B.Sc Nursing

This academic programme provides an opportunity to explore the knowledge base which underpins nursing practice and to share learning with nurses from other parts of the world. The Course comprises of five mandatory modules and one optional module. Successful completion of six modules will lead to the award of BSc (Hons) Nursing.
      The educational aims of the programme are to:
      • provide continuing professional education for nurses: this complements and enhances the academic content of their initial training course;
      • increase the extent to which professional nursing practice in global healthcare is research based;
      • critically and rigorously analyse the relevant literature: this underpins the evidence base of nursing;
      • influence the strategic direction of patient care within one’s own field of practice at national and/or international level;
      • facilitate continued professional development and the advancement of nursing practice.

      For aspirants who have finished their graduation in nursing, several job opportunities are made available by firms in the private as well as public sectors. Apart from this, students also have the option to continue their education and go for advanced studies in the field. After completing their studies, aspirants can get jobs as Department Supervisor/Assistant Nursing Superintendent, Teachers and even as Nursing Advisor to the Government of India etc.
      Scope for Higher Studies after B.Sc Nursing
      After finishing their studies, graduates of nursing can go for M.Sc (Nursing). There are lots of specialized areas for a person to train. A few of them are:
      • Community Health
      • Medical-Surgical
      • Pediatrics Obstetrics and Gynecology
      • Psychiatry
      There are numerous nursing institutes in India that offer students with an assortment of nursing courses. The admission to these institutes is done on the basis of the students’ performance in written examination. Students who excel in the written test will be notified about a personal interview.
      Some of the courses that are available in nursing comprise of:
      • Auxiliary Nurse Midwife/ Health Worker
      • Educators
      • General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM)
      • Hospital Nursing
      • Industrial Nursing/ Occupational Health Nursing
      • Military Nursing
      • Orthopedic Nursing
      • Pediatric Nursing
      • Psychiatric Nursing
      • Public Health Nursing/ Community Health Nursing
      Other Certification Courses after B.Sc Nursing
      Apart from the ones mentioned above, it is possible for students to go for some other specialized short term courses. A few of them comprise of:
      • M.Sc in Biotechnology
      • M.Sc in Neuroscience
      • M.Sc in Renal Sciences and Dialysis Technology
      • M.Sc Medical Microbiology and Medical Biochemistry
      • M.Sc. Clinical Research
      • M.Sc. Medical Sociology
      • Post Graduate Program in Public Health Management (PGPPHM)
      Students can also go for MBA in Pharmaceutical management or Hospital Management if they choose.
      Career Opportunities after B.Sc Nursing
      Plenty of career opportunities are available for nursing nowadays. On the completion of their studies, students can get jobs with many private as well as public sector undertakings. A few of the areas where students can get jobs comprise of:
      • Clinics and Heath Departments
      • Defence Services
      • Hospitals
      • Industrial Houses and Factories
      • Nursing Science Schools
      • Railways and Public Sector Medical Departments
      • Training Institutes
      It is also possible for nursing students to work with charitable institutions such as Old Age Homes and Orphanages.  Job opportunities are available for nurses at Nursing Homes too.