BSc Nursing - Overview

The duration of the BSc Nursing program under Manipal College of Nursing is of four years, and the nursing course includes classroom learning and practical sessions. Facilities are provided to students for clinical experiences under the guidance of faculty in various clinical and community settings. The university exams are held annually. More details about the nursing course:

Career Opportunities in BSc Nursing

Upon completion of the BSc nursing course, graduates could have the following career opportunities open to them:

  • Hospital Staff nurse
  • School health nurse
  • Industrial nurse
  • Public health nurse
  • Long care home nurse
  • Nursing Tutor in Schools/Colleges of Nursing

BSc Nursing Assessment

Theory

  • All the subjects of the different courses have 25% for internal assessment and 75% for an annual university examination. 
  • Nursing course students should have a minimum of 50% in internal assessment, and 80% theory attendance to be eligible for the examination.

Practical

  • All the courses have 50% for internal assessments and a final university exam for 50%.
  • Students with 80% clinical attendance and 50% total internal assessment marks are eligible for the final university exam. The student gets promoted to the next higher class only after passing the exams and completing 100% attendance in the practical B.Sc Nursing subjects.

BSc Nursing Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The overall objectives of the Learning Outcomes-based Curriculum Framework (LOCF) for Basic Nursing program are as follows.

PEO No

Education Objective

PEO 1

Apply knowledge of basic and behavioural sciences in providing evidence based comprehensive nursing care to individuals, families and communities.

PEO 2

Practice within the framework of code of ethics, legal boundaries and participate effectively as members of the health care delivery system.

PEO 3

Demonstrate leadership, communication, teaching and managerial skills in various health care settings.

PEO 4

Engage in continuous professional and personal development.

BSc Nursing Graduate attributes

The Graduate attributes of a BSc Nursing Degree programme include:

S No.

Attribute

Description

1

Knowledge and Critical thinking

Demonstrate critical thinking skills in making decisions in all situations understanding lifestyle and other factors in order to provide quality nursing care to individuals families and communities based on steps of the nursing process.

2

Person-centred care, individuals and families

Practice comprehensive nursing care for individuals and families in various health care settings.

3

Communication and teamwork

Communicate effectively with individuals and groups and members of the health team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationships and teamwork with clients, family, community and healthcare professionals.

4

Professional competence& lifelong learning

Demonstrate awareness and interest in the profession and contribute towards the advancement of self and profession.

5

Leadership and teaching

Demonstrate leadership, managerial and teaching skills in hospital and community health settings.

6

Ethical practice

Understand the ethical principles and practice within the framework of the code of ethics, professional conduct and standards of nursing practice.

7

Social responsibility with a focus on sustainability

Provide promotive, preventive and restorative health services by utilizing the latest trends and technology in line with national health policies and programs in providing health care.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

After successful completion of BSc Nursing Program, graduates will be able to:

PO  No.

Attribute

Competency

PO 1

Knowledge and Critical thinking

Apply knowledge and critical thinking skills in evidence-based nursing practice.

PO 2

Person-centred care, individuals and families

Practice comprehensive nursing care for individuals, families and communities in various healthcare settings

PO 3

Communication and teamwork

Communicate effectively and work in teams with clients, families, community and healthcare professionals.

PO 4

Leadership and teaching

Demonstrate leadership and teaching skills in nursing education and practice.

PO 5

Professional competence & lifelong learning

Engage in continuous professional and personal development

PO 6

Ethical Principles

Apply ethical principles in nursing practice

PO 7

Social responsibility with a focus on sustainability

Contribute to the healthcare needs of society through sustainable development programmes.

 

 

BSc Nursing Course Duration

(8 semesters – 4 years)

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO)

The overall objectives of the Learning Outcomes-based Curriculum Framework (LOCF) for the Basic BSc Nursing program are as follows.

PEO No

Education Objective

 

PEO 1

Synthesize knowledge derived from basic and behavioural sciences to provide evidence-based, competent, and safe nursing care to individuals, families, and communities.

 

PEO 2

Integrate professional caring into the independent and collaborative practice of nursing and midwifery within the code of ethics and legal boundaries to enhance quality and safety in health care.

PEO 3

Demonstrate leadership, communication, teaching, autonomy and managerial skills in various health care settings.

PEO 4

Engage in continuous professional and personal development to improve health care for the global society.

GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

After successful completion of BSc Nursing Program, graduates will be able to:

S No.

Attribute

Description

1

Knowledge and Critical thinking
Demonstrate critical thinking skills in making decisions in all situations understanding lifestyle and other factors in order to provide quality nursing care to individuals, families and communities based on steps of nursing process.

2

Person-centred care, individuals and families

Practice comprehensive nursing care for individuals, families, populations and society in various health care settings.

 

3

 

Communication and teamwork

Communicate effectively with individuals and groups and members of the health team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationships and teamwork with individuals, family, community and healthcare professionals.

4

Professional competence & lifelong learning Demonstrate awareness and interest in the profession and contribute towards the advancement of self and profession.

5

Leadership and teaching

Demonstrate leadership, managerial and teaching skills in hospital and community health settings.

 

6

 

Professionalism

Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care as per the Council standards that are consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory and humanistic principles.

 

7

 

Social responsibility with a focus on sustainability

Provide promotive, preventive and restorative health services by utilizing the latest trends and technology inline with national health policies and programs in providing health care.

 

8

 

System-based practice

Demonstrate awareness and responsiveness to the context of the healthcare system and the ability to manage resources essential to provide optimal quality of care.

 

9

Health informatics & Technology
Use technology and synthesize information and collaborate to make critical decisions that optimize patient outcomes.

10

Safety

Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.

 

11

 

Quality Improvement

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 the healthcare system.

 

12

 

Evidence-Based Practice

Identify, evaluate and use the best current evidence coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of patient’s preferences experiences and values to make practical decisions

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

After successful completion of BSc Nursing Program, graduates will be able to:

PO No.

Attribute

Competency

PO1

Knowledge and Critical thinking

Apply critical thinking based on scientific knowledge in evidence-based nursing practice.

 

PO2

Person-centred care, individuals and families

Provide holistic care recognizing individual, family, and community preferences, values and needs that are culturally appropriate, safe, and effective.

 

PO3

Communication and teamwork
Interact effectively with patients, families and colleagues fostering mutual respect and shared decision making, team building, and development.

PO4

Professional competence & lifelong learning Engage in continuous professional and personal development.

 

PO5

 

Leadership and teaching

Influence the behaviour of individuals and groups within their environment and facilitate the establishment of shared goals through teaching and leadership.

PO6

Professionalism

Perform professional activities based on professional values and ethics.

PO7

Social responsibility with a focus on sustainability Contribute to the healthcare needs of the society through goals for sustainable development programmes.

PO8

System-Based Practice

Adapt to the system-based practice.

PO9

Health informatics & Technology

Utilize health informatics and technology to enhance patient outcomes.

PO10

Quality improvement

Contribute to quality improvement in professional practice

Key Dates & Deadlines

10

10

May ' 22

Last date to Apply

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Tentative Course Commencement Date

Facilties

Healthcare
Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training

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

Labs
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
Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes