Dr Sushmitha Ramona Karkada

Assistant Professor - Senior Scale

Department of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Nursing


    Sushmitha Ramona Karkada is Assistant Professor - Senior Scale in the Department of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Nursing, MCON Manipal.
    • She takes classes for UG and PG students
    • III Year B.Sc (N) Class Co Coordinator
    • CNE Chairperson
    • Subject coordinator I Msc Nursing- Nursing Research &                        Statistics,  II MSc Dissertation & Viva Voce
    • Course Co-ordinator of Short term certificate course on Basic               Obstetric skills



Subject Semester / Year
OBG Nursing IV Year BSc Nursing
OBG Nursing I MSc Nursing
Nursing Research & Statistics III BSc Nursing
Nursing Research & Statistics I MSc Nursing
OBG Nursing II MSc Nursing


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Nursing MCON, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2018
Master of Science in Nursing Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2008
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Fr Muller College of Nursing Mangalore 2003


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of OBG Nursing Manipal College of Nursing,Manipal Assistant Professor 2011 - Present
Manipal College of Nursing,Manipal Lecturer 2008 - 2011
Manipal School of Nursing,Manipal Assistant Lecturer 2005 - 2006
Fr Muller Charitable Institution Staff Nurse 2004


Area of Research

OBG Nursing, Reproductive health, Adoloscent health, Interprofessional Education & Practice

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


  • Best Alumni award from Fr Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore 2021 
  • Best research paper award during MCON Annual Day 2017

Courses Completed:

  • 2019: Completed teaching and learning certificate course offered by MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston.
  • 2020-2022 FAIMER fellowship at M-FILIPE Manipal.

Effectiveness of antepartum breathing exercises on the outcome of labour: A randomized controlled trial

2022-02-02 Dr Judith Angelitta Noronha SK Bhat P Bhat Baby S Nayak

F1000Research 11 (159), 159

Biopsychosocial Wellbeing of High-Risk Pregnant Women: A Descriptive Study

2020-28-03 T Bera Dr Sonia Rosaline Blanch D’Souza

International Journal of Nursing & Midwifery Research (E-ISSN: 2455-9318) 6

Existing practices of intravenous (IV) medication management and barriers for safe practices among healthcare professionals in a selected hospital of Udupi district, Karnataka

2020-01-06 M Mukherjee KE Vandana

Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health 8 (2), 509-512

A Study to Assess Functional Assessment and lived experiences of Cervical Cancer Patients Admitted to a Tertiary level hospital of udupi district, Karnataka-A Mixed Method Protocol

2018-01-04 Shobha

Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development 9 (4), 321

Knowledge, attitude and risk perception for diabetes among pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus

2018-01-04 Sweety Jousline Fernandes Pratibha

Indian J Public Health Res Dev 9 (2), 19

Instructional program on legal aspect: registered nurse’s knowledge & attitude

2018-01-01 SV Mathew Mamatha Shivananda Pai

International Journal of Nursing Research & Practice 5 (1), 10-15

Perception of health-care personnel regarding noise and attitudes regarding implementation of music in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

2017-01-12 Dr Sonia Rosaline Blanch D’Souza Pratibha Sweety Jousline Fernandes Dr Judith Angelitta Noronha Shobha Dr. Leslie Edward S Lewis

Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. Volume. 8 Issue. 4. 225 - 230. (Scopus Indexed)

Breathe a breath: Dawn of a new beginning

2017-07-01 P Bhat SK Bhat Dr Judith Angelitta Noronha

Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences (MJNHS) 3 (2), 73-76

Antepartum Breathing Exercises and predictors for spontaneous vaginal delivery among primigravid and multigravid women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

2017-01-01 Dr. Parvathi Bhat Dr. Shashikala K Bhat Dr Anice George Dr Judith Angelitta Noronha Baby S Nayak

Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. (Scopus Indexed)

Biopsychosocial wellbeing among women with gynaecological cancer

2016-01-01 R Gurung Maria Pais

International Journal of Nursing Education 8 (4), 71-75

Materno foetal physiological parameters in sitting and left lateral position during non-stress test (NST) monitoring in pregnancy: a cross over study

2015-01-07 R Samuel Sweety Jousline Fernandes P Bhat

Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences (MJNHS) 1 (2), 83-86

Effectiveness of ambulation during first stage of labour, on the outcome of labour among primigravid women in selected hospitals of Palakkad District, Kerala

2015-01-01 D Prabhakar Linu Sara George

International Journal of Nursing Education 7 (1), 1-6

Knowledge and attitude of married women in the reproductive age group regarding emergency contraception in selected rural areas of Udupi district

2014-01-01 P Fernandes Dr Sonia Rosaline Blanch D’Souza

J Krishna Inst Med Sci Univ 3 (1), 64-9

Biopsychosocial wellbeing and family support of menopausal women

2011-01-01 Dr Judith Angelitta Noronha

International Journal of Nursing Education, Vol 2.