What is B.Sc. Nursing?

Graduation in Nursing or B. Sc. (Bachelor of Science) in Nursing is a four-year professional course. To pursue B. Sc. nursing the candidates should have minimum eligibility criteria having completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as mandatory subjects. One can get admission into the B. Sc. nursing course by appearing in several entrance exams held between April-June. Indian B.Sc. nursing degree is widely accepted throughout the globe since the course teaches nursing science along with the essence of humanities.

The average course fee for B.Sc. Nursing is Rs 8,500 to Rs 1.3 lakhs per annum. Which may vary based on the universities/colleges’ standards.

B.Sc. Nursing Eligibility Criteria

One can choose from the two-course options one B. Sc. (Basic) and other is B. Sc. (Post-Basic), the eligibility criteria for the two is mentioned below:

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

For B.Sc. (Post-Basic) – Candidates should pass 10+2 in PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology). One has to obtain a certificate in GNM (General Nursing Midwifery) and register him/herself as RNRM (Registered Nurse Registered Midwife) from the State Nurses Registration Council.

Notably, one has to submit a proof of training by Indian Nursing Council or equivalent in the following domain:

  • OT (Operation Theatre) Techniques
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Ophthalmic Nursing
  • Leprosy Nursing
  • TB Nursing
  • Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
  • Cancer Nursing
  • Orthopedic Nursing

B.Sc. Nursing career options

B. Sc. Nursing freshers have plenty of options in hand right after completing their graduation. They can start their career in nursing by joining private/government hospital or as a tutor in some institute. Below are the job profiles which B. Sc. Nursing graduates can join as

  • Nurse
  • Home Care Nurses
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nurse – Nursery School
  • Junior Psychiatric Nurse
  • Ward Nurse & Infection Control Nurse
  • Nursing Assist. Supervisor
  • Nursing Tutor
  • Nursing Educator
  • Home Care Nurses
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nurse – Nursery School
  • Nurse & Patient Educator
  • Junior Psychiatric Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Ward Nurse & Infection Control Nurse

B.Sc. Nursing: Top Recruiters

A list of top recruiting companies in India with recruitments in this field is mentioned below

  • Apollo Hospitals Enterprises
  • Fortis Healthcare
  • Medanta Medicity
  • Columbia Asia Hospital
  • Wockhardt Hospitals
  • Global Hospitals
  • Max Hospital
  • Manipal Hospital

Besides joining a job, one can also continue his/her education after completing B. Sc. in Nursing. Higher education will open more avenues and doors for various exciting career opportunities. Various other career options are:

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