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IGNOU - Bachelor of Science Nursing (B.Sc(N) (Post Basic))

About the course

The Programme is intended to provide an opportunity to a large segment of in-service nurses to upgrade their knowledge and skills to respond to the changing health needs of society, to motivate nurses to maintain clinical competence, to provide quality care, to develop teaching, administrative and research skills and to promote personal and professional growth for better promotional opportunities. It is a 3-year revised programme of 108 credits (40 credits of theory and 68 credits of Practical). 23 colleges of Nursing in the country are programme study centers. Programme Study Centres is also established in Seychelles and Maldives. The seats per programme study center are 40 only. It comprises 11 courses in Theory and 11 courses in Practical

Program Code

B.Sc(N) (Post Basic)


i) 10+2 with Diploma in general Nursing & midwifery (RNRM) with a minimum of two years experience in the profession. Male nurses and nurses who have not done Midwifery in the GNM programme must submit a Certificate of completion of a course of 6 to 9 months duration approved by INC in lieu of midwifery.
ii) 10th Class Matriculation or its equivalent with Dip. in General Nursing & Midwifery (RNRM) with a min. of five years experience in the profession. Male nurses and nurses who have not done Midwifery in the GNM Programme must submit a Certificate of completion of a course of 6 to 9 months duration approved by INC in lieu of midwifery.

Min age as on 1st Jan. of the Academic Year

No bar

Duration (Min)

3 years

Duration (Max)

5 years

Program Fee

Rs. 11,000/- per annum

Fee details presented here are indicative and are subject to change. Students are advised to check with the admission notification or with the authorities concerned for the latest information.

Medium of Instruction


Selection Criteria :

Selection for B.Sc. Nursing programme is by merit. The merit is worked out on the basis of giving 80% weightage to the total marks obtained in General Nursing and Midwifery (RNRM) and one mark for each year of experience in nursing over and above the years of experience required for eligibility for admission subject to a maximum of 20 marks.

For example

(Based on this example you may calculate your merit)

An applicant scoring 700 out of 1200 marks in General Nursing and Midwifery Marks Sheet and having seven years of experience, the merit will be calculated as follows:

a) Calculation for Marks

Percentage of marks=700/1200 × 80=46.66

b) 80% weightage=46.66

c) Calculation for Experience

i) An applicant with 10+2+GNM with 7 years of experience will get a credit of 5 years. Hence 5 marks will be added in the marks.

So; the Total marks of this candidate will be a+b (i) 46.66 (80% weightage) + 5 (Years of experience)=51.66 Marks.

ii) An applicant with 10+GNM with 7 years of experience will get a credit of 2 years. Hence 2 marks.

So; the total marks of this candidate will be a+b (ii)=46.66 (80% weightage) + 2 (Years of experience)=48.66 Marks.

You may calculate your own marks as per the example given under c) i).


Eligible candidates for B.Sc. Nursing must fill up Form ‘A’ also and submit it along with Application Form for Admission, Experience Certificate and Category Certificate.

Admission details

Admission notification is generally released in May/June and the last date for submission of filled-in application forms will be September 30 for January session and March 31 for July session. However students are requested to check with the official admission notification for the exact dates related to admissions.

Other Information

The candidates of B.Sc. (N), PGDMCH, PGDHHM & PGDGM should deposit only the Registration Fee of Rs. 100/- with the application form. Their selection will be determined by way of a merit list and they will be duly informed. Only selected candidates will be required to pay the Programme Fee within a stipulated date. Applicants of B.Sc (N) should also fill in the Form-A attached to the Application Form. PGDMCH & PGDGM students also to fill the Form-B, PGDHHM students to fill the Form-C.

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