M.Sc. Nursing is one postgraduate program that focuses on enhancing the competencies of nursing students on many counts, like educational, clinical and managerial. Nursing as a profession is a noble one, but is also very much in demand all across the world. Quite a good number of nursing professionals from the country are working in different countries, especially in West Asia. Indian nursing staff are famed for their professionalism and care. With more and more hospitals and medical care facilities coming up in the country, the demand for nursing professionals is on an upward trend.
Eligibility and course duration
Pass in B.Sc or Post Basic B.Sc Nursing with minimum 55% marks. The degree should be recognized by the Indian Nursing Council (INC). After B.Sc Nursing, the applicants should have a one year work experience. The applicants will have to appear for an entrance test, before being selected.
Duration of this postgraduate course is 2 years.
More about the course
Among other things, the program furthers your understanding of spread of diseases, treating illnesses, ethical conduct, clinical procedures and timely decision taking, on matters of life and death for patients. Since they are the epitomes of care giving and are mainly responsible for taking care of the patients most of the time, the course material gives due importance to the values of good care giving. Communication skills are too stressed upon, as nursing staff need to do the most of the conversing between doctors, patients, relatives and others. As a nursing professional, one can specialize in surgical, paediatric, obstetrics, gynaecology, psychiatric or community nursing.
For a nursing student after passing this course a plethora of opportunities are available. One can very well get employment in a number of hospitals, nursing homes, health care facilities, health clinics, welfare homes, etc. Opportunities exist in private as well as government health care facilities. Attractive career options are there for those willing to travel abroad. One can also get into nursing schools and colleges as lecturers and professors. The armed forces too provide attractive career opportunities in all the three arms of the services; namely Army, Navy and Airforce. Nursing students are recruited in the officer cadre in the armed forces. Then there are opportunities for pursuing higher education in the field by undergoing M.Phil or P.hD in nursing. With experience and by working hard nursing professionals can reach higher managerial positions including Assistant Director and Director of nurses.
M.Sc Nursing Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
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