M.Sc Nursing Course DeatilS

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National Health Policy (NHP) 2002 emphasizes the need to prepare nurses to function in super-speciality areas who are required in tertiary care institutions, entrusting some limited public health functions to nurses after providing adequate training, and increase the ratio of degree holding versus diploma holding nurses.

It is observed that there is an acute shortage of nursing faculty in under graduate and post graduate Nursing programme in India


With an increase in health consciousness the quality of health services has also improved. Well trained, specialized nurses are being recruited by health organizations all over the country. Students of nursing have job prospects in government or private hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, old age homes, orphanages, industries, military services, schools and various other places.


India has the largest number of nurses going abroad. Majority of nurses all over the world belong to the Indian state of Kerala. The standard of health services in the western countries is very high. In those countries students of nursing can find jobs in specialized fields like Medical, Surgical, Telemetry (CCU), ICU, ER and several others. The pay packet for nurses is also is higher in countries abroad.


1. The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered midwife or equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.

2. The minimum education requirements shall be the passing of B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing with minimum of 55% aggregate marks.

3. The candidate should have undergone in B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing in an institution which is recognized by Indian Nursing Council.

4. Minimum one year of work experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing.

5. Minimum one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.

6. Candidate shall be medically fit.

7. 5% relaxation of marks for SC/ST candidates may be given.


A Candidate pursuing M.Sc Nursing Course shall study in the concerned department of the institution for the entire period as a full time student. No candidate is permitted to work in any college/Hospital, etc, during the academic period.

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.

Candidate having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the course of study by attending not less than 80% of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at examination.


Sl No Branch Specialization No of Seats
1 Medical Surgical Nursing 5
2 Paediatric Nursing 5
3 Obstetrics and gynaecology 5
4 Community Health Nursing 5
5 Psychiatric nursing 5


Subjects Theory (hrs) Practical (hrs)
1st year
Nursing education 150 150
Advance Nursing Practice 150 200
Nursing Research and Statistics 150 100
*Clinical speciality –I 150 650
Self study / Library 50
Total 600 1150
Subjects Theory (hrs) Practical (hrs)
IInd year
Nursing Management 150 150
Nursing Research(Dissertation) 300
*Clinical speciality –II 150 950
Total 300 1400