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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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-
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
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.