B.Sc Nursing

B.Sc Nursing

B.Sc Nursing course is broadly based on education within an academic framework specially directed to the development of critical thinking skills, competence and standards required for the practice of professional nursing and midwifery as envisaged in National Health Policy, 2002. Since, it involves nursing of the wounded or ill, a lot of sectors require these graduates hence increasing its demand which is only expected to increase in the future as well.
Note: Revised Ordinance Governing Regulations and Curriculum of Basic B.Sc. Nursing Degree Course – 2006 (as per Indian Nursing Council Guidelines of 2004, vide letter from the Secretary, INC, No. 12-1/2004-INC dated 07.05.2005)

PREAMBLE

A person who is genuinely interested to serve the society by treating and caring patients should not think twice before taking this course. As a nurse, a person make a huge difference in people’s lives. A caring and compassionate nurse is considered as a guardian angel by patients. This can be a very satisfying and gratifying career for the compassionate. A person can go further for a masters in nursing which is a great advantage as it increases the expertise in the field generating more demand and better opportunities. If a person wishes to go into teaching, then Ph.D. is advisable for them.

OBJECTIVE

On completion of Basic B.Sc Nursing Degree, the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge from physical, biological sciences, medicine including alternative systems and nursing in providing Nursing care to individuals, families and communities.
  • Demonstrate understanding of life style and other factors, which affect health of individuals and groups.
  • Provide Nursing care based on steps of Nursing process in collaboration with the individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skill in making decision in all situations in order to provide quality care.
  • Utilize the latest trends and technology in providing health care.
  • Provide promotive, preventive and restoration health services in line with the national health polices and program.
  • Practice with the framework of code of ethics and professional conduct and acceptable standards of practice with in the legal boundaries.
  • Communicate effectively with individual, group and members of the health team in order to promote effective inter personal relationship and team work.
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching to individuals and groups in clinical / community health settings.
  • Participate effectively as member of the health team in health care delivery system
  • Demonstrate leadership and managerial skill in clinical / community health setting.
  • Conduct need based research studies in various settings and utilize the research finding to improve the quality of care.
  • Demonstrate awareness interests and contributes forwards advancement of self and of the profession.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

Qualifying Examination: A candidate seeking admission to first Basic B.Sc. Nursing course:

  • Shall have passed two years Pre University examination conducted by Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka State, with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually and must have obtained a minimum of not less than 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English (PCBE) taken together in the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English taken together in qualifying examination be not less than 40% instead of 50% as above.
  • Shall have passed any other examination conducted by Boards /Councils/ Intermediate Education established by State Governments/ Central Government and recognised as equivalent to two year Pre University examination by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences/Association of Indian Universities (AIU), with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and the candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually and must have obtained a minimum of not less than 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English taken together in the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English taken together in qualifying examination be not less than 40% instead of 50% as above.
  • In case of candidates from the stream of Vocational Higher Secondary Course conducted by the Board of Vocational Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, the candidate shall have taken a minimum of 5 (five) subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English in addition to the vocational subject (vide RGUHS Notification No. RGUHS/SEF/EC.B.Sc.Nsg/191/2005-06 dated 18.05.2006.) and shall have passed the said examination in all the subjects individually and shall have obtained a minimum of not less than 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English taken together in the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English taken together in the qualifying examination be not less than 40% instead of 50% as above.

Age:The candidate should have completed 17 years on or before 31st day of December of the year of admission. Candidate shall be medically fit.

SELECTION

Selection of the candidates should be based on the merit in the entrance examination held by University or competent authority.

Duration of the Course

Duration of the course will be four completed years including clinical training of 24 weeks.

Medium of Instruction

English shall be the medium of for the course as well as for the examination.

