The idea of establishing this institute gained strength when Mr. K.N. Nagaraj, from whom KNN derives its name, was touched by the dedication and commitment of the nurses who assisted him when he was ailing, weeks before his demise. He expressed his desire to contribute in some way to the nursing community in general. Subsequently, Dr. K.N. Satish took the initiative to establish a premier institute for nursing in memory of his late father.
Since its establishment in 2004, KNN has endeavored to serve the cause of enhancing the nursing infrastructure in the country, not by merely following the established standards for nursing education, but by developing unique ways in which the quality of nursing is enhanced even while giving the greatest benefit to students in their careers.
A primary factor that has influenced this success is the innovation that has been put in place with regard to training and placements. Unlike other conventional approaches, KNN has a strong focus on training and the professional development of students in order to meet the global standards of healthcare. This will also help in fulfilling the personal passions of students in serving the community to the best extent possible.