B.Sc Nursing

Stream Nursing
Duration 4 years
Course Type under-Graduation

B.Sc Nursing: What it is about?

B.Sc Nursing - Bachelor of Science Nursing is a  is a 4-year undergraduate course. It comes under the healthcare sector. The focus of Bachelor of Science B.Sc nursing course is to serve humanity through medical treatment along with the qualities of affection, care and patience. B.Sc Nursing comes under a evergreen job domain because the world needs more nurses to assist the doctors & to treat patients with care. Indian B.Sc Nursing degree is accepted globally because this course teaches nursing science along with the essence of humanities. Its an healthcare service centred around people, children, and societies in order to enable them to attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Though the duration of the B.Sc Nursing course is generally 4 years but it varies as per the institute or university. There are several different types of Nursing courses in India, as is enlisted below:

Types of Nursing Degree Duration
B.Sc Nursing (Basic) 4 years
B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic) 2 years
Diploma in General Nursery and Midwifery 3 years
Diploma in Auxillary Nursery and Midwifery 2 years
M.Sc in Nursing 2 years
M.Phil in Nursing 1 year
Ph.D. in Nursing 3 - 5 years

The course is widely provided by many colleges throughout the country like

  • All India Institute of Medical Science
  • Christian Medical College
  • Armed Forces Medical college etc are among the top B.Sc nursing colleges in India.

Eligibility & Exams

B.Sc Nursing (Basic) - A basic eligibility criterion is that a candidate should have completed 10+2 in PCB i.e physics, chemistry, biology. He/She should also be medically fit to secure admissions. B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic) - Candidates should have 10+2 education in PCB i.e physics, chemistry, biology. A candidate with a 10+1 education background can also apply for admission. To secure admissions, the candidate should have acquired a certificate in General Nursing and Midwifery and registered as R.N.R.M. with the State Nurses Registration Council. Along with this, the candidate should have evidence of being trained by the Indian Nursing Council in the following areas:

  1. O.T. Techniques
  2. Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
  4. Community Health Nursing
  5. Ophthalmic Nursing
  6. Leprosy Nursing
  7. TB Nursing
  8. Cancer Nursing
  9. Orthopedic Nursing

B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exams:

A large number of prestigious institutes and medical colleges in and around India conduct entrance exams to gauge the merit and skill of the candidates before granting admission to the students. Some of the most prestigious and lucrative entrance exams for Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Nursing courses in India are:

  • Armed Forces Medical College [AFMC] Nursing Entrance Exam
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences [AIIMS] Nursing Entrance Exam

B.Sc Nursing - Bachelor of Science Nursing Course Syllabus:

B.Sc Nursing - Year  I
Sl. No. Subjects of Study
1 Anatomy
2 Physiology
3 Nutrition
4 Biochemistry
5 Nursing Foundations (Theory and Practical)
6 Psychology
7 Microbiology
8 Introduction to computers
9 English
10 Hindi or Regional language
11 Library work or Self Study
12 Co-curricular activities


B.Sc Nursing - Year II
Sl. No. Subjects of Study
1 Sociology
2 Pharmacology
3 Pathology and Genetics
4 Medical-Surgical Nursing (Adult including geriatrics) I (Theory and Practical)
5 Community Health Nursing I (Theory and Practical)
6 Communication and Educational Technology
7 Library work and Self-study
8 Co-curricular Activities


B.Sc Nursing - Year III
Sl. No. Subjects of Study
1 Medical-Surgical Nursing (Adult including geriatrics) II (Theory and Practical)
2 Child Health Nursing (Theory and Practical)
3 Mental Health Nursing (Theory and Practical)
4 Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing (Theory and Practical)
5 Library work or Self Study
6 Co-curricular Activities


B.Sc Nursing - Year IV
Sl. No. Subjects of Study
1 Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing (Practical)
2 Community Health Nursing-II (Theory and Practical)
3 Nursing Research and Statistics
4 Management of Nursing Services and Education
5 Library work or self-study
6 Co-curricular activities
  Internship (Integrated Practice)
1 Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing
2 Community Health Nursing II
3 Medical-Surgical Nursing (Adult and geriatrics)
4 Child Health Nursing
5 Mental health Nursing
6 Research Project

List of B.Sc Nursing Colleges:

The top colleges in India offering the Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Nursing course in their curriculum are as follows:

Sl. No. Name of the college
1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
2 Christian Medical College, Chennai
3 Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
4 Madras Medical College, Chennai
5 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
6 Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
7 Tamil Nadu M.G.R University, Chennai
8 Government Medical College, Nagpur
9 Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
10 Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla


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