Course of Study

Candidates shall undergo course of instruction in the subjects given below. The details of Subjects and Distribution of Hours of Teaching in Theory and Practical, from First to Fourth Year are given below. Also, Distribution of Hours for clinical training (Integrated Practice) are detailed below

SYLLABUS / CURRICULUM : B.Sc. Nursing

First year Basic B.Sc. Nursing

#SubjectsTheory HrsPractical/Clinical HrsHrs
1English60
2Anatomy60
3Physiology60
4Nutrition60
5Biochemistry30
6Nursing Foundations265 + 200450
7Psychology60
8Microbiology60
9Introduction to Computers45
10 Kannada 30
11 Library work / Self Study 50
12 Co-curricular activities 50
Total 930 450 100
Total Hours 1480 hrs

Second Year Basic B.Sc. Nursing

# Subjects Theory Hrs Practical/Clinical Hrs Hrs
1 Sociology 60
2 Pharmacology 45
3 Pathology 30
4 Genetics 15
5 Medical Surgical Nursing (Adult including geriatrics) 210 720
6 Community Health Nursing 90 135
7 Communication and Educational Technology 60 + 30
8 Library work / Self Study 50
9 Co-curricular activities 35
Total 540 855 85
Total Hours 1480 hrs

Third Year Basic B.Sc. Nursing

# Subjects Theory Hrs Practical/Clinical Hrs Hrs
1 Medical-Surgical Nursing (Adult including geriatrics)-II 120 270
2 Child Health Nursing 90 270
3 Mental Health Nursing 90 270
4 Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing 90 180
5 Library work / Self Study 50
6 Co-curricular activities 50
Total 390 990 100
Total Hours 1480 hrs

Fourth Year Basic B.Sc. Nursing

# Subjects Theory Hrs Practical/Clinical Hrs
1 Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing Nil 180
2 Community Health Nursing – II 90 135
3 Nursing Research & Statistics 45 * Project
4 Management of Nursing Services and Education 60 + 30
Total 225 315
Total Hours 540 hrs

Details of Distribution of Hours for clinical training (Integrated Practice)

# Subjects Practical Hrs In Weeks
1 Midwifery and Obstetrical nursing 240 5
2 Community Health Nursing-II 195 4
3 Medical Surgical Nursing (Adult and geriatric) 430 9
4 Child Health 145 3
5 Mental Health 95 2
6 Research Project 45 1
Total Hours 1150 24

Note:

  • Clinical training means 8 hours of integrated clinical duties in which 2 weeks of evening and night shift duties are included.
  • Clinical training should be carried out as 8 hours per day @ 48 hours per week
  • Students during Clinical training will be supervised by nursing teachers
  • Students will be eligible to appear in the Fourth year final examination only after completion of Clinical training.
  • Attendance: A minimum of not less than 80 % attendance in theory and practical / clinical separately in each subject in each academic year is essential for appearing in the examination. A candidate pursuing in the course shall study in the college for the entire period as a full time student. No candidate is permitted to work in a hospital / nursing home / laboratory / college while studying this course. No candidate should join any other course of study or appear for any other examination conducted by this university or any other university in India or abroad during the period of registration. Each academic year shall be taken as a unit for calculating the attendance.
    Internal Assessment: Regular periodic assessment shall be conducted throughout the course. Although the question of number of tests is left to the institution at least three tests in theory and practical each year be held. The test preceding the university examination may be similar to the pattern of university examination. Average of the marks of the three tests for theory and practical separately shall be sent to the university. A candidate shall secure not less than 50% of marks prescribed for internal assessment in theory and not less than 50% marks prescribed in practical, separately, in each subject/paper to be eligible to appear in the university examination.
    Schedule of Examination: The university shall conduct two examinations annually at an interval of not less than 4 to 6 months as notified by the university from time to time. A candidate who satisfies the requirement of attendance, progress and conduct as stipulated by the university shall be eligible to appear for the university examination. Certificate to that effect shall be produced from the Head of the institution along with the application for examination and the prescribed fee.

SYLLABUS : Scheme of Examination

First year

Distribution of Subjects and Marks for Internal Assessment and University Examination

Subject Internal Assessment University Examination Total
Theory
1. Anatomy & Physiology 40 100 140
2. Nutrition and Biochemistry 40 100 140
3. Nursing Foundation 40 100 140
4. Psychology 40 100 140
5. Microbiology 40 100 140
6. English 40 100 140
7. Introduction to Computer 40 100* 140
Practical and Viva Voce
1. Nursing Foundations 100 100 200

Note:

  • * Respective colleges will conduct examination for Introduction to Computer and English as college examination. Marks to be sent to the university.
  • All practical examinations must be held in the respective clinical areas.
  • One internal and one external examiner should jointly conduct practical /clinical examination for each student.

