This report summarizes about the 5th National conference which was held on 29th February 2020 at TJGI Auditorium.  The conference was convened by TJCN on the theme, “New pathways in clinical nursing practice and research: Igniting a spirit of exploration”. This conference is organized with an intention to bring together academia, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in the field of nursing through leveraging advanced information in clinical nursing and evidence based research.

The one day event was opened with invocation songs, welcome address, followed  by  unfolding of theme by Principal  Prof.Josephine Cynthia , T John College Of Nursing. The chief guest for the day was Dr. Juliet K Reddy , Principal Sanjay Gandhi College of Nursing who felicitated the function and Dr. Thomas P John , Chairman T John Group Of Institutions presided over  the function.

 The conference brought together around 600 participants from different parts of India belonging to 10 different colleges and hospitals.The key note speakers of the day were Prof .Rani Jose ,HOD Medical surgical Nursing ,Government College Of Nursing , Kannur , Kerala;Mrs Ansa C J , HOD Medical Surgical Nursing , Aswini College Of Nursing , Thrissur , Kerala; Prof . Dr . Maria Therese ,Professor in Medical Surgical Nursing ,Mother Therese Post Graduate  Research Institute of Health Sciences,Pondicherry;Prof .A. Rathiga , Vice Principal , Chettinad College Of Nursing ,Chennai and Dr.Prabhath Chandh ,Professor and Chief NIMHANS Digital Academy. On the day, 30 paper and 7 poster presentations happened at Nursing college concurrently. At the end, during the valedictory function the best paper and post presenter was awarded with a momento as well as certificate.

 It was a Nation-wide dais that pooled different spheres which   assisted as a great platform to improve the knowledge and skills in the field of clinical research and pathways.