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What is B.Sc. Nursing?
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
Neurological and Neurosurgical 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.
Pathology and Genetics
Community Health Nursing
Communication and Educational Technology
Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing
Introduction to Computer
Nursing Research and Statistics
Management of Nursing Services and Education
Child Health Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing
First aid with applied Sciences and Pharmacology
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.
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
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:
Home Care Nurses
Nurse - Nursery School
Junior Psychiatric Nurse
Ward Nurse & Infection Control Nurse
Nursing Assist Supervisor
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
Columbia Asia 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)