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Graduation in Nursing or B. Sc. (Bachelor of Science) in Nursing is a four-year professional course. To pursue B. Sc. nursing the candidates should have minimum eligibility criteria, having completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as mandatory subjects. One can get admission into the B. Sc. nursing course by appearing in several entrance exams held between April-June. Indian B.Sc. nursing degree is widely accepted throughout the globe since the course teaches nursing science along with the essence of humanities.

The average course fee for B.Sc. Nursing is Rs 8,500 to Rs 1.3 lakhs per annum. Which may vary based on the universities/colleges' standards.

BSc Nursing Eligibility Criteria

One can choose from the two-course options one B. Sc. (Basic) and other is B. Sc. (Post-Basic), the eligibility criteria for the two is mentioned below:

For BSc (Basic) – Candidates should pass 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and should be medically fit.

For BSc (Post-Basic)  Candidates should pass 10+2 in PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology). One has to get a certificate in GNM (General Nursing Midwifery) and register him/herself as RNRM (Registered Nurse Registered Midwife) from the State Nurses Registration Council.

Notably, one has to submit a proof of training by Indian Nursing Council or equivalent in the following domain:

  • OT (Operation Theatre) Techniques
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Ophthalmic Nursing
  • Leprosy Nursing
  • TB Nursing
  • Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
  • Cancer Nursing
  • Orthopedic Nursing

Nursing: Skills Required

The nursing profession is a noble profession and requires dealing with different types of patients regularly. The most essential skill or quality a nurse should be to have patience. Besides this dedication to work with doctors, patients and other hospital administration, compassion, and excellent communication skills. A nurse should be able to communicate both in medical jargon and in laymen’s terms. At last a nurse should possess strong organizational and management skills as a nurse is also responsible for maintaining patient records.

BSc nursing is a graduate-level course in Nursing and covers all the important aspects of nursing. The course is aimed at imparting the thorough knowledge and know-how basics of the profession. As the profession directly involves in taking care of patients, thus the course has to be rigorous. Below is the list of subjects that are taught during the course.

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Nursing Foundation
  • Pharmacology
  • Sociology
  • Pathology and Genetics
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Communication and Educational Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing
  • Introduction to Computer
  • English
  • Nursing Research and Statistics
  • Management of Nursing Services and Education
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • First aid with applied Sciences and Pharmacology
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Operation Theatre Technique

Top BSc Nursing Exams in India

Candidates who wish to take admission in BSc Nursing, Post-Basic BSc Nursing and MSc Nursing programmes can refer to this list of top Nursing entrance exams.

Candidates who wish to pursue their education in the field of Nursing can refer to this curated list of important Nursing Exam for 2020 divided according to their level such as National level, State level and University level.

Exam name

Conducting body

AIIMS Nursing 2020

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

PGIMER Nursing 2020

Post Graduate Institute of Medical, Education, and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

CMC Ludhiana BSc Nursing 2020

Christian Medical College Ludhiana Society

Indian Army Nursing 2020

Directorate General of Medical Services (Indian Army)

JIPMER Nursing 2020

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry

KGMU Nursing 2020

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

RUHS Nursing 2020

Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur

BHU Nursing 2020

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Jamia Hamdard  Nursing 2020

Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi

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BSc Nursing career options

BSc Nursing freshers have plenty of options in hand right after completing their graduation. They can start their career in nursing by joining private/government hospital or as a tutor in some institute. Below are the job profiles which BSc Nursing graduates can join as:

  • Nurse
  • Home Care Nurses
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nurse - Nursery School
  • Junior Psychiatric Nurse
  • Ward Nurse & Infection Control Nurse
  • Nursing Assist Supervisor
  • Nursing Tutor
  • Nursing Educator
  • Home Care Nurses
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nurse - Nursery School
  • Nurse & Patient Educator
  • Junior Psychiatric Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Ward Nurse & Infection Control Nurse

BSc Nursing Salary

BSc nursing graduates can earn a decent salary depending upon their experience and communications skills they possess. BSc nursing graduates can earn from Rs 3.2 Lakh per annum to 7.8 Lakh per annum. The amount may fluctuate depending on the employer organization and hospital.

