M.Sc. Nursing

Course Curriculum

The 2-year M.Sc. Nursing programme provides students a stream that leads them to become a Nurse specialist or instructor, with better psychomotor competencies.


Specialities offered in M.Sc. Nursing

  • Child Health (Peadiatric) Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing
  • Obstetric & Gynaecological Nursing


Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife or equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.
  • The minimum education requirements shall be B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. Hons. Nursing/Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing pass with minimum of 55% aggregate marks.
  • The candidate should have undergone B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. Hons. Nursing/Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing in an institution recognized by Indian Nursing Council
  • Minimum 1 year work experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing.
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing
  • Candidate must be medically fit
  • 5% relaxation of marks for SC/ST candidates

Eligibility for appearing for the examination:

A student must have a minimum of 80% of the attendance for theory and practical. However 100% of attendance for practical is required before the award of degree.


Classification of Results:

  • 50% pass in each of the theory and practical separately.
  • 50-59% Second division
  • 60-74% first division
  • 75% and above is distinction
  • For declaring the rank aggregate of 2 years marks will be considered.

If the candidate fails in either practicals or theory paper he/she has to reappear for both the papers (theory and practical). Maximum no. of attempts per subject is three (3) inclusive of first attempt. The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed 4 years.

Candidate, who fails in any two subjects, shall be permitted to continue the studies into the second year. However the candidate shall not be allowed to appear for the Second year examination till such time that he/she passes all subjects of the first year M.Sc nursing examination.


Scheme of Examination

  • Minimum pass marks shall be 50% in each of the Theory and Practical papers separately.
  • A candidate must have a minimum of 80% attendance (irrespective of the kind of absence) in theory and practical in each subject for appearing for examination.
  • A candidate must be have 100% attendance in each of the practical areas before award of degree
  • A candidate has to pass in theory and practical exam separately in each of the paper.
  • Maximum no. of attempts permitted for each paper is 3 including first attempt.