M.Sc.Nursing is a postgraduate course in theories and principles of nursing and allied sciences. A candidate has to be a B.Sc. /B.Sc. (Hons) graduate in Nursing from a recognised university in order to be eligible for this course.
M.Sc. Nursing is a two year program which specializes in many branches; for example Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing etc. The mode of admission is mostly throughEntrance Examination or through marks obtained in qualifying examination and personal interview.
The average tuition fee for the entire course ranges between 1.30 Lakhs INR to 2.80 Lakhs INR.
M.Sc. Nursinggraduates can obtain jobs in Multi-speciality units/hospitals, private and government hospitals, academic and research, nursing homes, old-age homes, armed forces.They can work as a nursing instructor, staff nurse, nurse assistant, nursing supervisoretc. A fresh post-graduate of this course can expect an average annual salary of 1 Lakh INR to 2 Lakhs INR.
M.Sc. Nursing is a coursethat involves the study of nursing education and research. Every medical/ hospital unit requires the assistance of a Nurse. Hence it is no surprise that the employment opportunities for nurses would never end. The course provides knowledge on various specializations within Nursing.
Anyone who is interested in serving mankind to its best and has interest in medicine and healthcare can choose nursing as profession and for that he/she should go for M.Sc. in Nursing first to get the in depth knowledge of medicine and various life giving drugs.
Since the course follows an annual mode over the semester system the course is divided in two years in colleges like Manipal University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and in many others.
After getting through M.Sc. Nursing one can move forward for M.Phil. /Ph.D. in Nursing. Both the courses are available in various colleges like Manipal College of Nursing, Vinayaka Mission’s Annapoorna College of Nursing, Yashoda College of Nursing, in both regular mode and distance mode.
Students can also opt for post-graduate diploma in Hospital and Health Management, Forensic Nursing etc.
M.Sc. Nursingis a course found only in limited colleges in India. The top colleges for M.Sc Nursing are as follows:
Name of College
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Armed Forces Medical College
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research
Symbiosis International University
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute
Manipal College of Nursing
Government Medical College
Indian Nursing Council
T.D. Medical College
The candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognised school or board in India.
The candidate must be a registered nurse or registered midwife with any State Nursing Registration Council.
The candidate must have passedB.Sc. /B.Sc. (Hons)/Post basic B.Sc. inNursing with minimum 55% to 60% marks in aggregate from a recognised university.
The candidate must also have work experience of one year after B.Sc. or Post Basic Nursing.
The admission to the program is based on performance in the Entrance Examination and/or the academic record of the student in graduation followed by a personal interview. Some of the Entrance Exams for M.Sc. Nursing are as follows:
MU-OET: Manipal University conducts an online entrance exam in the month of July. The application forms are available online and offline from the month of Many and June.
AIIMS-ET: All India Institute of Medical Sciences conducts entrance exams for M.sc Nursing in the month of June. The application forms are available in the month of April.