Father Muller School of Nursing, the first educational institutions of Father Muller Charitable institutions began at 1959, by the tireless efforts of Rev. Fr Marian Fernandes, then the Director of FMCI and the former Founder Principal Rev. Sr Maria Theresa Fernandes with 12 students.
Year by year with a new challenges and scope FMSON grown with the help of able Directors, Administrators and The Principals. Rev. Sr Maria Theresa Fernandes served the Institutions from 1959-1982 for the period of 23yrs, Rev. Sr Gonsaga Pinto from 1982-1990, Rev. Sr Ann Rose D’Almeida from 1990-1991, Rev. Sr Edmund D’Souza from 1991-1999, from 1999 to 2001 Rev. Sr Lucy Rodrigues, from 2001-2003 Rev. Sr Jacinta D’Souza, from 2003-2008 Rev. Sr Flora D’Souza and from 01-09- 2008 to 31-05- 2011 Sr Winnifred D’Souza. FMSON has been served by 9 able Pirncipals. Currently Mrs Jasmine Sarita Vas taken the mantle of Principal and serving the FMSON from 1-6- 2011 till date.
On 16 th July 1959, 12 students of FMSON gathered at St Joseph’s chapel to invoke God’s blessings on this new venture, Rev. Fr Marian Fernandes, Director, invited these novices into the nursing service with the exhortation “remain ever faithful in the spirit of service of Fr Augustus Muller”, from then onwards FMSON has taken the motto of ‘Ever Faithful’ to uphold quality nursing care, instill respect for life and human dignity of a person from ‘womb to tomb’.
As FMSON grew faced a number of problems. As our nursing profession was a choice of career to young girls few decades ago, many new colleges, Schools like a mushroom came up and hence we at FMSON had to face a lot of problems of newer aspects. Hence admission number got down. After few years many of the colleges/schools even closed down due to same problem. But we still able to continue the legacy of nursing through the various hardship, and provide education with quality.
Todays students are smart and many students take Science as their subject in PUC/PDC, other academically well performed students, select different courses of choice and yet other poor academician who wants to be a professional, they chose General Nursing & Midwifery program. It is a greatest challenge to mould these students and bring out a Nurse out of them. Credit goes to our entire teaching faculty, who shape them day in and out. Thus I could say proudly a speciality of our School of Nursing is to make a dull student Bright. To give an example many of our students who secured 45%-47% in PUC have got 76%-78% in Board examinations.
As the need persists over the years and to practice unity in diversity we have also given the opportunity of studies for non-Christians. We ensure that there is no compromise on quality at any stage. I am happy to say at present 103 students in different batches attaining their GNM studies. I remain greatful to the Management for providing a wonderful infrastructure and also for catering the needs of FMSON.
With the blessings of God and all our fellow brother and Sister we move forward in this fruitful existence of 57yr of FMSON. May Almighty grant us many more years of Glory and laurel to celebrate and to live with greater desire of serving the suffering humanity.
Long live FMSON...... !!!