Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or B.Sc Nursing is a 4 year professional course. In India the course is registered under and is controlled by Indian Nursing Council. This course focuses on the promotion, upholding and reinstatement of health and to the avoidance of disease. There are mainly two Bachelor programs in Nursing available in India, Basic B.Sc (4 years) and Post Basic B.Sc (2-3 year). In India one can do B.Sc Nursing as a distance course also.
The basic qualification required to apply for the course is plus two in science stream. The student with the subjects PCB and English with 45% mark in the certifying exam is eligible to submit an application for the program. The admission process is mainly depends on the entrance exam carried out by the respective authority. The candidates are allotted to different colleges according to their score in the entrance test.
The admission process is mostly rooted on the entrance exam by varies institutions/authorities in the field. There are two types of entrance exam, one which is held on a yearly basis for various programs in medical profession and another that is exclusively conducted for Nursing. The students get the admission form from the respective body and can select the interested field. According to the score in the entrance exam the colleges are allotted and the students are called for the admission process.
Candidates have two options for filling the application, online mode and that of online. For filling online go to the administrator website of the concerning entrance exam and fill the requirements. After that the students are required to take the print out of the completed form. This print out along with the obligatory documents and DD of specified amount are needed to be sent to the relevant exam body. For offline application the student can get the form along with the brochure from the exam body or from the designated centers and can finish the formality. One should give great attention while filling the form. You can use a pencil or pen as per the instruction. It is better to take a photocopy of the form first and then fill the necessary columns correctly and then complete the original form. This will help to avoid mistakes.
The entrance exam is of objective type with minimum of 4-5 options, mainly of 400 marks. The duration is set to be 2hrs. The students will give the OMR sheet for marking their answers. There are negative marks for each wrong answer, so the students are asked to fill only the sure answers. The questions are asked from the subjects PCB and the questions are mainly set in English.
According to the Nursing Council of India, the B.Sc Nursing course is a 4 year/8 semester program. The first year consist of 7 subject papers with English paper. Second year constitute 3 papers along with a language paper. In the third year and final year have 5 papers each. Along with theory they have Nursing practices which also comes under evaluation. The number of subject papers and order can vary according to the universities and at the end of the course the student need to undergone an internship program.
Specializations are accessible in the Masters program of nursing. Different university offers different specialization for the post graduates like Community Health, Medical-Surgical, and Pediatrics etc.
The evaluation is done year wise or semester wise depending on the university. Examination is carried out by the University, under which the institute is registered. The examination is mainly alienated into three parts, the Main, Subsidiary and practical. The main includes the examination of all theory paper and that of practical include evaluation in the practical paper. The subsidiary exam is for the English and the other language option.
At the end of the course every institute allows the students to undergo an internship program in a hospital (mainly parent hospital). This is also a part of the curriculum. The certificates are issued only after the internship. The internship period can vary from 32-40 weeks. This will provide a real experience in different areas of their job and will help to develop professional skills in giving care to the needy. The internship pattern can be,
There are mainly two options, either to go for further Higher studies or to select a job. For all those who wish to go for job can work as Department Supervisor or Assistant Nursing Superintendent, Teacher, Industrial Nurse, Military Nurse, and Nursing Advisor to the Government of India etc.
The B.Sc holder in nursing can have further higher education options like M.Sc. Some courses after B.Sc Nursing are,
People become more health conscious and the number of hospital services are increased by a very large number. So the opportunities for the nursing professionals are increased simultaneously. The major employment area and the job type are,
Remuneration for a B.Sc nurse depend upon several factors, the specialization, hospital of working, seniority, job type and even the institution they got the degree. In the Government service, for an entry level candidate will get Rs 6,000 to 15000 per month. They will also get other benefits like HRA, Uniform allowance, free medical services and Government allotted quarters etc. A senior nursing staff will get more than Rs. 25000 per month in various hospitals owned by government. Private hospitals and other private institution provide a salary which ranges drastically according to the reputation of the institution. The salary can be as low as Rs.7.500 per month for a fresher to Rs.15, 000 per month. For senior experienced nurses in different hospitals can draw salary up to Rs.35, 000 per month. The remuneration package offered for B.Sc Nursing candidates in most of the developed foreign countries are very attractive, the salary can go up to Rs.1-3 lakhs a month.