Bachelor of Science in Nursing or B.Sc Nursing is a 4-year undergraduate course, the minimum eligibility criterion for which is the successful completion of 10+2 level of education in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. B.Sc Nursing admission is based on entrance exams held between April-June, conducted by respective B.Sc. Nursing colleges.
Many colleges in India offer this course as a branch of medicine. Some of the top colleges are mentioned below.
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
- Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
- Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
- Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak
The average course fee ranges between INR 8,000 to 30,000 per year.The objective of the course is to demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills in providing comprehensive nursing care based on 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 etc.
B.Sc Nursing also comprises a Post-Basic course which is furthur divided into 2 categories, viz Regular and Distance. B.Sc Nursing Post-Basic Regular course is of 2-year duration and requires 10+2 education along with General Nursing and Midwifery (G.N.M) whereas distance course is of 3-year duration and requires 10+2 level of education along with G.N.M and 2 years of experience.