Duration

Duration of the course shall be four years including internship.

Vacation

6 weeks vacation shall be given each year.

Aims

The aim of the undergraduate nursing programme is to,

  • Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives in providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services.
  • Prepare nurses who can independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of and facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, function in the hospital , community nursing services and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice. They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor and Manager in a clinical / public health setting.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate understanding of life style and other factors, which effect health individuals and groups.
  • Provide nursing care based on steps of nursing process in collaboration with the individuals & groups.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skill in making decisions in all situations in order to provide quality care.
  • Utilize the latest trends and technology in providing health care.
  • Provide promotive, preventive and restorative health services in line with national health policies and programmes.
  • Practice within the framework of code of ethics and professional conduct and acceptable standards of practice within the legal boundaries.
  • Communicate effectively with individuals and groups and members of the health team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationships and teamwork.
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching to individuals and groups in clinical / community health settings.
  • Participate effectively as members of the health team in health care delivery system.
  • Demonstrate leadership and managerial skills in clinical / community health settings.
  • Conduct need based research studies in various settings and utilize the research feedings to improve the quality of care.
  • Demonstrate awareness, interest and contribute towards advancement of self and of the profession.

Scheme of Studies & Examinations

Course Duration 4 years
Weeks available per year 52 weeks
Vacation 8 weeks
Gazetted holidays 3 weeks
Examination (Including preparation) 4 weeks
Available weeks 37 weeks
Hours per week 40 hours per week
Practical 30 hours per week
Theory 10 hours per week
Internship practical 48 hours per week
Hours available per academic year 1480 (37 wks x 40 hours)

Course of Instruction

B.Sc. (Nursing) First Year

Subject Theory
(In Hrs.)
(Class & Labs)
Practical
(In hrs.)
(Clinical)
In Hours
*English

60

Anatomy

60

Physiology

60

Nutrition

60

Biochemistry

30

Nursing Foundation

265+250

450

Psychology

60

Introduction to computers

45

** Hindi /Regional Language

30

Library work / Self Study

50

Co-curricular activities

50

Total Hours

930

450

100

Total hours = 1480 hrs.

B.Sc. (Nursing) Second Year ** Optional

Subject Theory
(In Hrs.)
(Class & Labs)
Practical
(In hrs.)
(Clinical)
In Hours
Sociology

60

Pharmacology

45

Pathology

30

Genetics

15

Medical Surgical Nursing
(Adult including geriatrics)

210

720

Community Health Nursing – I

90

135

Communication & educational technology

60+30

Library work/ Self study

50

Co-curricular activities

35

Total Hours

510

855

85

Total hours = 1480 hrs.

B.Sc. (Nursing) Third Year

Subject Theory
(In Hrs.)
(Class & Labs)
Practical
(In hrs.)
(Clinical)
In Hours
Medical Surgical Nursing
(Adult including geriatrics)

120

270

Child Health Nursing

90

270

Mental Health Nursing

90

270

Nursing Research and Statistics

45

Library work / Self study

50

Co-curricular activities

50

Total Hours

345

810

100

Total hours = 1400 hrs.

B.Sc. (Nursing) Fourth Year

Subject Theory
(In Hrs.)
(Class & Labs)
Practical
(In hrs.)
(Clinical)
Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing

90

180

Community Health Nursing – II

90

135

Management of Nursing Services and education

90

Total Hours

270

315

Total hours = 540 hrs.
Project work to be carried out internship
Practical = 30 hours per week

Intern-ship (Integrated Practice)

Subject Practical
(In hrs.)
(Clinical)
In Weeks
Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing

240

5

Medical Surgical Nursing
(Adult & geriatrics)

430

9

Child Health Nursing

145

3

Mental Health Nursing

95

2

Total Hours

1105

23

Total hours = 1690 hrs.

Note

  • Internship means 8 hours of integrated clinical duties in which 2 weeks of evening and night shift duties are included.
  • Internship should be carried out as 8 hours per day @ 48 hours per week.
  • Students during internship will be supervised by nursing teachers.
  • Fourth year final examination to be held only after completing internship.

Scheme Of Examination

B.Sc. (Nursing) First Year

Subject Assessment
Theory Hours Internal External Total
Anatomy & Physiology

3

25

75

100

Nutrition & Biochemistry

3

25

75

100

Nursing Foundation

3

25

75

100

Psychology

3

25

75

100

English

3

25

75

100

Introduction to computers

25

75

100

Practical & Viva Voce
Nursing foundation

100

100

200

B.Sc. (Nursing) Second Year

Subject Assessment
Theory Hours Internal External Total
Sociology

3

25

75

100

Medical Surgical Nursing-I

3

25

75

100

Pharmacology, Pathology, Genetics

3

25

75

100

Community Health Nursing – I

3

25

75

100

Microbiology

3

25

75

100

Practical & Viva Voce
Medical –Surgical Nursing

100

100

200

B.Sc. (Nursing) Third Year

Subject Assessment
Theory Hours Internal External Total
Medical Surgical Nursing – II

3

25

75

100

Child Health Nursing

3

25

75

100

Mental Health Nursing

3

25

75

100

Communication & Educational Technology

3

25

75

100

Practical & Viva Voce
Medical Surgical Nursing – II

50

50

100

Child Health Nursing

50

50

100

Mental Health Nursing

50

50

100

B.Sc. (Nursing) Fourth Year

Subject Assessment
Theory Hours Internal External Total
Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing

3

25

75

100

Community Health Nursing – II

3

25

75

100

Nursing Research & Statistics

3

25

75

100

Management of Nursing Services

3

25

75

100

Practical & Viva Voce
Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing

3

50

50

100

Community Health Nursing

3

50

50

100

Note

  • Anatomy & Physiology -Question paper will consist of section A Anatomy of 37 marks & B Physiology should be of 38 marks.
  • Nutrition & Biochemistry – Question paper will consist of section A Nutrition of 45 marks & B Biochemistry should be of 30 marks.
  • Pharmacology, Pathology, Genetics : Section A Pharmacology with 38 marks, section B of Pathology of 25 and Genetics with 12 marks.
  • Nursing Research & Statistics – Nursing Research should be of 50 marks & Statistics of 25 marks.
  • Minimum pass marks shall be 40 % for English only.
  • Theory & Practical examinations for Introduction to computer to be conducted as College exam.& marks to be sent to the University for inclusion in the marks sheet.
  • Minimum pass marks shall be 50 % in each of the Theory & Practical papers separately.
  • A candidate must have minimum of 80 % attendance (irrespective of the kind of absence) in theory and practical in each subject for appearing for examination.
  • A candidate must have 100% attendance in each of the practical areas before award of degree.
  • A candidate has to pass in theory and practical exam separately in each of the paper.
  • If a candidate fails in either theory or practical paper he/she has to re-appear for both the papers (Theory & Practical)
  • Maximum number of attempts permitted for each paper is 3 including first attempt.
  • A candidate failing in more then two subjects will not be promoted to the next year.
  • Candidate shall not be admitted to the subsequent higher examination unless the candidate has passed the previous examination.
  • The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed 8 years.
  • Maximum number of candidates for practical examination should not exceed 20 per day.
  • All practical examinations must be held in the respective clinical areas.
  • One internal and one external examiner should jointly conduct practical examination for each student.
  • An examiner should be a lecturer or above in a college of nursing with M.Sc. (Nursing) in concerned subject and minimum of 3 years of teaching experience. To be an examiner for nursing foundations course faculty having M.Sc. (N) with any specialty shall be considered.