B.Sc Nursing

Duration – 3½ years + 6 months internship
Eligibility – 10 + 2 Science with Bio
Affiliation- Affiliated to Ch Charan Singh University Meerut & INC, New Delhi

Introduction

Nursing is one profession in which the element of service to humanity is very strong. It is a service dedicated to the relief of human pain and suffering and prevention of diseases. The profession has attained the stature of both an art and a science.

Training

Nursing training is offered as a B. Sc. (Honors) course of four years’ duration or as certificate courses in general nursing (GN) / general nursing midwives (GNM) / male nurse (MN) of two to three years’ duration (these may be followed up by a B.Sc. post-basic / post-certificate nursing course of two-year duration.

The foregoing courses are open to students who have successfully completed their plus two or equivalent studies with physics, chemistry and biology with at least 45 % marks in the aggregate. Most nursing training courses admit students on the basis of their performance in entrance examinations which basically test their knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology with english up to class XII or equivalent level.

Future Prospects

Employment opportunities are many more in nursing service. There are a number of hospitals run by various bodies like Central Govt., State Govts., public sector undertakings of Central as well as State Govts., Local-self Govts. like Corporations and Municipalities, Private organizations and Independent medical practitioners. All these organizations invariably require the services of nurses.

All nurses who have been qualified have to register themselves with the Nurses Registration Council set up in each State after paying a prescribed fee. The main function of such councils is to accord recognition and inspections of examinations, besides registering qualified nurses. Nursing service is primarily wage paid oriented. However, there is scope for self-employment also. There are opportunities to work on a part-time or daily basis in homes, private clinics, maternity centers and nursing homes as private nurses.