B. Sc. Nursing is a four-year undergraduate programme focused on developing critical care advanced thinking skills proficiency and values necessary for the practice of professional nursing and midwifery as mentioned in the National Health Policy 2002. The programme is streamlined to enable students to address the health needs of the nation society and individuals.The programme prepares students to become responsible citizens by following a code of moral values and conduct at all times while fulfilling personal social and professional responsibilities to respond to national objectives.
B.Sc Nursing also comprises a Post-Basic course which is further divided into 2 categories, viz Regular and Distance. B.Sc Nursing Post-Basic Regular course is of 2-year duration and requires 10+2 education along with General Nursing and Midwifery (G.N.M) whereas distance course is of 3-year duration and requires 10+2 level of education along with G.N.M and 2 years of experience
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 in Physics, Chemistry, Biology|
|Admission||Based on entrance exam|
|Course Fee||INR 8000 to 30,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 6 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Organizations||Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, Fortis Healthcare, Medanta Medicity, Columbia Asia Hospital, Wockhardt Hospitals, Global Hospitals, Max Hospital, Manipal Hospital|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Defense Services, Colleges, Nursing Schools, Hospitals, Health Departments, etc.|
|Top Job Profiles||Case Manager, Certified Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Manager/Administrator, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner, Staff Nurse|
B.Sc Nursing course is broadly based on education within an academic framework specially directed to the development of critical thinking skills, competence and standards required for the practice of professional nursing and midwifery as envisaged in National Health Policy, 2002. Since, it involves nursing of the wounded or ill, a lot of sectors require these graduates hence increasing its demand which is only expected to increase in the future as well. In India, the course is registered under and is controlled by Indian Nursing Council.
A person who is genuinely interested to serve the society by treating and caring patients should not think twice before taking this course. As a nurse, a person make a huge difference in people’s lives. A caring and compassionate nurse is considered as a guardian angel by patients. This can be a very satisfying and gratifying career for the compassionate. A person can go further for a masters in nursing which is a great advantage as it increases the expertise in the field generating more demand and better opportunities. If a person wishes to go into teaching, then Ph.D. is advisable for them.
The following table shows some of the top institutes in India that offer the course:
|Name||Location||Average Course Fee|
|Chritstian Medical College||Vellore||1,14,000|
|Armed Forces Medical College||Pune||45,500|
|Sri Ramchandra University||Chennai||1,00,000|
|Bharti Vidyapeeth University||Pune||75,000|
|University of Calicut||Calicut||72,000|
|Christian Medical College||Ludhiana||1,27,000|
|Symbiosis International University||Pune||65,800|
|Banaras Hindu University||Varanasi||1,97,000|
|Government Medical College||Nagpur||26,400|
Candidates who wish to pursue B.Sc Nursing course are required to fulfill the below mentioned eligibility criteria.
B.Sc (Basic) - Candidates should pass 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and he/she should be medically fit.
B.Sc (Post-Basic) – Candidates should pass 10+2 in PCB. Those who have passed 10+1 are also eligible for admission. He/She must have obtained a certificate in General Nursing and Midwifery and registered as R.N.R.M (Registered Nurse Registered Midwife) with the State Nurses Registration Council. Also, a proof of training by Indian Nursing Council or equivalent is required in the following domain-
B.Sc Nursing admission is purely based on entrance exams held in between April-June. Candidates can fill the application form in both online and offline mode.
For filling online, candidates need to go to the administrator website of the concerned entrance exam and fill the requirements. After that, a print out of the completed form is to be taken out. The print out along with the obligatory documents and DD of specified amount are needed to be sent to the relevant exam body. For offline application, candidates need to get the form along with the brochure from the exam conducting body or from the designated centers and can finish the formality.
The average salary offered to candidates of B.Sc Nursing course ranges from INR 10,000 to 25,000 depending on the college, degree and level of expertise. It increases with the candidates’ experience and efficiency. Following chart shows the salary trends of B.Sc Nursing graduates according to their work experience.