Second year

Distribution of Subjects and Marks for Internal Assessment and University Examination

Subject Internal Assessment University Examination Total
Theory
1. Sociology 40 100 140
2. Medical Surgical Nursing- I 40 100 140
3. Pharmacology, Pathology, Genetics 40 100 140
4. Community Health Nursing – I 40 100 140
5. Communication and Educational Technology 40 100 140
Practical and Viva Voce Internal Assessment University Examination Total
1. Medical – Surgical Nursing – I 100 100 200

Third year

Distribution of Subjects and Marks for Internal Assessment and University Examination

Subject Hours Internal Assessment University Exam Total
Theory
1. Medical Surgical Nursing- II 3 40 100 140
2. Child Health Nursing 3 40 100 140
3. Mental Health Nursing 3 40 100 140
Practical and Viva Voce
1. Medical – Surgical Nursing- II 50 50 100
2. Child Health Nursing 50 50 100
3. Mental Health Nursing 50 50 100

Fourth year

Distribution of Subjects and Marks for Internal Assessment and University Examination

Subject Internal Assessment University Exam Total
Theory
1. Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing 40 100 140
2. Community Health Nursing – II 40 100 140
3. Nursing Research & Statistics 40 100 140
4. Management of Nursing Services and Education 40 100 140
Practical and Viva Voce
1. Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing 50 50 100
2. Community Health Nursing 50 50 100

Criteria for Pass: A candidate has to fulfil the following criteria:

    For declaration of pass in any subject in the University examination, a candidate shall pass both in Theory and Practical/Clinical examinations components separately as stipulated below:

  • The Theory component consists of marks obtained in University Written paper(s) and internal Assessment (Theory). For a pass in theory, a candidate shall secure not less than 50% marks in aggregate i.e., marks obtained in written examination and internal assessment (theory) added together. For a pass in practical/clinical examination, a candidate shall secure not less than 50% marks in aggregate, i.e., marks obtained in university practical /clinical examination and internal assessment (practical) added together.
  • A candidate not securing 50% marks in aggregate in Theory or Practical/Clinical examination in a subject shall be declared to have failed in that subject and is required to appear for both Theory and Practical/Clinical again in the subsequent examination in that subject. However, for a pass in English paper, a candidate shall secure not less than 40% of maximum prescribed marks in theory and 40% of maximum prescribed marks in internal assessment.

Declaration of Class: (Only in the final year examination)

  • A candidate having appeared in all the subjects in the same examination and passed that examination in the first attempt and secures 75% of marks or more of grand total marks prescribed will be declared to have passed the examination with distinction.
  • A candidate having appeared in all the subjects in the same examination and passed that examination in the first attempt and secures 65% of marks or more but less than 75% of grand total marks prescribed will be declared to have passed the examination in First Class.
  • A candidate having appeared in all the subjects in the same examination and passed that examination in the first attempt and secures 50% of marks or more but less than 65% of grand total marks prescribed will be declared to have passed the examination in Second Class.
  • A candidate passing a university examination in more than one attempt shall be placed in Pass class irrespective of the percentage of marks secured by him/her in the examination.
  • [Please note fraction of marks should not be rounded off for clauses (a), (b) and (c)]

Carry Over

  • A candidate failing in more than 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 in all the papers in the previous examination.
  • If a candidate fails in theory or practical exam in a paper in that paper he/she has to re-appear for both in Theory and Practical.
  • Maximum number of attempts and maximum period for completion of the course
  • Maximum number of attempts permitted for each paper is three including first attempt.
  • The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed eight years.

Award of degree

  • Must have 100 % attendance in each of the practical areas before award of degree.

Number of Examiners

  • One internal and one external examiner should jointly conduct practical / clinical examination for each student.

Eligibility of Examiner

  • To be eligible to be an examiner, one should have passed M.Sc (N) in concerned subject, should have a minimum of three years teaching experience in a college of nursing and should be holding a full time post of Lecturer or above.
  • To be an examiner for Nursing Foundations course, a teacher should have passed M.Sc (N) in concerned subject, should have a minimum of three years teaching experience in a college of nursing and should be holding a full time post of Lecturer or above