Principal’s Desk

Prof. Dr. Rita Lakhani

Principal, School of Nursing

“Traits such as resilience, adaptability, patience, being respectful, kind, able to multi-task and most importantly, having a gentle sense of humor make for a great nurse. More often than not, nurses will always see the positive side of life, uplift a bleak situation and certainly live life to the fullest and embrace what is dished up at each shift”.

The foundation of this humble college was laid way back in the year 2008. Based in the heart of the central regions, amidst lush green surroundings, D. Y. Patil School of Nursing, a multi-cultural school aims to inspire students to become creative professionals and connect them to exciting and rewarding careers.

In a short span of over less than a decade, the school has widened its horizon and changed the conventional norms of teaching to bring about a truly holistic and analytical system of learning. The previous year has been packed with guest lecture series, seminars, intercollegiate events – preparation, organization, participation and winning; collaborations and much more… Community experiences gives the students a feeling that the world is their oyster until they actually start participating in activities such as powadas, street plays, rally’s, exhibitions, puppet shows – which brings out their finest versions.

The School has a range of highly qualified staff, with a wealth of experience in their respective disciplines, and strong connections with key industries. The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team that is guided by Honorable Dr Vijay D. Patil who has the innate capacity to translate vision into reality.

At DYPUSON we cherish and care for our students. Our program has annual intakes in July every year, which builds on the core values of the Indian Nursing Council and D Y Patil University as well and fully prepares students for the challenges of modern nursing practices. Our curriculum has been designed in partnership with practice colleagues and service users to provide a high quality, flexible, student-centered and patient-focused educational experience. With the addition of our freshman class, we have close to 240 students walking the hallways this year, another year closer to college. The college’s pride is held in its state-of-the-art Simulation lab used to demonstrate both basic and challenging conditions and nursing interventions. We encourage personal expression and celebrate experimentation by every learner. Besides doing well academically, our graduates with one hundred percent placement go on to achieve great success in their chosen disciplines and professions.

It’s always a pleasure to be killed by a beat! – This pulsates outside the classroom – yes they successfully balance a full plate of academia with their co-curricular activities; the students are rousing and exhilarant; their energy will give you a shower to cool you down in the hot blazing sun! The students are also spoilt for choice between cafes, Gyms, sporting grounds, the stadium that hosts international events and the lush lawns.

D Y Patil University School of Nursing is blessed with exceptional talents and a rich legacy of achievements, is all poised to not predict but create the future and move towards true resilience.
We aspire for ONE DYPUSON. With our great thoughts and ideas; the proof of the pudding is in the EXECUTION – be it systems, compliances or commitments. We aim to be one, by the equality of our actions and the integrity of our intent. You can enter freely and of your own free will to be a part of this ambitious family.

The best time for new beginnings is now!

With pride and hope,
Principal.