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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2023

Mary Anbarasi Johnson

Speaker at Nursing Conference - Mary Anbarasi Johnson
Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Title : The need for guidance and counselling in nursing education & nursing students empowerment


Guidance & counselling are twin concepts & have emerged as essential elements of every educational activity.Guidance & counselling are not synonymous term. Counselling is a part of guidance. Guidance, in educational context, means to indicate, point out, show the way, lead out & direct.Counselling is a specialized service of guidance. It is the process of helping individuals learn more about themselves & their present & possible future situations to make a substantial contribution to the society. Some form of help and assistance given to an individual to solve their problems.Guidance as the promotion of the growth of the individual in self-direction.Guidance helps the individuals to adjust to the environment. Guidance is an assistance made available by a competent counsellor to an individual of any age to help him direct his own life, develop his own point of view, make his own decision & carry his own burden according to  Hamrin & Erikson .Providing the needed information & assistance, Helping in individual to make wise choices, Improve the understanding of self ,Facilitate the adjustment, Helps in adapting to the changes or new environment Making self-sufficient & independent.Today’s nursing students are the future nursing leaders who will define and shape the progress of the nursing field and therefore its imperative that they are given adequate attention, care and nurture through proper guidance and counselling. They have lot of potentials and if they are tapped and utilized they can make the impossible possible and this requires good guidance and counselling. The speaker will deal with the guidance and counselling process and its mandate in nursing education.


I am Mary Anbarasi Johnson  working as a professor and Head in pediatric nursing department ,CMC Vellore.I worked as Clinical Nurse Specialist in PICU for a year and  as Assit Professor in USA for two years.I also worked in administration in  nursing ,in Saudi Arabia Defence Sector. CMC gave me opportunity to be Master trainer for International Projects like GFATM ,IMNCI at national level aswell national projects like ICMR Infection control ,Child Sexual Abuse Protection ,OSCE by Dr.MGR Medical university aswell Diabetic Educators programme etc. It also gave me opportunity to be examiner or paper setter for various levels of nursing students for 6 universities and inspector for Dr.MGR Medical University .I am very much interested in reviewing articles.I have published in 70 national , international journals and presented in around 30 national and international conferences. I have also contributed for 5 book chapters and is working on publishing a book soon. I have served in CMC Vellore as addl.Deputy Nurisng Superintendent for staff training and quality assurance aswell in CMC Instituitional research board as a member for a term of 4 years.I am reviewer or editorial member or advisory member in more than  50 international journals.I am also a reciepient of President”s Gold medal for standing first in the university for Bsc.N programme .I give all thanks to Lord Jesus Christ who is the reason for my living.I am indepted to my family ,teahcers and friends for their encouragement and support and particularly to CMC Vellore which has mentored me.