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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Nursing)




    4 YEARS





Bachelor of Science in Nursing is an under graduate course in the stream of nursing. The duration of the bachelor’s degree in nursing is of 4 years.

The basic eligibility for the course is 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The average fee of the course is from 8000 to 30000 INR per year.

Nursing staff can find employment in areas like hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and health departments, railways and defense etc


The duration of the course is of 4 years, however the course is divided into two parts

Bsc (Basic) -This is the regular course where the duration is of 4 years.

Bsc (Post-Basic) -It is further subdivided into two categories

Regular-This course is of 2 years which consist of 10+2+General Nursing and Midwifery (G.N.M).

Distance- This course is of 3 years which consist of 10+2+G.N.M+2 years of experience.

What is the course about?

The objective of the course is to demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills in providing comprehensive nursing care based on problem solving approach in the hospital and community. In this way a person can practically contribute a lot to the society.Since it involves nursing of the wounded or ill, a lot of sectors require these graduates hence this profession is also in great demand and the demand is only expected to increase in the future as well. In India the course is registered under and is controlled by Indian Nursing Council.

Who should go with the course?

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.

Where to study?

Many colleges in India offer this course as a branch of medicine. Some of the top colleges are –

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry

Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai

Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak

Academic options after this course?

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 a Ph.D. is advised.

Eligibility Of the Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Nursing)

Following are the eligibility criteria for different type of B.Sc. Nursing course

Bsc (Basic) - A person should be 10+2 pass in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. A person should be medically fit.

Bsc (Post-Basic) - A person should be 10+2 pass in PCB, a person who is 10+1 pass is also eligible for admission. A person must have obtained a certificate in General Nursing and Midwifery and registered as R.N.R.M. with the State Nurses Registration Council. Also a person should have a proof of training by Indian Nursing Council or equivalent in the following domain-

  • O.T. Techniques
  • Ophthalmic Nursing
  • Leprosy Nursing
  • TB Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Neurological and Neuro surgical Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Cancer Nursing
  • Orthopedic Nursing

How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Nursing)

The mode of admission is purely via entrance exams which held in between the month of April-June. Candidates have two options for filling the application, online mode and that of offline. For filling online go to the administrator website of the concerning entrance exam and fill the requirements. After that the students are required to take the print out of the completed form. This 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 the student can get the form along with the brochure from the exam body or from the designated centers and can finish the formality.
Following are some reputed institutes and their entrance exam names

AIIMS - (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)

B.Sc. Nursing Admission Test

AFMC Entrance Exam

Armed Forces Medical College B.Sc Nursing program entrance exam.

Nitte University Mangalore

B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam (NUPMET)

Banaras Hindu University

B.Sc (Nursing) Admission Test


Punjab Para Medical Entrance Test for Admission to B.Sc. Nursing courses

CMC Ludhiana

Entrance Test for Admission to B.Sc. Nursing courses

The entrance exam is of objective type with minimum of 4-5 options, mainly of 400 marks. The duration is set to be 2hrs. The students will give the OMR sheet for marking their answers. There are negative marks for each wrong answer, so the students are asked to fill only the sure answers. The questions are asked from the subjects PCB and the questions are mainly set in English. The total marks necessary to get admission is dependent on the requirement of the college or university concerned.