Bachelor of Science in Nursing


What is the B.Sc. Nursing course?

The full form of B.Sc. Nursing programme is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. B.Sc. Nursing is an undergraduate-level course for students who want to become nurses. The duration of this course is 4 years. These 4 years are then divided into 8 semesters. In each of the semesters, the students study different subjects related to the nursing field. The students who have cleared his/her class 12th examination with Science are eligible for this course.

During B.Sc. Nursing courses, the students study subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Genetics, English, Computer Science, MBA, and Ethics etc.

Currently, in India, there are various government and private colleges/institutes which offer B.Sc. Nursing course. In government colleges, the admission fees are comparatively lower than the private college one. The average admission fees in government colleges are INR 1685 and INR 30,000 per annum. The average fees in private colleges are INR 20,000 to INR 2,25,000 per annum.

After completing the B.Sc. Nursing course, graduates can work as community health nurses, registered nurses, nursing superintendents, military nurses, and more. They can expect a salary of INR 2.5 - 3 lakhs per annum as freshers. After gaining 4-5 years of experience, the students can expect INR 5 - 6 lakhs per annum.  As per the data available, India has 1.7 nurses per 1000 persons which falls short of 3 nurses per 1000 persons mandated by WHO. That is why India needs to add 4.3 Million nurses by 2024. 

What is the duration of B.Sc. Nursing programme?:

The duration of B.Sc. Nursing course is four years which are divided into 8 semesters. During these 8 semesters, the students study various subjects related to the nursing field. During this programme, the students are also required to do a 6-month mandatory internship. Without completing the internship, the students will not get the degree. 

After completing the B.Sc Nursing programme, the students can also go for higher studies. They can go for programmes like M.Sc. Nursing, M.Sc. in community health nursing etc.

Duration : 4 years

Specialization : Nursing

Eligibilty & Entry Requirements

What is the eligibility required for the B.Sc Nursing course?

The students who are planning to take admission into B.Sc. Nursing course are advised to check the eligibility criteria of the programme before taking admission. The students are required to fulfil all the requirements of the course in order to get admission. If the student fails to fulfil the requirements, he/she will not get admission into the course.

  • The student should have qualified for his/her class 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 55% marks (Gen/OBC) and 50% marks (in the case of SCs/STs categories) in aggregate from a recognised education board.
  • The compulsory subjects in class 12th or equivalent should be English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Only female candidates are allowed to take admission into this course.
  • The students who will appear in the qualifying examination this year, or have already appeared and are waiting for the results, can also apply for admission. But such students will have to provide proof of passing the qualifying examination with the required percentage of marks and subjects at the time of counselling. If the student fails to show proof, his/her admission will get cancelled by the authorities.
  • The students should have cleared the entrance examination. Some colleges accept national-level entrance examination marks while some accept state or university-level entrance examination marks. To get into the top B.Sc. Nursing colleges/institutes, the students are required to clear the NEET examination. 

Course Syllabus

What are the subjects in B.Sc. Nursing course?

The students who are wanting to pursue the B.Sc. Nursing course can check the detailed year-wise subjects list below for reference. This will give them an idea of the subjects they will study during the course.

Syllabus for 1st year:

Physiology Anatomy
Composition and Function of Blood Skeletal and Joint System
Endocrine and Metabolism Respiratory System
Excretory System Muscular System
Cardio Vascular System Digestive System
Nutrition and Dietetics Biochemistry
Different methods of cooking and their effect on the body Amino Acids
Meaning of Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics Introduction and Classification of Carbohydrates
Methods of Calculating Calories Catabolism of Nucleic Acid
Therapeutic adaptions of a normal diet Enzymes, Nature, and Functions

Syllabus for 2nd year:

Psychiatric Nursing Medical-Surgical Nursing
Principles and Applications of Psychiatric Nursing Maintaining the body's dynamic equilibrium
Psychiatric Emergencies ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) Nursing
Occupational Therapy Principles of Orthopaedic Nursing and Techniques
Psychotherapy Medical and surgical nursing management of patients with Angina, hypertension, etc
Role in Chemotherapy -
Nursing approaches as per the behaviours, disorders, aggression -
Operation Theatre Techniques Health Education
Sterilization of Instruments Concept, Scope, Limitations, and Benefits of Health Education
Types of Anesthesia Health Communication and Teaching
How to care for patients before, after and during the operation Audio-Visual Aids
Knowing the instruments Methods of Health Education
Microbiology Advanced Procedures
Morphology and classification of bacterial Factors and conditions affecting the growth of bacteria Immunity and Immunization Blood Examination
Process Serological tests and their corresponding diseases Lumbar Air Study
- Electrocardiography
- Angio Cardiography

Syllabus for 3rd year:

Public Health Nursing and Health Administration Maternal and Child Health
History of Community Medicine and Community Nursing Nutritional needs for children and adults
Principles and Concepts of Public Health Development of the Maternal and Child Health Care
Role of Epidemiology in Community Health Socio-Economic Factors affecting childcare
Organization and Administration of Health Services Family Welfare Programs
Sociology and Social Medicine Trends in Nursing and Professional Adjustment
The social structure of society and individual Popular Nursing Programs
Significance of Sociology in Nursing Role of famous international organizations in the development of the nursing profession
Human Relations Nursing Registration and Legislation
The city and the country: Sociological and Economical contrasts Nurse’s role in family planning

Syllabus for 4th year:

Midwifery and Obstetrics Nursing Principles of Nursing Services, Administration, and Supervision
Anatomy and Physiology Formal and Informal Organizational Structure
Embryology Elementary Principles of Medicine
Preparation for Delivery Philosophy of Supervision
Physiology of Labour Medico-Legal Aspects of MCH services
Introduction to Research and Statistics English (or any other Foreign Language)
Types of measures, graphs methods of presentation Literature book as prescribed by the college/ university
Introduction to Database Essay, Letter Writing
Microsoft Windows Grammar topics like Speech, Articles, Direct and Indirect, Idioms, etc.
Introduction to Computer Science -

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