The Department of Medical Surgical Nursing provides courses related to adult nursing as well as advanced nursing practice within the framework of the curriculum of Manipal College of Nursing and the Indian Nursing council (INC).


The department provides student centred teaching and learning in conducive atmosphere for hands on experience that helps the students to gain confidence in their nursing knowledge, skills and attitudinal practice. The faculty of the department focuses on the students’ knowledge, skills and altitudinal acquisition to meet the demands of changing patient demographics, disease severity and complexities in health care technologies.  


The family members and their concerns are equally looked at when it comes to caring for patients in the critical care unit. Scope of practice in medical surgical nursing is evidence based in terms of procedural aspects and also the patient care. The subject is well thought and put across in second and third year B.Sc. nursing to cover the entire health system concerns logically. Critical procedures in patient care are trained through simulated patients so as to gain expertise and confidence in the students and thereby practice in the clinical areas. The course offers opportunity for students to learn adult health problems including geriatrics so as to equip with the understanding of providing comprehensive care. 


The Department of Medical Surgical Nursing offers programs in the following specialisations:


Undergraduate programs:

BSc in Medical Surgical Nursing

Pathology / Genetics/ Pharmacology


Postgraduate program:

MSc Medical Surgical Nursing

Advanced nursing practice



MAHE has best-in-class facilities for students of all constituent institutes


Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training

Innovation Centre

State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research


Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience

Sports & Fitness

Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium


Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing

Student hostels are their homes away from homes