Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post Basic)

Programme Overview

Duration: 2 Years

B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) is a Two Year degree programme offered is a bridge course offered to the Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM) having GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) Diploma holders to equate them with the graduate nurses. The graduates will be equipped to provide primary, secondary and tertiary care of people as professional nurses at state, national and international levels in association with multispecialty hospitals of Delhi NCR. The students attain requisite surgical and non-surgical nursing skills to impart practices in diverse healthcare and clinic settings. The course curriculum as prescribed by Indian Nursing Council is followed to prepare its aspirants to become exemplary citizens by adhering to a code of ethics and professional conduct associated with nursing practices. They are up-skilled to realize personal, social and professional commitment so as to respond to global aspirations.

The rules/regulation prescribed by Indian Nursing Council and Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Haryana is followed for course commencement and assessments. A candidate is required to attain at least 75% attendance in individual courses considering theory, practical and clinical training separately to be eligible to appear for the respective examinations.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To upgrade the diploma nurses to assume responsibility as professional, competent nurses and midwives at basic level in providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services.
  • Establish capability in evidence based nursing practice based with the knowledge on social and fundamental sciences.
  • Exhibit effective communication, leadership characteristics, dynamic capacities and administrative aptitudes in giving consideration in different healthcare settings.
  • Practice to encourage, precautionary, therapeutic and remedial health care services adhering to ethical values.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • Produce knowledgeable competent nurses with clear critical thinking skills who are caring, motivated, assertive and well-disciplined responding to the changing needs of profession, healthcare delivery system and society.
  • Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives in providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare services in hospital or public health settings.
  • Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations within the scope of practice, protect the rights of individuals and groups and conduct research in the areas of nursing practice and apply evidence-based practice.
  • Prepare nurses to assume role of practitioner, teacher, supervisor and manager in clinical or public health settings.

Programme Outcomes

The B.Sc. Graduate nurse will be able to:

  • Provide holistic care recognizing individual patient’s preferences, values and needs, that is compassionate, coordinated, age and culturally appropriate safe and effective care.
  • Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care as per INC standards that are consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory and humanistic principles.
  • Influence the behavior of individuals and groups within their environment and facilitate establishment of shared goals.
  • Demonstrate awareness and responsiveness to the context of healthcare system and ability to manage resources essential to provide optimal quality of care.
  • Use technology and synthesize information and collaborate to make critical decisions that optimize patient outcomes.
  • Interact effectively with patients, families and colleagues fostering mutual respect and shared decision making to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes.
  • Function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, shared decision making, team learning and development.
  • Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
  • Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and utilize improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare system.
  • Identify, evaluate and use the best current evidence coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of patient’s preferences, experience and values to make practical decisions.
  • Recognize the need to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change in the field of pharmacy through continuing education and research

Programme Highlights

Well defined academic programme curriculum, highly qualified and experienced faculty members, inter-disciplinary project based learning, state of the art laboratories, clinical exposure in the well-known hospitals of Delhi NCR including Artemis, Medanta etc.

Core Modules

Maternal Nursing; Child Health Nursing; Medical and Surgical Nursing; Community Health Nursing; Mental Health Nursing.

Career Avenues

Career Pathway: The B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) Course will train competent nurses and midwives to become lead nurses capable of making independent decisions to provide the best healthcare services to patients with varied ailments. Nurses with this degree will become equivalent to registered nurses and will also be able to assume the role of a tutor, supervisor, manager in a clinical or public health setting both at national and international level. They will work under the aegis of qualified medical professionals and impart due assistance as specialists, educators and administrators as:

Chief Nursing Officer: A Chief Nursing Officer has the responsibility for overseeing and coordinating the organization's nursing department and monitor its daily operations.

Nurse Manager: A nurse manager evaluates the performance of all staff nurses and provides their feedback. He/She has to mentor and develop education programs, contribute to staff’s professional development, interview and hire nurses and other medical staff.

Critical Care Nurse: Also known as ICU nurses, they use their skills to take care of the patients who are critically ill and at high risk from life-threatening health problems.

Community Health Specialist: A Community Health Specialist has the responsibility of developing and implementing the health programs in the community they live in. They work on a one-on one basis with the community for providing healthcare related information to their clients.

Paramedic Nurse: Their primary job is to respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, bandaging wounds, assessing patient conditions and determining the best course of treatment.

Rehabilitation Specialist: Rehabilitation Specialists has to work towards improving the quality of life for patients with mental disabilities. These specialists work closely with psychiatrists, mental health counsellors, clinical social workers and rehabilitation counsellors.

Academics:  B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) program allows candidates to further pursue higher studies to explore academic and research positions.. Aspirants can opt for further education in the diverse discipline associated with nursing options like M.Sc. Nursing, Master of Public Health, MBA in hospital Administration etc.

Entry Requirements

For admission to first year of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post Basic)

  • Candidate shall have passed the Higher Secondary or Senior Secondary or Intermediate or 10+2 or an equivalent examination recognized by the university for this purpose. Those who have done 10+1 in or before 1986, will be eligible for admission.
  • Candidate have obtained a certificate in General Nursing and Midwifery and registered as R.N.R.M. with the State Nurses Registration Council. A male nurse, trained before the implementation of the new integrated course besides being registered as a nurse with State Nurses Registration Council, shall produce evidence of training approved by Indian Nursing Council for a similar duration in lieu of midwifery in any one of the following areas:
    • O.T. Techniques
    • Ophthalmic Nursing
    • Leprosy Nursing
    • TB Nursing
    • Psychiatric Nursing
    • Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
    • Community Health Nursing
    • Cancer Nursing
    • Orthopedic Nursing
  • In addition candidates will have to successfully complete Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA) and appear for a personal interview.
  • Candidates shall be medically fit.
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