We the faculty of Holy Family Institute of Nursing Education believe that each individual / student has the innate ability to overcome barriers in achieving optimal fulfilment of their potentials. We believe that this ability of self-efficacy can be nurtured in every person. We accept and affirm that every student has the right psychological & counselling support when they need it. Students can avail this facility in case of severe anxiety, excessive stress inability to adapt to current situation. Services Provided:
Student Participation is encouraged and must be strengthened through the involvement of students in all levels. Therefore, all students who are a part of the Institute and who are going to be enrolled in the Institute are advised to uphold the policy and inform the Institute of any violations and assist individually and collectively to improve the quality and effectiveness of this Code and appended policies.
If there is a case against a student for a possible breach of code of conduct, then a committee will be formed to recommend a suitable disciplinary action who shall inquire into the alleged violation and accordingly suggest the action to be taken against the said student. The committee may meet with the student to ascertain the misconduct and suggest one or more of the following disciplinary actions based on the nature of misconduct.1. Warning
Indicating that the action of the said delinquent student was in violation of the Code and any further acts of misconduct shall result in severe disciplinary action.2. Restrictions
Reprimanding and restricting access to various facilities on the campus for a specified period of time.3. Expulsion
Expulsion of a student from the Institute permanently indicating prohibition from entering the institute premises or participating in any student related activities or campus residences etc. is done only in extreme case of violation of code not redeemable by counselling.4. Suspension
A student may be suspended for a specified period of time which will entail prohibition on participating in student related activities, classes, programs etc. Additionally, the student will be forbidden to use various institute facilities unless permission is obtained from the Competent Authority. Suspension, may also follow by possible dismissal, along with the following additional penalties.
Grievance committee takes decision on individual basis
If the delinquent student is aggrieved by the imposition of any of the aforementioned penalties, she may appeal to the principal. The principal may decide on one of the following:
The nursing program at Holy Family Institute of Nursing Education reserves the right to make changes in the regulations and policies announced in this handbook as circumstances arise. If changes in the handbook are required during the academic year, the student will be given notice of those changes and asked to verify by signature that the required changes were received and understood