Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Nursing)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing or B.Sc Nursing is a 4-year undergraduate course. B.Sc Nursing admission is based on entrance exams held between April-June.

The minimum eligibility criterion for pursuing this course is the successful completion of 10+2 level of education in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

The objective of B.Sc. Nursing is to demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills in providing comprehensive nursing care based on the problem-solving approach in the hospital and community. B.Sc Nursing career options include employment in areas like:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Clinics and health departments
  • Railways and defence

B.Sc. Nursing: Course Highlights

Course LevelGraduation
Duration4 years
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 in Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Top Recruiting OrganizationsApollo Hospitals Enterprises, Fortis Healthcare, Medanta Medicity, Columbia Asia Hospital, Wockhardt Hospitals, Global Hospitals, Max Hospital, Manipal Hospital
Top Recruiting AreasDefence Services, Colleges, Nursing Schools, Hospitals, Health Departments, etc. 
Top Job ProfilesCase Manager, Certified Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Manager/Administrator, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner, Staff Nurse

B.Sc. Nursing: What is it about?

B.Sc. Nursing course is meant to develop in students some critical thinking skills, competence and standards required for the practice of professional nursing and midwifery. The course involves nursing of the wounded or ill. A lot of sectors require these graduates hence increasing its demand which is expected to increase in the future as well. In India, the course is registered and controlled by the Indian Nursing Council.

A person who is genuinely interested to serve society by treating and caring patients should opt for this course. 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.

B.Sc. Nursing: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to pursue a B.Sc Nursing course are required to fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria. 

B.Sc.(Basic) – Candidates should pass 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and should be medically fit.

B.Sc.(Post-Basic) –Candidates should pass 10+2 in PCB. Those who have passed 10+1 are also eligible for admission. The student must have obtained a certificate in General Nursing and Midwifery and registered as R.N.R.M (Registered Nurse Registered Midwife) with the State Nurses Registration Council. Also, a proof of training by Indian Nursing Council or equivalent is required in the following domain:

  • O.T. Techniques
  • Ophthalmic Nursing
  • Leprosy Nursing
  • TB Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Cancer Nursing
  • Orthopedic Nursing

B.Sc. Nursing: Subject List

Year IYear II
NutritionPathology and Genetics
BiochemistryMedical-Surgical Nursing
Nursing FoundationCommunity Health Nursing
PsychologyCommunication and Educational Technology
Introduction to Computer
Year IIIYear IV
Medical-Surgical NursingMidwifery and Obstetrical Nursing
Child Health NursingCommunity Health Nursing
Mental Health NursingNursing Research and Statistics
Midwifery and Obstetrical NursingManagement of Nursing Services and Education

B.Sc. Nursing: Career Prospects and Scope

B.Sc. Nursing program prepares its aspirants to become exemplary citizens by adhering to a code of ethics and professional conduct. They are taught to fulfill personal, social and professional obligations so as to respond to national aspirations. These graduate nurses are prepared to work as:

  • Care Provider
  • Educator
  • Coordinator
  • Advocator
  • Researcher
  • Counsellor
  • Administrator

The major industries recruiting them are:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Defence Services
  • Railways and Aeronautical Zones
  • Industrial Houses
  • Factories

B.Sc. Nursing: Higher Studies

B.Sc Nursing program allows candidates to further pursue higher studies or opt for a job once it is completed. Aspirants can opt for further education options like the following disciplines:

  • M.Sc Biotechnology
  • M.Sc Medical Microbiology and Medical Biochemistry
  • M.Sc Nursing
  • M.Sc Renal Sciences and Dialysis Technology
  • M.Sc Neuroscience
  • M.Sc. Medical Sociology
  • MBA in Pharmaceutical Management
  • Post Graduate Program in Public Health Management (PGPPHM)

A person can also work in the following profiles after graduating from this course:

  • Case Manager
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Director/CEO
  • Manager/Administrator
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Staff Nurse