BSc Nursing: Top Recruiters

A list of top recruiting companies in India with recruitments in this field is mentioned below

  • Apollo Hospitals Enterprise
  • Fortis Healthcare
  • Medanta Medicity
  • Columbia Asia Hospital
  • Wockhardt Hospitals
  • Global Hospitals
  • Max Hospital
  • Manipal Hospital

Besides joining a job, one can also continue his/her education after completing B. Sc. in Nursing. Higher education will open more avenues and doors for various exciting career opportunities. Various other career options are:

  • Master of Science (MSc) Nursing
  • Master of Science (MSc) Neuroscience
  • Master of Science (MSc) Biotechnology
  • Master of Science (MSc) Medical Microbiology and Medical Biochemistry
  • Master of Science (MSc) Renal Sciences and Dialysis Technology
  • Post-Graduate Program in Public Health Management (PGPPHM)
  • Master of Science (MSc) Medical Sociology
  • MBA in Pharmaceutical Management

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I have to appear for NEET for admission in Nursing?
A. No, you don’t have to appear for NEET to get admission in BSc Nursing. You can pursue Nursing right after your class 12 exam with 45% marks in science (PCBE) from any recognised board. (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English). The minimum age for admission in the BSc. Nursing programme is 17 years on or before December 31, 2019. BSc Nursing is a Degree Course to pursue a career in Nursing. The Course is divided into two parts- Basic and Post-Basic with a course duration of 4 and 2 years, respectively.

Q. What are the best course options after BSc In Nursing?
A. You can go for MSc in Nursing after completing your graduation in the same field. Also, you can opt for a course in healthcare and hospital management. By pursuing healthcare and hospital management course you can choose from a variety of sub-fields like finance, human resources, and patient care.

Q: Is there any specialization or spcialized programme for BSc Nursing?

A: No. BSc Nursing is an Undergraduate level programme and has the course curriculum designed accordingly. BSc Nursing programme doesn’t offer any specialization.

Q: Which are the top BSc Nursing colleges in India?

A: There are a number of colleges which hold a reputed stature in the field of Nursing education. AIIMS being the most prestigious along with the likes of KGMU, JIPMER, PGIMER, CMC Ludhiana, Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS BHU) and nursing institutes under the Indian Army are some prominent institutes in India. These institutes are known to provide quality Nursing education.    

Q: What are the eligibility criteria for BSc Nursing?

A: One can choose from the two-course options one B. Sc. (Basic) and other is B. Sc. (Post-Basic). For BSc (Basic) – Candidates should pass class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects and should be medically fit. For BSc (Post-Basic)  Candidates should have cleared class 12 with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) subjects. One has to obtain a certificate in GNM (General Nursing Midwifery) and register him/herself as RNRM (Registered Nurse Registered Midwife) from the State Nurses Registration Council.

Q: How can I get admission in BSc Nursing course?

A: The BSc Nursing admission process consists of the entrance exam and personal interview. To get admission in BSc Nursing programme, the candidate will have to fill an application form and follow the admission process and fulfil the required eligibility criteria.

Q: Do I need to appear for an entrance exam for BSc Nursing?

A:  Yes. BSc Nursing is a medical professional programme and one has to appear for the entrance test to get admitted to the course. So, if you want to pursue BSc Nursing from a renowned Nursing Institute, taking an entrance exam at of national and state repute is mandatory.

Q: What is the duration of BSc Nursing course?

A: BSc Nursing is undergraduate level programme and is a Four-year course while the BSc Post-Basic Nursing is a Two-year programme.

Q:  I have a degree in BPharma Can I pursue BSc Nursing?

A: Yes. You can pursue BSc Nursing if you still be able to fulfil the eligibility criteria. There are various entrance exams which has the age limit criteria, kindly make sure to fulfil the same.

Q: Can I pursue BSc Nursing through correspondence?

A: No. You cannot pursue BSc Nursing through correspondence. The BSc Nursing programme is full-time classroom programme and has lab practicals involved hence, it cannot be pursued via correspondence.   

Q: Will I get good placement after completing BSc Nursing course?

A: Yes. The placements are actually subjected to the institutes. BSc nursing graduates can earn from Rs 3.2 Lakh per annum to 7.8 Lakh per annum. The amount may fluctuate depending on the employer organization and hospital.

Q: What is the difference between BSc Nursing and Post-Basic BSc Nursing?

A: Post-Basic BSc nursing can be pursued after the completion of the BSc Nursing course. The Post-Basic BSc Nursing programme is mainly for the healthcare professionals who have already worked at hospitals or outpatient facilities. Its objective is to train the students with as much experiential learning. BSc Nursing is basically aimed at demonstrating basic competency, skills and knowledge.

Q: What are ANM and GNM? Are these courses the same?
A: No, these two courses are not the same. ANM stands for Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery, which is a diploma course focusing on the study of health care of individuals. You will learn how to take care of equipment, setting up of Operation Theater, provide medication timely to patient and maintain records. While GNM is referred to as General Nursing and Midwifery and it deals with the education of nurses in general health care, nursing, and midwifery. ANM is a one-year duration course with the eligibility of 10+2 (from Arts or Science stream), 10th class. Students have to secure at least 45% marks in the qualifying examination. The minimum age requirement is 17 years. While GNM is a three and half year diploma course with the eligibility of 10+2 passed with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. The age limit is a minimum of 17 years and a maximum of 30 years. This course is for both male and female students.

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