Post Basic Bachelor of Science [P.B.B.Sc] (Nursing)

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (P.B.B.Sc.) is a 2- year undergraduate program pursued for candidates interested in the field of Nursing. Nurses are healthcare professionals who are trained in taking care of patients, treating them, and assisting doctors in treatment and surgery. A qualified RN (Registered Nurse) is capable of administering preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative services to patients and communities at large.

Successful graduates of the course are hired in nursing educational institutions, fields of clinical nursing and public health nursing in community settings. Lessons in Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (P.B.B.Sc.) course are imparted through classroom and clinic-based teaching and educational visits.

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (P.B.B.Sc.): Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelGraduate
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 from a recognized university, and completion of the GNM course.
Admission ProcessDirect admission. Entrance tests in some cases.
Course FeeINR 20 K – 2 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 – 5 Lacs
Top Recruiting Fields/AreasHospitals (Government and Private), Clinics, Nursing Homes, Rehabilitation Clinics/Centers, Community Health Centers, NGOs, etc.

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (P.B.B.Sc.): What is it About?

Nursing, beyond a profession, is an opportunity to serve and treat patients and is thus directly related to social change and impact. The INC (Indian Nursing Council) is the authorized body that governs all aspects of nursing education in India. The course follows the syllabus prescribed by the INC.

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (P.B.B.Sc.) program is a holistic mix of classroom lectures and hands-on practical sessions. The broad objectives of this program are to:

  • provide an opportunity to aspiring nurses to upgrade knowledge and skills needed in responding to the changing health needs of the society.
  • motivate nurses to maintain and keep up with clinical competence for providing quality services.
  • develop teaching, administrative, and research skills.
  • promote personal and professional growth for better opportunities in the field of Nursing.

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (P.B.B.Sc.): Who should opt?

Aspiring eligible candidates for the course would possess the following traits:

  • Compassion: a sympathetic, caring attitude towards patients.
  • Flexibility: Ability to work odd hours.
  • Stamina and will to work for long hours, often without breaks.
  • Patience: adeptness at dealing with patients belonging to different age groups (children, adults and the elderly).
  • Good communication skills: for good interdepartmental coordination and patient-related communication.
  • Discipline: professionalism and dedication to work.
  • Competency: sound nursing knowledge and skills.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Awareness of the constant developments in the realm of nursing.

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (P.B.B.Sc.): Eligibility 

Candidates wishing to apply for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (P.B.B.Sc.) course need to have qualified the GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) course after attaining the 10+2 or equivalent qualification, preferably with Science subjects.

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (P.B.B.Sc.): Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

Semester ISemester II
Nursing FoundationMaternal Nursing
Nutrition & DieteticsMicrobiology
Biochemistry & BiophysicsChild Health Nursing
PsychologyEnglish (Qualifying)
Semester IIISemester IV
Medical & Surgical NursingIntroduction to Nursing Education
SociologyIntroduction to Nursing Administration
Community Health NursingIntroduction to Nursing Research
Mental Health NursingStatistics

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (P.B.B.Sc.): Career Prospects

Nurses are healthcare professionals who play an important role in the field of healthcare. They work under the aegis of qualified doctors and perform medical assistance as specialists, educators, administrators, and others such.

Qualified nurses find decent jobs in both government and private sectors, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, the Armed Forces, in various healthcare initiatives and schemes run by Government, targeting specific communities and rural areas.
Services of qualified Indian nurses are much demanded in developed countries, such as the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and other European nations.